Drake 35

(3-4, 0-1 Pioneer)

San Diego 41

(5-1, 1-0 Pioneer)

4:30 PM ET, October 11, 2003

Torero Stadium, San Diego, CA

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DRAKE 0 14 14 735
USD 0 28 7 641

San Diego 41, Drake 35

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Eric Rasmussen threw five touchdown passes and set two career school passing records, leading San Diego to a 41-35 win over Drake on Saturday.

Rasmussen set career marks for touchdowns (63) and completions (427) as he threw TD passes to five different receivers.

San Diego (5-1) won its fifth straight game, its longest winning streak since 1989, in the Pioneer League opener for both schools. The Toreros won 51-46 at Drake last season.

Drake (3-4) lost despite four touchdowns from quarterback Connor Jostes, who completed 26 of 41 passes for a school-record 398 yards. Jostes also scored on a 5-yard run with 5:59 left in the game to cut the lead to 41-35.

Rasmussen threw a 26-yard scoring pass to Brett Labarrere with 7:15 left in the third quarter to break a 28-all tie. Rasmussen then threw a 16-yard TD pass to Adam Hannula less than three minutes into the fourth quarter for a 41-28 lead.

Rasmussen finished 23-of-35 for 392 yards.

The Bulldogs, who lost their seventh straight road game, had their final possession end when Adam Combs intercepted a pass with 1:54 left at midfield.

Drake had 552 yards of total offense. Jon Taylor rushed for 120 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown run on third-and-inches, and Jason Jones had 11 catches for 179 yards and touchdowns of 33 and 58 yards.