Mequon, Wis. -- Lake College (4-5 overall) will bring a 4-2 NAC record to Mequon on Saturday. The Muskies have struggled offensively, averaging only 287 yards per outing, but has relied on solid defense to pull out some close wins.
Quarterback Dylan Van Straten has completed just 46% of his pass attempts for about 136 yards per game, but he has scampered for another 42 yards per outing.
Running backs Tarrel Jackson and Kendrick Burks collectively add another 80 yards of rushing each per game.
Justin Groeneveld is an all-conference receiver with 39 receptions for 681 yards. No other Lakeland player has caught more than 12 passes.
Linebacker Bruce Romagnoli and defensive back Tony Faller are outstanding defenders for the Muskies.
CUW needs a win to regain possession of the Cheese Bowl and tie Lakeland for third place in the final NAC standings.
CUW (3-6 overall and 3-3 in the NAC) has not experienced back-back losing seasons in conference play since 1984-85.