Scores

Final

E Washington 56

(3-1, 2-0 Big Sky)

Sacramento St 30

(0-3, 0-1 Big Sky)

9:05 PM ET, September 26, 2009

Hornet Stadium, Sacramento, CA

1 2 3 4 T
EWU 7 28 14 756
SAC 0 9 21 030

Top Performers

Passing: J. Smith (SAC) - 320 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Jones (EWU) - 15 CAR, 190 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: B. Reed (SAC) - 8 REC, 141 YDS, 1 TD

E. Washington 56, Sacramento St. 30

Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Taiwan Jones rushed for a career-high 191 yards and four touchdowns Saturday night to help Eastern Washington defeat winless Sacramento State 56-30.

The victory was the second straight Big Sky Conference win for the Eagles (3-1, 2-0), who were coming off a 16-0 shutout of Northern Colorado.

Matt Nichols completed 18 of 28 passes for 255 yards and one touchdown for Eastern Washington, which built a 35-9 halftime lead. The Eagles are 10-0 road games against Sacramento State (0-3, 0-1).

The loss was the third straight for the Hornets, who were coming off a bye following humbling losses to UNLV and Cal State San Luis Obispo.

Hornet quarterback Jason Smith completed 26 of 34 passes for 320 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Brandyn Reed had a career-best eight receptions for 141 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EWU
SAC
1st Downs2822
Total Yards537437
Passing254320
Rushing283117
Penalties7-508-80
3rd Down Conversions10-146-11
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers14
Possession29:5130:09

Passing Leaders

Eastern WashingtonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nichols18/282559.110
Sacramento StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith26/343209.411

Rushing Leaders

Eastern WashingtonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones1519012.7438
Hart9465.1118
Sacramento StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wilkins13574.4116
McCowan7375.3211

Receiving Leaders

Eastern WashingtonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Boyce58517.0029
Davis34414.7033
Sacramento StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Reed814117.6148
Lane6538.8014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREWUSAC
TD11:06Taiwan Jones 12 Yd Run (Mike Jarrett Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTEREWUSAC
TD14:51Nathan Overbay 2 Yd Pass From Matt Nichols (Mike Jarrett Kick) 140
FG09:56Chris Diniz 30 Yd 143
TD08:19Taiwan Jones 37 Yd Run (Mike Jarrett Kick) 213
TD06:45Brandyn Reed 14 Yd Pass From Jason Smith (Pat Blocked) 219
TD03:09Matt Nichols 1 Yd Run (Mike Jarrett Kick) 289
TD00:13Taiwan Jones 7 Yd Run (Mike Jarrett Kick) 359
THIRD QUARTEREWUSAC
TD08:18Sam McCowan 6 Yd Run (Chris Diniz Kick) 3516
TD05:17Sam McCowan 1 Yd Run (Chris Diniz Kick) 3523
TD03:41Tyler Hart 18 Yd Run (Mike Jarrett Kick) 4223
TD02:51Matt Johnson 33 Yd Interception Return (Mike Jarrett Kick) 4923
TD01:48Evander Wilkins 12 Yd Run (Chris Diniz Kick) 4930
FOURTH QUARTEREWUSAC
TD11:09Taiwan Jones 38 Yd Run (Mike Jarrett Kick) 5630