College Football

Barriere throws 5 TDs to rally E. Washington past Idaho St.

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Eric Barriere threw for five touchdowns, the final one a 6-yarder to Andrew Boston with 25 seconds left to cap Eastern Washington's 46-42 comeback win over Idaho State on Saturday.

Barriere finished with 455 yards passing on 34 completions. Boston caught 10 of those passes for 143 yards and had two touchdowns.

Trailing 42-31, Barriere found a wide open Blake Gobel in the back of the end zone with 5:50 remaining. Barriere found Boston on the two-point conversion to reduce the deficit to 42-39. The Eagles' defense, which surrendered 502 total yards to the Bengals, stepped up and forced a three-and-out to get the ball back.

Barriere and Boston ended the way they started when on fourth-and-1 at the Idaho State 8-yard line, Barriere found Boston in the right corner of the end zone for a 7-0 lead on the game's opening drive. The Eagles finished 3 of 4 on fourth-down conversions and were 11 of 19 on third-down conversions.

EWU piled up 596 total yards. Barriere needs just three more rushing yards to pass Vernon Adams' 1,232 all-time school career quarterback rushing record.

Tyler Vander Waal threw for a career-high 409 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more for Idaho State.

Eastern Washington (2-1, 2-1 Big Sky Conference) now has won 12 straight over the Bengals (1-2, 1-2) and owns a 30-9 all-time series lead.

The Eagles moved their record to 32-30 all-time when playing in a dome stadium.


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Updated March 15, 2021

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