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EASTERN DROPS SEASON OPENER

GAME OF FIRSTS: Tim Bird of Eastern Oregon University steps back to pass in Saturday's game against Montana-Western. (Observer photos /RAENELLE KWOCK).
GAME OF FIRSTS: Tim Bird of Eastern Oregon University steps back to pass in Saturday's game against Montana-Western. (Observer photos /RAENELLE KWOCK).

By Raenelle Kwock

Observer Staff Writer

The time of possession was key in the Eastern Oregon University Mountaineers 24-21 season opening football loss to the University of Montana-Western Bulldogs.

"We knew we had our hands full .. if we couldn't keep them off the field," coach Jim Fenwick said.

The Bulldogs kept the ball for 34 minutes and 34 seconds, while Eastern had it for 25:26.

"We scored fast and got confident," Fenwick said.

The Mountaineers bolted out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter off an Andre McIntosh 67-yard strike from Tim Bird and Damien Johnson's 2-yard run.

The Bulldogs recaptured the lead in the third after trailing 14-7 at halftime. Eric Zahler booted a 27-yard field goal, then Jake Larson's 28-yard touchdown catch silenced the Eastern fans.

"I saw a really good effort and saw us bounce back and compete," Fenwick said.

Damien Johnson ran in a 2-yarder in the fourth to cut the Eastern deficit to 24-21.

The Bulldogs finally sealed the game with 2:51 left as Enoch McKeague intercepted Sean VandeMerghel's pass.

Eastern will host Wisconsin-Whitewater at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Montana-Western 0 7 10 7 — 24

Eastern Oregon 14 0 0 7 — 21

First quarter

EO — Andre McIntosh 67 pass from Tim Bird (Joshua Clark kick), 13:39

EO — Damien Johnson 2 run (Clark kick), 8:11

Second quarter

MW — Travis Kirby 1 run (Eric Zahler kick), 1:07

Third quarter

MW — Zahler 27 FG, 11:01

MW — Jake Larson 28 pass from Kirby (Zahler kick), 7:14

Fourth quarter

MW — Scott Glessner 2 pass from Kirby (Zahler kick)

EO — Johnson 2 run (Clark kick), 9:09

A — 1,000

MW EO

First downs 21 15

Rushes-yards 32-48 31-71

Passing yards 374 230

Comp-att-int 29-53-4 13-30-2

Punts 3-161 7-227

Fumbles-lost 1-0 1-1

Punt returns-yards 4-85 3--2

Kickoff returns-yards 3-64 3-110

Penalties-yards 10-83 4-27

Third-down conversions 12 of 21 2 of 12

Fourth-down conversions 0 of 3 1 of 1

Sacks by–yards lost 6-42 0-0

Time of possession 34:34 25:26

Individual statistics

RUSHING — Montana-Western, Agbalog 11-34, Glessner 10-23, Kirby 2-4, Drinkwalter 1-3, Creighton 1-3. Eastern Oregon, Johnson 15-58, Alsterlund 4-23, Jensen 2-10, Bird 4-(minus 3), VandeMerghel 6-(minus 17).

PASSING — Montana-Western, Kirby 29-53-4-374. Eastern Oregon, Bird 9-23-1-169, VandeMerghel 4-7-1-61.

RECEIVING — Montana-Western, Larson 9-213, Bowman 7-76, DeLeon 4-47, Mock 3-20, Glessner 3-3, Dipwek 2-11, Creighton 1-4. Eastern Oregon, McIntosh 6-149, Davis 3-40, Wilkins 2-28, Allard 1-10, Johnson 1-3.

TACKLES FOR LOSSES — Montana-Western, Arntson 0.5-0, LeCoure 0.5-2, Duvall 1-7, Hess 1-6, Humphrey 0.5-2, Stingley 2-11, Stennerson 1-9, Rewerts 1-7, Wedel 0.5-3. Eastern Oregon, Neill 2.5-5, Rice 1-2, Persche 0.5-2, Flowers 0.5-1, Henningsen 1-2, Endicott 0.5-1.

INTERCEPTIONS — Montana-Western, Arntson 1-3, E. McKeague 1-0. Eastern Oregon, Rice 1-0, Christensen 2-0, Hannah 1-0.

MISSED FIELD GOALS — Montana-Western, Zahler 40. Eastern Oregon, Clark 48.

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