Saturday, September 27, 2014

Williams' last second TD to Bell stuns Marist

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (09/27/2014) Trailing 13-16 with five seconds left to play, the San Diego Toreros (3-1, 1-1 PFL) found another way to steal a win from the Marist Red Foxes (0-5, 0-2 PFL).

Facing 4th down-and-6, quarterback Keith Williams found senior receiver Reggie Bell wide open for the 36-yard game-winning touchdown.

This marks the second straight contest between these teams to be decided within the final seconds of the game. Last season David Last nailed a 28-yard field goal as time expired to give USD a 35-33 win at Torero Stadium.

The Toreros are now 10-0 all-time against Marist with the last five of six games being won by seven points or less.

The Red Foxes got off to a 13-0 start early in the second quarter after a 34-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Anthony Francis to receiver Armani Martin, and a fumble recovery returned 34 yards to the end zone.
A 23-yard field goal by David Last cut the Marist lead to 13-3 at the half.

In the third quarter, a two-yard end zone dive by Chris Campano sparked a 10-0 USD run that included a 20-yard field goal by Last that tied the game 13-13 early in the fourth.

Marist answered back with a field goal of their own to regain the lead 16-13 with 9:15 left to play.

After forcing a Torero punt on the ensuing possession, Marist drove down to USD's 29-yard line where they failed to convert on fourth-and-4. With the Toreros out of timeouts, a first down would have sealed the game for the Foxes.

Instead the Toreros drove 71 yards on eight plays in 53 seconds for the game-clinching score.

Following a bye next week, USD returns to Torero Stadium on Saturday, October 11th to take on the Stetson Hatters in it's first PFL home game of the season.

Impact Toreros
QB Keith Williams
18/27 for 227 passing yards & 1 TD
RB Jonah Hodges
24 carries for 90 yards
WR Reggie Bell
4 catches for 78 yards & 1 TD

DL Jamal Newman
1 forced fumble & 1 sack

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