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Eastern, WSU will kick off at 5 p.m. Sept. 15 in Pullman

Portland State game moves

 

Last updated 6/7/2018 at 10:51am



The Eastern Washington University football team will play on the Pac-12 Networks for the sixth time since 2012 when the Eagles visit Washington State on Sept. 15 at Martin Stadium in Pullman.

As part of the announcement made May 31, the Eagles and Cougars will play at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

The game vs. the Cougars is a rematch of a 45-42 Eagle upset to open the 2016 season.

In the first start of his Eagle career, Gage Gubrud had what was then a school-record 551 yards of total offense, passing for 474 yards and five touchdowns, and rushing for another 77 and a game-clinching score.

Eastern will play a WSU team coming off a 9-4 finish in 2017. The Cougars were 6-3 in the Pac-12 Conference and ended the season with a 42-17 loss to Michigan State in the Holiday Bowl.

Eastern lost the previous three meetings against WSU dating back to 1907, but between 1921 and 1946 had an 8-10 record against freshman or junior varsity squads.

In another schedule announcement, the Eagles will now play Portland State at Hillsboro Stadium on Friday, Nov. 16, with a tentative kickoff time set for 7 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for Providence Park in downtown Portland on Nov. 17, but the change was made due to potential conflicts with Portland Thorns and Portland Timbers playoff soccer matches and/or Providence Park Stadium construction.

The Eagles open the 2018 season on Sept. 1 against regional rival Central Washington in the 69th all-time meeting between the two schools, with kickoff scheduled for 1:05 p.m. at Roos Field.

 

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