GAMEDAY College Football

Eastern Washington 35, Nevada-Las Vegas 33

Associated Press

Eric Barriere threw for 374 yards and three touchdowns - including a pair of first-down scoring strikes in each overtime - and Eastern Washington escaped with a 35-33 double-overtime victory over UNLV in a season opener.

It was the fourth time in ten years that the FCS Eagles upset an FBS opponent and they overcame three turnovers and three missed field goals - one on the final play in regulation - to do it.

EWU led 20-6 with 1:10 remaining in the third quarter after Dennis Merritt's 1-yard TD run. Daniel Gutierrez kicked a 47-yard field goal 1:20 into the fourth quarter and added a 51-yarder after a Barriere interception to pull the Rebels within 20-12. The Eagles lost a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and Charles Williams scored on a 16-yard run. UNLV added a two-point conversion to tie the game at 20 with 8:03 left to play. UNLV was in Eagles' territory before Tre Woods picked off a Doug Brumfield pass, setting up overtime.

The Rebels struck first in OT when Williams ran it in from 13 yards out, but Barriere answered with a scoring strike to Dylan Ingram on the Eagles' first play. Barriere struck again on first down in the second overtime, finding Blake Gobel for the 25-yard score. A rule change this season forces teams to go for two points after the first OT and Talolo Limu-Jones snagged a deflected pass to put EWU up 35-27. Brumfield ran it in from 19 yards out on the Rebels' second possession, but his pass attempt for two points was ruled incomplete after an offical review and the Eagles had their victory.

Williams finished with 172 yards on 27 carries with two scores for the Rebels.

Eastern Washington athletics press release


Scoring Summary
Second Quarter EastWaUNLV
EastWa FG 7:24 Seth Harrison 22 yd FG 3 0
UNLV FG 3:11 Daniel Gutierrez 48 yd FG 3 3
UNLV FG 0:00 Daniel Gutierrez 22 yd FG 3 6
Third Quarter EastWaUNLV
EastWa TD 10:40 Efton Chism III 31 yd pass from Eric Barriere (Seth Harrison kick) 10 6
EastWa FG 6:42 Seth Harrison 20 yd FG 13 6
EastWa TD 1:10 Dennis Merritt 1 yd run (Seth Harrison kick) 20 6
Fourth Quarter EastWaUNLV
UNLV FG 13:40 Daniel Gutierrez 47 yd FG 20 9
UNLV FG 8:19 Daniel Gutierrez 51 yd FG 20 12
UNLV TD 8:03 Charles Williams 16 yd run (Charles Williams 2pt pass from Courtney Reese) 20 20
OT EastWaUNLV
UNLV TD   Charles Williams 13 yd run (Daniel Gutierrez kick) 20 27
EastWa TD   Dylan Ingram 25 yd pass from Eric Barriere (Seth Harrison kick) 27 27
2nd OT EastWaUNLV
EastWa TD   Blake Gobel 25 yd pass from Eric Barriere (Blake Gobel 2pt pass from Talolo Limu-Jones) 35 27
UNLV TD   Doug Brumfield 19 yd run (failed 2pt pass) 35 33
Team Stats
  Eastern Washington UNLV
First downs 22 17
  Rushing 5 11
  Passing 15 6
  Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Efficiency 7-14, 50% 4-15, 27%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 34-97 44-199
Passing Yards 374 140
Return Yards 55 96
Completions-Attempts-Int 29-39-2 12-23-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 3--14 4--23
Punts 3 6
Punts-Average 42.3 35.2
Fumbles Lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties - Yards 5-44 7-60
Time of Possession 26:18 32:02
Eastern Washington Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
E. Barriere 29 39 374 3 2
UNLV Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Brumfield 5 12 117 0 1
J. Rogers 7 11 23 0 0
Eastern Washington Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Merritt 18 58 3.2 1
E. Barriere 9 32 3.6 0
M. Smith 2 8 4.0 0
J. Jackson 3 2 0.7 0
I. Lewis 1 2 2.0 0
UNLV Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Williams 27 172 6.4 2
D. Brumfield 7 27 3.9 1
J. Wilson 1 9 9.0 0
S. Jenkins 2 5 2.5 0
C. Reese 1 -2 -2.0 0
J. Rogers 5 -17 -3.4 0
Eastern Washington Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Boston 6 106 17.7 0
T. Limu-Jones 6 65 10.8 0
E. Chism III 3 65 21.7 1
F. Roberson 6 32 5.3 0
B. Gobel 2 32 16.0 1
D. Ingram 1 25 25.0 1
D. Merritt 2 20 10.0 0
J. James 1 12 12.0 0
J. Edwards IV 1 10 10.0 0
I. Lewis 1 7 7.0 0
UNLV Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Williams 6 87 14.5 0
Z. Griffin 1 23 23.0 0
G. Fauolo Sr. 2 15 7.5 0
C. Williams 1 9 9.0 0
S. Jenkins 2 6 3.0 0
Eastern Washington Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Weed 1 15
UNLV Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Oliver 1 0
P. Hill 1 0
Eastern Washington Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
N. Kokich 3 127 42.3
UNLV Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
E. Silva 6 211 35.2
Eastern Washington Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
E. Chism III 2 -1 -0.5
UNLV Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
N. Williams 2 22 11.0
Eastern Washington Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Schenck 2 33 16.5
UNLV Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Collins 4 74 18.5
Eastern Washington Missed FG
Player Length
S. Harrison 48
S. Harrison 36
S. Harrison 32
UNLV Missed FG
Player Length




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