Eastern Washington prepares this week for a colossal Big Sky matchup that could eventually decide the conference championship.
The No. 6 Eagles are looking for their first-ever 4-0 start in the Big Sky as they travel to Bozeman to face No. 2, and unbeaten, Montana State.
Coming off a 55-17 thrashing of North Dakota, Eastern Washington has momentum on its side.
"It was a complete game in all phases of the game – on offense, defense and special teams included," said receiver Greg Hurd. "We're looking to build off of that now and play more complete games and do it week in and week out."
"You gotta treat it almost like you lost," said coach Beau Baldwin. "We did that after the Montana game going into this week. Let's look at film, let's study our weaknesses like we lost."
Last year, Montana State outscored the Eagles 26-7 in the second half, pushing EWU to 0-4 on the season. But after that, Eastern won their last six out of seven games to finish the season 6-5.