USD Toreros (5-1 PFL, 6-3) on road at Morehead State this Saturday
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Nov. 5, 2013

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GAME #10: The USD Toreros (5-1 PFL, 6-3), under the direction of first year head coach Dale Lindsey, play their final regular-season road contest this Saturday, November 9th, at Morehead State (3-3 PFL, 3-6) in Morehead, Kentucky. Kickoff is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. (PST) at Jayne Stadium/Jacobs Field (10,000 capacity).

The Last Meeting
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November 10, 2012
San Diego, CA
Toreros Keep Championship Hopes Alive, Knock Off Morehead State 41-28
The University of San Diego football team (6-3, 5-1) defeated Morehead State (3-7, 2-5) 41-28 on senior night to extend their home win streak to twelve. It was the fourth consecutive win for the Toreros and keeps their hopes alive of becoming co-champions of the PFL.

SERIES RECORD: This will the ninth meeting between USD and Morehead State with the Toreros owning a perfect 8-0 winning mark against the Eagles... In last year's meeting, a 41-28 Torero victory on Nov. 10th at Torero Stadium, USD was paced by running back Dallas Kessman (190 yards rushing, 2 TDs), QB Mason Mills (26-29 for 229 yards and 2 TDs), WR Reggie Bell (8 receptions for 71 yards, including a 5-yard TD) and safety Joey York (14 tackles).

WEBCAST/VIDEO STREAM: Saturday's contest will be webcast with Jack Cronin (play-by-play) bringing you all the action. His pre-game call begins at 9:50 a.m. (PST). Links for live stats and the live video broadcast of the game, which will be carried by the OVC Digital Network, free of charge, can be found on either school's website - or

A LOOK AHEAD: The Toreros close out their regular-season schedule against the Drake Bulldogs on Saturday, November 16th. The USD Senior Day contest will kickoff at 1:00 p.m. on Walter J. Zable Field at Torero Stadium.

PFL STANDINGS/SCHEDULE FOR NOV. 9TH: San Diego, (5-1, 6-3), Butler (5-1 PFL, 7-3), Marist (5-1, 6-3), Mercer (4-1 PFL, 8-1), Dayton (4-2, 6-3), Drake (4-2, 5-4), Jacksonville (3-3, 4-5), Morehead State (3-3, 3-6), Campbell (1-5, 2-7), Valparaiso (1-5, 1-8), Stetson (0-5, 1-7), Davidson (0-6, 0-9). Other upcoming PFL Games: Marist at Campbell (1pm), Valparaiso at Butler (1pm), Dayton at Drake (2pm), Davidson at Stetson (3pm), Jacksonville at Mercer (3pm). All times Eastern.

LOG JAM AT TOP OF PFL STANDINGS: With six PFL teams within one game of the PFL lead, Week 11 becomes all about avoiding a pitfall... The USD Toreros sit atop the PFL standings at 5-1 with Butler and Marist... The Toreros, who own the tie-breaker scenario against these two programs, makes the always tough trip to Morehead State before returning home for their season final against Drake on November 16th... The Butler Bulldogs host Valparaiso this weekend before completing their season at Morehead State on November 16th... The Marist Red Foxes play at Campbell this weekend before closing out their regular season against Mercer on November 16th... The Mercer Bears, currently with a 4-1 mark, host Jacksonville this weekend, and after their trip to Marist on the 16th, return home to host Stetson on November 23rd... Dayton (4-2) and Drake (4-2) are still in the mix, however they face off with each other this weekend... Dayton will close with Valparaiso on the 16th, while Drake comes to San Diego... For the first time, the PFL regular-season champion will receive an automatic bid into the Division I Football Championship... In the event of a need to break a tie to determine the automatic qualifier (AQ) to the NCAA FCS Playoffs, the PFL policies and procedures can be found on the USD football page of or on the PFL website at

