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Orange Coast vs. Long Beach

September 09, 2011

When/where: 1 p.m. today at Orange Coast College

Key Pirates: Fr. RB Domenic Betts (216 yards, two TDs rushing); Fr. OLB Colten Christensen (13 tackles); So. C Alec Davis; Fr. WR Kaller Roemer (four catches, 57 yards); Fr. QB Alex Cappellini (100 yards passing, 50 rushing).

Key Vikings: Holman Faatili (eight tackles); Francisco Cedeno (five tackles, one-half sack); Mike Evans (four catches, 40 yards).

Breakdown: The Pirates showed some offensive spark in a 44-20 season-opening loss at Saddleback and rank No. 1 in the 37-school Southern California Football Assn. in rushing at 375 yards per game … Freshman Domenic Betts, the East Conference Offensive Player of the Week, rushed for 216 yards and two TDs behind an offensive line anchored by center Alec Davis … OCC posted 494 yards of total offense, but gave up 429 and had 12 penalties and three turnovers … OCC has lost four straight and has been outscored, 155-78, during that streak … Long Beach fell, 42-0, to Golden West in its opener and produced just 113 yards of total offense … The Vikings had six turnovers last week … Long Beach's top rusher has 25 yards, its top passer 52 yards and its leading receiver 40 yards … The Vikings won last season's meeting, 31-12, and have beaten OCC three straight seasons.

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— Barry Faulkner

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