Schroeder tosses two TD passes in Pointers’ first road defeat
For the Gazette
MENOMONIE – Freshman quarterback Trey Schroeder (DeForest) threw two touchdown passes, but the UW-Stevens Point football team (2-4, 0-3) dropped its first road game of the season, 37-12, at UW-Stout (5-1, 2-1).
Schroeder completed 15 of 20 pass attempts, including the two touchdown tosses, for 139 yards. He hit Joe Aguilera (Dorchester) for both touchdowns.
Markell Outlaw (Riverdale) led the Pointers with eight catches for 78 yards. Vercion Gammel (Milwaukee) was the leading rusher for UWSP with 36 yards.
Kameron Kryzanski (Thorp) led the UWSP defense with a game-high 11 tackles. He recorded the Pointers’ lone sack as well.
The Blue Devils took their first offensive possession 65 yards on nine plays to take a 7-0 lead.
In UWSP’s first drive of the second quarter, Schroeder completed three passes and drove the Pointers to the Stout seven. But a penalty and defensive stand by UWS forced a field goal attempt. It was blocked to keep UWSP off the board.
The Blue Devils kicked a field goal at the end of a 10-play drive as time expired in the second quarter for a 10-0 lead at the half.
Stout needed just four plays to begin the third quarter to find the end zone for a 16-0 lead. After a UWSP turnover, the Blue Devils converted the short field into a touchdown for a 23-0 advantage.
Another UWSP turnover late in the third led to a touchdown early in the fourth for Stout and a 30-0 hole for the Pointers.
On the ensuing drive, Schroeder went 3-for-4 in the air capped with a 27-yard connection with
Aguilera to get UWSP on the board. Victor Ponterio’s (Melrose) PAT was blocked making it 30-6.
After a long kickoff return, the Blue Devils found the end zone again just three plays later for a 37-6 lead.
Late in the fourth, Schroeder led the Pointers on another scoring drive. After six run plays and a Stout penalty, he connected with Aguilera for a 15-yard touchdown to complete the scoring. UWSP’s two-point conversion attempt failed.
The Pointers stay on the road with a 2:00 p.m. game at UW-Platteville on Oct. 23.