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Eastern rally tops Montana 32-26

Quarterback Adams overcomes mistakes with two touchdown passes in final 2:19 to cap comeback at Roos


Paul Delaney

Eastern Washington’s Brandon Kaufman beats Montana’s Sean Murray in the second quarter for the first of his two touchdown catches in the Eagles’ dramatic come-from-behind 32-26 Big Sky football victory last Saturday at Roos Field. Kaufman also caught a TD pass during Eastern’s rally that saw them score twice in the final 2:19 of the game.

The one thing any team facing Eastern Washington University on the football field should always remember is that the game’s never over until the clock hits zero.

And the thing the Montana Grizzlies will never forget now is how a 9-point lead as the clock approached the 2-minute mark was still not enough of a cushion to win.

Quarterback Vernon Adams literally scrambled his way out of a nightmare time midway through the fourth quarter, throwing a pair of touchdown passes in the final 2 minutes, 19 seconds to rally No. 7 Eastern to a 32-26 Big Sky Conference win over the Griz before a packed...

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