And those weren't the only new
entries in the Canyons record book.
In the 3rd quarter, Bauer combined with WR Tyrell Smith for a
96-yard scoring pass which set a new COC mark for longest TD pass and longest
play from scrimmage.
That was Bauer's 6th TD pass, and it came 2 plays after an
interception by Marte'a Johnson had given the Cougars the ball at their own 4
Smith also tied a COC record with 3
On the night, he finished with 4 catches for 172 yards.
And yet the one Smith catch that did
not result in a touchdown may have had the most impact.
With the score 6-0 in favor of Ventura, Smith adjusted his route to catch
a rare Bauer underthrow along the left sideline.
He was covered on the play by Ventura's standout CB Will Poole.
As Smith went for the ball, he and Poole got tangled up.
Smith made the catch and appeared to land on Poole, who left the game
shaken up. Poole
would return for a couple of series (and block an extra point attempt), but left
the game for good before halftime.
To say the least, he was missed as COC rolled up 444 passing yards.
It was an offensive onslaught for
the Canyons. After
fumbling on their first play from scrimmage, COC scored touchdowns on their next
6 possessions to take command of the game.
In all, the Cougars amassed 573 yards of offense and 28 first downs, and
they scored all 9 of their TDs on offense.
And they held the ball for just 21:09, a testament to how quickly they
scored once they got the ball.
Ventura's Jason Beck helped keep
the Pirates in the game for a quarter.
Beck had 2 TD passes in the opening stanza and a third just before
halftime and finished 15 of 24 for 202 yards.
His 18-yard toss to TE Victor Sesay midway through the opening quarter
gave Ventura a short-lived 6-0 lead.
And his 20-yard pass to Dwayne Taylor near the end of the quarter brought
Ventura back within a point at 13-12.
But COC just kept scoring
Trevor Brackett had 2 TDs among his 4 catches for 69 yards.
Other Cougars who scored touchdowns were J.J. Arrington, Jason Hogan,
Mychal Williams and Will Caldwell.
Caldwell ended up as the leading Cougar rusher with 62 yards on just 4
specialist Ramon Perry finished with 108 yards on 4 punt returns (including a
72-yarder which set up COC's final TD) and 60 yards on 3 kickoff returns.
For Ventura, Marcus Crawford led all
rushers with 99 yards on 23 carries.
Sesay led Pirate receivers with 4 catches, good for 47 yards and a TD.
WR Tremaine Murray had 3 catches for 53 yards and a score.
And John Koker had an excellent day as the punter, averaging 46.4 yards
on 8 punts including a 66-yarder.
The game took a bizarre turn late in
the third quarter.
COC's J.J. Arrington ran for about 12 yards and lost the ball, and
The officials had a lengthy conference to discuss whether or not
Arrington had hit the ground before losing the ball.
And their answer was...they weren't sure.
So they ruled the play didn't count, and awarded a "do-over".
To say the least, this displeased Ventura Coach Terry Morris, who drew 4
consecutive unsportsmanlike penalties arguing the call.
COC scored their 8th touchdown following all this, making it
The one down note for COC was an
injury to DB Justin Goss in the 4th quarter.
Preliminary word was a broken fibula, and Goss was carted off the field
to the ambulance positioned at the edge of the field.
With the win, COC moves to 5-1
overall and 4-0 in conference.
Ventura falls to 2-4 overall and 1-3 in conference.
Saturday, October 26, 2002 - 4
at Cougar Stadium (COC), Valencia, CA
A Western State Conference Game
College of the Canyons (Cougars)
Ventura College (Pirates) 19
V – Sesay 18 yard pass from Beck
(kick blocked) 8:09 -- 0-6
C – T.Smith 23 yard pass from Bauer (Tompkins kick) 5:40 -- 7-6
C – Brackett 16 yard pass from Bauer (kick blocked) 1:35 -- 13-6
V – Taylor 20 yard pass from Beck (kick blocked) 0:36 -- 13-12
C – Arrington 1 yard run (Tompkins
kick) 13:10 -- 20-12
C – T.Smith 19 yard pass from Bauer (Tompkins kick) 8:11 -- 27-12
V – Murray 25 yard pass from Beck (Koker kick) 0:41 -- 27-19
C – Hogan 8 yard pass from Bauer (Tompkins kick) 0:07 -- 34-19
C – Brackett 31 yard pass from
Bauer (kick wide left) 14:21 -- 40-19
C – T.Smith 96 yard pass from Bauer (Tompkins kick) 5:19 -- 47-19
C – Williams 2 yard run (Tompkins
kick) 13:38 -- 54-19
C – Caldwell 4 yard run (Tompkins) 10:02 -- 61-19
|First Downs||28 (17 pass; 8 run; 3 pen)||18 (9 pass; 8 run; 1 pen)
|Rushes – Yards||23-129||38-118
|Comp - Att – Int||22-32-0||16-26-1
|Sacks – Yards||2-14||0-0
|Fumbles - Lost||2-2||0-0
|Penalties – Yards||3-24||13-141
|Time of Possession||21:09||38:51|
29-W.Caldwell 4-62, 24-M.Williams 6-26, 12-Gunn 3-18, 30-J.J.Arrington
6-16, 34-Jaime 2-6, 27-Ofagalilo 1-3, 10-Bauer 1-(-2)
V: 33-M.Crawford 23-99, 22-D.Fields 5-20, 35-Njoku 4-7, 3-J.Parker 1-5, 15-T.Murray 1-1, 80-Sesay 1-1, 14-E.Diaz 1-(-6), 7-J.Beck 2-(-9)
10-K.Bauer 21-31-0-435, 6 TDs; 12-Gunn 1-1-0-9
V: 7-J.Beck 15-24-1-202, 3 TDs; 14-E.Diaz 1-2-0-8
7-T.Smith 4-172, 3-Brackett 4-69, 30-Arrington 4-49, 19-Boyle 4-32,
4-B.Miller 3-50, 8-E.Lopez 1-41, 29-W.Caldwell 1-23, 33-Hogan 1-8
V: 80-Sesay 4-47, 15-T.Murray 3-53, 11-D.Taylor 2-36, 22-Fields 2-16, 81-Wadkowski 1-16, 12-Giles 1-15, 33-Crawford 1-13, 89-Garrett 1-11, 30-Holmes 1-3
20-Cummings 2-43.5 avg
V: 10-Koker 8-46.4 avg
5-Perry 3-60, 15-E.Robinson 1-22
V: 4-Langford 2-56, 15-T.Murray 2-55
5-Perry 4-108, 2-M.Johnson 1-11, 7-T.Smith 1-2
V: 3-Parker 1-9
V: 40-Giroux 1-0, 97-Seitz 1-0
57-N.Ramirez 1-8, 51-E.Thompson 1-6
COC entered 4-1, ranked #5 in South, #15 JCGW.
VC entered 2-3, ranked #18 in South.
Bauer tied COC record with 6 TD passes.
Smith tied COC record with 3 TD catches.
They set new COC record for long TD pass and play from scrimmage with the
also set new COC record for TD passes in season (24).
An apparent Arrington fumble in late 3rd was ruled a
"do-over"; the VC bench drew 4 straight unsportsmanlike conduct penalties