Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

QB Larsen Sets Career Mark, but Washington U. Falls 20-13

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

QB Larsen Sets Career Mark, but Washington U. Falls 20-13

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On a night when quarterback Thor Larsen became Washington University's career passing leader, Carnegie Mellon wide receiver Ricco Parrish stole the thunder.

Parrish caught an 83-yard touchdown pass with 3 minutes 25 seconds left in the football game as the Tartans beat the Bears 20-13 in a University Athletic Association game at Francis Field on Saturday night.

The win improved Carnegie to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the UAA. The Bears, losing for the third time in a row, fell to 3-3 and 1-1. "We just didn't have the tools tonight," Bears coach Larry Kindbom said. Parrish "just beat us. We had just made the play (to tie the game). This is pretty disappointing. Their self-confidence is pretty wounded at this point." The Bears looked as if they were going to play overtime after Larsen ran 52 yards on a quarterback keeper with 5:02 remaining in the game. Carl Binggeli's extra point kick tied it 13-13. But Parrish caught a pass from Dave Soltysik and took off. "I turned the wrong way looking for the ball," said Chris Nalley, who was covering Parrish on the play. "I lost contact with him. I read it right. I just didn't play it right. "I'm not taking the blame for this. I'm just upset. I don't like to lose. I expect more (out of myself). I expect to make that play." Up to that point, the Bears defense had been stellar. After trailing 7-3 at halftime, Washington U. allowed Carnegie only 13 yards in offense in the third quarter. But meanwhile, the Bears offense could come up with only a 25-yard field goal by Binggeli. Two field goals by Pat O'Malley - 26 and 33 yards - had given Carnegie a 13-6 fourth-quarter lead when Larsen scored to make it 13-12. "We've just got to get back to fundamentals," Kindbom said. "The little things hurt us. It hurts. We've got to work a little bit harder." The first half was evenly played though the Bears trailed at intermission. After stopping Carnegie on the opening possession of the game, Washington U. started from its own 49-yard line and advanced to the Tartans' 19. There, the Bears settled for a 37-yard Binggeli field goal with 10:30 left in the first quarter. On the third play of the six-play, 31-yard drive, Larsen became Washington U. …

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