Now it’s the other guys who are picking up the pieces.
These are the kind of Saturday night memories that will last a lifetime. Eastern Washington’s 48-41 win at Montana was that good.
From the opening kickoff Saturday night at Washington-Grizzly Stadium, one thing was clear: This game was in the hands of quarterback Gage Gubrud.
Nic Sblendorio needed a night like this. So did the Eastern Washington defense, which had been in an identity crisis all month. All that changed Saturday night, as Sblendorio caught 18 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown to lead the Eagles to a 48-41 win at Montana.
Like it or not, Montana fans, it’s a rivalry.
It looks so easy from the stands, even more so from the easy chair. It’s the extra-point try, otherwise known as the most boring play in football.
Here’s the transcript from today’s Eastern Washington football live chat with Spokesman-Review beat writer Jim Allen.
Join S-R beat writer Jim Allen as he covers Eastern Washington football in today's live chat
Has any Big Sky Conference football season seen a more head-scratching start?
It took the bright lights of New York to bring a few young Eagles out of the shadows.
Montana football will face a few defining moments on the football field this season, but nothing like this.
The biggest takeaway from Eastern Washington’s trip to New York was the only one that mattered. A victory.