DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Freshman Scott Phaydavong rushed for 209
yards and two touchdowns and Daniel Marx caught a 21-yard TD pass
with 3:38 left, lifting Drake to a 41-38 victory over San Diego on
With a chance to send the game into overtime, San Diego's John
Koker was wide right on a 44-yard field goal attempt with 20
Drake (4-2, 1-0 Pioneer Football League) trailed 38-34 before
driving 63 yards in four plays for the winning score. At the San
Diego 21, Connor Jostes rolled to his right and found Marx, his
tight end, for the touchdown.
There were five lead changes in the game. San Diego (2-4, 0-1)
went ahead for the final time on Todd Mortensen's 33-yard touchdown
pass to Adam Hannula with 8:21 to play.
Mortensen also threw touchdown passes of 28 and 12 yards to
Michael Gasperson and finished 21 of 33 for 347 yards and no
Phaydavong carried 26 times and scored on runs of 5 and 43
yards. He had 107 yards in the first quarter alone and topped 100
for the fourth time this season.
San Diego's Evan Harney, who entered the game leading the
conference in rushing, carried 30 times for 119 yards and two
touchdowns. Harney had been averaging 116 a game.