Oct. 29, 2013
Dale Lindsey, play the first of two straight PFL road games at Valparaiso (1-4 PFL, 1-7) this Saturday, November 2nd. Game time is 10:00 a.m. (PDT) from Brown Field.
SERIES RECORD: This will be the 21st meeting between USD and Valparaiso with the Toreros owning a commanding 15-5 advantage... Including last year's 51-14 win in San Diego, the Toreros have won the last nine meetings... In last year's win over the Crusaders, the Toreros were paced by running back Kenn James (13 carries for 140 yards, 1 TD), quarterback Mason Mills (17-20 for 242 yards, 3 TDs) and receiver Sam Hoekstra (5 catches for 133 yards, including a 52-yard TD reception).
WEBCAST: Saturday's contest will be webcast with Jack Cronin (play-by-play) bringing you all the action. The pre-game begins at 10:50 a.m. (PDT).
A LOOK AHEAD: The Toreros head to Morehead, Kentucky, to take on Morehead State (Nov. 9th, 10 am PST) for their final PFL regular-season road contest.
PFL STANDINGS/SCHEDULE FOR NOV. 2ND: Dayton (4-1, 6-2), San Diego, (4-1, 5-3), Butler (4-1 PFL, 6-3), Marist (4-1, 5-3), Mercer (3-1 PFL, 7-1), Jacksonville (3-2, 4-4), Drake (3-2, 4-4), Morehead State (3-2, 3-5), Valparaiso (1-4, 1-7), Stetson (0-4, 1-6), Campbell (0-5, 1-7), Davidson (0-5, 0-8). Other upcoming PFL Games: Butler at Dayton (1pm), Campbell at Stetson (1pm), Mercer at Davidson (1pm), Morehead State at Drake (2pm).
MILLS AND BELDEN GARNER PFL WEEKLY AWARDS: Senior quarterback Mason Mills (Coronado, Calif.) and freshman punter Ryan Belden (Diamond Bar, Calif.) were honored by the Pioneer Football League as players of the week for their performances in Saturday's 42-14 home victory over Butler. Mills, who was selected co-Offensive Player of the Week with Chuckie Looney of Marist, completed 26-of-36 passes for 407 yards and 5 touchdowns. In leading USD to a 35-7 halftime advantage, Mills had totals of 15-for-19 passing for 297 yards with touchdown throws of 7 yards to Brandon White, 40 yards to Reggie Bell and 54 yards to Sam Hoekstra. His 54-yarder to Hoekstra also made him just the 5th PFL passer to reach the 10,000 yards milestone. Belden helped keep the Butler Bulldogs bottled up all afternoon, averaging 46.0 yards on four kicks in the victory. He had two punts go for 50 or more yards, including a 59-yard bomb from his own end zone, and two punts downed inside the 20-yard line. Belden also had a 50-yard punt that was downed inside the Butler 10-yard line. His final punt was his shortest, a 32-yard boot that was fair-caught inside the Butler 20-yard line, Through 8 games this season Mills leads all PFL passers in total offense (308.2), passing yards per game (321.0) and pass efficiency (169.0 rating). Belden leads the PFL in punting with his 43.7 average. Included in his 31 punts on the season is an 80-yarder, 11 inside the opponent's 20-yard line and 7 of 50 yards or more.
TORERO TIDBITS: In Saturday's win over Butler Mason Mills became the fifth PFL passer to crack 10,000 passing yards... With 10,204 yards, Mills moved past Drake's Mike Piatkowski (10,200) and is chasing Jonathan Carkhuff of Davidson (10,246) who is still competing this seaosn, Zach Lewis of Morehead State (10,251) and Josh McGregor of Jacksonville (11,230)... With his five touchdown passes against Butler, Mills now has 89 career TD passes, second only to Josh Johnson (113, 2004-07)... Senior receive Sam Hoekstra reached a new milestone as he cracked the 2,000 yards receiving mark... With 9 receptions for 175 yards and 1 TD, Hoekstra's new career totals are 2,145 yards on 169 receptions (12.7 ave.) with 16 touchdowns... A couple of other Torero receivers moving up the charts include redshirt junior Reggie Bell and junior Brandon White... Bell leads the team this season with 47 receptions for 812 yards... He has already matched his previous season high of 47 from a year ago... His career stats stand at 114 receptions for 1,707 yards and 14 touchdowns... White, who this season leads the squad with 8 TD receptions, has career totals of 123 receptions for 1,531 yards and 18 TDs... His 18 career touchdown receptions ties him for 6th all-time at USD with Michael Gasperson (201-2004) and Mike Rish (1980-83)... Rish, a 1984 USD graduate, is currently in his 29th season on the Torero staff... After 28 years coaching Torero receivers, this season he moved to an off-the-field role as Senior Offensive Administrative Assistant... Sophomore kicker David Last did not have a field goal attempt against Butler, so he still sits at 9-for-9 on the season, currently the program's longest streak for consecutive field goals made... Through 8 games among all PFL programs, the Toreros rank 1st in pass offense (325.6), pass efficiency (168.0), punting (37.5), field goals (9-9, 1.000) and 3rd down conversions (47.5%, 48-101)... Toreros that rank first in PFL statistics include Mason Mills who is 1st in total offense (308.2) and passing yards per game (321.0), Reggie Bell is 1st in receiving yards per game (101.5), and Ryan Belden who is 1st in punting (43.7)... Besides Hoekstra, Mills, Bell and Belden, other team leaders for USD include RB Joe Ferguson (637 yards, 5 TDs), RB Kenn James (505 yards, 3 TDs), kicker David Last (63 points), LB Zach Devaney (62 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss), safety Matt Miller (58 stops, 2 forced fumbles), LB Michael Ruffino (49 tackles), safety Robbie Beathard (44 stops, 1 interception) and Troy McClelland (36 tackles), DE Blake Oliaro (9.5 tackles for loss, 5 sacks) and DE Steve Gargiulo (7.0 tackles for loss, 5 sacks).
SCOUTING THE VALPARAISO CRUSADERS: The Valparaiso Crusaders (1-7 overall, 1-4 PFL) will be looking to snap a 4-game losing streak when they line up against the USD Toreros on Saturday... Vaparaiso won their PFL opener this season with a 49-42 home win over Campbell, but since then have dropped contests to Marist (37-0), Mercer (35-21), Morehead State (42-28) and Drake (23-10)... In last week's road contest at Drake the Crusaders were paced by QB Eric Hoffman (20-34 for 179 yards and 1 TD), WR Tanner Kuramata (6 receptions for 32 yards), WR Tony Taibi (2 receptions for 77 yards, including a 73-yard TD connection early in the 4th period), OLB Patrick Derbak (12 tackles, 1 sack) and MLB Alex Green (12 stops)... Season leaders include Hoffmann (194-312 for 2,207 yards and 17 TDs), RB Jake Hutson (338 yards, 4 TDs), WR Andrew Cassara (44 receptions for 427 yards, 3 TDs), WR Tanner Kuramata (35 catches for 583 yards, 5 TDs), MLB Alex Green (91 tackles, 1st in PFL at 11.4 stops per game), and OLB Patrick Derbak (73 stops, ranks 6th in PFL with 9.1 tackles per game)... Head Coach Dale Carlson is 3-38 in his fourth season with the Crusaders, and 113-141-3 overall in his 25th sesaon as a collegiate head coach... Valpo football SID contact is Brad Collignon (Bradley.Collignon@valpo.edu).
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