Football Hosts Berry Saturday Under the Lights at Francis Field

Football Hosts Berry Saturday Under the Lights at Francis Field

St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 27, 2016 – Washington University in St. Louis returns home to host Berry College on Saturday, Oct. 1. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Francis Field. The Bears  scored 29-unaswered points in the second half as the Bears posted a 36-21 road win at Birmingham Southern College Sept. 24.

Berry (4-0, 2-0 SAA) at WashU (2-1, 1-1 SAA)
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 • 6 p.m. (CT)
Francis Field (3,300) • St. Louis, Mo.

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

THE SERIES – Berry has won the last two meetings between the two teams and leads the all-time series 2-1. The last two meetings (2014: 29-23, OT; 2015: 20-13) have been decided by seven points or less.

THE COACHES –  Head coach Larry Kindbom (Kalamazoo, 1974) is in his 28th season at WashU, compiling a record of 168-106 (.613). His 168 wins rank him as the all-time winningest coach at WashU. Overall, in 34 seasons, Kindbom is 196-136-1 (.590), and is the fifth-winningest active NCAA Division III head coach.

Berry College head coach Tony Kunczewski (Grove City, 2000) is 13-20 (.394) in four seasons at Berry. Kunczewski was the defensive coordinator and head strength and conditioning coach at LaGrange for seven seasons prior to taking the job at Berry.

CHASING 200 - Head coach Larry Kindbom is four wins shy of 200 victories for his career. There are currently nine active NCAA head coaches with 200 wins among all divisions. All-time, there have been 74 collegiate football coaches to reach the 200-win plateau.

HOME SWEET HOME – WashU has posted a 14-2 (.875) record at Francis Field in the past three seasons, including winning its last nine of its last 10 contests. The Bears had their school-record nine-game win streak snapped in a 39-28 loss to Centre College Sept. 17.

MEDIA COVERAGE – Saturday's contest vs. Berry 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 - washubears.com. The game will also be broadcast live on KWUR 90.3 FM.