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Orange Coast College Football Preview

October 21, 2011

Orange Coast (2-4) vs. Southwestern (4-2)

Where/when: Saturday, 6 p.m., at Southwestern

Key Pirates: Fr. RB Domenic Betts (932 yards, 11 TDs rushing); So. C Alec Davis; Fr. OLB Colten Christensen (51 tackles); Fr. MLB Nick Cody (48 tackles).

Key Jaguars: Fr. QB Brett Nelson (1,109 yards, seven TDs passing); So. WR Marquise Deadwiler (28 receptions, 349 yards, three TDs); So. WR Cass White (21 catches, 211 yards); So. DL Cameron McGee (37 tackles, 4.5 sacks).

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Breakdown: The Chula Vista-based Jaguars are ranked No. 18 in Southern California … Both teams opened East Division play with losses last week. OC fell to defending champion Riverside, 61-17, and Southwestern lost to College of the Desert, 45-14 … Betts remains No. 1 in the state in rushing yards and rushing yards per game (155.3) despite having gained a season-low 24 yards on 25 carries against Riverside … OCC has gained more than twice as much yardage on the ground (1,639) as through the air (723) … OCC ranks third in the state, No. 1 in Southern California, in rushing offense (273.2 yards per game) … OCC ranks No. 34 in the 37-team Southern California Football Assn. in total defense, allowing 436.7 yards per game … Southwestern is No. 11 in the SCFA in total defense (320.2 yards per game) … OCC has lost four straight division games since topping Southwestern, 37-10, last season.

— Barry Faulkner

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