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Barriere earns FCS, Big Sky player awards


November 22, 2018

Eastern Washington sophomore quarterback Eric Barriere has been honored by College Football Performance Awards as its FCS Player of the Week after guiding Eastern Washington University to its 10th Big Sky Conference football title in school history with a 74-23 win at Portland State Nov. 16.

Earlier, Barriere was named as the Big Sky Conference ROOT SPORTS Player of the Week honors on offense.

Barriere accounted for 315 yards of offense and six touchdowns in the victory. He had 216 on 15-of-27 passing with five touchdowns and an efficiency rating of 176.5. He also rushed for 99 yards and a 66-yard TD on the game’s third offensive play.

Barriere is now 5-1 as a starter this season and 6-1 in his career after leading EWU to four-straight victories in which the Eagles have outscored opponents 219-70. So far in 10 games played in 2018, Barriere has completed 118-of-202 passes (58.4 percent) for 1,503 yards and 13 touchdowns, with 61 rushes for 542 yards (7.4 per carry) and six scores.


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