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Washington University Routs Westminster, 36-6, to Snap Two-Game Losing Streak

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The Washington University in St. Louis football team snapped a two-game losing streak with a 36-6 victory over Westminster College on Saturday night at Francis Field in St. Louis, Mo. The Bears led 10-0 at halftime, but erupted for 26 second-half points.  

Senior quarterback Stephen Sherman threw for a career-high 229 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Sophomore kicker Eric Chalifour tied a school record with three made field goals, connecting on kicks from 27, 33 and 26 yards out.

After a scoreless first quarter, Chalifour booted a 27-yard field goal to give the Bears a 3-0 lead with 4:49 left before halftime. The big play of the drive was a 43-yard completion from Sherman to freshman Drew Sexton. The Bears pushed the halftime advantage to 10-0 after a three-yard touchdown run by sophomore Chris Castelluccio with 46.2 seconds left in the half.

Washington U. totaled 179 yards of total offense in the first half, with 130 yard through the air. Sherman completed just 7-of-17 in the opening half, but connected on three completions over 20 yards.

Chalifour's 33-yard field goal with 10:45 left in the third quarter pushed Washington University's lead to 13-0. After the Bears' defense forced a punt, Sherman found Sexton for an 18-yard touchdown to make it 19-0. The Bears put the game out of reach on their next possession, as Sherman found junior Easton Knott in the end zone for a 24-yard TD to extend the lead to 26-0. Junior Daniel Grimm added a 42-yard touchdown run to round out the scoring for the Bears.

Senior Tom Gulyas had six catches for 88 yards, increasing his career reception total to 100. Grimm led the rushing attack with 59 yards on three carries. Senior defensive lineman Greg Larson led the defensive unit with seven tackles, three for a loss, 1.5 sacks and a pass break-up. Washington U. recorded a season-high three interceptions in the victory: senior defensive back Brandon Brown, junior linebacker Kyle Larkin and freshman defensive back Andrew Skalman.

Following a bye week, Washington University (2-2) will host No. 20 ranked Wabash College on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m. Wabash improved to 3-0 with a 31-14 victory over the University of Chicago on Saturday.

Bear Notebook: Washington University leads the overall series with Westminster, 16-2-1, and the Bears have won nine-straight meetings … Brown notched his 11th career interception in the first quarter, 11th most in school history … The third quarter took 46 minutes … Washington University has outrushed all three of its opponents this year … The victory for head coach Larry Kindbom was the 160th of his career ... Washington U. has won its three-straight home games dating back to last season.

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