Football Preview – vs. Elmhurst

Football Preview – vs. Elmhurst

St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2019 – Washington University in St. Louis hosts Elmhurst College (1-3, 1-2 CCIW) on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m., as the Bears celebrate Youth Day. WashU is coming off a 35-10 win over North Park University, extending their win streak to two games.

Elmhurst (1-3, 1-2 CCIW) at WashU (3-1, 2-1 CCIW)
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019  •  1 p.m. (CT)
St. Louis, Mo.  •  Francis Olympic Field (3,300)

Download the complete WashU game notes by clicking HERE (PDF).

THE SERIES – WashU and Elmhurst met for the first time in school history a year ago. WashU defeated Elmhurst 23-10 on Oct. 6, 2018 in Elmhurst, Ill.

THE COACHES – WashU head coach Larry Kindbom (Kalamazoo, 1974) is in his 31st season leading the Bears, with a record of 188-117 (.616). His 188 wins rank him as the all-time winningest coach at WashU. Overall, in 37 seasons, Kindbom has a 216-147-1 (.595) overall record and has led the Bears to 13 conference titles and three NCAA Division III playoff appearances. He announced on Sept. 11 that he will be retiring at the end of the 2019 season.

Elmhurst College head coach Jeff McDonald (South Florida, 1995) is in his first season as the head coach of the Bluejays. McDonald, who spent the past two seasons as the defensive coordinator at Illinois Wesleyan University, is the 20th head coach in Elmhurst history.

DEFENSE STANDS TALL – WashU limited North Park University to 152 yards of total offense in a 35-10 victory Oct. 5 at Francis Olympic Field. The defense recorded four sacks and 13 tackles for loss, and forced nine punts in the victory.

STAT STUFFERS – Sophomore linebacker Alex Harvey made a career-high 10 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss and sack, in the win over North Park, while senior defensive lineman Clayton Farris tied a career-best with six tackles, three tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

HOME COOKING – WashU has a 5-2 record at home the past two seasons, with both of its losses coming to ranked teams. The Bears have won six-straight home contests against non-ranked teams dating back to 2017.

MEDIA COVERAGE – Saturday's contest vs. Elmhurst 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.