TORERO TIDBITS: The Toreros make their second straight trip back east when they travel to Morehead, Kentucky this weekend... USD heads back riding a modest two-game winning streak... Like last season, the Torero defense is playing its best football down the stretch... They have allowed just 14 points in each of their last two wins against Butler and Valparaiso... On the other side of the ball, the Torero offense continues to motor on... The USD offense, which owns three straight games with 5 touchdown passes, is averaging just under 500 yards of offense per game at 496.4 (320.1 pass, 176.3 rush)... Senior QB Mason Mills has been a model of passing efficiency this season with the Toreros ranking 10th in the nation in completion percentage (a PFL best 66.0%) and passing offense (320.1 yards per game)... Those impressive numbers help the Toreros post a team pass efficiency rating of 168.13 which ranks 5th nationally... Individually, Mills ranks among the nation's leaders in passing touchdowns (4th, 28), completion percentage (65.8, 14th), passing yards per game (310.9, 8th) and passing efficiency (168.2, 6th)... His top three targets continue to be Reggie Bell (49 catches for 821 yards and 6 TDs), senior Sam Hoekstra (43 receptions for 709 yards and 6 TDs) and junior Brandon White (38 catches for 505 yards and 10 TDs)... White owns three straight games with 2 touchdown receptions... USD continues to have one of the best one-two backfield threats in the PFL in seniors Joe Ferguson (762 yards, 5 TDs) and Kenn James (623 yards, 4 TDs)... This past weekend they both cracked the 100-yard rushing mark (Ferguson, 125; James, 118)... It marked the first time two Torero rushers cracked 100 yards rushing in the same game since September 30, 2006, a 50-21 road win at Davidson (JT Rogan, 151 yards & 2 TDs; Josh Johnson, 127 yards, 1 TD)... Freshman punter Ryan Belden continues to pace PFL punters in average (43.9) while ranking 9th in the nation... The only other freshman ahead of him nationally is Lawrence Forbes of Morgan State at #3 (45.0)... Some other team stats where USD is doing well nationally include time of possession (#9, 33:07), 3rd down conversion percentage (#10, .482), first down offense (#12, 217) and scoring offense (#14, 39.0)... Through six PFL games the Toreros rank first in scoring (46.2) and third in scoring defense (19.8) for a scoring margin of +26.4.

FOUR TOREROS RECEIVE PFL RECOGNITION: Four Toreros have been recognized by the Pioneer Football League this season as PFL Players of the Week - senior DE Blake Oliaro (Folsom, Calif.) for defense on Oct. 13th, redshirt sophomore kicker David Last (Valley Center, Calif.) for special teams on Oct. 13th; senior quarterback Mason Mills (Coronado, Calif.) for offense on Oct. 27th; and freshman punter Ryan Belden (Diamond Bar, Calif.) for special teams on Oct. 27th... In the team's come-from-behind 35-33 win over Marist on October 12th at Torero Stadium, Oliaro finished with 10 tackles (9 solo), including two sacks and one in the Marist endzone for a team safety... Last kicked the game-winning field goal with no time left on the clock from 28-yards out; for the game he added a 32-yard FG and was 3-for-4 in PAT kicks. In the team's 42-14 home win over Butler on October 26th, Mills completed 26-of-36 passes for 407 yards adn 5 touchdowns... In leading USD to a 35-7 halftime advantage, Mills had totals of 15-for-19 for 297 yards and 3 TDs by the intermission break... His 54-yard TD strike to Sam Hoekstra put him over the 10,000 yard milestone for passing yards... Belden averaged 46.0 yards on four punts in the win... He had two punts go for 50 or more yards, including a 59-yard bomb from his own end zone... He had two punts downed inside the 20-yard line, and his 50-yard punt 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.

SCOUTING MOREHEAD STATE: The Morehed State Eagles sit at 3-3 in the Pioneer Football League standings and 3-6 overall on the season... They will be looking to snap a 2-game skid after last Saturday's 56-14 road loss to the Drake Bulldogs... In that contest the host Bulldogs totaled 511 yards of offense (290 passing, 221 rushing) in a balanced attack over the MSU Eagles... Morehead State was paced by QB Austin Gahafer (16-34 for 139 yards), RB Logan Johnson (38 yards rushing, 1 TD), and CB Steven Lester (careeer high 12 tackles)... Prior to dropping their past two games the Eagles had won three straight games against Davidson (45-14 on Sept. 28), at Campbell (45-36 on Oct. 5th) and at Valparaiso (42-38 on Oct. 19th)... Season leaders include Gahafer (188-303 for 1,812 yards and 11 TDs), RB Rees Macshara (342 yards), slot Brandon Bornhauser (6 rushing TDs), WR Jake Raymond (45 catches for 479 yards and 1 TD), slot Cyrus Strahm (36 catches for 305 yards), punter Pat Disalvio (37.7 average), MLB Jordan Hendrix (61 tackles, 1.5 sacks), FS John Coleman (53 tackles, 3 forced fumbles), and SS Michael Jackson (52 stops, 3 interceptions)... Head Coach Rob Tenyer is in his first season guiding the Morehead State Eagles program... Prior to his appointment he was an assistant coach at MSU for 12 seasons... Morehead State Media Relations contact is Matt Segal (



