Three losses—including two in the previous two weeks by less than a touchdown—had left the Washington University football team with a 0-3 start, its worst since the 1989 season. Senior quarterback Dan Burkett had been taken out of the starting quarterback position. But on Saturday, Burkett got a chance to redeem himself.
With the game on the line and only 56 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Washington University sophomore wide receiver Tim Bartholomew caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Eric Daginella, narrowing Coe College’s lead to just six points.
With less than three minutes left in the third quarter, senior running back Chris Castelluccio barged his way into the end zone on a 75-yard drive, giving the Washington University football team a 17-10 lead.
Kicking off the season with high hopes to win the University Athletic Association title and make it to the playoffs, the Washington University football team prepares for the season opener against No. 1 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The team will make its first appearance on Friday at 8:30 p.m.
How did the Giants get here? Well, it has been a long season for Giants’ fans. After starting the season 6-2, the Giants went on to lose four straight games, including an embarrassing 49-24 Monday Night Football loss to the New Orleans Saints.
This will undoubtedly be a memorable Super Bowl to watch as the Patriots and Giants face off in a rematch from Super Bowl XLII.
The Washington University football team found a new home on Tuesday morning, as it was announced that beginning in the fall of 2015, the Bears would play in the newly formed Southern Athletic Association.
Junior quarterback Dan Burkett passed for a career-high 316 yards and four touchdowns against the University of Chicago on Saturday as the Washington University football team blew out the Maroons 38-20 to regain possession of the Founder’s Cup. “This [win] feels amazing,” senior wide receiver Easton Knott said.
After establishing a three-game winning streak, the Washington University football team knew that playing Case Western Reserve University, who had a record of 7-1, would be a challenge and test of their abilities to play at a high level. The last time these two teams met, the Bears came out sharp, beating the Spartans 14-13.