No. 1 CCSF Rolls to Victory

San Francisco QB Orlando Evans threw for 5 TDs and ran for 2 more as the top-ranked Rams defeated the Sacramento Panthers, 50-22, October 6th at CCSF. RB Johnnie Mack also had a big day with 152 yards rushing, including 110 in the 3rd quarter, as the Rams wore down Sacramento.

But the star of the afternoon was Evans, who threw for 319 yards on 20 of 30.  He also ran for 63 yards on 12 attempts and accounted for all 7 CCSF touchdowns.  The Rams didn't punt all afternoon.  Three of Evans' TD tosses went to 6-4 WR Princell Brockenbrough, who finished with 108 yards on 4 catches.

Things started well for Sacramento when LB Ishmael Thrower forced an Evans fumble just 3 minutes into the game.  Brennan Mallery scooped up the ball, and when Terrence Lee scored from 6 yards out 2 plays later the Panthers had the early lead.

Then Evans went to work.  His 6-yard pass to Brockenbrough brought the Rams even just 2 minutes later, and his 4-yard TD pass to Kellen Taylor gave CCSF a 14-7 lead at the end of the 1st quarter.

Early through the 2nd quarter, Sacramento's Ty Johnson and Brockenbrough went up for an Evans pass and this time it was the Panther who made the play.  Johnson's interception gave the ball back to the Sac City offense, and less then 3 minutes later Terrence Lee scored from 3 yards out to even the game at 14.

Evans and Brockenbrough got a measure of revenge when they hooked up on a 40-yard scoring pass on the next possession.  That gave CCSF the lead they would never relinquish.  A 32-yard field goal by Richard Heintz just before halftime gave the Rams a 24-14 lead at intermission.  Then SF took the opening kickoff and drove the length of the field.  Evans' 4th TD pass of the day, a 19-yarder to Brockenbrough, gave SF a 30-14 lead and apparent control of the game.

But Sacramento wasn't through yet.  Lamar Lee found Kevin Swanigan for a 53-yard TD pass less than a minute later, and Terrence Lee took the ball in for the 2-point conversion to make it a one-score game again at 30-22.   However, that would be as close as Sacramento would get.

As the 3rd quarter progressed, CCSF relied on the running of Johnnie Mack to wear down the Panther defense and keep control of the ball.  Mack carried 12 times for 110 yards in the third quarter, and CCSF kept the ball for nearly 11 minutes of the quarter.  Evans also joined in the running attack in the 3rd quarter, scoring twice to put the game out of reach.  Evans capped the day with a 5th TD pass, this one to Zack Fletcher, early in the 4th quarter to close out the scoring.

For Sacramento, QB Lamar Lee threw for 210 yards and a TD without throwing an interception.  However, the Panther rushing attack had just one carry longer than 9 yards and ended the day with only 33 yards on 25 carries.  That allowed too much time on the field for the defense, and CCSF rolled up 571 yards of total offense on the afternoon. 

Scoring Summary:

1st Quarter:
Sac - T.Lee 6 yd run (Geivett kick) 11:32  -  0-7
SF - Brockenbrough 6 yd pass from Evans (Heintz kick) 9:287-7
SF - Taylor 4 yd pass from Evans (Heintz kick) 1:44 - 14-7

2nd Quarter:
Sac - T.Lee 3 yd run (Geivett kick) 9:23 - 14-14
SF - Brockenbrough 40 yd pass from Evans (Heintz kick) 7:2921-14
SF - FG Heintz 32 yds 2:37 - 24-14

3rd Quarter:
SF - Brockenbrough 19 yd pass from Evans (run failed - dropped snap) 10:24 - 30-14
Sac - Swanigan 53 yd pass from L.Lee (T.Lee run) 9:5230-22
SF - Evans 3 yd run (kick blocked) 7:26 - 36-22
SF - Evans 7 yd run (Heintz kick) 3:2643-22

4th Quarter:
SF - Fletcher 12 yd pass from Evans (Heintz kick) 9:17 - 50-22

Individual Statistics:

SF:  4-Mack 26-152, 15-Evans 12-63, 22-Warren 3-20, 13-Nesen 3-17 Sac:  36-Tupou 5-22, 20-T.Lee 6-18, 2-Pierce 2-14, 22-Alexis 3-13, 12-Carter 1-3, 3-Goodman 1-0, 11-Salazar 2-(-13), 17-L.Lee 5-(-24)

  15-O.Evans 20-30-1-319, 5 TDs Sac:  17-L.Lee 18-31-0-210, 1 TD; 11-Salazar 2-2-0-13

84-Fletcher 7-84, 12-Makonnen 6-68, 9-Brockenbrough 4-108, 4-Mack 2-55, 2-Taylor 1-4 Sac:  3-Goodman 4-38, 88-Frailey 3-36, 2-Pierce 3-27, 20-T.Lee 3-22, 19-Swanigan 2-46, 22-Alexis 2-19, 82-Thompson 2-16, 36-Tupou 1-19

SF:  None  Sac: 95-Geivett 7-34.6 avg

Kick Ret:
  20-Johnson 2-52, 36-Button 1-0, 85-Joyner 1-0 Sac:  3-Goodman 6-164, 19-Swanigan 3-60

Punt Ret:
  20-Johnson 2-12 Sac:  None

SF:  None  Sac:  4-T.Johnson

Fum Rec-Ret Yds:
  5-Turner 1-(-6) Sac:  6-Mallery 1-8, 21-Montgomery 1-0

SF  5:
  1-Wilson 1 ½, 58-Mitchell 1 ½, 88-C.Clark, 90-Pratt Sac  2: 37-Rager, 91-Thrower ½, 97-Finau ½

Notes:  CCSF moves to 5-0 and is still #1 everywhere.  Sac falls to 3-2 after entering #5 in North & #13 in Calif.  Evans did it all with 5 TD passes and 2 TD runs but Sac's 1st TD came 2 plays after an Evans fumble and Sac's 2nd TD came after the Evans int.  Finau blocked the XPA for Sac.  Turner just snatched the ball away from Frailey after a reception late in the 3rd quarter.  Mack had 110 yds on 12 carries in 3rd qtr alone. Evans had 261 yds passing in the first half. Johnson wrestled the ball away from Brockenbrough for his INT.

Team Statistics:

Team Statistics:  San Francisco  Sacramento
First Downs  34 (13 pass-19 run-2 pen) 17 (10 pass-5 run-2 pen)
Rushes - Yards  44-25  25-33
Passing Yards  319  223
Comp - Att - Int  20-30-1  20-33-0
Return Yards  58  232
Sacks - Yards  5-40  2-12
Fumbles - Lost  2-2  1-1
Penalties - Yards 11-99  5-55
Time of Possession  33:28  26:32

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