St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 6, 2017 – The Washington University in St. Louis football team (2-6, 0-2 UAA) plays its final game of the 2017 season on Saturday, Nov. 11, against Bridgewater College (Va.). Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Francis Field.
Bridgewater (4-5, 1-5 ODAC) at WashU (2-6, 0-2 UAA)
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 • 1 p.m. (CT)
St. Louis, Mo. • Francis Field (3,300)
Download the complete WashU game notes by clicking HERE (PDF).
THE SERIES – The teams are meeting for the first time in school history.
THE COACHES – Head coach Larry Kindbom (Kalamazoo, 1974) is in his 29th season at WashU, with an overall record of 176-114 (.607). His 176 wins rank him as the all-time winningest coach at WashU. Overall, Kindbom ranks seventh in active NCAA Division III coaches with a 204-144-1 (.586) record in 35 seasons as a college football coach.
Bridgewater head coach Michael Clark (Cincinnati, 1980) is 147-94-1 (.607) enters his 23rd season as head coach at Bridgewater and his 38th year as a collegiate coach. Clark has guided the Eagles to five Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) titles and a 2001 NCAA Runner-Up finish. Clark was named the Don Hansen's Football Gazette 2001 National Coach of the Year.
CLASS OF 2018 – WashU will honor its 18 senior football players and three senior cheerleaders during a pre-game ceremony Saturday at Francis Field. This year's senior class holds an overall record of 20-19 (.513), captured the 2015 and 2016 University Athletic Association (UAA) championships, and made an appearance in the 2016 NCAA Playoffs.
SU HOSTING TAILGATE – Student Union is hosting a tailgate in the Simon Parking Lot starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Catering will be provided by Cane's Chicken. There will also be halftime performances by the WashU Dance Team and CRASH. In addition, there will be a formal dance in the Knight Center Anheuser-Busch Dining Hall at 8:30 p.m.
BYE WEEK – WashU is 5-9 in games played after a bye week since 2004, and have dropped its last three games. The Bears dropped their first game after a bye in 2017, a 45-28 defeat at No. 17 Case Western Reserve.
MEDIA COVERAGE – Saturday's contest vs. Bridgewater will be broadcast live at no cost on the WashU 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.