Senior Thomas Reynolds rushed for 148 yards and three touchdowns, including an 82-yard run late in the fourth quarter, but the Menlo College football team fell, 28-21, to visiting Pacific University in a nonconference game on Saturday.
The Oaks (1-3) hit the road for a game at La Verne University next Saturday at 1 p.m. The Leopards opened their season with a 25-20 win over Whitworth on Saturday.
Reynolds big run, and senior Benjamin Vega's PAT, gave the Oaks a 21-20 advantage with 5:41 remaining to play. An undsportsmanlike conduct call against Menlo forced senior Kevin Kurtz to kick off from Menlo's 20-yard line.
The Boxers drove 62 yards in six plays for the go-ahead score and also added a two-point conversation with 3:16 left.
Menlo started the ensuing drive at its own 26, but a fumble turned the ball back over to Pacific, which ate up all but 26 seconds of the clock and missed a field goal.
The Oaks got off three plays, but wound up losing yardage.
The Boxers scored the first two touchdowns of the contest before Menlo junior quarterback Wade Hawkins and the Oaks offense went to work.
Hawkins completed four of six passes for 36 yards and rushed for another 19 yards to set up Reynolds' 6-yard scoring run. Reynolds converted on a fourth down play to keep the drive alive.
Senior Jaden Rosselli led Menlo with 10 tackles and junior LeeRoy Richardson recorded an interception.
Sophomore Jocelyn Aguilar scored the game-winning goal less than three minutes into the second overtime period to lift Menlo past visiting UC Merced, 2-1, in the Cal Pac opener for both teams on Saturday.
Senior Natalie Ingram tied the score for Menlo (1-0, 2-1) with 16:08 remaining in regulation.
The Bobcats took the lead with under nine minutes left in the first half.
Senior goalkeeper Whitney Galindo recorded eight saves for the Lady Oaks, who travel to Embry-Riddle in Prescott, AZ for a conference match on Thursday.
Christian Abrego scored the game tying goal with 8:49 remaining to play and then assisted on Andrew Nyberg's game winner just over four minutes later as Menlo rallied for a 2-1 victory over visiting UC Merced in a Cal Pac Conference match on Saturday.
The Oaks (2-0, 3-1-1) travel to UC Santa Cruz for a nonconference game on Monday.