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Eastern preps for ground-pounding Cal-Poly

Eagles open Big Sky play against option-bound Mustangs


Last updated 9/20/2018 at 10:10pm

Paul Delaney

Eastern Washington's D'londo Tucker tries to defend a pass headed to Washington State's Easop Winston that gave the Cougars a 14-0 lead on the way to a 59-24 win in Pullman. EWU opens Big Sky play at Roos Field vs. Cal Poly Saturday.

Stung by the 524 passing yards of Washington State's "Air Raid" offense in the Cougars' 59-24 nonconference football win over Eastern Washington last Saturday in Pullman, this week the Eagles need to make significant changes to prepare for the visit of the option football-centered Cal Poly Mustangs.

The two teams kick off at 1 p.m. in the Big Sky Conference opener for both at Roos Field, with Cal Poly featuring fullback Joe Protheroe, who rumbled for 228 yards on 43 carries and scored four times in CP's 44-15 nonconference win over Brown in San Luis Obispo.

At halftime, members of the class...

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