Football Preview - Game #1 at Chicago

Football Preview - Game #1 at Chicago

St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 2, 2019 – Washington University in St. Louis opens its 123rd season of college football Saturday, Sept. 7, in the annual Founders Cup Game at the University of Chicago. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. in the Windy City. The Bears have compiled an all-time record of 531-486-28 (.522) in 122 seasons of football on the Danforth Campus.

WashU (0-0, 0-0 CCIW) at Chicago (0-0, 0-0 MWC) 
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019  •  6 p.m. (CT)
Chicago, Ill.  •  Stagg Field (1,650)

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

THE SERIES – WashU and Chicago are meeting for the 38th time in school history, with the Bears holding a 25-12 edge. WashU also leads the all-time series in the Founders Cup, 24-8. 

THE COACHES – WashU head coach Larry Kindbom (Kalamazoo, 1974) is in his 31st season leading the Bears, with a record of 185-116 (.615). His 185 wins rank him as the all-time winningest coach at WashU. Overall, in 36 seasons, Kindbom has a 213-146-1 (.593) overall record and led the Bears to three NCAA Division III playoff appearances.

Chicago head coach Chris Wilkerson (Eastern Illinois, 1995) is 37-22 (.627) in six seasons at Chicago. Wilkerson was named the head coach in July 2013 after serving as the associate head coach at Dartmouth College.

WASHU PICKED FOURTH IN CCIW POLL – The Bears were picked fourth in the 2019 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Annual Preseason Coaches' Poll. WashU was selected fourth out of 10 teams with 57 points. No. 5 ranked North Central (Ill.) received seven first-place votes and were picked to defend its 2018 conference title

1. North Central - 79 (7) 
2. Wheaton - 72 (2) 
3. Illinois Wesleyan - 68 (1)
4. WashU - 57 
5. Carthage - 44 
6. Millikin - 39
7. Augustana - 38
8. Elmhurst - 23
9. Carroll - 16
10. North Park - 14

MEDIA COVERAGE – Saturday's contest at Chicago will be broadcast live at no cost on Maroon TV. Live stats will also be available on the Chicago Athletics website. The game will also be broadcast live on KWUR 90.3 FM.