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Malueg confident going forward after first start for Blugolds

Eau Claire (WQOW) — After his first career start in college on Saturday against Loras, UW-Eau Claire sophomore quarterback Jonathan Malueg is confidence in his game going forward.

Malueg helped lead the Blugolds’ offense to four touchdowns in the 35-3 victory, including his own 9-yard rushing score in the third quarter. He finished the game with 98 yards passing, two yards rushing, but also threw a pair of interceptions. He won the quarterback competition during fall camp, and after his first start is confident he’ll keep improving every week.

“Taking that first sack, that took a lot of the pressure off. I was like alright now I know how that feels, and after that I was ready,” says Malueg. “I never thought one time that, oh I’m the guy right away I knew I had to battle, work hard, because I know these other two guys, three, four guys behind me are trying to do the same thing and the positions open. Offensively there’s a lot to grow from. A lot of success too that we’re going to keep building on, but a lot to grow as well. Next week I think we’ll be a lot better, more comfortable back there.”

UW-Eau Claire will travel to St. Norbert on Saturday, in a non-conference road game at 1 p.m.

Collin Talbert

Collin Talbert is the sports director at WQOW News 18. He joined News 18 in June 2018 as our weekend sports anchor as was promoted to sports director in November 2018.

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