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Props to Eastern Washington

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Skidmark, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Skidmark

    Skidmark Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Eastern Washington sure gave CU a scare. For a school with only a 9,000 seat home stadium, they sure electified the 100,000 or so B12 fan bases who expected to watch their BCS programs notch an easy victory at home.

    Over the past two weeks against B-12 opponents, Eagles QB Matt Nichols averages 34 completions on 51 attempts and 316 yards passing. In his 0-2 start, he has sustained long TD drives of 54 yards, 75 yards, 81 yards and 83 yards.

    E-dub WR Tony Davis has also strung together a couple of good games, catching 22 passes for 186 yards in the hostile environments of Lubbock and Boulder.

    The Eagles have tied or outscored their opponents in 4 of the 8 quarters of play.

    Eastern Washington's defense had all but stopped WR phenom Michael Crabtree last week, and held CU's Summler/Scott/Stewart tailback platoon to 78 yards.

    As much as I want to beat up CU and/or Tech for shooting themselves in the foot with sloppy play, turnovers and penalties, the fact remains that Eastern Washington was running a tight offensive unit that does not roll over for their $450K one and done paychecks against the big boys. First year coach Beau Baldwin has come into two tough road games and made the point that this D-2A team is no cupcake.

    Good Job, Eagles, for aspiring to win and for playing your hearts out. David doesn't always beat Goliath. But that little team from Cheney proved that teams without BCS revenue sharing arrangements, without more than 80 scholarships to give away, without network coverage, and without the fanciest athletic facilities in the nation can compete and put themselves in a position to win.

    Best wishes to the Eagles for turning that rough 0-2 record into a successful run for a Championship Subdivision trophy.
     
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  2. ladyblaise

    ladyblaise Club Member Club Member

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    they scheduled killer and brought it both times.

    best of luck to them all the way through. holy crap they can war.
     
  3. InTheBuff

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    other than the RB position I really think that EWU has a better team than csu-
    better QB, better WRs, better TE, better FG kicker, better d-line....
    just a better team...

    yes CU was fortunate to win today and csu was fortunate they played
    Sac St & not EWU-
     
  4. 4DemBuffs

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    indeed!!! :drink2:

    all hats off the EW. best of luck to all of those kids. :goEWU:
     
  5. ladyblaise

    ladyblaise Club Member Club Member

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    i would like to amend props to every member of their team save the one who said "i don't like to talk about other teams BUT" then popped off with sour grapes.

    i don't like to smile about injuries BUT i hope someone breaks their foot off in his ass.
     
  6. Skidmark

    Skidmark Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Not a lot of love on that EWU-CU game over on the Championship Subdivision board.

    Reading a thread where CU's opponents joy sinks into dispare never gets old.

    Of course, ref non-calls cost EWU the game...

    Kinda cool EWU has RS freshmen twins on the line.
     
  7. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    That QB is going to get NFL looks.
     
  8. Bone Buff

    Bone Buff Well-Known Member

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    Probably, but I wonder how bad those picks were.

    You can't throw a pick 6 when you're trying to protect a lead.

    Then again, its hard as hell to kill clock when you run that sort of offense.
     

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