Abdul Ahad Khan Crashes throught the UCSB defense. - Photo Joe Kling
Long Beach State played their 3rd straight preseason game against a D1 opponent and came out with a 3rd straight impressive win by beating UCSB 70-12. This was the first game of the annual Black and Blue Cup two game series. Long Beach was strong from the start and finished with a try at full time to cap off a very well rounded game. Next up for Long Beach will be a visit on 11/18 from Cal Maritime.
Long Beach traveled up to Santa Clara for a preseason match up. It was the first full 80 min game of the year. Santa Clara got on the board first but was quickly countered by Long Beach. The first half was closely contested with Long Beach going into the half with a 13-8 lead. Santa Clara came out firing and took the lead to start the second half, but Long Beach settled in and took over the scoring for the last 30 min of the game stretching the Long Beach lead to 37-15 with just a few minutes remaining. Long Beach started to watch the scoreboard clock and along with the rising heat, they took their foot off the gas and that gave up two soft tries in the last 5 min which brought the final Score to 37-29. Long Beach will be at home this weekend hosting the Fall 15's Classic.
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