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3-1, 1st in Big Sky
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Eastern Washington runs rough shod over Cal Poly, 70-17

Antoine Custer and Sam McPherson had two rushing touchdowns apiece, the defense returned two fumbles for touchdowns and Eastern Washington rolled to a 70-17 win over Cal Poly in a Big Sky Conference opener on Saturday.

Travell Harris returns kickoff 100 yards for TD (0:45)
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Gubrud, Custer lift E Washington past Portland St 59-33

Gage Gubrud passed for 445 yards and four touchdowns, Antoine Custer Jr. ran for a career-high 177 yards and three scores and Eastern Washington defeated Portland State 59-33 on Saturday night to keep its FCS playoff hopes alive.

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Barriere, McPherson carry E Washington past North Dakota

Eric Barriere threw for a touchdown and ran for another in his first start, Sam McPherson rushed for 118 yards while throwing for one score and catching a TD pass and Eastern Washington topped North Dakota 21-14 on Saturday.

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Police: EWU QB intoxicated, cursed at officers

Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud was intoxicated and cursed at Cheney Police Department officers at a crime scene last weekend, police said Wednesday. Gubrud and LB Kurt Calhoun were arrested for obstruction.

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E. Wash. QB Gubrud, LB Calhoun suspended

Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud and linebacker Kurt Calhoun have been suspended for violations of team rules and will not play at North Dakota this weekend.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech QB Nic Shimonek was crisp in his first career start replacing first round draft pick Patrick Mahomes. In the 56-10 win over Eastern Washington, Shimonek completed his first 14 passes, coming one shy of a Tech record. He finished with 384 yards and 3 TDs.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

OLB Samson Ebukam said rushing the passer is "what I do best." On his Eastern Washington teammate, WR Cooper Kupp, also getting drafted by the Rams: "I was just happy for him because he deserves it. When he got picked by them I was like, 'Yeah, that's the perfect team.' Then I thought to myself, 'What are the chances I get picked by the same team?' And it just happened and I was like, 'Woah, Eagles really do stick together.' That's awesome."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams gave up their second fourth-round pick, 141st overall, and the 13th pick of the sixth round to draft Samson Ebukam at 125 overall. Outside linebacker; 6-3, 240. Good speed, explosiveness and football IQ, but still needs to develop, according to draft reports. Rams need more linebackers now that they're converting to a 3-4 system under Wade Phillips.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams traded up from 141 to 125 with the Jets and selected LB Samson Ebukam, teammate of Cooper Kupp at Eastern Washington.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

New Rams WR Cooper Kupp told local reporters he brings "versatility; a guy who's going to know the offense in and out and who's going to be ready to go Day 1." Asked about facing inferior competition at Eastern Washington, Kupp said: "People want to question that, that's fine. I'm going to go out and do what I do. And I believe that opinion will change soon."

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Cooper Kupp had an excellent week at the Senior Bowl workouts. Route running, catch radius and the ability to make some plays in traffic. Kupp doesn't have great top-end speed on the stopwatch (4.62 40), but he has the skill set to win on inside breaking routes. Another target for QB Jared Goff after the Rams drafted TE Gerald Everett in the second round.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Another pass catcher for the Rams. With the 69th overall pick, they take WR Cooper Kupp out of Eastern Washington. 6-2, 204. He broke 15 FCS records in college, finishing with 428 catches for 6,464 yards and 73 touchdowns for his career. Possession receiver, though he didn't test great at the combine.

2018 Big Sky Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Eastern Washington2-03-1
Weber State2-03-1
Montana1-03-1
Montana State1-03-1
Idaho State1-02-1
Northern Arizona1-12-2
Sacramento State1-12-2
UC Davis0-03-1
Idaho0-01-2
Portland State0-11-3
Southern Utah0-10-4
Cal Poly0-21-3
Northern Colorado0-20-4

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