Eastern Washington 45, Northern Arizona 13

CHENEY, WA – The “Boss” is back, and Eric Barriere was at his Eagle finest as he has in his entire career at Roos Field.

The Eastern Washington University football team took a 24-6 lead at halftime and went on to beat Northern Arizona 45-13 in a Big Sky Conference game on Saturday (March 6) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. The win was the 15th-straight for the Eagles at “The Inferno,” and Saturday was the first game on the new red Astroturf surface installed at “The Inferno” last summer.

“Our team did a great job today with the game plan in all three phases,” said Eastern head coach Aaron Best. “It was a windy environment but the sun was out, and it was our first home game in the 2020-21 season and the first game on the new red turf. We held serve and we’ve won 15 in a row at home. We’re happy for the fans who weren’t in the stands today, but were on the hills watching.”

All-America quarterback Eric Barriere passed for 413 yards and three touchdowns in the victory, including eight catches for 120 yards to junior Andrew Boston. Barriere now has four 400-yard performances in his Eastern career as he completed 29-of-49 passes.

Game Recap (Eastern Washington) | Game Recap (Northern Arizona) | Box Score

Stadium: Roos Field
Location: Cheney, Washington
Duration: 03:19

NAU: Widener,Jeff (132 PASS); Robinson,George (45 RUSH); Chukwumezie,Stacy (88 REC);

EWU: Barriere,Eric (413 PASS); Pierce,Tamarick (105 RUSH); Boston,Andrew (120 REC);