A big part of Eastern's win over Oregon State was the Eagles' offensive line, including left guard Steven Forgette. Here's my feature on the senior from Vancouver. ...We also had a live chat yesterday, and here's the transcript. ... Elsewhere, here's a link to the fooball web site for Western Oregon, the Eagles' opponent on Saturday. ... From the Toledo Blade, a story on the Rockets' unung hero. .... USA Today poses the question: does Sam Houston State have a chance to knock off Texas A&M? Here's a link to the Sam Houston school web site. ... Weber State had 315 yrds rushing last week in a win over Stephen F. Austin. Can the Wildcats do the same against Utah? ... Shifting gears, a columnist urges North Dakota and ND State to renew their rivalry. ... Like Eastern, the Thunderbirds of Southern Utah knocked off an FBS school last week, and now step down a notch. ... Montana is off this week, but the Missoulian is still gushing over the Grizzlies' 30-6 win last week over Appalachian State. ...Idaho State opens its season on Saturday against Dixie State, and here's a preview from the Idaho State Journal.
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