Eagles Start 2022 in Win Column with Victory Over Tennessee State

September 4, 2022

The Japanese Washington College soccer group performed host to Tennessee State within the season-opener at Roos Area in the present day (Sept. 3) within the first-ever matchup between the 2 foes. The Eagles start the season within the win column following a 36-29 victory, bettering to 1-0 whereas the Tigers, out of the Ohio Valley Convention, fall to 0-1.
Redshirt senior Gunner Talkington entered the sport with 5 profession landing passes and matched that within the contest in the present day. In his second profession begin, he threw two to Efton Chism III, plus one to Nolan Ulm, Robert Mason III and the Blake Gobel. Talkington accomplished 29 of his 46 move makes an attempt with 348 yards by way of the air. He additionally was the group’s main rusher with 60 yards.
The sport additionally featured a 55-minute lightning delay that started with 3:12 remaining within the third quarter.
The primary quarter of soccer at Roos Area in 2022 was something however boring with a mixed 34 factors, 455 yards of offense, and 5 lead adjustments between the 2 squads, however Japanese trailed 19-15 after the primary. The Eagles then held the Tigers scoreless throughout each the second and third quarters, scoring 14 unanswered factors to guide 29-19 heading into the fourth.
Tennessee State scored 10-straight factors to open the fourth quarter, tying the competition with 6:32 to go, 29-29. With 2:39 left to play, Talkington discovered Chism III for the second time for the game-winning landing on a 13-yard strike. With 43 seconds left on the clock, TSU confronted third down on Japanese’s 42-yard line when Tre Weed jumped in for the fourth interception of his profession to seal the victory, 36-29.
Along with Weed’s interception, the Eagles compelled two fumbles and recovered each whereas not conceding any themselves. The Eagles had 474 complete yards of offense with 78 performs, compiling 126 on the bottom and 348 by way of the air. Tennessee State amassed 547 yards on 81 performs, throwing for 257 and speeding for the opposite 290.
Mitchell Johnson led the way in which defensively with 11 complete tackles, two for loss, plus two sacks. A trio of Eagles in Demetrius Crosby Jr., Ely Doyle and Joshua Jerome every had eight tackles. On the offensive facet of the ball, Freddie Roberson hauled in 91 yards on six catches and Efton Chism III compiled 53 yards on six catches plus two touchdowns.
The Eagles now head to Eugene, Ore., for a matchup with the Oregon Geese on Saturday, Sept. 9. Kickoff is about for five:30 p.m. Pacific time on the Pac-12 Networks and through 700-AM ESPN. The Geese, who’re at the moment ranked No. 11, are 0-1 after falling to Georgia 49-3 in the present day.
Scoring Abstract:
Tennessee State held all of the momentum to open the sport. After Japanese Washington went three-and-out to begin, the Tigers bought on the board with a 65-yard receiving landing to take a 7-0 lead on their very first play of the sport. On Japanese’s subsequent drive, TSU compelled and recovered a fumble however got here up empty due to a sack by Mitchell Johnson on third down.
It did not take lengthy for the Eagles to bounce again. Gunner Talkington discovered Nolan Ulm for a 41-yard completion to arrange the Eagles on TSU’s 15-yard line. Two performs later, Talkington related with Ulm as soon as once more for a seven-yard completion and the landing. After Talkington’s two-point conversion try was caught by Jett Carpenter, the Eagles took the 9-7 lead.
The Tigers responded with 5:18 left to play within the first on a 57-yard landing move. The additional level try failed, giving Tennessee State a 13-8 lead.
On Japanese’s subsequent drive, Talkington earned his second passing landing of the quarter on a 22-yard completion to Robert Mason III. After Seth Harrison’s additional level try went by way of the uprights, Japanese pulled again out entrance, 15-13.
The lead would not final, as TSU pulled again forward on a 43-yard speeding landing. The Tigers’ two-point conversion try failed, serving to Japanese keep inside placing distance, 19-15, getting into the second quarter.
Issues cooled off each climate clever and on the sphere within the second quarter. Japanese burned practically 5 minutes off of the clock to begin the second, piecing collectively an 11-yard drive that sadly ended with a missed 33-yard area objective try.
The protection compelled two consecutive TSU three-and-outs and stepped up once more with 6:56 remaining the half when Joshua Jerome recovered a fumble bobbled by the quarterback, organising EWU on TSU’s 26-yard line. The turnover shortly was factors when Talkington threw his third landing move of the sport to Blake Gobel on a 14-yard completion. After Jackson Cleaver’s additional level try was good, EWU retook a 22-19 lead for the sport’s sixth lead change. It was additionally Gobel’s eighth profession landing on simply 14 profession catches.
Japanese’s second compelled turnover of the sport got here by means of Brock Harrison who compelled a fumble through a stripe sack that was recovered by Caleb Davis, organising the drive on TSU’s 41-yard line. The Eagles as soon as once more took benefit and scored on the play, this time on a one-yard flick from Talkington to Efton Chism III for his 11th profession landing. The Eagles pulled forward 29-19 after Cleaver’s additional level and would take that lead into the half. Japanese Washington saved the Tigers off of the board within the second quarter and scored 14 unanswered factors.   
Neither group discovered the scoreboard and endured a 55-minute lightning delay within the third quarter. Getting into the fourth, the Tigers made it a one-possession sport with a 32-yard area objective to begin the fourth quarter, their first factors because the 51 second mark within the first quarter.
They might wind up scoring 10-straight factors and tied the sport on a one-yard speeding landing with 6:32 left to play.
With 2:39 left to play, Talkington discovered Chism III for a 13-yard strike and the game-winning landing, placing the Eagles forward 36-29. Tennessee State’s try and comeback was minimize brief by Tre Weed with 43 seconds to go on his fourth-career interception to seal the victory for EWU.
5 Eagles Make Their First Profession Begins:
5 Eagles, together with a trio of transfers, made their first profession begins for the Eagles in the present day. On the defensive facet, linebackers Derek Tommasini and Jaren Banks made their first begins in an Eagle uniform. Tommasini transferred in from Idaho and had seven tackles in the present day. Banks, a Rice switch, ended with seven as properly.
On the offensive facet, Seth Carnahan who additionally transferred from Idaho, began at proper deal with. Brenden River, a sophomore, earned the beginning at proper guard. Justice Jackson began at operating again and was second on the group with 23 speeding yards.
Present Begins on Protection (192 begins by 18 gamers): Mitchell Johnson 31, Tre Weed 29, Darrien Sampson 24, Joshua Jerome 21, Debore’ae McClain 14, Matthew Brown 12, Anthany Smith 12, Marlon Jones Jr. 10, Ely Doyle 10, Jacob Newsom 7, Brock Harrison 7, Keshaun King 4, Caleb Davis 4, Demetrius Crosby Jr. 3, Cage Schenck 1, Ahmani Williams 1, Derek Tommasini 1, Jaren Banks 1.

Present Begins on Offense (115 begins by 18 gamers): Wyatt Musser 21, Freddie Roberson 20, Wyatt Hansen 19,  Dylan Ingram 16, Efton Chism III 10, Matthew Hewa Baddege 5, Anthony Stell Jr. 4, Blake Gobel 3, Luke Dahlgren 3, Jakobie James 3, Andrei Leonardi 2, Brad Godwin 2, Robert Mason III 1, Nolan Ulm 1, Gunner Talkington 2, Brenden Rivera 1, Seth Carnahan 1, Justice Jackson 1


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