November 2, 2011

Football Preview: UW-Eau Claire vs. UW-Whitewater

PDF PREVIEWS - UW-Eau Claire

MATCHUP
The Blugolds and No. 1-ranked Warhawks are meeting for the 63rd time in history Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Carson Park in Eau Claire.

COVERAGE
For the Blugolds, Sports Radio 1400 (WBIZ-AM) will broadcast the game over the air and online at sportsradio1400.com. WKCH will broadcast the game for Whitewater. Live stats & a video stream will also be provided, and links to all coverage can be found on the Blugolds' Web site, Blugolds.com. View Coverage Links

THE SERIES
The Warhawks lead the all-time series 39-23. Though Eau Claire captured five straight victories between 1998 and 2002, Whitewater has won the last nine meetings. View Full Series History

LAST MEETING BETWEEN THE TEAMS
Whitewater dominated the Blugolds in a 45-0 win at Carson Park last October. Eau Claire forced a punt on the Warhawks' opening possession, but Whitewater regrouped and scored on each of its next five drives. The Warhawks carried a 31-0 lead into the second half and scored another two touchdowns to shut out the Blugolds for the first time since 2007. The game marked the ninth time in series history that Whitewater prevented a single Eau Claire score. View Last Year's Full Recap

WIAC TEAMS NATIONAL POLLS

  • Oshkosh is receiving votes in the D3football.com 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-Whitewater

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

BLUGOLDS' LAST GAME

Platteville 31, Eau Claire 21 - Full Story

  • Blugolds opened the game with a 14-0 lead and led 21-14 at halftime
  • Platteville scored two TDs in the second quarter
  • Blugolds shut out in the second half, Platteville scored two TDs and added a field goal
  • Platteville shut down the Blugolds in second half, holding them to 84 passing yards and minus-four yards rushing
  • Mitch Olson had an interception
  • Pat Hendricks and Curtis Stypula each recorded a sack

HEAD COACHES

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

  • Glaser is in his sixth season as the Blugolds' head coach
  • Holds a 32-28 record with the Blugolds and a 45-45 career record. He is 19-21 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

UWW Head Coach: Lance Leipold - Online Bio

  • Leipold is in his fifth year as head coach of the Warhawks
  • Holds a record of 65-3 overall and 32-1 in WIAC play
  • Has led Whitewater to WIAC titles in each of his five seasons
  • Warhawks have competed in the DIII championship each of the last four years, and they have won national titles three times
  • Formerly associate head coach and offensive coordinator at Nebraska-Omaha
  • Played quarterback for Whitewater in the mid-1980's

BLUGOLDS' CAREER RECORDS WATCH - View Career Records (records with current players are bolded)

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