College Football

Eastern Washington Eagles (5-2)


N.D. State rallies with a vengeance to down E. Washington

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Dominic Gonnella ran for 163 yards and two touchdowns and Jalen Bussey ran for 143 yards and North Dakota State rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to smash Eastern Washington University 42-20 on Saturday in an opening-round game of the FCS playoffs.

The Bison (7-2) advance to the quarterfinals to face No. 2-seed Sam Houston State in Huntsville, Texas on May 1.

Eastern Washington (5-2) scored three touchdowns in its first three possessions and built a 20-7 lead. In those first three drives the Big Sky Conference's at-large bid piled up 217 yards of offense scoring on drives of 85, 53 and 79 yards. Eric Barriere's 3-yard slant pass to Andrew Boston made it 20-7 for the Eagles with 10 minutes before halftime.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: E. Barriere2439
Passing TDs: E. Barriere19
Rushing Yards: T. Pierce462
Rushing TDs: T. Pierce5
Receiving Yards: T. Limu-Jones759
Receiving TDs: T. Limu-Jones4
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/5 at 8 Florida Cancelled
9/12 vs. Western Illinois Postponed
9/19 vs. Northern Arizona Postponed
9/26 at Southern Utah Postponed
10/3 vs. Montana Postponed
10/10 at Northern Colorado Postponed
10/17 vs. Idaho Postponed
10/24 vs. Weber State Postponed
10/31 at UC Davis Postponed
11/7 vs. Montana State Postponed
11/20 at Portland State Postponed
2/27 at Idaho L 21 - 28
3/6 vs. Northern Arizona W 45 - 13
3/13 at Idaho State W 46 - 42
3/27 vs. Cal Poly W 62 - 10
4/3 at UC Davis W 32 - 22
4/10 vs. Idaho W 38 - 31
4/24 at North Dakota State L 20 - 42
Big Sky
  Conference Overall
3 Weber State 5-0 5-1
9 Eastern Washington 5-1 5-2
13 California-Davis 3-2 3-2
Northern Arizona 3-2 3-2
Montana 0-0 2-0
Montana State 0-0 0-0
Northern Colorado 0-0 0-0
Sacramento State 0-0 0-0
Portland State 0-0 0-1
Idaho State 2-4 2-4
Idaho 2-4 2-4
Southern Utah 1-5 1-5
Cal Poly 0-3 0-3
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3674 (4)
Passing Yards: 2571 (3)
Rushing Yards: 1103 (28)
Points per game: 37.7 (8)
Yards per game: 524.9 (3)
Touchdowns: 33 (6)
Field Goals: 7 (24)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 2665 (77)
Passing Yards: 1288 (60)
Rushing Yards: 1377 (89)
Points per game: 26.9 (59)
Yards per game: 380.7 (67)
Touchdowns: 25 (82)
Field Goals: 4 (33)
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