SYRACUSE -- It took a few drives for quarterback Brock Anderson and the Titans offense to settle in, but once they did it didn't take long to put plenty of points on the board.
Anderson rushed for 104 yards and added another 87 through the air as the Titans rolled over 3-A Desert Hills 38-13 in Syracuse on Friday night.
Starting an offensive line without one starter from last year, Syracuse coach Russ Jones was pleased with the ease the Titans had moving the ball on the ground.
"We had a lot of younger kids come out and fill some big spots and I thought they did a great job," Jones said. "We had some big expectations and all-in-all they did well."
Anderson threw for three touchdowns and ran in another, while running back Mason Woodward racked up 75 yards on 15 carries.
Woodward, Kavika Fonua and Diante Mitchell all caught touchdown passes in the win for the Titans.
Backup QB Spencer Johnson logged the Titan's last score of the game on a two-yard scamper midway through the fourth quarter.
Minus two or three coverage breakdowns the Syracuse defense played a solid game as well, led by big plays including a pair of sacks from linebacker Jace Purser and an interception from Hayden Barney.
"I saw them playing good, fundamental defense," Jones said. "We tried to make it simple for them so they know their assignments and they did a great job."
Desert Hills QB Ty Rutledge threw was 9-for-19 with 178 yards and a pair of touchdowns to wide receiver Josh Anderson.
Anderson hauled in three catches for 93 yards including a 56-yard TD reception from Rutledge in the second quarter.
Multiple penalties hurt the Thunder and several short punts gave the Titans good field position all night.
Syracuse will travel to Skyline next Friday.