College Football

Eastern Washington Eagles (10-3)


Humphrey, Montana beat E. Washington 57-41 in FCS playoffs

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) Cam Humphrey threw three touchdown passes, including a pair to Samuel Akem in the second half, and No. 6 seed Montana beat Eastern Washington 50-35 on Friday night in the second round of the FCS playoffs.

Montana (10-2), a two-time FCS champion making its record 25th playoff appearance, advances to its 14th quarterfinals and second in the last three years.

Kevin Macias kicked a 44-yard field goal for the Grizzlies and then Montana's Gavin Robertson and Robby Hauck had tackles on back-to-back plays that were both reviewed but neither were ultimately determined to be targeting before Eastern Washington (10-3) lined up to go for it on fourth-and-2 near midfield field. After a false start by the Eagles, Ryan Tirrell blocked a punt that was recovered at the 17 by Levi Janacaro. Four plays later, Junior Bergen scored on a 5-yard run to trim the Grizzlies' deficit to 21-20 midway through the third quarter.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: E. Barriere5070
Passing TDs: E. Barriere46
Rushing Yards: D. Merritt933
Rushing TDs: D. Merritt15
Receiving Yards: T. Limu-Jones1122
Receiving TDs: E. Chism III9
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 at UNLV W 35 - 33
9/11 vs. Central Washington W 63 - 14
9/18 at Western Illinois W 62 - 56
9/25 at Southern Utah W 50 - 21
10/2 vs. Montana W 34 - 28
10/9 at Northern Colorado W 63 - 17
10/16 vs. Idaho W 71 - 21
10/23 vs. Weber State L 34 - 35
11/6 vs. Montana State L 20 - 23
11/13 at UC Davis W 38 - 20
11/20 at Portland State W 42 - 28
11/27 vs. UNI W 19 - 9
12/3 at Montana L 41 - 57
Big Sky
  Conference Overall
8 Sacramento State 8-0 9-3
7 Montana State 7-1 10-2
5 Montana 6-2 10-2
4 Eastern Washington 6-2 10-3
14 California-Davis 5-3 8-4
Weber State 5-3 6-5
Northern Arizona 4-4 5-6
Portland State 4-4 5-6
Idaho 3-5 4-7
Northern Colorado 2-6 3-8
Cal Poly 1-7 2-9
Idaho State 1-7 1-10
Southern Utah 0-8 1-10
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 7228 (1)
Passing Yards: 5207 (2)
Rushing Yards: 2021 (28)
Points per game: 44.0 (2)
Yards per game: 556.0 (1)
Touchdowns: 75 (2)
Field Goals: 11 (39)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4986 (106)
Passing Yards: 2879 (106)
Rushing Yards: 2107 (101)
Points per game: 27.8 (64)
Yards per game: 383.5 (71)
Touchdowns: 43 (89)
Field Goals: 12 (76)
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