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BLUE DEVILS WRAP UP SEASON BY TRAVELING TO UW-WHITEWATER


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THIS WEEK'S GAME: After a wild win last week, UW-Stout (3-6, 2-4 WIAC) will close out the season when they travel to sixth ranked and defending national champion UW-Whitewater, (8-1 overall, 5-1 WIAC) Saturday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at Warhawk Stadium. The Warhawks can clinch a share of the WIAC championship with a victory and a UW-Oshkosh loss against UW-Eau Claire.
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ON THE AIR: WMEQ 880 AM Radio will provide broadcast coverage for the season with Pete Knutson and Jake Bostrom providing commentary during the games. WMEQ will also audio stream the games. At home games, WMEQ will provide the audio portion for Live Video streaming of all home football games, network providing. Live Stats will be available for all home games.

WEEKLY INTERVIEW: UW-Stout head coach Clayt Birmingham will speak with Pete Knutson on Sports Radio 1400 on a weekly basis about the upcoming game and last week's game. A link to the weekly broadcast is available here. This week's interview | Weekly Interviews

LAST TIME OUT: UW-Stout: UW-Stout gave up a 17 point lead to fall behind 31-27, but the Blue Devils kept battling as Brian Alvarez caught a 73-yard pass to the UW-Stevens Point 7, and two plays later quarterback Hank Kujak hit brother Reggie Kujak for a 2-yard TD play and Stout took a 34-31 win over the Pointers Saturday at Williams Stadium on Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day. | Complete Story and Box Score

LAST TIME OUT: UW-Whitewater: The Warhawks piled up more than 500 yards for the third time in their last four games and tallied 28 unanswered points over the final three quarters en route to a 42-6 triumph at UW-River Falls last Saturday. Defensively, UW-Whitewater held the Falcons to 6-of-16 on third down and 1-of-4 on fourth down and held UW-River Falls to just 2.7 yards per carry in the running game. The Warhawks compiled 340 passing yards, their second highest total of the year. | Complete Story and Box Score

WHEN STOUT AND WHITEWATER LAST MET: Despite holding UW-Whitewater to their lowest point total of the season, a sluggish UW-Stout offense was unable to get anything going as the Blue Devils fell to the No. 1 ranked Warhawks, 37-0. | Complete Story and Box Score

THE SERIES: UW-Whitewater leads the series, 45-10-2. The Warhawks have won the last 13 matchups. Stout last defeated the Warhawks in 2001, a 28-25 decision.
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WHO'S WHO: UW-Stout: The passing game has been the Blue Devils' bread and butter this season and after a down weekend at UW-Platteville, the passing game returned for the Blue Devils in their 34-31 win over UW-Stevens Point. Quarterback Hank Kujak has held the hot hand in most of Stout's games and is ranked second in the conference in passing, completing 178-of-338 passes for 2506 yards and 24 TDs, while throwing only three interceptions. Kujak leads the conference in total offense, tallying 305.2 yards per contest.

On a team that, at times, seems to be held together with masking tape and super glue due to injuries, the Blue Devils are amassing offensive numbers far surpassing the past several years. With QB Hank Kujak leading the way, the Blue Devils are second only to UW-Platteville in the WIAC, averaging 282.4 yards per contest. Kujak, a team captain for the third year, is second in the league in passing yardage, averaging 278.4 yards and has tossed 24 TDs, best of all league quarterbacks. Kujak has thrown for more than 200 yards in seven of nine games this season. Kujak has thrown for more yardage (2506 yds) and more TDs (24) this season than any Stout quarterback since Matt Bunyan threw for 3230 yards and 38 TDs in 1997. Since 1978, only two quarterbacks - Bunyan and Tim Peterson (1988 - 2956 yds) have thrown for more yardage in a single season than Kujak. Nationally, Kujak ranks 20th in TDs thrown (24), 18th in passing yardage (2506), 26th in passing yards per game (278.4), 26th,t in points responsible (162) and 21st in total offense (305.2). Injured except for about half of the season-opener last year, Kujak threw for 189 yards against Dakota Wesleyan before going down. During the 2013 season, Kujak threw for more than 200-yards in seven games.

