Walking into Robinson stadium Saturday, one would think they were attending a rodeo.If this was a rodeo, PCC was the angry bull and the Southwestern Jaguars were the little cowboy hanging on for dear life.
PCC dominated Southwestern to win its first home opener since 2002, 53-27, in a game that wasn’t as close as the score indicates.
Standout quarterback David Pittman was 32 of 43 for 414 yards and five touchdowns, rushed for 75 yards and scored twice.
The Lancer defense took away the Jaguars running game early.
With no ground attack to speak of, the Lancer defensive line pinned back their ears and went after Jaguar’s quarterback Drew Westling, forcing him into throwing four interceptions.
The Lancer offensive was efficient, sprinting out Pittman on option plays, using one step drops and frustrating the Jaguars with shovel passes and QB keepers, some by design, some by instinct.
PCC first punt came with less than six minutes to play in the game and the opening drive set the tone for the entire game.
The Lancers scored 11 plays later mixing in quick passes, strong running and the feet of Pittman.
Two plays later, Pittman handed to the man in motion, Gabe Tuata who took the ball outside, made a little step back move which stapled the defender to the carpet, then went in for the score, 28-0.
Minutes later, receiver David Reed made a fantastic catch, leaping to make a two hand catch above a Jaguar’s defender and having the presence of mind to get a foot down in bounds, capping off a five play, 63 yard drive, putting PCC up 35-0.
Reed finished with 159 on a school tying record of 13 catches with two TD’s.
Defensive back Terell Carr and safeties Chris Dickerson and Daniel Bernall were strong on defense, to counter the Jaguar’s attack.
Southwestern scored on their first two possessions of the second half, but each time they tried to crawl back in the game, PCC slammed the door.