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EWU wins at Northern Arizona

Sat., Oct. 8, 2011, 7:24 p.m.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 356 yards and three touchdowns and added a score on the ground as Eastern Washington capitalized on Northern Arizona’s turnovers to win 36-28 on Saturday.

The Lumberjacks (2-3, 1-2 Big Sky) had three fumbles and one interception, which led to 10 points for the Eagles (2-4, 2-2).

Northern Arizona’s Cary Grossart threw for 355 yards and two touchdowns while Zach Bauman ran for 109 yards and two touchdowns.

Mike Jarrett added three field goals for the Eagles and Greg Herd made seven catches for 112 yards and a touchdown.

Eastern Washington started the game with a 27-yard field goal by Jarrett. But Northern Arizona scored touchdowns on its first two possessions.

The Eagles responded with two consecutive touchdown drives to take a 17-14 lead midway through the second quarter.

Northern Arizona’s Daniel Adler fumbled at the Eagles 5-yard line on the ensuing possession, but the defense held Eastern Washington to a three-and-out and Grossart connected with Jake Hess for a 1-yard touchdown with 44 seconds left in the half.

The Eagles managed seven plays on their following drive as Jarrett hit a 47-yard field goal as the clock expired and cut the deficit to 21-20.

Northern Arizona kicker Matt Myers missed a 26-yard field goal in the third quarter. The Eagles later retook the lead, 26-21, on a 62-yard touchdown pass from Mitchell to Herd but failed the two-point conversion.

Bauman fumbled the ball early in the fourth quarter and the Eagles recovered on Lumberjack 8-yard line. Mitchell ran it in for a score two plays later.

Bauman ran 22 yards for a touchdown on the ensuing possession, but after holding the Eagles to a three-and-out, cornerback Randy Hale fumbled the punt return, leading to a 37-yard field goal by Jarrett and a decisive 36-28 lead.

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