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JC Football Preview: Orange Coast vs. Golden West

November 01, 2013

Orange Coast (3-5, 1-3) vs. Golden West (7-1, 3-1)

When/where: Saturday 6 p.m. at Orange Coast

Key Pirates: So. QB Jon Newsom; Fr. WR D.J. McFadden; So. LB Jason Kollock; Fr. LB Paco Potter.

Key Rustlers: Fr. QB Chris d'Entremont; So. RB Robert Cruz; So. WR Kyrel Brown; So. LB Anthony McNichols.

Breakdown: The Rustlers, ranked No. 7 in the state and No. 4 in Southern California, have won four in a row ... OCC, unranked, comes off a 55-48 upset of Saddleback that snapped an eight-game Southern Conference losing streak ... OCC's 55 points were its most in 135 games, since it topped Golden West, 55-21, in 2000 ... Golden West, with wins the last three seasons, holds a 23-20-2 lead in the series that has been dubbed the West Coast Showdown ... The two teams have, however, split the last 24 meetings ... Newsom was named Southern California Football Assn. Player of the Week after amassing a school-record 461 yards passing and 85 yards rushing. He threw for five TDs and ran for another TD last week ... Kollock leads OCC with 62 tackles, three more than Potter ... OCC's leading rusher Lorenzo Williams is 422 yards shy of 1,000. OCC has produced a 1,000-yard rusher only twice in the last 18 seasons ... Golden West is No. 3 in total defense in the SCFA, while OCC is No. 36 among 37 teams ... OCC is minus-10 in turnover ratio, while Golden West is plus-six ... d'Entremont has thrown for 1,584 yards and 18 TDs with only four interceptions ... Golden West sophomore kicker Peter Marquez, a Costa Mesa High product, is 10 for 13 on field-goal attempts (with a long of 52) and 33 for 34 on PATs this season ... The Rustlers' defensive coordinator (David Robinson) and receivers coach (Junior Tagaloa) are both former OCC assistants. Tagaloa was also a star receiver for the Pirates ... The Rustlers' defense has 33 sacks and 10 interceptions in 2013. OCC has 15 sacks and seven picks.

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