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EWU at Oregon - quick facts

Eastern is 9-23 all time against the Football Championship Subdivision and 1-10 against current members of the Pac-12 Conference. This is the Eagles’ first meeting with Oregon… The seventh-ranked Ducks aren’t the highest-ranked opponent in EWU history; in 2006, the Eagles fell 52-3 at No. 6 West Virginia. … The Eagles have 10 current players from the state of Oregon, plus another four from the Vancouver, Wash., area. Expected starters from the region include wide receiver Kendrick Bourne (Portland), tight end Jake Withnell (Salem), nose tackle Matthew Sommer (Salem), safety Miles Weatheroy (Portland) and center T.J. Boatright (Vancouver). … Oregon has won 10 straight home openers, averaging 55.1 points while never scoring fewer than 38. The Ducks are 13-0-2 against current members of the Big Sky, tying North Dakota in 1931 and Montana in 1952; their game against the Sky was a 69-0 win over Portland State in 2010. … The Ducks haven’t allowed a kickoff or punt return touchdown in 115 games. Oregon’s 181 touchdown passes during the last five seasons are the most in FBS, 11 ahead of runner-up Baylor.  

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