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Groundbreaking (September 2005)

December 2005

Alex G. Spanos Stadium June 2006

• 3,480 seats spanning California Boulevard -- a mix of chairback-style seats (888), bench seating (2,540), wheelchair positions (36) and wheelchair-accompanying seating (36) • Widening/improvements to the existing athletic field (new subsurface, drainage, and irrigation system) • Mustang Memorial Plaza with copper pillars for each team member who died in 1960 plane crash and life-size Mustang Statue • New stadium lighting and public address systems • Press Box (includes press and game staff area, two Alex and Faye Spanos radio suites, two donated $8 million to coaching booths, one TV booth, eight donor the football stadium renovation project. suites, one president’s suite) • Restrooms on Concourse and Press Box levels • Catering on Press Box Level • Seating Capacity: 11,075 • A $1 million videoboard/scoreboard was installed prior to the 2009 season

Hall of Fame Game (Sept. 30, 2006)

Dedication ceremony Nov. 18, 2006

Savannah State game (Nov. 18, 2006)


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Welcome to Cal Poly Football

Quick Facts

GENERAL INFORMATION Name of School: Cal Poly City / Zip: San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0388 Founded: 1901 Enrollment: 20,944 (Fall 2015) Nickname / Colors: Mustangs / Forest Green & Gold Stadium (Capacity): Alex G. Spanos Stadium (11,075) Surface / Lights: Natural grass with lights (upgraded in 2006) Affiliation: NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Conference: Big Sky Conference (Fourth Season) President: Dr. Jeffrey D. Armstrong (Murray State ‘81) Athletics Director: Donald J. Oberhelman (Kansas State ‘93) Deputy Director of Athletics: Dr. Nick Pettit (Michigan State ‘98) Senior Woman Administrator: Barbara Martinez Athletic Dept. Phone: (805) 756-2924

HISTORY First Year of Football: 1915 (Became a four-year school in 1941) All-Time Bowl/Playoff Record: 5-6 (1-3 in FCS) Years in Post-Season: 7 (three in FCS -- 2005, 2008 and 2012) All-Time Record (98 Seasons): 496-393-20 (55.7 percent) All-Time Record Since 1941 (Four-Year School): 407-311-9 (56.6 percent) All-Time FCS Record (1994-2014): 135-112 (54.7 percent) (22 years) Playoff Records: Division I FCS -- 1-3 (1-1 in 2005, 0-1 in 2008 and 2012) Division II -- 4-3 (1972 0-1; 1978 0-1, 1980 3-0,1990 1-1) Last Playoff Appearance: Division I FCS -- 2012 (lost to Sam Houston St. 18-16) Division II -- 1990 (lost to North Dakota State 47-0) ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS Communications Director: Eric Burdick Football Contact: Eric Burdick Office Phone: (805) 756-6550 Office FAX: (805) 756-2650 Home/Cell Phone: (805) 550-3427 / (805) 550-3427 Press Box Phone: (805) 756-6739 E-mail Address: eburdick@calpoly.edu Communications Assistants: Chris Giovannetti, Donovan Aird Web Site: www.GoPoly.com Media Relations Overnight & Mailing Address: Cal Poly Athletic Media Relations Mott Gym, Room 123 1 Grand Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0388

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION Business Coordinator: Steve Schlick Office Phone: (805) 756-5794 Assoc. A.D./Advancement: Chris Baker Office Phone: (805) 756-7188 Head Athletics Trainer: Kristal Slover Office Phone: (805) 756-6065 Football Athletics Trainers: Elias Levanway, Chris Ritter, Neil McIvor Strength and Conditioning: Chris Holder Equipment Manager: Rich Hodgkinson Office Phone: (805) 756-1188

FOOTBALL INFORMATION Head Coach: Tim Walsh, Eighth Year (UC Riverside ‘77) At Cal Poly -- 43-37 (Seven Years); Overall -- 160-119 (25 Years) Records: Best Time to Call: Mornings -- 10-11 a.m. (Contact SID) Assistant Coaches: Offensive Line -- Todd Spencer, First Year (Pacific Lutheran ‘79) RBs/FBs/Recruiting Coor. -- Aristotle Thompson, Eighth Year (Boise State ‘01) Wide Rec./Special Teams Coor. -- Jim Craft, Fourth Year (Portland State ‘98) Offensive Coordinator/QBs -- Juston Wood, Eighth Year (Portland State ‘03) Defensive Coor. (LBs) -- Josh Brown, Seventh Year (San Jose State ‘03) Defensive Line -- Payam Saadat, Eighth Year (Washington State ‘94) Defensive Backs -- Jacob Yoro, Second Year (Hawai’i 08) Assistants -- Eric Coleman (FB/TE), Allen Brown (S), James Emma (LB) Director of Football Operations/Quality Control Coach -- Joe Harper Student Assistants -- Kenneth McMillan, Travis Roth, Tyler Alsey, Andrew Hunter, Willie Tucker CAL POLY TEAM INFORMATION 2015 Record: 4-7 overall (3-5, Tie-Eighth Place in Big Sky) Basic Formations: Offense -- Spread Triple Option; Defense -- 3-4 Lettermen Returning: 48 total (25 offense / 22 defense / 4 specialists) Lettermen Lost: 20 total (8 offense / 9 defense / 4 specialists) Starters Returning: 14 total (7 offense / 7 defense) Starters Lost: 13 total (6 offense / 7 defense) Specialists Returning: 5 - Kyle Lewis (PR/KR), Kory Fox (KR), Alex Vega (K), Alex Suchesk (KR), DJ Peluso (KR); Specialists Lost: 5 - Stephen Pyle (K/P), Zac Powell (LS), James Foug (KO), Weston Walker (SS), Roland Jackson (KR) Redshirts Returning: 22; Walk-Ons: 2; Transfers: 4; Squad Members: 10

Date Sept. 2 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

2016 Schedule

Opponent Time at Nevada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30 p.m. &SAN DIEGO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:05 p.m. at South Dakota State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 p.m. *%MONTANA (ROOT Sports) . . . . . . .12 noon *at North Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m. Bye *at Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30 p.m. *^#UC DAVIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:05 p.m. *at Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. *@EASTERN WASHINGTON . . . . . .6:05 p.m. *at Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m. *$NORTHERN COLORADO . . . . . . .6:05 p.m.

^ Mustang Family Weekend / Homecoming Game # Battle for the Golden Horseshoe @Celebrate Agriculture &Celebrate the Future (Wear Green) %Week of Welcome $Hats off to Heroes * Big Sky Conference game All Times Pacific

Table of Contents

General Information Alex G. Spanos Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Quick Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Media Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3 Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-6 President / Director of Athletics . . . . . . .7-8 Cal Poly Athletics Dept. . . . . . . . . . . . .9-10 Athletics Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 The Mustang Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Big Sky Conference . . . .16-17, 19, 21, 107 ROOT Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Great West Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 The Home Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 This is San Luis Obispo . . . . . . . . . . . .143 2016 Mustang Football 2016 Football Preview . . . . . . . . . . . .23-28 2016 Cal Poly Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . .29-30 2016 Preseason Depth Chart . . . . . . . .31 Preseason Honors Candidates . . . . .44-60 2016 Player Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-86 Pronunciation Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Travel Plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 2016 Spring Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 2016 Opponents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114-119 2015 Postseason Honors . . . . . . . . . . .155

Coaching Staff Head Coach Tim Walsh . . . . . . . . . . .32-34 Assistant Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-40 Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-42

2015 Season in Review 2015 Year in Review . . . . . . . . . . . . .88-90 2015 Final Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91-92 2015 Game-By-Game Results . . . . . .93-98 2015 Team/Individual Highs . . . . . . . . . .98

History / Records Cal Poly Football History . . . . . . . .100-107 Buck Buchanan Winners . . . . . . . .108-110 Mustangs in the Pros . . . . . . . . . . .111-112 All-Time School Records . . . . . . . .121-125 Yearly Individual Leaders . . . . . . . .126-127 The Last Time It Happened . . . . . . . . .128 Cal Poly Records (FCS) . . . . . . . .129-142 Division I Lettermen . . . . . . . . . . . .144-146 Cal Poly Postseason History . . . . . . . . .148 Year-By-Year Results . . . . . . . . . .150-153 Cal Poly All-Americans . . . . . . . . . . . . .153 FCS Postseason Honors . . . . . . . . . . .154 Series Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155-156 All-Time Mustang Coaches . . . . . .157-158

Miscellaneous Battle for the Golden Horseshoe . . . . . . .3 John Madden Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 FCS Playoffs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Mel Kaufman Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Cal Poly Weight Room . . . . . . . . . . . .13-14 1960/1980 Teams Honored . . . . . . . . . .149 Alex G. Spanos Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . .159 In Memory of Osbaldo Orozco . . . . . . .160 Mustang Memorial Plaza . . . . . . . . . . .IBC

Credits

The 2016 Cal Poly Football Media Guide is published by the Cal Poly Athletics Communications Office, Mott Gym, Room 123, 1 Grand Avenue, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0388 Editor: Eric Burdick, Director of Athletics Communications Photographers: Matt Brown, Eric Burdick, Chris Leschinsky, Stan Grosz, The Tribune, Alexander Bohlen, Paul Brenneman, Karen Froyland, Ray Ambler, Ian Billings, Yary Photography, Cal Poly Archives, Tom Wolfe, Fox Sports Cover Design: Keith Bergher Contributors: Steve Yoneda, Chris Giovannetti, Donovan Aird

What’s in a Name? When referring to Cal Poly and its Division I athletic teams, please use “Cal Poly” or "Cal Poly Mustangs" only. These are the only names referencing the university that are registered with and approved by the NCAA. Incorrect names that should NOT be used include; Cal Poly SLO, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Poly, Cal Polytech, California Poly, Cal Tech, Cal State, San Luis Obispo, CPSU, UC San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly Broncos, Cal-Poly or Cal Poly-Pomona. For detail regarding Cal Poly Athletics' approved logos, name, team colors and brand standards, please visit www.gopoly.com and select Branding Guidelines under the “Inside Athletics” tab on the home page. On the Cover The front cover of the 2016 Cal Poly Football Media Guide, designed by Keith Bergher, features, from row from left, slot back Kori Garcia (24) and offensive lineman Nick Enriquez (67); middle row, linebackers Josh Letuligasenoa (48) and Joseph Gigantino III (36); back row, defensive end Kelly Shepard, quarterback Dano Graves (7) and offensive lineman Matt Fisher (59).


2 The 2016 edition of the Cal Poly Football Media Guide is designed as a source of information for the media covering the Mustangs during the 2016 season. Please take a moment to review this page to assist you in answering any questions regarding media services and policies. The guide will be supplemented during the season with news releases, statistics and photos. We at Cal Poly appreciate your interest in our football program, and are always available to assist all media members in the coverage of the Mustangs. The Cal Poly Athletics Communications Office is located on the first floor of the Mott Athletics Center (Room 123). Parking for Alex G. Spanos Stadium is available behind Heron Hall if advance notice is received. MAILING ADDRESS: Athletics Media Relations Cal Poly 1 Grand Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0388 Phone: (805) 756-6531

OVERNIGHT MAILING ADDRESS: Athletics Media Relations Mott Athletics Center, Room 123 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0388 Phone: (805) 756-6531

ENTRANCE: The entrance to Alex G. Spanos Stadium is via Campus Way off California Boulevard. A parking lot attendant will check for a proper parking pass. Please request a parking pass one week in advance of the game. Media entrance is at the southwest corner of Alex G. Spanos Stadium (adjacent to Memorial Plaza on California Blvd.). MEDIA CREDENTIALS: Credentials are only issued to accredited members of the media. The press box is located on the west side of Alex G. Spanos Stadium. Please direct all credential requests to Eric Burdick, Athletics Communications Director, at least 72 hours prior to each game. Media passes will be left at Will Call at the northeast corner of the stadium. INTERVIEW POLICY: All interviews with Cal Poly coaching staff and athletes must be arranged through the Cal Poly Athletics Media Relations Office at least 24 hours in advance. Arrangements will be made for telephone and in-person interviews.

