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EWU Eagles denied top 8 seed in FCS Playoffs

EWU has been ranked in the top 8 the vast majority of the FCS season. However, they did not get a top 8 seed on Sunday, meaning they did not get a first round bye.
Credit: EWU Athletics

CHENEY, Wash. — On the day following their 42-28 win against Portland State, the EWU Eagles football team were eagerly awaiting news of their FCS playoffs seed. The Eagles had been ranked in the top 8 for most of the season, so they had reason to be confident.

The morning ended in shock as the Eagles learned that they had not received a seed. Three other Big Sky teams did get seeded as Sacramento State came in at #4, Montana got seeded #6, and Montana State snatched up the final seed at 8. EWU did not play the Hornets this year, lost to Montana State by three points at home, and beat Montana at home by 6.

Although Eastern was one of the 24 teams selected for the playoffs, this news means that EWU will not get a bye in the first round. They will play 6-5 Northern Iowa on Saturday, November 27 at 1 pm local time. If the Eags won, the next team they would play would be rival Montana at Montana on either December 3rd or 4th.

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