|EWU WR Kendrick Bourne|
It was a great match up from the Football Championship Subdivision, top ranked Eastern Washington against 14th ranked Sam Houston State.
After the initial first game jitters were settled the offenses put on a show as both teams combined for 1,166 yards.
At the end of the day Eastern Washington was able to make big plays and take advantage of their home field (and that blinding red turf in the sunshine) to prevail 56-35.
Eastern Washington was led by their quarterback Vernon Adams who completed 26 of 48 passes for 302 yards and four touchdowns though admittedly Adams wasn't totally locked in.
“I just have to get back on the field next week, I was overthrowing guys and hitting their fingertips,” Adams said.
"We were off on little things," Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin said, "but once we settled down, it was fun."
Eastern Washington running back Quincy Foote added 152 yards on the ground to contribute to the Eagles win.
Not sure what an ESPN feel is but we will go with it coach.