CATCHING THE BALL:
Kujak has hit Chris Pica-Anderson for 44 completions, good for 511 yards. Brian Alvarez has hauled in 37 passes for 695 yards and a team-best eight TDs. Alvarez is ranked sixth in the league in scoring TDs, fourth in receiving yards (86.9) and ninth in receptions per game (4.6). Freshman Kevion McDonald has 28 receptions for 422 yards and two scores. Jordan Dabney has 18 receptions, six of them resulting in TDs. Justin Guarnaccio has hauled in 18 catches for 171 yards and a TD and TE Reggie Kujak has five TD catches, two coming against UW-River Falls and two against UW-Stevens Point. Pica-Anderson is the only wide receiver returning from last season that caught more than five passes. Alvarez did not compete in 2014, but was the team's leading receiver in 2013.

THE LONG HAUL: Jordan Dabney caught a 70-yard TD pass against UW-Stevens Point, which was the longest pass reception for the Blue Devils since Trevor Morning caught an 85-yard pass Sept. 8, 2012, against the University of Jamestown. But later in the Stevens Point game, Brian Alvarez surpassed Dabney's mark when he caught a 73-yard pass to set up Stout's game-winning TD.

KUJAK CLIMBING THE LADDER: After the UW-Stevens Point game, Hank Kujak is currently ranked fourth on the UW-Stout all-time passing list with 5367 yards, passing Forrest Schneider (1993-95) who finished with 4992 yards. For his career, Kujak has completed 416-of-806 passes, with 40 TDs. Kujak has thrown for 24 TDs this season, more than doubling his season-best of 11 during the 2013 season.

ALVAREZ MAKES APPEARANCE ON ALL-TIME RECEIVING LIST: Brian Alvarez is currently 17th on the all-time receiving list, hauling in 88 passes for 1220 yards and nine TDs. Alvarez has caught eight TD passes this season and had one in 2013.

RUNNING THE BALL: While Adolfo Pacheco and KeyShawn Carpenter had been splitting rushing duties, junior Travis Urlaub has worked his way into the line-up and had a break out day against UW-Eau Claire, then continued that against UW-River Falls, carrying the ball 10 times for 105 yards, and scored his first collegiate TD, a 40-yard run. Against the Blugolds, Urlaub carried the ball 11 times for 78 yards, including a scamper of 38 yards in the first half. Urlaub currently has a team-best 327 yards on 59 carries for a team-best average of 5.5 yards per carry. Pacheco has netted 314 yards on 67 totes (4.7 y/carry), while Carpenter has 229 yards on 58 carries (3.9 y/carry). Pacheco looked like his old self on a 42-yard run against UW-Stevens Point, his longest rush of the yeart, while Carpenter's best so far this season has been 26 yards and Urlaub's is 40 yards. QB Kujak has 241 yards rushing, and ran off a team-best 47-yard run against Wartburg. Pacheco has moved up the UW-Stout all-time rushing list, starting the season at 17th and his 1649 yards is now ranked 13th.

O-LINE: The Blue Devils return four starters from last season's offensive line, including center
David Koronkiewicz, Kane'ala Atchison-Keolanui, a second team all-WIAC selection and preseason honorable mention All-American, Logan Stoa and Corey Parris. Injuries have sidelined both Atchison-Keolanui and Parris, and Stoa missed a game earlier. Atchison-Keolanui has returned to the line-up. Second in the league in passing, Stout has given up only six sacks, two in conference play.

DEFENSE:
Defensively, LB Kyle Hoefft leads the team in tackles with 104, 54 solo, and is first in the WIAC. Hoefft has 7.0 tackles for loss with two interceptions, the first of his collegiate career. DB Tony Blair has 74 tackles, 40 solo. LB Josh Robinson has 62 tackles, 21 solo, and 3.5 tackles for loss. DL Kevin Houts is fourth in the WIAC in sacks with 5.5 and is fourth in the league in tackles for loss with 10.5. DB Michael Pierson is second in passes defended with 12, three by interception.. Houts missed most of last season due to injury. Iyen Ogbomoh earned a spot on the defensive line last season, taking over for Houts after he was injured. Ogbomoh is sharing the spot with his high school teammate, Isaiah Hardy. Hardy has 35 tackles, 11 solo and 4.5 tackles for a loss. Ogbomoh has been a terror on special teams. The lanky defensive end blocked three kicks last season, and this season had two blocks against Wartburg, a punt and an extra point, and a blocked field goal attempt against UW-Platteville. Stout has blocked seven kicks this season. Travis Shackleton blocked a La Crosse field goal attempt Enzo Rosani returned 86 yards for a TD.

