Evening everyone - thanks for stopping by.
UW-La Crosse's home opener today...
Rewards the folks that are in their seats early.
This thing got ugly quick.
And Mike Schmidt doesn't want it any different way.
First meeting with Ripon College since 1935'
Worth the wait for Eagles fans.
11 yards out.
7 - 0.
Defense forces a three and out.
Ryan Kruser back to return the punt.
He comes over from the hoops team.
Here's Ken Koelbl's fast break.
Special teams a big emphasis this year.
Running back Tyler Jenkins - over 100 yards in consecutive
games to start 20-16.
Jenkins scores twice in the first half.
Meanwhile Ripon doesn't find much
Quarterback Griffin McNeal sacked 8 eight times.
UWL allows 30 yards of offense before the break.
Then it's back to Yaeggi.
Hits Joel Oxton in stride.
45-nil at half.
And the Eagles are easily.
??How's it feel to be home??
Yaeggi I don't know if I can put into words how happy
I am that we did that.
This home crowd was amazing, for me it's such a home
feeling being here and being out here it's amazing
and also to do it for Coach Schmidt it's awesome.
Schmidt Pretty special for me personally to come out
with that team and to run out on this field on this
ground in front of that bluff for the first time is
a special deal I'd be lying if I said it wasn't and
just really glad and proud of the way our guys performed.