NCAA Division III football photo: UW-Whitewater coach Kevin Bullis

UW-Whitewater's first-year head football coach Kevin Bullis shouts instructions during the Warhawks' 48-0 home victory over St. Norbert College in an NCAA Division III playoff opener on Saturday.

MICHAEL MCLOONE -- UW-Whitewater athletics

SATURDAY’S GAMES

UW-Whitewater (0-2) at Washington-St. Louis, Missouri (1-1), noon

Notes: Last week, the Warhawks fell to 0-2 for the first time since 1999, suffering a 25-17 loss at Concordia Moorhead (Minnesota) despite outgaining the Cobbers 363-336. Whitewater committed 11 penalties and lost three turnovers, and were stopped on a fourth-and-goal play from the 1-yard line with 24 seconds to play. Quarterback Cole Wilber completed 21 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception. Junior linebacker Bryce Leszczynski delivered 17 tackles.

Washington-St. Louis beat the University of Chicago, 28-12, to bounce back from an opening 28-7 loss to Carnegie Mellon. The Bears held Chicago to 281 total yards as sophomore linebacker Jarrod Huther had 16 tackles. Sophomore Johnny Davidson passed for 172 yards and ran for 90 against Chicago.

No. 13 UW-Platteville (1-0) at Hampden-Sydney, Virginia (1-1), noon

Notes: The Pioneers took a bye week after winning their 19th consecutive season opener under coach Mike Emendorfer, 30-28 over George Fox University on Mike Pratl’s 28-yard field goal with 1 minute, 41 seconds remaining. This week, Platteville will play for the first time in Virginia and the third-longest trip for a football game in school history. Freshman quarterback Cade Earl exploded onto the scene in the opener, completing 37 of 49 passes for 434 yards and two TDs.

Hampden-Sydney, picked to finish fourth in the Old Dominion Ohio Conference, beat Averett in its opener, 20-17, and lost to Christopher Newport, 20-7. Alec Cobb threw for 288 yards against Averett and had a TD pass against Newport, but the Tigers committed four turnovers in the loss.

UW-River Falls (1-1) at Missouri Baptist (0-2), 11 a.m.

Notes: River Falls celebrated a 20-12 victory over Gustavus Adolphus (Minnesota) last week, holding Gustavus to 29 yards rushing — although quarterback Michael Veldman completed 29 of 47 passes for 334 yards and one TD. Michael Diggins rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns and caught seven passes for 57 more yards.

Missouri Baptist lost 28-7 to Lyon College and 48-13 to Saint Xavier University in its first two games. Three players have shared time at quarterback with subpar results (179 yards passing per game), and Kendell Davis has rushed for 149 yards.

Bye weeks

UW-La Crosse (2-0); UW-Oshkosh (2-0); UW-Stevens Point (2-0); UW-Stout (2-0); UW-Eau Claire (1-1).

 

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Wisconsin State Journal prep sports editor Art Kabelowsky has traversed the state to cover sports while working for daily papers in Fort Atkinson, Racine, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Baraboo.