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Eagles first scrimmage rewards both sides

Eastern dials things in head-to-head for first time in preseason


Last updated 8/23/2018 at 9:37am

Paul Delaney

Eastern receiver Andrew Boston (9), outleaps defender Josh Lewis to make a catch in an Aug.15 practice.

There were victories on both sides of the ball, but 506 yards of offense stood out as the Eastern Washington University football team concluded its first two weeks of preseason practices with an 85-play scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 18 at Roos Field.

With preseason All-America quarterback Gage Gubrud leading the way, the Eagles completed 24 of 41 passes for 372 yards, with big plays through the air of 55, 42, 41 and 36 yards. The offense also had 134 rushing yards on 44 carries.

However, the defense held the offense scoreless in 13 of 16 possessions, with Gubrud engineering the only touchdown...

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