Mike Schmidt's first win at UW-La Crosse already has some historic value to it.
For the last UW-L head coach to win his opening game, you have to go all the way back to 1952 when Bill Vickroy accomplished the feat.
Last Saturday's 45-14 win over Luther is now in the rear view mirror for the Eagles.
They will host Ripon on Saturday in the home opener.
The Eagles put up some eye-popping numbers on offense.
The 481 yards and 45 points were the most points for an Eagles team since November 2010.
That left Coach Schmidt to sing the praises of his offensive coordinator Jake Landry.
"When we got here we really felt we had a lot of weapons offensively. So that was part of it when I visited with Coach Landry for the first couple of times and trying to pick our offensive coordinator and who it was going to be, it was really all about how can we use all these weapons? How can we put them in the right spots and get everybody involved? That's the beauty of what Coach Landry has. He has a lot of creativity. I think the beauty and the versatility of his system is to get them all involved," Schmidt said.
Eight different players ran the ball and seven different players caught a pass in their win at Luther.
The Eagles and Ripon will kickoff at 1:05 PM Saturday at Harring Stadium.