San Diego 44, Cal Lutheran 19
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Evan Hlavecek tied his own school record with four touchdowns and rushed for a career-high 160 yards Saturday night to lead the University of San Diego to a 44-19 victory over Cal Lutheran.
Hlavecek, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound senior, scored on runs of one, three and 76 yards, plus on a 31-yard touchdown pass from John Khamis.
Hlavecek, who also scored four touchdowns in a game last season, shares that school record with Jermaine Rucker.
Hlavecek rushed 20 times, caught the scoring pass, and added 52 yards on three punt returns, with one kickoff return for 16 yards against the Kingsmen (0-1).
The Toreros (1-1) converted five Cal Lutheran turnovers and a blocked punt into 17 points, 10 in the first eight minutes of the third quarter.
San Diego, which led 14-6 at halftime, recovered a fumble by Cal Lutheran’s Dwight McNaughton at the Kingsmen 31. Two plays later, Khamis hit Hlavacek with the 31-yard touchdown pass for a 21-6 lead with 13:18 left in the third quarter.
Jason Chang’s fumble at the Cal Lutheran 15 led to Tim Roth’s 35-yard field goal to put San Diego ahead 24-10 with 6:22 to go in the third.
Following a two-yard TD run by Cal Lutheran’s Billy Busch to cut the lead to 24-13, Hlavacek scored on a 76-yard run to give San Diego a 30-13 lead with 1:22 to go in the third quarter.
The Toreros added touchdown runs of four and 27 yards by freshman Matt Brown in the fourth quarter.
Cal Lutheran closed the scoring with a 42-yard punt return by Ryan Babcock late in the fourth quarter.
Hlavacek scored first-half touchdowns on runs of one and three yards to give San Diego a 14-0 lead.
Cal Lutheran scored its only points of the half on Chang’s 1-yard run with one second left in the half.