Toreros to host Harvard in their non-conference finale
UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO - Fresh off a bye week following a heartbreaking setback to top-five ranked UC Davis, the University of San Diego Toreros (0-2) get set to take on the visiting Harvard Crimson (0-0) this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. PT at Torero Stadium.
Harvard owns a 3-0 lead in the all-time series that started in 2012. Last season, the Crimson pulled off a 36-14 win on their home field.
Despite an undesirable start to the season, the Toreros continue putting up big numbers on offense.
Senior quarterback Reid Sinnett is listed among the FCS top-15 in several categories, including 8th in passing yards per game (327.5), 9th in completion percentage (68.1%), 10th in passing yards per attempt (9.1), 11th in passing efficiency (158.1) and 13th in completions per game (24.5).
Sinnett's top targets this season have been sophomore tight end Dalton Kincaid (11 catches for 207 yards & 3 TDs) and All-American senior receiver Michael Bandy (13 catches for 180 yards & 2 TDs).
"Those two have done a good job getting open and making it easy on me," stated Sinnett, who set a new USD single-game record for most passing yards in a first career start (416) during the season-opener at Cal Poly.
Redshirt sophomore linebacker Marcus Vaivao leads the Torero defense with 20 total tackles.
This will be the first game of the season for Harvard, who is coming off a 6-4 (4-3 Ivy League) campaign in 2018.
Led by head coach Tim Murphy, who is entering his 26th season on the job, the Crimson returns key players such as, senior receiver Jack Cook, junior running back Devin Darrington, junior linebackers Cameron Kline and Jordan Hill, senior cornerback Wesley Ogsbury, and senior kicker Jake McIntyre.
Junior offensive lineman James Lee attended Rancho Bernardo High School, where he was an all-league selection and helped the Broncos earn a CIF section, regional, and state championship.