In addition to the big prize - a No.2 seed in the FCS playoffs- Eastern is collection some individual recognition. Here's my story. From Dave Cook at Eastern, more details on awards. Today, the Big Sky Conference will hand out its biggest hardware, including MVPs and all-conference selections. We'll keep you posted. Eastern is sharing the Big Sky title with No. 3 seed Montana State, whose coaches worked hard to solve the Montana running game. Big Sky newcomer Cal Poly also gets a first-round playoff bye, although the Mustangs will faces perennial power Sam Houston State in the Sweet 16.
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