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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

FCS Playoffs: Weber State outlasts Montana 17-10 in quarterfinals

Ja’Kobe Harris blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone early in the fourth quarter and No. 3 seed Weber State beat No. 6 seed Montana 17-10 in …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 7, 2019

FCS Playoffs: Record-breaking Montana swamps SE Louisiana 73-28

Dalton Sneed threw five touchdown passes and Marcus Knight rushed for three scores, leading the Montana Grizzlies’ 73-28 rout of Southeast Louisiana in a FCS second-round playoff game on Saturday.


North Dakota State lands top seed in FCS playoffs; EWU left out

The NCAA Division I playoff selection committee spread the wealth in the 24-team FCS playoff pairings that were announced Sunday. Seven of the 10 conferences involved had multiple qualifiers in …


Eastern Washington notebook: A look back at the Eagles’ decorated senior class

Eastern Washington’s steady senior class had a 27-5 record in Big Sky Conference play, advanced to the FCS national title game appeared in the 2016 FCS semifinals.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Likely out of the playoff picture, Eastern Washington plays for 13th straight winning season

Postseason absences are about as rare for Eastern Washington as its red field is for opponents.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles’ offensive line has its way with Maine’s ‘Black Hole’ defense

Eastern Washington’s veteran offensive front wasn’t fazed in Saturday’s semifinal by Maine, which came to Cheney leading the country in run defense and was second in sacks.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018

Dan Thompson: Eastern Washington likely in this position with healthy Gage Gubrud, but Eagles are happy with Eric Barriere under center

But in the long run, the progression of Eric Barriere – still just a redshirt sophomore – is going to pay off big time for the Eastern Washington football team.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018

Eric Barriere’s record-tying performance leads Eastern Washington to rout of Maine, spot in FCS national championship game

Barriere completed 21 of 30 passes for 352 yards and a seven touchdowns for the Eagles (12-2), who will face top-ranked North Dakota State (14-0) on January 5, 2019 at …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

5 keys to an Eastern Washington victory: Limiting mistakes, strong finish are points of emphasis for Eagles

Here are 5 keys to Eastern Washington’s success against Maine in the FCS semifinals.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

Easton Stick leads North Dakota State over Jackrabbits, into FCS title game

Quarterback Easton Stick ran for 169 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another score to help North Dakota State defeat rival South Dakota State 44-21 in the FCS semifinals …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

Run-heavy Eastern Washington faces run-stopping Maine for a trip to the FCS national title game

All Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn could do was watch the from the freezing sidelines as Youngstown State marched down Roos Field in the closing seconds of the 2016 FCS …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

Spokane products Jack Hunter, Beau Byus have helped boost Eastern Washington’s stout offensive line

They’re paired on the left side of Eastern Washington’s offensive line, but Beau Byus and Jack Hunter spent their teenage years separated by a Greater Spokane League rivalry.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

Ralph Walter: With Frisco at stake, there’s no better time to catch Eastern Washington football at the Inferno

For the fourth time since the National Championship run of 2010, Eastern Washington University is just a win away from a return trip to the FCS title game in Frisco, …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

Seeking ‘Red’emption: Eastern Washington focused on snapping home losing streak in FCS semifinals

Since the installation of “The Inferno,” as the red turf at Roos Field in Cheney is called, Eastern Washington has been one of the best FCS teams in the country.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Eastern Washington notebook: Maine reminds Eagles of Big Sky Conference rival Weber State

The third-seeded Eagles, playing in their fifth FCS semifinal since 2010, have to get past a staunch Maine defensive unit that upset second-seeded Weber State 23-18 on the road last …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles show they can win close games, too

Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere said he often dreams of orchestrating game-winning drives, but he’s rarely had the opportunity.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

FCS playoff roundup: Easton Stick leads top-seed North Dakota State past Colgate

Easton Stick threw for three touchdowns, Bruce Anderson ran for 124 yards with a touchdown and top-seeded North Dakota State advanced to the FCS semifinals for the eighth straight year …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Dan Thompson: Eastern Washington passes on the pass, runs through UC Davis and into FCS semifinals

When Eastern Washington promoted Aaron Best to head coach 22 months ago, he said at the time that he had no intention of changing the team’s pass-first identity.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Eastern Washington scores 20 points in the fourth quarter to top UC Davis, earn spot in FCS semifinals

Sam McPherson’s 35-yard touchdown run with 26 seconds left lifted the Eagles to 34-29 win over UC Davis in a wild FCS quarterfinal Saturday at Roos Field.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

Maine advances to FCS semifinals with win over Weber State

Chris Ferguson threw for two touchdowns, Ramon Jefferson ran for a late fourth-quarter score and the Maine defense stymied second-seeded Weber State 23-18 as the Black Bears advanced to the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

Round 2: Big Sky foes Eastern Washington and UC Davis meet again for a trip to the FCS semifinals

Moments after UC Davis quarterback Jake Maier had one of the worst performances of his college career last month in 59-20 thumping at Eastern Washington, he made a premonition of …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Tragedy helped sharpen Eastern Washington cornerback Josh Lewis’ focus

Earning a criminal justice degree is often a joyous occasion, but Josh Lewis, EWU’s trusty defensive back, had yet to shake the grief that consumed him the night before.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018

Same-season rematches have favored Eastern Washington in FCS playoffs

Twenty-eight days separate Eastern Washington’s 59-20 throttling of UC Davis at Roos Field and their rematch at the same chilly venue.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018

Eastern Washington notebook: Defensive touchdowns have sparked Eagles’ recent routs

When Eastern Washington linebacker Ketner Kupp ran back a 95-yard interception return in the closing minutes of the Eagles’ 42-21 dispatching of Nicholls State on Saturday, it was a familiar …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles defense getting better each game in march toward FCS title

Consider Eastern Washington’s defense the Timex watch of the FCS.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

John Blanchette: Eastern Washington players haven’t blocked importance of special teams magic from memories

Not to slide the Eagles’ greatest hits album onto the turntable yet again, but consider what might be the most forgotten defining play in Eastern Washington football history.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Big Sky roundup: Jake Constantine leads Weber State past SE Missouri 48-23 in FCS playoffs

Jake Constantine threw for four touchdowns and ran for another and the Weber State defense picked off four passes to lead the second-seeded Wildcats to a 48-23 win over Southeast …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Eastern Washington turns to defense, special teams in FCS playoff-opening victory over Nicholls State

Linebacker Ketner Kupp’s 95-yard interception return in the final minutes put an exclamation point on the rout.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Fourteen years after playing in soggy, humid elements at Nicholls State, Eastern Washington welcomes Colonels to chilly Roos Field

Rebowe told Lousiana media earlier this week he had no interest in discussing the cold weather his team would likely experience in Cheney – snow and a high 37 degrees …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018

Five reasons Eastern Washington is built for the long haul heading into FCS playoff opener against Nicholls State

Considering the damage the fourth-ranked Eagles (9-2) inflicted in their last four games, handling their opponents by an average score of 54-17, now seems a good time to bet on …