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Spieker goes off again, as UW-La Crosse snaps losing streak to UW-Oshkosh



UW-L's defense swarms a UW-Oshkosh ball carrier Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in a 31-3 win at Veterans Memorial Field. (PHOTO: Jim Lund, UWLAthletics.com)

For the first time since 2011, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse football team has beaten UW-Oshkosh.


Cole Spieker had six receptions for 170 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown in leading the Eagles to the 31-3 win — snapping an eight-game losing streak to the Titans.

In his last three games, Spieker, a 6-2 senior, has 29 receptions for 562 yards and seven touchdowns. For the season he has 45 receptions for 832 yards and eight TDs.

The Eagles (5-2, 3-1 WIAC) scored all four touchdowns in the first half, led off by a Joey Stutzman 1-yard run that capped off a 5-play, 68-yard opening drive.

UW-L outgained UW-O (5-2, 3-1) 475-201, including 352-95 in the air.

Evan Lewandowksi, coming off an NCAA DIII record nine-touchdown performance last week, was 24-for-39 for those 352 yards with two TDs and three interceptions in the win. If it wasn’t Spieker, it was Cameron Sorenson hauling in a lot of that yardage. The sophomore had nine catches for 121 yards and a score.

The Titans’ 201 yards on offense was their fewest against the Eagles since finishing with 175 on Oct. 25, 2008.

UW-L heads to third-ranked UW-Whitewater (7-0, 4-0) for a 1 p.m. matchup Saturday.

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