Eastern Washington University vs Sam Houston State

December 15, 2012 3:17 p.m.  •  0 comments

The EWU Eagles take on Sam Houston State in a Division I FCS semifinal game, Dec. 15, 2012 in Cheney, Wash. After trailing 35-0 at halftime, Eastern Washington falls 45-42 to end the season.

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Eastern Washington football players, including QB Vernon Adams (16), mentally prepare before facing Sam Houston State during the first half of an FCS semifinal college football game on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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Cart Nelson, and 1989 grad of Eastern, right, laughs with James Mullenix, second right, Brady Wickett, center and another band member before the game against Sam Houston State on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. Nelson, who is a band director in Rosalia and Tekoa.

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Eastern Washington receiver Shaquille Hill (9) is forced out of bounds by Sam Houston State centerback Bookie Sneed (4) during the first half of an FCS semifinal college football game on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash

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Eastern Washington reacts after Sam Houston State intercepted a Kyle Padron pass and returned it for a touchdown during the first half.

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Eastern Washington receiver Greg Herd reaches for a pass just out of his grasp against Sam Houston State during the first half.

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Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams reacts against Sam Houston State during the first half.

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Sam Houston State receiver Richard Sincere runs the ball against Eastern Washington during the first half of an FCS semifinal college football game.

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Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin reacts against Sam Houston State during the first half.

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Eastern Washington quarterback Kyle Padron runs the ball under pressure from Sam Houston State during the first half of an FCS semifinal college football game.

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Eastern Washington quarterback Kyle Padron reacts from the bench against Sam Houston State during the first half of an FCS semifinal college football game on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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Sam Houston State receiver Chance Nelson (81) drops a pass against Eastern Washington during the first half.

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Sam Houston State quarterback Brian Bell (11) runs the ball against Eastern Washington during the first half.

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Sam Houston State quarterback Brian Bell (11) runs the ball against Eastern Washington during the first half.

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Eastern Washington reciver Brandon Kaufman has a pass broken up by Sam Houston State cornerback Bookie Sneed (4) during the first half of an FCS semifinal college football game.

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Eastern Washington’s band reacts against Sam Houston State during the first half.

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Eastern Washington receiver Ashton Clark (15) gets wrapped up by Sam Houston State Robert Shaw (23) during the first half.

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Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams passes the ball against Sam Houston State during the second half

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Eastern Washington receiver Brandon Kaufman tries to break out of Sam Houston State safety Kenneth Jenkins’ (32) grasp during the second half.

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Eastern Washington linebacker Ronnie Hamlin (39) reacts during a rally against Sam Houston State during the second half.

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Eastern Washington receiver Brandon Kaufman slips a tackle to score his final touchdown against Sam Houston State during the second half.

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Sam Houston State celebrates after defeating Eastern Washington during the second half of an FCS semifinal college football game on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. Sam Houston State won 45- 42.

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Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams stares at the scoreboard after his team lost to Sam Houston State after a desperate second half rally in an FCS semifinal college football game on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. Sam Houston State won 45- 42.

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