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2nd-half surge leads Pointers past UW-L 38-22

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Kyle Larson threw five touchdown passes and UW-L turned the ball over three times in a 38-22 loss to UW-Stevens Point on Saturday.

The Eagles (5-3, 2-3 WIAC) were two of six in red zone trips on offense, and surrendered a season-high 38 points to the Pointers (5-3, 2-3 WIAC) en route to a third-straight loss.

"We had our opportunities, and when you don't cash in those things against a good team like that, they're going to eventually get going and you've just wasted your shots back down there, and we just couldn't bounce back from that," head coach Mike Schmidt said afterward. "We should have had a pretty nice lead there early on, and they did a great job and we didn't. Just tough to come back from something like that."

UW-L missed an early field goal attempt and trailed 3-0 in the first quarter, but Tarek Yaeggi found Joel Oxton for a 16-yard touchdown to give the Eagles a 7-3 lead before the end of the quarter. The two connected again early in the second quarter on a 10-yard touchdown pass to give the Eagles a 14-3 lead.

Yaeggi, who missed last week's game due to a shoulder injury, completed 22 of 39 passes for 258 yards and threw two touchdowns and two interceptions. Oxton had 13 catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns.

Larson threw a 17-yard touchdown to Logan Taylor on the Pointers next drive to pull Stevens Point within 14-10 at halftime, then threw touchdowns on four straight drives during the third and fourth quarters to give the Pointers a 38-14 lead. He finished the game 24 of 35 for 387 yards and five scores. Pointers receivers combined for 387 yards receiving, led by Jerry Williams' two scores.

UW-L will travel to UW-Oshkosh next Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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