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Eastern defense dominates in final preseason scrimmage


August 30, 2018

Paul Delaney

Calin Criner looks for running room after his interception last Saturday in Eastern Washington's final scrimmage prior to their season opener Saturday against Central Washington at Roos Field.

The defense set the tone early, and eventually held the offensive unit to 269 yards and just a pair of scores as the Eastern Washington University football team concluded preseason practices with a 57-play scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 25 at Roos Field.

The offense managed just 42 yards on its first 20 plays, and the defense was solid after that in holding the offense to an average of 4.7 yards per play. The defense had interceptions by senior linebacker Ketner Kupp and sophomore safety Calin Criner, and the offense had just two scores in 14 possessions.

"The defense was ball-hawking, and those...

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