October 7, 2006

Bulldogs Fall At San Diego, 56-3

Oct. 7, 2006

Box Score

Quarterback Josh Johnson passed for three touchdowns and rushed for a fourth to lead top-ranked San Diego to a 56-3 victory over visiting Butler in a Pioneer Football League game at Torero Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 7. The victory was the fifth in as many games for the Toreros, who improved to 2-0 in league play. Butler fell to 2-4 on the season and 1-2 in the PFL.

Johnson completed 19 of 29 passes for 235 yards, and he added 61 rushing yards on nine carries. The sophomore signal caller threw touchdown passes of nine yards to John Matthews, 22 yards to Ben Hannula and four yards to Hannula. He also tallied San Diego's final touchdown on a four-yard run.

The Toreros, ranked No. 1 in the I-AA Mid-Major poll, scored 21 points in the first quarter and led 35-0 at halftime. They added two more touchdowns in the third quarter and one in the fourth, while rolling up 516 yards in total offense!

Butler ended San Diego's shutout bid in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs marched 71 yards in 16 plays, and sophomore Jordan Quiroz capped the drive with a 27-yard field goal with 4:59 left in the contest. Butler had five first downs on the drive and 15 for the game.

Junior quarterback T. J. Brown completed 20 of 41 passes for the Bulldogs for 153 yards. Wide recievers Tom Mulvihill and Nate Miller each finished with five receptions. Mulvihill led the Bulldogs with 44 receiving yards, while Miller had 26 yards.

Linebacker Mike Marzotto had seven tackles to lead Butler's defense. Senior Dave McMahon had a pass interception in the game, and defensive end Derek Day came up with a fumble recovery.

The Bulldogs will return to Indianapolis for their next two games, beginning with a test against Drake on Saturday, Oct. 14.