EWU with a good kickoff to the endzone. Villanova downs it so it will be 1 & 10 at the 20 for the Wildcats.
Brandon Kaufman makes the catch on the 3rd down play but comes up short. A 24-yard FG by Mike Jarrett puts the Eagles up 10 - 7 with 7:30 left in the 1st qtr.
After a run by Mario Brown and another catch by Edwards, EWU is at 3rd & 6.
Another penalty with an illegal formation sends EWU back five yards.
The Eagles get another first down and now are at the VU 13, 1 & 10.
Mitchell with an athletic play to get the first down on a pass to TE Zack Gehring
Mitchell finds Edwards again on a 2nd down play to set up a 3rd & 1.
A chop block foul on the Eagles sends them back after the opening play. It will be 1st & 25 for the Eagles now.
VU qb Chris Whitney fumbles the opening play from scrimmage for the Wildcats and the Eagles have it now at the VU 37.
This might be a high scoring affair. We shall see if the Eagles defense does on the next drive as the Eagles pooch kicks to the VU 39.
Last week, EWU gave up a kickoff return in the opening kickoff. They get a good return and Eagle qb Bo Levi Mitchell leads the Eagles down to tie the game at 7 - 7. He found Nichalos Edwards from 31 yards out to get the passing score. We have 12:36 left in the opening frame.
And Angelo Babbaro takes that opening kickoff for a score. Vilanova is up 7 - 0 with 14:49 left in the first qtr. His return was 86 yards for the score.
Villanova will receive the opening kickoff.
Good luck to the Eagles next week against Villanova.
They don't overturn it. That is the final. Eastern Washington 38 North Dakota State 31.
This would be a bad way to end the game as it is very close. To me it appears as if Jensen's back is on the ground when he fumbled to me. But they will need to see enough to over turn it.
Jensen on an option play. He fumbles the ball but this is close. This will be video replayed. He appears to be down at the 1 yard line on the video replay I see.
McNorton up the middle for just a yard. 2nd & goal from the 3.
It is a first down. 1st & goal NDSU.
Jensen on the qb draw. Gets to the EWU 4 near a first down.