With their Big Sky title hopes just barely alive, the Weber State Wildcats take on surprising Eastern Washington today at 3 p.m. MDT in Woodward Stadium.
The Wildcats can't afford any more league losses. At 2-2, Weber has just as many wins as any team in the league but also just as many losses."It's kind of a topsy-turvy league right now," said Weber State Coach Dave Arslanian. "We're in the thick of things right now,"
The Eagles, 2-1 in the Big Sky, 3-1 overall, are coming off a stunning 36-35 road win over Montana, which had been ranked No. 2 in the country in I-AA. They trailed 35-17 with eight minutes left before making their comeback.
"I'm not surprised they did it (won), I'm just surprised the way they did it," said Arslanian.
"They're really solid defensively," added Arslanian. "I thought we were playing the best defensive team in the league last week against Montana State. But we'll have to move it up a notch this week. They're by far the best defensive team we'll have played so far."
Injuries could play a big part this week for Weber. The Wildcats lost two players for the year against Montana State. Backup running back Geoff Mitchell, who had rushed for 334 yards already, broke his right foot. And defensive tackle Kenny Peck tore a ligament in his knee. Leading rusher George Jackson sprained his knee last week, but he is expected to play.
Next week, the Wildcats return home to play Montana.