Eau Claire (WQOW) -- The opponents weren't easy (all three ranked in the top-25 by D3Football.com) and the results weren't what they wanted (three losses) but the UW-Eau Claire football team is battle tested entering WIAC play.
On Saturday, the Blugolds dug and early hole against 10th-ranked Pacific Lutheran, going down 21-7 at the half. But the second half was a different story. The defense shut down the Lute and the offense was a two-point conversion away from tying the game late in the 4th. The comeback gives the team optimism as it prepares for the start of the conference season.