UW-Whitewater clinches conference, postseason berth

 WHITEWATER, Wis. – The top-ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team used a strong offensive performance and timely defensive execution Saturday to defeat UW-Stevens Point 49-17 in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest at Perkins Stadium.
With the victory, the Warhawks (9-0 overall, 6-0 WIAC) wrap up at least a share of their ninth conference championship in the last 10 years and the program's 34th all time.
UW-Whitewater, ranked No. 1 in the nation by both D3football.com and the American Football Coaches Association, also secures the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Playoffs, which begin Nov. 22.
The team also extended its winning streak to 26 games, currently the highest in Division III and the second-longest in college football.
The Warhawks posted 531 yards of total offense, including 500 through three quarters of play. UW-Whitewater forced seven punts and two turnovers by the Pointers (6-3, 3-3) to offset UW-Stevens Point's nearly 10-minute advantage in time of possession.
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