Coach Beau Baldwin wanted to play both quarterbacks, and each delivered. Adams was 17 of 21 for 169 yards and two TDs for the Eagles (6-1, 5-0 Big Sky). Padron finished up, going 9 for 16 for 173 yards, including a 52-yard TD pass to Brandon Kaufman that put Eastern Washington up 31-21 with 11:22 left in the game.
Kaufman had six catches for 102 yards, while Greg Herd caught nine passes for 109 yards and two TDs.
Sacramento State (5-3, 3-2) was outgained 454-288 in total yards, but stayed close by going 8 for 14 on third-down conversions. The Hornets pulled within 31-28 on a 6-yard pass from Mason Magleby to T.J. Knowles with 3:05 remaining, but didn't get the ball back until there was 21 seconds remaining.