October 11, 2011

Football Preview: UW-Eau Claire at UW-La Crosse

PDF PREVIEWS - UW-Eau Claire | UW-La Crosse

MATCHUP
The Blugolds and Eagles are meeting for the 79th time in history Saturday. Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex for La Crosse's Homecoming.

COVERAGE
For the Blugolds, Sports Radio 1400 (WBIZ-AM) will broadcast the game over the air and online at sportsradio1400.com. WKTY will broadcast the game for La Crosse. WQOW & WXOW will air the game live on TV in the La Crosse/Eau Claire area. Live stats & a video stream will also be provided and links to all coverage can be found on Blugolds.com. View Coverage Links

WATCH THE GAME LIVE ON TV
The game will be broadcast live on WXOW-TV 19 and WQOW-TV 18. Scott Emerich and Bob Bradovich will call the game. It will also be streamed online at www.wqow.com.

THE SERIES
The Eagles lead the all-time series 52-24-2. However, Eau Claire has won six of the last eight meetings. The teams first met in 1930 and Eau Claire lost 14-0. View Full Series History

LAST MEETING BETWEEN THE TEAMS
La Crosse was dominant in the teams' last meeting on November 6, 2010, capturing a 49-14 win at Veterans Memorial Field. The Eagles scored touchdowns on their first five possessions of the game and rolled to a 35-0 lead by halftime. The Blugolds got on the board with touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters, but the deficit was too great to overcome. Turnovers were a big factor in the game, as the Blugolds lost three fumbles and threw one interception. View Last Year's Full Recap

WIAC TEAMS NATIONAL POLLS

  • Platteville received votes in latest D3football.com and AFCA polls
  • Oshkosh is ranked 25th in the D3football.com poll and received votes in the AFCA poll
  • Whitewater is ranked No. 1 in both the D3football.com and AFCA polls
  • D3football.com Poll | AFCA Poll

TEAMS IN NCAA STATS
UW-Eau Claire | UW-La Crosse

QUICK LINKS
UW-Eau Claire: Website | Roster | Pronunciation Guide | 2-Deep | Schedule | Stats | News | History
UW-La Crosse: Website | Roster | 2-Deep | Schedule | Stats | News | History
WIAC: Website | Schedules | Standings | Stats | Weekly Release | History

BLUGOLDS' LAST GAME

Oshkosh 23, Eau Claire 16 - Full Story

  • Blugolds' Homecoming...loss snapped seven-game Homecoming win streak
  • Eau Claire got up early but Oshkosh scored 16 unanswered in the second half
  • Blugolds jumped out to a 13-point lead with Joel Sweeney scoring two TDs
  • Josh Albrecht hit a 31-yard FG to give Blugolds a 16-7 lead at halftime
  • Titans recorded a safety in the third quarter and went on to score two more TDs in the fourth
  • At the end of the second half, the Blugolds drove 69 yards and were on Oshkosh's one yard line but Joel Sweeney fumble and the Titans recovered
  • Kalan Stittleburg picked off a pass on the Titan's first play of the game

HEAD COACHES

UW-Eau Claire Head Coach: Todd Glaser - Online Bio

  • Glaser is in his sixth season as the Blugolds' head coach
  • Holds a 31-26 record with the Blugolds and a 44-43 career record. He is 18-19 in WIAC play.
  • Guided the Blugolds to a 9-3 record in 2007, which marked the 6th best turnaround in the nation after a 3-7 season his first year
  • Led the Blugolds to an NCAA Tournament Appearance in 2007, only the second time in school history (1998 was the first)
  • WIAC and WFCA College Coach of the Year in 2007
  • Blugolds finished 2nd in the WIAC in 2007. Finished 3rd in 2008
  • Coached Marietta College (Ohio) from 2003-2005
  • Led Marietta to first back-to-back non-losing seasons in 10 years
  • Named Ohio Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2004
  • Played for the Blugolds (1987-1990). Co-Captain of 1990 team

UWL Head Coach: Joel Dettwiler - Online Bio

  • Dettwiler is in his first season as head coach of the Eagles
  • Was an assistant coach at Wartburg College (Iowa) since 2004
  • Was the linebackers coach and head strength coach from 2004-08
  • Named the Knights' defensive coordinator in 2008, a position he held the last three seasons
  • 1997 graduate of the UW-Platteville
  • Dettwiler helped lead Wartburg to the NCAA III Playoffs three times
  • Also coached at UW-Platteville from 2000-04
  • Earned master's degrees from the UW-Madison in 1999 (civil engineering) and from UW-Platteville (education) in 2002
  • A native of Oregon, Wisconsin

BLUGOLDS IN STATS RANKINGS

In the NCAA

  • Team is 16th in pass efficiency (161.84). Salisbury leads nation with 232.26 rating - View Report
  • Austin Neu is 17th in pass efficiency with 163.38 rating. St. Scholastica's Alex Thiry leads nation with 220.67 rating - View Report
  • As a team, Blugolds are 60th or better in four total categories

In the WIAC

  • Team leads passing offense (235.4 yards/game), pass defense (146.2), third-down conversions (47.6 percent), sacks by (13) and red zone offense
  • Austin Neu leads league in passing ave/game (253 yards/game) and total offense (272.4 yards/game), Thurgood Dennis leads in kick return average (25.9 yards/return) and Andy Neumann leads in fumbles forced (0.40/game)

EAGLES IN STATS RANKINGS

In the NCAA

  • Team is 34th in tackles for loss (7.8). Gallaudet leads the nation (11.4) - View Report
  • Christian Hallingstad is eighth in punting (41.79) View Report
  • As a team, Eagles are 60th or better in two categories

In the WIAC

  • Christian Hallingstad leads league in punting (41.79 yards/punt), Jack Leahy and Ryan Immel are tied for lead in tackles for loss (1.3/game), Derek Dreher leads league in passes defended (2/game)

BLUGOLDS' CAREER RECORDS WATCH - View Career Records

  • David Goodman is sixth in pass reception TDs (17). Needs one to tie for third, two to tie for second, three to tie for first
  • David Goodman is fifth in pass reception yards (2,116). Needs 62 to move to fourth
  • David Goodman is tied for fifth in pass receptions (134). Needs 13 more to move to fourth
  • David Goodman is tied for 19th in touchdowns scored (17)
  • David Goodman is 25th in total points scored (102)
  • Austin Neu is tied for 11th in pass completions (228). Needs 16 more to move to 10th
  • Austin Neu is tied for 12th in passing TDs (18). Needs five more to move to 11th
  • Austin Neu is 11th in passing yards (3,093). Needs 76 to move to 10th
  • Austin Neu is 14th in pass attempts (382). Needs 7 more to move to 13th
  • Austin Neu is 16st in total yards of offense (3,210)
  • Austin Neu is tied for 23rd in passes had intercepted (9)
  • Joel Sweeney is tied for 11th in rushing TDs (18)
  • Joel Sweeney is tied for 13th in touchdowns scored (20)
  • Joel Sweeney is 19th in rushing yards (1,376). Needs just 38 more to move to 18th
  • Joel Sweeney is tied for 18th in total points scored (120)
  • Joel Sweeney is 21st in rushing attempts (304)
  • Scott Burzynski is 10th in punting yards (2,473) and ninth in yards/punt (35.33)