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Kehres out to pass Bryant for 4th in coaching wins

Associated Press Modified: October 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm •  Published: October 19, 2012
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ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) — Larry Kehres, coach of NCAA Division III powerhouse Mount Union, will go for his 324th victory Saturday when the Purple Raiders take on Otterbein — a win that would push him past Bear Bryant for fourth on college football's career list.

Kehres is 323-24-3 in 27 seasons, all at Mount Union. Bryant won 323 games at Alabama, Maryland, Kentucky and Texas A&M.

Only three college coaches have won more games: John Gagliardi (Carroll, St. John's of Minnesota) with 487, Eddie Robinson (Grambling State) with 408 and Bobby Bowden with 377 (Samford, West Virginia, Florida State).

Kehres' teams have won 10 of the last 18 Division III national titles and 23 Ohio Conference championships, including the last 20.