VALPARIASO, IN (09/26/2015) Redshirt freshman quarterback Anthony Lawrence notched his second straight four touchdown performance as the University of San Diego Toreros (2-1) opened its Pioneer Football League schedule Saturday morning with a 38-6 win over the Valparaiso Crusaders (0-3).
Lawrence threw two interceptions in the first half, but finished strong with 21 of 28 completions for 214 yards. Brian Riley lead all receivers with five catches for 77 yards and two scores.
Valpo took a 3-0 late in the first quarter after a Lawrence interception set up a 30-yard field goal by Jacob Newman.
The Toreros broke out of their scoring drought when Lawrence found Riley for a 15-yard touchdown with 3:40 left in the first half. A 28-yard field goal by Jack Flatau extended USD's lead to 10-3 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Lawrence scored off a 29-yard strike to Joseph Jakubowsky (his first career catch) and a 24-yarder to Riley as the Toreros pulled away to a 24-3 lead.
After Jereke Armstong's 20-yard touchdown run, Lawrence threw his final scoring pass of the day to lineman Daniel Cooney.
For those of you who like it when the big guys score, here's 6'8" Danny Cooney catching his 1st ever TD! @espn pic.twitter.com/41US1Aa4wH— USD Football (@USDFootball) September 27, 2015
The Toreros continue their PFL title defense next Saturday when they return home to take on Marist.
QB Anthony Lawrence
- 21/28 completions for 214 yards & 4 TDs
WR Brian Riley
- 5 catches for 77 yards & 2 TDs
- Held Valpo to 18 total rushing yards.
- 403 total yards, 5 TDs, & 0 sacks allowed
DB Kellan Hughes
- 2 INTs
WR Jean Rene
- 2 catches for 72 yards
San Diego Football Saturday 9/26
SAN DIEGO (2-1) 38, Valparaiso (0-3) 6.
Penn State (3-1) 37, SAN DIEGO STATE (1-3) 21.
Desert (1-3) 35, SAN DIEGO MESA (1-3) 17.
Golden West (4-0) 17, GROSSMONT (2-2) 7.
Victor Valley (4-0) 34, SOUTHWESTERN (1-3) 14.
Saddleback (2-2) 30, PALOMAR (2-2) 13.