Eagles 27 - St. Augustine 7

SAN DIEGO, CA., September 20, 1996 – The Eagles scored touchdowns on its first two possessions, while the defense kept the Saints highly-touted running back in check. Newman had another good night as he rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown in 21 carries. Newman sat out the 4th quarter. Carson Palmer also had a busy night, completing 13 of 23 passes for 142 yards. Palmer also ran in for a 6-yard score in the first quarter. The defense used its speed and aggression to cause havoc for the Saint’s running game. St. Augustine’s lone score came late in the third quarter after the Eagles turned the ball over inside its own 10-yard line.

By Adrian Peters
Sports Information Director