October 30, 2010

Late Rally Leads Washington University Past Carnegie Mellon, 20-13, in Overtime

More news about: Washington U.

St. Louis, Mo., October 30, 2010 – The Washington University in St. Louis football team overcame three first-half turnovers to rally for a 20-13 overtime victory over Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday afternoon at Francis Field in the University Athletic Association (UAA) opener for both teams.

Trailing 13-6 late in the fourth quarter, senior quarterback Stephen Sherman orchestrated a seven-play, 63-yard drive to tie the game with 1:10 remaining. Freshman Drew Sexton caught an eight-yard touchdown pass from Sherman to send the game to overtime. The key play of the drive was a 21-yard crossing route from Sherman to junior Austin Morman on 3rd-and-8 on the Bears' 39-yard line.

Carnegie Mellon, which dropped its second-consecutive overtime game, won the toss in overtime and elected to defer. It took Washington U. just three plays to score, as senior running back Jim O'Brien marched in from 15 yards out to make it 20-13. O'Brien ran the ball two times for 25 yards in the extra period, and finished the contest with 113 yards on 17 carries. He also moved past Don Polkinghorne (1954-57) into third on the Washington University all-time rushing list with 2,304 yards.

The Tartans picked up four yards on their first play in overtime, but quarterback Rob Kalkstein was intercepted by freshman Scott O'Brien to secure the victory by the Bears. The interception for O'Brien was the second of his career.

Washington University's defense limited Carnegie Mellon to 259 yards of total offense, and forced three punts, a missed field goal and an interception in five second-half possessions. Senior Kyle Huber made a career-high 12 tackles and had 1.5 sacks and 1.5 tackles for loss in the victory. Senior Greg Larson also had a career-high on the defensive side of the ball, registering a career-high nine tackles, including 1.5 for loss.

Carnegie Mellon (4-4, 0-1 UAA) took advantage of the first miscue of the game by the Bears late in the first quarter to get on the scoreboard first. A punt by Richard Pattison landed at the Washington U. 30-yard line, but deflected off junior Mark Sholte and was recovered by the Tartans. Nine plays later, Justin Pratt scored from one-yard out to make it 6-0. The extra point was wide right by Elli Carnevale to keep it a six-point game.

WUSTL answered right back with an 11-play, 69-yard drive off its own. O'Brien capped the drive with a 19-yard touchdown run to tie the score at 6-6 with 12:59 left in the second quarter. The extra point by sophomore Eric Chailfour was blocked.

Another miscue by the Bears resulted in Carnegie Mellon's second touchdown of the game, after Sherman was sacked by Owen Parker attempting to pass deep in the Bears' territory. Sherman fumbled the football on his way to the ground, and Nick Karabin recovered the ball in the end zone to make it 13-6 at halftime.

The two teams combined for 214 yards (114-CMU; 100-WU) of total offense in the first half. Jim O'Brien was the lone offensive bright spot for the Bears in the first half, picking up 58 yards on 10 carries.

Sherman finished the day 20-of-35 for 160 yards and a touchdown, while freshman quarterback Adam Banks completed a pass on a fake punt for 25 yards. Sexton caught a career-high nine balls for 99 yards and a touchdown, while senior wide receiver Tom Gulyas (three catches, 31 yards) and O'Brien (three catches, 10 yards) each caught three balls. Morman shined on special teams for the Bears, with five punts for an average of 46.2.

Prior to the contest, Washington University honored its 17 seniors who played their final regular season game at Francis Field on Saturday. This year's senior class holds an overall record of 22-16 (.579).

Washington University (6-2, 1-0 UAA) continues UAA play at Case Western Reserve University on Saturday, Nov. 6. Kickoff is set for Noon (ET), in Cleveland Ohio. The Spartans had their 38-game regular season winning streak snapped with a 24-20 loss at the University of Chicago on Saturday.

Bear Notebook: The overtime win for head coach Larry Kindbom was the first of his career … Senior Brandon Brown made his 38th-conecutive start at defensive back … Carnegie Mellon leads the all-time series with Washington U., 15-13 … The Bears have won six-straight home games dating back to last season, and ends the 2010 season a perfect 5-0 at home … Gulyas moved into seventh place in all-time receptions (114) … Washington U. has won five-straight games for the first time since 2005-06 … The conference victory was Washington University's 50th all-time.

comments powered by Disqus
Sep. 4: All times Eastern
8:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Tex. A&M-Commerce
Sep. 5: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Anna Maria at Worcester State
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
7:00 PM
Albright at Kean
7:00 PM
Widener at Rowan
Live Stats Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
WPI at Curry
7:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Bridgewater State
7:00 PM
William Paterson at SUNY-Maritime
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Ursinus at TCNJ
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Becker
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
Video
7:30 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
Live Stats Video Audio
8:00 PM
Waldorf at UW-Whitewater
Live Stats
Sep. 6: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Endicott at Framingham State
12:00 PM
Dickinson at Hobart
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Holland College (PEI, Canada) at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Otterbein at St. John Fisher
12:00 PM
Union at Ithaca
12:00 PM
Pomona-Pitzer at MIT
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
12:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Johns Hopkins
1:00 PM
St. Lawrence at Coast Guard
1:00 PM
Thomas More at Wesley
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton State
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
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
1:00 PM
Wilmington at Olivet
1:00 PM
King's at Moravian
1:00 PM
Alfred State at Morrisville State
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
Ohio Wesleyan at Bluffton
1:00 PM
Marietta at Kenyon
1:00 PM
Merchant Marine at Apprentice
1:00 PM
Cortland State at Buffalo State
Audio
1:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Sewanee at DePauw
1:30 PM
Adrian at Defiance
1:30 PM
RPI at Norwich
1:30 PM
Alma at Heidelberg
1:30 PM
Berry at Maryville (Tenn.)
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Bridgewater (Va.) at Gettysburg
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
1:30 PM
St. Vincent at John Carroll
1:30 PM
Mount Union at Bethany
1:30 PM
Juniata at Grove City
Audio
2:00 PM
Franklin at Illinois Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Rhodes at Austin
2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
2:00 PM
UW-Platteville at Buena Vista
2:00 PM
Ohio Northern at Washington U.
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at St. John's
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
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
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.)
2:10 PM
UW-Eau Claire at St. Thomas
3:00 PM
St. Norbert at Carthage
4:00 PM
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Puget Sound
4:00 PM
Lewis and Clark at Whitworth
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
7:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Case Western Reserve
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Stevenson at N.C. Wesleyan
7:00 PM
Butler at Wittenberg
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Gallaudet
Audio
7:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
7:00 PM
Geneva at Frostburg State
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Taylor (Ind.) at Anderson
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Denison at Earlham
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
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)
7:00 PM
Mary Hardin-Baylor at Millsaps
7:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Texas Lutheran
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
8:00 PM
Wartburg at Augsburg
Audio
8:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
Dec. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at UW-Whitewater 52, Mount Union 14
@ Salem Stadium; Salem, Va.
Box Score Recap Photos Photos
Dec. 14: All times Eastern
Final
UW-Whitewater 16, at Mary Hardin-Baylor 15
Box Score Recap Recap Photos
Final
at Mount Union 41, North Central (Ill.) 40
Box Score Recap Recap Photos

What We're Reading