Although this weekend’s football game appeared over by halftime, four full quarters were played as the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen cruised past Pomona-Pitzer 62-7. Running back Luke Sweeney PO ’13, the NCAA rushing leader who has until now averaged 203.2 yards per game, was held to just 56 yards. Cal Lutheran’s Daniel Mosier capped off each of Cal Lu’s first four scoring drives with rushing touchdowns.
Cal Lutheran set the tone early on both sides of the ball, rushing and utilizing their size advantage to record a 48-0 halftime lead. The action slowed down a bit in the second half as Pomona-Pitzer’s defense stiffened, and a strong Luke Ferguson PO ’13 lead a scoring drive in the final three minutes to save the Sagehens from a potential shutout. On a day when the offense and defense had lackluster games, the P-P special teams unit proved a welcome bright spot. The Sagehens forced one field goal try that bounced off the upright, stopped another extra point attempt, and racked up over 200 yards on kick returns. Linebacker Jake Rollins PO ’13 also had a standout performance, recording 18 tackles—twice as many as any other player on the team.
The Sagehens will look to put this game behind them as they travel to Whittier for a 7:00 p.m. game next Saturday, October 29.