November 1, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 28

Eagles toppled from top spot

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

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.

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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.

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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