November 28, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 32

Crazy rally delivers Big Sky's top spot to Eagles

Eastern scores twice in final 1:44 to rally past Portland State 42-41

It was a game where one team had everything to gain, and the other nothing to lose.

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Harlan Shellabarger
Eastern Washington University\'s Ronald Baines (24) makes one of his two interceptions in last Saturday\'s 42-41 football win over Portland State. The last-minute victory on a touchdown pass to Cooper Kupp with 31 seconds remaining allowed the Eagles to finish a perfect 8-0 in Big Sky Conference play for the first time in program history.

In the end the script played out in almost unimaginable fashion for both.

In the span of the final 1 minute, 44 seconds, Eastern Washington had to score twice, watch a Portland State extra point fail and then survive the game's final play where the Vikings got the ball to the EWU 23 with a pass play and series of laterals with no time remaining in order to claim a 42-41 Big Sky Conference football victory.

With the win, third-ranked Eastern Washington delivered the school its first undefeated league finish a...

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