Toreros host Marist Red Foxes Saturday at 2pm
Ryan Belden ranks #5 in FCS punting

Oct. 8, 2013

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GAME #6: The USD Toreros (2-0 PFL, 3-2), under the direction of first year head coach Dale Lindsey, play host to the Marist Red Foxes (2-0 PFL, 3-2) on Saturday, October 12th. Game time is slated for 2:00 p.m. at Walter J. Zable Field at Torero Stadium. It is USD's Homecoming/Family Weekend contest.

The Last Meeting
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SERIES RECORD: USD leads the series 8-0 including last year's 34-10 victory at Marist on December 1st that clinched a share of their second straight PFL championship... Last year's game was originally scheduled for November 3rd, but was cancelled due to Storm Sandy... Mason Mills went 23-34 for 422 yards and 2 TDs... WR Reggie Bell hauled in 7 balls for 143 yards and 2 scores... Prior to last season the three previous outcomes were by 7 points or less - 2011 (13-7), 2010 (14-10) and 2009 (17-10).

WEBCAST/VIDEO STREAM: Saturday's contest will be webcast with Jack Cronin (play-by-play) and JT Rogan (color analyst) bringing you all the action. The pre-game begins at 1:50 p.m. (PDT). The video/audio feed will be streamed at www.usdtoreros.com.

A LOOK AHEAD: The Toreros head to the midwest for an October 19th contest against the Dayton Flyers in Dayton, Ohio. Game time is 3:00 p.m. (PDT).

PFL STANDINGS/SCHEDULE FOR OCT. 12TH: San Diego (2-0 PFL, 3-2), Butler, (2-0, 4-2), Marist (2-0, 3-2), Morehead State (2-1, 2-4), Mercer (1-1 PFL, 4-1), Dayton (1-1, 3-2), Drake (1-1, 2-3), Valparaiso (1-1, 2-3), Jacksonville (1-2, 2-4), Campbell (0-2, 1-4), Stetson (0-2, 1-4), Davidson (0-2, 0-5). Other upcoming PFL Games: Valparaiso at Mercer, (12 noon), Campbell at Butler (1pm), Dayton at Stetson (1pm), Drake at Davidson (1pm).

JAMES EARNS PFL AND CFPA RECOGNITION: Senior running back Kenn James (San Diego, Calif.) was USD senior running back Kenn James (San Diego, Calif.) was named the Pioneer Football League Special Teams player of the week for his performance in the Toreros 45-13 home victory over Mercer this past Saturday. James took back the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown to jump start USD win over previously unbeaten Mercer. His 95-yard return for a score matched his personal best set two seasons ago against Davidson (10-1-11). James made the most of his one return giving the Toreros a lead they would never relinquish. In the fourth quarter he would add a 50-yard touchdown run from scrimmage to finish the day with 181 all-purpose yards. Additionally, James was tabbed the CFPA Special Teams player of the week by College Football Performance Awards for all FCS players.

TORERO TIDBITS: USD enters Saturday's game owning a PFL-best eight straight league wins (home and away) dating back to last season... Among PFL teams, USD ranks first in total offense (497.4), pass efficiency (172.6), kickoff coverage (40.8), and field goals (6-6, 1.000)... Among PFL players, Mason Mills ranks first in total offense (291.0) and pass efficiency (174.6 rating), Reggie Bell ranks first in receptions per game (6.2 catches; 31 receptions for 538 yards & 3 TDs)... In FCS stats, Mills is #2 in completion percentage (.720), #4 in pass efficiency and #8 in passing yards per game (306.8)... Bell ranks #10 in receiving yards and #13 in receiving yards per game (107.6)... Saturday's win over Mercer marked the first game ever that USD had three receivers total 100+ yards in receiving - Bell (127 yards on 7 receptions, 1 TD), Sam Hoekstra (121 yards on 4 catches, 1 TD) and Brandon White (111 yards on 6 catches, 1 TD)... Over past two games against PFL's newest members (Stetson & Mercer), USD's offense scored 104 points while the defense pitched six quarters of shutout ball and gave up 13 points.

