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SOUTHLAND ROUNDUP : Northridge Loses Opener, 20-13

Eastern Washington took advantage of an offside penalty in the fourth quarter Saturday night that helped give the Eagles a 20-13 season-opening victory over Cal State Northridge at Cheney, Wash.

After a first-down gain that put the ball at the Northridge one-yard line, Northridge kept Eastern Washington tailback Tim Mitchell out of the end zone on three consecutive plays.

But Northridge was penalized on the third play. Given the extra down, Eastern Washington’s Mark Tenneson scored on a quarterback sneak that gave the Eagles a 20-7 lead.

Northridge scored its only touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 15-yard pass play from Marty Fisher to Paul Peters.

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Fisher completed 14 of 24 passes for 151 yards.

Northridge safety Eric Treibatch intercepted two passes.

Azusa Pacific 21, Cal Lutheran 19--The Cougars were behind, 19-7, at halftime, but quarterback Bill Gallis led them to a nonconference victory at Thousand Oaks.

Gallis connected with Dan Mitchell for a 10-yard touchdown and with Mike Salazar for a four-yard touchdown in the third quarter to give Azusa Pacific a 21-19 lead.

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