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Local NFL roundup: Trio of Eastern Washington alums help Rams beat Seahawks

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 16, 2020

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp, right, catches a pass for a first down against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of an NFL football game in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020.   (Keith Birmingham)
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp, right, catches a pass for a first down against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of an NFL football game in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020.  (Keith Birmingham)
From staff and wire reports

LOS ANGELES – A trio of former Eastern Washington stars helped the Los Angeles Rams dispatch the visiting Seattle Seahawks 23-16 on Sunday at SoFi Stadium.

Cooper Kupp hauled in five passes for 50 yards, linebacker Samson Ebukam had two tackles and special teamer Nsimba Webster added two tackles for the Rams, who now are in a three-way tie atop the NFC West with the Sea- hawks and Arizona at 6-3.

Webster also returned two punts for 37 yards and a kickoff for 15 yards.

Former Idaho standout Mike Iupati resumed his spot at left guard for the Seahawks, who surrendered six sacks.

Ex-Vandal defensive end Benson Mayowa, who has started multiple games for the Seahawks this season, was inactive.

Kendrick Bourne (EWU), wide receiver, San Francisco 49ers: A week after sitting out due to a positive COVID-19 test, Bourne had four catches for 26 yards in the 49ers’ 27-23 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Jalen Thompson (WSU), safety, Arizona Cardinals: Thompson had seven tackles in the Cardinals’ thrilling 32-30 victory over the Buffalo Bills.

Elijhaa Penny (Idaho), running back, New York Giants: Penny had one carry for no yards in the Giants’ 27-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jake Luton (Idaho), quarterback, Jacksonville Jaguars: Luton, a one-time Vandal who finished his career at Oregon State, completed 18 of 35 passes for 169 yards, one touchdown and an interception in a 24-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Luton is filling in for the injured Gardner Minshew (WSU).

Jesse Davis (Idaho), offensive line, Miami Dolphins: Davis resumed his starting spot up front for the surging Dolphins, who came away with a 29-21 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Joe Dahl (WSU), offensive line, Detroit Lions: The University High alum returned from the inactive list (groin injury) as the Lions picked up a 30-27 win over Washington.

Note: Denver Broncos reserve offensive tackle Jake Rodgers (EWU/Shadle Park) was reportedly out with an injury Sunday.

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