October 3, 2009

EWU football destroys Idaho State. But what about the NCAA?

Today the Eastern Washington Eagles went into Pocatello, Idaho and left with a 38-3 victory over the Idaho State Bengals and a 3-0 start in Big Sky Conference play.

It was another big game for Taiwan Jones. He threaded the Bengals defense for 168 yards and three touchdowns on just 14 carries.

Quarterback Matt Nichols completed 27-of-38 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns.

Before the start of the game, EWU was ranked 17th in the Football Championship Subdivision. Which leads us here at JustSON asking, where does Eastern stand on their appeal of the NCAA playoff ban?


From a letter to all Eagle fans in August 2009, Athletic Director Bill Chaves had this to say:

A number of you have asked me about the status of our appeal with the NCAA regarding the postseason play in football for the 2009 season. The Appeals Committee has invited us to Indianapolis on August 17th to hear our appeal. As for the process/decision timetable, we have yet to receive that information.

Well, even not knowing their future, the Eagles are still fighting.

The Eastern football team will try to start 4-0 in Big Sky play for the first time in school history when they host defending league co-champion Weber State next Saturday, Oct. 10. The Wildcats were ranked 11th before today's game, however, they were upset at home by Montana State 26-21 today.

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