CHENEY, Wash. (AP)Kekoa Visperas threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, Tuna Altahir scored two touchdowns and Eastern Washington snapped a three-game losing streak with a 45-21 win over Northern Colorado on Saturday night in the season finale for both teams.
Visperas, in his first career start, completed 17 of 21 passes for 235 yards and his 6-yard TD run capped a nine-play, 75-yard opening drive. Altahir finished with 23 carries for 153 yards rushing.
Dylan McCaffrey threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Noah Ford and Nick Ciccio picked off a pass from Visperas and returned it 43 yards for a touchdown to give Northern Colorado (3-8, 2-6 Big Sky) a 14-7 lead late in the second quarter. Silas Perreiah answered with a 2-yard touchdown run and, after the Bears went three-and-out, Visperas hit Altahir for a 7-yard TD to give Eastern Washinton (3-8, 2-6) the lead for good at 21-14 with 28 seconds left in the first half.
Elijah Dotson had 121 yards rushing on 28 carries for Northern Colorado.
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