Football Falls to San Diego
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Davidson suffered a 31-14 setback at San Diego Saturday afternoon inside Torero Stadium.
The Wildcats, who still control their postseason destiny after Butler’s loss earlier in the day, fall to 7-3 overall and 5-2 in the Pioneer Football League, while the Toreros move to 4-5 and 3-3.
After trading scoring drives to open the game, San Diego grabbed control with 17 unanswered to close the half highlighted by a pair of Re-Al Mitchell touchdown runs, including a 75-yard run to break the 7-7 tie.
Despite the setback, Mark McCurdy scored two more touchdowns for the Wildcats giving him a team-best 12 on the season. In addition, it marks the fourth straight contest and fifth time in 2022 the junior slot receiver has recorded a multiple-score game.
Back under center for the first time since Davidson’s win at Drake, Jayden Waddell completed 15-of-20 passes for 196 yards, a touchdown and one interception.
Coy Williams was the Wildcats’ leading rusher, gaining 72 yards on just nine carries.
Davidson (435 total yards) out-gained San Diego (413), but scored on just two of its six trips into the red zone.
Aaron Warren led the Wildcat defensive with six tackles on the day.
Davidson will close out its regular season Saturday, Nov. 19 with a 1 p.m. “Senior Day” contest against Dayton inside Richardson Stadium.