EWU vs. UW Football

Wow.  I would not have expected to ever see this college football match-up for quite a while, but the EWU Eagles will be playing the upper-division UW Huskies on September 3rd, 2011.  While the Eagles did win the FCS national title last year, they go into this game down 14 of their seniors from last year, including J.C. Sherritt and star Taiwan Jones who was the 4th round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders (good luck with that).  I would have been curious to see last year’s championship team play UW, but I have misgivings about this match.  It’s good for EWU to play an upper-division school and maybe get another in-state rivalry going, but at the same time I’m dreading the actual outcome!  All I can say is, “GO EAGLES!”

[UPDATE: Final score: UW 30, EWU 27… the score alone does not do the game justice, though.  As one UW friend of mine said: “The Huskies have nothing to be proud of.”].


3 Responses to “EWU vs. UW Football”

  1. 1 Melanie August 23, 2011 at 1:59 am

    Tuesday, 23 August, 2011 11:45 MAT

    as the always encouraging teacher, i cheer for whoever does well at the time and then cheer for whoever ends up winning. so normally that involves cheering for both teams, because at some point in the game they will do well (score a touch down, get an interception, make a good run with the ball, sack the quarterback, survive an injury, etc).

    but if i had to choose, i’d be most hopeful for ewu to win, although the statistician in me says it is unlikely. if nothing else, i think ewu will get good experience.

    let me know what the final score is, please.

    ,` )

    • 2 kristianoye September 4, 2011 at 2:55 am

      Oh my! I did not go to the game because I was supposed to have a visit with Kristin. After waiting for over a half an hour for Kristin (and with a no-show), I went back home and ended up watching the game with a friend. What a heart breaker! UW was a 20 point favorite, but they almost lost! EWU beat EWU with 2 reaaaally bad turnovers! If they had not goofed, EWU would have won 16 to 27! 30-27 is a respectable loss, but if you’d have seen the game, you’d have known they should have won!

  2. 3 kristianoye August 23, 2011 at 2:15 am

    I would go the game myself, but I have a visit with Kristin that weekend and that of course will win out every time. I love EWU football, but I love Kristin more!

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