MADISON, Wis. — The journey back to the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl has ended for UW — Whitewater, falling 31-14 to John Carroll, while UW — Oshkosh’s hopes at a national title remain alive after a 34-31 win over St. Thomas.
John Carroll controlled the pace of the game against Whitewater, eating up 33 minutes and one second of the game clock and putting up 305 yards of offense. Whitewater was also forced into two turnovers, which it couldn’t come back from. For the Blue Streaks, it’s their second win over a national title contender in four weeks, forcing Mount Union to go on the road for the playoffs with a regular season win 31-28.
UW — Oshkosh got past St. Thomas thanks to a go-ahead 36-yard field goal with 2:30 remaining. The Titan defense also forced eight turnovers, while the offense committed none of their own. Quarterback Brett Kasper went 13-of-26 for 237 yards. The offense racked up a total of 406 yards.
The Titans and Blue Streaks will meet up in the national semifinal game Dec. 10, a rematch of their week one meeting where Oshkosh came out ahead 33-14 on the road. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. CT on ESPN3.