QB Lewandowski turning a corner for UW-La Crosse football

Two weekends ago UWL quarterback Evan Lewandowski threw six interceptions against UW-Platteville, but a bounceback performance against Stout may have signaled that the sophomore has turned a corner.

Lewandowski posted a career-best 360 yards and four touchdowns, with no interceptions, in a win over Stout. According to head coach Mike Schmidt, it was a testament to the young’s quarterback’s resiliency.

“That’s just who he is. He doesn’t waver, we don’t waver,” Schmidt said. “We didn’t give up on him, and he didn’t give up on us. He just came back to work. I thought we had a favorable matchup with Stout and we were able to get some guys loose in the secondary. That just made for easy throws for him.”

The Eagle defense responded after the loss at Platteville as well, as they tallied eight sacks against Stout. With a favorable opponent upcoming in 1-4 River Falls, the task for La Crosse is to avoid looking past the Falcons.

“We had a team meeting just talking about how we have to take it one week at a time,” defensive lineman Anthony Schumann said. “We talked about how the last couple of years, we’ve played better when we just take it one week at a time, and I think that’s what we’re going to do. We just focus on River Falls, don’t look ahead.”

Kickoff at River Falls is 1 p.m. Saturday.

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