Costa Mesa Football Preview

Costa Mesa (5-1, 1-0 in league) vs. Saddleback (0-6, 0-1)

When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Santa Ana College

Key Mustangs: Sr. RB-CB Mario Smith (1,050 yards, 12 TDs on 104 carries); Sr. QB Nathan Alvis (747 yard passing, 12 TDs, two INTs); Soph. FB-LB Orande Crenshaw (214 yards, eight TDs).

Key Roadrunner: Sr. RB Lawrence Quintana (236 yards).

Breakdown: Saddleback enters on a 15-game losing streak dating back to last year … The Roadrunners have been outscored 236-14 this season and have been shut out the past two games … Costa Mesa has outscored its opponents, 265-121, this year … Mario Smith has scored at least one touchdown in the Mustangs' six games … Costa Mesa is on a five-game winning streak since losing its season opener … The Mustangs' winning streak is the longest since the 2008 season when they won five in a row. That Costa Mesa team finished 5-6.

— Steve Virgen

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