COSTA MESA -- It was a long night at the office for the Orange Coast College football team as the Pirates fell to visiting Saddleback College, 58-7, on Saturday night at LeBard Stadium.
The Gauchos (7-0, 2-0), one of three teams unbeaten heading into Saturday's action and ranked third in the most recent state polls, jumped out to a 30-0 lead early in the second quarter and never looked back.
OCC's lone score of the game came late in the second quarter when the Pirates (1-6, 0-2) mounted a 15-play, 82-yard drive that was capped off with a 3-yard touchdown pass from Adam Carr to Aaron Fletcher. Carr completed 18 of 37 passes for 136 yards, while Edwin LaCross and Elijah Willams each caught five passes for a combined 88 yards.
Saddleback quarterback Chance Nolan threw for 335 yards and five touchdowns on 23-of-31 passing, while receiver Cole Harrity caught a team-best six passes for 139 yards and two TDs.
OCC will return to action on Saturday at home against Grossmont for Sophomore Night, beginning at 6 p.m.