October 26, 2013

UW-La Crosse Holds Off UW-Stevens Point

More news about: UW-La Crosse

La Crosse, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse football team earned a 28-21 victory over UW-Stevens Point Saturday afternoon at Roger Harring Stadium at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex.  The Eagles improve to 2-5 overall and 2-2 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) with their second straight win overall.  The Pointers, receiving votes on this week's D3football.com and American Football Coaches Association Top-25 Poll, falls to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference. It is UW-L's third straight win over UW-Stevens Point.

UW-Stevnes Point got the scoreboard first on the first possession of the game. UW-L was forced to punt from its own 29-yard line, but the Pointers' Mike Longmeyer blocked Matt Van Druten's punt and Brodie Johnson returned the ball 35-yards for a touchdown with 11:53 left in the opening quarter.

UW-L then scored 28 straight points to lead 28-7 at halftime. The Eagles tied the contest at 7-7 with 5:44 remaining in the first quarter on Jude Williams' 30-yard touchdown run. UW-L went three plays and 45 yards in 1:11. The drive was set-up by Gavin Marquart's 39-yard punt return.

The Pointes' Adam Vesterfelt then fumbled on the next possession of the game with the Eagles' Nick Berg recovery the ball at the UW-Stevens Point 34-yard line. One play later, Trent Cummings hit Tommy Young with a 34-yard touchdown pass with 5:22 left in the opening quarter to give UW-L a 14-7 lead.

Cummings threw his second touchdown of the quarter with 4:09 left in the second quarter as he connected with Scott Shewmon on a seven-yard pass. The touchdown pass came on the first play after the Eagles' place-kicker Matt Van Druten ran six-yards for a first down on a 30-yard fake field goal attempt. UW-L went 38 yards in six plays and 2:29 to take a 21-7 advantage.

UW-Stevens Point quarterback Mitch Beau was intercepted by UW-L's Jon Becker on the Pointers' next possession with Becker returning it to the UW-Stevens Point 40-yard line. Cummings hit Tony Favre with a 32-yard touchdown pass with 1:11 left in the first half for a 28-7 lead. UW-L went 40 yards in three plays and :38.

The Pointers took the second half kickoff and cut their deficit to 28-14 as Beau scored on a seven-yard run with 9:19 left in the third quarter. UW-Stevens Point went 70 yards in 12 plays and 5:41.

After UW-L went three-and-out on its next possession, UW-Stevens Point drove 73 yards in 21 plays and 8:58, but Jesse Vervelde missed a 23-yard field goal attempt to keep it 28-14. UW-L was forced to punt on its next possession and UW-Stevens Point used four plays to go 43 yards in :42 as Beau threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to Matt Sosinsky to cut the lead to 28-21 with 11:34 left in the game.

The Eagles earned their first first down of the second half on their next drive, but were forced to punt. Beau was intercepted by UW-L's Austin Feuerhelm at the UW-Stevens Point 38-yard line. Cumming was then intercepted by the Pointers' Jake Luedtke four plays latter.

The teams traded punts on the next two possessions with UW-Stevens Point taking over at its own 12-yard line with 2:06 remaining. Beau completed four of his first five passes on the drive, taking the ball to the UW-Stevens Point 44-yard line. The Pointers later drove to the Eagles' 23-yard line. Beau threw a six-yard completion to Luke Neubauer to UW-L 17-yard line, but UW-Stevens Point was forced to call its last time out with :13 remaining.

Beau threw two incompletions, setting up fourth-down with just over two seconds left. Beau connected with Neubauer down to the UW-L two-yard line, but he was stopped on the play by the Eagles' Brett Benson. Neubauer was called for an illegal forward pass on the play, which was declined by UW-L as the game ended.

UW-L finished with 260 yards of offense, including 77 rushing and 183 passing. Williams had 44 yards rushing on five attempts (8.8 average) while Ben Hertrampf finished with 28 yards on 15 carries. Cummings was 15-of-26 passing for 183 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. He was sacked three times.

Favre caught four passes for 52 yards and one touchdown while Alex Lepp had three receptions for 25 yards.

The Eagles were three-of-14 on third-down.

UW-Stevens Point totaled 440 yards Saturday, including 162 rushing and 278 passing. DeJuan Wright finished with 61 yards rushing on 12 attempts while Vesterfelt had 60 yards on 15 carries. Beau finished 30-of-52 passing for 278 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He was sacked twice.

Neubauer had eight catches for 81 yards while Sosinsky finished with five receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown.

The Pointers were 10-of-18 on third-down and won the time of possession, 35:27 to 24:33.

Shane Rockweiler led UW-L with 16 tackles, including 14 unassisted. He also recorded one forced fumble and one pass break-up. Jake Perner had 10 tackles (six unassisted) with one pass break-up while Feuerhelm finished with nine tackles (six unassisted), one interception and one forced fumble. Jordan Pendergast and Nick Berg each had a quarterback sack.

Cody Seibel led UW-Stevens Point with 12 tackles, including 10 unassisted. He had 2.5 tackles for loss. Mitch Chester also had 2.5 tackles for loss.

UW-L returns to action Saturday, November 2 hosting UW-River Falls at 1 p.m.

