Eastern Washington's desultory defensive stats are more the product of the quality of its opponents, coach Beau Baldwin opined Tuesday, and he has a point. Now that the Eagles are two games into Big Sky Conference play,the Eagles are showing improvement, especially as the games wear on. Here is my story on that topic, along with a look ahead to the Idaho State game from EWU Sports Information Director Dave Cook. From the Idaho State journal, here are interviews with ISU coaches and players following the Bengals 37-31 win at North Dakota. ...Montana is on its third-string quarterback, coach Bob Stitt says in this story from the Missoulian. ... Montana State faces a pivotal game this week against surprising Portland State.
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