Humboldt State University football will make its first home stand today when it hosts Western Oregon at the Redwood Bowl. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.
Humboldt State (0-2) comes in today’s game looking to leave its Sep. 14 49-0 shutout road loss to Central Washington behind it. HSU struggled to generate much offense against the Wildcats and was limited to 285 yards of total offense including 116 passing yards. Three quarterbacks attempted a pass in Zaepfel Stadium with none completing better than 50 percent of their passes. Joseph Sweeney got the nod to start the game and tossed an interception before being replaced by Sohail Mohsini and eventually redshirt freshman Andrew Tingstad.
Wheeler said he’s going to start 6-foot-3 205 pound red shirt freshman Andrew Tingstad at quarterback in tonight’s game.
“I said before the season I thought Andrew might have the most potential of any of our quarterbacks,” Wheeler said. “We won’t know exactly what we have until he takes the field, though.”
For Western Oregon (0-3), today’s game will be its first away from its home field in Monmouth, Or. Western Oregon dropped its previous game, at home against Azuza Pacific, 28-17 on Sep. 15.
Lumberjacks head coach Damaro Wheeler said his team is full of energy and is ready to put the past two game behind them.
“It’ll be good for our guys to get out into the Redwood Bowl and see the support from the community,” Wheeler said. “We’re looking forward to seeing the Lumberjack faithful come out.”
HSU has a 24-21 record all-time against Western Oregon, and the Jacks have won each of the previous three meetings between the two teams. Western Oregon has not earned a win in the Redwood Bowl since Sept. 24, 2016.
Tonight’s game will be the first of four home games for Humboldt as the program closes out its final season.
HSU students, faculty and staff received free admission to football home games with campus ID.