Ian Pizarro passed for three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, two to Wiley King, helping Weber State rally past Big Sky Conference leader...

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CHENEY — Ian Pizarro passed for three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, two to Wiley King, helping Weber State rally past Big Sky Conference leader Eastern Washington 28-23 yesterday.


Pizarro finished with 292 yards passing and four touchdowns as the Wildcats (4-4, 3-2 Big Sky) overcame a 16-7 fourth-quarter deficit against the Eagles (3-2, 4-3), ranked No. 6 in NCAA Division I-AA.


Trailing 23-14 with a little more than 10 minutes left, Pizarro and King connected from 45 yards out for a touchdown to close Weber State’s gap to 23-21. Four minutes later, the Wildcats struck again, with Pizarro hitting a streaking King on a 69-yarder to give the Wildcats a 28-23 lead. King finished with four catches for 153 yards.


With less than four minutes left and Weber State facing third-and-16 from its own 42, the Eastern Washington defense committed a personal foul that kept the drive alive and allowed the Wildcats to run out the clock.


Eagles quarterback Erik Meyer, sacked five times and under constant pressure, completed 20 of 34 passes for 301 yards and a touchdown. His 15-yard touchdown pass to Raul Vijil put the Eagles up 13-0 late in the first half.


Vijil wound up with seven catches for 129 yards, and Eric Kimble added six catches for 136 yards. Ryan Cole carried 26 times for 111 yards for the Eagles, who had won three straight.


WEBER ST. 28, E. WASHINGTON 23
























Weber St. 0 7 0 21 28
E. Washington 3 10 3 7 23
First Quarter

EW — FG Weddle 19, 3:41.


Second Quarter


EW — FG Weddle 31, 6:11.


EW — Vijil 15 pass from Meyer (Weddle kick), 1:41.


WS — Larsen 6 pass from Pizarro (Johnson kick), :19.


Third Quarter


EW — FG Weddle 46, 5:06.


Fourth Quarter


WS — Jackson 15 pass from Pizarro (Johnson kick), 14:51.


EW — Slind 3 run (Weddle kick), 13:45.


WS — King 45 pass from Pizarro (Johnson kick), 10:05.


WS — King 69 pass from Pizarro (Johnson kick), 6:20.


A — 8,696

















WS EW
First downs 19 21










Rushes-yards 35-134 38-120










Passing 292 301










Comp-Att-Int 18-37-2 020-34-0










Return Yards 51 42










Punts-Avg. 6-41 5-35










Fumbles-Lost 2-0 0-0










Penalties-Yards 10-78 8-90










Time of Possession 27:12 32:48
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing — Weber St., Hall 12-67, Pizarro 13-45, Havili 10-22. E. Washington — Cole 26-111, Macomber 2-5, Slind 1-3, Meyer 9-1.


Passing — Weber St., Pizarro, 18-37-292-0. E. Washington, Meyer 20-34-301-0.


Receiving — Weber St., Larsen 6-56, King 4-153, Jackson 2-25, Norman 2-24, Hall 2-21, Eteuati 2-13. E. Washington, Vijil 7-129, Kimble 6-136, McIntyre 2-9, Slind 2-7, Calhoun 1-9, Togar 1-7, Shamsid-Deen 1-4.