Media Information

GAME-DAY SERVICES: Pregame notes, rosters, statistics, flip-cards, media guides and programs will be available in the press box three hours prior to kickoff. Complete statistics and play-by-play sheets will be distributed at the end of each quarter and again at the end of the game. A SportsTicker scoreboard will be distributed throughout the game for scores across the nation. Cal Poly uses the StatCrew statistics system for football with statistics monitors available for visiting media. Drinks and food will be available throughout the game. PARKING: Parking is very limited. Please call the Athletics Media Relations Office at (805) 756-6550 at least 72 hours in advance for a media parking pass.

DIRECTIONS TO ALEX G. SPANOS STADIUM: From U.S. Highway 101 (north or south), take the California Boulevard exit. Turn right at the stop sign. Proceed through the signal at Foothill Boulevard and turn right on Campus Way. Take the first left -- a driveway -- into the parking lot behind Heron Hall. PHONE LINE INFORMATION: Two phone lines (POTS) are available at Alex G. Spanos Stadium for the official visiting radio station. Separate phone lines will also be available for media wishing to file from the press box. Additional phone lines may be installed by calling Cal Poly Telephone Services at (805) 756-2671.

POSTGAME: Postgame interviews will take place on the east (old) side of the field near the 50-yard line. Team locker rooms are off limits to the media. Requested players will be brought to the interview area 10 minutes after the game. Give your request to an SID in the press box. Cal Poly head coach Tim Walsh will be available to the media following live radio obligations. Full statistical books will be available to the media 20 minutes after the game. EMAIL / INTERNET: The Cal Poly Athletics Communications Office will post all news releases on Mondays and statistics and stories following each game on the official Web site “www.GoPoly.com”. Weekly press notes will be emailed to those media members wishing to receive notes via email. Please contact Athletics Communications Director Eric Burdick with any request to receive notes via email. Internet access via Ethernet is available in the press box. Campus wireless access is not recommended.

Mustangs on the Air

ESPN Radio (1280 AM) is entering its 10th full season as the flagship station for Cal Poly athletics. ESPN broadcast Cal Poly baseball games for three seasons, then added football, men’s basketball and broadcasts of other selected sports events to its Central Coast schedule starting in the fall of 2007. Chris Sylvester begins his first year as the play-by-play announcer for Cal Poly this fall. Sylvester, who attended Cypress College, has previously done the majority of his broadcast work in Southern

California. Since 2011 he has broadcast games for Saint John Bosco High School in Bellflower & Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. In addition to his play-by-play work, he has hosted shows on the Los Angeles Angels radio station AM 830 KLAA and most recently the L.A. Sports Report on the L.A. Kings radio station AM 790 KABC. When he's not talking sports on the mic, he's spending time with his wife Alexis, stepson Benson, and his family. A coaches show featuring Tim Walsh, other Mustang head coaches and special guests will air weekly on Tuesdays.

www.GoPoly.com

Game Stories • Press Releases • Schedules • Statistics • Rosters • Photos • Videos Live Audio Broadcasts • Live Video Streams • Camps • Merchandise • Ticket Information

Key Phone Numbers Area Code is 805

Athletics Communications Athletics Communications Phone . .756-6550 Athletics Communications Fax . . . .756-2650 Alex G. Spanos Stadium Press Box . .756-6739 Football SID Home . . . . . . . . . . . . .550-3427 Football SID Cell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550-3427 Football SID email . . .eburdick@calpoly.edu Athletics Web Site . . . . . . .www.GoPoly.com Twitter: . . . . . . . . . . .www.Twitter.com/CPMustangs Facebook: . .www.Facebook.com/CalPolyMustangs YouTube: . . . .www.YouTube.com/CalPolyAthletics Athletics Department Athletics Department . . . . . . . . . . .756-2924 Football Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7389 Ticket Office . . . . .756-4TIX, (866) GoStangs Equipment Manager . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1188 Athletics Training Room . . . . . . . . .756-6065 Athletics Business Office . . . . . . . .756-2882 Athletics Advancement . . . . . . . . . .756-2144 Special Events Coordinator . . . . . .756-0277 Athletics Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-0275 Cal Poly Numbers University Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2281 Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6654 Alumni House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2586 Local Hotels Lexington Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549-9911 Embassy Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549-0800 Holiday Inn Express . . . . . . . . . . . .544-8600 La Cuesta Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543-2777 Royal Oak Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .544-4410 Super 8 Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..544-6888 The Cliffs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-5000 Quality Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541-5001 Hilton Garden Inn (Pismo Beach) . .773-6020 Transportation Enterprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .545-9111

Airlines United Express . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 864-8331 American . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 433-7300 Charter Bus Agencies American Star . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481-4646 Silverado Bus Lines . . . . . . . . . . . .544-7658

Athletics Communications Director

Eric Burdick is in his 16th year of service in the Cal Poly Athletics Communications Office. Prior to coming to Cal Poly, Burdick was sports editor at the San Luis Obispo County Tribune for over 20 years. A 1973 Cal Poly graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, Burdick earned his secondary teaching credential a year later. He was sports information director of men’s sports at Cal Poly for the 1979-80 school year.


Media Information -- 2016-17 Cal Poly Media List

Newspapers

The Tribune P.O. Box 112 San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 Sports Editor: Dan Itel Beat: Lucas Clark Phone: (805) 781-7993 Writer: Travis Gibson Phone: (805) 781-7991 Fax: (805) 781-7979 Web: www.sanluisobispo.com Email: lclark@thetribunenews.com Mustang News (Student Paper) Graphic Arts Building Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 Sports Editor: TBA Phone: (805) 756-1796 Fax: (805) 756-6784 www.mustangnews.net Web: Email: mustangdailysports@gmail.com

Santa Maria Times 3200 Skyway Drive (P.O. Box 400) Santa Maria, CA 93455 Sports Editor: Elliott Stern Phone: (805) 739-2235 Beat: Joe Bailey Phone: (805) 739-2237 Fax: (805) 928-5657 www.santamariatimes.com Web: Email: jbailey@santamariatimes.com Five Cities Times Press Recorder PO Box 460 Arroyo Grande, CA 93421-0460 Sports Editor: Joe Bailey Phone: (805) 489-4206 Fax: (805) 473-0571 Web: timespressrecorder.com Email: jbailey@santamariatimes.com

Atascadero News P.O. Box 6068 Atascadero, CA 93423 Sports Editor: Nicholas Mattson Phone: (805) 466-2585 Fax: (805) 466-2714 www.atascaderonews.com Web: Email: sports@atascaderonews.com

Paso Robles Press and Gazette P.O. Box 427 Paso Robles, CA 93447 Sports Editor: Nicholas Mattson Phone: (805) 237-6060 Fax: (805) 237-6066 www.pasoroblespress.com Web: Email: sports@pasoroblespress.com Tolosa Press (SLO City News) 2308 Broad Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Sports Editor: Jack Beardwood Phone: (805) 543-6397 Fax: (805) 543-3698 Web: www.tolosapress.com Email: j.beardwood@yahoo.com

Television

Fax: Web: Email:

(805) 349-9965 www.kcoy.com davealley@kcoy.com

KEYT-TV 3 (ABC Affiliate) 730 Miramonte Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93109 Sports Director: Mike Klan Sports Reporter: Kevin Roose Phone: (805) 966-9389 Fax: (805) 882-3931 Web: www.keyt.com Email: mklan@keyt.com assignmentdesk@keyt.com KCCE-TV (Local Access) 770 Lawrence, Suite 150 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Sports Director: John Monroe Phone: (805) 545-7770 Fax: (805) 545-7774

Radio

KSBY-TV 6 (NBC Affiliate) 1772 Calle Joaquin San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 Sports Director: Derek Opina Sports Reporter: TBA Phone: (805) 597-8411 Opina Phone: (805) 597-8416 TBA Phone: (805) 597-8400 Newsroom Fax: (805) 543-4378 Web: www.ksby.com Email: dopina@ksby.com TBA

KCOY-TV 12 (CBS Affiliate) KKFX-TV 11 (Fox Affiliate) 1211 McCoy Lane Santa Maria, CA 93454 Sports Director: Dave Alley Phone: (805) 925-1200 (X650)

ESPN - 1280 AM (Flagship) P.O. Box 14910 San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 Sports Director: Mike Chellsen Phone: (805) 547-1280 Fax: (805) 543-1508 Web: www.espnradio1280.com Email: woz@espnradio1280.com mike@espnradio1280.com

K-JEWEL - 106.5 FM / 1400 AM P.O. Box 1400 San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 Sports Director: Dick Mason Phone: (805) 543-9400 Web: www.kjewel.net Email: slomason@gmail.com

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KVEC - AM 920 51 Zaca Lane, Suite 100 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Sports Director: TBA Phone: (805) 543-8830 (805) 597-1440 Fax: (805) 781-2568 Web: www.920kvec.com

KUHL - AM 1440 P.O. Box 1964 Santa Maria, CA 93456 Sports Director: Brad Memberto Phone: (805) 922-7727 Fax: (805) 349-0265

KSLY - FM 96.1 Sports Update 51 Zaca Lane San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: (805) 545-0101 Fax: (805) 541-5305 KCPR - Cal Poly Radio 91 News, Cal Poly Graphic Arts Building San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 Phone: (805) 756-5277 Fax: (805) 756-5415 web: www.kcpr.calpoly.edu

National Media Outlets Associated Press 221 S. Figueroa St., Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90012 Sports Editor: Ken Peters Sports: John Nadel, Beth Harris Phone: (213) 626-1200 Fax: (213) 346-0200

Los Angeles Times Times Mirror Square Los Angeles, CA 90012 Sports Editor: Randy Harvey Phone: (800) 528-4637 Fax: (213) 237-7876 Web: www.latimes.com Email: spcolleges@latimes.com

Orange County Register P.P. Box 11626 Santa Ana, CA 992711 Sports Editor: David Bean, Michael Lev Phone: (714) 796-7804 Fax: (714) 796-6765 Web: www.ocregister.com Email: sports@ocregister.com NCAA (317) 917-6800

Battle for the Golden Horseshoe

Cal Poly moved closer to evening its series against UC Davis with a 55-38 triumph on Nov. 14, 2015, inide Aggie Stadium. The Aggies lead the all-time series 20-19-2. In 2004, the two schools’ student-run spirit clubs, Mustang Maniacs and the Aggie Pack, came together to sponsor a perpetual trophy that resides with the team that wins each year. The horseshoe-shaped trophy signifies the agricultural influence at both universities. Although the trophy was established in 2004, the two teams have met for football games 41 times. From 2001-05 and in 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015, the visiting team won. Twelve games in the “Battle for the Golden Horseshoe” have been played, with each team winning six times. The all-time series began in 1939 with UC Davis posting a 28-0 shutout at Davis. Cal Poly returned the favor in 1940 with a 27-0 victory in San Luis Obispo. The two teams have met every year since 1978. Seventeen of the games in the series have been decided by seven points or less.


