Carnegie Mellon Opens UAA Play at Washington U.

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Carnegie Mellon University football team will open its University Athletic Association schedule Saturday, October 30, as they travel to St. Louis to face the Bears of Washington University.  Kick is slated for 12:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on the turf of Francis Field.  The Tartans enter the contest with a 4-3 record while the Bears have won four straight and have not lost at home.  

This will mark the 28th meeting between Carnegie Mellon and Washington with the Tartans leading the series 15-12. From 1987 to 1998 the Tartans won 11 of 12 against the Bears, with the only loss coming in 1994 (36-25). Washington won seven straight from 1999-2005, but the Tartans have won three of the last four meetings.

When the two teams meet on Saturday there will be two of the top-10 active winningest coaches in Division III taking the field.  Tartans head coach Rich Lackner ranks seventh with 170 wins while Bears leader Larry Kindbom has 163 career wins, tied for ninth best.

Last week, the Cardinal and Gray dropped a 27-21 overtime heartbreaker to #7 Wittenberg University.  The Bears last loss this season came at the hands of Wittenberg in September, 37-7.  This past Saturday the Bears defeated Oberlin 21-7 to improve to 5-2 on the season. 

Listen to the full interview with Coach Lackner about the game Saturday and last week's loss.

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