Sunday, November 13, 2022

San Diego College Football Saturday Recap

Toreros earn revenge win over Davidson

The University of San Diego Toreros (4-5, 3-3 PFL) knocked off defending PFL champion Davidson (7-3, 5-2 PFL) 31-14 in their final home game of the 2022 season, avenging two straight losses in the previous meetings. Graduate quarterback Judd Erickson completed 22-of-30 passes for 258 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. All-purpose threat Re-al Mitchell rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries, including a 75-yard scramble in the first quarter. Mitchell also added five catches for 60 yards, totaling 187 yards on the day. The Torero defense forced four turnover on downs in the red zone, while fifth-year senior safety Hunter Nichols led the team with 12 total tackles, including 3.5 for a loss and a key interception near the goal line to prevent a touchdown. Next weekend, San Diego will travel to Morehead State looking to close out the 2022 season on a positive note. The Toreros lead the all-time series 14-0, including a 10-3 victory last year.

Aztecs overcome a slow start and knock off San Jose State

After defeating San José State (6-3, 4-2 MWC) 43-27 at Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego State (6-4, 4-2 MWC) earned bowl eligibility for the 13th straight season. Jordan Bryd ignited a 38-0 run by returning a kickoff 95 yards to the endzone after the Spartans had taken a 14-0 lead. Senior receiver Tyrell Shavers caught a 66-yard touchdown pass from Jalen Mayden to put the Aztecs ahead 17-14 with 12:15 remaining in the first half. Mayden connected with sophomore Mekhi Shaw (Scripps Ranch) and senior Jesse Matthews (Patrick Henry) on touchdown passes that put SDSU further ahead 31-14 with 9:40 remaining in the third quarter. In the end, Mayden completed 17 of his 22 passes for 268 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Shavers had four catches for 111 yards and a score.

San Diego Mesa blowout Southwestern 68-23 to end the regular season

In the junior college ranks, the San Diego Mesa Olympians (6-4) celebrated Sophomore Day by dropping 68 points on county rival Southwestern (1-9) to end their regular season schedule. Daniel Latanca sparked an offensive explosion for Mesa by rushing for 148 yards and two scores, while University City alum Gunnar Gray completed 19 of 29 passes for 296 yards and 4 touchdowns. Palomar lost to El Camino 52-24 at Escondido High, dropping their record to 5-5. Bowl Game bids will be announced on November 20th.

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