Football Hosts Chicago in Founders Cup Game

Football Hosts Chicago in Founders Cup Game

St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 5, 2017 – Following a season-opener loss to Carnegie Mellon University, the Washington University in St. Louis football team hosts the University of Chicago on Saturday, Sept, 9, in the annual Founders Cup Game. Kickoff is set for Noon at Francis Field.

Chicago (0-1, 0-0 MWC) at WashU (0-1, 0-0 UAA)
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 • Noon (CT)
Francis Field (3,300) • St. Louis, Mo.

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

THE SERIES – WashU and Chicago are meeting for the 36th time in school history, with the Bears holding a 23-12 edge. WashU also leads the all-time series in the Founders Cup, 22-8. 

THE COACHES - WashU head coach Larry Kindbom (Kalamazoo, 1974) is in his 29th season at WashU, with a record of 174-108 (.617). His 166 wins rank him as the all-time winningest coach at WashU. Overall, in 33 seasons, Kindbom is 202-138-1 (.594).

Chicago head coach Chris Wilkerson (Eastern Illinois, 1995) is 24-16 (.600) in five seasons at Chicago. Wilkerson was named the head coach in July 2013 after serving as the associate head coach at Dartmouth College.

HOME SWEET HOME – WashU has posted a 17-4 (.810) record at Francis Field in the past five seasons. The Bears had their school-record nine-game win streak snapped in a 39-28 loss to Centre College on Sept. 17, 2016.

JOHNNY FOOTBALL – In just 12 games with the Red and Green, sophomore punter/quarterback Johnny Davidson has already proven he is one of the top punters in school history. Davidson has a 41.2 per punt average for his career, which currently ranks No. 1 in school history. WashU was second in NCAA Division III in 2016 in net punting with a 39.80 average.

TEAM CAPTAINS – Four seniors have been elected by the team as captains for the 2017 campaign: Garris Goe, Nate Lowis, David Nees and Andrew Ralph.

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 - washubears.com. The game will also be broadcast live on KWUR 90.3 FM.