Barrier throws for 600 and 7, E Washington rout Idaho 71-21
Eric Barriere threw for 600 yards and seven touchdowns and Eastern Washington set a host of records with a 71-14 victory over Idaho on Saturday.
Barriere’s passing yards set an academic record and he tied the program record for touchdown passes in a game for the second time. With substitute Gunner Talkington adding a touchdown pass, the Eagles set a record for throws scored as well as total offense with 837 yards.
Barriere also had a touchdown but lost 23 rushing yards, although his 578-yard total attack mark set another record. He now has 102 TD passes and a school and conference record 123 TDs in total.
Six different receivers caught at least three passes and three went over 100 yards – Freddie Roberson 192, Andrew Boston 175 and Dennis Merritt 102, all career highs.
The Eagles (7-0, 4-0 Big Sky Conference), ranked second in the FCS Coaching Poll, have their best start since the 1967 team claimed 11 straight wins before losing the NAIA Championship game. They have passed 60 points for the fourth time and have won 20 in a row at home.
Quarterback Zach Borisch ran for 119 yards and a touchdown for the Vandals.
Eastern led 43-14 at halftime as Barriere had 17 of 19 passes for 397 yards and four touchdowns. He finished 26 of 35.