SOUTHLAND ROUNDUP : Azusa Pacific Wins the Hard Way
Azusa Pacific gave up 402 yards and gained only 48 Saturday against Austin College (Tex.) at Azusa.
But Azusa Pacific still won the nonconference game, 21-19, because of a defense that turned in several scoring plays.
Strong safety Dusty Bach scored on a 54-yard fumble return and a 38-yard interception return. Mark Recktenwald also scored on a 63-yard punt return.
Redlands 27, La Verne 20--Curt Landreth scored two touchdowns as the Bulldogs (1-0) beat the Leopards (0-1) in a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Assn. game at Redlands.
Whittier 15, Claremont 3--The Poets (1-0) scored their points in the second half to beat the Stags (0-1) at Claremont.
The Poets scored a touchdown on a 74-yard pass play from Kevin Jamero to Rob Ryan.
Cal State Hayward 27, Cal Lutheran 0--Brad Bretz passed for three touchdowns to give Hayward (1-0) the victory over the Kingsmen (0-2) at Hayward.
Colorado College 17, Pomona-Pitzer 13--Nick Mystrom kicked a field goal and scored two touchdowns for Colorado in a season opener at Pomona.