/seasons/2013/contrib/201309228ihbmu

Michels Jacks In Winning Score As Boxers Move To 3-0

More news about: Pacific

Box Score

ATHERTON, Calif. – Jack Michels (So., Kirkland, Wash.) scored the game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter to give Pacific their best start since 1964, lifting the Boxers to a 28-21 win over Menlo in football action on Saturday at Conner Field.
 
The tight end's first collegiate points proved to be the Boxers' only touchdown of the second half and brought Pacific back from a one-point deficit after Menlo took their only lead of the game on Thomas Reynolds' touchdown just two-and-a-half minutes before.
 
The victory moves Pacific to 3-0 on the year, their best start since the 1964 season.  It is also Pacific's first win over the Oaks (1-3), who defeated the Boxers in both 2010 and 2011.
 
Despite a close second half in the scoring column, the Boxers proved the offensively dominant team all afternoon, racking up 423 yards of total offense to Menlo's 299.  Quarterback P.J. Minaya (Sr., Wahiawa, Hawaii) completed 10 of 17 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns, while T.C. Campbell (Jr., Kaimuki, Hawaii) completed 9 of 15 for 125 yards and a score.
 
Jacob Lawrence (Jr., Sherwood, Ore.) led receivers with 76 yards and a touchdown on four catches.  Deven McKinney (Jr., Spanaway, Wash.) led the ground attack with 56 yards on six carries.
 
Menlo quarterback Wade Hawkins was limited to 89 yards while completing 14 of 26 passes with one interception.  Thomas Reynolds rushed 20 times for 148 yards and all three Oaks' touchdowns while Matt Belardes caught three passes for 42 yards.
 
After forcing Menlo to go three-and-out on the opening series of the game and gaining great field position off the punt, Pacific took little time to score in a rainstorm more characteristic of Oregon than the Bay Area.  On the first play from scrimmage, Minaya found Lawrence for a 50-yard touchdown pass to put Pacific ahead 7-0.
 
Pacific scored just once in the first quarter despite the Pacific defense forcing the Oaks to go three-and-out on their first three possessions.  The Boxers missed a chance to go up 10-0 with 3:34 left in the quarter when Moses Villareal-Gomez's (Jr., Stockton, Calif.) 21-yard field goal attempt went wide left, partly hurt by a bad snap.
 
The Boxers returned to the end zone on their opening drive of the second, with Campbell finding Kelson Kawai (Sr., North Kohala, Hawaii) for a 15-yard touchdown at the 6:59 mark.  Villareal-Gomez made up for his earlier miss with a 36-yard field goal with one second left, allowing the Boxers a 17-7 halftime lead.
 
Menlo started making their charge early in the second half after the Boxers went three-and-out on their first possession of the period.  Hawkins and Reynolds milked an 11-play, 55-yard drive over 4 minutes, 26 seconds, which ended on a nine-yard Reynolds scoring run that brought the Oaks within 17-14.
 
The defenses held the rest of the quarter, and Pacific finally got back on the board early in the fourth when Villareal-Gomez chipped in a 22-yard field goal with 11:26 remaining.  The Oaks then forced two Pacific turnovers on fumbles, the last coming when Jaden Rosselli stripped McKinney of the ball and Denzel Guewell returned it to the Menlo 18-yard line. 
 
Reynolds ran for paydirt on the next play, dashing 82 yards for the score.  Benjamin Vega's extra point put Menlo ahead for the first time, 21-20, with 5:41 left.
 
The Boxers went to the air to move quickly down the field on the ensuing possession, ending when Minaya found Michels for his 11-yard reception that proved to be the winning touchdown.
 
Menlo committed their third turnover of the game on their next play as Shane Feuerbach (Sr., Rocklin, Calif.) recovered Hawkins' fumble with 2:21 left.  The Oaks' defense kept Pacific out of the end zone, and a 42-yard field goal attempt by Villareal-Gomez that would have put the game out of reach went wide right.  Menlo would by unable to move the ball beyond their own 19-yard line in the final 48 seconds.
 
Jack Perez (So., Petaluma, Calif.) led Pacific defensively with nine tackles and one forced fumble.  Sean Bangs (Sr., Portland, Ore.) had eight tackles, including 1.5 sacks for a loss of 14 yards.  Bryan Mills (Sr., Imbler, Ore.) had Pacific's lone interception of the game while Feuerbach and Alex Willeford (Jr., Keizer, Ore.) had fumble recoveries.  As a unit, the Pacific defense sacked Hawkins four times and had 10 tackles for loss for 40 yards.
 