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More than 20,000 students, nationally-renown courses of study and the top-ranked public master’s university in the western United States ... all 11 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

This is Cal Poly

ocated in the central California coastal town of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly comprises one of 23 campuses in the California State University, the nation’s largest four-year undergraduate university system. Each CSU campus is given considerable freedom to develop its programs and each institution boasts its own qualities and strengths. Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing principle of instruction prepares undergraduates for careers in applied technical and professional fields. From computers to crops, Cal Poly holds that the best preparation for any endeavor is derived through practical application. This ideal has set Cal Poly apart from other schools and been the school’s driving philosophy since its 1901 founding. Courses at Cal Poly emphasize a high proportion of lab work, fieldwork and special assignments, culminating with a senior project. Unique on-campus opportunities – such as an organic farm and a student-run daily newspaper and majors of study ranging from aerospace engineering to wine and viticulture – make hands-on learning a daily reality at Cal Poly. In total, Cal Poly confers bachelor's degrees in 64 separate areas of study. Nine of those degrees are exclusive to the San Luis Obispo campus (see next page). For 23 consecutive years, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly as the top public master’s university in the western United States. The publication also ranked Cal Poly’s College of Engineering as the No. 3 program in the nation among public non-doctoral institutions (see below). On-campus activities are headquartered at the renown University Union and Cal Poly’s student-run activities have earned enviable reputations across the nation. Week of Welcome offers first-quarter students a successful introduction to the collegiate experience through a team of trained student leaders and university officials, all of whom provide academic and social resources, encourage awareness and promote relationships with the campus and Central Coast community.

Athletically, Cal Poly boasts one of the most successful Division I programs for an institution of its size. During the 2013-14 academic year, the athletics department – which sponsors 21 varsity programs – saw the men’s basketball, men’s tennis and baseball programs advance to the NCAA Championships and six teams win Big West championships (baseball, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s basketball and men’s tennis). Individually, Joe Protheroe (football) earned All-America honors during the 2015-16 academic year. Nick Meyer (baseball), Kyle Marinconz (baseball) and Ashlee Van Winden (volleyball) earned freshman All-American honors. Pitcher Justin Calomeni was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the ninth round of the MLB Draft in June 2016. Named Big West athletes of the year were Peyton Bilo (women’s cross country), Garrett Migliozzi (men’s cross country), Chase Minter (men’s soccer, midfielder of the year) and Wade Hamilton (men’s soccer, goalkeeper of the year). As testament to Cal Poly’s athletics and academic integrity, 106 Mustangs collected conference all-academic praise during the 2015-16school year. The Cal Poly Athletics Department also finished fourth in the Big West Commissioner’s Cup, an award presented to the institution with the best overall results in the conference’s 16 sponsored sports, and 13 squads posted perfect Academic Progress Rate scores during the 2014-15 academic year. Internationally, Cal Poly was represented at the 2008 Summer Olympics by former Mustangs Sharon Day (United States, high jump), Jimmy Van Ostrand (Canada, baseball) and Stephanie Brown Trafton, whose gold medal for the United States in the discus competition was the first such feat by a Mustang athlete. Day (heptathlon) and Brown Trafton (discus) also qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Wrestler Boris Novachkov qualified for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro in 65-kilogram (143-pound) freestyle competition.

THE CAL POLY BREAKDOWN

• Affiliation: Member of the 23-campus California State University, the largest four-year public university system within the United States • Location: San Luis Obispo, approximately 220 miles south of San Francisco and 200 miles north of Los Angeles • Terms: Four 11-week quarters per year • Student Body (Fall 2015 Quarter): 20,944 • Faculty: 1,244, with a 19-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio • Accredited and Recognized Programs: 24 • Estimated 2012-13 Annual Fee Average for Students (California Residents): Undergraduates – $8,724; Graduate – $9,990 • Out-of-State Tuition (2012-13): $248 per quarter unit in addition to regular tuition fees • Room and Board (2013-14): $11,123 per year

BEST IN THE WEST

CAL POLY AN ACADEMIC DYNASTY 23 YEARS IN THE MAKING

For the 23rd straight year, Cal Poly was rated by U.S. News and World Report as the best public master’s university in the western United States in its 2015 America’s Best Colleges guidebook. Cal Poly also is rated the most efficient school among regional western universities and placed 10th in the publication’s overall list of the west’s best universities – including both public and private institutions – that provide “a full range of undergraduate and master’s-level programs but few, if any, doctoral programs.” The publication ranks colleges that grant doctoral degrees, such as those in the University of California system, in a separate category. “Being named Best in the West for 23 straight years is a terrific acknowledgment of Cal Poly’s sustained excellence over a long period of time,” said Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong. “The credit belongs to our faculty and staff for their unwavering dedication and commitment to our students’ success, and it underscores the power of our Learn by Doing philosophy.”

Within individual areas of study, U.S. News and World Report ranked Cal Poly’s College of Engineering No. 3 among public engineering programs for schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s (Cal Poly was bested only by the United States Military Academy and Air Force Academy). A number of College of Engineering programs ranked high in the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs in their individual specialty categories. The university’s computer, electrical and mechanical engineering programs were each ranked as the top program at a public university in their respective specialty categories. Cal Poly’s civil and environmental engineering program was ranked the secondbest program at a public university.

The College of Engineering plaza, located on the northwest corner of the Cal Poly campus.

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THE CAL POLY EXPERIENCE

FACTS, FIGURES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

• During the last survey conducted among those students who graduated during the 2009-10 academic year, 82 percent of Cal Poly students reported working full time or attending graduate school within one year of receiving an undergraduate degree. Breaking down the figures, 65 percent of Cal Poly graduates were working full time within one year of graduation, 17 percent were attending graduate school and 6 percent were at least employed part time. Additionally, 94 percent of those employed were in fields related to their college degree.

groups and No. 8 in engineering degrees to Hispanic students. Overall, Cal Poly ranked No. 12 in granting degrees to all minorities. Latino transfer applicants totaled 2,220 this year, doubling the total 10 years earlier, while black transfer applicants rose from 78 in 2005 to 144 this year.

• Hundreds of firms recruit and employ Cal Poly grads each year. Cal Poly annually hosts between 300 and 600 employers through an on-campus recruiting program and career fairs.

• Measuring 203,605 square feet, Robert E. • The median starting salary for those Cal Poly stu- Kennedy Library contains approximately dents graduating during the 2009-10 academic 2,576,300 items. This collection features more year was $50,000. than 620,000 books, 107,000 bound periodicals and an extensive collection of government docu• Cal Poly’s admissions process is highly compet- ments and exclusive collections. itive. A total of 46,796 freshman and 8,247 transfer applications were received for the Fall 2015 term. • In 2009, prominent architectural and engineering Freshmen selected for the Fall 2014 term had an journal DesignIntelligence rated Cal Poly’s archiaverage high school GPA of 4.00 and an average tecture program as the third-strongest curriculum SAT score of 1,333. Of the 55,043 total applicants, in the United States. The architecture department 5,450 are expected to enroll in Fall 2015. received a $60 million pledge from an anonymous donor in 2007. At the time, it marked the largest • Cal Poly has more than 125,000 alumni living single gift ever made to a CSU campus. and working across the globe. San Luis Obispo County features the largest concentration of Cal • Recognized as a leading source of accounting Poly alumni (14,479), followed by Santa Clara graduates, Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business County (8,480) and Los Angeles County (8,454). is one of only two public universities in California (along with the University of California) to be rec• Cal Poly’s main campus features more than ognized by Business Week magazine as one of 1,300 acres. Off-site acreage includes the adja- the top 100 undergraduate business programs in cent San Luis Creek Ranches (1,614 acres), non- the nation. adjacent Western Ranches (3,043), Swanton Pacific Ranch in Santa Cruz County (3,200) and • As part of developing a comprehensive curricuthe Valencia Property (500), also located in Santa lum for a degree in wine and viticulture, Cal Poly Cruz County. Cal Poly is the second-largest land- and E&J Gallo Winery have established a state-ofholding institution in the state, ranking behind the the-art vineyard on campus. University of California. Cal Poly, however, uses all of its holdings in active support of education. • The National Science Foundation has recognized Cal Poly’s science programs as among the • Cal Poly annually remains among the top-10 most innovative undergraduate curriculums in the schools in the United States in granting degrees to United States. A new 190,000-square-foot Center Hispanic, Asian and other minority students in the for Science and Mathematics is expected to be fields of agriculture, architecture and engineering. completed by Fall 2013. With information compiled by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine, Cal Poly ranked No. • The College of Agriculture, Food and 4 nationally in granting agriculture degrees to Environmental Sciences is the nation’s fourthHispanic students; No. 5 in architecture degrees to largest undergraduate agricultural program at students of all minority groups and architecture approximately 3,832 students, as of the Fall 2008 degrees to both Asian and Hispanic students; No. term. The college was recently awarded $7.6 mil6 in agriculture degrees to Asian students; No. 7 in lion in research grants from the California agriculture degrees to students of all minority Agricultural Research Initiative.

CAL POLY STUDENT BREAKDOWN*

• Male: 10,400 (55.4% of population); Female: 8,362 (44.6%) • Average Age: 20.2 • Approximate Geographic Undergraduate Origin: San Francisco Bay Area 29%, Los Angeles/Orange/Ventura Counties 23%, San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara/MontereySan Benito Counties 8%, San Diego County 9%, San Joaquin Valley 7%, Sacramento area 7%, remaining California Counties 5%, remaining United States 10%, International 0.5% • Applications for 2016 Fall Term: First-time freshmen 48,215 (4,750 enrolled); Transfers 8,553 (1,000 enrolled); Post-Baccalaureate 131 (78 enrolled); Graduate 1,086 (367 enrolled) • First-Time Freshman Student Average High School GPA: 3.88 • First-Time Freshman Student Average High School SAT Reading Score: 622 • First-Time Freshman Student Average High School SAT Math Score: 651 • First-Time Freshman Student Average High School ACT Score: 28 • Average Transfer Student GPA: 3.35 *All figures taken from Fall Quarter 2013

DEGREE PROGRAMS

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES • Agriculture and Environmental Plant Science* (BS) • Agricultural Business (BS) • Agricultural Communications (BS) • Agricultural Science (BS) • Agricultural Systems Management* (BS) • Animal Science (BS) • BioResource and Agricultural Engineering* (BS) • Dairy Science* (BS, Minor) • Earth Science (BS) • Environmental Management and Protection (BS) • Food Science (BS, Minor) • Forestry and Natural Resources (BS) • Nutrition (BS, Minor) • Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration (BS) • Soil Science* (BS, Minor) • Wine and Viticulture (BS, Minor)

COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN • Architecture (BArch) • Architectural Engineering* (BS, Minor) • City and Regional Planning (BS, MCRP, Minor) • Construction Management (BS, Minor) • Landscape Architecture (BLA) • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Aerospace Engineering (BS) Biomedical Engineering* (BS) Civil Engineering (BS) Computer Engineering (BS) Computer Science (BS, Minor) Electrical Engineering (BS) Environmental Engineering (BS) General Engineering (BS) Industrial Engineering (BS) Manufacturing Engineering (BS) Materials Engineering (BS) Mechanical Engineering (BS) Software Engineering (BS)

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS Anthropology and Geography (BA) Art and Design (BA) Child Development (BS, Minor) Communication Studies (BA, Minor) Comparative Ethnic Studies (BA) English (BA, Minor) Graphic Communication (BS, Minor) History (BA, Minor) Journalism (BS) Modern Languages and Literatures (BA) Music (BA, Minor) Philosophy (BA, Minor) Political Science (BA) Psychology (BS, Minor) Sociology (BA, minor) Theatre Arts (BA, Minor) COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS Biochemistry (BS) Biological Sciences (BS) Chemistry (BS) Kinesiology (BS) Liberal Studies (BS/BA) Mathematics (BS, Minor) Microbiology (BS, Minor) Physics (BS, BA, Minor) Statistics (BS, Minor)

ORFALEA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS • Business Administration (BS) • Economics (BS, Minor) • Industrial Technology (BS, Minor) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

SEPARATE MINOR PROGRAMS Agricultural Communication Agribusiness Anthropology/Geography Art History Asian Studies Astronomy Biology Biotechnology Business Dance Disaster Management and Homeland Security Environmental Studies Equine Science Ethnic Studies French Geographic Information Systems Geology German

