October 26, 2011

Football Preview: UW-Eau Claire at UW-Platteville

PDF PREVIEWS - UW-Eau Claire

MATCHUP
The Blugolds and Pioneers are meeting for the 50th time in history Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium in Platteville.

COVERAGE
For the Blugolds, Sports Radio 1400 (WBIZ-AM) will broadcast the game over the air and online at sportsradio1400.com. WSUP (90. 1 FM) and WPVL (1590 AM) will broadcast the game for Platteville. Live stats & a video stream will also be provided, and links to all coverage can be found on the Blugolds' Web site, Blugolds.com. View Coverage Links

THE SERIES
The Pioneers lead the all-time series 26-22-1. Platteville won the last meeting 35-14, but Eau Claire has captured the victory in 13 of the teams' last 15 games. View Full Series History

LAST MEETING BETWEEN THE TEAMS
Platteville recorded a 35-14 win to end the Blugolds' five-game win streak over the Pioneers. Both teams found the end zone late in the first quarter, but Platteville controlled the game with three touchdowns in the second. Eau Claire halted the Pioneers' 28-point scoring streak with a Joel Sweeney touchdown in the third quarter, but couldn't make a comeback. In total, the Pioneers recorded 176 yards rushing and five ground touchdowns on the Blugolds. View Last Year's Full Recap

WIAC TEAMS NATIONAL POLLS

  • Oshkosh is ranked 15th in the D3football.com poll and 23rd in the AFCA poll
  • Whitewater is ranked No. 1 in both the D3football.com and AFCA polls
  • D3football.com Poll | AFCA Poll

TEAMS IN NCAA STATS
UW-Eau Claire | UW-Platteville

QUICK LINKS
UW-Eau Claire: Website | Roster | Pronunciation Guide | 2-Deep | Schedule | Stats | News | History
UW-Platteville: Website | Roster | 2-Deep | Schedule | Stats | History
WIAC: Website | Schedules | Standings | Stats | Weekly Release | History

BLUGOLDS' LAST GAME

Stevens Point 28, Eau Claire 24 - Full Story

  • Blugolds opened the game with a 14-0 lead and led 14-7 at halftime
  • Pointers came out strong in second half, scoring a TD after just three plays
  • The Blugolds' Clint Larsen returned a punt for 83 yards for a TD later in the third. It was the second longest punt return in school history and was a finalist for the Week 8 D3football.com Play of the Week
  • Eau Claire recovered a fumble on the following kickoff, but had to settle for a 32-yard field goal to take a 24-14 lead
  • Stevens Point scored with 1:40 left in the third and with 15 seconds left in the fourth to take their first lead of the game

HEAD COACHES

UW-Eau Claire Head Coach: Todd Glaser - Online Bio

  • Glaser is in his sixth season as the Blugolds' head coach
  • Holds a 32-27 record with the Blugolds and a 45-44 career record. He is 19-20 in WIAC play.
  • Guided the Blugolds to a 9-3 record in 2007, which marked the 6th best turnaround in the nation after a 3-7 season his first year
  • Led the Blugolds to an NCAA Tournament Appearance in 2007, only the second time in school history (1998 was the first)
  • WIAC and WFCA College Coach of the Year in 2007
  • Blugolds finished 2nd in the WIAC in 2007. Finished 3rd in 2008
  • Coached Marietta College (Ohio) from 2003-2005
  • Led Marietta to first back-to-back non-losing seasons in 10 years
  • Named Ohio Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2004
  • Played for the Blugolds (1987-1990). Co-Captain of 1990 team

UWP Head Coach: Mike Emendorfer - Online Bio

  • Teams have set 39 school records and 10 WIAC records in past 12 years
  • Holds a record of 46-80 overall and 24-64 in WIAC play
  • WIAC Coach of the Year in 2004
  • Previously was offensive coordinator for eight years at Hanover College (Ind.)
  • Also was at Quincy University and Grinnell College before going to Hanover

BLUGOLDS IN STATS RANKINGS

In the NCAA

  • Team is 23rd in punt returns, 34th in pass efficiency and 34th in sacks - View Complete Report
  • As a team, Blugolds are 60th or better in five total categories

In the WIAC

  • Team leads punt return average and sacks by - View Complete Report
  • Austin Neu leads league in passing ave/game (230.4 yards/game), Andy Neumann leads in fumbles forced (0.29/game) and Jimmy Hall leads in sacks (0.64/game)

PIONEERS IN STATS RANKINGS

In the NCAA

In the WIAC

BLUGOLDS' CAREER RECORDS WATCH - View Career Records (records with current players are bolded)

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