BALL HAWKS: Michael Pierson is tied for third in the WIAC in interceptions with three. Enzo Rosani and Javauhn Staley each have two picks, tied for fourth in the WIAC. Hoefft also has two INTs. Tony Blair, Kyle Hoefft, and Josh Johnson each have pulled down one INT. Stout has recorded at least one interception in every game except against UW-La Crosse. Stout had a season-high three interceptions against Loras College. Rosani has 42 tackles, 30 solo and three pass break-ups. Staley has 34 tackles, 22 solo. DB Michael Pierson has nine pass break ups and three interceptions to give him 12 passes defended, second in the league. Pierson has 49 tackles, 34 solo, and 2.0 tackles for loss.

DEFENSIVE BACKFIELD DINGED: Injuries have put a dent in the Blue Devils' defensive backfield. Safety Collin Laursen returned against Wartburg after a preseason injury sidelined him for the first two games. Laursen, who missed most of the 2013 season to injury, came back to play all 10 games last year...Stout has lost DB Josh Johnson and CB LaRon Thompson to injury. Johnson was a transfer who was the Blue Devils' defensive player of the week after the Bethel game when he picked off a pass and recovered a fumble. Thompson led the Blue Devils in pass break-ups last season. Enzo Rosani missed one game due to injury.

YARDS FOR/YARDS AGAINST: As a team, Stout is averaging 417.1 total yards, 282.4 through the air, 134.7 on the ground. The Blue Devils are allowing 566.8 total yards, 250.6 rushing, 316.2 passing. Stout has been outscored, 355-277 (39.4-30.8).

GIVE IT A BOOT: Punter Clark Riedel is averaging 40.5 yards per punt, tops in the league by more than two yards and 13th in the country. The Blue Devils, as a team, are tops in the conference in net punt average (34.0), So far this season, Riedel has placed 10 punts inside the 20 and has had 10 of his punts fair caught. Riedel had a career-long punt in 2014 of 59 yards against UW-Platteville. This season, his best boot has been 52 yards against UW-La Crosse and again against UW-Stevens Point. Against the Pointers, averaged 48.8 yards per punt, and his longest was 52 yards. Against Wartburg College last season, Riedel was called on to punt 11 times, and the Blue Devils punted 12 total times, matching a team record set during the 1939 football season against Gustavus Adolphus. Last week at Platteville, Clark Riedel averaged 46.0 yards over four punts, and had a net return average of plus-2 yards. One punt was fair caught, two returned for a total of eight yards and a 55 yard boot, his longest of the season, rolled out of bounds.

ON A TEE: Drew Pearson has assumed the place kicking duties, and missed his first PAT of the season against UW-Stevens Point. Pearson is currently 25 for 26. Pearson hit all six attempts in a 45-12 win over UW-Eau Claire and repeated the feat in a 54-48 loss to UW-River Falls. Pearson is 2-5 in field goals. After seeing his first collegiate field goal attempt blocked against UW-Oshkosh, Pearson connected on a 24-yard attempt against Eau Claire...Taylor Pahl saw his streak of consecutive PATs come to an end at 24 when his opening extra point attempt against Wartburg did not connect. Coming into the season, the sophomore was 15-of-17 in PATs, including the final 15 of the 2014 season. Pahl stretched that mark to 24 consecutive PATs, getting two against Bethel and nailing all seven attempts at Loras, before the miss with Wartburg. This season Pahl is 3-of-4 in field goals, making him 9-of-15 overall. Pahl missed a field goal against Wartburg wide right and had made seven consecutive field goals, stretching back to the end of the last season. He made the final four field goals in 2014...Pahl hit a career-long against UW-River Falls in 2014, connecting on a 42-yard field goal to seal Stout's victory late in the fourth quarter.

FIELD GOAL BLOCK & RETURN: Travis Shackleton blocked a 29-yard field goal attempt by UW-La Crosse and Enzo Rosani scooped up the ball on the La Crosse 14, returning it 86 yards for a score. The blocked kick was Shackleton's first career block and the touchdown was Rosani's first collegiate TD. There is no mention in the UW-Stout, the WIAC or the NCAA record books for returning blocked field goal attempts. There will now be a category in the Stout record book. After sending out a request to NCAA Division III sports information directors, the following list of blocked field goals was compiled.

