Pointers upset #21 Wabash in home opener

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The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point football team pulled off a 31-28 victory Saturday over the 21st ranked Wabash Little Giants.

The Pointers welcomed Wabash to Goerke Field for their home opener this season, which also happened to be their annual Pink Game, which raises awareness for Breast Cancer.

The Pointers dominated in the first half behind two Matt Urmanski touchdown passes and a Jahi Stigall 18 yard touchdown run to head to the locker room up 21-7.

The Little Giants would find their footing in the second half of the game behind the running of Ike James. James rushed for 167 yards and three scores Saturday, the last of which gave Wabash a 28-24 lead with about two minutes left in the game.

However, Urmanski would drive his team down the field to throw the seven-yard go-ahead strike to Devin Baldridge, that would also serve as the game winning touchdown as the Pointers pull-off the upset 31-28.

“It was an unbelievable football game,” said Pointers Head Coach Greg Breitbach.

“Wabash has a great football tradition and to have that kind of game here at home is a testament to our players and our coaches. Just keeping pointer pride and keeping the faith and finding a way to win at the end.”

The Pointers will now look to ride this momentum into South Dakota next week as they face the Dakota State Trojans.

Alex Stewart

Alex Stewart

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