October 8, 2011

#12 Wabash Defeats Washington U., 24-3, to Remain Undefeated

More news about: Washington U.

BOX SCORE

Crawfordsville, Ind., October 8, 2011 – No. 12 ranked Wabash College remained undefeated with a 24-3 win over the Washington University in St. Louis football team on Saturday afternoon at the Byron P. Hollett Little Giant Stadium in Crawfordsville, Ind.

Wabash improves to 5-0 with the victory, while Washington University suffered its third-straight defeat and falls to 2-3 overall. The Bears will look to snap their three-game losing skid at home on Saturday, Oct. 15, against the College of Wooster. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Francis Field.

Wabash took an early 3-0 following a 41-yard field goal by Ian MacDougall with 1:40 remaining in the first quarter. The Little Giants forced a three-and-out on the ensuing Washington U. offensive possession, and then senior Wes Chamblee returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the quarter to make it 10-0. The punt return for a touchdown was Chamblee's second of the year. Wabash outgained Washington University 100-28 in the opening quarter of play.

The Bears' defense continued to keep the high-scoring Wabash offense in check, and a late drive by Washington U. got the Bears' on the scoreboard just before half. Junior quarterback Dan Burkett got the Bears across midfield for the first time in the contest following a 33-yard scramble.

Burkett found senior tight end Phill Stoecker for a seven-yard reception on a key 3rd-and-6 to push the ball inside the Wabash 20, and then junior kicker Eric Chalifour booted a 33-yard field goal with 3.3 seconds left to make it 10-3 at half. The Bears were 0-for-6 on third down before Stoecker's reception.

Wabash had a 139-124 advantage in total offense in the first half, and the two teams combined for 11 first downs and 11 punts. Senior punterAustin Morman had six punts for a 46.2 average with a long of 56.

Special teams mistakes continued to haunt the Bears in the third quarter. Washington U.'s defense stopped Wabash on the WU 46-yard line early in the third, but sophomore Tate Byers was called for running into the punter on fourth down allowing the Wabash offense to stay on the field. Seven plays later, quarterback Chase Belton connected with John Horn for an 18-yard fade route to make it 17-3 with 8:05 remaining.

Belton scored from one-yard out to push the lead to 24-3 on a 4th-and-1 midway through the fourth quarter to round out the scoring. He finished the contest 18-of-30 for 199 yards and a TD.

Burkett was 18-of-39 for 190 yards through the air and was sacked three times. He also rushed for a team-high 49 yards on eight carries. Morman hauled in three catches for 51 yards, while Stoecker added three catches for 40 yards. The Bears were limited to 249 yards of total offense, and were 4-of-15 on third down and 1-of-4 on fourth down.

Washington U.'s defense allowed 300 yards of total offense (199-passing; 101-rushing), and limited the Little Giants to 3-of-12 on third down. Senior Nick Hillard led the defensive unit with 10 tackles, while senior Marcus Shelby added a career-best nine stops. 

Bear Notebook: The two teams met for the 44th time in school history, with Wabash leading the all-time series, 26-16-2 … Senior Joe Rhein made his 35th-consecutive start at center on Saturday … Byers recorded the second interception of his career late in the third quarter … The Bears are 0-2 against ranked teams this season … Wabash entered the contest ranked No. 2 in NCAA Division III allowing 5.2 points per game … Wabash honored the late James E. McLeod, Washington University Vice Chancellor for Students and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, with a moment of silence prior to kickoff.

