Stories tagged: FCS playoffs
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 11:08 P.M.
Youngstown State advances to FCS title game after beating Eastern Washington on touchdown with 1 second remaining
This one hurt. Eastern Washington’s players, coaches and the 5,233 hardy souls who endured the coldest game in school history could only watch the other guys coldly take the prize. …
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 11:07 P.M.
Thorpe: Astounding legacy of Eagles seniors marred by blown semifinals leads
Perhaps the only time college football coaches can understandably feel undercompensated anymore is when they are tasked with addressing a locker room full of heartbroken people whose lives are just …
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 10:10 P.M.
Gage Gubrud’s record-setting season ends in bittersweet fashion
Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud set the FCS records for passing yards (5,160 yards) and total offense (5,766 yards) in a season on Saturday.
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 9:07 P.M.
EWU-YSU notes: Last-second loss leaves Eagles in disbelief
Was it a catch, that impossible, last-second, game-winning grab by Youngstown State tight end Kevin Rader?
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 10:57 P.M.
EWU prepares for Penguins – and the big chill
Gage Gubrud doesn’t care how cold it is – he won’t wear a glove on his throwing hand. Not even at 3 degrees. That’s the forecast for Saturday afternoon when …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 10:56 P.M.
1997 Eagles reached for the stars, but fell to Youngstown State in semifinals
Harry Leons has waited almost two decades for this moment: Eastern Washington against Youngstown State, with a spot in the national title game on the line – again.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 4:11 P.M.
EWU football notes: QB Hunter Wells, RB Jody Webb center of Youngstown State offense
After spending most of the season with a two-headed monster at their two most important offensive positions, the Youngstown Penguins have settled on Hunter Wells at quarterback and Jody Webb …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 6 A.M.
EWU defensive line gets better when it matters most
Yes, that Eastern Washington defensive line was every bit as dominant last week on film as it looked from the stands.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016, 10:25 P.M.
Eastern Washington handles adversity just fine in FCS playoffs
For the last two weeks of Eastern Washington’s football postseason, most the talk has been about how the
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 11:54 P.M.
Eastern Washington shuts out Richmond to advance to FCS semifinals
The Eagles forced five turnovers – four fumbles and one interception – in a 38-0 pounding of Richmond in the FCS playoff quarterfinals on a snowy Saturday afternoon at Roos …
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 11:53 P.M.
Blanchette: Samson Ebukam helps change tone of game for Eagles
What a gift is the game-changing player.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 6:53 P.M.
Eastern Washington defense thrives under next-man-up philosophy
Eastern’s defense has taken its lumps at times, but losing starters throughout the season has increased the Eagles’ depth. A season of injury woes culminated in a shut out performance …
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 5:34 P.M.
EWU-Richmond notes: Cooper Kupp perseveres, breaks all-division career record
Eastern Washington football fans have grown accustomed to games like this from wide receiver Cooper Kupp.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 11:54 P.M.
Eagles face gritty Richmond in FCS quarterfinals
If the Eastern Washington football coaches haven’t brought it up, the Eagle seniors surely have: Remember Towson.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 9:42 P.M.
‘Team of adversity:’ Injury-riddled Wofford finds way to win
Wofford coach Mike Ayers is amazed at his team’s achievement in the wake of demoralizing injuries the Terriers have had this fall. One player collapsed during a game with a …
SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2016, 11:37 P.M.
Eastern Washington stops Central Arkansas to advance in FCS playoffs
“Yeah, I got a lot of battle scars,” Tiuli said with a smile after the Eagles took a 31-14 second-round FCS playoff win at Roos Field.
SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2016, 8:46 P.M.
Cooper Kupp plays through pain as EWU marches on in FCS playoffs
A sprained AC joint in his left shoulder – whichCooper Kupp suffered against Portland State two weeks ago – wasn’t going to keep him out in EWU’s second-round playoff game.
SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2016, 6:52 P.M.
EWU notes: Calculated risk pays off for Eastern Washington in playoff opener
The risk-and-reward aspect of football was on full display late in the first half of Saturday’s FCS playoff game at Roos Field.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 11:46 P.M.
EWU cornerbacks fresh for the FCS playoffs
As football’s second season begins at Eastern Washington, the Eagle cornerbacks feel like they’re still halfway through the first
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 11:09 P.M.
Eagles get back to work for playoffs
Even with snowdrifts piled along the sidelines and temperatures in the mid-30s, Roos Field was full of warm feelings Tuesday night.
SATURDAY, DEC. 5, 2015, 6:57 P.M.
NDSU thumps Montana in FCS playoffs
FARGO, N.D. – Four-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State returned two of its four interceptions for touchdowns and tacked on a 100-yard kickoff return for a score in a …
SUNDAY, DEC. 14, 2014
FCS playoffs: North Dakota State, Sam Houston State set up semifinal battle in FCS playoffs
John Crockett rushed for a career-high 227 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown to help North Dakota State hold off Coastal Carolina 39-32 Saturday in the FCS quarterfinals in Fargo, …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, DEC. 13, 2014, 9:47 P.M.
Illinois State takes down EWU in FCS quarterfinal
When push came to shove Saturday, the Eastern Washington football team was knocked flat on its back.
SATURDAY, DEC. 13, 2014
Eastern, Illinois State set to rehash 2012 quarterfinal
Eastern Washington and Illinois State left an indelible impression on each other two years ago. In a clash of playing styles, the Eagles were battered and the Redbirds torched before …
MONDAY, DEC. 8, 2014, 10:09 P.M.
Baldwin, Eagles focus on success, task at hand
Eastern Washington football fans held their coach a little closer Monday night.
SUNDAY, DEC. 7, 2014
Forte’s return boosts Eagles’ offense
The would-he-play-or-not question followed Eastern Washington running back Quincy Forte all week, from practice on Tuesday all the way to pregame warm-ups before Saturday’s FCS playoff game against Montana. Hobbled …
SUNDAY, DEC. 7, 2014
Illinois State rolls to win; EWU up next
Tre Roberson threw for 382 yards and four touchdowns and Marshaun Coprich become Illinois State’s single-season rushing leader with his 12th-straight 100-yard game to lead the Redbirds to a 41-21 …
SUNDAY, DEC. 7, 2014
Eastern beats Montana, faces Illinois St. next
Montana brought a fresh script to its encore performance with Eastern Washington on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles came in with something more important – fresh legs and an aggressive attitude …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, DEC. 6, 2014, 9:26 P.M.
Eagles beat Grizzlies, advance to quarterfinals
Eastern Washington defeated bitter rival Montana 37-20 on Saturday in the FCS playoffs. The Eagles advance to a home game against Illinois State in the quarterfinals.
THURSDAY, DEC. 4, 2014
Big Sky notes: Montana reshaped season after loss to EWU
Losing is no fun, but Montana’s loss to Eastern Washington four weeks ago came with a bonus. “It’s brought us closer together,” All-American defensive end Zack Wagenmann said of a …