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UW-L anxious to re-ignite rivalry with Whitewater

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

It's a little role reversal when the Eagles play at UW-Whitewater.

The last time UW-La Crosse entered a game against the Warhawks when the Eagles were ranked and Whitewater wasn't, was in  2003.

But that will be the case Friday night when the Eagles, who are 24th in this week's poll, play a Whitewater team that's an uncharacteristic 2-3 so far.

Still, Whitewater has played a tough schedule and they remain very dangerous, which is why the 5-0 Eagles can't wait see where they stand.

"Anytime it's La Crosse and Whitewater, it's a benchmark game.  Anytime it's La Crosse and Whitewater, my job is to get this rivalry back. A rivalry only exists when one team wins and the other team loses then the other team wins.  So we have to crack through and get that first win in order for this rivalry to be really back," said head coach Mike Schmidt.
"Anytime you go into a game you want to evaluate what you're doing right and what you're doing wrong.  I think this week is another week where we see where we're at as a program and where we're at as a team right now, to kind of gauge where we're at for the rest of the season," said quarterback Tarek Yaeggi.

Friday night's kick at Whitewater is set for 7 PM.

Whitewater has won the last 14 in a row against La Crosse.

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