Scores

Final

E Washington 31

(4-5, 3-3 Big Sky)

N Colorado 16

(1-8, 1-5 Big Sky)

2:05 PM ET, November 8, 2008

Nottingham Field, Greeley, CO

1 2 3 4 T
EWU 7 0 14 1031
UNCO 3 3 0 1016

Top Performers

Passing: M. Nichols (EWU) - 243 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Morris (EWU) - 8 CAR, 35 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Gunn (UNCO) - 8 REC, 107 YDS

E. Washington 31, N. Colorado 16

Associated Press

GREELEY, Colo. -- Matt Nichols connected with Aaron Boyce for two touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington to a 31-16 win Saturday over Northern Colorado.

Northern Colorado (1-8, 1-5 Big Sky) trailed 7-6 at halftime after Michael York scored a pair of field goals for the Bears. But Taiwan Jones opened the second half by returning a kickoff 93 yards for Eastern Washington (4-5, 3-3) for a touchdown. Eastern Washington led 21-6 after Nichols' second TD pass to Boyce four minutes later.

Nichols was 19-for-26 in passing for 243 yards.

Northern Colorado's only touchdown came on a 15-yard pass from Bryan Waggener to Ryan Chesla with 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Waggener was 28-for-47 passing for 341 yards, with one interception.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EWU
UNCO
1st Downs1522
Total Yards336449
Passing243341
Rushing93108
Penalties7-6210-110
3rd Down Conversions5-128-19
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers11
Possession26:1533:45

Passing Leaders

Eastern WashingtonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nichols19/262439.320
Northern ColoradoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Waggener28/473417.311

Rushing Leaders

Eastern WashingtonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morris8354.4115
Alexander6284.709
Northern ColoradoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Waggener16654.1018
Woods7294.1011

Receiving Leaders

Eastern WashingtonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown45513.8018
Boyce24623.0229
Northern ColoradoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gunn810713.4028
Thompson58917.8029

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREWUUNCO
TD04:48Aaron Boyce 17 Yd Pass From Matt Nichols (Felipe Macias Kick) 70
FG00:38Michael York 21 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTEREWUUNCO
FG00:55Michael York 34 Yd 76
THIRD QUARTEREWUUNCO
TD14:47Taiwan Jones 93 Yd Kickoff Return (Felipe Macias Kick) 146
TD10:25Aaron Boyce 29 Yd Pass From Matt Nichols (Felipe Macias Kick) 216
FOURTH QUARTEREWUUNCO
FG14:53Michael York 27 Yd 219
TD11:25Dale Morris 1 Yd Run (Felipe Macias Kick) 289
TD10:00Ryan Chesla 15 Yd Pass From Bryan Waggener (Michael York Kick) 2816
FG04:58Felipe Macias 35 Yd 3116