After opening WIAC with win, 14th-ranked UW-La Crosse looks to end 16-game losing streak to No. 3 UW-Whitewater
After a win to open the WIAC, the biggest test for the 14th-ranked UW-La Crosse football team happens this weekend.
The Eagles travel to No. 3 UW-Whitewater, in a matchup of the top-ranked conference teams in the country, which will be featured at 1 p.m. Saturday on WKTY.
The Warhawks (4-0, 1-0) have beaten UW-L 16 consecutive times — dating back to Oct. 15, 2005. Of those 16 games, however, last season’s 34-31 win was the closest.
To open conference, UW-L (3-1, 1-0) was up 25 points in the fourth quarter last weekend against UW-Stout, before winning 45-40.
Quarterback Keyser Helterbrand accounted for six touchdowns — four in the air. He was 11-for-21 for 297 yards in the air and rushed 15 times for 128 yards in the win.
UW-Whitewater (4-0, 1-0) comes in having beaten the other Top 25 UW team in the country, taking down No. 20 UW-Oshkosh 37-21.
TOP PHOTO: UW-La Crosse quarterback Keyser Helterbrand drops back to pass against UW-Stout on Sept. 30, 2023. (PHOTO: Jim Lund)