Advertisement

Southland Roundup : Gaynor Sets Records While Leading Long Beach, 20-7

Cal State Long Beach quarterback Doug Gaynor broke the school records for career yardage, passing yardage, and completions in leading the 49ers to a 20-7 Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. win over Pacific Saturday at Stockton.

Gaynor, who completed 24 of 31 passes for 297 yards and rushed for a touchdown, has 5,613 total yards, which breaks the record of 5,588 set by Todd Dillon between 1982-83. Gaynor, with 5,826 passing yards and 499 completions, has eclipsed Dillion’s marks of 5,704 and 498.

Scott Morrison caught a nine-yard touchdown pass from Hue Jackson on the first drive of the game to give Pacific a 7-0 lead. But Long Beach scored 20 points behind the passing of Gaynor and the receiving of Charles Lockett, who had eight catches for 104 yards.

The 49ers scored with 8:03 left in the first quarter on David Caylor’s 23-yard field goal. Long Beach took the lead for good with 6:47 left in the second quarter on a 6-yard run by Gaynor.

Advertisement

Caylor added a 36-yard field goal in the third quarter, and Martin Sartin had a six-yard touchdown run in the fourth for Long Beach, which is 5-4 overall and 3-1 in the PCAA. Pacific is 4-5 and 2-3.

Long Beach Coach Mike Sheppard said: “Defensively, our coaches did very well. We questioned ourselves after the first drive, but we knew we had to be patient to get used to the wishbone. We got used to it fast.”

Long Beach plays San Jose State Thursday night at Long Beach in a game televised by ESPN.

Azusa Pacific 27, U. San Diego 14--Azusa-Pacific, ranked No. 3 in the NAIA, struggled but still was able to defeat the University of San Diego in a nonconference game at San Diego.

Advertisement

Christian Okoye led the Cougars (7-0) with 156 yards in 26 carries and 1 touchdown. Okoye has 1,060 yards this season, 72 yards less than Jim Farmer’s school-record 1,133 set in 1973.

Jon Milhon added 55 yards in 10 carries and two fourth-quarter touchdowns that held off the Toreros (4-4). San Diego gained only 149 total yards but had a chance to win in the fourth quarter because of 18 Azusa penalties for 169 yards. San Diego was penalized only four times for 28 yards.

Leading 21-7, in the fourth quarter, Azusa Pacific was flagged for roughing the passer on third down at its 30. Given new life, San Diego quarterback Pat Dixon passed to Lionel DeMorst for a 13-yard touchdown with 7 1/2 minutes remaining.

San Diego stopped Azusa Pacific and got the ball back with 2:40 left. But Azusa’s defense, which sacked Dixon six times, forced four incompletions, and the Cougars took over and drove 10 yards for their final tally.

Advertisement

Dixon finished with 11 completions in 31 attempts for 121 yards and 2 interceptions. He also had two interceptions called back on penalties.

Occidental 43, Pomona-Pitzer 0--Pat Guthrie threw for two early touchdown passes as the first-place Tigers (6-1, 4-0) rolled to an easy Southern California Intercollegiate Conference victory at Pomona. Guthrie finished 9 of 16 for 129 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Occidental had 234 yards rushing while holding Pomona-Pitzer to minus 12 yards in 21 attempts. Robert Bristow completed 32 of 53 passes for 284 yards and 5 interceptions for Pomona-Pitzer (1-6, 1-3).

La Verne 43, Claremont-Mudd 40--Quarterback Mark Van Allen completed 22 of 48 passes for 251 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead the Leopards back from a 34-14 halftime deficit in an SCIAC game at La Verne.

Advertisement

La Verne outscored Claremont-Mudd, 36-6 in the second half. Claremont-Mudd got five touchdowns from quarterback Steve Olsen, who completed 13 of 35 passes for 151 yards and 3 touchdowns. Olsen also ran for 2 touchdowns.

Claremont tight end Lance McKee had two touchdown receptions, and Thomas Brown and Edwin Fletcher each had two touchdowns for La Verne. La Verne is 3-4 overall, 3-2 in the conference. Claremont-Mudd is 0-7 and 0-5.

Portland St. 27, Cal Lutheran 20--Portland State came from behind to beat Cal Lutheran in a Western Football Conference game at Portland.

Field goals of 28 and 30 yards by Cal Lutheran put the Kingsmen (4-4 overall, 0-3 in league) ahead, 20-13, early in the fourth quarter.

Advertisement

But Portland State (3-4, 1-1) scored on a seven-yard pass from Terry Summerfield to Barry Naone and a one-yard run by Darren Humphreys to win.

UC Davis 41, CS Northridge 22--UC Davis, the No. 2-ranked Division II team, trailed the Matadors, 16-10, in the third quarter but got two quick touchdown passes from Chris Peterson and went on to victory at Davis.


Advertisement
Advertisement