July 24, 2014

Whitewater claims 5th National title

After a year off, the UW-Whitewater Warhawks capped off a perfect season (15-0) with a 52-14 win over Mount Union at the 41st Amos Alonzo

MVP Matt Behrendt

MVP Matt Behrendt

Stagg Bowl (Division 3 Championship) in Salem, Virginia.

It’s the 5th National Championship victory for the Warhawks and their 4th in the last 5 years.

Whitewater quarterback Matt Behrendt capped off the game with the Most Valuable Player award, completing 20 of 28 for 249 yards and four touchdowns.  Behrendt finished with a school-record 40 touchdown passes, throwing just 1 interception.

The Warhawks defense did a number on Mount Union, holding the Purple Raiders to 32 yards rushing on 27 carries.

Since taking over at Whitewater, coach Lance Leipold is 94-6 and even more impressive is his 33-1 mark in NCAA Tournament play.