Scores

Final

Western Oregon 14

E Washington 35

(1-0, 1-0 home)

3:05 PM ET, September 5, 2009

Roos Field, Cheney, WA

1 2 3 4 T
WES 7 0 7 014
EWU 7 7 7 1435

Top Performers

Passing: M. Nichols (EWU) - 286 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: T. Jones (EWU) - 12 CAR, 122 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Boyce (EWU) - 6 REC, 126 YDS, 1 TD

E. Washington 35, W. Oregon 14

Associated Press

CHENEY, Wash. -- Matt Nichols threw three touchdown passes and Taiwan Jones rushed for two scores in Eastern Washington's 35-14 victory over Western Oregon on Saturday.

The Eagles (1-0) entered the game ranked No. 17 in the NCAA Division I-Football Championship Subdivision coaches' poll.

Western Oregon quarterback Josh Riddell kept the NCAA Division II Wolves (0-1) close through three quarters, throwing for 190 yards and a pair of TD passes. He had pulled Western Oregon to within 21-14 in the third quarter on a 3-yard scoring toss to John Breza.

After forcing an Eastern Washington punt, Western Oregon had the ball deep in its own territory when Riddell's pass ricocheted off two players before being scooped up by Kevin Hatch at the Wolves' 28-yard line with 1:03 left in the third quarter. Two plays later, Nichols fired a 20-yard scoring pass to tight end Nathan Overbay for a 28-14 Eastern Washington lead.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WES
EWU
1st Downs1720
Total Yards321446
Passing190286
Rushing131160
Penalties11-855-53
3rd Down Conversions8-197-13
4th Down Conversions1-20-1
Turnovers22
Possession35:3724:23

Passing Leaders

Western OregonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Riddell20/411904.622
Eastern WashingtonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nichols20/302869.532

Rushing Leaders

Western OregonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kuenzi20532.708
Riddell8415.1010
Eastern WashingtonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones1212210.2287
Hart8253.1013

Receiving Leaders

Western OregonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fullerton58517.0123
Dowd5408.0010
Eastern WashingtonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Boyce612621.0153
Overbay46616.5221

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWESEWU
TD11:47Taiwan Jones 87 Yd Run (Mike Jarrett Kick) 07
TD07:07Sean Fullerton 21 Yd Pass From Josh Riddell (Kelly Morgan Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERWESEWU
TD12:27Aaron Boyce 53 Yd Pass From Matt Nichols (Mike Jarrett Kick) 714
THIRD QUARTERWESEWU
TD10:58Taiwan Jones 1 Yd Run (Mike Jarrett Kick) 721
TD05:49John Breza 3 Yd Pass From Josh Riddell (Kelly Morgan Kick) 1421
FOURTH QUARTERWESEWU
TD14:55Nathan Overbay 20 Yd Pass From Matt Nichols (Mike Jarrett Kick) 1428
TD08:09Nathan Overbay 21 Yd Pass From Matt Nichols (Mike Jarrett Kick) 1435