June 26, 2007
Eastern Washington University has agreed in principle to play the Colorado Buffaloes in the 2008 football season as Eastern will play its first-ever game against a Big 12 Conference foe. The game versus the member of the NCAA Bowl Subdivision (FBS) is scheduled for Sept. 6, 2008, in Boulder, Colo.
The Eagles will be just the second NCAA Championship Subdivision (FCS) opponent for the Buffaloes, who were upset by Montana State 19-10 on Sept. 2, 2006. Colorado finished 2-10 a year ago under first-year head coach Dan Hawkins and has no FCS opponents on its 2007 schedule.
Colorado is one of three non-league games for the Eagles in 2008. Eastern is also scheduled to play at UC Davis on Sept. 13 and a lower-division home game against an opponent to be determined.
Eastern's eight Big Sky Conference games in 2008 begin Sept. 27 with a home game against Idaho State and conclude Nov. 22 at Weber State. Other league home games include Montana (Oct. 11), Sacramento State (Nov. 1) and Northern Arizona (Nov. 15).
Eastern opens its 2007 schedule at home against Montana-Western on Aug. 31 and plays UC Davis on Sept. 15. Other 2007 home games include Portland State (Sept. 29), Montana State (Oct. 13), Northern Colorado (Nov. 3) and Weber State (Nov. 17).
EWU'S TENTATIVE 2008 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Date - Opponent - Site
Aug. 30 - Open
Sept. 6 - at Colorado - Boulder, Colo.
Sept. 13 - at UC Davis - Davis, Calif.
Sept. 20 - Open
Sept. 27 - *Idaho State - Cheney, Wash.
Oct. 4 - at *Portland State - Portland, Ore.
Oct. 11 - *Montana - Cheney, Wash.
Oct. 18 - at *Montana State - Bozeman, Mont.
Oct. 25 - Open
Nov. 1 - *Sacramento State - Cheney, Wash.
Nov. 8 - at *Northern Colorado - Greeley, Colo.
Nov. 15 - *Northern Arizona - Cheney, Wash.
Nov. 22 - at *Weber State - Ogden, Utah
*Big Sky Conference Game.
EWU'S 2007 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Date - Opponent - Site - Time
Aug. 31 - Montana-Western - Cheney, Wash. - 7:05 p.m.
Sept. 15 - UC Davis - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Sept. 22 - at *Idaho State - Pocatello, Idaho - 2:05 p.m.
Sept. 29 - %*Portland State - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Oct. 6 - at *Montana - Missoula, Mont. - 12:05 p.m.
Oct. 13 - *Montana State - Cheney, Wash. - 2:05 p.m.
Oct. 20 - at Brigham Young - Provo, Utah - 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 27 - at *Sacramento State - Sacramento, Calif. - 2:05 p.m.
Nov. 3 -