Blocked Field Goal Attempt Returns
95t, Javicz Jones (Mary Hardin-Baylor vs. Lousiana College), 2012
86t, Enzo Rosani (UW-Stout vs. UW-La Crosse), Oct. 17, 2015
82t, Anthony Giuliano (SUNY-Cortland vs. William Paterson), 2010
79t, Ryan Bonheyo (Gallaudet University vs. Becker College), Nov. 2, 2013 (game winning TD)
77t, Jim Smith (SUNY-Cortland vs. SUNY-Brockport), 2007
76t, Rick Mateja (North Central College vs. Wheaton College), Sept. 21, 1985
67t, Justin Baker (St. Norbert College vs. Lake Forest College), Sept. 26, 2009
61, Derek Sulo (North Central College vs. Carthage College), Nov. 10, 2007


PRESEASON POLLS: After finishing near the bottom last season, the Blue Devils were picked to finish eighth in the WIAC this season, according to a preseason poll by WIAC football coaches and sports information directors. The Pointers were picked to finish fourth in the WIAC preseason poll.

WHO'S WHO: UW-Whitewater: The Warhawks need to win this game if they want to have any dreams of sharing the WIAC title. The Warhawks' lone loss came to conference foe UW-Oshkosh earlier this season. The Warhawks are currently ranked sixth in the D3football.com Top 25 and are ranked fourth in the latest West Region NCAA rankings. St. Thomas is ranked first, Linfield second and Oshkosh third. UW-Platteville is ranked seventh regionally. The Warhawks are sporting the second best defense in the WIAC, just fractions of a yard behind UW-Oshkosh, at 287.9. The Warhawks allow a league-low 11.2 points per contest, and are tops in rushing defense by a commanding margin, allowing only 79.1 yards rushing per game. The Warhawks allow 208.2 yards passing to rank third. The Warhawk offense trails Oshkosh scoring (39.4) and rushing (204.4) and are third in total offense (235.3) and fifth in passing offense (230.9). The Warhawks are tops in the league in sacks with 28. Individually, RB Justin Ratliffe leads the league in rushing with 883 yards on 153 carries for a 5.8 yard per tote average. Ratliffe has run for 15 TDs. Of the top seven QBs in the WIAC passing category, Chris Nelson has thrown the fewest numbers of times, hitting 115-of-169 passes for 190.2 yards per game, but has been one of the most efficient, throwing 12 TDs but being picked off only twice. Marcus Hudson has brought down 36 passes for 623 yards and four TDs. Brandon Tamsett and John Flood each have four sacks. Vince Mason is tied for the conference lead with four interceptions.

UW-Whitewater were ranked No. 1 in a preseason poll by D3football.com, second in Lindy's Sports Division III Top 25 and third in The Sporting News' preseason national rankings, but have settled into the sixth spot in the D3football.com poll after a loss to UW-Oshkosh in mid-season to see a winning streak come to an end at 36 games. The Warhawks have seven returning starters on both offense and defense. Senior running back Jordan Ratliffe had a league-high tying nine rushing touchdowns in 2014, while adding 950 rushing yards. Senior wide receiver Joe Worth had 47 receptions, 526 receiving yards and four touchdown receptions. The defensive unit is led by senior linebacker Justin Dischler, who compiled a team-best 93 tackles, while adding seven tackles for loss and 2.5 quarterback sacks a season ago. The kicking game returns junior Lake Bachar and sophomore Will Meyer. Gone from a season ago is quarterback Matt Behrendt, who received WIAC Offensive Player of the Year honors. | 2015 Statistics

THE MATCHUP: Comparing the numbers:

Stout WIAC RankWIAC RankWhitewater
30.85PPG239.4
39.47Opp. PPG111.2
282.42Pass Yds5230.9
135.26Rush Yds2201.1
4 (16/12)3tTurnover /-1t10 (19/9)


NON-CONFERENCE SCORING EXPLOSION: If it seems as if there has been a lot of scoring in the WIAC this season, it's because there was during the non-conference portion of the schedule. Comparing the 2014 season to the 2015 season yields the following up to start of the conference season: in 2014, among non-conference games, there were two games where WIAC schools scored 50 points for more, there were six games where WIAC schools scored 40 points or more and there were eight games where WIAC schools scored 30 points or more. During the 2015 season up to this point, there were six games where WIAC schools scored 50 points or more (shoot, there were four games with 60 or more points scored), there were seven games where WIAC schools scored 40 or more points and there were 14 games where WIAC schools scored 30 points or more. In 2014, the total number of points scored over the first 24 games of the season was 595 points for an average of 24.8 points per game. In 2015, the WIAC scored 838 points over the first 24 games of the season for an average of 34.9 points per game. The Blue Devils were certainly a part of that scoring explosion. Last season, after the first three games of the season, Stout scored 54 total points for an average of 18.0 points per game. This season, in the first three games of the season, Stout scored 105 points for an average of 35.0 points per game.

