Mosier Helps Cal Lutheran Coast Past Pomona-Pitzer
Claremont, Calif. - Daniel Mosier had four touchdowns in the first half as the No. 18 Cal Lutheran football team captured a 62-7 win over Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday.
The win improves the Kingsmen to 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the SCIAC on the season, while extending their conference winning streak to 18 games, dating back to 2009. Pomona-Pitzer falls to 0-6 overall and 0-3 in the SCIAC with the loss.
The match-up between junior running back Luke Sweeney (Broken Arrow, Okla.), who entered the game ranked first in the country in rushing yards (203.2 yards per game) and the nationally ranked Kingsmen never materialized, as Cal Lutheran was able to hold Sweeney to a season-low 56 yards on 26 carries. The low total came one week after Sweeney broke the Pomona-Pitzer program single-game record with 265 yards against Occidental.
Instead, Mosier was able to run for touchdowns on four of Cal Lutheran's first five possessions to stake the Kingsmen to a 28-0 lead. He ran in from 16 yards just 2:36 into the game, then broke a 49-yard touchdown at the 8:13 mark of the first quarter to make the score 14-0. Mosier added scoring runs of three and two yards at the end of short scoring drives (32 yards and 44 yards respectively) to maket he score 28-0 with 7:16 left in the second quarter.
The end of the first half saw the Kingsmen score on a 13-yard touchdown pass with 34 seconds left, and then run an interception back for a touchdown on the final play as Luis Villavicencio grabbed a batted ball out of the air and ran it back 49 yards to make the score 48-0 at the break.
The Sagehens were able to break the shutout when junior quarterback Luke Ferguson (Silverton, Ore.) found sophomore wide receiver Ryan Randle (Compton, Calif.) from 14 yards out with 2:35 left in the game. It was the seventh time in the last four games that Ferguson and Randle have connected on touchdown passes.
Junior linebacker Jake Rollins (Simi Valley, Calif.) gave the Sagehens everything he had on defense, as he was in on 18 tackles (nine solo, nine assisted). Mosier finished with 118 yards on 14 carries for his four touchdowns.
The Sagehens will be back in action next weekend when they travel to Whittier for a 7 p.m. contest.