There was no letdown Saturday for Eastern Washington, which soared past Western Oregon. Here's my story. We also have the story in pictures from our own Tyler Tjomsland. ... The Eagles' next opponent, Toledo, put a scare into Missouri of the SEC. ... Sam Houston State got off to a strong start at Texas A&M before getting routed in the second half. ... Elsewhere in the Big Sky, it was a tale of near misses against FBS schools, including Portland State's loss at Cal and Montana State's heartbreaker at SMU. ... Northern Colorado lost 41-36 to something called Colorado State-Pueblo, which I've never heard of - that can't be good. ... Utah steamrolled Weber State, while North Dakota got mashed in the Potato Bowl rivalry with Souith Dakota State. ...Idaho State is 1-0 after an easy win over Dixie State.
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