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UW Stout opens football season Saturday against Jamestown College

UW Stout opens up their football season this weekend at home against Jamestown College on Saturday at 1pm in Menomonie.

Last season the Blue Devils finished 5-5 including a win over Jamestown College. This year, the Blue Devils open up the season a week later than most other schools.

They hope to improve on their record, despite losing quite a few starters including three on the offensive line, two linebackers, their starting quarterback of three years, two defensive lineman and two defensive backs.

"Defense we're a little young. We lose a couple of guys that had been starting for 3 years," said Blue Devils head coach Clayt Birmingham. "We're not really young in those positions, they're juniors, but they haven't seen a lot of bullets yet. So, we're excited to just see what we've got i guess, just play and see what we've got."

"People, I bet probably have the impression that maybe the late start's gonna put us behind, but I think it's gonna do us just fine," says senior defensive lineman John Van Gundy. "Everyone's maybe kind of beat up after their first game or two, but we had a good camp. Everyone's a pretty tight knit group, so we should be ready to go."


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