SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2018
Just three years removed from his stint as a Cal Poly assistant, Ena knew the chore the Eagles’ defensive line would have in stopping the Mustangs’ triple-option offense, an old-school look capable of moving the chains on the staunchest of FCS defenses.
Cole Karstetter and Jim Townsend cashed in on a pair of first-half Cal Poly fumbles, sparking the sixth-ranked Eagles’ 70-17 rout of Mustangs in their Big Sky Conference opener.
As college football continues its high-octane, throw-it-all-over-the-field evolution, Cal Poly’s triple-option offense offers a rare, throwback look for modern defenses. Sixth-ranked Eastern Washington (2-1), which opens Big Sky Conference play Saturday against the Mustangs at 1:05 p.m. at Roos Field, has had the chore of preparing for the run-it-all-day scheme, just days after trying to slow down a vastly different foe – Washington State and its Air Raid offense.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2018
Predictions for the opening week of Big Sky Conference play.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018
The quarterback pipeline that runs between Eastern Washington and the Canadian Football League wasn’t excavated by Bo Levi Mitchell or Matt Nichols, two of the league’s veteran arms.
EWU beat writer Ryan Collingwood looks ahead to the Eagles' Big Sky Conference opener with Cal Poly.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2018
The balanced Eagles (2-1), who rank third in the FCS in total yards, have 110 carries to 94 pass attempts, totaling an impressive 723 yards on the ground and 910 through the air. Junior scatback Antoine Custer, a second-team All-Big Sky Conference selection in 2017 and a preseason first-team pick this summer, hasn’t played a down.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2018
Its offense flummoxed and its defense on skates most of the first half, Eastern Washington had finally strung together a sequence of yard-churning drives.
With a proximity of only 80 miles between the two schools, the sellout crowd of nearly 33,000 at the Washington State-Eastern Washington football game had dozens of fans whose families have allegiances to both schools.
Both Theo Lawson (WSU beat writer) and Ryan Collingwood (EWU beat writer) give their predictions on Saturday’s showdown between the Cougars and visiting Eagles at Martin Stadium in Pullman.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2018
When Gonzaga Prep quarterback Connor Halonen wasn’t bulling through University High defenders Friday night, he was running around them.
Since 2011, the Eagles’ six games against the likes of Washington State, Washington, Oregon and Oregon State have been decided by an average of 6.3 points.
With the help of a few prominent cast members, we rewind the tape and take a closer look at the unforgettable game in 2016, placing a magnifying glass on a few of its top storylines.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2018
EWU beat writer Ryan Collingwood predicts this week’s Big Sky Conference games
EWU beat writer Ryan Collingwood takes questions on the Eagles' Week 3 matchup Washington State
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2018
As friends and family from her native Congo sipped drinks and socialized at a wedding reception Saturday near Oakland, California, Batala Webster sat in a nearby chair, her eyes locked onto a live video feed.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2018
Jay-Tee Tiuli is back in the middle and now Mark Ledbetter is at home: defensive tackle, the position he was recruited to play out of Seattle’s O’Dea High School.
MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2018
WSU head coach Mike Leach answers questions about his next opponent, Eastern Washington.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2018
With an offense as efficient as Eastern Washington’s, it’s defense – one of the most experienced in the Big Sky Conference – just has to do a serviceable job.
When Northern Arizona quarterback Case Cookus was forced to kick the game’s opening snap out of bounds near his own end zone Saturday, the No. 18 Lumberjacks’ chalked it up as a self-inflicted wound.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2018
Week 2 Big Sky Conference football predictions
Two of the country’s top FCS quarterbacks share a conference, gaudy statistics and the amount of Division I scholarship offers coming out of high school: Zero.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2018
The first time Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best met Emmanuel Butler, he threw the Northern Arizona receiver a red jersey and jokingly requested his services in Cheney.
Join EWU beat writer Ryan Collingwood as he attempts to answer your questions
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2018
For every Deone Bucannon, Cooper Kupp and Mike Iupati there’s a surplus of of Washington State, Eastern Washington, Idaho alums fighting for permanence in the National Football League. Over a dozen cracked their respective franchise’s recently trimmed 53-man rosters. Others were either placed on practice squads or received pink slips.