Defense keys EWU win over Weber
Eagles roll over Wildcats 41-19 to open Big Sky Conference play
On paper and the scoreboard - the obvious numbers that mattered - offense appeared to rule the day in Eastern Washington’s 41-19 Big Sky Conference football victory last Saturday over Weber State at Roos Field.
But Eagles head coach Beau Baldwin was quick to point out that it was really the defense that provided the springboard to the win.
The visiting Wildcats’ first three possessions to open the game resulted in just 22 total yards as the swarming and energetic Eagle defense was constantly in the visitor’s backfield. Weber never got past their own 32-yard line in that span.