Pacific 67, Fullerton St. 37
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) _ Sophomore Troy Kopp passed for 515 yards and seven touchdowns, both school records, as the University of the Pacific routed Fullerton State 67-37 in a Big West Conference game on Saturday.
The Tigers (2-4, 1-3 in the Big West) also set a school mark with 747 yards in total offense. Fullerton State (1-6, 0-3) lost its sixth in a row.
Kopp threw for 396 yards in the first half as Pacific took a 33-24 lead. But the Titans drew within 33-31 less than two minutes into the second half when Paul Schulte threw a 17-year touchdown pass to J.J. Celestine after Howard McCrary’s interception at the Pacific 19.
But the Tigers came right back, driving 67 yards in nine plays with Kopp hitting Daryl Hobbs with a 9-yard scoring pass. Kopp then hit Aaron Turner with a 12-yarder for a 47-31 lead and the Tigers weren’t threatened again.
Steve Mehl ran for 127 yards and caught six passes for 151 yards and one touchdown. Hobbs, Turner and Melvin Johnson each caught two touchdown passes.
Schulte threw for a season-high 296 yards but was intercepted twice. Celestine caught nine passes for 177 yards and set a school record with three catches. Reggie Yarbrough ran for 109 yards.
The 67 points were the second-most ever given up by Fullerton and were the fourth highest in Pacific history.
Kopp’s 515 passing yards exceeded the old Pacific record of 446 yards by Paul Berner in 1984, also against Fullerton. His seven touchdowns surpassed the old record of four, done four times.