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When the Mountain West begins its abbreviated football season on Saturday, Reeder's Aggies will visit Schmedding's Broncos on BSU's famed blue turf.Their friendship started on EWU's red turf.
Earlier this week, the NCAA made it official. The FCS subdivision will be playing a playoff system this fall. Today we sat down with EWU Head Coach, Aaron Best to talk about the new format designed for this season.
The NCAA Division I Board of Directors approved plans Tuesday for a FCS playoff schedule and format set to begin begin April 24.
The overwhelming majority of Football Championship Subdivision football schools aren’t pursuing a fall season.
Will Big Sky Conference football teams be able to compete for a national championship this fall? That answer is still unknown after the NCAA Board of Governor's announced on Wednesday that the FCS has an August 21 deadline to decide for themselves whether or not a fall championship will occur. However the Board did set several guidelines must be met in order for the FCS to be allowed to have a championship this fall, including that at least 50% of playoff-eligible FCS football teams must choose to play football this fall.
On April 9th, Eastern Washington head football coach Aaron Best announced on Twitter he is going to take a 10 percent pay cut in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Coach Best is hoping this will help the university and football program once this crisis is over.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Trey Lance ran for 166 yards, including a clutch 44-yard touchdown to start the fourth quarter, and North Dakota State held on to claim its eighth FCS national championship with a 28-20 win over James Madison on Saturday.
North Dakota State and James Madison are certainly familiar with the FCS championship game in Frisco, Texas.
Christian Watson scored long touchdowns on back-to-back touches early in the second quarter and two-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State blitzed Montana State 42-14 in a semifinal for its 36th straight victory,
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 the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs on Friday night in Ogden, Utah.
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.
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 the field, which hadn’t happened since 2015.
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.
Postseason absences are about as rare for Eastern Washington as its red field is for opponents.
When fourth-ranked EWU makes the 2,350-mile trek to Jacksonville, Alabama on Saturday to face No. 17 Jacksonville State – the STATS Football Championship Subdivision Game of the Week – it will be met by another cannon-armed talent.
After the Eastern Washington senior broke former teammate and Los Angeles Rams receiver Cooper Kupp’s school single-game receiving record on Saturday, praise flooded the Pasco native’s phone faster than his fifth-gear feet.
Dalton Sneed threw for a career-high 430 yards and had three passing touchdowns and another rushing to lead Montana to a 31-17 win over South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota, in the season opener for both teams on Saturday.
With the return of electric junior quarterback Eric Barriere, a star-studded offensive line and over a dozen other proven skill players and defensive stalwarts, coaches and national pundits agree: The Eagles can push for their second national crown since 2010.
Dante Olson continues to rake in the preseason honors and the senior Griz linebacker nabbed another one on Thursday.
Barriere didn’t start until Week 6 last season after former EWU quarterback Gage Gubrud went down with a season-ending toe injury.