Moscow, ID (Sports Network) - Many will say it wasn't an upset when Eastern
Washington beat Idaho, 20-3, in the season opener for both teams Thursday
EWU sure made it seem that way at the Kibbie Dome as it became the second FCS
school to beat an FBS team on the night - following McNeese State's win at
EWU (1-0), the 2010 FCS national champion, which slumped to 6-5 last season,
outgained Idaho 412 yards to 237 and controlled the game after the Vandals
took a 3-0 lead on Trey Farquhar's 27-yard field goal with 4:03 left in the
Jimmy Pavel booted a 34-yard field goal to tie the game 3-3 late in the first
quarter. The Eagles then went ahead for good on Kyle Padron's 3-yard touchdown
pass to Jake Whitnell at the 12:29 mark of the second quarter, which made it
Pavel's 23-yard field goal in the third quarter extended EWU's lead to 13-3
before a Quincy Forte 2-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter put the
Padron, in his first start since transferring from SMU, completed 13-of-33
passes for 260 yards. Brandon Kaufman caught five of the passes for 148.
Forte rushed for 66 yards on 17 carries and teammate Jordan Talley added
another 63 yards on 18 carries.
Eastern Washington is a member of the Big Sky Conference. Idaho is a former
member of the Big Sky.
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