Junior tailback Christian Okoye, a world-class discus thrower, rushed for 206 yards and a school-record four touchdowns in leading Azusa Pacific to a 37-14 win over Whittier Saturday at Azusa Pacific.
Okoye also had a 90-yard touchdown run called back on a clipping penalty from the other side of the field.
Okoye scored on runs of 56, 65, 47 and 1 yards, all in the first half.
Azusa Pacific (1-0), an independent, is ranked 18th in the NAIA. Whittier, of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is 0-1.
Cal Poly SLO 35, North Dakota St. 29--At San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly built an 35-7 lead and then held on to upset North Dakota State, ranked No. 1 in Division II.
Jim Gleed carried 29 times for 173 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Mustangs.
Joey Kolina went over the from one-yard line with 8:49 left in the third quarter to give Cal Poly its 35-7 lead.