The article below originally appeared in the San Mateo Daily Journal and is being reprinted with permission.
The Bulldogs evidently have a sweet tooth for Owls.
College of San Mateo went into winless Foothill for Halloween with an appetite Saturday, and everybody got in on the feast as the Bulldogs gorged the Owls in a 62-0 victory. The win marks CSM’s first shutout victory since 2013.
CSM’s Ramiah Marshall totaled three touchdowns, all in the first half. The freshman slot receiver got the Bulldogs on the board in the first quarter with a 73-yard touchdown run. After a 12-yard Dru Brown score to make it 14-0, Marshall started the second quarter with 2-yard touchdown score. Two minutes later, Marshall broke a 40-yard punt return to give the Bulldogs a commanding 28-0 lead.
Then everybody got in on the act, with five different Bulldogs accounting for the game’s final five scores. All told, CSM gained 488 offensive yards, including 409 rushing yards. But no one Bulldogs player accrued more than 100 yards in any capacity.
Marshall ran for a game-high 84 yards on five carries, and netted another 13 yards receiving to total 97 on the day. Brown was 4-of-8 passing for 79 yards and rushed for another 19 yards on four carries, for a game-high 98 total yards.
Ten other Bulldogs players carried the ball. The defense also added a score when defensive lineman Sione Finefeuiaki recovered a fumble in the end zone to cap the first-half scoring.
Sophomore slot receiver Miles Willis accounted for another first-half score, when he took a 60-yard touchdown reception to the house. After a scoreless third quarter, CSM stuck quickly in the fourth when Joe Mahe took the first play of the quarter for a 29-yards touchdown run.
After a Foothill three-and-out — one of five three-and-out possessions for the Owls — Karris Johnson added a 34-yard touchdown run. Nevin Elliot capped the day’s scoring with his first collegiate touchdown on a 2-yard run with 5:34 remaining in regulation.
CSM’s last shutout came at Foothill on Oct. 19, 2013 in a 33-0 Bulldogs win.
Combined with City College of San Francisco’s 44-7 win over Diablo Valley College Saturday, the Bulldogs move into a three-way tie for second play in the Bay 6 Conference. CSM is now deadlocked with DVC and Santa Rosa Junior College, all which own 2-1 records in league play. CSM has the hammer on Santa Rosa and has yet to play DVC.
CCSF is now alone in first place with a 3-0 record in Bay 6 play. CSM travels to DVC this Saturday for a 7 p.m. kickoff before closing the regular season hosting CCSF Nov. 14 at 1 p.m.