Photos: Illinois State vs. EWU, FCS Quarterfinals

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Eastern Washington ended its season 11-3 after losing 59-46 to Illinois State in the quarterfinal of the Football Championship Subdivision. Eastern Washington's quarterbak Vernon Adams threw for 425 yards and 3 touchdowns, but was sacked 4 times and had 2 interceptions. Illinois State's running back Marshaun Coprich ran for 259 yards and 4 touchdowns. Illinois State will head to east to face New Hampshire next week in the semifinals.

Drew Blincow, left, paints Brianna Duren's face before the game. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Drew Blincow, left, paints Brianna Duren's face before the game.

Eastern Washington fans cheer as the EWU flags are carried around the sidelines before the game. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Eastern Washington fans cheer as the EWU flags are carried around the sidelines before the game.

Eastern Washington running back Cody Hecker (36) encourages fans to cheer. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Eastern Washington running back Cody Hecker (36) encourages fans to cheer.

Illinois State defensive back Mike Banks (24) breaks up a pass intended for Eastern Washington wide receiver Cory Mitchell during the first half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Illinois State defensive back Mike Banks (24) breaks up a pass intended for Eastern Washington wide receiver Cory Mitchell during the first half.

Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) runs after making a catch against Illinois State defensive back DraShane Glass (14) during the first half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) runs after making a catch against Illinois State defensive back DraShane Glass (14) during the first half.

Eastern Washington running back Quincy Forte, right, scores a touchdown against Illinois State during the first half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Eastern Washington running back Quincy Forte, right, scores a touchdown against Illinois State during the first half.

Illinois State running back Marshaun Coprich (25) is brought down by Eastern Washington linebacker Cody McCarthy (47) during the first half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Illinois State running back Marshaun Coprich (25) is brought down by Eastern Washington linebacker Cody McCarthy (47) during the first half.

Illinois State wide receiver Jon-Marc Anderson (6) catches pass against Eastern Washington defensive back Tevin McDonald during the first half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Illinois State wide receiver Jon-Marc Anderson (6) catches pass against Eastern Washington defensive back Tevin McDonald during the first half.

Illinois State wide receiver Jon-Marc Anderson (6) is brought down by Eastern Washington defensive back Tevin McDonald (7) during the first half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Illinois State wide receiver Jon-Marc Anderson (6) is brought down by Eastern Washington defensive back Tevin McDonald (7) during the first half.

Illinois State running back Brady Tibbits (30) runs for a touchdown against Eastern Washington. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Illinois State running back Brady Tibbits (30) runs for a touchdown against Eastern Washington.

Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. (3) runs against Illinois State during the first half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. (3) runs against Illinois State during the first half.

Illinois State linebacker Meehan Pat (33) breaks up a pass intended for Eastern Washington tight end Zach Wimberly (9) during the first half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Illinois State linebacker Meehan Pat (33) breaks up a pass intended for Eastern Washington tight end Zach Wimberly (9) during the first half.

Eastern Washington cheerleaders perform during the first half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Eastern Washington cheerleaders perform during the first half.

Eastern Washington wide receiver Shaq Hill (1) runs against Illinois State during the first half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Eastern Washington wide receiver Shaq Hill (1) runs against Illinois State during the first half.

Eastern Washington running back Jabari Wilson (2) runs in for a touchdown against Illinois State linebacker Alex Donnelly (40) during the first half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Eastern Washington running back Jabari Wilson (2) runs in for a touchdown against Illinois State linebacker Alex Donnelly (40) during the first half.

Eastern Washington running back Jabari Wilson, right, celebrates with teammate wide receiver Cooper Kupp during the second half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Eastern Washington running back Jabari Wilson, right, celebrates with teammate wide receiver Cooper Kupp during the second half.

Illinois State running back Marshaun Coprich (25) runs against Eastern Washington during the second half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Illinois State running back Marshaun Coprich (25) runs against Eastern Washington during the second half.

Illinois State running back Jamal Towns (38) avoids a tackle by Eastern Washington defensive back Victor Gamboa (27) during the second half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Illinois State running back Jamal Towns (38) avoids a tackle by Eastern Washington defensive back Victor Gamboa (27) during the second half.

Illinois State running back Marshaun Coprich (25) scores a touchdown against Eastern Washington during the second half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Illinois State running back Marshaun Coprich (25) scores a touchdown against Eastern Washington during the second half.

Eastern Washington mascot, Swoop, walks along the sidelines during the second half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Eastern Washington mascot, Swoop, walks along the sidelines during the second half.

Illinois State quarterback Tre Roberson (5) stretches the ball forward as he is brought down by Eastern Washington defensive back Tevin McDonald (7) during the second half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Illinois State quarterback Tre Roberson (5) stretches the ball forward as he is brought down by Eastern Washington defensive back Tevin McDonald (7) during the second half.

Illinois State running back Marshaun Coprich (25) runs against Eastern Washington during the second half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Illinois State running back Marshaun Coprich (25) runs against Eastern Washington during the second half.

Illinois State quarterback Tre Roberson (5) runs in for a touchdown against Eastern Washington during the second half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Illinois State quarterback Tre Roberson (5) runs in for a touchdown against Eastern Washington during the second half.

Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. (3) looks for a teammate to pass to against Illinois State during the second half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. (3) looks for a teammate to pass to against Illinois State during the second half.

Illinois State wide receiver Lechein Neblett (85) catches a pass he runs in for a touchdown against Eastern Washington defensive back Victor Gamboa (27) during the second half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Illinois State wide receiver Lechein Neblett (85) catches a pass he runs in for a touchdown against Eastern Washington defensive back Victor Gamboa (27) during the second half.

Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) hauls in a touchdown pass against Illinois State linebacker Meehan Pat (33) during the second half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) hauls in a touchdown pass against Illinois State linebacker Meehan Pat (33) during the second half.

Illinois State players prepare to take the field against Eastern Washington during the second half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Illinois State players prepare to take the field against Eastern Washington during the second half.

Eastern Washington players watch during the final minutes of the second half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Eastern Washington players watch during the final minutes of the second half.

Illinois State running back Jamal Towns (38) is brought against Eastern Washington defensive lineman Matthew Sommer, top, and linebacker Miquiyah Zamora during the second half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Illinois State running back Jamal Towns (38) is brought against Eastern Washington defensive lineman Matthew Sommer, top, and linebacker Miquiyah Zamora during the second half.

Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin walks off the field with his players after a timeout during the second half. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin walks off the field with his players after a timeout during the second half.