Miscues and a lack of focus plagued the Washington University football team on Saturday as the Red and Green struggled in all phases of the game in a 46-22 loss against Rhodes College.
Despite bolting out of the gate to a 17-0 lead, the Washington University football team fell short in their season opener at home after suffering a 31-24 defeat at the hands of Ohio Northern University.
Ssophomore quarterback J.J. Tomlin made his first career start for the Washington University football team in its season opener. Conversely to the Rams, Tomlin and the offense jumped out to an early 17-0 lead, but the team’s offense scored just seven points in the second half in a 31-24 defeat to Ohio Northern University.
Coming off a season that featured their first playoff appearance in 14 years, the Washington University football team isn’t resting on their laurels and is hungrier than ever to build on last year’s success.
Five of the last six Super Bowls have been one-score games in which the winner wasn’t assured of victory until the final minute. And this year should be no different—the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks were the two best teams in the regular season, making this Super Bowl only the second in the last 20 years to feature the league’s top squads.
Envision a picturesque winter football game. Snow flurries dust the lightly blanketed turf. Players huddle together on the sidelines, trying to stay warm. The fans, bundled in an assortment of jackets, hats, gloves and scarves, brave the cold to will their favorite team to victory. It all seems so romantic, doesn’t it?
For the 30th year in a row, football is America’s most popular sport, and it’s not even close. In fact, it has been America’s most popular sport ever since the Harris Poll started asking people in 1985, with more than twice as many survey respondents saying they preferred the NFL to baseball, our supposed national pastime.
Fulfilled dreams of playing in the NCAA Division III playoffs again came combined with bitter cold and wind for the Washington University football team on Saturday afternoon in Franklin, Ind. Tied 10-10 late in the fourth quarter, the Bears looked to pull off another close win in a season full of them, this time against No. 20 Franklin College.
With temperatures below freezing level on windy Saturday afternoon, the Washington University football fell short to Franklin College 17-7 after Grizzlies’ quarterback Jonny West threw a 35-yard, game-winning touchdown with less than a minute left in the game.
Off the field, he is known for his brilliance in the sciences, his atrociousness in video games, and his fondness for beach volleyball, paintballing and four-wheeling. But there’s nothing that sophomore running back Cody Ratermann loves more than knocking defenders to the ground on Saturdays for the Washington University football team.