Oct 19, 2013 2:42 AM by Trent Merfeld and Matt SantaMaria
Cal Poly Football heads into this Saturday's matchup with Montana firing on all cylinders.
After a 49-0 defeat of Weber State, sophomore Dano Graves looks like the answer at quarterback, a position that has been overshadowed by the Mustangs rush-heavy attack.
Cal Poly's rushing attack ranks third in the FCS at 283.8 YPG and is expected to be relied on against conference contender Montana.
Montana (5-1), has an impressive rushing attack as well, ranking 15th in the FCS at 238.2 YPG. The Grizzlies come off a 42-7 win at UC Davis, which improves their Big Sky record to 2-1 overall, and 2nd place behind Cal Poly.
Cal Poly has not won at Montana since 2005, and is 1-2 overall against the Grizzlies under head coach Tim Walsh.
"There is not a louder stadium in the United States of America than the University of Montana," Walsh said. " Our goal this year is to play 60 minutes because the only way you can beat them in Missoula is to play 60 great minutes of football."
After losing two of their first three games, the Mustangs have outscored their last two Big West opponents 85-34.
This week marks the beginning of a difficult conference schedule for Cal Poly. The Mustangs will face #9 Montana, #19 Northern Arizona, and No #4 Eastern Washington in the next five weeks, before finishing the season at Northern Colorado, November 23.
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