Boxscore
Washington State 24, Eastern Washington 20
Saturday, September 8, 2012 3:00 PM
Location - Martin Stadium
Attendance - 33598

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Eastern Washington 7 7 0 6 20
Washington State 14 10 0 0 24

Recap


Washington State 24, Eastern Washington 20: Jeff Tuel threw two touchdown passes to Isiah Myers and host Washington State held off Eastern Washington's late drive to notch its first victory under new coach Mike Leach.

Carl Winston scored on a short touchdown run and Andrew Furney booted a 60-yard field goal as the Cougars (1-1) rebounded from a 30-6 loss to Brigham Young in Leach’s first game as coach.

Tuel passed for 171 yards before leaving the contest early in the fourth quarter with a right knee injury. Eastern Washington (1-1), ranked ninth in Sports Network’s FCS Top 25 poll, pulled within four points on Kyle Padron’s 17-yard scoring pass to Brandon Kaufman with 2:17 left and reached the Washington State 32-yard line on its final possession before Padron’s pass into the end zone fell incomplete as time expired.

The Cougars scored the final 10 points of the first half to take a 24-14 halftime advantage. Tuel hit Myers on a 17-yard scoring pass with 8:41 to play and Furney electrified the stadium with his 60-yard boot on the final play of the half.

Myers caught a 2-yard pass from Tuel with 5:42 left in the first quarter for the first touchdown of the Leach era. Eastern Washington wasted no time recovering, scoring 27 seconds later on a 93-yard scoring pass from Padron to Kaufman.

Winston scored from 1 yard out with 1:29 left in the opening stanza to give the Cougars a 14-7 lead. The Eagles tied the contest when Jordan Talley took a Statue of Liberty handoff and scored on a 5-yard run three-plus minutes into the second quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The record for longest field goal in Washington State history belongs to Jason Hanson, who connected on a 62-yard kick against Nevada-Las Vegas in 1991. Hanson begins his 21st NFL season for the Detroit Lions on Sunday. … Kaufman caught five passes for 142 yards for his 10th career 100-yard outing. … Connor Halliday replaced Tuel and completed 5 of 11 passes for 76 yards. He was intercepted once. … Padron, a transfer from SMU, averaged 26 yards per completion in the first half. He finished 26-for-55 for 379 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 5:42
Washington State   TD  Washington State 7 - Eastern Washington 0
1st Quarter - 5:15
Eastern Washington   TD  Washington State 7 - Eastern Washington 7
1st Quarter - 1:29
Washington State   TD  Washington State 14 - Eastern Washington 7
2nd Quarter - 11:46
Eastern Washington   TD  Washington State 14 - Eastern Washington 14
2nd Quarter - 8:17
Washington State   TD  Washington State 21 - Eastern Washington 14
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Washington State   FG  Washington State 24 - Eastern Washington 14
4th Quarter - 2:17
Eastern Washington   TD  Washington State 24 - Eastern Washington 20
TEAMS

Team Records

  Eastern Washington Washington State
W/L 1 - 1 - 0 1 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Eastern Washington Washington State
Score 20 24
First Downs 22 20
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-19
37%
6-for-15
40%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 469 355
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 30-90 30-108
Average/Rush 3.0 3.6
Passing
Comp-Att 26-55 25-37
Passing Yards 379 247
Average/Pass Play 6.4 6.2
Penalties-Yards 10-93 8-75
Fumbles-Lost 3-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Time of Possession 29:52 30:08

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Padron 26/54 379 2 2
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Tuel 20/26 171 2 0
C. Halliday 5/11 76 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Talley 14 71 5.1 1
Q. Forte 5 14 2.8 0
K. Padron 10 3 0.3 0
V. Adams 1 2 2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Winston 12 67 5.6 1
T. Caldwell 11 46 4.2 0
R. Galvin 1 0 0.0 0
J. Tuel 6 -5 -0.8 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Kaufman 5 142 28.4 2
A. Clark 6 61 10.2 0
G. Herd 6 57 9.5 0
N. Edwards 4 54 13.5 0
Z. Gehring 1 40 40.0 0
Q. Forte 2 12 6.0 0
C. Mitchell 1 9 9.0 0
S. Hill 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
G. Marks 3 77 25.7 0
I. Myers 6 58 9.7 2
M. Wilson 4 47 11.8 0
R. Galvin 3 30 10.0 0
B. Bartolone 5 15 3.0 0
A. Lintz 1 12 12.0 0
B. Ratliff 1 9 9.0 0
C. Winston 2 -1 -0.5 0
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