EWU coach credits win over Weber State as catalyst in 2010 FCS title chase

Was Eastern Washington’s win over Weber State in Ogden last year the spark that ignited the Eagles en route to winning the FCS championship? EWU coach Beau Baldwin tells Craig Haley of the Sports Network he believes it was.

(The Eagles) began to learn what they were truly about as a team when they were only 2-2 through September and faced a difficult road game at Weber State without injured tailback Taiwan Jones. They played an excellent second half en route to a 35-24 victory, and it started an 11-game winning streak which continued through the 20-19 rally in the FCS title game.

“Who knows how the season goes if you don’t get that win,” said Baldwin, looking back at the Weber State game.

That’s no consolation for the Wildcats, who took a 17-14 lead midway through the third quarter before giving up 21 consecutive points courtesy of some costly red-zone turnovers. Taking care of the ball better has been a focus for Weber State through the offseason.

Eastern Washington’s road to repeat is a tough one, considering that the Eagles only have four home games in an 11-game schedule. The bad news for Weber State is the Wildcats have to play one of those games on Oct. 1 in Cheney, Wash., on “The Inferno,” EWU’s infamous red-turf field.

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One Response to EWU coach credits win over Weber State as catalyst in 2010 FCS title chase

  1. the game in Cheney will be epic for both teams and should be a good indicator of who will be in the running for the Conference title. WSU should be in a good position as long as everything falls into place; EWU is the defending national champions and will be out to prove something to everyone. it will be a great game. GO ‘CATS!!!!

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