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Eastern, Montana open Big Sky play

Eagles put up big numbers on offense, defense in Fordham win


September 21, 2017

Jon Lambert for EWU athletics

Eastern Washington's swarming defense racked up 10 sacks in the Eagles' 56-21 victory last Saturday over the Fordham Rams in the Bronx, N.Y.

Two years ago the Montana Grizzlies laid a real licking on Eastern Washington, 57-16 at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula.

With the momentum of a huge non-conference win on the road in New York City against Fordham, 56-21 last Saturday, plus an offense that finally came untracked and a defense that stifled the Rams in the Bronx, the Football Championship Subdivision's No. 11-ranked Eagles would like to deliver a little payback in the Big Sky Conference opener.

Kickoff is at 5:05 p.m. in a game seen regionally on ROOT Sports.

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