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Eastern whips Cal Poly, clinches tie for Big Sky

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cooper Kupp had eight receptions for 139 yards and two touchdowns as Eastern Washington defeated Cal Poly 35-22 Saturday.

Quincy Forte opened the scoring for the Eagles (9-2, 7-0 Big Sky) with a 37-yard touchdown rushing in the second quarter. Vernon Adams then hit Kupp on touchdown passes of 32 and 24 yards.

Adams left the game with a shoulder injury and was relieved by Anthony Vitto, who threw a 54-yard strike to Shaquille Hill on the next series. Mario Brown rushed for a 34-yard score to put the Eagles up by 32.

Cal Poly (5-6, 4-3) added three late touchdowns, with Chris Brown throwing a 25-yard score to Cole Stanford and running for a five-yard touchdown.

Kupp has accumulated 1,231 yards receiving this season, setting a new FCS record by a freshman.

With the win, Eastern Washington is guaranteed at least a share of the Big Sky title.



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