The Allan Hancock College football team defeated Pasadena City College to open up American Pacific Conference play, 45-14 on Saturday afternoon in Santa Maria.
The Bulldogs (4-2, 1-0) started with a bang as Eddie Battle returned the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown to quickly make it 7-0.
Just two minutes later, Maurice Smith punched in a 10-yard score to give the Bulldogs a 14-0 lead.
Pasadena City finally got on the board late in the first quarter as Edward Norton found David Telles wide open in the end zone for a nine-yard touchdown, cutting the deficit to seven.
Momentum fully shifted in favor of Hancock in the second quarter. The Lancers attempted a fake field goal but kicker Bracamonte Buci fumbled the ball and EJ Barrera scooped it up and returned it 97 yards to paydirt, giving the Bulldogs a 21-7 advantage. Hancock led Pasadena City 31-14 at halftime.
DJ Whitmill carried the load the rest of the way for the Bulldogs. The sophomore running back scored his second touchdown of the day in the third quarter to make it a 38-14 ball game. Whitmill ended the afternoon with 166 yards on 13 carries.
Hancock will return home next Saturday against Santa Monica, kickoff is set for 2 P.M.