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EWU football, the morning after

SALT LAKE CITY - Last night's Eastern game had it all - too much to encompass in one late-night story - so I'll try to follow up later today after I fly out of here. So many questions: the injuries to Zach Johnson and Nick Edwards; do the Eagles have a two-headed quarterback, and it so, is that a good thing or a bad thing?  Last night at Weber, I think it was a good thing - here's my game story - mainly because it caught Weber State unprepared. I had no inkling either, but that's the whole idea: to spring a surprise.

After everyone adjusted to the new reality - and Vernon Adams began suffering from dehyradation and cramps - Kyle Padron played almost the whole first half. In other words, both QBs got a chance to do what they do best - Adams keeping teams off-balance with his running ability, and Padron with the ever-present deep threat to Brandon Kaufman (who now has 16 catches for 316 yards and three TDs and who offers perhaps the best deep threat in the Big Sky).

And while this game came down to the wire, don't forget that Weber made some big mistakes in the first half to fall behind 20-3 in the first place, including a drop of a sure TD pass on their first possession. The Wildcats' 0-4 record is quite misleading, I think.

So who gives the Eagles the best chance to win this week against Montana? Maybe both. So who will start? Apparently, only Beau knows.

Jim Allen
Jim Allen joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently covers K-12 education and women's basketball.

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