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Eastern wins another wild one

41-34 victory over Vikings earns Eagles home playoff game


David Schmidt

Eastern’s Nicholas Edwards beats Portland State’s Michael Williams (25) for the first of two touchdowns he scored Saturday. The Eagles’ 41-35 victory earned them a No. 2 seed in the upcoming FCS playoffs and home field advantage.

Home for the holidays.

That’s where the Eastern Eagles will be as long as they keep winning football games.

After twice rallying from double-digit deficits, Eastern (7-1, Big Sky, 9-2) took the lead for good in what has become typical dramatic fashion to score a 41-34 Big Sky Conference victory over Portland State (2-6, 3-8) last Saturday at soggy Jeld-Wen Field.

Quarterback Kyle Padron directed the winning eight-play, 94-yard drive to break a 34-34 tie with 1:25 to play, scoring on a 1-yard run. Padron was 5-of-5 for 73 yards on the drive.

Coupled with Cal Poly’s 42-34 win over Norther...

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