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.
The Washington University football team will make its second appearance in the NCAA Division III playoffs in its 117 years of existence. As the Bears prepare to play No. 20 Franklin College in Franklin, Ind., here’s a breakdown of what you should expect on Saturday. Scoring 19.
With an opportunity to end a 13-season playoff drought, the Washington University football team had its season on the line against the University of Chicago on a windy Saturday afternoon at Francis Field.
A strong sense of confidence and pride could be felt at Francis Field Saturday as the Washington University football team put on a performance that head coach Larry Kindbom described as “impressive and thrilling.” Behind a resurgent offense and another solid defensive effort, the Bears roared past Case Western Reserve University, 29-0.
With 15 seconds left in the fourth quarter against Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh Saturday, the Washington University football team’s playoff hopes lay on the right foot of kicker Alex Hallwachs.
With less than three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the Washington University football team made a Steel Curtain-style stand against Macalester College on Saturday in St. Paul, Minn. On first down with the ball inches away from the Bears’ end zone, it seemed inevitable that Macalester College would send the game into overtime.
In a nail-biter in Conway, Ark., on Saturday, the Washington University football team survived a last-second Hail Mary attempt by Hendrix College for a 45-41 victory. With three seconds left, Hendrix completed a pass to the Bears’ one-yard line, but the Red and Green stopped the Warriors short of the end zone. With a three-game win streak and a record of 4-2, Wash.
After playing undefeated teams in all of their previous games, the Washington University football team welcomed a winless opponent to Francis Field Saturday. The Bears capitalized on the change with a 44-7 victory over the Berry College football team, which is in its first year of existence. The Bears climbed to 3-2 and hold their [...]