The Eagles played in the spring of 2021 and went 5-2, with a 5-1 record in the Big Sky Conference. The Eagles qualified for the FCS playoffs, but lost in the first round to North Dakota State, 42-20.
The Eagles will be led by Barriere, who was the runner-up for the Walter Payton Award, given to the best offensive player in FCS. Last season he completed 61.8 percent of his passes for 2,439 yards, 19 touchdowns and 2,583 total yards of offense. He enters 2021 with more than 10,000 yards of total offense for his career at EWU.
The Eagles open the season on Sept. 2 at UNLV. The Eagles host Central Washington on Sept. 11, followed by a home game against Western Illinois on Sept. 18. The Eagles start Big Sky play on Sept. 25 at Southern Utah.
The FCS section of the College Football America 2021 Yearbook features 28 pages of content including:
- National FCS preview;
- FCS preseason Starting Lineup;
- Preview of each FCS conference;
- Capsules for every FCS team, including 2020 results and 2021 schedules;
- Twenty color action, coach and stadium photos.
The College Football America 2021 Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.
The print edition is available online via Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble.