JC Football Preview: Orange Coast vs. College of the Desert

Orange Coast (1-4) vs. College of the Desert (0-4)

When/where: Saturday, 6 p.m., COD

Key Pirates: So. LB Jason Kollock; Fr. LB Paco Potter; So. LB Frank Chambers; Fr. WR D.J. McFadden.

Key Roadrunners: Fr. QB Dane Tiedeman; So. WR Derek Herley; Fr. WR Artie Miura; Fr. DB Jacob Girgle.

Breakdown: The Pirates are favored to win the nonconference game against a Roadrunner team that neither runs, nor passes with much aplomb ... Desert is ranked 37th in the 37-school Southern California Football Assn. in total offense, including 37th in rushing (43.2 yards per game) and 33rd in passing ... The Roadrunners do not have a passing TD all season and have just three rushing TDs ... By contrast, OCC surrendered four TDs in both the second and third quarters in its 77-19 loss to Grossmont last week ... OCC is tied for 34th in the SCFA in rushing (75.4 yards per game) ... OCC is No. 35 in the SCFA in total defense, one spot ahead of Desert ... Foster makes his second start for the Pirates. He has thrown one TD pass, but no interceptions in 55 attempts. The other two OCC QBs have thrown seven combined interceptions in 138 attempts ... McFadden is averaging 21.2 yards on his 20 receptions and has three TDs ... Five OCC defenders have between 30 and 35 tackles, led by Kollock ... OCC has not beaten Desert in three tries, including a 52-50 setback last season ... Desert lost, 65-14, to Grossmont in its opener.

— Barry Faulkner

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