Football Falls at San Diego

first_img SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Big plays propelled the San Diego Toreros past the Drake University football team,  27-0, on Saturday at Torero Stadium.All four of the USD’s touchdown came from beyond 16 yards out. The Toreros used a first quarter 16-yard pass, second quarter 21-yard run, third quarter 62-yard pass and a fourth quarter 24-yard run to score all four touchdowns.Drake’s defense was able hold USD to 104 yards rushing, but allowed 326 yards passing. San Diego’s Anthony Lawrence completed 22-of-33 passes for 326 yards and two touchdowns. Jereke Armstrong scored three of USD’s four touchdowns, rushing for one and catching two. He finished his day with 34 rushing yards and 78 receiving yards.The Bulldogs’ offense couldn’t put together a complete drive, as Drake recorded 274 yards of total offense. Andy Rice completed 24-of-43 passes for 213 yards and an interception, while getting sacked six times. Eric Saubert was Rice’s top target as he caught eight passes for 67 yards. Conley Wilkins led Drake’s running game, rushing for 50 yards on 13 carries.  Senior Caz Zyks and fifth-year seniors Bob Quilico and John Hugunin led Drake’s defense with seven tackles apiece. Hugunin had two of his stops be for a loss and also recorded a pass breakup.The Bulldogs’ defense was on the cusp of shutting the Toreros in the first quarter, but USD’s Lawrence completed a 16-yard touchdown pass to Armstrong as time expired in the opening period, taking a 7-0 lead.The Bulldogs managed to keep USD off the board until the Toreros’ final drive of the half. The scoring drive began with a 19-yard pass from Lawrence and finished by 21-yard touchdown run by Blake Martin, who rushed for a game-high 63 yard.With 52 seconds left in the opening half, Drake managed to get all the way down to USD’s 21 yard line, but came up empty handed with a missed 38-yard field goal attempt as time expired, going into the locker room with a 14-0 deficit.Drake’s defense continued to play sound in the second half, but Lawrence was able to escape some pressure on third-down and found an open Armstrong for a 62-yard touchdown, putting the Toreros up 20-0 after a missed point after.Drake opened the fourth quarter with one of its best drives of the game, but with a 20-point deficit the Bulldogs were forced to go for it on fourth-down on USD 17 yard line. Drake couldn’t convert the forth-down.USD then went on to grind out a five-minute 83-yard touchdown drive to put the game completely out of reach for the Bulldogs, 27-0, with 3:24 left to play.The Bulldogs return to Drake Stadium on Oct. 24 and will host undefeated Jacksonville at 1 p.m.Print Friendly Version Next Game: Stats (PDF) Full Schedule Roster JACKSONVILLE 10/24/2015 – 1:00 PM Stats Story Linkscenter_img Eric Saubert Conley Wilkins Preview Caz Zyks Andy Rice last_img

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