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Santa Monica College All-American safety Qujuan Floyd has announced that he will take two official visits to colleges next year.
The sophomore will travel to Salt Lake City to visit Utah on January 16th and then will head to the Midwest for a trip to Iowa State on January 22nd.
Floyd had 86 tackles and seven interceptions last season and has a team-high four interception this year with one game remaining.
It took only eight games, but Santa Monica College is finally starting to look like a team that is the defending two-time American Pacific Conference champs.
The timing could not be better as they cleared the first hurdle of a tough three-game stretch with a 38-17 victory over Santa Barbara up the coast in beautiful La Playa Stadium on Saturday.
Quarterback Jerry McConnico had four touchdowns in the first half while the defense forced six Santa Barbara turnovers to extend their league winning streak to 18 games.
The stat line shows how dominate SMC (6-2, 5-0 American Pacific) was throughout the game. They had 601 yards of total offense, was 12 of 23 on third-down conversions, and held Santa Barbara to -6 yards rushing in the first half
Still SMC head coach Gifford Lindheim does not think his team has reached their full potential.
Santa Monica College defensive end James Brock has been named the Pacific Conference Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced by the Southern California Football Association.
The sophomore had seven tackles including a sack and a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the Corsairs 38-7 victory over LA Valley on Saturday.
Brock has 32 tackles and team-high four sacks in six games.
He is the fourth SMC player to be honored as player of the week this season. Quarterback Stephen Hamm, linebacker Daveed Carter and punter Marcos Ordonez have also been honored this year.
West Los Angeles College’s Marguet Miller has seen some tough days, but this season has been nothing short of frustrating for the fifth-year head coach. Saturday’s game against Glendale left him questioning his team’s competence and heart.
It looked like West L.A was about to capture their first victory, all they had to do was score and the game would be over which should have been easy considering they were inside the ten-yard line. Derek Stewart dropped back to pass but was intercepted by Chris Riley giving Glendale one more chance at a victory.
One minute twenty-three seconds later, the Vaqueros scored on a two-yard touchdown connection between Sean Murphy and Tanner Mays, giving them a 24-21 lead with 28 seconds left in the game. The Wildcats tried a desperate Hail Mary but was intercepted giving them their sixth straight loss to open the season.
Miller was left scratching his heading searching for answers.
“The players got to execute and not make mistakes. You can’t run the wrong play,” Miller explained.
Football: Video — Santa Monica College head coach Gifford Lindheim post game interview after loss to San Bernardino Valley
Santa Monica College football head coach Gifford Lindheim discusses his team’s 42-21 loss to San Bernardino Valley on Saturday, September 21, 2013, dropping the Corsairs to 1-2 on the year. SMC will start Pacific Conference play next week when they travel to rival West Los Angeles College.
Floyd was named an JUCO All-American last season after finishing with 86 tackles and seven interceptions. The Crenshaw alum has 12 tackles and an interception during the first two games of this season.
Utah has a had long association with SMC as offensive lineman Alexandru Ceachir was originally a commit two years ago before heading to UCLA after Norm Chow left for Hawaii and NFL wide receiver Steve Smith transferred to the Salt Lake City campus in the late 90′s.
JC Football: SMC’s defense withstands three deep drives by Chaffey in the fourth to preserve the victory
Santa Monica College’s defense was under assault in the entire fourth quarter.
Clinging to a three point lead, the Corsairs had to withstand not one, not two, but three separate Chaffey drives deep into their territory.
Yet in the end, SMC did not allow a single point in the final period and crucial tackle by Dajuan Perryman in the final seconds helped the Corsairs escape with a 30-27 victory on Saturday at Corsair Field.
Chaffey had one last opportunity for the win with three minutes left after SMC’s Marcos Ordonez punt was down at the Panthers’ 11-yard line.
Five straight runs plus an SMC pass interference penalty put the ball at the Corsair 40. Then quarterback Dimitri Morales completed three consecutive pass to Dejai Jones getting Chaffey all the way to the SMC 11-yard line when they used their final timeout with 21 seconds left.
That is when the Corsair defense stiffened with their backs to the wall.