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Gerontology Global Politics Integrated Project Delivery Land Rehabilitation Landscape Horticulture Latin American Studies Law and Society Linguistics Meat Science and Processing Military Science Multidisciplinary Design Ornamental Plant Production Packaging Photography Plant Protection Science Poultry Management Rangeland Resources Real Property Development Religious Studies Spanish Studio Art Sustainable Agriculture Sustainable Environments Values, Technology and Society Water Science Western Intellectual Tradition Women's and Gender Studies

MASTER’S PROGRAMS Accounting-Taxation (MS) Aerospace Engineering (MS) Agribusiness (MS, MBA) Agriculture (MS), with specializations in Agricultural Education; Agricultural Engineering Technology; Animal Science; Crop Science; Dairy Products Technology; Environmental Horticulture Science; Food Science and Nutrition; Irrigation; Plant Protection Science; Recreation, Parks and Tourism Management and Soil Science. Architecture (dual MBA-BArch) Biological Sciences (MS, MA) Business and Technology (MS) City and Regional Planning (MCRP/MS) Civil and Environmental Engineering (MS) Computer Science (MS) Economics (MS) Education (MA) Electrical Engineering (MS) Engineering (MS), with specializations in Biochemical Engineering; Bioengineering; Biomedical Engineering; Integrated Technology Management; Materials Engineering and Water Engineering Engineering Management (dual MBAMS) English (MA) Forestry Sciences (MS) General Management (MBA) Graphic Communication Document Systems Management (MBA) History (MA) Industrial and Technical Studies (dual MBA-MS) Industrial Engineering (MS) Kinesiology (MS) Landscape Architecture (dual MBA-BLA) Mathematics (MS) Mechanical Engineering (MS) Polymers and Coatings Science (MS) Psychology (MS) Public Policy (MPP) Transportation Planning (MCRP/MS)

DOCTORATE • Education (through College of Education and in conjunction with UC Santa Barbara) CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS • Administrative Services • Agriculture Specialist • Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate Disabilities) • Single Subject, including Agriculture Instruction; Biological Science Instruction; Chemistry Instruction; English Instruction; Mathematics Instruction; Social Science Instruction; Physical Education Instruction; Physics Instruction • Multiple Subject Instruction • Multiple Subject; Bilingual CrossCultural Language and Academic Development Emphasis * Among California State University system’s 23 campuses, major course of study exclusive to Cal Poly.


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CAL POLY HISTORY

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS, TRANSCENDENT FUTURE

In front of the Orfalea College of Business iis the O’Neill Green, which hosts, among other activities, a tailgate prior to football games at the adjacent and recently remodeled Alex G. Spanos Stadium. A 1948 graduate of the College of Agriculture, the late Richard J. O’Neill is the founder of Supporters of Mustang Athletics Teams (SUMAT) and was instrumental in helping to stabilize funding for Cal Poly.

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n the 1890s, when a proposal for a teacher training school in San Luis Obispo seemed unlikely to succeed, California State Senator Sylvester C. Smith instead suggested a polytechnic institute. Myron Angel, chronicler of San Luis Obispo County history, became an ardent supporter of the idea and articulated a vision to establish a school that would “teach the hand as well as the head.” The plan succeeded and on March 8, 1901, legislation was signed founding the California Polytechnic School, then a vocational high school. During the ensuing three decades, Cal Poly evolved into the modern equivalent of a junior college, but its future became uncertain. In 1933, however, Julian A. McPhee, chief of the California Bureau of Agricultural Education, saved the institution from abolishment by agreeing to become school president. During the next 33 years, McPhee guided Cal Poly’s transformation into a four-year institution and set an educational standard still emulated today. Cal Poly’s first baccalaureate exercises were held in May 1942 and in 1947, the institution was officially renamed California State Polytechnic College. As programs continued to evolve, the institution became California Polytechnic State University in 1972. The Learn by Doing ethos continues to inform the paths Cal Poly’s alumni pursue, and they keep the friendships they start here. They also learn by succeeding. Median starting salary for recent graduates was $50,000 (beating all other CSU and UC campuses) and mid-career salaries for Cal Poly alumni are better than all UC and CSU campuses except Berkeley and UC San Diego -- and better than many private universities. More than half of Cal Poly seniors have a job offer in hand before they graduate -- even in today’s difficult economy.

Dedicated in 2006 and situated outside of Alex G. Spanos Stadium, Mustang Memorial Plaza commemorates the 16 Cal Poly football players, team manager and program supporter who perished Oct. 29, 1960 in an airplane accident outside of Toledo, Ohio.

DISTINGUISHED AND NOTABLE ALUMNI

FROM SAN LUIS OBISPO TO SPACE, THE NATION’S ELITE CALL CAL POLY HOME

Robin Baggett Former General Counsel, Golden State Warriors Bobby Beathard Former NFL General Manager, San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins Richard Bergquist Founder and former CTO, PeopleSoft Gary Bloom Former vice chairman and president of Symantec Corp.; former CEO of Veritas Data Center Software Dean Borgman Developer of NOTAR, a rotorfree helicopter system Gregory Chamitoff Flight engineer, International Space Station Robert A. Coltrin Jr. Senior show set designer, Walt Disney Imagineering Jim Considine President, Ryder Stilwell, Inc., and former chair of CSU Board of Trustees Jeff Denham U.S. Congressman (CA) Laura Diaz Emmy Award-winning Co-News Anchor, KCBS 2/Los Angeles George P. Foster Owner, Foster Farms Michelle Franzen Correspondent, NBC News Thomas Gallo General manager, Gallo Wineries Danny Gans Former singer, comedian, impressionist and Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year (deceased) Robert L. Gibson Retired Chief Astronaut, Johnson Space Center/NASA Mohinder Gill Founder, Mohinder Sports and 1972 Olympian for India Brian Hackney 11-time Emmy Award winner, KCBS, San Francisco Greg Hind Founder, Hind Sportswear, Inc. Kathleen Holmgren Senior Vice President, Sun Microsystems Peter H. King National correspondent, Los Angeles Times Mike Krukow Former Major League pitcher; current San Francisco Giants radio and TV analyst Chuck Liddell Ultimate Fighting light heavyweight champion (retired) and

Cal Poly wrestler John Madden Emmy Award-winning football commentator (retired) and 1976 Super Bowl champion coach with Oakland Raiders Abel Maldonado Former Lt. Governor Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika Zambian Ambass. to Belgium Neel Murarka Gregory Chamitoff Program Manager, Microsoft was aboard Devin Nunes the International U.S. Congressman (CA) Space Station Peter Oppenheimer in 2008 Former Senior VP and CFO, Apple Inc. Linda Ozawa Olds, Kirk Perron, Joseph Vergara Tri-founders, Jamba Juice George Radanovich U.S. Congressman (CA) George Ramos Pulitzer Prize winner at Los Angeles Times and former Journalism Department chair (deceased) Loren Roberts Former UFC light Winner of eight PGA Tour heavyweight events and 13 Champions Tour champion Chuck events, Senior British Open Liddell wrestled champion (2006, 2009) at Cal Poly Robert Rowell Team President, Golden State Warriors Burt Rutan Pioneering designer of “Voyager,” the first aircraft to fly non-stop around Earth; designer of SpaceShipOne, winner of $10 million Ansari X prize Karin Smith Five-time U.S. Olympian in the javelin and first female inducted into Cal Poly Athletics Robert Charles Hall of Fame Tapella is entrusted Ozzie Smith as Public Printer Hall of Fame Major League of the United States shortstop Rick Sturckow Lieutenant Colonel, USMC and NASA astronaut Bill Swanson President, Raytheon Robert Charles Tapella Named in 2007 as Public Printer of the United States Ted Tollner Assistant coach for NFL teams for 15 seasons and former Hall of Fame Major head coach at USC and San Diego State League shortstop Alvin Trivelpiece Ozzie Smith Former director, U.S. played Department of Energy’s Office at Cal Poly of Energy between “Weird Al” Yankovic 1974-77 Grammy Award-winning parodist and entertainer

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CAL POLY ADMINISTRATION

PRESIDENT JEFFREY D. ARMSTRONG

effrey D. Armstrong began his tenure as Cal Poly's ninth permanent president on Feb. 1, 2011, with a determination to enhancfe the university's renowned Learn by Doing teaching approach. Dr. Armstrong brings to Cal Poly a blend of experience as an honored teacher, respected researcher, and experienced administrator. At Cal Poly, he has focused on ways to improve graduation rates. To further bolster student success, he has sought to expand university-industry partnerships to attract more applied research to the campus, thus increasing professional development experiences for faculty in order to enrich classroom instruction. As a first-generation college graduate, Dr. Armstrong is particularly passionate about nurturing a campus climate that embraces inclusivity and diversity. "To succeed in our increasingly multicultural society," Dr. Armstrong says, "our students need to experience the world as it really is." As a member of the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) executive committee, Dr. Armstrong joins a dedicated coalition of senior business and higher education executives committed to advancing innovative solutions to U.S. education and workforce challenges. Dr. Armstrong also served from 2011 to 2015 on the board of Aware Awake Alive, a national alcohol-awareness program created to educate young people on the symptoms of alcohol poisoning, create awareness on the conditions that enable it, and encourage responsibility for one another in situations where alcohol is consumed. He participates in numerous California State University (CSU) committees, including the CSU Agricultural Advisory Committee, CSU Agricultural Research Initiative, CSU Water Resources and Policy Initiatives, CSU Technology Steering Committee, and CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST). Dr. Armstrong also is one of two CSU representatives on the Board of Directors of the California Council on Science and Technology. Before joining Cal Poly, Dr. Armstrong served as dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and professor of Animal Science at Michigan State University (MSU), beginning in 2001. He was head of the Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University from 1997 to 2001 and served in various positions at North Carolina State University (NCSU) from 1986 through 1997. As a faculty member at NCSU, Armstrong was known for engaging students in the classroom and was awarded numerous honors for his teaching excellence. He also was named Alumni Distinguished Professor for Undergraduate Teaching. A recognized leader in nutrition and reproduction in large food animals, Dr. Armstrong has helped raise more than $9 million in grants and cooperative agreements to support research on social responsibility in the food chain. He has written or contributed to more than 45 scientific journal articles.

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Welcome to Cal Poly

At Cal Poly, the most important person on campus is the student. We start with the premise that all of our students, because they have met Cal Poly's high standards for admission, are equipped to succeed. And then our dedicated faculty and staff bring to bear their enormous talent and unwavering commitment to students' success. Central to this process is Cal Poly's distinctive Learn by Doing approach, in which we provide students with daily opportunities to apply classroom theory to realworld problems in the context of a comprehensive polytechnic education, grounded in the arts and sciences. Learn by Doing enables students to develop deep confidence in their knowledge and technical skills, preparing them to become resourceful and innovative professionals who can help solve the problems of an increasingly complex and technological world. Highly motivated students, talented faculty, dedicated staff, and the dynamic nature of Learn by Doing - these are important facets of Cal Poly, but not the whole sum. An exceptional university succeeds only if it has the full engagement of the entire university community students, faculty and staff, parents, alumni and friends one that joins together in a partnership of discovery. Fortunately, Cal Poly has an abundance of people deeply committed to a vibrant partnership, and deeply committed to transforming lives, one student at a time. It is my great privilege to be associated with the people of Cal Poly, and I invite you to join our partnership. Jeffrey D. Armstrong President

Over his career, he has served as chairman of the United Egg Producers Animal Welfare Advisory Committee and advised McDonald's Corp. on animal welfare and broader issues related to corporate social responsibility. He served as chairman of the Michigan Board of Agriculture Assembly Farm Bill Committee and, in 2009, contributed to significant changes in Congress' farm legislation. Dr. Armstrong also served on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Committee and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Seventh District Advisory Council. Raised on a beef cattle, swine, and tobacco farm in Western Kentucky, Armstrong attended Murray State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture in 1981. He earned both a master's (1984) and doctorate (1986) in physiology from North Carolina State University. Armstrong and his wife, Sharon, have two children. Jessica is a physician in obstetrics and gynecology and is married to Dean Gibbie, a realtor. Zack is a financial advisor in Lansing, Mich.

