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Occidental rolls over Pomona-Pitzer

Collins and Andersen key the march to a big lead and Tigers keep the Drum after a 38-23 win over Sagehens.

October 22, 2006|From Times Staff Reports

Quarterback Andy Collins threw four touchdown passes, and running back Matt Andersen had a scoring run and scoring catch to lead Occidental to a 38-23 victory over Pomona-Pitzer in a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Assn. game in Eagle Rock.

The Tigers, who improved to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the conference, earned the right to keep the Drum, the traditional prize for the winner of Southern California's oldest college football rivalry, dating to 1895.

The 109th meeting involving the schools wasn't as close as the score might indicate as Occidental, ranked No. 11 in the American Football Coaches Assn. Division III poll, built a 38-7 lead through three quarters.

Occidental, which won its 19th consecutive SCIAC game, took a 7-0 lead when Collins passed 32 yards to Mike Winchell for a touchdown with 10:19 left in the first quarter.

Andersen had a nine-yard scoring run in the first quarter and caught a 10-yard scoring pass from Collins in the second quarter. Andersen finished with 118 yards in 14 carries.

Occidental also got a 47-yard field goal from Thomas Joraanstad at the end of the first half.

The Sagehens (2-4, 1-3), who lost to the Tigers for the sixth time in seven seasons, got two touchdown passes from Cody Peterson in the fourth quarter to close the gap.

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West

No. 18 Boise State 42, at Idaho 26: Ian Johnson ran for 183 yards and four touchdowns, and the Broncos (8-0, 4-0) defeated the Vandals (4-4, 3-1) at Moscow to take sole possession of first place in the Western Athletic Conference. Johnson scored on runs of eight, 18, four and 12 yards, giving him 1,181 yards and 18 touchdowns this season. Jared Zabransky completed 10 of 22 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns for Boise State.

at Nevada 23, San Jose State 7: Running back Robert Hubbard rushed for 161 yards in 33 carries and scored a touchdown as the Wolf Pack (4-3, 1-2) held the Spartans (4-2, 1-1) to 239 total yards to win the WAC game at Reno.

Hawaii 49, at New Mexico State 30: Colt Brennan threw five touchdown passes and for 330 yards, and the Warriors (5-2, 3-1) never punted in a WAC victory over the Aggies (2-5, 0-3) at Las Cruces.

at Louisiana Tech 48, Utah State 35: The Bulldogs (2-5, 1-2) rushed for a season-high 344 yards, including 178 by freshman Daniel Porter, in a WAC victory over the Aggies (1-7, 1-3) at Ruston.

at Brigham Young 52, Nevada Las Vegas 7: John Beck passed for four touchdowns and ran for a score, and Curtis Brown became the second-leading rusher in school history as the Cougars (5-2, 3-0) routed the Rebels (1-6, 0-3) in a Mountain West Conference game at Provo, Utah.

at Wyoming 24, Colorado State 0: Wynel Seldon rushed for 112 yards at Laramie for a Mountain West win as the Cowboys (4-4, 3-1) shut out the Rams (4-3, 1-2) for the first time since 1959 in the Border War rivalry.

at San Diego State 19, Air Force 12: Garrett Palmer kicked a 30-yard field goal with two seconds left to help the Aztecs (1-5, 1-2) upset the Falcons (3-3, 3-1) in a Mountain West game. San Diego State scored a touchdown with no time left when Air Force, trailing 13-12, tried to lateral the kickoff after Palmer's field goal. Marc Hull recovered the loose ball in the end zone.

San Diego 37, at Drake 0: Josh Johnson threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns and J.T. Rogan had 173 yards rushing and a score to lead the Toreros (7-0, 4-0) over the Bulldogs (6-2, 3-1) in a Pioneer League game at Des Moines.

South Dakota State 29, at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 28: Senior quarterback Andy Kardoes passed for 250 yards and three fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Jackrabbits (4-3, 1-0) rallied from a 22-point deficit to beat the Mustangs (5-2, 2-1) in a Great West Conference game.

at Redlands 21, Claremont-Mudd 9: Zack Schafer rushed for 157 yards in 28 carries and Brad Smith returned an onside kick 42 yards for a touchdown with 2:36 left to lead the Bulldogs (2-4, 2-1) over the Stags (3-3, 1-2) in a SCIAC game.

La Verne 27, at Whittier 14: Quarterback Troy Doolittle passed for 325 yards and threw four touchdown passes to lead the Leopards (2-4, 2-2) over the Poets (1-5, 0-3) in a SCIAC game. La Verne outscored Whittier, 20-0, in the second half.

at Cal Lutheran 34, Chapman 14: Quarterback Danny Jones completed 19 of 27 passes for 302 yards and had four touchdown passes to lead the Kingsmen (5-1) over the Panthers (2-4).

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at Houston 34, Texas El Paso 17: Kevin Kolb completed 20 of 30 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Cougars (5-3, 3-1) over the Miners (4-3, 2-1) in a Conference USA game. Kolb also had 54 yards rushing to become only the 10th player in NCAA Division I-A history to compile more than 12,000 career yards. He has a conference record 12,148 yards.

Tulsa 35, at Memphis 14: Courtney Tennial rushed for three touchdowns and quarterback Paul Smith threw for 217 yards and another touchdown to lead the Golden Hurricane (6-1, 3-0) over the Tigers (1-6, 0-3) in a CUSA game at Memphis, Tenn.

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