Andre Coleman recovered a fumble by Cal Lutheran quarterback Ryan Huisenga in the end zone with 5:23 to play to give Occidental a 19-17 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory Saturday at Cal Lutheran. (1-2. 1-1)
Occidental improved to 3-0, 2-0.
J.J. O'Laughlin threw three touchdown passes and Joe Vaughn scored his third touchdown of the season on an interception return as host Cal State Northridge (2-2) won, 47-17, over Chico State (1-3). . . . Anthony Rice caught six passes for 139 yards and three touchdowns to lead La Verne (3-0, 1-0 in SCIAC) to a 54-13 conference victory over Pomona Pitzer (1-3, 0-2) at La Verne. . . . Heath Houghton scored on touchdown pass plays of 22 and 31 yards to lead Trinity of Texas (4-0) to a 42-14 nonconference victory over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (0-3) at Claremont. . . . Dave Poltl scored on a seven-yard pass play from quarterback Todd Gragnano with 46 seconds to play to lift Chapman (2-0-1) to a 14-14 nonconference tie at Redlands (2-0-1). . . . Marcus Slaten gained 203 yards in 37 carries to lead Azusa Pacific (1-3) to a 24-17 nonconference victory over host Whittier (0-3).