Herro tosses two touchdown passes in Pointers’ road finale
For the Gazette
OSHKOSH – The UW-Stevens Point football team (2-7, 0-6) scored first and last, but fell to No. 20 UW-Oshkosh (6-2, 4-2) by a 49-71 final in the Pointers’ final road game of the season.
Max Herro (Dousman) returned under center and threw two touchdown passes, both in the fourth quarter. Herro completed 16 passes, seven, including a touchdown, to Jeremy Kobe (Glendale).
Defensively, it was senior Kameron Kryzanski (Thorp) leading the charge again with a game-high nine tackles. Berkley Corvino (Weston) added eight, including the lone sack by UWSP.
After the UWSP defense forced a three-and-out to begin the game, UWSP started with the ball on its own 42. Eight plays and 27 yards later, Victor Ponterio (Melrose) put UWSP in front with a 48-yard field goal.
On the ensuing drive, it took UWO just three plays to go 75 yards for a go-ahead touchdown. The Titans would find the end zone on three-straight possessions to take a 21-3 lead.
In the second quarter, the UWSP defense forced a punt with another three-and-out. But a fumble during the return gave UWO a short field. On the next play, the Titans plunged into the end zone. Another touchdown on the next possession saw the Pointers in a 35-3 hole at the half.
The Titans poured it on in the third quarter scoring on their only two possessions that combined for a methodical 17 plays.
In the fourth quarter, Herro constructed a 12-play 70-yard drive culminating with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Ernie LaSpisa (Wauwatosa) to make it 49-10.
On the next UWSP possession, a nice mix of rushes and passes saw the Pointers go 60 yards in nine plays. Herro hit Kobe from 15 yards for the drive-ending touchdown.
The Pointers return home for the regular-season finale on Nov. 13. Kickoff against UW-Whitewater is slated for 1:00 p.m.