WashU Renews Rivalry with Washington & Lee

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Photo by Michael Melinger/michaelmelinger.com

St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 3, 2017 – Washington University in St. Louis plays its second road game of the season on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Washington and Lee University (2-2). Kickoff is set for Noon (ET) in Lexington, Va. The Bears have lost three-straight games, and are coming off a 43-24 defeat to No. 4 North Central (Ill.) Sept. 30 at home.

WashU (1-4, 0-1 UAA) at Washington & Lee (2-2, 0-1 ODAC)
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017  •  Noon (ET)

Lexington, Va.  • Wilson Field (4,000)

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

THE SERIES – WashU leads the all-time series with Washington & Lee, 14-7, in a series that dates back to 1939. The Bears won the first five meetings between the two teams from 1939-1958. W&L has won the last two meetings in 1985 and 1988. The Bears own a 2-6 all-time record in Lexington.

THE COACHES – Head coach Larry Kindbom (Kalamazoo, 1974) is in his 29th season at WashU, with an overall record of 175-111 (.612). His 175 wins rank him as the all-time winningest coach at WashU. Overall, Kindbom ranks 13th in active NCAA coaches with a 203-141-1 (.590) record in 35 seasons as a college football coach.

Washington & Lee head coach Scott Abell (Longwood, 1992) is 33-23 (.589) in his six seasons as a collegiate head coach, all of which have come at Washington & Lee. Abell has guided the Generals to a pair of Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Titles and two NCAA Bids. He came to W&L following six seasons as the head coach at Amherst County High School.

ROAD WARRIORS – WashU is 5-1 in its last six regular-season road games dating back to the 2016 season. The Bears had their five-game win streak snapped with a 30-20 loss at Wartburg College on Sept. 23, 2017, in Waverly, Iowa.

RAMSPOTT CLOSING IN ON TOP-10 – Senior wide receiver Marcus Ramspott is four catches shy of entering the WashU all-time top-10. Ramspott has 108 career receptions for 1,162 yards, and is four shy of tying Steve McRae (112) for 10th all-time.

MEDIA COVERAGE – Saturday's contest at Washington & Lee will be broadcast live at no cost on the W&L website. A radio broadcast will also be available on WLUR 91.5 FM. Live stats will be available on the W&L Athletics website - generalssports.com.