UW-Platteville wins Isthmus Bowl in Sun Prairie

Published: Nov. 18, 2023 at 11:19 PM CST
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SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (WMTV) - UW-Platteville beat Augustana (Illinois) 36-10 in the third-ever Isthmus Bowl at the Bank of Sun Prairie Stadium.

The Pioneers came out hot and lead 27-0 at the half.

Pioneer quarterback Carl Richardson was 21/30 for 225 yards and four touchdowns. Zackary Bothun rushed for a game-high 166 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. Brandt Stare had a game-high 95 yards on eight catches and three touchdowns.

UW-Platteville had 394 total yards of offense, to Augustana’s 242.

The Pioneers finish the year 7-4.

Executive Director of Sun Prairie’s Chamber of Commerce Christina Williams says the game was the perfect opportunity for Sun Prairie to show what they have to offer. From their football field to their performing arts center, Williams said there is lots to see in Sun Prairie.

“So that’s really what this is all about for us,” Williams explained. “It’s about the visitors, it’s about the tourism, it’s about the economic impact that bringing these visitors has on our community.”

This was the second year the bowl was held in Sun Prairie. It was first held at Verona Area High School’s football stadium.

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