Eastern Washington lists QB Adams as ‘probable’

Updated: November 18, 2013

Cheney, WA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Eastern Washington football program
received good news Monday as star sophomore quarterback Vernon Adams’
shoulder injury suffered on Saturday against Cal Poly doesn’t appear to be

He is considered probable for the third-ranked Eagles’ final regular-season
game on Saturday against Portland State.

Adams left Saturday’s game against Cal Poly with what was called a
shoulder strain. Afterward, Eagles coach Beau Baldwin told the media that
Adams’ injury was merely a stinger, and that he should be fine going forward.

“He might have been able to play, but we just thought we would do the smart
thing moving forward,” Baldwin said. “Honestly, we didn’t change a lot of what
we were doing with (backup quarterback Anthony Vitto). He went in there
slinging it and he was just fine.”

The Eagles (9-2, 7-0 in the Big Sky Conference) clinched the Big Sky
championship and the conference’s automatic FCS playoff bid with the win over
Cal Poly.

Adams has thrown for 3,602 yards and 41 touchdowns and rushed for 467 yards and
four more scores this season. He is considered one of the leading candidates
for the Walter Payton Award, which honors the outstanding player in the FCS.