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Washington State Cougars GameDay: Eastern Washington

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Washington State head coach Mike Leach makes his Pullman debut when the Eastern Washington Eagles visit on Saturday.
Washington State head coach Mike Leach makes his Pullman debut when the Eastern Washington Eagles visit on Saturday.

The Washington State Cougars (0-1) take on the Eastern Washington Eagles (1-0) on Saturday afternoon at Martin Stadium in Pullman, WA. The Cougs are coming off a tough season-opening loss to BYU last Thursday, while the Eagles are riding high after a blowout win over the Idaho Vandals.

Vitals

Date/Time: Saturday, 9/8, at Noon PT.

TV: Pac-12 Network Washington/Oregon

Tickets: Here.

Opponent

School: Eastern Washington University, Big Sky Conference, Official Team Site.

Season-to-Date: Defeated the Idaho Vandals 20-3 last Saturday in their season opener.

Coverage: Eastern's Rivals Site.

Important People

Head Coach: Beau Baldwin, 5th Season at EWU.

Coordinators: John Graham (Defensive) and Aaron Best (Offensive).

Key Offensive Players: QB Kyle Padron. A transfer from SMU, completed 13/33 passes for 260 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in EWU's win over Idaho.

WR Brandon Kaufman. Caught five passes for 148 yards last week and was named national wide receiver of the week for FCS.

Key Defensive Players: LB Ronnie Hamlin. Posted eight tackles, 0.5 TFL and a pass break-up against Idaho. Named Big Sky defensive player of the week.

DE Paul Ena. Converted LB, has 25 career starts with 170 tackles and 7.5 sacks.

For more on this week's game, stick with CougCenter.