Rosselli led the Menlo defense with 10 tackles and one forced fumble.  James Yoder added seven tackles.
 
Pacific will now take a bye weekend before returning to the road to open Northwest Conference play on Sat., Oct. 5, at Whitworth.  Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.  A live audio broadcast of the game will be available at GoBoxers.com and in the Portland area on KUIK-AM (1360).
 
BOXER BYTES: The game featured a first ever meeting between former UC Davis teammates Keith Buckley and Mark Grieb, both of whom graduated in 1996.  Grieb, a former longtime Arena Football League quarterback with the San Jose SaberCats, took over as Menlo head coach this season…Pacific's three wins matches their win total from 2012 and marks the third time in the last eight seasons that the Boxers have risen to three victories.

Oct. 13: All times Eastern
Final
at Delaware Valley 23, Lycoming 16
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Plymouth State 29, at Framingham State 28
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Hamilton 62, Bowdoin 27
Video Box Score Video
Final
at Gallaudet 35, Castleton 25
Video Box Score
Final
at Hobart 52, Rochester 7
Video Box Score
Final
Nichols 23, at Becker 15
Video Box Score
Final
Muhlenberg 34, at Thomas More 31
Video Box Score
Final
at Hope 70, Finlandia 6
Video Box Score Photos Photos
Final
King's 51, at Alvernia 7
Video Box Score
Final
at Morrisville State 41, Utica 24
Video Box Score
Final
at Centre 33, Trinity (Texas) 28
Video Box Score
Final
at Cortland 41, Buffalo State 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Husson 56, at Alfred State 14
Video Box Score Photos
Final
Wittenberg 41, at Allegheny 14
Video Box Score
Final
Western Connecticut 23, at Massachusetts Maritime 13
Video Box Score
Final
at Amherst 35, Colby 9
Video Box Score
Final
Stevenson 20, at Widener 6
Video Video Box Score
Final
Wesleyan 44, at Bates 13
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Case Western Reserve 37, St. Vincent 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Carnegie Mellon 17, Bethany 14
Video Box Score
Final
at Salisbury 17, Montclair State 15
Video Box Score Photos
Final
Maryville (Tenn.) 34, at Methodist 9
Video Box Score
Final
Wabash 7, at Ohio Wesleyan 0
Video Box Score
Final
Misericordia 25, at Lebanon Valley 21
Video Photos
Final
Denison 20, at DePauw 12
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Western New England 56, Curry 21
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Randolph-Macon 45, at Shenandoah 14
Video Box Score Photos
Final
Kalamazoo 20, at Albion 19
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Brockport 52, at Alfred 0
Video Box Score Recap Recap
Final
at Westminster (Pa.) 49, Thiel 7
Box Score
Final
Wooster 27, at Oberlin 21
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Washington and Lee 40, Emory and Henry 29
Video Box Score
Final
at Frostburg State 56, William Paterson 0
Video Box Score Recap Recap Recap
Final
at Hiram 28, Kenyon 24
Video Box Score
Final
Wesley 54, at Kean 6
Video Box Score
Final
Trine 50, at Olivet 49
Video Box Score
Final
Southern Virginia 23, at Apprentice 21
Box Score
Final
at St. John Fisher 42, Hartwick 14
Video Box Score Recap Recap
Final - OT
MacMurray 27, at Crown 21
Video Box Score Recap Live stats
Final
at Martin Luther 28, Westminster (Mo.) 12
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Macalester 47, Lawrence 21
Video Box Score
Final
Ithaca 24, at Union 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Marietta 63, Wilmington 21
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Coast Guard 15, Maine Maritime 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Mount Union 77, at Capital 3
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Trinity (Conn.) 38, Tufts 24
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Franklin 42, at Mount St. Joseph 34
Video Video Box Score Recap
Final
Manchester 21, at Bluffton 17
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
John Carroll 49, at Ohio Northern 17
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Hanover 48, Defiance 7
Video Box Score
Final
at Baldwin Wallace 44, Muskingum 7
Video Box Score
Final
at Grove City 28, Waynesburg 3
Video Box Score
Final
Merchant Marine 17, at Springfield 14
Video Box Score
Final
Middlebury 21, at Williams 10
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Huntingdon 52, Brevard 17
Video Box Score
Final
Hampden-Sydney 42, at Bridgewater 21
Video Box Score
Final
at SUNY-Maritime 35, Dean 7
Video Box Score
Final
Endicott 66, at University of New England 38
Video Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Washington and Jefferson 50, Geneva 43
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Berry 35, at Hendrix 14
Video Box Score
Final