LOTS OF RANKED OPPONENTS: The Blue Devils played five teams that received preseason recognition by D3football.com - Bethel (No. 20, Sept. 3), Wartburg College (No. 6, Sept. 19), UW-Oshkosh (No. 18, Oct. 3), UW-Platteville (receiving votes, Oct. 31) and UW-Whitewater (No. 1, Nov. 14). In the latest D3football.com Top 25 poll, Platteville (No. 12), Bethel (RV), Wartburg (No. 22), Oshkosh (No. 6), and Whitewater (No. 7).

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: In Stout's contest with UW-Stevens Point, senior quarterback Hank Kujak and senior running back John Redepenning were selected as offensive players of the week; senior linebacker Kyle Hoefft was selected as defensive players of the week; sophomore punter Clark Riedel was selected as special team's players of the week. Kane'ala Atchison-Keolanui and Logan Stoa were selected as the offensive linemen of the week. Freshman Jeff Kus was selected as offensive scout team player of the week, sophomore Eddie DiSerat was selected as the defensive scout team player of the week and sophomore Keith Bolden was selected as the special teams scout team player of the week..

TEAM CAPTAINS: Captains for the 2015 season include quarterback Hank Kujak (Sr, Blair), defensive back Collin Laursen (Sr, Mondovi), defensive lineman Kevin Houts (Sr, Bloomington, Minn.), wide receiver Brian Alvarez (Sr, Atwater, Calif.) and offensive lineman David Koronkiewicz (Sr, Peshtigo). This is Kujak's third year as a team captain.

ODDS AND ENDS: In comparison to 2014 when they played four home games, the Blue Devils play five home games in 2015. Stout opens the 2015 season Sept. 3 at home and will have completed three home games within the first month of the season.

THE COACHES: UW-Stout: Clayt Birmingham (23-36) is in his sixth year as the UW-Stout head coach. Before coming to Stout, Birmingham coached at Western Michigan, Emporia College and UW-Stevens Point. Birmingham was the UW-Stout defensive coordinator for three years before assuming the head coaching role. Birmingham played his college football at UW-Stevens Point. UW-Whitewater: Kevin Bullis (8-1, 5-1 WIAC) is in his first year as head coach for for the Warhawks, after seven seasons as an assistant at Whitewater. Prior to joining the Warhawks, Bullis served as defensive coordinator at UW-River Falls from 1995-2007, including four seasons as assistant head football coach. During his 13 seasons with the Falcons, Bullis headed the defensive staff, coordinated recruiting efforts in Minnesota and assisted on special teams. Bullis' other roles included defensive coordinator at Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) College (1993-95), linebackers coach at UW-River Falls (1990-93) and linebackers coach at the University of Minnesota Morris (1988-89).

COACHING STAFF Travis Destache returns as the defensive coordinator, and Pat McAvoy is in his second year as the offensive coordinator. Chase Vogel returns for his second year and will work with the quarterbacks and the passing game. Kody Morgan, Jed Stutzman, Joe Gerber and Jake Schiff return. Student assistant coaches include Matt McKone and Jake Pollock.

THE LEAGUES: UW-Stout and UW-Stevens Point are members of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). Stout finished seventh in league play last season and the Blue Devils were picked to finish eighth in a WIAC preseason poll in mid-August. Stevens Point last year finished fourth and were picked to finish fourth in a preseason poll.

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE: Senior defensive back Collin Laursen was selected as a semifinalist for the 2015 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments and hosted at the New York Athletic Club. Laursen is an engineering techology major with an emphasis in facilities with a 3.64 GPA who has received the Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence six times. Laursen is a Blue Devil captain and a three year starter at safety. Laursen missed the majority of the 2013 season due to injury, but, coming into the 2015 season, started 21 of 31 games that he played. He was a WIAC honorable mention defensive back his sophomore year.

