SAN DIEGO - Torero fans can get a sneak preview of the 2017 USD football team on Saturday, August 19th, when the squad lines up for a scrimmage at Torero Stadium at 12 noon. The scrimmage is free to the public. There will be a tailgate brunch beginning at 11:00 a.m. and head coach Dale Lindsey will address the group at 11:30 am. There will also be a bounce house for kids and a post-scrimmage autograph signing session on the field with the players. For more information, please contact the USD Athletics Development office at (619) 260-917 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please Click here to register for tailgate brunch and football scrimmage.
SEASON TICKETS ON SALE: USD offers some outstanding packages for its Torero fans for the five regular season games. All season tickets are located on the south side of the stadium- sections 112-123. An individual season ticket costs $60.00. A USD Faculty/Staff season ticket costs $40.00. USD is excited to offer a new promotion for its recent Torero Graduates (within last 5 years), a season ticket for $40.00. A Family Four Pack (includes two adult and two children season tickets) can be purchased for $180.00. Season tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in-person. USD Faculty/Staff, Recent Graduate and Family Four Pack may only be purchased through the box office, either by phone 619-260-7550 or in-person. To purchase USD football tickets online, CLICK HERE.
TOREROS IN THE POLLS: In the preseason STATS FCS Top-25 Poll, the Toreros find themselves just outside in the No. 30 spot with 250 points in voting. The four teams ahead of them include North Carolina Central (326), Weber State (322), Northern Arizona (307) and McNeese State (261). The Toreros rank No. 29 in the College Football America 2017 Yearbook Preseason FCS Top 30, and were picked No. 25 in the Street & Smith College Football poll.
FIVE GAME HOME SCHEDULE: The Toreros will open up the 2017 campaign on Saturday, September 2nd with a 2:00 p.m. contest against Western New Mexico University. USD's remaining four home games will also kickoff at 2:00 p.m. -- Butler (Sept. 23), Morehead State (Oct. 14), Drake (Nov. 4) and Marist (Nov. 18).
PRESEASON RECOGNITION:The 2017 Toreros had a league-high seven players named to the preseason All-PFL Team - senior defensive end Jonathan Petersen (Poway, Calif.) and senior offensive tackle Miles McArdle (Napa, Calif.) were selected for the second consecutive year. Joining them on this year's preseason team are redshirt junior QB Anthony Lawrence (La Mesa, California), senior TE Ross Dwelley (El Dorado Hills, Calif.), senior offensive center Joe Hurney (Charlotte, North Carolina), redshirt junior offensive tackle Daniel Cooney (Western Springs, Illinois) and senior safety Ray Clark (Brentwood, California). Two Toreros have been recognized with preseason STATS FCS All-America honors – offensive tackle Daniel Cooney is a 2nd Team selection, and defensive end Jonathan Petersen is 3rd Team. Quarterback Anthony Lawrence enters the 2017 campaign as a STATS FCS Walter Payton Award Watch candidate. The award is given to the top offensive FCS player at the end of the season.
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