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CAL POLY ADMINISTRATION

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS DON OBERHELMAN CAL POLY DIVISION I HONORS

onald J. Oberhelman was named Cal Poly’s Director of Athletics on March 17, 2011. Oberhelman, 44, came to Cal Poly after serving as the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Associate Athletic Director at San Diego State University. In that capacity, he was responsible for the daily operations of San Diego State’s intercollegiate athletics program. “Cal Poly has a great tradition of academic excellence and we want to continue to build on that tradition in everything we do,” Oberhelman said at the time of his hiring. “For many people, athletics is the first impression they have of the university. We must make sure these impressions are great ones." Oberhelman has served in a number of NCAA and conference leadership roles, including The NCAA Division I Council. The 40-member Council is charged with managing the new governance structure, the many changes taking place in college athletics, and the day-to-day decision making for all of Division I. In April 2015, he was appointed by the NCAA to chair the newly formed NCAA Division I Legislative Committee to review legislation and communicate positions to the Division I Council. Oberhelman has served on many working groups for the NCAA, currently serving in a review of the future of amateurism within the collegiate model. He is a current member of the Executive Committee for the Big West Conference. Oberhelman also serves on the Board of Directors for the Hearst Cancer Center, as well as the Board of the American Heart Association. The Mustang Way, the core values for the department, was developed under Oberhelman's leadership. These values were so well received that the university adopted much of them as their own in 2012, and The Mustang Way has since become an integral part of campus life at Cal Poly. Cal Poly has recently seen many NCAA Division I 'firsts.' After a 20-year history in Division I, with Oberhelman at the helm the Mustangs experienced the first NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament appearance, the first Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament appearance, a number one national ranking for baseball, first hosting of the NCAA Baseball Regionals, first Big Sky Conference football championship, and the best finish in the Big West Commissioner's Cup in our history with six championships in one season. The Mustangs' most successful competitive Division I campaign may have been this past season, but Oberhelman believes championships are not enough. “We know our primary obligation is to develop our studentathletes," said Oberhelman. "I want us to be leaders in graduation rates as well as in championships." Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong echoed Oberhelman’s sentiments.

Conference Team Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Conference Coaches of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 NCAA National / Regional Coaches Of Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Team NCAA Tournament Appearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Individual NCAA Postseason Appearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206 All-Conference Selections (First and Second Teams) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .739 All-Conference Academic Selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .970 All-America Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 NCAA Individual National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 CoSIDA Regional All-Academic Picks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Teams Earning Top-25 National Rankings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

MUSTANG DIVISION I EXCELLENCE

NCAA DIVISION I TOURNAMENT TEAM QUALIFIERS Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 (2009, 2013, 2014) Men’s Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2014) Women’s Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2013) Men’s Cross Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 (1999, 2003-04, 2006-08, 2011) Football . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 (2005, 2008, 2012) Men’s Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2006) Men’s Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 (1995, 2008, 2015) Women’s Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 (1999-00, 2002-04) Softball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (2007, 2009) Men’s Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 (2011, 2012, 2014) Women’s Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (2003, 2011) Volleyball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 (1999-2000, 2002, 2006-07)

BIG WEST CONFERENCE TEAM TITLES Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2014) Men’s Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2013-14) Women’s Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 (2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13) Men’s Cross Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 (1998-00, 2003-09, 2011-13) Women’s Cross Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 (2000-01, 2012-13, 2015) Men’s Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2006) Women’s Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 (1996, 1999-00, 2002-04, 2009, 2013) Softball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (2007, 2009) Men’s Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 (2007, 2010, 2012, 2013-14) Women’s Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2003) Volleyball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (2006-07) AMERICAN WEST / GREAT WEST / BIG SKY CONFERENCE TITLES Football . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 (1994, 2004-05, 2008, 2011, 2012)

“Don’s goal is for all of our student-athletes to leave Cal Poly with a diploma and a championship ring,” Armstrong said. “That’s a great goal for our student-athletes and our fans.” Mustang athletics continues to be a leader in graduation rates, graduating student-athletes at a higher rate than the campus as a whole, the ultimate measure of academic success. This past year the Mustangs received more NCAA Academic Achievement Awards than the rest of the Big West Conference combined, and half of all student-athletes maintain over a 3.0 GPA. Facility renovations abound as the Varsity Tennis Complex, Mott Athletics Center, Anderson Pool, and Alex G. Spanos Stadium have all seen improvements under Oberhelman's direction. Private giving has gone up dramatically during his tenure, leading to these improvements as well s growth in financial aid and athletic support staff. Prior to his tenure at San Diego State, Oberhelman served several roles at Southern Mississippi, the most recent as the senior associate athletic director (2002-07), education coordinator for athletics at Texas A&M (1998-2002) and as a compliance assistant at Florida State (1995-1998). The native of rural Kansas earned his bachelor’s in business administration at Kansas State and his master’s in athletic administration at Florida State. Don resides with his wife D.D. in Avila Beach.

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CAL POLY ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL

MUSTANG HEAD COACHES

SOFIE AAGAARD Women’s Golf Second Year

JON SIOREDAS Wrestling First Year

JOE CALLERO Men’s Basketball Eighth Year

NICK CARLESS Men’s Tennis Sixth Year

SCOTT CARTWRIGHT Men’s Golf 16th Year

JENNY CONDON Softball 13th Year

MARK CONOVER Director of Track Eighth Year Cross Country 19th Year

SAM CROSSON Women’s Volleyball Fifth Year

ALEX CROZIER Women’s Soccer 25th Year

LARRY LEE Baseball 15th Year

TODD ROGERS Beach Volleyball Second Year

STEVE SAMPSON Men’s Soccer Second Year

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TOM MILICH FAITH MIMNAUGH Men’s and Women’s Women’s Basketball Swimming and Diving 20th Year 11th Year

TIM WALSH Football Eighth Year

KATHRIN WINTERHALTER Women’s Tennis Second Year

MUSTANGS EXCEL IN THE CLASSROOM

or more than 100 years, Cal Poly’s student-athletes have been dedicated to excellence in both the athletic and academic arenas. During the 2015-16 scholastic year alone, 106 Mustangs were named to all-conference academic teams. Since Cal Poly transitioned to the Division I level in 1994, the school has enjoyed 970 total all-conference academic selections – an average of over 44 per year. Taking pride in each student’s ability to excel both athletically and intellectually, Cal Poly and the athletics department offer guidance and support to each student-athlete during his or her tenure. To support these motives, the athletics department initiated the Academic Resource Center.

Opened in 2001, the center provides yearround academic support, tutoring, workshops and academic advising. The center has also developed study hall programs with bi-quarterly progress checks, weekly academic appointments and a first-year seminar class for incoming student-athletes. In deference to the student-athlete’s need for class schedule flexibility, Cal Poly also offers in-season priority registration for two of the three quarters during which competition occurs. Of the 64 major courses offered at Cal Poly, Mustang student-athletes were enrolled in 52 separate areas, as of the Fall 2015 term.

ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE

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Featuring 21 varsity programs, the Cal Poly Athletics Department is in its 23rd year of NCAA Division I competition since completing reclassification in 1994. With the exception of football (Big Sky Conference), wrestling (Pac-12 Conference) and the men’s and women’s swimming and indoor track and field programs (Mountain Pacific Sports Federation), Cal Poly is also in its 21st year as a member of the Big West Conference. Among Big West institutions, only UC Davis (22 programs) boasts more athletic disciplines than Cal Poly. Prior to transitioning to the Division I level, Cal Poly ranked as the most successful institution in the history of NCAA Division II athletics with 35 national team titles. Cal Poly has continued its winning tradition at the top flight with teams and individuals routinely earning conference championships and NCAA Tournament berths. During the 2013-14 academic year, the athletics department -- which added beach volleyball in 2014 -saw the men’s basketball, men’s tennis and baseball programs advance to the NCAA Championships. Individually, Joe Protheroe (football) earned All-America honors during the 2015-16 academic year. Nick Meyer (baseball), Kyle Marinconz (baseball) and Ashlee Van Winden (volleyball) earned freshman All-American honors. Pitcher Justin Calomeni was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the ninth round of the MLB Draft in June 2016. Named Big West athletes of the year were Peyton Bilo (women’s cross country), Garrett Migliozzi (men’s cross country), Chase Minter (men’s soccer, midfielder of the year) and Wade Hamilton (men’s soccer, goalkeeper of the year). As testament to Cal Poly’s athletics and academic integrity, 106 Mustangs collected conference all-academic praise during the 2015-16 school year. The Cal Poly Athletics Department also finished fourth in the Big West Commissioner’s Cup, an award presented to the institution with the best overall results in the conference’s 16 sponsored sports. Cal Poly athletes have consistently excelled outside the bounds of the collegiate arena. Cal Poly was represented at the 2008 Summer Olympics by former Mustangs Sharon Day (United States, high jump), Jimmy Van Ostrand (Canada, baseball) and Stephanie Brown Trafton, whose gold medal for the United States in the discus competition was the first such feat by a Mustang athlete. Day (heptathlon) and Brown Trafton (discus) also qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London while wrestler Boris Novachkov earned a spot in the 2016 Summer Games at Rio de Janeiro. Other prominent post-Cal Poly examples include All-American wide receiver Ramses Barden (2005-08), who was a third-round selection by the New York Giants in 2009 and played four years with the Giants. Former linebacker Chris Gocong (2002-05) – one of Cal Poly’s three Buck Buchanan Award winners as the Football Championship Subdivision’s top defensive player – made 35 starts in three active seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. Linebacker Nick Dzubnar currently is with the San Diego Chargers while cornerback Asa Jackson plays for the Arizona Cardinals. Former men’s soccer midfielder Anton Peterlin is the only Big West player to have appeared in an English Football League match. Three former Mustangs -Junior Burgos (Toronto FC), Patrick McLain (Chivas USA) and Ariel Lassiter (L.A. Galaxy) have played on Major League Soccer clubs. Mackenzie Pridham plays for Minnesota United FC of the North American Soccer League. Lassiter (Team USA) and Kip Colvey (New Zealand) have been named to national under-23 teams. As of August 2016, the Cal Poly baseball program produced six Major League players in the last seven years with both Casey Fien and Bud Norris pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers. A total of 20 other Mustangs were active professionally.

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CAL POLY ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL

STAFF DIRECTORY Cal Poly Athletics One Grand Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0388 Area Code: 805

CAL POLY ATHLETICS STAFF

BASEBALL (FAX: 756-7406) Larry Lee, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6367 / llee@calpoly.edu Teddy Warrecker, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2462 / twarreck@calpoly.edu Chal Fanning, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1201 / cfanning@calpoly.edu MEN’S BASKETBALL (FAX: 756-2650) Joe Callero, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .mbb@calpoly.edu Pawel Mrozik, Associate Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6559 / pmrozik@calpoly.edu Sam Kirby, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2354 / sckirby@calpoly.edu Mitch Reaves, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1747 / mreaves@calpoly.edu Jeremy Jauregui, Director of Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6344 / jjauregu@calpoly.edu WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (FAX: 756-2650) Faith Mimnaugh, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1159 / fmimnaug@calpoly.edu Kelsey Byrd, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7218 / klbyrd@calpoly.edu Kari Duperron, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2683 / kduperro@calpoly.edu Mackenzie Argens, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2953 / margens@calpoly.edu Tim Bayley, Director Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1159 / tbayley@calpoly.edu MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (FAX: 756-2650) Mark Conover, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2235 / mconover@calpoly.edu Priscilla Bayley, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1130 / pbayley@calpoly.edu

FOOTBALL (FAX: 756-6444) Tim Walsh, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5166 / tewalsh@calpoly.edu Todd Spencer, Offensive Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2726 / tnspence@calpoly.edu Aristotle Thompson, Asst. Coach / Running Backs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5140 / athomp11@calpoly.edu Juston Wood, Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1338 / juwood@calpoly.edu Josh Brown, Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2866 / jbrown66@calpoly.edu Jim Craft, Asst. Coach / Wide Receivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2867 / jicraft@calpoly.edu Payam Saadat, Asst. Coach / Defensive Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2049 / psaadat@calpoly.edu Jacob Yoro / Defensive Backs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7389 / jyoro@calpoly.edu Allen Brown / Defensive Backs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2923 / abrown99@calpoly.edu Eric Coleman / Fullbacks and Tight Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2928 / etcolema@calpoly.edu MEN’S AND WOMEN’S GOLF (FAX: 756-2650) Scott Cartwright, Head Coach (Men) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5156 / lcartwri@calpoly.edu Sofie Aagaard, Head Coach (Women) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5156 / saagaard@calpoly.edu Jonathan Fleming, Assistant Coach (Men and Women) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5156 / jwflemin@calpoly.edu

MEN’S SOCCER (FAX: 756-2650) Steve Sampson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7010 / stsampso@calpoly.edu Shaun Harris, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2905 / sharri33@calpoly.edu Ignacio Hernandez, Assistant / Goalkeeper Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756--7070 / ighernan@calpoly.edu Alex Davis, Director of Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7070 / adavis72@calpoly.edu

CHRIS BAKER Associate A.D., Advancement

ERIC BURDICK Director, Athletics Comm.

