COSTA MESA — Santa Ana College freshman quarterback Andrew McDonald, a Newport Harbor High product, threw four touchdown passes and ran for another to lead the visiting Dons to a 41-20 come-from-behind win over Orange Coast in an East Division football game Saturday.
OCC, which led, 13-0, early in the second quarter, completes its season 3-7, 1-4 in the division.
Freshman tailback Robert Penny capped a three-play, 13-yard scoring possession with a three-year touchdown run to open the scoring and his four-yard touchdown run ended a six-play, 31-yard drive with 13:22 left in the second period.
But Santa Ana freshman running back Akeelie Mustafa returned the ensuing kickoff 74 yards for a touchdown and McDonald threw his second TD toss of the half with 13 seconds left.
McDonald, who walked on at Arizona after starring for two seasons at Newport Harbor in 2007 and '08, completed 22 of 32 passes for 329 yards, with one interception.
He finishes the regular season with 1,989 yards and 26 TDs passing, having completed 152 of 220 attempts (69.1%) with eight interceptions.
OCC pounded out 248 rushing yards, including 127 by Penny, who finished with three TDs.
Santa Ana (8-2, 4-1), ranked No. 8 in Southern California and No. 17 in the state, made it 35 straight points by scoring twice in the third quarter, as the Dons posted 458 yards of total offense, to 409 for the Pirates.
OCC sophomore receiver Keali'i Doll, utilized sporadically in the Wildcat formation, rushed for 70 yards on 11 carries. He threw three passes with no completions and one interception.
OCC finished with 22 interceptions for the season, and the three sacks the Pirates allowed Saturday upped their total surrendered on the season to 42.
It was the 60th meeting between the two schools. OCC leads the series, 30-29-1.
— From staff reports
Santa Ana 41, Orange Coast 20
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Santa Ana 0 – 20 – 14 – 7 — 41
OCC 7 – 6 – 0 – 7 — 20
OCC – Penny 3 run (Vandeman kick), 7:30.
OCC – Penny 4 run (kick blocked), 13:22.