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Eagles tame Lions, 40-29

Eastern scores twice in final 1:34


Last updated 9/21/2023 at 11:07am

Matthew Stephens

Justice Jackson breaks through the line to score a touchdown early in the 4th quarter

CHENEY - Conventional wisdom suggested that in order to earn its first win of the season the Eastern Washington football team needed to start fast.

The Eagles did exactly the opposite, struggling with scoring in the first half, but finishing with a flurry to rally past 19th-ranked Southeast Louisiana 40-29 at sunny and warm Roos Field, Sept. 16.

Eastern (1-2) scored twice in the final 1 minute, 34 seconds to erase a 29-26 Lions (0-3) lead with a Tuna Altahir 1-yard touchdown followed by Marlon Jones Jr. and a pick-six 34-yard touchdown eight seconds later after the ensuing kickoff.


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