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.
In 1998, Brenda Tracy said she was gang-raped by four men, including two Oregon State football players. Since the day of the attack, Tracy has sought a meeting with then-coach Mike Riley. Years later, the two finally meet.
The Sooners will lean on their leader, quarterback Baker Mayfield, to try to make it back to the College Football Playoff in 2016.
Arizona State's talented defense has upper-echelon potential, especially along the line, but its high-risk style at times leaves it exposed.
Vanderbilt's bowl hopes likely require a fast start to the season, making the matchup against Georgia Tech cruical for Derek Mason's squad.
Penn State's James Franklin hopes that his offseason additions arrive with a more permanent feel for his staff and his program.
Fueled by the feel-good story of cancer survivor RB James Conner, the Panthers would love to pull off a feel-good win over in-state rival Penn State.
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