JENNA GARCIA Administrative Coordinator

CHRIS GIOVANNETTI Assistant Media Relations Director

ETHAN CARDOZA PAUL GABRIELSON Assistant Marketing Athletics Trainer Specialist

RYAN GRUSS Manager, Ticket Operations

MAX MITCHELL Account Executive

WOMEN’S SOCCER (FAX: 756-2650) Alex Crozier, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2590 / acrozier@calpoly.edu Bernardo Silva, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6560 / bsilva05@calpoly.edu Lindsey Smith, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6560 / lsmith34@calpoly.edu Kathleen Lemieux, Director of Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2590 / kmlemieu@calpoly.edu

SOFTBALL (FAX: 756-7405) Jenny Condon, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1539 / jacondon@calpoly.edu Gina Vecchione, Associate Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6365 / gvecchio@calpoly.edu Ally Carda, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6366 / ancarda@calpoly.edu

SWIMMING AND DIVING (FAX: 756-2650) Tom Milich, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5714 / tmilich@calpoly.edu Phil Yoshida, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5714 / pyoshida@calpoly.edu Izzy Diamond, Assistant (Diving) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5714 / idiamond@calpoly.edu MEN’S TENNIS (FAX: 756-2650) Nick Carless, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2777 / ncarless@calpoly.edu Mike Marquez, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2777 / mmarquez@calpoly.edu

CARLY HEAD Academic Advisor

RONNIE HENDERSON CHRIS HOLDER RICH HODGKINSON Equipment Strength and Mustang Sports Manager Conditioning Coach Properties

WOMEN’S TENNIS (FAX: 756-2650) Kathrin Winterhalter, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2768 / kfwinter@calpoly.edu Cami Hubbs, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2545 / TBA

TRACK AND FIELD (FAX: 756-2650) Mark Conover, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2235 / mconover@calpoly.edu Danny Williams, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6501 / dbwillia@calpoly.edu Priscilla Bayley, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1130 / pbayley@calpoly.edu Jenni Ashcroft, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2937 / jashcrof@calpoly.edu

VOLLEYBALL (FAX: 756-2650) Sam Crosson, Head Coach (Indoor) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2878 / scrosson@calpoly.edu Todd Rogers, Head Coach (Beach) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2371 / torogers@calpoly.edu Caroline Walters, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2850 / cawalter@calpoly.edu Jason Borchin, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2371 / jborchin@calpoly.edu WRESTLING (FAX: 756-2650) Jon Sioredas, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1348 / jsioreda@calpoly.edu Todd Schavrien, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7337 / tschavri@calpoly.edu Michael Hatcher, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7337 / mahatche@calpoly.edu

ADMINISTRATION (FAX: 756-2699) Don Oberhelman, Director of Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2924 / obe@calpoly.edu Ashleigh Horstmann, Coordinator of Administration / Special Projects . .756-2924 / ahorstma@calpoly.edu Nick Pettit, Deputy Director of Athletics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2882 / ndpettit@calpoly.edu Barbara Martinez, Asst. A.D. / SWA-Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5075 / bmartine@calpoly.edu Ryan Gruss / Manager, Ticket Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2790 / rgruss@calpoly.edu Ryan Engel, Assistant Ticket Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7288 / rwengel@calpoly.edu Chris Holder, Strength and Conditioning Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 756-5288 / cholder@calpoly.edu Rich Hodgkinson, Equipment Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1188 / skracher@calpoly.edu Jesse Latino, Director, Facilities and Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1738 / jlatino@calpoly.edu Steve Schlick, Business Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5794 / sschlick@calpoly.edu

ATHLETICS ADVANCEMENT OFFICE (FAX: 756-7255) Chris Baker, Associate A.D., Advancement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 756-7188 / baker@calpoly.edu Ashley Offermann, Associate A.D., Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5722 / aofferma@calpoly.edu Bill Saylor, Special Events Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-0277 / bsaylor@calpoly.edu Jenna Garcia, Administrative Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6382 / jgarci08@calpoly.edu

ACADEMICS SERVICES (FAX: 756-2699) Shannon Stephens, Asst. A.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2762 / sgstephe@calpoly.edu Carly Head, Academic Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7036 / cehead@calpoly.edu

MARKETING AND CORPORATE RELATIONS (FAX: 756-7255) Jennifer Chow, Director of Marketing and Fan Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-0280 / jchow14@calpoly.edu Jason Namanny, Marketing and Promotions Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7292 / jnamanny@calpoly.edu Ronnie Henderson, Mustang Sports Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-0275 / rhende01@calpoly.edu Max Mitchell, Account Executive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-0283 / mmitchell@learfield.com

JESSE LATINO ELIAS LEVANWAY BARBARA MARTINEZ JENNIFER CHOW ASHLEY OFFERMANN Assistant Director of Associate A.D., Director, Facilities Assistant A.D., Athletic Trainer SWA-Compliance Marketing Development and Operations

NICK PETTIT Deputy Director of Athletics

CHRIS RITTER Assistant Athletics Trainer

BILL SAYLOR Special Events Coordinator

STEVE SCHLICK Business Coordinator

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS (FAX: 756-2650) Eric Burdick, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6550 / eburdick@calpoly.edu Chris Giovannetti, Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7513 / cgiovann@calpoly.edu Donovan Aird, Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6531 / daird@calpoly.edu Ethan Cardoza, Video Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2410 / etcardoz@calpoly.edu Natalie D’Anna, Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6531 / danna@calpoly.edu

ATHLETICS TRAINING (FAX: 756-7058) Kristal Slover, Head Athletics Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6065 / kemig@calpoly.edu Paul Gabrielson, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2096 / pgabriel@calpoly.edu Chris Ritter, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5491 / cmritter@calpoly.edu Elias Levanway, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2096 / elevanwa@calpoly.edu Stephanie Uyeno, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2096 / suyeno@calpoly.edu Megan Miyamoto, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5491 / mtmiyamo@calpoly.edu Neil Mc Ivor, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5491 / nmcivor@calpoly.edu

KRISTAL SLOVER SHANNON STEPHENS KAT SUDERMAN STEPHANIE UYENOASHLEIGH HORSTMANN Compliance Coordinator of Assistant Assistant A.D., Head Athletics Coordinator Athletic Trainer Administration Academic Services Trainer

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CAL POLY ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT FACILITIES

ENHANCED BY SOME OF THE NATION’S MOST RAVENOUS CROWDS AND PRISTINE WEATHER, CAL POLY’S ATHLETICS FACILITIES PROVIDE THE MUSTANGS WITH AN UNPARALLELED HOME ADVANTAGE

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Completed in 2006, Alex G. Spanos Stadium (above) hosts Cal Poly’s football and men’s and women’s soccer programs. The Mustang football team christened the complex on Nov. 18, 2006 with a 55-0 victory versus Savannah State, while a program-record 11,075 spectators packed Spanos Stadium Sept. 15, 2007 for Cal Poly’s season home-opening win against Weber State. On Oct. 17, 2008, another sellout crowd of 11,075 supporters – then the thirdlargest regular season crowd figure in NCAA men’s soccer history – flooded Spanos Stadium for Cal Poly’s nationally-televised showdown against central coast rival UC Santa Barbara. During the 2009 season, the men’s soccer program ranked third among NCAA Division I programs by averaging 2,213 fans per home date.

Cal Poly’s volleyball, wrestling and basketball programs call the 3,032-seat Mott Athletics Center (right) home. A new $700,000 floor was installed during the summer of 2007 along with two videoboards ($750,000) prior to the 2014-15 campaign. During recent years, Mott has hosted the Pac-12 Conference Wrestling Championships and, in front of a sold-out audience, the first and seconds rounds of the 2006 NCAA Volleyball Tournament (also right). The men’s basketball program produced a trio of sellouts a year ago as well as two more during the 201415 season and one against Big West champion UC Davis in February 2014. Additionally, the Mustang women’s basketball program drew a program-record 2,552 fans for a March 5, 2011 game against UC Santa Barbara.

Remodeled at a cost of more than $3 million, the Olympic-sized Anderson Aquatic Center (left) was completed in August 2009 and plays host to both Cal Poly’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs. Situated adjacent to the Mott Athletics Center, the pool measures 12,348 square feet. Eight 50-yard lanes highlight the complex, which also provides for a total of eighteen 25-yard cross course lanes. The complex also features a 15-by-30-foot all-shallow therapy pool. Anderson Aquatic Center held its first official event on Oct. 3, 2009, when the Mustang women’s swimming program welcomed thendefending national champion California to San Luis Obispo.

ADDITIONAL CAL POLY ATHLETICS FACILITY HIGHLIGHTS

• With a picturesque mountain backdrop ringing the landscape, Ozzie Smith Plaza was completed in 2001 and plays host to the Bob Janssen Field softball and Baggett Stadium baseball venues. The Mustang baseball team regularly draws four-figure attendances -- 15 crowds in excess of 2,000 fans in 2014 -- and hosts nationally ranked competition. The Mustang softball program, which clinched its first Big West title in 2007 at Janssen Field, drew an overflow, program-record 1,532 fans for a 2007 doubleheader against perennial national powerhouse UCLA. Both venues feature spacious clubhouses, as well as batting cages and bullpen areas for both teams.

• Cal Poly finished resurfacing an on-campus all-weather track in 2001 and completed improvements to the high jump and pole vault areas. The track and field program hosts its annual Cal Poly Invitational each March.

• Cal Poly broke ground on the Sports Complex in 1999, which, in addition to Baggett Stadium and Bob Janssen Field, features six multi-purpose fields for use by the school’s intercollegiate and club teams, as well as intramural programs.

• During the 2008-09 academic year, Cal Poly finished construction on the FieldTurf Upper Field, located above Ozzie Smith Plaza. The area is used by Cal Poly’s athletics programs and intramural leagues.

• An on-campus golf practice facility, featuring bent, Bermuda and paspalum grasses, is located near the Ornamental Horticulture facility. A swing lab, located in Mott Athletics Center, was completed in 2003 and utilizes computer equipment to analyze a golfer's swing.

• The Fairbanks Memorial Cross Country Course in San Luis Obispo has regularly played host to the Big West Cross Country Championships.

• Cal Poly opened Mustang Courts in 2001 and installed an electronic scoreboard in time for the 2014 season. The sevencourt complex is located behind Mott Athletics Center, features permanent chairback seating and is used by both the men’s and women’s tennis programs.

