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Eastern Washington quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 242 yards and one touchdown and rushed for another score in leading the Eagles to a 24-10 halftime lead in Saturday's homecoming matchup against Big Sky rival Northern Colorado at Roos Field.
Mitchell completed 17 of 23 passes, connecting with Nicholas Edwards on a 19-yard scoring pass, and ran 1 yard for another TD.
Winless UNC got 163 first-half passing yards from Seth Labato, but netted only one yard on 10 rushing attempts. Eastern also had trouble moving the ball on the ground, gaining just 17 yards on 23 rushing tries.
Eastern got its other points on an 8-yard TD run by freshman running back Quincy Forte and a 43-yard field goal by Mike Jarrett.
Eastern Washington will try to build on its modest two-game winning streak on Saturday, when the Eagles welcome Big Sky Conference rival Northern Colorado to Roos Field for a 4 p.m. Homecoming matchup.
With wide receiver Brandon Kaufman out for the year with a broken hand, look for junior Nicholas Edwards to continue getting even more attention from EWU quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell and UNC's defense.
You can get an early look at the feature story on Edwards that will run in Friday morning's S-R here, and you can check out the game notes supplied by Eastern's sports information department here. In addition, I've inclluded this link to the weekly Big Sky notes supplied by the league office.
Senior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell completed 13 of 16 first-half passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns as Eastern Washington rolled to a 24-7 halftime lead against Big Sky Conference rival Weber State at Roos Field Saturday afternoon.
Mitchell connected with Nicholas Edwards on scoring passes of 22 and five yards, with the second coming just 19 seconds prior to intermission. His other touchdown pass went to Greg Herd, who took a short throw over the middle and turned it into a 51-yard scoring play.
Mitchell was operating without one of his favorite targets, Brandon Kaufman, who did not suit up because of a broken bone in his left hand. One of Eastern's starting cornerbacks, senior Alden Gibbs, was also on the sidelines in street clothes because of a thumb injury.
Mike Jarrett kicked a 46-yard field goal for the Eagles, outgained WSU 267-99 in the opening half and also rolled up a 17-7 edge in first downs.
Long-time EWU assistant coach Chris Hansen is no longer on the Eagles coaching staff, according to several sources. And why he decided to leave remains a mystery to most, because no one at Eastern is comment on what is being called a “personnel issue.”
You can read the story on Hansen's departure that ran in Thursday morning's S-R here, and you can check out the Big Sky Notebook that includes Eagles defensive coordinator John Graham's take on Saturday opponent, Weber State.
Eastern Washington's injury ravaged football team lost another key component from last year's national championship team Tuesday, when it was announced the senior linebacker Zach Johnson will undergo knee surgery and miss the rest of the 2011 season.
You can read more about Johnson and how the Eagles plan to move on without their top tackler on this post from the EWU sports information department. And don't foreget to leave any thoughts you might have on how crippling this latest loss will be to EWU's nose-diving postseason playoff hopes.
Sophomore quarterback DeNarius McGhee threw for one touchdown, ran for another and accounted for 233 yards of total offense in leading 4th-ranked Montana State to a 36-21 Big Sky Conference win over Eastern Washington at Roos Field on Saturday.
Montana State's Jason Cunningham kicked his second 55-yard field as time expired in the first half, giving the visiting Bobcats a 20-14 lead over Eastern Washington at intermission of their Big Sky Conference matchup at Roos Field.
WIth a sellout crowd of 10,422 looking on, MSU marched 90-yard on its first possession and took a 7-0 lead on Cody Kirk's 19-yard run. But Eastern responed in a hurry, as quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell connected with Brandon Kaufman on a 56-yard pass on the Eagles first play from scrimmage, and then found the junior wideout two plays later for a 10-yard touchdown toss.
A 6-yard scoring run by freshman Jordan Talley answered Cunningham's first booming field goal and put Eastern up 114-10 with 9 minutes left in the first half. But a 1-yard scoring run by MSU quarterback DeNarius McGhee, and Cunningham's second field goal, gave the Bobcats their halftime lead.
Eastern leads the total yardage battle 220-216, with Talley accounting for 81 yards on 12 carries for the Eagles. Mitchell finished the half completing seven of eight passes for 142 yards, and did not throw an interception.
MSU's Kirk had 91 yards on 13 carries.
Eastern's offensive line suffered another blow when senior All-American Chris Powers limped off the field, favoring his right knee, and did not return.
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Eastern Washington's winless football team will take on 4th-ranked Montana State in its 2011 home opener on Saturday.
Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. at Roos Field, and the Eagles expect to have their hands full with the Bobcats' versatile sophomore quarterback DeNarius McGhee, the subject of this story that ran in Thursday morning's S-R. In addition, I've included this link to the weekly game notes posted by EWU's sports information department, and this link to what MSU's sports info folks have to say about the upcoming game.
And, as promised, here's the link to a story on how the Eagles are coping with all of the injuries in their offensive line that is scheduled to run in Friday morning's S-R.
I was planning on posting about Eastern Washington's 17-14 Big Sky Conference football loss to Montana earlier this morning from Missoula. But, then, I was planning to blog and tweet throughout the game.