SEASON HONORS: Linebacker Kyle Hoefft and punter Clark Riedel were selected as the WIAC athletes of the week, Hoefft on defense and Riedel for special teams, and were named to the D3football.com Team of the Week after their roles in a 34-31 win over UW-Stevens Point. Hoefft was selected as the defensive player of the week by USA College Football DIII and Riedel was an honorable mention selection to the same squad...Quarterback Hank Kujak was selected as the UW-Stout/Northwestern Mutual Athlete of the week after throwing for five TDs and running for another in a 54-48 loss to UW-River Falls...Quarterback Hank Kujak was selected as the WIAC offensive player of the week after throwing for five TDs and running for another in a 45-12 win over UW-Eau Claire....wide receiver Brian Alvarez was selected as UW-Stout/Northwestern Mutual athlete of the week after catching 10 passes for 159 yards and three TDs...quarterback Hank Kujak was selected as the WIAC offensive player of the week and the UW-Stout/Northwestern Mutual athlete of the week after throwing for 418 yards and three TDs against Loras College...defensive back Enzo Rosani was selected as the WIAC defensive player of the week after intercepting two passes against Loras College...Returners to the 2015 season that were all-conference selections are offensive lineman Kane'ala Atchison-Keolauni, who was a second team pick. Atchison-Keolauni was a preseason honorable mention choice by USA Football Division III.

TOPPERS: The following are career bests for several of Stout's offensive players
Hank Kujak - Passing
22 comp, 44 att, 418 yds, 3 TD vs. Loras College, Sept. 12, 2015
23 comp, 48 att, 357 yds, 5 TDs vs. UW-River Falls, Oct. 24, 2015
30 comp, 52 att, 341 yds, 2 TDs vs. Bethel University, Sept. 3, 2015
16 comp, 31 att, 325 yds, 3 TDs vs. UW-Stevens Point, Nov. 7, 2015
21 comp, 35 att, 319 yds, 5 TD vs. UW-Eau Claire, Oct. 17, 2015
20 comp, 35 att, 272 yds, 3 TD vs. Dakota Wesleyan, Sept. 7, 2013
24 comp, 43 att, 262 yds 2 TD vs. UW-Platteville, Oct. 26, 2013
23 comp, 45 att, 250 yds vs. UW-Whitewater, Oct. 12, 2013
19 comp, 42 att, 243 yds, 1 TD vs. UW-Oshkosh, Oct. 5, 2013
21 comp, 34 att, 237 yds, 1 TD vs. University of Jamestown, Sept. 14, 2013
18 comp, 37 att, 224 yds, 1 TD vs. UW-River Falls, Nov. 9, 2013
18 comp, 29 att, 217 yds, 2 TDs vs. UW-Oshkosh, Oct. 3, 2015
20 comp, 36 att, 215 yds, 3 TD vs. UW-Eau Claire, Nov. 2, 2013
19 comp, 38 att, 212 yds, 3 TD vs. Wartburg College, Sept. 19, 2015
Garrett Peterson - Passing
26 comp, 39 att, 324 yds, 4 TD vs. UW-River Falls, Nov. 8, 2014
25 comp, 45 att, 205 yds vs. UW-Platteville, Oct. 25, 2014
20 comp, 37 att, 187 yds vs. UW-Stevens Point, Nov. 15, 2014
10 comp, 19 att, 156 yds vs. UW-Whitewater, Oct. 11, 2014
26 comp, 37 att, 155 yds vs. UW-La Crosse, Oct. 18, 2014
7 comp, 16 att, 104 yds, 1 TD vs. UW-Oshkosh, Oct. 4, 2014
Jay Alston - Passing
16 comp, 33 comp, 2 TDs, vs. UW-Whitewater, Nov. 14, 2015
2 comp, 7 att, 36 yds, vs. UW-Oshkosh, Oct. 3, 2015
Brian Alvarez- Receiving
10 receptions, 159 yards, 3 TDs, vs. UW-Eau Claire, Oct. 17, 2015
5 receptions, 144 yards, vs. UW-Stevens Point, Nov. 7, 2015
7 receptions, 135 yards, vs. Bethel University, Sept. 3, 2015
10 receptions, 120 yards, 1 TD vs. UW-River Falls, Nov. 9, 2013
6 receptions, 114 yds, 2 TDs vs. UW-River Falls, Oct. 24, 2015
4 receptions, 95 yards vs. Loras College, Sept. 12, 2015
7 receptions, 89 yards vs. UW-Whitewater, Oct. 12, 2013
8 receptions, 71 yards vs. UW-Platteville, Oct. 26, 2013
4 receptions, 57 yards vs. UW-La Crosse, Oct. 19, 2013
5 receptions, 54 yards vs. UW-Eau Claire, Nov. 2, 2013
Adolfo Pacheco - Rushing
28 carries, 194 yards, 3 TD vs. UW-Platteville, Oct. 26, 2013
25 carries, 143 yards, 1 TD vs. UW-Stevens Point, Nov. 16, 2013
27 carries, 139 yards, 1 TD vs. UW-River Falls, Nov. 9, 2013
24 carries, 124 yards, 2 TD vs. UW-Eau Claire, Nov. 2, 2013
35 carries, 118 yards vs. Loras College, Sept. 13, 2014
13 carries, 94 yards, 1 TD vs. UW-Oshkosh, Oct. 5, 2013
13 carries, 85 yards, vs. Wartburg College, Sept. 20, 2014
17 carries, 77 yards vs. Loras College, Sept. 12, 2015
16 carries, 67 yards vs. Dakota Wesleyan, Sept. 7, 2013
14 carries, 65 yards vs. UW-La Crosse, Oct. 19, 2013
8 carries, 65 yards vs. North Central College, Sept. 21, 2013
Travis Urlaub - Rushing
10 carries, 105 yards, 1 TD vs. UW-River Falls, Oct. 24, 2015
11 carries, 78 yards, vs. UW-Eau Claire, Oct. 17, 2015
12 carries, 62 yards vs. UW-Stevens Point, Nov. 7, 2015
Chris Pica-Anderson - Receiving
7 receptions, 126 yards vs. UW-River Falls, Oct. 24, 2015
8 receptions, 94 yards vs. UW-Platteville, Oct. 25, 2014
8 receptions, 60 yards vs. UW-La Crosse, Oct. 10, 2015
4 receptions, 76 yards vs. Wartburg College, Sept. 19, 2015
5 receptions, 70 yards vs. Loras College, Sept. 12, 2015
Kevion McDonald - Receiving
5 receptions, 98 yards vs. Loras College, Sept. 12, 2015
3 receptions, 71 yards, 2 TDs vs. UW-Eau Claire, Oct. 17, 2015
5 receptions, 67 yards vs. UW-La Crosse, Oct. 10, 2015
7 receptions, 72 yards vs. Bethel University, Sept. 3, 2015
Jordan Dabney - Receiving
4 receptions, 124 yards, 2 TDs vs. Loras College, Sept. 12, 2015
Justin Guarnaccio - Receiving
5 receptions, 62 yds, 1 TD vs. UW-Oshkosh, Oct. 3, 2015
Reggie Kujak - Receiving
2 receptions, 47 yards vs. UW-Whitewater, Oct. 11, 2014
3 receptions, 38 yards, 2 TDs vs. UW-Stevens Point, Nov. 7, 2015
2 receptions, 38 yards vs. UW-Oshkosh, Oct. 3, 2015
3 receptions, 26 yards, 2 TDs vs. UW-Eau Claire, Nov. 2, 2013
3 receptions, 23 yards, 2 TDs vs. UW-River Falls, Oct.24, 2015
3 receptions, 23 yards, 1 TD vs. UW-Platteville, Oct. 26, 2013
2 receptions, 22 yards, 1 TD vs. Wartburg College, Sept. 19, 2015


