October 26, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 27

Top-ranked Eagles survive Sac State again

Eastern needs last-minute defensive effort to edge Hornets 31-28 in Homecoming game

The last time Eastern Washington University had Sacramento State in town as guests it took a heroic last-minute rally to secure a win that helped pave the way to the 2010 NCAA Division 1 national championship.

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Paul Delaney
Despite the efforts of Grant Williams (18) and Jordan Tonani (34), Sac State’s T.J. Knowles catches a touchdown pass with 3:05 to play that cut the score to 31-28. The Eagles had to make one final defensive stand as time ran out to preserve the win and their perfect 5-0 Big Sky Conference record.

Last Saturday it took a defensive effort in the final minute for the No. 1-ranked Eagles to collect yet another nail-biting 31-28 Big Sky Conference football victory over the Hornets on a blustery Homecoming Day game at Roos Field. The victory, before 8,714 windblown fans, improved the Eagles’ conference record to 5-0 and 6-1 overall and kept Eastern on track once again for postseas...

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