April 21, 2014

Oshkosh advances to the D3 semifinals

For the third straight week, the UW Oshkosh football needed a comeback in the Division 3 playoffs. Saturday, the Titans rallied from down 15 in the 4th quarter to force overtime where they got by Linfield (Ore.) 31-24.

The 4th quarter comeback was capped by QB Nata Wara’s 2nd rushing touchdown of the game with under 8-minutes to play.  Wara then hit Cory Wipperfurth for the 2-point conversion to tie the game at 24.  After a blocked FG by the Titans at the end of regulation, the game winner in OT came when Wara connected with Caleb Voss.

Oshkosh will play in the D3 semifinals on the road against St. Thomas (MN.) Saturday.  A win, would send the Titans to the D3 title making it the 8th straight year a WIAC School would be in the championship.  UW Whitewater has played in the previous seven winning four times, including the last three.  Oshkosh is playing in the post season for the first time.