Morehead Falls Short of PFL Title

MOREHEAD, Ky. - Running back J.T. Rogan and quarterback Josh Johnson led San Diego to a 27-14 Pioneer Football League win over Morehead State Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

Rogan carried the ball 31 times and gained 154 yard and caught three passes for 50 yards. He scored on touchdown rushing and one receiving. Johnson hit 14-of-27 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns and gained 52 yards on the ground. Torero defensive end Eric Bakhtiari had four tackles for loss, including three sacks.

San Diego raised its record to 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the PFL. The Toreros and Dayton share the 2007 PFL Championship. Morehead State fell to 7-3 overall, 5-2 in the league.

"We knew they were a great football team coming in," said MSU Coach Matt Ballard. "Today, they proved it on both sides of the football. They out-played us and deserved to win.

"We weren't able to run the ball effectively, and we had problems with pass protection. We game a great effort, our guys always do. But, San Diego was just a little sharper in the execution department."

MSU quarterback Brian Yost hit 13-of-24 passes for 159 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. He also rushed for 70 yards on 17 carries. Halfback Erick Fitzpatrick caught six passes for 95 yards and both MSU touchdowns. Defensively, Eagle quarterback Josh Harris had 12 tackles, include 10 solo and one for a loss, and had a pass break-up.

USD led 10-0 at the end of the first quarter and 24-7 at the half. The Eagles cut the lead to 24-14 at the end of the third quarter, but could get no closer.

MSU will close out the 2007 season at Western Kentucky next Saturday (Nov. 17). Kickoff at L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green will be 4 p.m. CST (5 p.m. EST).


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