Back in familiar territory: Eags prep for semifinal date with Towson

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by KREM 2 Sports

KREM.com

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 12:53 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 18 at 1:08 AM

CHENEY -- Earlier this year the Eastern Washington football team could be found wearing t-shirts that said 'unfinished business'. That, of course, was in reference to their 2012 FCS Semifinal loss to Sam Houston State in Cheney. This week they are back on that stage, hoping this time to clear the hurdle.

On Saturday the obstacle comes in the form of No. 5 Towson, who brings Terrance West and their dynamic ground game to Roos Field. In their quarterfinal win at Eastern Illinois, West ran for over 350 yards to go with five touchdowns.

This is familiar territory for Beau Baldwin's group, their third semifinal home game in four years. That pattern began with their 2010 FCS Championship run.

On the other sideline is a program making its first appearance in the round of four. Baldwin doesn't put any stock in that, and does not believe past year's results play any factor.

As for his team, this is another opportunity they do not take for granted.

Towson has never faced a Big Sky Conference team before. That changes Saturday at 11:05 p.m. on the red turf.

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