North Dakota State rolled to a 40-13 win over Eastern Washington in a matchup of Football Championship Subdivision powers Saturday.
CHENEY — Bruce Anderson and Lance Dunn combined for more than 300 yards rushing and four touchdowns, and North Dakota State rolled to a 40-13 win over Eastern Washington in a matchup of Football Championship Subdivision powers Saturday.
Anderson had 160 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries and Dunn picked up 148 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries. Easton Stick threw for 157 yards while the Bison defense stymied the Eagles.
Gage Gubrud, who set 18 Eastern Washington records and three FCS marks in passing for more than 5,000 yards last year, was 10 for 30 for 134 yards and two interceptions. The Eagles finished with 204 yards on offense and had just 11 first downs. The Bison held the ball for almost 43 minutes.
It was North Dakota State’s first trip to Eastern Washington since falling 38-31 in overtime in the FCS playoffs in 2010. Eastern went on to win the national championship but the Bison won the next five.
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Taking a 19-10 lead at the half, the Bison had three straight TD drives for a 40-13 lead.
At Whitworth 49, Whittier 10
Whitworth ran out to a 25-0 lead late in the second quarter and cruised over Whittier (0-1). The 24th-ranked Pirates improved to 2-0.
Ian Kolste completed 23 of 34 passes for 255 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions to lead the Whitworth offense. Michael McKeown led the Pirates receivers with seven catches for 106 yards and a score. Griffin Hare ran for a touchdown and caught a touchdown.
Rehn Reiley booted two field goals. The Pirates finished with a 445-322 edge in total offense and a 26-19 advantage in first downs.
Central Washington 30, Western Oregon 23
At Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell, Reilly Hennessey passed for 280 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wildcats (2-0, 1-0) over the Wolves (0-2, 0-1) in their Great Northwest Athletic Conference opener.
Todd Gav kicked three field goals for Central and Christian Cummings ran 1 yard for a touchdown. Justin Peterson caught a 48-yard scoring pass from Hennessey, and JoJo Hillel had a 5-yard scoring reception.
At Puget Sound 61, Occidental 6
Tanner Diebold passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns as the Loggers (1-1) romped over Occidental (0-1). Paul Thomas ran for 50 yards and two TDs, and five different Loggers receivers caught scoring passes.
At Cal Lutheran 27, Pacific Lutheran 21
Cole Chandler ran for two touchdowns and passed for another one for Pacific Lutheran in both teams’ first game of the season.