comments powered by Disqus
Sep. 4: All times Eastern
8:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Tex. A&M-Commerce
Audio
Sep. 5: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Anna Maria at Worcester State
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Albright at Kean
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Widener at Rowan
Live Stats Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
WPI at Curry
Live Stats Live Stats
7:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Bridgewater State
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
William Paterson at SUNY-Maritime
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Ursinus at TCNJ
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Becker
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
Video
7:30 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
Live Stats
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
8:00 PM
Waldorf at UW-Whitewater
Live Stats
Sep. 6: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Endicott at Framingham State
Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Dickinson at Hobart
Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Holland College (PEI, Canada) at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Otterbein at St. John Fisher
Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
Union at Ithaca
12:00 PM
Pomona-Pitzer at MIT
Preview Video
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
12:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Johns Hopkins
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Cortland State at Buffalo State
Live Stats
1:00 PM
St. Lawrence at Coast Guard
Video
1:00 PM
Thomas More at Wesley
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton State
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
Audio
1:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Averett
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Wabash
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Rose-Hulman at Kalamazoo
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Wilmington at Olivet
Live Stats
1:00 PM
King's at Moravian
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Alfred State at Morrisville State
Audio
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Lycoming
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Brockport State
1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Montclair State
1:00 PM
Southern Virginia at Methodist
1:00 PM
Marietta at Kenyon
1:00 PM
Merchant Marine at Apprentice
1:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Sewanee at DePauw
Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Bluffton
Live Stats
1:30 PM
Adrian at Defiance
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
RPI at Norwich
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Alma at Heidelberg
1:30 PM
Berry at Maryville (Tenn.)
Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
Bridgewater (Va.) at Gettysburg
Video Audio
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
Audio
1:30 PM
St. Vincent at John Carroll
1:30 PM
Mount Union at Bethany
1:30 PM
Juniata at Grove City
Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Franklin at Illinois Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Rhodes at Austin
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
2:00 PM
UW-Platteville at Buena Vista
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Ohio Northern at Washington U.
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at St. John's
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Crown at Gustavus Adolphus
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Jamestown
2:00 PM
Simpson at Iowa Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Hope at Monmouth
Preview Audio
2:00 PM
Lawrence at Rockford
2:00 PM
Aurora at Illinois College
2:00 PM
Carroll at Lakeland
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Loras
2:00 PM
Millikin at Greenville
2:00 PM
Coe at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
Presentation at Luther
2:00 PM
Martin Luther at Maranatha Baptist
Video
2:00 PM
MacMurray at Culver-Stockton
2:00 PM
Eureka at Knox
2:00 PM
UW-Stout at Dakota Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
Video
2:00 PM
Ripon at St. Scholastica
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Hendrix at Westminster (Mo.)
Video
2:10 PM
UW-Eau Claire at St. Thomas
Audio
3:00 PM
St. Norbert at Carthage
4:00 PM
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Puget Sound
4:00 PM
Lewis and Clark at Whitworth
Live Stats Video
4:00 PM
College of Idaho at Pacific
4:30 PM
Arizona Christian at George Fox
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
6:00 PM
Salisbury at Christopher Newport
6:00 PM
Augustana at Mount St. Joseph
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Case Western Reserve
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Stevenson at N.C. Wesleyan
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Butler at Wittenberg
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Gallaudet
Audio
7:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Geneva at Frostburg State
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Taylor (Ind.) at Anderson
Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Denison at Earlham
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Albion at UW-Stevens Point
7:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at North Park
7:00 PM
Beloit at Chicago
Live Stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Howard Payne at Trinity (Texas)
Audio
7:00 PM
Mary Hardin-Baylor at Millsaps
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Texas Lutheran
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Robert Morris-Chicago at UW-Oshkosh
7:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at Dubuque
Live Stats Video
7:30 PM
Hanover at Centre
7:30 PM
Central at Benedictine
Live Stats Video Audio
8:00 PM
St. Olaf at Northwestern (Minn.)
8:00 PM
Hamline at Minnesota-Morris
8:00 PM
Lake Forest at Wisconsin Lutheran
Live Stats Audio
8:00 PM
Wartburg at Augsburg
Audio
8:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
Live Stats Audio
Dec. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at UW-Whitewater 52, Mount Union 14
@ Salem Stadium; Salem, Va.
Recap Photos Photos
Dec. 14: All times Eastern
Final
UW-Whitewater 16, at Mary Hardin-Baylor 15
Recap Recap Photos
Final
at Mount Union 41, North Central (Ill.) 40
Box Score Recap Recap Photos

What We're Reading