Eastern Washington finally showed signs of life when Matt Johnson intercepted a Graham Harrell pass and returned it 37 yards to the Tech 7 on the third play of the second period. Three plays later, Eastern Washington tailback Alexis Alexander dove into the end zone from the 1-yard line to cut Tech's lead to 21-7.
But the Red Raiders took the ensuing kickoff and drove 90 yards in nine plays, finishing the drive with a 1-yard dive by tailback Shannon Woods, who scored his second TD of the game. That pushed Tech's lead back up to 21 at 28-7 with 10:54 remaining in the first half.
_ Dwain Price