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

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

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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.

For the Blugolds, Sports Radio 1400 (WBIZ-AM) will broadcast the game over the air and online at 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 View Coverage Links

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

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

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


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

UW-Eau Claire | UW-La Crosse

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


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


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


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)


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)


  • 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)