Jereke Armstrong scored his first two college touchdowns and rushed for 109 yards September 12 during the University of San Diego’s 45-21 victory over Western New Mexico University.
A 24-yard touchdown run in the first quarter put USD ahead by a 14-0 score, and Armstrong’s 54-yard run in the fourth period gave the Toreros a 45-21 lead in the game at Torero Stadium in San Diego.
“I thought he did quite well,” said USD head coach Dale Lindsey.
“The line was making great holes tonight,” Armstrong said. “I just take the ball and go wherever the holes are.”
The 2012 San Pasqual High School graduate did not play for the Toreros during the fall 2012 season, so Armstrong has junior status. He was a defensive back in 2013 and 2014 and was converted to a running back this year.
USD opened its season September 5 with a 37-3 loss to San Diego State University. Armstrong carried the ball five times for 18 yards, so the game against Western New Mexico was Armstrong’s first 100-yard rushing game. “It’s kind of a milestone for me,” he said. “It’s a great experience for me and I’m thankful.”