HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va.–The 13th-ranked University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneers outscored host Hampden-Sydney 17-0 in the second half to post a 38-29 victory on Saturday Sept. 16.
With five minutes left in the game, Wyatt Thompson scored the final touchdown for the Pioneers on a two-yard run to put the game away. In the third quarter the Pioneers pulled ahead 31-29 on a 24-yard field Michael Pratl goal. A Zack Rappel 32-yard receiving touchdown from reserve quarterback Tyler Blang brought the game to 28-29.
The second quarter was full of action from both teams, 21 points were scored by the Pioneers and 16 points were scored by Hampden-Sydney. Three touchdowns were made in a row from the Pioneers. They were made by Tim Jensen, Wyatt Thompson, Mark Johnson. Ending the half, Hampden-Sydney was ahead 21-29. In the first quarter, Hampden-Sydney made two touchdowns beginning the game with a 13-0 lead.
Pioneer field goal kicker Pratl made 5-5 scoring 8 points for the Pioneers with the longest kick being 24 yards. The Pioneers forced three turnovers and did not turn the ball over themselves.
Current records are 2-0 for the Pioneers and 1-2 for Hampden-Sydney.
The Pioneers are in action on next Saturday, Sept. 23, at Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium at 6 p.m. against Lakeland College.
Written by: Danielle Kobriger, UW-Platteville Communications, 608.342.1194, email@example.com