The 2014 FCS season kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET Aug. 23 with Eastern Washington playing host to Sam Houston State. Among the players to watch are EWU preseason All-America quarterback Vernon Adams, while tackle Donald Jackson III anchors the Bearkats' offensive line.
NCAA.com will be highlighting EWU and SHSU as the schools countdown to kickoff -- and follow on Twitter with #FCSKickoff:
TOUCHDOOOOWN EAGS!! VA with the quick handoff to FB Zach Wemberly puts EWU on top by 2 TDs to start the 4th quarter! #GoEags #FCSkickoff — EWU Athletics (@EWUAthletics) August 23, 2014
Quincy Forte with 147 yards rushing for @EWUAthletics today... here's his longest run: http://t.co/ORHjXAXB2k
— FCS Football (@NCAA_FCS) August 23, 2014
Vernon Adams 'grateful' to be with Eagles
Five more questions with Beau Baldwin
NCAA.com caught up with the Eastern Washington head coach one more time before Saturday's game.
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All fans on Saturday will get a commemorative poster of kickoff as the leave the game. It will be printed during the game. Cool, huh?— EWU Athletics (@EWUAthletics) August 22, 2014
Coming Saturday? WEAR RED? Let's have one big Inferno from the field to the top of the stands! pic.twitter.com/UYda4fStva— EWU Athletics (@EWUAthletics) August 21, 2014
Five questions with Beau Baldwin
NCAA.com caught up with the Eastern Washington head coach before Saturday's game.
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We've got a social media ambassador team ready to bring you the 8-23-14 game from the fans' eyes. Stay tuned. #GoEags— EWU Athletics (@EWUAthletics) August 18, 2014
Gameweek 1: Sam Houston St BearKats vs. Eastern Washington Eagles... BIG work ahead to get done, let's get it!!! #EatEmUpKats— RODRIQUE WRIGHT (@CoachRodWright) August 18, 2014
6 days until kickoff... pic.twitter.com/C8ppnfcnqJ— SHSU Athletics (@BearkatSports) August 17, 2014
Taking a pregame ride around the locker room...on a bike. Scrimmage at 9:50#goeags pic.twitter.com/CXzAeyT3QB— EWU Athletics (@EWUAthletics) August 16, 2014
Did you know SHSU Football won 8 games by double-digits last season? One of which came against Eastern Washington... pic.twitter.com/P0EfIIYHku— SHSU Athletics (@BearkatSports) August 15, 2014
Want a 2014 Football poster but can't make it to Cheney? Send your address to firstname.lastname@example.org - shipping may apply. pic.twitter.com/HqXrPkYUjK— EWU Athletics (@EWUAthletics) August 11, 2014
Eastern Washington Outlook: http://t.co/oVOz7BOTvl— FCS Football News (@FCS_Football) August 14, 2014