UW-LaCrosse (2-4, 1-2) at UW-Stout (2-4, 1-2)
Both teams are looking to bounce back to .500 in the WIAC after losing last week. UW-L has been undermined offensively by an inability to protect the passer, which has made it very difficult for the Eagles to sustain drives. UW-Stout's defensive front does create pressure and the Blue Devils are better in the red zone on both sides of the ball.
UW-Platteville (2-2, 3-3) at UW-River Falls (0-3, 0-6)
The Pioneers hit the road looking to break a two game losing streak. They find the perfect opponent to get well in the Falcons. Coach Walker's turnaround project at River Falls will take some time.
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UW-Stevens Point (3-3, 1-2) at UW-Eau Claire (2-1, 4-2)
The Pointers head into the most difficult part of their schedule after a disappointing 3 losses in their first 6 games. They lost on this same field last year when they visited with a stronger team. The Blugolds may have their strongest team since their '07 playoff team. The Blugolds have too much offense for the Pointers.
UW-Whitewater (3-0, 6-0) at UW-Oshkosh (3-0, 5-1)
The winner of this game is in the driver's seat to win the WIAC championship and the automatic playoff bid that goes with it. And as eager as the Titans are to take on the defending national champions, the importance of this game is not lost on UW-W. Seems like UW-O may have been better off if they would have been able to sneak up on Whitewater. This game will have UW-W's full focus. Both teams will likely score some points, but UW-O's chances probably rest on their defense's ability to slow down the Warhawks. UW-O's defense came up big against Platteville last week and will have to play just as well in this one. While the Titans are ranked second overall in total defense, they are ranked in the middle of the conference pack (4th) in defending both the pass and the run. That won't be good enough against UW-W