Scores

Final

San Diego 42

(1-0, 1-0 away)

9:00 PM ET, September 3, 2011

1 2 3 4 T
USD 9 3 3 2742
AZU 0 12 7 2140

Top Performers

Passing: M. Mills (USD) - 402 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: P. Morelli (USD) - 10 CAR, 37 YDS

Receiving: S. Hoekstra (USD) - 11 REC, 106 YDS, 1 TD

San Diego 42, Azusa Pacific 40

Associated Press

GLENDORA, Calif. -- Mason Mills threw for 402 yards and San Diego scored 27 fourth-quarter points to hold off Azusa Pacific 42-40 Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.

Mills was 27 of 42 passing with four touchdowns, including two during a fourth quarter in which 48 points were scored by the two teams.

Mills had TDs of 59, 59, 6 and 35 yards. The latter, which went to Kyle Lokanc with 2:14 remaining, gave the Toreros a 42-33 lead and helped them withstand a late touchdown from Azusa Pacific.

The Cougars, an NAIA school, kept it close by rushing for 317 yards. Quarterback John van den Raadt rushed for 165 yards and two TDs but was just 8 for 29 passing for 128 yards. Johnell Murphy added 135 yards rushing and two touchdowns for Azusa.

Sam Hoekstra had 11 catches for 106 yards and a TD for San Diego.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USD
AZU
1st Downs2519
Total Yards489445
Passing402128
Rushing87317
Penalties6-727-58
3rd Down Conversions3-133-12
4th Down Conversions3-32-2
Turnovers21
Possession31:1828:42

Passing Leaders

San DiegoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mills27/424029.641
Azusa PacificC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
van den Raadt8/291284.421

Rushing Leaders

San DiegoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morelli10373.708
James9353.9012
Azusa PacificCARYDSAVGTDLG
van den Raadt171659.7266
Murphy141359.6274

Receiving Leaders

San DiegoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hoekstra111069.6120
White78712.4025
Azusa PacificRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis27537.5149
Hetzer12020.0020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUSDAZU
FG10:49Ernest Collins 25 Yd 30
TD04:54John McGough 59 Yd Pass From Mason Mills (Pat Failed) 90
SECOND QUARTERUSDAZU
FG10:55Ernest Collins 26 Yd 120
AZUTD09:44John van den Raadt 66 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 126
AZUTD00:29John van den Raadt 6 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1212
THIRD QUARTERUSDAZU
AZUTD08:28Johnell Murphy 4 Yd Run (Jacob Osborne Kick) 1219
FG02:54Ernest Collins 39 Yd 1519
FOURTH QUARTERUSDAZU
TD11:40Kenny James 59 Yd Pass From Mason Mills (Pat Blocked) 2119
AZUTD11:22Johnell Murphy 74 Yd Run (John Van Den Raadt Run For Two-Point Conversion) 2127
TD08:07Sam Hoekstra 6 Yd Pass From Mason Mills (Ernest Collins Kick) 2827
TD07:14Mario Kurn 15 Yd Interception Return (Ernest Collins Kick) 3527
AZUTD03:10Matt Davis 49 Yd Pass From John van den Raadt (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3533
TD02:14Kyle Lokanc 35 Yd Pass From Mason Mills (Ernest Collins Kick) 4233
AZUTD00:22Tanner Henry 9 Yd Pass From John van den Raadt (Jacob Osborne Kick) 4240