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Playoff possibilities exist for UW-L Football

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

Saturday's win at 9th-ranked Platteville is opening the door to something that hasn't been talked since 2006.

Playoffs.

Yes, that thing that used to be a regular accurance has a chance of happening this season.

But that's only if the Eagles can beat Stout and River Falls in their final two games.

There's 30 spots in the NCAA Div. III playoffs, 25 go to conference champs and then there are five at-large berths.

Based on the latest West Region rankings, the Eagles have a good chance, but no guarantee, of getting one of those.

"It feels pretty good for our players to be in this position.  That's what we've talked about over the last couple of weeks just put yourself in position to put it in the playoff committee in this cold weather and these short days.  That's all we want and that's really what college football is all about," said head coach Mike Schmidt.
"I think a lot of us just want to go out and play hard and show everyone we deserve a shot in the playoffs.  I think that's what we're going to try and do the next two games is really show everyone what we're made of and that we deserve to be looked at," said senior receiver Tripp Soma.

UW-L is 6-2 overall.

They're game with Stout kicks off at 1 PM Saturday at Harring Stadium.

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