On the next possession, on a third-down play from the PSU 48-yard line, Johnson had his second interception of the day to clinch the title for the Eagles.

“They are rare,” said Baldwin of the league title – his fourth as either an Eastern assistant coach (2004, 2005) and head coach (2010, 2012). “We want to make them the norm, but it’s not easy. When you win a Big Sky title it’s special and you feel good about it. Now we’ll move on to our second season so to speak.

“It feels like we’ve been through a war the last nine weeks with no bye,” he added. “We’ll wake up Sunday and see where we are.”