It will be a match-up of two nationally ranked and undefeated teams when Occidental College clashes with host Azusa Pacific University in a non-conference football game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hillside Stadium.
Both are 2-0. Azusa Pacific is ranked No. 14 in NAIA Division II and Occidental was rated No. 3 in a preseason NCAA Division III poll.
Azusa Pacific has produced a potent attack, outscoring opponents 81-28 behind running back Christian Okoye and quarterback Dave Russell. Okoye, a junior from Enugu, Nigeria, has rushed for 261 yards and 5 touchdowns in 34 carries. Russell, a senior from Van Nuys, has completed 26 of 31 passes for 420 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Russell has outstanding receivers in Jon Milhon, who has 7 receptions for 102 yards, and Ted Campbell, who has 7 catches for 208 yards and 2 touchdowns.