Caroming around the now-defunct World League and the Canadian Football League, former Washington State state linebacker Mark Ledbetter had grown weary of the grind.
The 76-mile return bus ride from Moscow to Cheney following Idaho’s recent 35-27 upset of Eastern Washington was as quiet and dejecting.
Eastern Washington safety Calin Criner looked incredulous Saturday as true freshman running back Silas Perreiah told a group of reporters that he wasn’t offered a scholarship, but a preferred walk-on spot with the Eagles.
September snowflakes are rare. Eastern Washington’s 35-20 dispatching of North Dakota wasn’t.
On the cusp of October, Football Championship Subdivision power Eastern Washington is winless against NCAA Division I opposition.
Eastern Washington beat writer Ryan Collingwood predicts Week 5 games in the Big Sky Conference.
He doesn’t tweet much, but former Eastern Washington star Dario Romero’s profile picture tells a story worth each of the platform’s 280 allotted characters.
Jayson Williams has experienced the euphoria of two deep Football Championship Subdivision playoff runs and the pain of an underachieving, postseason-less season.
Chris Ojoh and Jack Sendelbach stood helpless on Eastern Washington’s sideline Saturday, both starting linebackers shelved this week with injuries.
EWU’s struggling defense was carved up by Idaho’s hard-running, dink-and-dunk offense that marched to a 28-0 halftime lead, exceeding its yards-per-game average of 315 in the first half (329 yards).
Eric Barriere passed for 326 yards and three touchddowns in Eastern Washington’s 38-14 rout of the Vandals in Cheney last year, totaling 70 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in the process.
Eastern Washington beat writer Ryan Collingwood predicts Week 4 games in the Big Sky Conference. He went 11-1 last week and has an overall record of 32-2