QBs shine in Eastern Washington spring game

Cheney, WA (SportsNetwork.com) – The quarterbacks were on target in the Eastern
Washington spring football game on Saturday.

Junior Jordan West, the expected starter, and redshirt freshmen Gage Gubrud and
Reilly Hennessey combined to complete 27-of-32 pass attempts for 332 yards and
two touchdowns.

The Eagles, three-time defending Big Sky Conference champions, are replacing
All-American signal caller Vernon Adams Jr., who has announced he will transfer
to Oregon for his senior season.

West was 10-of-14 for 112 yards, Gubrud was 10-of-11 for 149 yards and a
touchdown, and Hennessey was 7-of-7 for 71 yards and a touchdown. The offense
scored 39 points in the 60-play scrimmage.

“More than anything, we just wanted to see them continue to progress and just
grow with a lot of the little things,” head coach Beau Baldwin said of his
quarterbacks. “Things like seeing and knowing where your check-downs are,
getting rid of it hot, seeing the play clock and not allowing it to run out and
get a delay of game.”

Redshirt freshman running back Ashanti Kindle scored on two 1-yard runs. Alek
Kacmarcik had seven tackles on defense, while Kody Beckering collected six
tackles, a tackle for loss, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry.

After the scrimmage, Eagle players and staff received their Big Sky Conference
championship rings from the 2014 season.

Eastern Washington finished with an 11-3 record and a No. 4 final ranking in
The Sports Network FCS Top 25 last year.

The Eagles will open Baldwin’s eighth season on Sept. 5 with a visit to Oregon.