#18 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2020 Preview

Eastern Washington Eagles
Overall Rank: #18
#4 Big Sky
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Eastern Washington had a bit of an up and down season in 2019 as they ended up missing the FCS Playoffs after making it to the championship game the year before.  The Eagles started off the 2019 campaign 3-5, which resulted in too deep of a hole for then to make up. Winning on the road was also an issue as Eastern Washington was just 2-5 away from home last season. Looking ahead the Eagles will bring back their usual explosive offense and quarterback Eric Barriere so they will light up the scoreboard when they get back on the field. 
2019 Record: 7-5, 6-2
2019 Postseason: None
Coach: Aaron Best (26-12 at Eastern Washington, 26-12 overall)
Offensive Coordinator: Ian Shoemaker
Defensive Coordinator: Eti Ena
Returning Leaders:
Rushing: Eric Barriere, QB, 558 yards
Passing:  Eric Barriere, QB, 3,712 yards
Receiving: Andrew Boston, WR, 730 yards
Tackles: Jack Sendelbach, LB, 94
Sacks: Jack Sendelbach, LB, 3.0
Interceptions: Calin Criner, DB, 4
Other Key Returnees: DB Tre Weed, RB Tamarick Pierce, RB Silas Perreiah, WR Talolo Limu-Jones, WR Johnny Edwards IV, OL Tristen Taylor, DL Mitchell Johnson, K Seth Harrison, DB Anfernee Gurney
Key Losses: RB Antoine Custer Jr., DB Dehonta Hayes, DL Jim Townsend, OL Spencer Blackburn, TE Jayce Gilder, DL Dylan Ledbetter, OL Spencer Blackburn, WR Jayson Williams, OL Kaleb Levao, OL Chris Schlichting
Projected Postseason: FCS Playoffs
2019 Team Stats:
Rushing Offense: 207.8 (19th in nation, 3rd in conference)
Passing Offense: 317.1 (5, 2)
Total Offense: 524.8 (1, 1)
Scoring Offense: 40.6 (2, 1)
Rushing Defense: 179.1 (83, 8)
Pass Defense:  266.3 (112, 9)
Total Defense: 445.4 (104, 9)
Scoring Defense: 34.6 (97, 9)
Turnover Margin: 0.92 (8, 2)
Sacks: 1.50 (94, 10)
Sacks Allowed: 2.50 (80, 8)
Madness 2020 Recruit Rankings:
#267 Malaki Roberson
#281 Wyatt Hansen
#288 Sandrey Mitberg