SAN DIEGO — University of San Diego's coaches made what turned out to be a wrong decision even before the start of Saturday's game won by Occidental, 41-7.
USD, after losing the coin toss, had the option of driving into the wind in the first or second quarter. The Toreros decided to save the wind until the second quarter. The problem was that by the time they had the wind behind them, they were also behind, 13-0.
USD didn't do much right after that, either, losing its fifth straight game in front of 4,000 in Toreros Stadium.
"Yeah, not taking the wind in the first quarter really turned out to be a bad move," USD Coach Brian Fogarty said. "We couldn't stop them from scoring."
One reason Occidental scored so easily was it had good field position--after a couple of poor punts by USD's Pat McNamara.