TOREROS DEFEAT MERCER 45-13: The USD Toreros improved to 2-0 in PFL play its convincing 45-13 win as they handed the Mercer Bears (4-1, 1-1 PFL) their first loss of the season. Senior Mason Mills was nearly perfect on the day as he completed 23-of-27 passes for 413 yards and 3 touchdowns. At the end of the first period with USD ahead 21-7, Mills' stat line was 9-for-9 for 184 yards and 2 touchdown passes. Senior Kenn James began the game by returning the opening kickoff 95 yards for a 7-0 lead. The 95-yard return was the fifth longest in program history, and matched his personal best. Other offensive stars besides Mills and the entire offensive line included James (86 yards rushing, 1 TD), Reggie Bell (7 catches for 127 yards, 1 TD), Brandon White (6 receptions for 111 yards, 1 TD) and Sam Hoekstra (4 catches for 121 yards, 1 TD). The Torero defense was up to the challenge as they limited the Bears to just 295 yards of offense (107 rush, 122 pass). Senior captain Robbie Beathard led the way with 7 tackles, and 2 pass break-ups. Zach Devaney chipped in with 7 tackles, while senior defensive end Blake Oliaro added 6 tackles, 1 sack (-7 yards), 2 tackles for loss (-9) and 1 quarterback hurry. Free safety Matt Miller added 6 stops and corner Toney Sawyer finished with 5 tackles and an interception. Freshman punter Ryan Belden averaged 51.8 yards on 4 punts, including an 80-yarder on his first attempt.

MILLS SETS ONE MORE PASSING RECORD: Senior QB Mason Mills, who was recognized by the San Diego Hall of Champions as a star of the month for September, set another Torero all-time passing record this past Saturday... With his 4th completion he became the program's all-time leader in that department... Two weeks ago at Stetson he set the all-time mark for attempts... Now with career totals of 744-for-1,105 for 9,170 yards and 71 TDs, his next targeted record will be in passing yards... Mills is chasing current NFL quarterback Josh Johnson (2004-07) who finished with numbers of 724-for-1,065 for 9,699 yards and 113 touchdowns.... Johnson is in his 6th year of NFL action and is currently with the Cincinnati Bengals... Although Mills won't catch Johnson for career TD passes, he just needs 5 more to pass by #2 Eric Rasmussen (75, 2000-03).

JAMES CLOSING IN ON 2,000 RUSHING YARDS: Senior running back Kenn James (San Diego, Calif.) continues to be the team's top rusher with 419 yards on just 50 carries (8.4 yards per carry average)... James will enter the Marist game with 1,997 career rushing yards (7th all-time in school history)... Holding down the 6th spot is Joe Henry (2,085 yards from 1978-81)... The all-time mark for rushing yards is held by current USD football radio analyst JT Rogan (3,559 yards from 2005-09).

BELDEN TOP PUNTER IN PFL: Freshman punter Ryan Belden (Diamon Bar, Calif.) ranks #1 among PFL punters, and is 5th overall in the FCS with his 45.1 yards per punt average... He owns four punts of 50+ yards, and has 5 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line... This past Saturday against Mercer he boomed an 80-yarder and finished the game with 4 punts for 207 yards (51.8 average)... His 80 yard punt ranks second all-time in Torero history and is the longest in over 55 years... The Torero record was set by Vern Valdez n 1957 vs. Mexico Polytechnic.

SCOUTING THE MARIST RED FOXES: Marist (2-0 PFL, 3-2 overall) comes to town riding a three-game winning streak, and their first 2-0 PFL start... The three-game streak is the program's longest since 2009 (six)... RS-Senior defensive end Terrence Fede was named the PFL Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the the team's 37-0 win over Valparaiso last Saturday... He totaled 8 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, 1 sack, and 4 quarterback hurries... It was the team's first shutout since the 2009 season (also against Valparaiso)... Among their 22 starters listed on their two-deep, the breakdown includes 17 seniors, 4 juniors and just one sophomore... This past weekend senior QB Chuck Looney completed 11-of-15 passes for 188 yards and 2 TDs... WR Bartley Leneghan hauled in 4 balls for 126 yards and 1 TD... RB Atiq Lucas led the ground attack with 59 yards and 1 TD on 10 carries... The team's 3-game winning streak includes wins at Georgetown (43-23), at Dayton (31-20) and vs. Valparaiso (37-0)... Season leaders include Looney (95-171 for 1,140 yards and 10 TDs), Lucas (272 yards, 4 TDs), Leneghan (23 receptions for 348 yards, 2 TDs), WR Armani Martin (22 catches for 308 yards, 5 TDs), FS Nick Kaszei (50 tackles, 2 forced fumbles), LB Paul Sakowski (33 stops, 2 sacks) and CB Jack Marston (31 tackles, 6 pass break-ups)... Head Coach Jim Parady is in his 23rd year with Marist and 22nd year as the head coach (110-112-1).

 

 

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