De­fen­sive ef­fort sparks come­back

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - UW REPLAY -

UW-Plat­teville’s de­fense hun­kered down in the sec­ond half, hold­ing Ham­p­den-Syd­ney score­less as the 13th-ranked Pi­o­neers ral­lied for a 3829 vic­tory on Saturday in Ham­p­den-Syd­ney, Va.

Plat­teville (2-0) fell be­hind, 13-0, in the first quar­ter thanks to two touch­down passes from Tigers quar­ter­back Alex Cobb. But the Pi­o­neers ral­lied to take a 21-13 lead on two touch­down passes by Cade Earl and a 19yard scor­ing run by Wy­att Thomp­son.

Ham­p­den-Syd­ney (1-2) came right back though, tak­ing a 29-21 lead into half­time on two more TD throws by Cobb.

Af­ter the break Plat­teville’s de­fense stiff­ened, hold­ing the Tigers to 114 to­tal yards in the sec­ond half while re­cov­er­ing a pair of fum­bles.

The Pi­o­neers took the lead on Michael Pratl’s 24-yard field goal in the third quar­ter and added an in­sur­ance TD on a 2yard run by Thomp­son.

UW-River Falls 30, Mis­souri Bap­tist 3: The Fal­cons (2-1) got two touch­down passes from Travon Hearns and two scor­ing runs from Michael Dig­gins in their win over the Spar­tans in St. Louis.

River Falls’ de­fense also held Mis­souri Bap­tist to mi­nus-26 yards rush­ing.

UW-White­wa­ter 40, Wash­ing­ton (Mo.) 21: The Warhawks (1-2) fi­nally got on the win­ning side of the ledger as they ral­lied for 27 points in the fourth quar­ter against the Bears (1-2) be­hind quar­ter­back Cole Wil­ber in St. Louis.

White­wa­ter trailed, 14-13, head­ing into the fi­nal pe­riod, but Wil­ber hooked up with Mitchell Dess for a 43-yard scor­ing strike and then Adam Kor­pela on a 13-yard TD and the Warhawks never looked back.

Trine 55, Wis­con­sin Lutheran 7: The Thun­der (3-0) ran roughshod over the War­riors (0-3), out­gain­ing them 400 to 67 yards on the ground in An­gola, Ind.

Al­bion (Mich.) 79, Con­cor­dia 7: The Bri­tons (1-2) held a 746-to-248 ad­van­tage in to­tal yards as they steam­rolled the vis­it­ing Fal­cons (1-2)

Hope 37, Lake­land 35: Michael Whit­ley found Dez­men Morse for a 13-yard touch­down strike with 39 sec­onds re­main­ing for the Muskies (1-1), but their two-point at­tempt to tie the score failed, and the Fly­ing Dutch­men sur­vived in Hol­land, Mich.

Whit­ley fin­ished with 377 pass­ing yards with two scores while El­drada Meeks rushed for 128 yards and a TD.

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