- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) - Jordan West threw for a career-high 314 yards and two touchdowns, Quincy Forte scored twice in a 38-point first half and Eastern Washington took advantage of North Dakota’s quarterback woes in a 54-3 Big Sky Conference win on Saturday.

Forte ran for 55 yards for the sixth-ranked Eagles (8-2, 5-1), who were coming off a loss to Northern Arizona. EWU scored 31 points in the second quarter and most starters saw little action after halftime.

North Dakota (3-6, 1-4 Big Sky) trailed 31-0 before getting a 38-yard Reid Taubenheim field goal in the second quarter.

“We gotta just play better football,” UND coach Bubba Schweigert said. “There’s certain things that are taught. Right now, our guys need to believe in what’s being taught, believe in the call and have some faith. We aren’t calling anything any differently than we were a few weeks ago when we were playing better football.”

UND has lost four of its last five games, including the last two on the road by combined score of 89-20. UND came in giving up an average of 36 points when playing on the road. The Eagles bested that total by halftime and it was playing from a hole before the game even started.

UND pulled the redshirt from quarterback Keaton Studsrud before the game. Studsrud replaced injured Ryan Bartels, who had replaced injured Joe Mollberg.

Studsrud completed his first pass for nine yards but struggled after that. He completed five of 19 passes for 37 yards and was intercepted three times.

“It’s tough,” Schweigert said. “As a team, we’ve got to give him a better chance. We never g ot into the game or got into a flow. He’ll learn from it.”

The Eagles, meanwhile, had their way on offense. They scored on all five of their drives in the second quarter. Forte had TD runs of 3 and 6 yards. West threw touchdown passes of 37 yards to Cooper Kupp and 16 yards to Shaq Hill. Moe Roberts took an interception back 26 yards and Tyle McNannay added a 38-yard field goal.

UND managed 92 of its 163 total yards in the first half. EWU had 459 yards.

EWU put the exclamation point on it with two touchdowns in 10 seconds. Cody Hecker scored on a 23-yard run with 12:35 left. Jake Disterhaupt fumbled the ensuing kickoff in the end zone and Jordan Talley fell on it for a 54-3 lead with 12:25 to play.

Kupp caught nine passes for 111 yards for the Eagles.

UND’s Jer Garman ran for 92 yards on 18 carries

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