Football Celebrates Senior Day Saturday Against Chicago

Football Celebrates Senior Day Saturday Against Chicago

St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 10, 2015 – The Washington University in St. Louis football team (5-4, 4-3 SAA) closes out the 2015 season with a home game against the University of Chicago (6-3, 5-2 SAA) Saturday, Nov. 14, in St. Louis. WashU is pursuing its 21st winning season under head coach Larry Kindbom.

Chicago (6-3, 5-2 SAA) WashU (5-4, 4-3 SAA)
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 • Noon (CT)
Francis Field (3,300) • St. Louis, Mo.

Download the complete WashU game notes by clicking HERE (PDF).

Interview with WashU head coach Larry Kindbom – WATCH

THE SERIES – WashU and the University of Chicago are meeting for the 34th time in school history, with the Bears holding a 21-12 edge. WashU also leads the all-time series in the Founders Cup 20-8. Chicago rolled past WashU 44-23 on Oct, 25, 2014, in the last meeting in the Windy City.

THE COACHES –  Head coach Larry Kindbom (Kalamazoo, 1974) is in his 27th season at WashU, compiling a record of 165-105 (.611). His 165 wins rank him as the all-time winningest coach at WashU. Overall, in 33 seasons, Kindbom is 193-135-1 (.588), and is the sixth-winningest active NCAA Division III head coach.

University of Chicago head coach Chris Wilkerson (Eastern Illinois, 1995) is 20-8 (.714) in three seasons at Chicago. Wilkerson was named the head coach in July 2013 after serving as the associate head coach at Dartmouth College.

CLASS OF 2016 – WashU will honor its 20 seniors during a pre-game ceremony Saturday at Francis Field. This year's senior class holds an overall record of 22-18 (.550), captured the 2012 and 2013 University Athletic Association (UAA) championships, and made an appearance in the 2013 NCAA Playoffs.

A WIN OVER CHICAGO WOULD...
• Be the Bears' ninth-straight win at home.
• Improve the Bears' record to 6-4, securing a winning season for the 21st time under Kindbom.

MEDIA COVERAGE – Saturday's contest vs. Chicago will be broadcast live at no cost on the Bear Sports Network. Jay Murry will provide play-by-play. Live stats will also be available on the WashU Athletics website - bearsports.wustl.edu.