Eastern Oregon defeated Montana Western 35-23 on Saturday afternoon.

DILLON–Montana Western’s home opener did not go as planned on Saturday afternoon, as the Bulldogs lost to Eastern Oregon University, 35-23.

Big plays from the Mountaineers’ offense kept Western from beginning its season with a 3-0 record.

Today’s victory is Eastern Oregon’s second straight victory against a ranked opponent to open the season. The Mountaineers upset (2) Southern Oregon 45-40 last week.