Eastern Washington's drive for another football national championship continues on Saturday, as the Eagles host Illinois St. for a spot in the semifinals of the FCS playoffs. Eastern Washington, the tournament's No. 2 seed, is 10-2 on the season, the losses coming by a combined seven points at FBS school Washington St. and at Southern Utah. EWU was the co-champion of the Big Sky this season. Illinois St. sits at 9-3 on the season, having scored a 38-37 overtime upset at Appalachian State in the second round. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. PT and will be broadcast online on ESPN3.
Other Big Sky action:
Sam Houston St. at No. 3 Montana St.
Friday, Dec. 7, 5:00 p.m. PT, ESPN 2
The Big Sky co-champions Montana St. host Sam Houston St. on Friday night. This is the second year in a row that the two teams have met in the playoffs. Sam Houston St. defeated Montana St. last season, 49-13, en route to an appearance in the championship game.
The rest of the FCS playoff schedule:
No. 5 Georgia Southern at No. 4 Old Dominion
Saturday, Dec. 8, 9:00 a.m. PT, ESPN
Wofford at No. 1 North Dakota St.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 12:00 p.m. PT, ESPN3