The 6-foot-4, 315-pound nose tackle was named the Big Sky’s Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday, becoming the first EWU player to earn the honor since linebacker J.C. Sherritt in 2010.
EWU (9-2) will face the winner a first-round game between Nicholls State (8-3) and San Diego (9-2) on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at Roos Field
The fifth annual Dam Cup, given to the winner of the young EWU-Portland State rivalry game, was a bonus, much like the milestone marks a handful of Eagles reached in their lopsided victory.
Eastern Washington wasn’t about to let a called-back touchdown impede its momentum. Not in this setting. Not with this much on the line.
Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols has been one of the more steady arms in CFL, but the nine-year veteran has yet to reach Canada’s Super Bowl equivalent: The Grey Cup.
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Beating Portland State on Friday night would also sweeten Eastern Washington’s postseason pot, likely giving the Eagles a first-round bye and second-round home game.
His burst and confidence affected by a series of leg injuries, Eastern Washington running back Sam McPherson had finally come into own.
When fourth-ranked Eastern Washington (8-2, 6-1 Big Sky) visits Portland State (4-6, 3-4) Friday night at Hillsboro Stadium, Tysen Prunty will be starting for one of the top FCS defenses in the country.
Twin brothers Nsimba and Nzuzi Webster sat down in front of a group of reporters Saturday following No. 5 Eastern Washington’s 59-20 thrashing of fourth-ranked UC Davis, their smiles lighting up the school’s designated press conference room.
EWU (8-2, 6-1), UC Davis (8-2, 6-1), Weber State (8-2, 6-1) are currently tied atop the standings going into the final week of the regular season.
UC Davis, which has never beaten EWU, brings one of the most potent offenses in the country to Cheney, along with some of the FCS level’s most decorated players.