DON & NONA WILLIAMS STADIUM MARKS
Longest Pass Play

87 - Jon Bane to Anthony Muilenburg (Dakota Wesleyan) Sept. 7, 2013
85 - Michael Blizel to Trevor Morning vs. Jamestown, Sept. 8, 2012
85 - Brett Kasper to Sam Mentkowski (UW-Oshkosh), Oct. 3, 2015
Longest Run from Scrimmage
86 - Craig Warminski vs. UW-Oshkosh, Nov. 13, 2010
Longest Field Goal
55 - Nick Dace (North Central College), Sept. 15, 2012
53 - Nick Dace (North Central College), Sept. 15, 2012
Longest Punt Return
80 - Craig Warminski vs. Eureka College, Sept. 18, 2010
Longest Kickoff Return
90 - Carlos Concepcion vs. UW-Eau Claire, Oct. 23, 2010
Most Rushing Yards in a Game
328 - Luke Bundgaard vs. UW-Platteville, Nov. 15, 2003
207 - Taylor Edwards (UW-River Falls), Oct. 3, 2009
207 - Justin Biever (UW-Whitewater), Nov. 5, 2005
Most Yards Passing in a Game
446 - Tom Stetzer (UW-Platteville), Sept. 29, 2001
381 - Dylan Jones (Loras College), Sept. 13, 2014
358 - Brett Borchert (UW-Stevens Point), Oct. 16, 2004
357 - Hank Kujak vs. UW-River Falls, Oct. 24, 2015
350 - Brett Kasper (UW-Oshkosh), Oct. 3, 2015
349 - Austin Neu (UW-Eau Claire), Oct. 1, 2011
341 - Hank Kujak vs. Bethel University, Sept. 3, 2015
Most Yards Receiving in a Game
243 - Max Boe (Jamestown), Sept. 11, 2010
238 - Nate Even (Loras College), Sept. 13, 2014
Most TDs Scored in a Game
4 - Luke Bundgaard vs. UW-Platteville, Nov. 15, 2003

