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Eastern recovers just fine in 34-17 win over Cal Poly

Eagles slow down Mustangs’ running game to win critical non-league game


Paul Delaney

Eastern’s defense, including T.J. Lee (right) and Zach Johnson (left) swarms to stop Cal Poly quarterback Andre Broadous on the 1-yard line during a third quarter qoal line stand. The Eagles held and then marched back down the field to kick a key field goal in the win.

If there was any fear the taste of Eastern Washington University’s first Big Sky Conference football loss might linger and sour their effort in last Saturday’s non-conference game with Cal Poly, it was quickly washed away.

A 7-play, 81-yard drive on the game’s first possession, capped by Demitrius Bronson’s 1-yard run with just 2 minutes, 30 seconds gone in the first quarter started the Eagles on the way to a 34-17 win over the previously No. 16 Mustangs before 8,444 fans at Roos Field.

The now No. 5 Eagles, who never trailed, got a balanced offensive performance racking up 254 yard...

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