Nov 23, 2012 8:07 PM by Andrew Masuda

Cal Poly football uses holiday weekend to get healthy

The Cal Poly football team is taking advantage of the holiday weekend to let some injuries heal. The Mustangs practiced Tuesday and Wednesday this week before getting a three-day break.

The Big Sky Tri-Champions received a first round bye in the FCS playoffs after a 9-2 regular season and 7-1 mark in conference play. They'll start to practice for their second round game at Sam Houston State on Sunday.

Head coach Tim Walsh says a few days off will help his team out in more ways than one. "I think they need to have an opportunity to rest their bodies and their minds to be honest with you. I think they're both mentally and physically a little tired and I think the opportunity to rest up will be a great thing for them," said Walsh, who was voted the Big Sky Co-Coach of the Year and was named a finalist for the FCS Coach of the Year Award.

"I hope we're all fresh. Definitely taking in the bye and letting our bodies get fresh and then just get ready to get to work on Sam Houston state, get ready to go handle them out in Texas," added slot back Deonte Williams. The senior was voted onto the All-Conference First Team Offense after leading the Big Sky in rushing yards.

Kickoff at Sam Houston State next Saturday, December 1, is at 1pm California time. KSBY Sports will have plenty of coverage leading up to the Mustangs' first FCS playoff game since 2008.

Bill Halter will make the trip to Texas with the Mustangs next week to provide complete coverage of the second round game.



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