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Eagles are stampeded by the Bison

Crunch Time


September 14, 2017

Paul Delaney

Eastern Washington receiver Nsimba Webster (left) celebrated Gage Gubrud's (right) first quarter touchdown, much to the displeasure of a number of North Dakota State defenders. The celebration was brief, however as the visiting Bison pretty much shut down the Eagles' offense after that in a 40-13 nonconference football victory last Saturday at Roos Field. Eastern seeks its first win of the season Saturday at Fordham.

It had no official title.

But last Saturday's home opening football game between the No. 2 ranked Football Championship Subdivision North Dakota State Bison and the then No. 7 Eastern Washington Eagles could have had a catchy subtext.

Rumble on the Red or the Rivalry at Roos have an alliterative ring.

As it turned out it was a Bison stampede as the rubber-match between the two football powers ended in a 40-13 NDSU rout. Few saw that coming after the previous two match-ups have gone to overtime.

It was a day to celebrate the fact that finally the wildfire smoke had cleared. It was a time to...

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