at Texas Lutheran 28, East Texas Baptist 21
Video Box Score
Final
Augustana 41, at North Park 7
Video
Final
Louisiana College 35, at McMurry 23
Video
Final
at Washington U. 17, Wheaton (Ill.) 10
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Wartburg 31, at Coe 19
Video Box Score Photos
Final
Eureka 44, at Concordia-Chicago 14
Video Box Score Photos
Final
Carleton 36, at Augsburg 34
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Rockford 37, at Lakeland 20
Video Box Score
Final
Gustavus Adolphus 42, at Hamline 14
Video Box Score
Final
at St. John's 40, St. Thomas 20
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Concordia (Wis.) 23, at Aurora 20
Video Box Score
Final
at Benedictine 40, Wisconsin Lutheran 31
Video Box Score
Final
at Loras 44, Nebraska Wesleyan 20
Video Box Score
Final
St. Norbert 21, at Chicago 20
Video Box Score
Final
Bethel 35, at St. Olaf 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Luther 41, Buena Vista 26
Video Box Score
Final
Millikin 32, at Carthage 29
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Knox 28, at Grinnell 7
Video Box Score
Final
at Central 17, Simpson 16
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Ripon 49, Beloit 14
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at UW-River Falls 21, UW-Stout 19
Video Box Score
Final
Monmouth 45, at Illinois College 13
Video Box Score
Final
at Illinois Wesleyan 44, Elmhurst 28
Video
Final
UW-Whitewater 45, at UW-Eau Claire 0
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Hardin-Simmons 48, Sul Ross State 27
Video Box Score
Final
Austin 34, at Millsaps 23
Video Box Score
Final
at Lake Forest 42, Cornell 0
Video Box Score
Final
at UW-Oshkosh 31, UW-Platteville 10
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Bridgewater State 44, Mass-Dartmouth 28
Video Box Score
Final
at Whitworth 55, Pacific Lutheran 13
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Pacific 23, at Puget Sound 22
Video Box Score Recap
Final
George Fox 28, at Willamette 6
Video Box Score
Final
at Linfield 43, Lewis and Clark 26
Video Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Southwestern 21, Belhaven 10
Video Box Score Photos
Final
Rowan 17, at TCNJ 14
Video Box Score
Final
Adrian 28, at Alma 23
Video Box Score Photos
Final
Averett 24, at N.C. Wesleyan 14
Video Box Score
Final
Heidelberg 21, at Otterbein 7
Video Box Score
Final
Anderson 63, at Earlham 0
Video Box Score
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 59, Carroll 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at UW-La Crosse 63, UW-Stevens Point 27
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Birmingham-Southern 13, at Sewanee 10
Video Box Score
Final
at St. Scholastica 47, Greenville 13
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Northwestern (Minn.) 20, Minnesota-Morris 17
Video
Final
La Verne 42, at Whittier 23
Video Box Score
Final
at Chapman 62, Occidental 0
Video Video Box Score
Final
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 20, at Redlands 10
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Cal Lutheran 28, Pomona-Pitzer 24
Video Box Score Recap
Oct. 14: All times Eastern
Final
LaGrange 43, at Greensboro 16
Video Box Score
Oct. 19: All times Eastern
8:00 PM
Martin Luther at Northwestern (Minn.)
Video Live stats
Oct. 13: All times Eastern
Final
at Delaware Valley 23, Lycoming 16
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Muhlenberg 34, at Thomas More 31
Video Box Score
Final
Brockport 52, at Alfred 0
Video Box Score Recap Recap
Final
at Frostburg State 56, William Paterson 0
Video Box Score Recap Recap Recap
Final
Wesley 54, at Kean 6
Video Box Score
Final
Wittenberg 41, at Allegheny 14
Video Box Score
Final
Trine 50, at Olivet 49
Video Box Score
Final
at Case Western Reserve 37, St. Vincent 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Mount Union 77, at Capital 3
Video Box Score Photos
Final
John Carroll 49, at Ohio Northern 17
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Berry 35, at Hendrix 14
Video Box Score
Final
at Washington and Jefferson 50, Geneva 43
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at St. John's 40, St. Thomas 20
Photos Recap Box Score Video
Final
at Washington U. 17, Wheaton (Ill.) 10
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Illinois Wesleyan 44, Elmhurst 28
Video
Final
UW-Whitewater 45, at UW-Eau Claire 0
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Hardin-Simmons 48, Sul Ross State 27
Video Box Score
Final
at UW-Oshkosh 31, UW-Platteville 10
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Whitworth 55, Pacific Lutheran 13
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Linfield 43, Lewis and Clark 26
Video Video Box Score Recap
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 59, Carroll 0
Video Box Score Recap