Last week, a relentless defense, led by Myles Bush, team captain and Foothill
Conference player of the week, held Santa Monica College (0-1) to 34 rushing
yards, 198 total yards, and forced two turnovers.
Bush had eight tackles, one sack, caused a fumble and a tackle for a safety
in the third quarter to give SWC a 21-6 lead.
Running behind a mammoth offensive line, that averages 315 pounds, Jaguar
running backs Andre Buggs, Andrew Follins and Vernon Jones totaled 295 yards on
"We have enough confidence in our running backs to gain positive yards on
any play. We can run around you or through you makes no difference to us,"
said SWC head coach Walt Justice."
Follins led the group with 101 yards on 17 carries, followed by Jones who had
99 yards on 11 rushes, an average of 9 yards per carry. Buggs, who scored the
games first touchdown on a one-yard run, had 72 yards on 6 carries with one
touchdown. He also added 44 yards on two receptions, to total 116 overall yards.
Justice was delighted with the Jaguars' ability to protect the ball.
"Give away, take away ratio is the biggest factor in the outcome of a
football game," he said. "We won that battle versus Santa Monica."
Quarterback Tanner Harris, a transfer from Ricks, Idaho, threw for 190 yards
and three touchdowns with no interceptions. Two of Harris' touchdowns were
caught by freshman Anthony Hellum. Hellum, who suffered a season-ending knee
surgery in the game, had 3 catches for 102 yards, including one 66-yard
touchdown pass in the second quarter to put the Jags up 13-0.
Punter Ryan Seale kept the Corsairs in their own side of the field the entire
game. Seale averaged 42 yards on 7 punts, including a long of 56 yards.