Video Thumbnail Sixth PFL Game Against Marist
The two undefeated team in the PFL go head to head Saturday morning
Video Thumbnail USD Beats Valparaiso at Home
San Diego football won it's fifth straight PFL game of the season
Video Thumbnail Toreros Play LMU & Pepperdine at Home
No. 5 USD Volleyball play LMU on Thursday night and Pepperdine Saturday Afternoon
Video Thumbnail USD Hosts Valparaiso
The Toreros take on Valparaiso at home Saturday afternoon
Video Thumbnail Women's Soccer Plays BYU at Home
After a win at Gonzaga the Toreros take on BYU in the Torero Stadium
Video Thumbnail USD Women Lead Softball Clinic
USD Softball worked with Montgomery Middle School in community service project
Video Thumbnail USD Plays Drake In Fourth PFL Game Of The Season
The Toreros travel to Iowa in hopes of continuing their undefeated PFL season
Video Thumbnail The Rise (1973-84)
Short documentary on men's basketball's jump to DI and their first WCC championship
Video Thumbnail San Diego Beats Davidson 52-3
USD now 3-0 in the PFL
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night: The Rise
Men's Basketball fundraiser brings together alumni, student-athletes and the USD community
Video Thumbnail Thrive Elementary Visits Men's Soccer Team
Toreros put on skills clinic for local children
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Allyson Eylers
Freshman setter from Gilbert, Arizona
Video Thumbnail USD Receives Award From Autism Tree Project Foundation
The Legacy Award goes to USD for football and baseball's work with the athlete-mentor program
Video Thumbnail USD plays Davidson in Torero Stadium for Homecoming Weekend
Toreros play Davidson hoping to take home the 25th straight PFL home victory
Video Thumbnail Pack the Pavilion Night Against BYU
No. 6 Toreros battle No. 11 BYU for the first place spot in conference
Video Thumbnail Toreros Prepare For Butler
Smith and Coach Lindsey talk challenges and strategies for first away PFL game
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Megan Jacobsen
Jacobsen is a 6'2" middle blocker from Tacoma, Washington
Video Thumbnail USD Wins Big Conference Game Against Dayton
Toreros beat Dayton 34-22
Video Thumbnail Volleyball Plays USF for First WCC Play
Kristen Gengenbacher & Kaity Edwards talk about excitement for WCC play
Video Thumbnail USD Hosts Dayton in PFL Opener
Co-Captain Brian Riley & Coach Lindsey talk about the challenges of the Saturday's game
Video Thumbnail Volleyball Highlights from Wins Over UCSB and LBSU
Volleyball up to no. 7 after dominant weekend
Video Thumbnail Meet The Toreros: Ana Ramos
Freshman guard from Portugal
Video Thumbnail Cross Country Shows Speed on Home Course
The women finished second overall & the men finished fourth overall
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Kaity Edwards
6-2 MH From Playa Del Rey, CA
Video Thumbnail Second Home Tournament Preview
Lauren Schad & Jayden Kennedy talk about new ranking and preview upcoming games
Video Thumbnail Home Cross Country Race Preview
Head Coach Guarino and seniors Benster & Smith talk about the new team
Video Thumbnail Volleyball Highlights from Home Tournament Sweep
Volleyball beats UCI, CU and UCLA at their first home tournament
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night
Head Coach Smith talks about upcoming annual fundraiser
Video Thumbnail Volleyball's First Home Tournament of the Season
Kramer & Jennings recap last game and share excitement for upcoming tournament
Video Thumbnail Football Plays Cal Poly After 27-0 Opening Week Win
Giorgi and Lindsey recap game against WNM and preview Cal Poly
Video Thumbnail Men's Soccer Home Opener Preview
Price & McFadden preview UCD & Sac State
Video Thumbnail WNMU recap
Postgame Highlights & Interviews
Video Thumbnail #GameChangers
Who's Next?
Video Thumbnail Western New Mexico Preview
Jamal Agnew & Anthony Lawrence break down WNMU.
Video Thumbnail USD vs. Stanford Volleyball UPSET
Torero women win 3 of 5 sets against #11 Stanford.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Pineiro
Versatile 6'6" forward will redshirt 2016-17 season.
Video Thumbnail Men's Soccer Kicks Off Season In NC
Coach McFadden & Michael Turner Preview Matches vs Duke & Elon.
Video Thumbnail Softball Golf Tournament Promo
September 17th at Bernardo Heights CC.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Wright
Former Utah Ute will redshirt the 2016-17 season.
Video Thumbnail Training Camp Update
Team prepares for Saturday scrimmage.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Patricia Brossmann
6'0" freshman forward from Berlin, Germany.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Mark Carbone
6'2" freshman guard from Wethersfield, CT.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Madison Pollock
6'1" freshman guard from Snohomish, Wash.
Video Thumbnail Women's Soccer In the Community
Toreros host soccer skills clinic at Linda Vista Elementary.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Juwan Gray
6'8" freshman forward from Dover, Delaware.
Video Thumbnail Toreros Open Training Camp
The USD women's soccer team began training camp today.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Nassir Barrino
6'0" freshman guard from Newark, New Jersey.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: José Martinez
6'10" freshman forward from Cayey, Puerto Rico.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Frank Ryder
6'10" freshman forward from Boulder, Colo.
Video Thumbnail 2015-16 Highlight Video
All the top plays from 2015-16
Video Thumbnail Jordan Angus - Male Torero of the Year
Angus reflects on his time at USD
Video Thumbnail Malina Hood - Female Torero of the Year
Malina Hood looks back at her USD career
Video Thumbnail NCAA Tournament Preview
San Diego faces Vanderbilt in first round
Video Thumbnail 2016 Celebration of Excellence
Behind the Scenes at the COE
Video Thumbnail Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade

