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Big test for Eastern, other Big Sky teams

Eastern faces one of the tougher road tests in the Football Championship Subdivision, playing at Northern Iowa in a televised game (SWX) that begins at 11 a.m. Did I mention that UNI beat both eventual finalists (North Dakota State and Illinois State) on their way to another playoff berth. Speaking of which, the Eagles need to win to improve their margin of error for making the postseason, and a loss in the 16,000-seat UNI Dome wouldn't help. Here's my preview of the game, and here are all the details from the sports information departments at EWU and Northern Iowa.... The biggest game in the Big Sky this week: surprising Portland State at highly-regarded Idaho State. ... Sacramento State faces a tough game today at Washington.



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

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