Eastern Washington defeats visiting Southeast Missouri State 37-17 on Saturday, Dec. 4, to advance to the FCS quarterfinals.
The best halftime adjustment doesn’t always have to be the biggest – or the most complex, for that matter. That fact was hammered home again Saturday afternoon at Roos Field, where No. 1-ranked Eastern Washington University used a second-half turnaround by its defense to bump off ninth-ranked Southeast Missouri State 37-17 in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
Going in at halftime, with his Eastern Washington Eagles tied at 17 in their second-round Football Championship Subdivision playoff showdown against visiting Southeast Missouri State, coach Beau Baldwin told his players that the eventual outcome would probably be decided by four or five key second-half plays. Turns out, he was right.
Taiwan Jones rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns and Eastern Washington pulled away in the second half to beat Southeast Missouri 37-17 Saturday in the second round of the FCS playoffs in Cheney.