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Eagles put Wolves away early

Eastern defense dominates D II foe in Roos Field opener


Paul Delaney

Eastern Washington’s TJ Lee III strips the ball from Southern Oregon quarterback Ryan Bergman in the first quarter of Saturday’s nonconference football game at Roos Field. The ensuing fumble was quickly turned into a touchdown by Zack Gehring and the Eagles rolled to a 43-13 victory.

This one really belonged to the defense.

With the Eastern Washington University defense swarming all over a beleaguered Western Oregon quarterback, Ryan Bergman, and limiting he and the Wolves to a -23 yards in their first five possessions, the Eagles rolled to a 43-14 non-conference football win last Saturday in EWU’s home opener at Roos Field.

On an unusual late summer afternoon where a steady light rain – and a decidedly one-sided game – sent most of the gathering of 6,349 to their cars, the tailgating area, or home, about the only thing the Division II visitors from Monmouth, Ore....

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