NCAAF Game Recap - Eastern Washington at Washington
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

GATec
14
Clem
52
F
Duke
3
Ala
42
F
UGA
30
Vand
6
F
Hou
31
Okla
49
F
FlAtl
21
OHSt
45
F
GaSo
3
LSU
55
F
MidTN
21
Mich
40
F
ND
35
Lou
17
F
LaTec
14
Tex
45
F
Oreg
21
Aub
27
F
TxSt
7
TxAM
41
F
EWa
14
Wash
47
F
Utah
30
BYU
12
F
Idaho
7
PSU
79
F
FlaAM
0
UCF
62
F
Tuls
7
MSU
28
F
Wisc
49
SoFL
0
F
MiaOH
14
Iowa
38
F
NoIa
26
IASt
29
F(2OT)
Syr
24
Lib
0
F
NMSt
7
WaSt
58
F
SoAl
21
Neb
35
F
NW
7
Stan
17
F
Alb
21
C Mi
38
F
UCLA
14
Cin
24
F
RMor
10
Buff
38
F
Wagn
21
UConn
24
F
Mor
3
BGSU
46
F
C Ark
35
W Ky
28
F
GWebb
28
Char
49
F
AlaSt
19
UAB
24
F
FLInt
14
Tul
42
F
SDSU
21
Minn
28
F
NoCol
18
SJSU
35
F
Kent
7
AzSt
30
F
Rice
7
Army
14
F
UMass
21
Rut
48
F
UtSt
35
Wake
38
F
Purd
31
Nev
34
F
ColSt
31
Colo
52
F
OkSt
52
OreSt
36
F
Miss
10
Mem
15
F
MisSt
38
ULLaf
28
F
InSt
17
Kans
24
F
Akr
3
Ill
42
F
ECU
6
NCSt
34
F
How
0
MD
79
F
Toled
24
KY
38
F
Ind
34
Ball
24
F
Boise
36
FlaSt
31
F
JMU
13
WVU
20
F
URI
20
Ohio
41
F
Buck
12
Temp
56
F
HolyC
7
Navy
45
F
Colg
7
AF
48
F
GASt
38
Tenn
30
F
SCar
20
UNC
24
F
E Mi
30
CoCar
23
F
ETenn
7
App
42
F
MonSt
10
TxTch
45
F
PorSt
13
Ark
20
F
VaTec
28
BC
35
F
SamHu
31
NM
39
F
(N/A)
7
UTSA
35
F
Camp
14
Troy
43
F
UCDav
13
Cal
27
F
VMI
17
Marsh
56
F
IllSt
10
NIU
24
F
Monm
13
WestMI
48
F
AlcSt
10
SMiss
38
F
Nich
14
K St
49
F
SFA
17
Bayl
56
F
SMU
37
ArkSt
30
F
Norf
21
OD
24
F
Mizzu
31
Wyo
37
F
Abil
31
NorTx
51
F
UVA
30
Pitt
14
F
Gram
9
ULMon
31
F
HBU
34
UTEP
36
F
ArkPB
7
TCU
39
F
Web
0
SDSU
6
F
SoUt
23
UNLV
56
F
Fres
23
USC
31
F

Washington 47, Eastern Washington 14

Aug 31, 2019, 3:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Eastern Washington (0-1)

0

7

0

7

14

(13) Washington (1-0)

21

7

14

5

47

Eason throws for 4 TDs, No. 13 Washington rolls 47-14
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:03 PM

SEATTLE (AP) - Of all the throws Washington's Jacob Eason made playing his first game in nearly two years, the most impressive was one which hit the ground.

It was a heave that traveled 60-plus yards in the air and while it was an incompletion, it showed off the big arm Eason brought back from Georgia and left the home crowd buzzing.

"I swear to you it came from heaven," said Aaron Fuller, the intended receiver on the play. "All I saw was it went into the clouds and then it came down and I was just like `wow."'

Eason had more than a few wow moments on Saturday, throwing for 349 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 13 Washington opened the season with a 47-14 win over FCS No. 4 Eastern Washington.

Taking his first snaps since the 2017 season when he lost the starting job at Georgia to Jake Fromm, Eason showed no rust, carving up one of the top FCS programs in the country with a debut that will only increase the hype around the former No. 1 recruit in the country.

"I was eager to see what he would do because I haven't seen him play and been in games, and things like that," Fuller said. "There was maybe a small bit of doubt just to see how he would control the offense and things like that but I never doubted his arm or his upside. It was cool to see."

Eason completed 27 of 36 passes and led Washington (1-0) on touchdown drives on four of its first five possessions.

"It was fun to do and fun to be a part of and super exciting for me," Eason said.

Eason's fourth pass in purple was a 50-yard touchdown strike to Andre Baccellia. Eason added a 7-yard TD pass to Fuller, who made a stunning one-handed catch while getting a foot inbound, and capped his first-half with a 10-yard TD strike to Chico McClatcher late in the first half.

Fuller caught his second TD on the opening drive of the second half on a perfect back-shoulder throw from Eason, tapping his toes as he fell out of bounds.

