Stories tagged: FCS playoffs
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
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, 11:09 p.m.
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, 11:08 p.m.
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, 9:17 p.m.
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, 9:18 p.m.
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, 9:15 p.m.
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, 10:24 p.m.
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, 7:59 p.m.
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, 7:07 p.m.
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, 10:22 p.m.
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, 11:46 p.m.
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, 10:08 p.m.
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, 10:21 p.m.
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, 11:44 p.m.
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, 11:15 p.m.
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, 10:22 p.m.
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, 10:21 p.m.
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, 9:48 p.m.
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, 10:30 p.m.
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, 10:31 p.m.
Consider Eastern Washington’s defense the Timex watch of the FCS.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10:43 p.m.
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, 10:45 p.m.
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, 10:27 p.m.
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, 6:15 a.m.
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, 10:49 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 10:43 p.m.
Nicholls State led by as many as 32 points in its handling of San Diego, earning the right to face EWU on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Roos Field.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 9:39 p.m.
FCS Playoffs: Montana State tops Incarnate Word in opener; Nicholls State to face Eastern Washington
Troy Andersen ran for a touchdown and threw for another, leading Montana State to a 35-14 win over Incarnate Word in the first round of the FCS playoffs. His touchdown …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 12:27 a.m.
EWU (9-2) will face the winner a first-round game between Nicholls State (8-3) and San Diego (9-2) on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at Roos Field
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
The fifth annual Dam Cup, given to the winner of the young EWU-Portland State rivalry game, was a bonus, much like the milestone marks a handful of Eagles reached in …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 11:46 p.m.
What are the odds of Eastern making the 24-team FCS field? Here’s a quick breakdown.