When Eastern Washington (6-5, 5-2 Big Sky) plays host to the Vikings (5-6, 3-4) on Saturday in a regular-season finale at Roos Field, the Eagles have a lot more to lose.
There isn’t a statue of Will Derting in the diminutive ranching town of Okanogan, Washington, but it’s there in theory.
Of the several dominoes that will likely need to fall for Eastern Washington to crack the Football Championship Subdivision playoff field, the biggest is respect from the playoff committee.
Quarterback Eric Barriere fumbled on EWU’s last two possessions Saturday, giving the run-heavy Mustangs ample opportunity to pull off the late-season upset.
High-powered Eastern Washington has recently embarrassed some of the Football Championship Subdivision’s worst defenses.
For the first three years of Talolo Limu-Jones’ career at Eastern Washington, the redshirt junior receiver’s name was often in the same sentence as “upside,” “potential” or “prototype.”
Eastern Washington’s offense roared to life, notching the Eagles’ first road victory of 2019 with a 48-5 trouncing of the Idaho State Bengals in Pocatello.
Eastern Washington isn’t sure which quarterback it will face when the Eagles face explosive, up-and-down Idaho State on Saturday at Holt Arena in Pocatello.
Eastern Washington’s 10-game win streak against Idaho State is impressive.
In the days leading up to the Eastern Washington’s 66-38 dispatching of Northern Arizona on Saturday at Roos Field, EWU’s third-year coach said he saw more smiling and an extra kick in quarterback Eric Barriere’s step.
Eric Barriere had one of the most complete games of his career, completing 29 of 38 passes for 367 yards and three touchdowns.
Eastern Washington beat writer Ryan Collingwood predicts each week’s Big Sky Conference football games. He has a 59-16 record.