Sept. 17, 2013
Dale Lindsey, play host to the Harvard Crimson (0-0) this Saturday, September 21st. Kickoff is scheduled for 12 noon at Walter J. Zable Field at Torero Stadium.
SERIES RECORD: Met for the first time last season in Cambridge with Harvard coming away with a 28-13 victory... The Toreros held a 13-7 lead early in the fourth quarter before giving up three straight touchdowns... QB Mason Mills had a busy day setting school records for passing attempts (63) and completions (38) while finishing with 354 yards... WR Brandon White had a career day hauling in 12 passes for 135 yards... Defensively the Toreros were paced by Zach Devaney, Zach Dunaj and Blake Oliaro, each with 7 stops.
WEBCAST/VIDEO STREAM: Saturday's contest will be webcast live with Jack Cronin (play-by-play) and JT Rogan (color analyst) calling the action. The pre-game begins at 11:50 am (PDT). The audio-video feed, along with live stats, will be streamed at www.usdtoreros.com.
A LOOK AHEAD: The Toreros close out the month with their Pioneer Football League opener at Stetson University on September 28th. Game time is 10:00 a.m. (PDT).
PFL STANDINGS/SCHEDULE FOR SEPT. 21ST: Jacksonville (1-0 PFL, 1-2), Mercer (0-0, 2-0), Butler, (0-0, 2-1), Dayton (0-0, 2-1), San Diego (0-0, 1-1), Stetson (0-0, 1-1), Campbell (0-0, 1-2), Marist (0-0, 1-2), Davidson (0-0, 0-2), Drake (0-0, 0-2), Valparaiso (0-0, 0-3), Morehead State (0-1 PFL, 0-3). Upcoming Games: Warner at Jacksonville, Davidson at Johnson C. Smith, Indianapolis at Drake, Dartmouth at Butler, Berry at Mercer, Birmingham-Southern at Stetson, Eastern Kentucky at Morehead State. Off week: Campbell, Dayton, Marist, Valparaiso.
TOREROS HOLD OFF WESTERN NEW MEXICO 38-35: In their last outing back on September 7th the Toreros hosted Western New Mexico and held on for a 38-35 victory... QB Mason Mills threw for 313 yards and 3 touchdowns, and running back Joe Ferguson rushed for 156 yards and found the endzone twice... In the 1st quarter the Toreros jumped out to an early 10-0 lead behind a Ferguson 55-yard TD run and David Last 36-yard field goal... Following a WNMU 72-yard TD score from QB Mitch Glassman to Ronnell Pompey, USD answered with their own 66-yard TD connection from Mills to Sam Hoekstra for a 17-7 lead... The Mustangs outscored USD 13-7 in the 2nd quarter, but a Brandon White 4-yard TD reception gave USD a 24-20 intermission lead... In the 3rd period WNMU took a 27-24 lead, but Ferguson hauled in a 4-yard TD from Mills and redshirt freshman Bug Rivera bolted into the endzone from 31 yards out for a 38-27 cushion with 2:24 to go... WNMU's Glassman (20-32 for 351 yards and 4 TDs) directed the Mustangs to one more score to pull them within three points, but their ensuing onside kickoff was unsuccessful and the Toreros would run out the clock over the final 50 seconds... For the game USD amassed 583 yards of total offense (270 rush, 313 pass)... Mills completed 15-of-27 passes for 313 yards and 3 touchdowns... Ferguson rushed 15 times for his 156 yards and 1 score, while also hauling in 3 passes for 15 yards and 1 TD... A trio of receivers also turned in solid games - Brandon White (5-49, 1 TD), Sam Hoekstra (4-144, 1 TD) and Reggie Bell (3-105)... Defensively for the Toreros Zach Devaney had a team-high 9 tackles to go with 1 sack... He was followed by freshman CB Jamal Agnew (8 tackles, 2 break-ups), safety Robbie Beathard (7 tackles), linebacker Troy McClelland (5 stops, 1 sack), safety Matt Miller (5 stops), tackle Clint Johnson (5 stops, 1 sack), end Steve Garguilo (5 tackles) and linebacker Michael Ruffino (5 stops).
TORERO TIDBITS: This marks the third straight game this season where USD's opponent is playing their season opener... Torero leaders through two games include QB Mason Mills (44-63 for 543 yards, 5 TDs), RB Joe Ferguson (186 yards, 1 TD), RB Kenn James (119 yards), WR Reggie Bell (12-214 yards, 1 TD), WR Sam Hoekstra (10-181, 1 TD), kicker David Last (12 points, 2-2 FG, 6-7 PAT), punter Ryan Belden (41.8 average on 10 punts), LB Zach Devaney (17 tackles, 3.5 TFL), safety Matt Miller (16 tackles), and CB Jamal Agnew (15 stops)... Among FCS teams, USD ranks 8th in team passing efficiency (167.24 rating) and time of possession (34:20), and is tied for 7th in first downs defense (34)... USD also ranks 11th in total offense (488.5).
