Scores

Final

N Colorado 0

(1-2, 0-1 Big Sky)

E Washington 16

(2-1, 1-0 Big Sky)

4:05 PM ET, September 19, 2009

Roos Field, Cheney, WA

1 2 3 4 T
UNCO 0 0 0 00
EWU 6 7 3 016

Top Performers

Passing: M. Nichols (EWU) - 146 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: A. Harris (UNCO) - 27 CAR, 97 YDS

Receiving: A. Boyce (EWU) - 4 REC, 39 YDS, 2 TD

E. Washington 16, N. Colorado 0

Associated Press

CHENEY, Wash. -- Matt Nichols threw two touchdown passes and Eastern Washington posted its first shutout in three years with a 16-0 victory over Northern Colorado on Saturday.

In the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams, Taiwan Jones had 95 yards rushing for the Eagles (2-1, 1-0). Andre Harris rushed for 97 yards and caught eight passes for 50 yards for the Bears (1-2, 0-1), who lost to Eastern Washington for the fifth straight time. Eastern Washington shut out the Bears 34-0 in 2006.

Nichols finished 14 of 25 for 146 yards. Despite forcing four first-half turnovers, Eastern Washington led only 13-0 at halftime. A penalty at the start of the second half erased Taiwan Jones' 85-yard kickoff return for an apparent touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNCO
EWU
1st Downs1213
Total Yards238292
Passing160146
Rushing78146
Penalties2-1010-79
3rd Down Conversions4-144-16
4th Down Conversions0-41-1
Turnovers41
Possession28:4131:19

Passing Leaders

Northern ColoradoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Waggener22/321605.001
Eastern WashingtonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nichols14/251465.820

Rushing Leaders

Northern ColoradoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris27973.6012
Walker133.003
Eastern WashingtonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones18955.3034
Hart10313.1011

Receiving Leaders

Northern ColoradoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris8506.3016
Thompson6488.0013
Eastern WashingtonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Boyce4399.8124
Martin13333.0033

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNCOEWU
TD01:21Nathan Overbay 5 Yd Pass From Matt Nichols (Pat Failed) 06
SECOND QUARTERUNCOEWU
TD00:53Aaron Boyce 9 Yd Pass From Matt Nichols (Mike Jarrett Kick) 013
THIRD QUARTERUNCOEWU
FG07:32Mike Jarrett 28 Yd 016