UW-La Crosse football's ideal start to the 2017 season continues. The Eagles demolished Carroll University 41-6 to close out non-conference play.
UWL got off to a quick start. Following a field goal, Tarek Yaeggi connected with Cole Spieker for a 20-yard touchdown pitch and catch to make it 10-0. Yaeggi finished the day 22-28 with 293 yards.
After that, the Eagles running game carried the load. Trenten Smith pounded in a pair of touchdowns with a Troy Bailey score in between. Ryan Kruser added a 59-yard punt return for a score en route to a 41-6 win.
La Crosse starts the season 3-0. They open WIAC play against 3-0 Stevens Point next Saturday.