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By Paul Delaney
Staff Reporter 

Eastern will meet Illinois State after Wagner win

Eagles rally again to stop Seahawks 29-19, face Redbirds in FCS quarterfinals Saturday


Paul Delaney

Wagner College quarterback Nick Doscher gets pressure from Eastern Washington defenders Andru Pulu, Jerry Ceja (91) and Evan Cook in last Saturday’s 29-19 EWU playoff victory. The Eagles face Illinois State Saturday at Roos Field at 3:05 p.m.

Wagner College prepared well and won some key battles in their second-round Football Championship Subdivision playoff game last Saturday at Roos Field against Eastern Washington University.

The Seahawks continued their record of not surrendering a turnover, and forced the Eagles into coughing up the ball three times. Losing the turnover battle has spelled problems for Eastern in their two losses this season.

But the visitors from Staten Island, N.Y. were unable to prepare for – or put a finger on – Eastern’s intangible ability to find a different way to win each week. So the Seahawks...

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