EWU defeats South Dakota State 41-17

December 7, 2013 6:28 p.m.  •  1 comment

Eastern Washington University takes on South Dakota State at home in Cheney, Wash., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

Related story: Forte, Eagles run past Jackrabbits 41-17

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EWU’s flag bearers take to the field before the EWU vs. South Dakota State game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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Eastern Washington Eagles running back Quincy Forte (22) ran for over 200 yards against South Dakota State, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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South Dakota State Jackrabbits running back Zach Zenner (31) scores the second Jackrabbits touchdown during the first half of a FCS second round playoffs college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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Eastern Washington Eagles wide receiver Cory Mitchell (6) tries to break a tackle by South Dakota State Jackrabbits defensive back Nick Mears (40) during the first half of a FCS second round playoffs college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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South Dakota State running back Reginald Gandy (30) scores the first Jackrabbits touchdown during the first half of a FCS second round playoffs college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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It was too cold for the EWU band to play their instruments in the stands during the big game with South Dakota State, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. Instead, they played inside Reese Court for the crowd warming up during halftime.

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Eastern Washington tight end Jake Withnell (82) left, congratulates Eastern Washington tight end Zack Gehring (85) after he scored the first Eagles touchdown during the first half of a FCS second round playoffs college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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South Dakota State Jackrabbits quarterback Austin Sumner (6) runs the ball during the first half of a FCS second round playoffs college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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Eastern Washington Eagles running back Quincy Forte (22) is tackled South Dakota State defenders during the first half of a FCS second round playoffs college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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Eastern Washington Eagles quarterback Vernon Adams (3) makes a pass during the second half of a FCS second round playoffs college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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Eastern Washington Eagles wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) makes a touchdown reception during the second half of a FCS second round playoffs college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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Eastern Washington Eagles offensive linesman Jake Rodgers (65) tries to keep warm on the sideline during the second half of a FCS second round playoffs college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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Eastern Washington Eagles defensive back McKenzie Murphy (25) left, tackles South Dakota State Jackrabbits running back Zach Zenner (31) hard during the second half of a FCS second round playoffs college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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South Dakota State Jackrabbits running back Reginald Gandy (30) is tackled by Eastern Washington defensive back McKenzie Murphy (behind) and linebacker Albert Havili (54) during the second half of a FCS second round playoffs college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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Chilled EWU fans sings a Neil Diamond song during a time out in the second half of a FCS second round playoffs college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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Eastern Washington Eagles wide receiver Cory Mitchell (6) beats South Dakota State defensive back Jimmie Forsythe (25) to make a 69-yard touchdown reception from Eastern Washington Eagles quarterback Vernon Adams (3) during the second half of a FCS second round playoffs college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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Eastern Washington Eagles wide receiver Cory Mitchell (6) celebrates with wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) after scoring a eagles touchdown during the second half of a FCS second round playoffs college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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Eastern Washington Eagles defensive lineman Andru Pulu (93) sacks South Dakota State Jackrabbits quarterback Austin Sumner (6) during the second half of a FCS second round playoffs college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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Eastern Washington Eagles running back Quincy Forte (22) was upset that he didn’t get a first down during a run in the second half of a FCS second round playoffs college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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Eastern Washington Eagles running back Quincy Forte (22) runs 20-yards for a touchdown in the during the fourth quarter of a FCS second round playoffs college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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Eastern Washington Eagles quarterback Vernon Adams (3) is tackled by South Dakota State Jackrabbits linebacker T.J. Lally (33) during a keeper in the second half.

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EWU football players salute the fans after their 41-17 win over South Dakota State Saturday, Dec 7, 2013, on Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

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