Video Thumbnail Men's Tennis senior Day
The Toreros host LMU and Pepperdine Saturday and Sunday
Video Thumbnail Softball WCC Preview
The Toreros host Saint Mary's Saturday and Sunday
Video Thumbnail 2016 San Diego Crew Classic
The Toreros show speed against the nation's top crews
Video Thumbnail The Torero Baseball Experience
Kris Bryant & Brian Matusz reflect on their time at USD
Video Thumbnail MBB Senior Night
Jito Kok and Duda Sanadze prepare for the final home game
Video Thumbnail USD Baseball Season Preview
Season starts at No. 3 Vanderbilt February 19
Video Thumbnail USD Softball Season Preview
Season starts February 12
Video Thumbnail UCLA Preview
USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
Video Thumbnail Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
Video Thumbnail Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
Video Thumbnail Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
Video Thumbnail Men's Tennis 2016
USD opens at home vs UC Irvine and UCSD Saturday
Video Thumbnail BYU Preview
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.
Video Thumbnail City Championship Highlights
Relive the Toreros' Upset over SDSU at Petco Park
Video Thumbnail Toreros to Host Hope International
The 9-1 Toreros will host Hope International in their final game before WCC play
Video Thumbnail Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences
Video Thumbnail Toreros Return Home
USD will host Bethesda before Sunday's City Championship at Petco Park
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball Season Tickets
Starting as Low as $99
Video Thumbnail Butler Preview
Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler
Video Thumbnail CSUN Preview
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN
Video Thumbnail USC Preview
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC
Video Thumbnail Davidson Preview
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game
Video Thumbnail San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic
Video Thumbnail Nevada Preview
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend
Video Thumbnail USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops
Video Thumbnail Campbell Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell
Video Thumbnail Stetson Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far
Video Thumbnail WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day
Video Thumbnail Warner Recap
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win
Video Thumbnail Warner Preview

Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner
Video Thumbnail Torero Community Service

USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball Camp Update

Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season
Video Thumbnail Drake Preview

Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Dayton Preview

Toreros look for 4th straight win
Video Thumbnail LMU Preview

Pack the Stadium Night
Video Thumbnail ITA All-American's Preview

Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare
Video Thumbnail Marist Preview

USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak
Video Thumbnail Valparaiso Preview

Toreros First True Road Game of 2015
Video Thumbnail CSUN and UCSB Preview

Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak
Video Thumbnail Aztec Invite Recap

Both Squads Finish Second
Video Thumbnail SDSU Preview

Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival
Video Thumbnail WNMU Recap

Highlights from 45-21 win
Video Thumbnail 2015 Home Opener

Previewing Western New Mexico
Video Thumbnail Volleyball Tournament Preview

A preview of the USD Tournament
Video Thumbnail Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
Video Thumbnail Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
Video Thumbnail 2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.


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