CHENEY - Beau Baldwin has been talking about playoff games for weeks now - not in terms of looking ahead to the postseason, but treating every game like it's the biggest. So with more at stake than ever this week, the Eagles are ready.
Eastern closes out the regular season with a trip to Portland State, in a game that will help decide the Big Sky Conference title. With Northern Arizona, Cal Poly and Montana State all tied at 6-1 in league play an Eagles win locks up a share of the conference championship.
But there's more on the line. It also has postseason seeding and home field advantage implications.
Eastern has done well under pressure, winning five games by a touchdown or less. They also have the experience of a 2010 title run in the bag. It's safe to say they're not fazed when a lot is on the line.
Kickoff Saturday is at 1:05 p.m.