• The Mustang men’s golf program hosts the Firestone Grill Intercollegiate and the women’s team hosts the Lamkin Grip Cup Invitational at Cypress Ridge Golf Course in nearby Arroyo Grande. Cal Poly, has hosted the Big West Conference women’s golf championship at the San Luis Obispo Country Club four of the last six years and hosted the men’s finals in 2015.

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12 the mustang way the privilege of being a cal poly mustang must be earned daily and celebrated for a lifetime. as student–athletes, we take pride in achieving athletic and academic excellence. we are ambassadors of cal poly, honoring those who came before us and inspiring those who follow. when mustangs support mustangs, the cal poly community is strengthened. in the spirit of our charging mustang, we face challenges head–on with optimism and enthusiasm. integrity and character shall guide all our decisions and actions. we value and respect our supporters and competitors. a strong work ethic and commitment to the mustang team shall define how we compete. active involvement in the cal poly community is the cornerstone of a rewarding collegiate experience. we embrace the student–athlete lifestyle, caring for mind, body and spirit. learn by doing makes us unique and separates mustangs from the herd. a mustang is never conquered.


Cal Poly Weight Room Sports a New Look

The Mott Athletics Center weight room now features state-of-the-art equipment, thanks to $150,000 in donations from over 20 donors, many of them parents of Cal Poly football players. A view of the old facility is shown in upper right corner.

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uring the summer of 2013, the Mott Athletics Center weight room for Cal Poly Athletics underwent a $150,000 renovation, thanks in large part to philanthropic support from parents of football players in addition to football alumni and area supporters. The 2,500-square-foot facility, under the direction of Cal Poly strength and conditioning coach Chris Holder, services over 550 student-athletes and had not been improved since it was originally built in 1998. "This gift is one of the most important projects our Athletics Department can receive," said Holder. "The weight room is the only place in our program that sees every student-athlete on a regular basis. We impact the life of every Mustang athlete and, now, we will be doing so in a state-ofthe-art facility." The 2013 renovation included new equipment, new platforms, new lighting, a new sound system, repair of the concrete floor, fresh paint and Cal Poly Mustang Branding throughout. "The project was originally proposed by parents of two football players who wanted to see improvements for today's student athletes," said Ashley Offermann, associate

athletics director for development. "Football head coach Tim Walsh was a driving force and approved the funding priority that would benefit all of Cal Poly's athletic programs." In total, there were over 20 donors who gave in excess of $150,000 to complete the project, Offermann added. In the spring of 2013, Walsh and director of athletics Don Oberhelman collaborated on the idea and plans to remodel the facility. "This project is being funded on the backs of our football parents," said Oberhelman. "Coach Walsh jumped on board with this project in the beginning, putting football-specific concerns on hold, knowing what a huge impact this will have for every one of our sports. "Offermann then worked very hard to put a plan in place to reach out to the football parents and a few former football players, and they have responded," Oberhelman added. "When we looked at our needs in football and looked at the needs of the department, Don and myself decided that what is best for both the department and football is to help remodel the weight room," said Walsh. The additions that will be made will make the facility attractive enough for us with the

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recruiting process. "Most importantly, it will provide a better atmosphere for Chris to do the things he wants to do with the athletes," Walsh added. "I'd like to thank all the football parents and alumni involved with the funding of the project." Holder feels the project will help fulfill his master plan and provide the tools necessary for carrying off his ideas. "The football parents who so generously donated the funds to make this a reality have given my staff and myself the opportunity to really push the limits of our knowledge and creativity," said Holder. "This project gives their sons, as well as all other student-athletes, male and female, at Cal Poly the best opportunity to develop a physical edge. "Plain and simple, I need the athletes to walk into our space and WANT to train in our facility," Holder added. We have a room, now, that will be a source of pride for our athletes, for our coaches and staff and a place that will be a valuable tool in the recruiting process of future Mustangs. "If you have the right energy in the room, if the gear is updated and purposeful, every Mustang athlete has the opportunity to reach their physical potential," Holder said.


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Cal Poly Weight Room Sports a New Look

Another view of the renovated Mott Athletics Center weight room, which includes repair of the floor and walls, paint, new lighting, a sound system and branding. Mustang student-athletes began using the new facility in September 2013.

"Like the other colleges here on campus, we have nicknamed the room "The Cal Poly School of Strength". During construction, the weight room's old equipment was moved outdoors behind the Mott Athletics Center, used by the athletes in preparation for the fall sports season. Preparing the weight room for the remodeling project involved the masonry and carpentry skills of Holder, his assistants (Cameron Van Wye, Sara Bergheger and Andy Sverchek) and director of facilities and event operations Jesse Latino. Facility Services provided assistance with repairing the concrete below the rubber flooring. Repairing and reinforcing the walls to prevent further damage was completed prior to painting the facility and installing updated lighting, a sound system and fresh branding. "In keeping with the theme of service to

our student-athletes, improving the weight room is the fastest and most impactful way to better their Cal Poly experience," said Oberhelman. "I want to give a big thank you to those of you who have helped to make this happen." The Mustang coaching staff is just as enthusiastic about the project. "One of the coolest aspects about Cal Poly athletics is how the student-athletes from every sport support and encourage each other," said women's basketball head coach Faith Mimnaugh. "Perhaps the greatest example of this is when you witness a strength-training session. Athletes from different sports come together to train to improve their strength, quickness and power. "All the athletes will benefit from the weight room renovation," Mimnaugh added. "The contributors who made it possible will

know that they are providing tomorrow's leaders with a facility that matches the excellence that these students display on the field, on the court and in the classroom. Great things can be accomplished through teamwork and selflessness." Added women's volleyball head coach Sam Crosson, "The renovation of the weight room facility at Cal Poly will have a significant impact on both current and future student-athletes, not only for our program but for all of the student athletes on campus. The facility is the foundation for improving athletic performance and its modernization will have an immediate effect on the future success of our program." For more information, or a tour of the renovated strength and conditioning room, contact Offermann at (805) 440-9792 or at aofferma@calpoly.edu.

During the summer of 2013, student-athletes went outside to use the old weight room equipment behind Mott Athletics Center.


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Big Sky Conference

Cal Poly, along with UC Davis, North Dakota and Southern Utah, started competition in the expanded Big Sky Conference in the fall of 2012. Cal Poly and the Aggies accepted invitations from the Big Sky Conference in September 2010 to become affiliate members in the sport of football only. North Dakota and Southern Utah joined the Big Sky as full-fledged members in December 2010. Cal Poly and UC Davis maintain membership in the Big West Conference for the majority of their other sports. “The geography of the Big Sky Conference makes perfect sense for Cal Poly,” said then-Cal Poly interim president Dr. Robert Glidden during a 2010 press conference. “It gives us a consistently competitive schedule and a great opportunity to grow long-term, stable rivalries with wellrespected teams.” Added then-Mustang director of athletics Alison Cone, “We’re very excited about joining the Big Sky Conference. Our goal all along has been to find stability for our football program, and the Big Sky Conference gives us exactly what we need to enhance our program. The Big Sky Conference is one of the best FCS conferences in the country and offers great competition with teams that are natural rivals in our region. “We’re able to continue our great rivalry with UC Davis and renew rivalries with other West region schools,” Cone added. “The scheduling improvements will give our student-athletes an opportunity to vie for a conference championship which provides an automatic berth into the NCAA playoffs. It’s also a victory for our fans, who will get a chance to watch some of the best FCS schools in the country year in and year out.” Doug Fullerton, then the commissioner of the Big Sky Conference, said, “The Big Sky is already recognized as one of the top Football Championship Subdivision conferences in the nation. The addition of Cal Poly and UC Davis to our lineup will strengthen us even more. “This is a great fit for both institutions and the Big Sky Conference,” Fullerton added. “We are bringing in two strong western FCS programs. They will benefit from us in having access to an automatic playoff bid and a full slate of conference games.” Cal Poly head football coach Tim Walsh was head coach at Big Sky Conference member Portland State for 14 seasons (1993-2006), the final 11 years in the Big Sky Conference after Andrea Williams the Vikings elevated their athletics program from Division II to Big Sky Commissioner Division I in 1996, before moving on to the U.S. Military Academy (Army) as offensive coordinator for the 2007 and 2008 campaigns. Walsh was named head coach at Cal Poly on Jan. 9, 2009. “This is great news for our athdent-athletes,” Walsh said. “We are extremely excited to be a part of arguably the best NCAA FCS conference in the country. It is a conference that we are familiar with, the competition is top-flight and that will only make us better. “The Big Sky is regionalized in the western part of the country,” Walsh added. “All of that leads to stability for our football program.” In their first two FCS seasons, the Mustangs were members of the American West Conference (1994 and 1995) before becoming an independent for eight years. Cal Poly and five other schools, including UC Davis, formed the Great West Conference in 2004. The Mustangs won Great West titles in 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2011. The Big Sky Conference is entering its 54th year of athletic competition this fall and, prior to the addition of four teams in the fall of 2012, was a nine-team league for football since 2006 when Northern Colorado joined the conference. Eastern Washington captured the 2010 FCS championship while Montana played for the national championship in football each of the two previous years. Big Sky teams have won the Division I national title six times -- Boise State (1980), Idaho State (1981), Montana State (1984), Montana (1995 and 2001) and Eastern Washington (2010). Big Sky teams have made 13 total appearances in the Football Championship Subdivision national title game. The Big Sky has been represented in the playoffs by at least two teams in 30 of the past 32 years, including three teams on seven occasions -- 1988, 1990, 1994, 2003, 2009, 2012 with Cal Poly, Montana State and Eastern Washington, 2014 and 2015 -- and four in 2013. Since 1993, a total of 15 Big Sky teams have made it to at least the semifinals of the playoffs. The Big Sky has advanced two teams to the quarterfinals four of the last 10 seasons. Montana has appeared in seven national championship games since 1995. Since 2000, nine of the 13 Big Sky teams have made at least one playoff appearance. The Big Sky Conference has produced eight winners of the most outstanding offensive player at the FCS level, along with seven defensive player of the year winners and a trio of FCS coaches of the year. Last year the Big Sky swept the four major awards -- wide receiver Cooper Kupp of Eastern Washington was offensive player of the year, end Tyrone Holmes of Montana defensive player of the year, Northern Arizona quarterback Case Cookus freshman of the year and Portland State’s Bruce Barnum coach of the year. Since moving to the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) in 1994, Cal Poly is 48-49 against teams from the Big Sky Conference, including a 37-22 mark in the last 58 games from 2004-15. Cal Poly was 5-1 against Big Sky members in 2005, best in school history prior to becoming a Big Sky member in 2012, en route to its first NCAA FCS playoff berth. The Mustangs also qualified for the NCAA FCS playoffs in 2008 and 2012.

