Posted: Oct 13, 2012 10:57 PM by Bill Halter
Updated: Oct 13, 2012 11:00 PM
Cal Poly took care of business against Northern Colorado on Saturday night at Spanos Stadium. The Mustangs beat the Bears 56-28 to improve to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Big Sky Conference. The Bears drop to 1-5, 0-3 in the Big Sky.
Senior slotback Deonte Williams rushed for 117 yards and three touchdowns while senior quarterback Andre Broadous passed for two scores. The game was tied at 14 until sophomore slotback Kristaan Ivory rushed for a 37 yard touchdown early in the second quarter, his second score of the game. Williams scored his first touchdown later in the quarter on a five yard run to give the Mustangs a 28-14 lead that they brought to the half.
Williams added touchdown runs of 11 and 15 in the third quarter as Cal Poly took a 42-14 lead to the fourth quarter. Broadous completed his second touchdown pass to Brandon Michalkiewicz early in the fourth quarter to make it 49-14.
Northern Colorado scored to make it 49-21 but the Cal Poly second string offense answered with a 12 play 58 yard drive capped by a Ryan Soloman five yard touchdown run. The Bears scored with 55 seconds left for the final 56-28 tally.
Broadous completed nine of 12 passes for 195 yards.
Cal Poly outgained Northern Colorado 519-361 yards to win for a seventh straight time, counting last season's final game at South Alabama.
Cal Poly's defensive leaders were linebacker Johnny Millard with 12 tackles and linebacker Kennith Jackson and tackle Sullivan Grosz, each with 11. Grosz recorded all three Mustang sacks and forced a fumble as well.
Cal Poly's point total is the most since the Mustangs defeated Southern Utah 69-41 in 2008. The Mustangs are tied for first place with Eastern Washington in the Big Sky, both with 4-0 marks.
Cal Poly hosts Portland State for its Homecoming game and another Big Sky Conference contest next Saturday at 6:05 p.m. The game will once again be televised on KSBY.
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