Sep. 23: All times Eastern
Final
at Bridgewater State 34, Fitchburg State 25
Box Score
Sep. 24: All times Eastern
Final
Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
Final
at Hobart 27, Union 23
Box Score Recap
Final
at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
Box Score Recap
Final
at Massachusetts Maritime 32, Worcester State 14
Box Score Recap
Final
at Endicott 37, Nichols 0
Box Score
Final
MIT 30, at Maine Maritime 13
Box Score
Final
at Buffalo State 40, Morrisville State 24
Box Score Recap
Final
at Salve Regina 48, Coast Guard 10
Box Score
Final
St. Lawrence 20, at RPI 14
Box Score Recap
Final
at Framingham State 23, Western Connecticut 17
Box Score
Final
at Montclair State 21, Rowan 14
Box Score Recap
Final
at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
Box Score Recap
Final
at Trinity (Conn.) 38, Bates 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Western New England 59, Curry 28
Box Score
Final
at Utica 24, Cortland 13
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
Colby 9, at Williams 7
Box Score Photos
Final
at Middlebury 40, Bowdoin 3
Box Score
Final
at Amherst 34, Hamilton 0
Box Score
Final
Kean 24, at William Paterson 13
Box Score Recap
Final
at DePauw 66, Hiram 17
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Franklin and Marshall 45, at Juniata 22
Box Score
Final
at Kenyon 31, Allegheny 7
Box Score
Final
Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
Box Score
Final
Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
Box Score Recap
Final
Lycoming 28, at Misericordia 24
Box Score
Final
at Plymouth State 30, Mass-Dartmouth 14
Box Score
Final
at Husson 35, Alfred State 0
Box Score
Final
at Springfield 28, WPI 23
Box Score Recap
Final
at Moravian 24, Dickinson 10
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Denison 45, Wooster 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
Box Score
Final
at St. Vincent 57, Grove City 32
Box Score Recap
Final
at Susquehanna 55, Gettysburg 40
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at King's 21, Lebanon Valley 17
Box Score Recap
Final
at Alfred 20, Ithaca 6
Box Score Recap
Final
at Widener 25, Wilkes 23
Final
at McDaniel 30, Ursinus 27
Box Score Recap
Final
at Muskingum 28, Marietta 10
Box Score Photos
Final
at Minnesota-Morris 28, Iowa Wesleyan 27
Final
at John Carroll 42, Heidelberg 14
Box Score
Final
Ohio Northern 16, at Otterbein 10
Box Score Photos
Final
Case Western Reserve 35, at Waynesburg 7
Box Score
Final
at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
Box Score Recap
Final
Rose-Hulman 23, at Defiance 15
Box Score
Final
at Centre 49, Chicago 27
Box Score
Final
at Mount St. Joseph 38, Manchester 19
Box Score Recap
Final
Hanover 49, at Anderson 25
Box Score
Final
at Merchant Marine 55, Rochester 7
Box Score
Final
Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
Box Score Recap
Final
Concordia-Chicago 42, at Maranatha Baptist 10
Box Score Photos
Final
Washington U. 36, at Birmingham-Southern 21
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
Box Score
Final
at Northwestern (Minn.) 38, Martin Luther 20
Box Score
Final
at Eureka 28, MacMurray 13
Box Score
Final
at Westminster (Mo.) 35, Greenville 14
Box Score
Final
Dubuque 30, at Luther 17
Box Score Recap
Final
Monmouth 52, at Lake Forest 6
Box Score Photos
Final
St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Augsburg 49, Carleton 17
Box Score Photos
Final
Bethel 44, at St. Olaf 7
Box Score
Final
at Hamline 42, Gustavus Adolphus 40
Box Score Recap
Final
at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
Box Score Recap
Final
at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
Box Score Photos
Final
at UW-River Falls 42, Southwestern 22
Box Score
Final
Simpson 17, at Buena Vista 9
Box Score
Final
at St. Scholastica 49, Crown 13
Box Score Recap
Final
Cornell 46, at Beloit 41
Box Score
Final
at Carthage 27, Augustana 24
Final
Coe 48, at Nebraska Wesleyan 17
Box Score Recap
Final
at Wartburg 56, Finlandia 0
Box Score
Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
Box Score Recap
Final
Hendrix 42, at Millsaps 14
Box Score
Final
Illinois Wesleyan 45, at North Park 10
Final
at Macalester 34, Grinnell 0
Box Score
Final
at Ripon 33, Knox 19
Final
Illinois College 40, at Lawrence 15
Final
UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
Box Score
Final
Central 42, at Loras 34
Box Score Recap
Final
at Geneva 35, Thiel 27
Box Score
Final
UW-Eau Claire 40, at Wisconsin Lutheran 14
Box Score
Final
St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
Box Score Recap
Final
UW-Stevens Point 44, at Adrian 19
Box Score
Final
UW-La Crosse 41, at Carroll 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Berry 41, Sewanee 3
Box Score Recap Recap Photos
Final
Westminster (Pa.) 38, at Bethany 9
Box Score
Final
Ohio Wesleyan 29, at Oberlin 16
Box Score
Final
at Tufts 17, Wesleyan 14
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Mount Union 49, at Baldwin Wallace 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Capital 35, Wilmington 21
Box Score
Final
at Southwestern Assemblies 23, Austin 17
Box Score Photos
Cancelled
Langston at McMurry
Video Live Stats
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 42, Millikin 7
Box Score Recap
Final
at Chapman 19, Trinity (Texas) 17
Box Score Recap
Sep. 29: All times Eastern
6:30 PM
Randolph-Macon at Shenandoah
Live Stats
Sep. 24: All times Eastern
Final
at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
Box Score Recap
Final
at Hobart 27, Union 23
Box Score Recap
Final
Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
Final
at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
Box Score
Final
Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
Box Score
Final
Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
Box Score Recap
Final
at Utica 24, Cortland 13
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
Box Score Recap
Final
at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
Box Score Recap
Final
Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
Box Score Recap
Final
St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
Box Score Recap
Final
at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
Box Score Photos
Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
Box Score Recap
Final
UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
Box Score
Final
UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
Box Score
Final
Central 42, at Loras 34
Box Score Recap
Final
St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
Box Score Recap
Final
Mount Union 49, at Baldwin Wallace 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 42, Millikin 7
Box Score Recap