October 9, 2013

Football Preview: UW-Eau Claire vs. UW-Stevens Point

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UW-Eau Claire

MATCHUP
The Blugolds and Pointers are meeting for the 81st time in history Saturday for Eau Claire's Homecoming Game. Kickoff is set for 1 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 www.sportsradio1400.com. 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 Blugolds and Pointers have previously met 80 times and the Pointers lead the series 42-33-5. Eau Claire won the last meeting, 17-14 last year in Stevens Point. The teams first met on Oct. 18, 1919 in Eau Claire and the Blugolds won 6-0. View Series Info

HOMECOMING
This weekend marks the 88th time the Blugolds have played a Homecoming game. All-time on Homecoming, the Blugolds are 53-26-8 winning the most recent game 21-13 over UW-Stout last year. Since 2004, the Blugolds hold an 8-1 record. Against the Pointers, the Blugolds won the most recent game, 20-13 in overtime on Oct. 2, 2010, and are 4-6-1 all-time against the Pointers on Homecoming.

LAST SEASON
Trailing 7-0 at halftime, the Blugolds scored 17 second-half points to defeat Stevens Point 17-14 at Goerke Park in Stevens Point on Oct. 20, 2012. Eau Claire finished with 415 yards of total offense, a season-high, while giving up just 300, the second lowest total in 2012. The Blugolds nearly doubled the Pointers' time of possession with 38:07 for Eau Claire and 21:53 for Stevens Point. . More Info

WIAC TEAMS NATIONAL POLLS

  • Oshkosh is ranked No. 9 in the D3football.com and AFCA Top 25 polls
  • Platteville is ranked No. 8 in the D3football.com poll, No. 6 in AFCA Poll
  • Whitewater is ranked No. 10 in the D3football.com poll, No. 7 in AFCA Poll
  • Stevens Point is receiving votes in the D3football.com and AFCA polls
  • D3football.com Poll | AFCA Poll

TEAMS IN NCAA STATS
UW-Eau Claire | UW-Stevens Point

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

BLUGOLDS' LAST Game - View Online Story

HEAD COACHES

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

UW-Stevens Point Head Coach: Tom Journell - Online Bio

BLUGOLDS' CAREER RECORDS - View Career Records

JOEL SWEENEY
Sweeney is working his way up in the Blugolds' career rankings. He is currently fourth in most yards rushing (3,425), fourth in rushing atteampts (744), fifth in scoring (252 pts), fifth in touchdowns scored (42), T-5th in rushing TDs (39), T-11th in TDs responsible for (42) and 17th in total offensive yards (3,425) - View Updated Records

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