USD TABBED PFL FAVORITE IN PRESEASON COACHES POLL: USD, which has won a share of the last two PFL regular season titles, was picked to win the 2013 PFL crown in a preseason vote of the league's coaches. San Diego received five of a possible 11 first-place votes and 111 of a maximum 121 points as coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team in the poll. Following USD was Butler (4 votes, 110 points), Jacksonville (2 votes; 99 points), Drake (1 vote; 99 points), Dayton (85 points), Marist (67 points), Morehead State (65 points), Campbell (49 points), Davidson (42 points), Valparaiso (32 points), Mercer (20 points), Stetson (13 points).
SCOUTING THE HARVARD CRIMSON: This will be Harvard's 2013 season opener and their first trip to California since 1949... Over the past twelve seasons (2001-2012), Harvard owns the best overall winning percentage among FCS programs at 79.8 percent (95-24 record)... With 42 Division I sports, Harvard University boasts the largest Division I athletic program in the country... Last year Harvard finished 8-2 overall and 5-2 in the Ivy League (2nd place)... Head Coach Tim Murphy, who is beginning his 20th season at the helm (128-61 record), returns 15 starters (6 offense, 6 defense, 3 specialists) and 46 lettermen... Following last season's 28-13 win over San Diego to open up the 2012 campaign, Harvard reeled off four more wins to begin the season 5-0... Their two losses came on the road at Princeton (39-34) and Penn (30-21)... For the season Harvard outscored its opponents 394-174... This year's squad will be led by four players that earned All-Ivy honors a year ago - senior linebacker Josh Boyd (2013 team captain, 1st Team All-Ivy), junior defensive end Zach Hodges (1st Team All-Ivy), senior tight end Cameron Brate (1st Team All-Ivy) and senior defensive tackle Nnamdi Obukwelu (2nd Team All-Ivy)... Boyd led the squad in tackles with 67 stops, while Brate hauled in 41 receptions for 592 yards and 6 touchdowns.
NCAA DIVISION I FCS PLAYOFFS: For the first time, the Pioneer Football League regular-season champion will receive an automatic bid into the Division I Football Championship. The championship will expand to 24 teams this season with 11 automatic bids and 13 at-large berths. The football selection committee will select eight national seeds, which will receive a first-round bye. The remaining 16 teams will be placed into the first round spots with emphasis on geographical proximity.
Men's Soccer Kicks Off Season In NC
Coach McFadden & Michael Turner Preview Matches vs Duke & Elon.
Softball Golf Tournament Promo
September 17th at Bernardo Heights CC.
Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Wright
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Training Camp Update
Team prepares for Saturday scrimmage.
Meet the Toreros: Patricia Brossmann
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Meet the Toreros: Mark Carbone
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Meet the Toreros: Madison Pollock
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Women's Soccer In the Community
Toreros host soccer skills clinic at Linda Vista Elementary.
Meet the Toreros: Juwan Gray
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Toreros Open Training Camp
The USD women's soccer team began training camp today.
Meet the Toreros: Nassir Barrino
6'0" freshman guard from Newark, New Jersey.
Meet the Toreros: José Martinez
6'10" freshman forward from Cayey, Puerto Rico.
Meet the Toreros: Frank Ryder
6'10" freshman forward from Boulder, Colo.
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Jordan Angus - Male Torero of the Year
Angus reflects on his time at USD
Malina Hood - Female Torero of the Year
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NCAA Tournament Preview
San Diego faces Vanderbilt in first round
2016 Celebration of Excellence
Behind the Scenes at the COE
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Men's Tennis senior Day
The Toreros host LMU and Pepperdine Saturday and Sunday
Softball WCC Preview
The Toreros host Saint Mary's Saturday and Sunday
2016 San Diego Crew Classic
The Toreros show speed against the nation's top crews
The Torero Baseball Experience
Kris Bryant & Brian Matusz reflect on their time at USD
MBB Senior Night
Jito Kok and Duda Sanadze prepare for the final home game
USD Baseball Season Preview
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USD Softball Season Preview
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USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
Men's Tennis 2016
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Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.
City Championship Highlights
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Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences
Toreros Return Home
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Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game
San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend
USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far
WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win
Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner
Torero Community Service
USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego
Men's Basketball Camp Update
Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season
Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game
Toreros look for 4th straight win
Pack the Stadium Night
ITA All-American's Preview
Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare
USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak
Toreros First True Road Game of 2015
CSUN and UCSB Preview
Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak
Aztec Invite Recap
Both Squads Finish Second
Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival
Highlights from 45-21 win
2015 Home Opener
Previewing Western New Mexico
Volleyball Tournament Preview
A preview of the USD Tournament
Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.