Justin Dade – UWEC Sports Information
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire football team fell to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 28-19 in their homecoming game at Carson Park on Saturday.
Brian Kulaga (So. - Riverside, IL) cut the 14-0 lead in half in the second quarter on a 35-yard touchdown run with 9:14 left to play in the half.
The Blugold defense buckled down after the opening seven minutes of the game and held the Pointers scoreless to send the game to the half only down 14-7.
UW-Eau Claire made things even more interesting early in the fourth quarter on another Kulaga touchdown run to make it 14-13 after a missed extra point.
The Pointers answered right back with a touchdown of their own 2:34 later, and would add another touchdown two and a half minutes later to extend their advantage to 28-13 with 9:48 to play in the fourth.
Wide receiver Matt Knapp (Sr. – Eau Claire, WI) finished the day with eight catches for 112 yards while adding 85 yards in the return game.
Leading the team on defense was cornerback Bo Casper (Sr. – Freedom, WI) who finished with six tackles and four pass breakups.
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