Lost in Eastern's big win last week over Montana State was a dominant third quarter by the Eagle defense, which has been making that a habit lately. Here's my story from practice, plus links to the football site at Eastern and at Cal Poly, this week's opponent. Also, we'll have another live chat at Thursday noon, right here at SportsLink. ... Elsewhere, Portland State is going for its fourth straight win, while Southern Utah is at Montana State in a game with huge playoff implications, as both teams have three losses going in. The Billings Gazette has this preview. Meanwhile, Montana needs to beat Weber State to stay in the playoff hunt, and the Grizzlies are taking nothing for granted. ... Eastern doesn't face Northern Arizona on the football field, but the Lumberjacks are just a game behind in the Big Sky standings going into this week's game against Northern Colorado.
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