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Three Eagles honored for efforts against Cougars

Eagles receiver Cooper Kupp got his season started off with a bang – catching 12 passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns in 45-42 win over WSU. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Eagles receiver Cooper Kupp got his season started off with a bang – catching 12 passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns in 45-42 win over WSU. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

A trio of Eastern Washington football players were honored for their efforts in the Eagles’ shocking 45-42 upset of the Washington State Cougars on Saturday in Pullman.

Eagles three-time All-America senior wide receiver Cooper Kupp garnered the STATS National Offensive Player of the Week award after catching 12 passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns. Kupp set the Football Championship Subdivision record for career TDs with his 59th. He also completed a pass for 22 yards and rushed twice for 29 yards.

“It’s definitely special, but I knew this would be a special year,” said Kupp. “It’s special to get that first win in the way we envisioned.”

Eagles sophomore quarterback Gage Gubrud was named the Big Sky Conference offensive player of the week after he completed 34 of 40 passes for 474 yards and five TDs and ran for 77 yards and a score in his first career start.

Gubrud’s 551 yards of total offense broke the school record set by Vernon Adams Jr. (518) against Oregon State in 2013. His passing yardage was the fourth-best total in school history.

Eagles junior kicker Jordan Dascalo was named the Big Sky’s special teams player of the week after his 48-yard field goal on the final play of the first half keyed a 17-0 scoring run.

Dascalo, who punted for the Cougars as a freshman, averaged 55.3 yards on three punts for the Eagles.

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