So cue the wireless lament? Yep, couldn't get on in the stadium press box or motel room. Fortunately our columnist John Blanchette also made the trip and was able to send my game story for me. You can link to it, along with Blanchette's column and related stories below.
Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin insists their are several factors involved in the Eagles anemic rushing numbers so far this season.
Eastern Washington, which dropped from first to 10th in this week's The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS poll, will be without starting running back Mario Brown when it takes on 12th-ranked Montana in Missoula on Saturday.
Brown, a sophomore who rushed for a team-high 33 yards on 15 carries in Eastern's first two games, was suspended for one game by his own university and the Big Sky Conference for throwing a punch following last Saturday's 30-17 road loss to South Dakota.
You can read more about the suspension here, and you can access the weekly game notes supplied by EWU's sports information department here. In addition, I've included this link to the weekly notes posted by the Big Sky office.
Eastern Washington's football fortunes took another hit in Vermillion, S.D. on Saturday when the top-ranked Eagles suffered a 30-17 upset loss to the University of South Dakota.
You can read the game story that ran in Sunday's S-R here; you can access the post-game report that was posted by EWU's sports information office here; you can check out what USD's sports info folks posted about the game here, and you can take a look at the game story that ran in Sunday's Sioux Falls Argus Leader here.
Eastern Washington, still ranked No. 1 among FCS schools ventures to Vermillion, S.D., to take on South Dakota in the first of three road games to open the season.
Coach Beau Baldwin is looking for a physical battle against the Coyotes, and you can read more on what he expects in this game advance that will run in Saturday morning's S-R.
Another beautiful September morning in Seattle, and a great day to make the scenic drive back to Spokane. But before we do, we need to look a little deeper into the scare Eastern Washington put into the University of Washington at Husky Stadium Saturday afternoon.
On the day after UW held off the confident, but error-prone Eagles 30-27, there are plenty of related comments, opinions and stories to digest — including this piece written by S-R columnist John Blanchette, and this game story that appeared in Sunday morning' s Seattle Time.
For more, read on. And be sure to check back for an early look at my day-after story on the game that will be posted here later this afternoon.
I just finished my game story on Eastern Washington's 30-27 road loss to the Washington Huskies, and you can take a look at it here once it's posted. In addition, you see what the Eagles' sports information department posted on the near-upset here, and you can read what Seattle Times columnist Steve Kelley thought about the game here.
I will have a day-after story on the game in Monday's S-R and will link to it and several other related stories — including S-R columnist John Blanchette's take on the game — tomorrow. I will also have additional thoughts and post-game comments, so please check back.
And in the meantime, feel free to leave any comments you might have on the Eagles season-opening effort on this blog post.
Washington capitalized on another big Eastern mistake to score the first touchdown of the second half and leads 27-20 going into the third quarter.
The Huskies were forced to pun on their secons possession of the third period, but the kick bounced off the helmet of EWU's Darriell Beaumonte and UW recovered on the Eagles' 27. They scored three plays later on a 6-yard pass from Keith Price to Kasen Williams, but Eastern answered with a 73-yard scoring drive that was capped by a 43-yard pass from Bo Levi Mitchell to Greg Herd.
UW scored its first touchdown of the game after Matt Johnson muffed a punt and set the Huskies up with a short first.
EWU opens its 2010 college football season at 4 p.m. today against the Washington Huskies in Seattle. You can read the game advance that appeared in this morning's S-R here, and check back for quarterly updates on the game. You can also keep tabs on the Eagles by following me at http://twitter.com/srbergum.
Note: We've knocked offline at Husky Stadium, precluding any updates or tweets for the time being.
As promised, I've including this link to the story on Eastern Washington's small forward-turned cornerback Alden Gibbs, who will make his first start as a member of the Eagles defense in Saturday's season opener against Washington in Seattle.
And I've also this link to an entertaining Q&A Eastern's sports information department did on senior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell. In addition, you can read more about the five players who will serve EWU's captains this fall right here.
Eastern Washington's defending NCAA Division I championship football team will open its 2011 season against the University of Washington at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Husky Stadium in Seattle.
“We're ready. I wish we could play right now,” Bo Levi Mitchell, the Eagles senior quarterback, said earlier this week. And Mitchell's teammates echoed those sentiments.
You can take a look at the S-R feature story on the improvement Mitchell has made since transferring from Southern Methodist in the spring of 2010 here, and you can get more details on the EWU-UW season opener from this post on the Eagles athletic department website and this story the Huskies sports information department issued.
I've included additional links to related articles below, and be sure to check back for a look at the feature story on EWU's senior cornerback Alden Gibbs, a former Eagles basketball player, who will make his first collegiate start against the Huskies.
Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin gave his starters the day off on Saturday and scrimmaged with second- and third-stringers. But he still found plenty to like about the performance of his younger players.
You can get an early look at the scrimmage story that will appear in Sunday morning's S-R here, and you can see what EWU's sports information department posted about the final scrimmage of fall camp here.
Be sure to check back next week for more details, features and thoughts on the Eagles season opener against Washington next Saturday. And feel free to leave any thoughts you might have about how EWU might fare in its attempt to defend the national championship it won last year.