"On some of those I saw I was shocked like, `man, that was a nice catch,"' Eason said. "It's just awesome to have guys like that to throw to."

This was a far different situation than the previous two times the Huskies and Eagles faced off. In 2011, Washington needed a late end zone interception to hold off Eastern Washington 30-27, and three years later in head coach Chris Petersen's first home game, the Huskies held on for a wild 59-52 victory.

"It was a good day one." Petersen said. "I don't want to move on too fast but the challenge is going to be a lot different next week."

After playing in the FCS national championship game last January and falling to North Dakota State, the Eagles (0-1) were simply overmatched by Huskies this time around.

Richard Newton rushed for a 23-yard touchdown on Washington's first possession and Salvon Ahmed added a 1-yard plunge in the third quarter to give the Huskies a 42-7 lead.

Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere was 21 of 35 for 211 yards, but was sacked four times. Barriere threw a 64-yard touchdown to Andrew Boston late in the first half and Antoine Custer Jr. ran for a 4-yard TD in the fourth quarter.

"We didn't play our best game today so I'm excited to see that unfold throughout the year to be better, but I wish we would have given them a better game for both parties," Eastern Washington coach Aaron Best said. "I don't think we executed well. In pockets we did, but for the most part we didn't and Jacob Eason is the real deal."

ABOUT TIME

Baccellia's TD catch was his first since the first game of his college career in 2016 against Rutgers. Baccellia caught a 4-yard TD on the second reception of his career and had 76 catches in the following 35 games without finding the end zone before breaking free for the long TD pass from Eason in the first quarter.

THE TAKEAWAY

Eastern Washington: The Eagles can take solace in rolling up 274 total yards against Washington's defense and should continue to be one of the top teams in the Big Sky this season. ... Boston finished with six catches for 112 yards.

Washington: There is one major concern for the Huskies coming out of the opener and it's the health of preseason all-American center Nick Harris. Harris went down with an apparent left leg injury in the first quarter after getting caught up in a pile. Harris was grabbing in the area of his knee and walked off the field with some assistance. He remained on the sideline during the rest of the game but without his helmet. He was replaced by Matteo Mele.

UP NEXT

Eastern Washington: The Eagles host Division II Lindenwood next Saturday.

Washington: The Huskies open Pac-12 play hosting California next Saturday.

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Passing

EWa Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
E. Barriere 35 21 60.0 1 211 64 0 86.7
Wash Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Eason 36 27 75.0 4 349 50 0 142.0
J. Sirmon 2 1 50.0 0 21 21 0 87.5

Rushing

EWa Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Merritt 5 37 7.4 26 0
A. Custer Jr. 14 24 1.7 7 1
Wash Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
R. Newton 12 91 7.6 23 1
S. Ahmed 15 44 2.9 9 1

Receiving

EWa Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Boston 6 112 18.7 64 1
J. Edwards IV 2 36 18.0 28 0
Wash Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Baccellia 5 84 16.8 50 1
H. Bryant 6 81 13.5 27 0

Fumbles

Returning

EWa KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Dorton 2 14.5 0 16 0 - 0 0
T. Weed 0 - 0 0 1 -1.0 0 0
Wash KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
S. McGrew 2 19.5 0 22 0 - 0 0
C. McClatcher 0 - 0 0 1 6.0 0 6

Punting

EWa Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Bowens 6 205 34.2 44
Wash Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Whitford 2 100 50.0 52
R. Porter 1 38 38.0 38

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

EWa Wash
Points For 14 47
Total Yards 274 570
Rushing Yards 63 200
Passing Yards 211 370
Passing Completions / Attempts 21/35 28/38
Turnovers 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/0
First Downs 16 27
Penalties - Yards 5/28 5/38
Time Of Possession 43:43 17:17
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 8/17 8/15
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 6/34 3/46

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter EWa Wash
Wash 4:38 TD Richard Newton 23 yd run (Peyton Henry kick) 0 7
Wash 6:53 TD Andre Baccellia 50 yd pass from Jacob Eason (Peyton Henry kick) 0 14
Wash 10:43 TD Aaron Fuller 7 yd pass from Jacob Eason (Peyton Henry kick) 0 21
2nd Quarter EWa Wash
Wash 13:09 TD Chico McClatcher 10 yd pass from Jacob Eason (Peyton Henry kick) 0 28
EWa 14:03 TD Andrew Boston 64 yd pass from Eric Barriere (Andre Slyter kick) 7 28
3rd Quarter EWa Wash
Wash 3:25 TD Aaron Fuller 18 yd pass from Jacob Eason (Peyton Henry kick) 7 35
Wash 10:47 TD Salvon Ahmed 1 yd run (Peyton Henry kick) 7 42
4th Quarter EWa Wash
EWa 0:48 TD Antoine Custer Jr. 4 yd run (Andre Slyter kick) 14 42
Wash 8:27 FG Peyton Henry 22 yd FG 14 45
Wash 12:32 SF Team safety 14 47

Game Information

Stadium: Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 65,709
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