NOTE: Don’t forget to follow Saturday’s USD vs. Eastern Washington 4 p.m. football game over at the Press & Dakotan’s Coyote Gameday page — located here.
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Put simply, Saturday’s game is probably the biggest home game for the Coyote football team in 20+ years.
How often are you going to have either the No. 1 team in the country and/or the defending national champions coming to Vermillion? Let alone one in the same, as Eastern Washington is.
To familiarize you with the EWU Eagles, here is a little bit about them:
** Coached by Beau Baldwin, who was previously at Central Washington (which you might remember was part of the old North Central Conference for a few years)
** Yes, they’re the school that has a red football field
** Eagles return 15 starters from last year when they went 13-2 and beat Delaware in the FCS national title game.
** Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell was tabbed by one preseason publication as the Preseason FCS Offensive Player of the Year after throwing a school-record 37 touchdowns last fall.
** Wide receivers Brandon Kaufman (returning All-America) and Nicholas Edwards combined for 138 catches, 1,828 yards and 22 touchdowns last season.