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SUNDAY, NOV. 24, 2013, 9:06 A.M.

Eastern gets No. 3 seed in FCS playoffs

Eastern Washington was awarded a No. 3 seed and a first-round bye in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, the NCAA announced Sunday morning.

The Big Sky Conference champion Eagles (10-2 overall and 8-0 in the Big Sky Conference) will host either Northern Arizona or South Dakota State in a second-round game at  1 p.m. on Dec. 7.

NAU, the Big Sky runner-up behind Eastern, will play South Dakota State in a first-round game next week.

In all, the Big Sky is sending four teams to the playoffs. Montana earned a No. 8 seed and will host either Coastal Carolina or Bethune-Cookman in the second round. Southern Utah faces a first-round game against Sam Houston State.

 




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