Eau Claire, Wis. (WXOW) UW-La Crosse’s playoff chances seemed virtually zilch after they lost at Oshkosh three weeks ago.
But thanks to a topsy-turvy Saturday across the nation last week, the door is open for playoff football to return to La Crosse.
First and foremost, they need to beat Eau Claire on Saturday.
Then they need to hope for some upsets elsewhere.
So it’s not a win and you’r in scenario.
It’s more like a win and we’ll see.
But just knowing they have a chance is giving uw-l a jolt of energy.
“Win and you still have a chance and if some other things happen around the country then our chances increase. But just by winning we’re still going to be in a pretty good position to get that last at-large bid. That adds more importance to the football game and it still is a way of chasing some of our goals that we set out before the season started” said head coach Mike Schmidt.
“We’ve been trying to do this for the past two to three years. I’ve been here the last two years and that’s been the goal that’s been preached to us ever since I got here. The fact we’re sitting in this situation right now is pretty surreal,” said cornerback Colton Nieman.
Saturday’s kickoff is set for 2:30 at Carson Park in Eau Claire.
You can watch the game on WXOW 19 and wxow.com.