So far, the ups and downs of the Eastern Washington football schedule haven't transferred to the players, who have kept an even keel. We can discuss that and other topics during our Live Chat at noon Thursday. Just go to spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink. ...The Eagles are getting a lot of respect from the Toledo players, judging from this story in the Toledo Blade ...Here's a link to the official Toledo school site, and to the unofficial fan site. ... Sam Houston State opens a four-game home stand this weekend. Southern is up first.... Montana should be heavily favorited to beat North Dakota this week in Grand Forks in a non-conference game. ...Montana State has lost another player to injury.