PROMOTIONS PLANNED FOR 2015: The Blue Devils have a full slate of promotions scheduled for 2015, beginning with Dorm Days for the Sept. 19 contest with Wartburg College. Oct. 3 vs. UW-Oshkosh is Homecoming, along with Football Legacy Reunion Day and a day to recognize the 2000 and 1965 championship teams, Oct. 24 vs. UW-River Falls is the annual Hall of Fame Game and Nov. 7 vs. UW-Stevens Point is Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day.

CHAMPIONSHIP RECOGNITIONS: The Blue Devils will use Homecoming Weekend to recognize the conference championship teams of 1965 and 2000. The weekend will also be a football legacy reunion, honoring all Stout football teams.

MAX SPARGER: UW-Stout dedicated the Don & Nona Williams Stadium press box in honor of former UW-Stout athletic director and coach Max Sparger, September 11, 2010. Sparger led the Blue Devil football team to the 1965 WSUC championship. After leaving Stout in 1972, Sparger served as the WSUC commissioner. Sparger is a member of the UW-Stout Hall of Fame, as well as the WIAC Hall of Fame.

STOUT FOOTBALL HISTORY: Stout Institute played their first game on Nov. 4, 1911, when they lost to River Falls Normal School, 13-11. Walter Anderson scored Stout's first touchdown, an 85 yard kickoff return. A week later, Stout won their first game, 30-2, against LaCrosse Business School as Harvey Tice scored four touchdowns. The predecessor to the WIAC began in 1913 and Stout has won five conference titles - 1921, 1941, 1949, 1965 and 2000. Stout became the Blue Devils during the late 1920s or early 1930s. Football was not played during the war years of 1918, 1943, and 1944. Along the way, the school has gone through a number of name changes - Stout Institute, Stout State College, Stout State University and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Stout celebrated 100 years of football with a season-long celebration and alumni reunion during the 2011 season. | A 10-week series on Stout football is available.

TAILGATING RETURNED IN 2009: UW-Stout has adopted a formal tailgating policy for Blue Devil football games. The south end of the parking lot by the Don and Nona Williams Stadium has been designated as a tailgating area known as the "Tailgate Zone." Fans will be able to participate in the Blue Devil Walk. Tailgating is permitted three hours before the game, and tailgating activities will cease at game time. Only propane grills are permitted, no open flame grills. Alcohol or tobacco is not permitted.

EUROPEAN FLAVOR: UW-Stout coach Clayt Birmingham has been active in raising the popularity of American football in Europe and has made several trips to Europe to participate in workshops and coaching clinics. Last fall, the Blue Devils had a coach from Germany into preseason camp for a couple of days. Enzo Rosani began his career as a Blue Devil, joining Stout as a cornerback from France on the 2014 roster. Feature Story The Blue Devils have consistently welcomed European coaches to their training camp. In 2011 it was Nico Teichert and Johannes Fiebig from Germany getting an up close look at American football. The Blue Devils also had Antti Kurenniemi, a native of Finland, on their roster last season. Kurenniemi saw action in several games. In 2012, the Blue Devils, for the first time in several years, did not host a European coach, but did have an international player, Jan Andre Millemann from Germany, who is the subject of this feature story.

DON & NONA WILLIAMS STADIUM: The Blue Devils' home stadium - Don & Nona Williams Stadium - got a facelift during the summer of 2008 when the original Astroturf-type surface was replaced with ProGrass, a surface that more closely resembles natural grass. Don & Nona Williams Stadium was only the second artificial playing surface in the state of Wisconsin when it opened in 2001. Only the Wisconsin Badgers played their games on artificial turf. The Green Bay Packers had an artificial surface in their practice facility. Now, nearly every WIAC school either has or is planning an artificial surface, and many high schools in the state have followed suit.

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