LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - UW-La Crosse Football's film review should go much better this week. The Eagles snapped a two-game skid with Saturday's 33-18 win over UW-Stout.
They did it thanks in a big part to defense. Stout did jump out to a 10-0 lead at Roger Harring Stadium, but UWL prevented the Blue Devils from scoring any more until the last two minutes of the game, and in doing so recorded eight sacks.
That ties for the third highest single-game total in La Crosse football history.
Head Coach Joel Dettwiler said, "Once we sacked the quarterback at the beginning of the second half, that was kind of like, 'Hey, alright, it's time to go.' That got them nervous and got us playing faster."
Eagles Linebacker Jack Leahy added, "When you bring that pressure, it just adjusts what they hope to do as far as route running, protection. It just creates a little bit of chaos and it enables us to get there and get sacks on the quarterback, which changes the game."
La Crosse will need another game-changing performance next Saturday when 6th ranked UW-Oshkosh comes to town. UWL lost to the Titans earlier this year in a non-conference game. This one will reflect on the WIAC standings.
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