Stories tagged: fcs
UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 6:24 p.m.
Barriere didn’t start until Week 6 last season after former EWU quarterback Gage Gubrud went down with a season-ending toe injury.
UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn was the lone Eagle named to the STATS preseason FCS All-American team on Tuesday.
Mon., March 4, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
The smell of burgers and fries wafted through the State Dining Room as President Donald Trump celebrated the championship football players from North Dakota State on Monday with fast food, …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 10:08 p.m.
By the time Eastern Washington reached the program’s second FCS national title game Saturday at Toyota Stadium – it fell 38-24 to juggernaut North Dakota State – the Eagles’ best …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 8:32 a.m.
Easton Stick firmly entrenched in North Dakota State, FCS lore after scoring 5 TDs in 38-24 national title win
Easton Stick had a hand in all five touchdowns that reigning champion North Dakota State scored on a sunny afternoon in Frisco, Texas. He ran three into the end zone …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:11 p.m.
Sam McPherson, who rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown in Eastern Washington’s 38-24 loss to North Dakota State in Saturday’s FCS title game, is fleet-footed, but not “elite fast” …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:42 p.m.
As sure as your teenager brought the family car home with the gauge on “E” again, North Dakota State rules the clubby little realm of the Football Championship Subdivision, thanks …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Analysis: North Dakota State controls clock, holds off every Eastern Washington challenge in FCS title game
With every yard-churning, clock-eating drive Saturday in Frisco, Texas, the Bison took away opportunities – and ultimately hope – from an erratic Eastern Washington offense working for a lead that …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:07 p.m.
Eastern Washington nose tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli, the Big Sky Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, did not play in Saturday’s FCS national championship game against North Dakota State.
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
Former Eastern Washington, Dallas safety Matt Johnson hopes Eagles, Cowboys make Saturday a day to remember
The stars in Texas, big and bright as they say, aligned somewhat perfectly this weekend for one former Eastern Washington football player.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 10:58 p.m.
Nobody could have envisioned the stupefying way they won their 2010 national championship – unless, of course, they’d reviewed the tapes of all the other games Eastern Washington’s Eagles won …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 10:53 p.m.
It’s not Fargo, but it might as well be.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9:08 p.m.
Eastern Washington wasn’t expected to win a Big Sky Conference title – let alone reach the FCS national championship game – when its most recognizable figure, All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud, …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 7:27 p.m.
Dual-threat sophomore Eric Barriere the next star in long line of decorated Eastern Washington quarterbacks
Erik Meyer, the first in Eastern Washington’s string of All-American quarterbacks since 2005, nearly swallowed his whistle the first time he saw Eric Barriere operate.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
Eastern Washington nose tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli donned a game jersey and red football pants Thursday as he posed for a team picture at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 12:54 a.m.
Blueprint to beat the Bison: Eastern Washington will have to slow North Dakota State rushing attack, force turnovers
Some of the most proven coaches in the country have burnt the midnight oil looking for Bison frailties, but their searches were often fruitless.
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 5:59 p.m.
Please consider funding a budget bump that will entice North Dakota State into battle with the Alabamas and Washington States of the college universe, and save the rest of the …
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: 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.