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EWU defeats Montana State 54-29

Spokesman-Review photojournalist Tyler Tjomsland covered the EWU vs. Montana State game Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Cheney, Wash. Check out his large-format gallery

MSU hands Eagles first loss on red turf

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.

You can read the game story that will appear in Sunday's S-R here, and you can check out what EWU's sports information department posted about the game here.

MSU leads Eastern 20-14 at halftime

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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Eags, Bobcats end first quarter tied at 7

Montana State and Eastern Washington both scored on their first possessions at Roos Field Saturday afternoon, and ended the first quarter tied at 7.

MSU's touchdown came on a 19-yard run by Cody Kirk, and Eastern got its first score on 10-yard pass from Bo Levi Mitchell to Brandon Kaufman, who also caught a long 56-yard pass from Mitchell on Eagles first play of the game.

Mitchell was 2-for-2 for 66 yards in the opening quarter.

Eastern's defense had trouble dealing with Kirk, who carried nine times for 68 yards.

The Eagles had a chance to take their first lead since early in their season, but 44-yard field goal by Mike Jarrett said wide right.

That drive was set up by a Matt Johnson interception, the 17th of his career, which moved him into a second-place tie with Kurt Schulz and Jackie Kellogg on the Eagles' all-time list, just one behind Mike Richter's career-best 18.

EWU preparing for home opener against No. 4 MSU

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. 

Eags suffer tough loss to MSU

Eastern Washington's men's basketball team didn't do itself any favors at Reese Court Thursday night, losing to Montana State.  You can read the game story Kevin Blocker wrote for Friday morning's S-R here, and you can check out what EWU's sport information department posted about the game here.

In addition, I've included this link to this game story that ran in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.




A look back at Eags’ loss to MSU

I’m about to load up the company rig and set out on the six-hour drive back from Bozeman to Spokane, so any definitive word on the health status of Eastern Washington running back Taiwan Jones probably won’t come until Monday.

Stay turned, and read on for more about the Eagles’ 30-7 Big Sky Conference loss to Montana State in which Jones sustained a still-undiagnosed injury to his midsection and played only one down in the second half.

Eags’ Jones injured in 30-7 loss to MSU

Eastern Washington’s offense, playing without injured running back Taiwan Jones for all but one play in the second half, got roughed up in a big way in Saturday’s 30-7 Big Sky Conference loss to Montana State in Bozeman.

You can check out the game story here.  And check back on Sunday morning for more details, comments and thoughts on the defeat.

WSU’s Wulff looks back at MSU


We’ve put together our follow story on Washington State’s 23-22 comeback win over Montana State on Saturday, which will run in Monday’s S-R. You can read it here and, if you read on, you’ll find more on what coach Paul Wulff had to say on his conference call. Also, we had a slide show from the game from Chris Anderson you can access here.

Tight WSU takes forever to overtake MSU


It seems all the rage on college campuses all of a sudden. Walking the football team through campus. The Huskies did it. Arizona did it. And WSU did a short version of it prior to the game against Montana State on Saturday. It will probably continue until something unforeseen happens. Which almost happened yesterday in Pullman, though it came on the field. The Cougars came this close to dropping the one game this season they were supposed to win. Those final five words, that’s the rub. For more, read on.

WSU rallies for 23-22 win over MSU


Montana State came into Martin Stadium on Saturday and showed it is deserving of its 23rd ranking in the Football Championship Subdivision polls. Washington State, on the other hand, played better in some ways at Oklahoma State than it did against the Bobcats. We have some notes and links, so read on.

Montana State leads 13-7 at half


A quick halftime post. I hear many of you have lost your TV feed. Well, you haven’t missed a great deal, other than James Montgomery’s electrifying 70-yard run that led to the Cougars’ lone touchdown – his 3-yard run. But he also had a key fumble that, paired with Jeff Tuel’s inexplicable interception – there was no way he could get the ball to Jared Karstetter unless he threw it through Aleksei Grosulak – killed the Cougar offense in the first half. The WSU drives in the first half ended with turnover, turnover, punt, touchdown and turnover on downs. MSU has had the ball for 17:37, running for 81 yards and passing for another 128. … WSU gets the ball to start the second half. Remember, we’re on Twitter at vinceg55.

WSU about ready for kickoff


Not too long now. The home portion of Washington State 2010 football schedule is about to begin, with FCS power (OK, that’s stretching it a little) Montana State in Pullman. We have some thoughts, so read on.

Game day on the Palouse: WSU vs. MSU


It’s another game day in the Palouse, the first of the 2010 season. To open, Washington State will face Montana State, a Big Sky Conference foe that has never defeated the Cougars in seven tries. The weather is expected to be clear and cool for the 4 p.m. kickoff. We have everything else you’ll need to prepare for another football Saturday on the link, so read on.

WSU coaches know the peril of FCS schools


We have our story on Washington State’s home opener vs. Montana State for tomorrow’s S-R available for you, along with a couple notes. Go ahead and read on.

A good morning to catch up with WSU


Do you have to pay attention at work today? Can’t you just hide in the corner somewhere with your Droid and get your football fix? Because this is a morning to do it. There is a lot of ground to cover concerning Washington State – and the rest of the Pac-10 – so read on.

WSU rolls on toward home opener


It’s less than 48 hours until Washington State’s home opener against Montana State, and the RVs and fifth wheels are starting to roll into Pullman. Sitting in Martin Stadium watching the Cougars go through their game-plan work for the Bobcats, I counted nearly 10 pass through the east-end opening en route to the parking lot. Read on.

Old ties will be renewed at WSU on Saturday


What did Paul Wulff have to say on his Thursday conference call? Not a lot, actually, as he was late arriving. But there were a couple of pieces of news, and our story for tomorrow’s paper on former Cougar Jason McEndoo, so read on.

WSU home opener not too far away


The hitting is done. The game plan is in. All that’s left now for the Washington State Cougars is to fine-tune the mental aspect as they prepare for Saturday’s home opener against Montana State. For more, read on.

WSU tackles a problem


Rain – actual rain not showers – hit the practice field for about 5 minutes Wednesday, but by the time Washington State got off the field, the sun was shining. We had a few interviews to attend to, but now we’re ready to share some practice notes, so read on.

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