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Always plenty on the line when EWU, PSU meet

Time for traditional season-ending game between Eagles, Vikings


Last updated 11/15/2018 at 5:05pm

Paul Delaney

A fourth-quarter UC-Davis fumble that quickly turned into an Eastern Washington touchdown, proved to be an uplifting experience for Eagles' defensive lineman Jim Townsend. Eastern's 59-20 win created a three-way tie on top of the Big Sky Conference standings with Davis and Weber State with one week to go in the regular season.

For the last seven years, Eastern Washington and Portland State have met to conclude their respective Big Sky Conference football seasons.

And in five of those it has had some sort of championship or postseason bearings dangling, just like on the outcome in Friday's meeting at Hillsboro Stadium in Hillsboro, Ore.

Their 59-20 victory Nov. 10 over then No. 4/7 UC Davis moved EWU into a first-place tie in the league and puts the Eagles a win over PSU from the school's 10th Big Sky Conference title and a 13th berth in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

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