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SATURDAY, SEPT. 14, 2013

Idaho can't complete upset vs. NIU

It would have been a major upset -- a 29-point underdog toppling a BCS bowl team from a year ago. But Idaho couldn't sustain its explosive offense as the game progressed, and Northern Illinois took control up front to pocket a 45-35 win at the...

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Leach: 'Bright spots in all phases'

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Here's some of what coach Mike Leach had to say after WSU beat Southern Utah 48-10 on Saturday. (General comments) "I thought there were real bright spots in all phases. I thought the fans were fantastic, especially our student section really...

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Eastern falls 33-21 at Toledo

David Fluellen rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns as Toledo outlasted Eastern Washington 33-21 on Saturday night. Toledo's powerful ground game eased the burden on freshman quarterback Logan Woodside,who took over when starter Terrance Owens injured his knee early in the second quarter. Cassius...

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WSU hammers Southern Utah, 48-10

PULLMAN – Connor Halliday finished Saturday’s game exactly how Washington State wanted. That is: on the sidelines, wearing a baseball cap, watching as freshman Austin Apodaca made his collegiate debut with the Martin Stadium bleachers emptying in the fourth quarter. That Big Sky member Southern...

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Another packed Saturday morning

A GRIP ON SPORTS Saturday mornings are always full. There is the high school football from last night to pass along. There is the college football happening today to mix in. And, this week at least, there is a rivalry game from Seattle to add...

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Idaho-Northern Illinois on tap in Moscow

After two weeks on the road, the Vandals' first game day in Moscow is here. Today's 2 p.m. matchup with Northern Illinois actually starts a stretch of four straight Saturdays on the Palouse for Idaho, counting next week's game at Washington State. But that doesn't...

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Eastern and Big Sky links

Can the Eagles do it again, knocking off a second FBS team in as many weeks? Here's my preview of today's game against Toledo. Also, here's a preview of the game from the Eastern athletic site, and from Toledo. ... Sam Houston State opens a...

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