Nov. 27, 2012
SERIES RECORD: This is the 8th meeting between USD and Marist with the Toreros owning a 7-0 series lead. The last three meetings have been very close with USD winning by 7 points or less - 2011 (13-7), 2010 (14-10) and 2009 (17-10).
WEBCAST: The free audio broadcast, courtesy of Marist College (Ed Weir play-by-play), can be found at www.usdtoreros.com or www.GoRedFoxes.com. The pre-game will begin at 8:40 a.m. (PST).
PFL TITLE AT STAKE: The Toreros make this east coast trip seeking to become the third PFL team to claim a share of the 2012 Pioneer Football League title. The rest of the PFL members have completed their 2012 season with both Butler and Drake finishing with 7-1 PFL marks.
PFL STANDINGS (as of Nov. 27th): Butler (7-1 PFL; 8-3), Drake (7-1; 8-3), San Diego (6-1; 7-3), Jacksonville (5-3; 7-4), Dayton (5-3; 6-5), Marist (3-4; 4-6), Morehead State (3-5; 4-7), Davidson (2-6; 2-9), Valparaiso (1-7; 1-10), Campbell (0-8; 1-10).
FERGUSON PFL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Joe Ferguson (junior running back; Santa Rosa, Calif.) was named the Pioneer Football League offensive player of the week following USD's last game on Nov. 17th, a 17-10 road win at Davidson. Ferguson's 13-yard touchdown run with 4:02 remaining kept San Diego's PFL Championship hopes alive with the victory. He finished the game with 28 carries for 170 yards and both San Diego touchdowns. Ferguson also had an 11-yard run on the second half's second play from scrimmage to give San Diego a 10-7 lead. He also had three pass receptions for 18 yards and finished the game with 188 all-purpose yards.
TORERO TIDBITS: The USD Toreros head into the Marist game with a five game winning streak, all of which have been PFL victories... USD's last loss came on October 6th at Drake (38-10)... For the second straight season the Toreros finished with a perfect record on their home field at Torero Stadium... This season they were a perfect 5-0, and last season also 5-0... They's take a 12-game winning streak at Walter J. Zable Field at Torero Stadium into the 2013 campaign... During their current five-game winning streak the Toreros have outscored their opponents by a combined 167-54 (33.4 ppg to 10.8 ppg; scoring margin of +22.6)... Although this has truly been a team effort, a few individuals stick out - QB Mason Mills has converted 75.5% of his passes during this run (108-143) for 1,431 yards and 9 TDs... His favorite targets over the past 5 games have been Sam Hoekstra (26 for 402 yards, 3 TDs) and Reggie Bell (26 for 397, 3 TDs)... Senior kicker Ernie Collins has converted 8-11 field goals and all 18 PAT kicks for a team-leading 42 points during the streak... The running attack has been paced by Dallas Kessman (371 yards, 6 TDs) and Joe Ferguson (220 yards, 3 TDs)... The defense has been paced by DB Fred Obi (33 tackles) and safety Joey York (33 stops)... For the season among all FCS teams, USD ranks 8th in punting (38.42), 16th in passing efficiency (148.14), 17th in passing offense (282.30), 18th in scoring defense (20.20) and 20th in passing efficiency defense (113.80)... Individually, Collins is 9th in punting (1.40 makes per game), and Mills is 13th in passing efficiency (150.54) and 24th in total offense (257.60).
SCOUTING THE MARIST RED FOXES: Marist College (Poughkeepsie, New York) improved to 4-6 on the season and 3-4 in PFL play with their 28-7 road win over Campbell back on Nov. 17th... The Marist offense rolled up 569 yards of offense (338 ground, 231 air)... Emmanuel Onakoya led the running attack with 114 yards on 15 carries, while Calvin Mccoy added 97 yards on 12 carries, including a 45-yard TD run... Junior QB Chuckie Looney completed 15-of21 passes for 222 yards and 3 scores... His 17 touchdown passes on the season is a new Marist record... Senior DE Terrence Fede registered three sacks to pace the defense... For the season the Red Foxes are being paced by McCoy (574 rushing yards, 3 TDs), RB Max Jacques (470 yarsds, 5 TDs), Looney (134-for-221 for 2,088 yards and 17 TDs), WR Mike Rios (40 catches for 968 yards, 9 TDs) and LB Mike Hagemann (82 tackles, 6 tackles for loss)...Besides Campbell, their other PFL wins came against Davidson (34-21) and Valparaiso (44-7)... Head Coach Jim Parady is in his 21st season at the helm... His career record heading into the San Diego game is 107-109-1.
TOREROS HOLD OFF DAVIDSON 17-10: The USD Toreros (7-3; 6-1 PFL) kept their PFL title hopes alive for a second consecutive season with a hard-fought 17-10 road victory over the Davidson Wildcats (2-9; 2-6 PFL). The win was USD's fifth straight victory. Junior running back Joe Ferguson (Santa Rosa, CA) had a big game as he stepped in for Dallas Kessman who sat out due to illness. Ferguson rushed 28 times for 170 yards and 2 touchdowns, including the game-winner from 13 yards out with 4:02 to go in the game that broke a 10-all tie. His 11-yard touchdown run early in the 3rd quarter had given the Toreros their first lead of the game at 10-7. "In any good season, you're going to have one of those games where you have to find a way to win," San Diego coach Ron Caragher said. "We didn't do very well in the red zone, and it wasn't pretty, but we battled back and we found a way to win." Quarterback Mason Mills continued his strong play as he completed 17-of-24 passes for 257 yards. His favorite target on the day was redshirt sophomore Reggie Bell who hauled in 7 receptions for 168 yards. The Torero defense was paced by Zach Dunaj (10 tackles), Robbie Beathard (8 tackles, 1 interception), Joey York (7 tackles), Fred Obi (7 tackles), Matt Miller (6 stops) and Zach Devaney (6 tackles). Ryan Costa joined Beathard with an interception in the third quarter.
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