Drake Defense Shines in Win Over San Diego


October 6th, 2012 by Chris Parks

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University football team’s defense forced six turnovers en route to a 38-10 victory over San Diego Saturday afternoon at Drake Stadium. The homecoming win avenged the Bulldogs’ only Pioneer Football League loss from a year ago and improved Drake to 3-0 in the PFL and 4-2 overall.

The Toreros, who shared the PFL title with Drake last season, dropped to 2-3 on the year and 1-1 in PFL play.

The Drake defense forced a season-high six turnovers on the afternoon, never giving San Diego an opportunity to get into rhythm on offense.

Drake put up 378 yards of total offense, but had great field position throughout the day thanks to the defense’s effort. Senior quarterback Mike Piatkowski had four touchdowns on the afternoon, three passing and one on the ground and was 21-of-31 through the air for 250 yards.

The Bulldogs continue PFL play next weekend at Valparaiso. Kickoff is scheduled for noon