Nov. 14, 2012
GAME #10: The USD Toreros (6-3; 5-1 PFL) head to Davidson, North Carolina this Saturday for a PFL contest against the Davidson Wildcats (2-8; 2-5 PFL). USD will be gunning for its fifth straight win and to also keep its hopes alive for a second straight PFL title.
SERIES RECORD: This is the 10th meeting between USD and Davidson with the Toreros owning a 7-2 advantage in the series... USD has won the last two meetings including last year's 42-0 homecoming win at Torero Stadium on October 1st. In 2010 the Toreros came out on top 29-15 in Davidson in both teams final game of the season.
WEBCAST: Saturday's contest will be webcast live at www.usdtoreros.com with Jack Cronin calling the action. His pre-game call begins at 9:50 a.m. (PST).
A LOOK AHEAD: San Diego will be off Thanksgiving weekend before closing out the 2012 campaign with a PFL contest at Marist College. The PFL contest between USD and Marist has been rescheduled with the teams now slated to play at noon (EDT), Saturday, Dec. 1st in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The game was originally scheduled for Nov. 3rd but was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy's effects on travel into and out of New York City area.
PFL STANDINGS & SCHEDULE FOR NOV. 17TH: Butler (7-1 PFL; 8-3), Drake (6-1; 7-3), San Diego (5-1; 6-3), Jacksonville (5-2; 7-3), Dayton (5-3; 6-5), Marist (2-4; 3-6), Morehead State (2-5; 3-7), Davidson (2-5; 2-8), Valparaiso (1-6; 1-9), Campbell (0-7; 1-9). OTHER PFL GAMES THIS WEEKEND: Drake at Jacksonville, Marist at Campbell, Valparaiso at Morehead State. Off Week: Butler, Dayton.
KESSMAN NAMED FCS FRESHMAN NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: USD redshirt freshman running back Dallas Kessman (Mission Viejo, CA) was recognized by The Sports Network as one of the nation's best for his performance this past weekend in the team's 41-28 win over Morehead State. Kessman joined Tennessee Tech quarterback Darian Stone, Liberty linebacker Nick Sigmon, North Carolina A&T defensive back D'Vonte Graham, and Florida A&M place-kicker Chase Varnadore as being named The Sports Network FCS National Players of the Week 11 for games ending Nov. 10. Kessman rushed for a career-high 190 yards on 31 carries and two touchdowns in 41-28 win over Morehead State. He also had three catches for 13 yards, finishing with 203 all-purpose yards. The Toreros totaled 268 rushing yards and kept their hopes alive for a possible share of the Pioneer Football League title. The redshirt freshman leads the team in rushing with 412 yards and seven touchdowns.
TORERO TIDBITS: The Toreros will be gunning for their fifth straight win when they kickoff against Davidson on Saturday... Over their past four wins USD has outscored its opponents by a combined score of 150-44 (per game average of 37.5 to 11.0 ppg; +26.5 scoring margin) ... QB Mason Mills has been in a zone during this run having completed 76.5 percent of his passes (91-for-119) for 1,174 yards and 9 touchdowns... His pass efficiency rating has been a stellar 179.26... Also key during this win streak has been Dallas Kessman (371 yards rushing and 6 TDs), and kicker Ernie Collins has almost been perfect converting 7-8 field goals and all 16 PAT kicks... USD still ranks in four FCS team statistical departments - net punting (#7; 38.61 average), passing offense (#15; 285.11), passing efficiency (#17; 147.60) and pass efficiency defense (#23; 114.81)... Three Toreros currently rank in the top-25 for FCS individual statistics - Ernie Collins in field goals (#9; 1.44), Mason Mills in pass efficiency (#13; 149.73) and total offense (#23; 257.67), and Sam Hoekstra in punt returns (#23; 8.94)... Collins is now 13-16 in field goals and needs just one more make to tie the school record (14, Dave Bergmann, 1989) and two to set a new Torero mark... Mills is threatening the single season completion percentage mark... He currently sits at 69.9% (212-303) and the Torero record is held by Josh Johnson (.701 in 2005; 260-for-371).
FOUR TOREROS EARN ACADEMIC HONORS:/b> The USD football program received some good news recently when it was announced that four of their student-athletes were named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America District 8 Division I football team. All four Toreros will now be eligible for the national team. The four Toreros senior offensive lineman Matt Peleti (Laguna Niguel, CA; 3.61 GPA, Finance), junior defensive back Robbie Beathard (San Diego, CA; 3.79 GPA, Accountancy), junior defensive end Blake Oliaro (Folsom, CA; 3.56 GPA, Mechanical Engineering), and sophomore defensive back Troy McClelland (San Diego, CA; 3.84 GPA, Accountancy). The trio of Peleti, Beathard and Oliaro were selected for the second straight year. Student-athletes are nominated by current CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) members. Voting for Academic All-District (First, Second and possible Third Team members are named) is done by current CoSIDA members. Those who obtain First Team All-District status move onto the national Academic All-America ballot; these national awards (First Team, Second Team, Third Team for each sport category) is voted upon by Academic All-America Committee members and current CoSIDA Board of Directors.
