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By PAUL DELANEY
Staff Reporter 

Eagles toppled from top spot

Southern Utah scores last second field goal to upset Eastern 30-27

 

Paul Delaney

Passes like this one to Eastern’s Brandon Kaufman seemed to land just out of reach at crucial times during the Eagles 30-27 loss at Southern Utah last Saturday.

The near misses and close calls that propelled Eastern Washington to the top of Football Championship Subdivision polls finally went the other way last Saturday in Cedar City, Utah.

Lost opportunities in the red zone, a missed field goal with 2 minutes, 51 seconds to play and a sensational special teams effort were the difference as Eastern fell 30-27 to Southern Utah at Eccles Coliseum. Colton Cook kicked a perfect down-the-middle 36-yard field goal with just 3 seconds remaining - the last of three on the afternoon - to cap the upset.

With the kick, Eastern’s five-game winning streak cam...



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