No. 7 UW-L hosts tough Platteville team Saturday with chance for WIAC title for 1st time since 2004
A WIAC title for the first time since its three-peat 20 years ago is on the line Saturday for UW-La Crosse football team.
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After a 24-17 win last weekend against UW-River Falls, the seventh-ranked Eagles (8-1, 5-1) are tied with 10th-ranked UW-Whitewater (7-2, 5-1) for the conference lead, but the Warhawks’ path to victory Saturday is much easier.
UW-L wraps up its regular season at home against UW-Platteville (8-2, 5-2), while Whitewater hosts UW-Stevens Point (1-8, 0-6) in the season finale.
UW-Whitewater beat UW-L in La Crosse back on Oct. 1, 34-31.
But, there is no tiebreaker. A win by both teams, means they will share the WIAC title. The Eagles haven’t won conference since it took back-to-back-to-back titles from 2002-2004.
UW-Whitewater has 38 conference titles in school history, while the Eagles have 31.
TOP PHOTO: FILE – UW-La Crosse’s Jack Kelly, who had three sacks in Saturday’s 24-17 win over UW-River Falls at Veterans Memorial Field (PHOTO: Jim Lund)