Scores

Final

Weber State 31

(3-3, 3-1 Big Sky)

E Washington 13

(4-2, 3-1 Big Sky)

3:35 PM ET, October 10, 2009

Roos Field, Cheney, WA

1 2 3 4 T
WEB 3 19 3 631
EWU 7 0 0 613

Top Performers

Passing: C. Higgins (WEB) - 235 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Smith (WEB) - 32 CAR, 143 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Phillips (WEB) - 2 REC, 110 YDS, 2 TD

Weber St. 31, E. Washington 13

Associated Press

CHENEY, Wash. -- Trevyn Smith rushed for 143 yards and Cameron Higgins threw two touchdown passes as Weber State spoiled Eastern Washington's homecoming with a 31-13 victory Saturday.

Higgins completed 21 of 37 for 235 yards for the Wildcats (3-3, 3-1 Big Sky), ranked No. 21 in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision.

For the 14th-ranked Eagles (4-2, 3-1), senior quarterback Matt Nichols threw for 354 yards to become the school's all-time leader with 10,315 passing yards.

Weber State turned a tight game into a comfortable lead late in the first half by using two Eastern Washington miscues to score on a field goal, a safety and a touchdown in the span of a minute and push a 10-7 lead to a 22-7 advantage with 32 seconds left.

A personal foul against Eastern Washington kept alive a Weber State drive capped by Mike Snoy's field goal with 1:32 left in the half. After three straight incompletions from their own 20, the Eagles lined up to punt, but the snap sailed over the head of Cameron Zuber and out of the end zone for a safety with 1:08 to go.

Weber State made the most of good field position on the ensuing kickoff, with Higgins completing passes of 12 yards to Smith and 11 yards to Tim Toone to push the ball to the Eastern Washington 30. From there, Higgins hit Mike Phillips on a floater in the end zone with 32 seconds left for a 22-7 edge.

It was one of two TD receptions for Phillips, who also caught an 80-yarder from Higgins. Toone finished with seven receptions for 52 yards for Weber State, becoming only the sixth player in Big Sky history to eclipse 3,000 yards receiving for his career. Ryan Eastman had three sacks for the Wildcats.

Eastern Washington's Nichols completed 24 of 39 but was picked off three times, snapping his string of 151 passes without an interception.

Tony Davis caught six passes for 131 yards and Taiwan Jones added 64 yards rushing for the Eagles. J.C. Sherritt ran back an interception 36 yards for a touchdown and had 24 tackles for Eastern Washington.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WEB
EWU
1st Downs2023
Total Yards419389
Passing235354
Rushing18435
Penalties6-547-68
3rd Down Conversions4-165-12
4th Down Conversions1-10-2
Turnovers15
Possession36:0423:56

Passing Leaders

Weber StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Higgins21/372356.421
Eastern WashingtonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nichols24/393549.113

Rushing Leaders

Weber StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith321434.5148
Bolen6335.5021
Eastern WashingtonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones13644.9013
Beaumonte492.307

Receiving Leaders

Weber StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Phillips211055.0280
Toone7527.4011
Eastern WashingtonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis613121.8049
Boyce58817.6124

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWEBEWU
FG10:24Mike Snoy 22 Yd 30
TD02:19J.C. Sherritt 36 Yd Interception Return (Mike Jarrett Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERWEBEWU
TD11:03Mike Phillips 80 Yd Pass From Cameron Higgins (Mike Snoy Kick) 107
FG01:32Mike Snoy 21 Yd 137
SF01:08- Team Tackled By Mike Phillips In End Zone 157
TD00:32Mike Phillips 30 Yd Pass From Cameron Higgins (Mike Snoy Kick) 227
THIRD QUARTERWEBEWU
FG07:25Mike Snoy 23 Yd 257
FOURTH QUARTERWEBEWU
TD08:56Aaron Boyce 19 Yd Pass From Matt Nichols (Pat Blocked) 2513
TD04:31Trevyn Smith 3 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 3113