No. 8 Eags look to clean up the run on the road

No. 8 Eags look to clean up the run on the road

Last weekend, Eastern Washington erased a 15-point fourth quarter deficit to beat Cal Poly in overtime.

Although it was a thriller, there was some bad news too. It could have been the defense that gave up more than 500 yards rushing to the number one rushing attack in Cal Poly.

Now, head coach Beau Baldwin knows that unit will have to be sharper this weekend if they want to get another win on the road against Idaho State.

“We have to continue to work. We have to be able to stop the run against almost everyone you play, but it’ll be different, night-and-day different in terms of what we need to do to stop the next one opponent’s running game, and it’s very good too in its own unique way. Idaho State, that’s something they’ve tremendously improve on in the last couple of years adding that run dimension to what they do,” Baldwin said.

“Cal Poly definitely had a good run game and now we’re going in fighting a whole other beast with Idaho State,” junior linebacker Miquiyah Zamora said. “They’ve got some good receivers so we’ve got to try and make them one dimensional with the run and make them lean more towards the pass.”

Despite giving up all of those yards, Eastern’s still 2-0 and undefeated in the Big Sky Conference. They’ve won 19 of their last 20 conference games.

On Saturday, Eastern will see a familiar face in former head coach Mike Kramer who’s now behind the helm at Idaho State. Kickoff is set for 1:35 p.m.