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EWU makes strong case for FCS playoff berth

Quarterback Matt Nichols overcame some horrible weather condiditons to throw for 256 yards and four touchdowns as Eastern Washington knocked off Big Sky Conference rival Weber State 38-16 on Saturday to bolster its chances of receiving an at-large berth in the upcoming Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

You can read an unedited version of the game story that will appear in Sunday’s S-R by clicking on the extended entry below.

And don’t be shy about weighing in with your opinion on whether the Eags — winners of four straight to close the regular season — deserve a chance to test themselves against the nation’s best.


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