And the Eagles have proven a tough foe beyond the Oregon State upset last year. They barely lost to Washington State 24-20 in 2012 and the year before, they all but pulled off the upset against UW in a 30-27 loss. In both games, the Husky game in particular, they decisively won the total yards battle -- (EWU 469 – WSU 355); (EWU 504 – UW 250).
EWU holds a .718 winning percentage the last six seasons, including an FCS Championship in 2010.
The WSU-EWU game announced Wednesday is scheduled for Sept. 15, 2018 in Martin Stadium.
"Eastern Washington has built a tremendous program over the years and continuing this series is of great appeal for college football fans throughout the Pacific Northwest," said Bill Moos in a statement released by WSU.
The Cougars and Eagles will also meet Sept. 3, 2016 in Pullman.
Washington State has won all three previous meetings in the series, including the 24-20 victory in 2012 in Pullman, the first victory for Mike Leach as the Cougar head coach. The two other meetings saw the Cougars post wins of 46-0 and 73-0 in 1907 and 1908, respectively.
Cougs will host Eastern Washington in '18 too
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