Nichols returns kick 98 yards, San Diego tops Drake 22-10

Updated Oct. 8, 2022 5:45 p.m. ET

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hunter Nichols returned a kickoff 98 yards early in the fourth quarter and San Diego turned back Drake 22-10 on Saturday.

The Bulldogs closed within 15-10 with a 14-yard touchdown run by Ian Corwin one play after teammate Zach Drummond recovered a muffed punt. That's when Nichols took the ensuing kickoff straight ahead, avoided a couple tacklers and then cut to the left sideline and raced to the end zone.

The Toreros (2-3 1-1 Pioneer Football League) had built their lead with a short Chris Childers runs, a pair of Aidan Lehman field goals and Jagger Pagano's sack for a safety.

Childers finished with 70 yards rushing.


Corwin was just 21-of-52 passing for 239 yards with an interception and four sacks for the Bulldogs (0-6, 0-3).


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