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    Eagles are rolling along, improved to 7-0 today. Beat the hell out of Idaho. QB threw for 600 yards and 7 TDs. Those are video game numbers. A couple weeks ago they hung 34 points on the same Montana team that stonewalled UW. I'm about 75% convinced EWU is the best college football team in the state of Washington this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seacatfan View Post
    Eagles are rolling along, improved to 7-0 today. Beat the hell out of Idaho. QB threw for 600 yards and 7 TDs. Those are video game numbers. A couple weeks ago they hung 34 points on the same Montana team that stonewalled UW. I'm about 75% convinced EWU is the best college football team in the state of Washington this season.
    Their quarterback is amazing. I don’t think I have seen a better quarterback in the FBS ranks for this season.
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    Oops. EWU lost to Weber St. today 35-34. Weber was 2-4 coming into the game. I did not anticipate this. They were trailing 35-21, came back but a missed PAT bit them in the backside.

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    Was at the game and man EWU got outplayed on three fake punt attempts! Missing the extra point did not help but if they could have stopped those plays they may have not been down in the first place.

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    Griz 57 EWU 41

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    Weird game. Barriere had 80 passing attempts. 80! Is that some kind of record? Completed 47 for 530 yards and 5 TDs, but they still got whooped. Eags were up 21-13 early in Q2, before a couple late scores they were down 50-28 in Q4. EWU had more than double the yards from scrimmage as Montana.

    I can't figure out why Montana and Montana St. both got byes and EWU didn't. They all had the same record in conference. All went 1-1 against the other 2. Seems like the Eags got screwed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seacatfan View Post
    Weird game. Barriere had 80 passing attempts. 80! Is that some kind of record? Completed 47 for 530 yards and 5 TDs, but they still got whooped. Eags were up 21-13 early in Q2, before a couple late scores they were down 50-28 in Q4. EWU had more than double the yards from scrimmage as Montana.

    I can't figure out why Montana and Montana St. both got byes and EWU didn't. They all had the same record in conference. All went 1-1 against the other 2. Seems like the Eags got screwed.
    Sac State also got a bye. Somebody had to get screwed, and the Griz have a large fan base with a great stadium. The teams place bids to host games and the Griz can bid a lot.
    I know that doesn't explain it all, and maybe not any, but as they say...GO GRIZ!
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    I coulda swore Montana St. had 2 losses, but I was wrong, only 1 (to Montana). Sacaramento St. won the Big Sky, undefeated, so no qualms about them getting a bye. EWU beat Montana earlier in the season. Maybe it was EWU's loss to Weber St. that bit them. Other loss was to Montana St. They didn't play Sacramento St. Montana lost to EWU and Sacramento St.

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    Sacramento St. only played 1 of Montana, Montana St. and EWU. Got away with a light conference schedule maybe?

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    Montana St. won today, Sacramento St. game is coming up. Big Sky guaranteed 2 and could have 3 of the remaining 8 teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seacatfan View Post
    Weird game. Barriere had 80 passing attempts. 80! Is that some kind of record? Completed 47 for 530 yards and 5 TDs, but they still got whooped. Eags were up 21-13 early in Q2, before a couple late scores they were down 50-28 in Q4. EWU had more than double the yards from scrimmage as Montana.

    I can't figure out why Montana and Montana St. both got byes and EWU didn't. They all had the same record in conference. All went 1-1 against the other 2. Seems like the Eags got screwed.
    Montana beat UW at UW. That was probably the tie-breaker between the three. MSU beat EWU head-to-head. That was probably the second tie-breaker.

    The yardage differential doesn’t really reflect the tone of the EWU-Griz game. The Griz defense was really physical and was in the backfield all night long. The Griz blocked a punt that they recovered in the red zone. They had a pick-six, and recovered a fumble for 1st and Goal. Those became three quick scores that didn’t generate much yardage. The Eagles also failed to convert a couple of fourth down conversions that turned long drives into empty possessions.
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    Thanks Martin. I scoured the box score, I think they were missing some of the TOs, didn't see the blocked punt either. Yeah, that stuff can have a huge impact on a game. Looks like Montana had a lot of kick return yardage as well, that makes yards from scrimmage less necessary.


    On that other part, yeah, but UW sucked! Their QB was absolutely the worst, and they stuck with him all year until the Apple Cup.

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    Just gonna put this here. Montana got their butts handed to them on Friday by James Madison 28-6.

    In what has to be considered fairly surprising, Montana St. has jumped all over undefeated and defending champs Sam Houston, up 21-0 early in Q2. Fighting for the last spot in the semi finals. JMU, South Dakota St. and the ever present North Dakota St. have already advanced.

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    Make it 28-0 Montana St. Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seacatfan View Post
    Make it 28-0 Montana St. Wow!
    MSU’s starting quarterback announced he was transferring 2 days before their first playoff game. So far the new freshman starter has caught a touchdown, thrown a touchdown, and run for 2 touchdowns in the first half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdmiller7 View Post
    MSU’s starting quarterback announced he was transferring 2 days before their first playoff game. So far the new freshman starter has caught a touchdown, thrown a touchdown, and run for 2 touchdowns in the first half.
    Wow, odd timing for a transfer. Good for the freshman being ready to step up.

    Montana St. moves on w/ a 42-19 win.

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    Touchdown Tommy Malott from Butte America.

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    Montana St. will be playing for a National Title! Beat South Dakota St. 31-17 just now. Next up, the mighty Bizon of North Dakota St.

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    Touchdown Tommy was 10-15 for 233 yards and 2 TDs. He ran 34 times for 155 yards and 2 TDS. The Cats D held SDSU scoreless in the second half.

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    Yeah the D really stepped up after halftime. Forced some turnovers, got some sacks. The SDSU QB was giving them some problems earlier, they must've adjusted their scheme to contain him better.

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    North Dakota St. is a machine. Crushed Montana St. 38-10, claimed their 9th Championship in the last 11 years (under 3 different head coaches). As far as I know they are easily the best dynasty going in college sports currently. The Crimson Tide got nothin' on the Bison.

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    NDSU was just too good on the O and D lines. The Cats didn’t have an answer for the Bison running game. Touchdown Tommy Mellott from Butte America injured his right ankle on the first series so the Cats had to go with a 5th year QB who hadn’t played all year.

    On another note, EWU QB Eric Barriere won the Walter Payton award as the best offensive player in the FCS. A well-deserved honor.

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