Blugold football looking to finish off close games

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Eau Claire (WQOW) — UW-Eau Claire football is coming off of a tough loss to UW-Stout Saturday in Menomonie 26-20, but even with the defeate it was a big step for the program in the right direction.

The Blugolds have shown game after game this season, that they’re not the same team as the last couple years. They even had multiple chances to leave Williams Stadium Saturday night with the “War on 94” trophy, but just couldn’t make enough plays. Head Coach Dan Larson was of course disappointed in the loss, but he also knows his team is capable of playing at a lot higher level.

“If you want to be a winning team, if you want to have a winning program, you have to come out on the winning edge of those five or six plays and we didn’t,” says Larson, who is off to his best start as head coach (2-2). “You have to play at a higher level, and at some point in time we’re still reverting back to some old habits that haven’t allowed us to win. We know we’re capable of better football, and that’s got to be the goal this weekend. We’ve got to be able to play better, because we want to win at home, we want to win at homecoming, and I think our guys understand the importance of it and will be ready to go.”

UW-Eau Claire hosts Stevens Point at Carson Park for homecoming Saturday afternoon. Kick-off is scheduled for 1:10 P.M.

Collin Talbert

Collin Talbert

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