November 8, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 29

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

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

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.

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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.

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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