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Eags tied at haltime, thanks to Taiwan Jones

Defense is little more than a rumor at Roos Field on Saturday as Eastern Washington and Southeast Missouri State play to a 17-17 first-half tie in their second-round Football Championship Subdivision playoff battle.

The two team have 447 yards, with Eastern's Taiwan Jones having already rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries.

SEMO tailback Henry Harris has 109 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries, but Redhawks' biggest play of the first half was Joshua Jackson's 10-yard interception return off a poorly thrown pass by EWU's Bo Levi Mitchell deep in Eagles' end.

Southeast Missouri, which came in averaging just four penalties a game, has been flagged seven times for 81 yards, while Eastern has yet to be penalized.



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