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.
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.