Toreros Looking for Victory No. 1

The University of San Diego football team, in search of its first win of the year, travels to Pomona to face Pomona-Pitzer College at 7:30 tonight.

History will be on USD’s side as the Toreros have a 12-1-1 record against Pomona-Pitzer (0-1) in the series. However, the Toreros (0-2 this season) suffered several injuries to starters in last week’s 26-8 loss against Whittier.

Offensive tackle Eric Nasland is out with a broken hand and will be replaced by freshman David Gilmore. Linebacker Mike Hamilton and offensive tackle Mike Cassady (strained knees), and defensive tackle Kevin Rice (broken hand) are doubtful. Linebacker Pete McMahon suffered a recurrence of neck and head injuries last week and has decided to quit the team. He will become a student assistant coach.

“If we were going in at full strength, we’d feel pretty good,” said USD Coach Brian Fogarty. “Now we’re back to playing a lot of freshmen and sophomores. That could be a problem.”