TOREROS BEAT MOREHEAD STATE 41-28: The Toreros won their fourth straight game with Saturday's 41-28 home win over Morehead State. It was USD Senior Night for 16 Toreros and the win improved USD's PFL record to 5-1 and with two league road games left kept them in the hunt for a share of their second straight PFL title. The win extended USD's home winning streak to 12 straight and marked the second straight season USD was perfect on Walter J. Zable Field at Torero Stadium. "We wanted to send our seniors out with a victory in their last game in Torero Stadium and the guys came through and did it," said head coach Ron Caragher. "You always want to finish with a win and how cool is it to think that they went undefeated in their last year, or in this case their last two years." Redshirt freshman Dallas Kessman led the Torero offense with a career day, rushing for 190 yards and 2 touchdowns on 31 carries. Quarterback Mason Mills continued his impressive play of late as he converted 26-of-29 passes for 229 yards and 2 touchdowns. His main target on the day was wide receiver Reggie Bell (8 catches for 71 yards and 1 score; the game's first TD from 5 yards out). Seven other Toreros also caught at least one ball with Sam Hoekstra hauling in 5 passes for 64 yards and a 14-yard touchdown. Ernie Collins continued his consistent play in the kicking department as he converted 2-of-3 field goals (20 & 42 yards), added 5 PAT kicks, and did a solid job in kickoff duties. Collins now has 13 made field goals on the season and needs just one more to tie the school record of 14 (Dave Bergmann, 1989). The Torero defense surrendered a score in each quarter against Morehead State's no-huddle offense and was paced by senior captain Joey York with 14 tackles (9 solo). He was helped out by corner Fred Obi (7 solo tackles), defensive back Troy McClelland (7 tackles), tackle Dustin Geyer (6 tackles, 1 sack), tackle Clint Johnson (6 tackles, 1 sack) and Blake Oliaro (5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 pass breakup). Morehead State was paced by QB Zach Lewis (30-45 for 316 yards, 1 TD) and wide receiver Donte Sawyer (13 catches for 152 yards).
SCOUTING THE DAVIDSON WILDCATS: Davidson (2-8 overall, 2-5 PFL) snapped their 2-game skid with Saturday's 28-27 overtime win over Valparaiso in Indiana... QB Jonathan Carkhuff was named the PFL offensive player of the week as he was responsible for 3 touchdowns... His 2 rushing TDs in regulation tied the game at 14-14 and 21-21, and his 2-yard TD pass to Lanny Funsten tied the game at 27-27 that set up the game-winning PAT kick by Robert Schick (co-PFL special teams player of the week)... Carkhuff finished the game completing 37-of-56 passes for 395 yards as the Wildcats totaled 512 yards of offense... Davidson is still in search of their first home win this season with their other victory coming on the road at Campbell (28-21)... For the season Carkhuff has completed 287-of-468 passes for 2,901 yards and 16 TDs... WR Lanny Funsten has hauled in 73 receptions for 864 yards and 6 scores... Senior LB Patrick Moynahan leads the defense with 111 tackles and 10.5 tackles for loss.
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Meet The Toreros: Ana Ramos
Freshman guard from Portugal
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Meet the Toreros: Kaity Edwards
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Home Cross Country Race Preview
Head Coach Guarino and seniors Benster & Smith talk about the new team
Volleyball Highlights from Home Tournament Sweep
Volleyball beats UCI, CU and UCLA at their first home tournament
Sixth Man Night
Head Coach Smith talks about upcoming annual fundraiser
Volleyball's First Home Tournament of the Season
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Giorgi and Lindsey recap game against WNM and preview Cal Poly
Men's Soccer Home Opener Preview
Price & McFadden preview UCD & Sac State
Postgame Highlights & Interviews
Western New Mexico Preview
Jamal Agnew & Anthony Lawrence break down WNMU.
USD vs. Stanford Volleyball UPSET
Torero women win 3 of 5 sets against #11 Stanford.
Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Pineiro
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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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Toreros host soccer skills clinic at Linda Vista Elementary.
Meet the Toreros: Juwan Gray
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Toreros Open Training Camp
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Meet the Toreros: Nassir Barrino
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Meet the Toreros: José Martinez
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Meet the Toreros: Frank Ryder
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Jordan Angus - Male Torero of the Year
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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
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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
Season starts February 12
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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
USD opens at home vs UC Irvine and UCSD Saturday
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.
City Championship Highlights
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Postgame reaction and press conferences
Toreros Return Home
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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
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USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
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WCC Media Day
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Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win
Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner
Torero Community Service
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Men's Basketball Camp Update
Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season
Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game
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Pack the Stadium Night
ITA All-American's Preview
Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare
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CSUN and UCSB Preview
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Aztec Invite Recap
Both Squads Finish Second
Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival
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A preview of the USD Tournament
Men's Soccer Season Opener
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Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
2015 WSOC Preview
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