Nelson and Lux part of UW-Whitewater football championship quest

The No. 6 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team begins its quest for a third consecutive national championship this Saturday, Nov. 21, at 12 p.m. at Perkins Stadium against St. Norbert with two players with Western Kenosha County roots.

Local players are:

  • Chris Nelson of Twin Lakes, majoring in General Management.
  • D’Angelo Lux of Salem, majoring in business.

The Warhawks (9-1 overall), who are ranked sixth by and eighth by the American Football Coaches Association, will make their 10th postseason appearance in the last 11 years. The team earned one of six at-large, or Pool C, bids to the national tournament.

UW-Whitewater has won the Stagg Bowl national championship game in six of the last eight years. The program is making its 13th appearance in the NCAA Playoffs all time.

St. Norbert (10-0) earned an automatic bid after winning the Midwest Conference title. The Green Knights are making their 12th appearance in the NCAA Division III Playoffs, including their 11th over the last 17 years.

The two teams last faced each other in the first round of the 2013 Playoffs. The Warhawks posted a 31-7 victory at Perkins Stadium.

The winner of Saturday’s contest will take on the winner of Lakeland and No. 5 Wheaton (Ill.) in the second round on Saturday, Nov. 28. Game time and location will be announced Nov. 22.



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