Toledo earns 33-21 football victory over Eastern Washington
Seattle Times news services
TOLEDO, Ohio — David Fluellen rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns as Toledo outlasted Eastern Washington 33-21 on Saturday night.
Toledo’s powerful ground game eased the burden on freshman quarterback Logan Woodside, who took over when starter Terrance Owens injured his knee early in the second quarter.
Cassius McDowell had 89 yards on 10 carries as the Rockets (1-2) had 325 yards rushing. Most of Woodside’s 185 yards came on an 81-yard score to Bernard Reedy near the end of the third quarter, giving Toledo a 23-14 lead. He finished the game 14 of 24.
The Eagles (2-1) responded as Vernon Adams hit Cooper Kupp for his third touchdown pass, closing the lead to 23-21 with 14:55 left. However, Toledo answered with a 12-play, 88-yard scoring drive. A late Jermiah Detmer field goal iced the game.
Adams finished 21 of 42 for 326 yards for the Eagles.
At Central Wash. 20, Western Oregon 7
Senior safety Deionte Gordon had three takeaways, and junior running back Ishmael Stinson scored two first-half rushing touchdowns as the Wildcats opened Great Northwest Athletic Conference play with a victory over Western Oregon.
The Wildcats evened their overall record at 1-1, while Western Oregon fell to 0-2.
At Whitworth 38, Whittier 17
Tevin Tyus and Aaron Cochran led a dominating Whitworth defense that shut down visiting Whittier throughout the second half at the Pine Bowl.
The Pirates improved to 2-0 while Whittier fell to 0-1.
Chapman 57, at Puget Sound 14
Chapman racked up 505 yards of total offense and spread the wealth with five different players running for touchdowns. Chapman (1-0 overall) also got a special-teams score from junior Osayande Aikhionbare, who ran a punt back 55 yards.
Quarterback Braden Foley threw two touchdown passes for the Loggers, going 28 of 40 for 197 yards.
Pacific Lutheran 31, at Cal Lutheran 24
The Cal Lutheran Kingsmen scored 17 points in the second half to erase a 10-point deficit against Pacific Lutheran, but the Lutes got a 7-yard touchdown pass from Dalton Ritchey to Lucas Sontra with 3:48 left to play and escaped the season opener.