San Diego yields just 57 yards in comeback win over Valpo

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mason Randall threw for one touchdown and ran for the decisive score, the San Diego defense allowed just 57 total yards and the Toreros rallied to defeat Valparaiso 21-14 on Saturday.

Randall’s 15-yard run and subsequent two-point conversion pass with 1:15 remaining in the fourth quarter gave the Toreros (5-4, 5-1 Pioneer Football League) their first lead of the game. Back in the first quarter, it was Randall’s pass that was intercepted by Jamauri Jackson and returned 83 yards for a touchdown and a 14-0 lead for Valparaiso (2-6, 2-3).

San Diego’s defense made the comeback possible, holding the Beacons to 14 yards over the final three quarters.

The Beacons’ Ben Nimz completed 2 of 16 passes for 2 yards and was sacked four times. Ben Washington carried 15 times for 64 yards, 28 coming on a touchdown run that gave Valpo a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.

After Jackson’s pick-6, Randall hit Emilio Martinez for a 45-yard touchdown pass and Brandon Eickert kicked two field goals to draw the Toreros within 14-13 at halftime, a score that stood until deep into the fourth quarter.

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