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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883


Eastern gets desperate and defensive to earn first win

Sometimes being a little desperate can be a good thing.

Not when you're talking to a possible date. Or when trying to get a loan.

But when you're a college football team without a win going into the fourth week of the season, being a little desperate can be just the adrenaline rush you need.

It was for the Eastern Eagles on Saturday.

They traveled to Bozeman, played with a little desperate craziness, and left with a 19-10 Big Sky Conference victory.

Is the season saved? That remains to be seen. But another loss, especially a loss after the coaching staff had revamped the starting groups – six new starters was the correct answer if you were playing along at home – might have been fatal.

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