Scores

Final

E Washington 33

(8-4, 4-3 away)

SF Austin 44

(10-2, 6-0 home)

3:00 PM ET, November 28, 2009

Homer Bryce Stadium, Nacogdoches, TX

1 2 3 4 T
EWU 10 2 14 733
SFA 10 13 21 044

Top Performers

Passing: M. Nichols (EWU) - 461 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Jones (EWU) - 15 CAR, 118 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Scott (SFA) - 11 REC, 89 YDS, 2 TD

Stephen F.Austin 44, E. Washington 33

Associated Press

NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Jeremy Moses' 432-passing yards helped lead Stephen F. Austin to a 44-33 victory over Eastern Washington in the first round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs.

Moses was 43 for 57 (75.4 percent) with four touchdown passes and three interceptions. He connected with Duane Brooks 15 times for 124 yards and Brandon Scott 11 times for 89 yards and two touchdowns. Lumberjacks (10-2, 6-1 Southland) running back Vincent Pervis ran the ball 16 times for 125 yards.

Matt Nichols was 43 for 76 (56.5 percent) for 461 yards, three touchdowns and an interception for the Eagles (8-4, 6-2 Big Sky). Taiwan Jones had 118 rushing yards and a touchdown. Tony Davis was the Eagles leading receiver on the day with 10 catches for 115 yards.

Stephen F. Austin led 30-12 at the half and by as many as 25 in the game. The two teams combined for 1,158 total yards, with 893 of them coming in the passing game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EWU
SFA
1st Downs3228
Total Yards595563
Passing461432
Rushing134131
Penalties6-427-75
3rd Down Conversions4-188-17
4th Down Conversions3-40-2
Turnovers24
Possession30:3329:27

Passing Leaders

Eastern WashingtonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nichols43/764616.131
Stephen F. AustinC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Moses43/574327.643

Rushing Leaders

Eastern WashingtonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones151187.9132
Nichols7172.4017
Stephen F. AustinCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pervis161257.8048
Hampton5285.617

Receiving Leaders

Eastern WashingtonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis1011511.5026
Overbay810012.5129
Stephen F. AustinRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brooks151248.3023
Scott11898.1219

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREWUSFA
FG12:43Mike Jarrett 40 Yd 30
FG10:10Evan Engwall 20 Yd 33
TD04:14Romont Hampton 5 Yd Run (Evan Engwall Kick) 310
TD02:10Matt Martin 5 Yd Pass From Matt Nichols (Mike Jarrett Kick) 1010
SECOND QUARTEREWUSFA
TD08:43Cordell Roberson 24 Yd Pass From Jeremy Moses (Evan Engwall Kick) 1017
SF06:35- Team Tackled By Cordell Roberson In End Zone 1217
FG02:57Evan Engwall 34 Yd 1220
FG00:10Evan Engwall 34 Yd 1223
THIRD QUARTEREWUSFA
TD11:15Brandon Scott 4 Yd Pass From Jeremy Moses (Evan Engwall Kick) 1230
TD05:54Brandon Scott 19 Yd Pass From Jeremy Moses (Evan Engwall Kick) 1237
TD04:51Brandon Kaufman 20 Yd Pass From Matt Nichols (Mike Jarrett Kick) 1937
TD01:48Zek Fancher 4 Yd Pass From Jeremy Moses (Evan Engwall Kick) 1944
TD00:08Taiwan Jones 2 Yd Run (Mike Jarrett Kick) 2644
FOURTH QUARTEREWUSFA
TD09:38Nathan Overbay 5 Yd Pass From Matt Nichols (Mike Jarrett Kick) 3344