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Big fourth quarter leads Eagles past Bearkats

Eastern knocks off Sam Houston 56-35 in FCS Showcase on ESPN


Paul Delaney

Eastern Washington's Quincy Forte prepares to fend off Sam Houston's Mikell Everette with a stiff arm. Forte logged 152 yards on 23 carries in the Eagles' 56-35 win last Saturday at Roos Field in the "FCS Showcase" broadcast nationally on ESPN.

The Kat is finally off the Eagles' back.

Using the second of two Blair Bomber touchdown catches to break a 21-all tie, and then a Zach Wimberly run for a score that gave Eastern Washington University a two-score lead early in the fourth quarter, the No. 1-ranked Eagles notched a 56-35 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision win over visiting and 17th-ranked Sam Houston State University last Saturday at Roos Field.

Played before a live audience of 10,310, plus tens of millions more on ESPN in the "FCS Showcase," the Eagles ended a three-game losing streak against the Bearkats. Eastern had los...

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