2015 Big Sky Conference Football Standings

School Southern Utah Portland State Montana Northern Arizona North Dakota Eastern Washington Weber State Cal Poly Northern Colorado Montana State UC Davis Idaho State Sacramento State

Big 7-1 6-2 6-2 5-3 5-3 5-3 5-3 3-5 3-5 3-5 2-6 1-7 1-7

Sky .875 .750 .750 .625 .625 .625 .625 .375 .375 .375 .250 .125 .125

Overall 8-4 .667 9-3 .750 8-5 .615 7-4 .636 7-4 .636 6-5 .545 6-5 .545 4-7 .364 6-5 .545 5-6 .455 2-9 .182 2-9 .182 2-9 .182

Big Sky Conference Rivals

Cal Poly -- UC Davis and Sacramento State UC Davis -- Cal Poly and Sacramento State Eastern Washington -- Montana and Portland State Idaho State -- Portland State and Weber State Montana -- Eastern Washington and Montana State Montana State -- Montana and North Dakota Northern Arizona -- Southern Utah and No. Colorado Northern Colorado -- North Dakota and No. Arizona North Dakota -- Montana State and No. Colorado Portland State -- Eastern Washington and Idaho State Sacramento State -- Cal Poly and UC Davis Southern Utah -- Northern Arizona and Weber State Weber State -- Idaho State and Southern Utah

Cal Poly’s Future Big Sky Schedules

2015 Sept. 26 at Montana State Oct. 3 Idaho State Oct. 10 at Eastern Washington Oct. 17 Bye Oct. 24 Portland State Oct. 31 at Southern Utah Nov. 7 Sacramento State Nov. 14 at UC Davis Nov. 21 North Dakota 2017 Sept. 23 Northern Arizona Sept. 30 at Idaho State Oct. 7 at Southern Utah Oct. 14 Bye Oct. 21 Weber State Oct. 28 at UC Davis Nov. 4 Portland State Nov. 11 Sacramento State Nov. 18 at Northern Colorado

2016 Sept. 24 Montana Oct. 1 at North Dakota Oct. 8 Bye Oct. 15 at Portland State Oct. 22 UC Davis Oct. 29 at Sacramento State Nov. 5 Eastern Washington Nov. 12 at Weber State Nov. 19 Northern Colorado 2018 Sept. 22 at Eastern Washington Sept. 29 Montana Oct. 6 at Sacramento State Oct. 13 at Montana State Oct. 20 UC Davis Oct. 27 at Northern Arizona Nov. 3 Bye Nov. 10 Idaho State Nov. 17 Southern Utah


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Big Sky Conference

Big Sky Conference Records

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Top Single-Game Performances Rushing Charles Roberts, Sacramento State vs. Idaho State Passing Braden Hanson, North Dakota vs. Montana Receiving (Yards) Greg Hardin, North Dakota vs. Montana Receiving (Catches) David Pandt, Montana State vs. Eastern Washington Total Offense Braden Hanson, North Dakota vs. Montana All-Purpose Yards Ryan Fuqua, Portland State vs. Weber State

Top Single-Season Performances Rushes: 386, Charles Roberts, Sacramento State Rushing Yards: 2,260, Charles Roberts, Sacramento State Average Per Rush: 8.4, Tim Lappano, Idaho Rushing Average Per Game: 205.5, Charles Roberts, Sacramento State Rushing TDs: 25, Archie Amerson, Northern Arizona Pass Completions: 349, Kevin Yost, Idaho State Pass Attempts: 553, Kevin Yost, Idaho State Passing Yards: 4,994, Vernon Adams, Eastern Washington Completion Percentage: .689, Case Cookus, Northern Arizona Passing TDs: 55, Vernon Adams, Eastern Washington Average Passing Yards Per Game: 379.6, Dave Dickenson, Montana Passing Efficiency: 184.9, Case Cookus, Northern Arizona Total Offense Plays: 654, Justin Arias, Idaho State Total Offense Yards: 5,599, Vernon Adams, Eastern Washington Total Offense Avg. Per Game: 394.3, Jamie Martin, Weber State All-Purpose Yards: 2,430, Charles Roberts, Sacramento State All-Purpose Yards Per Game: 221.1, Archie Amerson, Northern Arizona Receptions: 114, Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington Receiving Yards: 1,850, Brandon Kaufman, Eastern Washington Receiving TDs: 21, Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington Punts: 101, Tony Epperson, Weber State Punting Yards: 4,356, Tony Epperson, Weber State Punting Average: 48.2, Mark Gould, Northern Arizona Punt Return Average: 22.8, Carlis Harris, Idaho State Punt Return TDs: 4, Corey Smith, Montana State Kickoff Return Average: 33.9, Lamont Brightful, Eastern Washington Kickoff Return TDs: 3, Bashir Livingston, Eastern Washington 3, Jesse Hoffman, Eastern Washington Interceptions: 11, Karl Stein, Montana Interception Return TDs: 2, 25 Players (Last: Ian Sluss, Portland State) Scoring: 172, Jesse Chatman, Eastern Washington Scoring (Kicking): 122, Chris Snyder, Montana Touchdowns: 28, Geoff Mitchell, Weber State 28, Jesse Chatman, Eastern Washington 28, Trevyn Smith, Weber State PAT Kicks Made: 74, Kevin Miller, Eastern Washington PAT Kicks Attempted: 79, Kevin Miller, Eastern Washington Field Goals Made: 26, Tony Zendejas, Nevada Field Goals Attempted: 33, Tony Zendejas, Nevada 98

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1998 1998 1975 1998 1996 2012 2012 2013 2015 2013 1995 2015 2013 2013 1991 1998 1996 2015 2012 2013 2013 2013 2002 1970 2003 1999 1998 2010 1969 2012 2001 2003 1991 2001 2008 2013 2013 1983 1983

Longest Plays Rushing Johnny Gordon, Nevada vs. Montana State 1984 Passing John Bonds to Hendricks Johnson, No. Arizona vs. Boise State 1990 Jimmy Blanchard to Terry Charles, Portland St. vs. E.Washington 1999 Field Goals Terry Belden, Northern Arizona vs. Cal State Northridge 1993 Pete Garcas, Idaho State vs. Cal State Northridge 1998 Punting Jeff Kaiser, Idaho State vs. Texas-El Paso 1983 Punt Return Alex Tillman, North Dakota vs. Portland State 2014 Kickoff Return Twenty-Six Players (Last: Eric Wilkes (WSU), Hakeem Deggs (UNC), Logan Jones (MSU)) 2015 Interception Return Rob Pouliot, Montana State vs. Boise State 1988 Jacori Rufus, Idaho State vs. Southern Utah 1998 Ernie James, Idaho State vs. Northern Colorado 2003 D.J. Clark, Idaho State vs. Weber State 2007 Dustin Tew, Idaho State vs. Weber State 2010 Defensive PAT Morgan Ryan, Montana State vs. Sam Houston State 1991

Rushing (Yards per Game) G Att. Yards 11 223 1459 10 203 1084 10 186 1030 12 180 1127 9 137 796 9 169 779 11 136 780

Avg./G 6.5 5.3 5.5 6.3 5.8 4.6 5.7

Receiving (Receptions per Game) Player G Cgt. Yards Cooper Kupp (EWU) 11 114 1642 Kendrick Bourne (EWU) 11 73 998 Shane Harrison (SAC) 11 71 903 Madison Mangum (ISU) 11 70 894 Emmanuel Butler (NAU) 11 64 1208

Avg./G 10.4 6.6 6.5 6.4 5.8

Player John Santiago (UND) Chris Brown (CP) Casey Jahn (NAU) David Jones (PSU) Trae Riek (UNC) 6. Joe Protheroe (CP) 11. Kori Garcia (CP) Player Case Cookus (NAU) Jordan West (EWU) Dakota Prukop (MSU) Chris Brown (CP) Alex Kuresa (PSU)

Player Cooper Kupp (EWU) John Santiago (UND) Chris Brown (CP) Ryan Hawkins (NAU) Emmanuel Butler (NAU) Player Ryan Hawkins (NAU) Mitch Meindel (UND) Trevor Bolton (MSU) Tate Lewis (SUU) Smith Heath (SAC) 10. Stephen Pyle (CP)

Passing (Efficiency Rating) G PC-PA-I 11 222-322-5 10 230-356-8 11 216-344-10 10 62-113-3 12 123-226-7

G 11 11 10 11 11

Player Darnell Sankey (SAC) Kendrick Van Ackeren (UM) Miles Killebrew (SUU) Hayden Stout (ISU) Will Ratelle (UND) 7. Tu’uta Inoke (CP) 23. Burton De Koning (CP) 35. Joseph Gigantino III (CP) 39. R.J. Mazolewski (CP) 49. B.J. Nard (CP)

Scoring TD FG 20 0 16 0 14 0 0 57 15 0

Punting G No. 11 52 11 51 11 33 12 84 11 66 11 36

Tackles G Solo 11 57 11 63 12 75 11 52 11 62 10 54 11 46 11 40 11 42 11 36

Pct. .689 .646 .623 .549 .544

Yards 3111 3002 3025 846 1968

PAT 2-PAT Points 0 1 122 0 0 96 0 0 84 11 0 90 0 0 90 Yards 2406 2269 1416 3534 2719 1443

Asst. 96 67 58 61 48 43 35 35 29 26

Avg. 46.3 44.5 42.9 42.1 41.2 40.1

Total 153 130 133 113 110 97 81 75 71 62

2015 All-Big Sky Conference Teams

Offensive Player of the Year: Cooper Kupp, WR (Eastern Washington) Defensive Player of the Year: James Cowser, DE (Southern Utah) Newcomer of the Year: Alex Kuresa, QB (Portland State) Freshman of the Year: Case Cookus, QB (Northern Arizona)

TD 16 13 7 9 7 6 5

TD 37 30 28 12 17 TD 19 8 8 9 15

Avg. 11.1 8.7 8.4 8.2 8.2 LG 71 74 69 81 61 59

Avg. 13.9 11.8 11.1 10.3 10.0 9.7 7.4 6.8 6.5 5.6

First Team Offense: WR — Cooper Kupp (EWU), Emmanuel Butler (NAU), Jamaal Jones (UM); OT — Clay DeBord (EWU), John Weidenaar (MSU); OG — Sean Meehan (UND), Aaron Neary (EWU); C — Joe Hawkins (WSU); TE — Beau Sandland (MSU); QB — Case Cookus (NAU); RB — John Santiago (UND), Casey Jahn (NAU); FB — Joe Protheroe (CP); PK — Ryan Hawkins (NAU). Defense: DT — Tyler Kuder (ISU); Caleb Kidder (UM); DE — Tyrone Holmes (UM), James Cowser (SUU); OLB — Michael Needham (SUU), Herbert Gamboa (UM); ILB — Will Ratelle (UND), Darnell Sankey (SAC); CB — Marcus Alford (NAU), LeShaun Sims (SUU); S — Miles Killebrew (SUU), Patrick Onweasor (PSU). Special Teams: RS — Ellis Onic II (UNC); ST — Hakeem Deggs (UNC); P — Ryan Hawkins (NAU); PK — Ryan Hawkins (NAU). Second Team (Cal Poly Only) None. Third Team (Cal Poly Only) Offense: C — Stephen Sippel; RB — Kori Garcia; OLB — Burton De Koning. Defense: DT — Marcus Paige-Allen. Special Teams: Nick Moyer. Honorable Mention Cal Poly -- Weston Walker (OT), Joey Kuperman (OG), Chris Brown (QB), Chris Santini (ST)


Cal Poly’s Big Sky Conference Championship Teams

2012 Big Sky Champs

• Big Sky champion in first year as a member of the conference • Fifth conference championship in last nine years • Earned third NCAA Division I FCS playoff berth in last eight years • Ninth winning season in last 10 years • Won first seven games of season for first time since 2004 • Broke Big Sky record for rushing yards in a season (3,890) • Deonte Williams No. 2 all-time at Cal Poly with 1,506 rushing yards • Williams 11th Mustang in last 11 years to play in all-star game • Andre Broadous passed for 18 touchdowns, rushed for nine scores • No. 1 in FCS in passing efficiency (175.73) • No. 3 in FCS in rushing offense (324.4 yards per game) • No. 7 in FCS in scoring offense (38.6 points per game)

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• No. 8 in FCS in sacks allowed (10 sacks in 12 games) • Finished No. 11 in coaches poll and No. 12 in media poll • Unbeaten at home (5-0) for first time since 2005 • Williams and linebacker Kennith Jackson first-team All-Big Sky • Williams, Jackson and Nico Molino earn All-American honors • Head coach Tim Walsh named Big Sky Co-Coach of the Year • Win over Wyoming was Cal Poly’s fourth against FBS in last 10 years • Won nine games in a season for the third time in the last nine years • Did not give up 100 yards to a running back until final game of season • Against FCS runner-up Sam Houston State in second round of playoffs, Cal Poly allowed just 18 points (second-lowest total scored by the Bearkats in 2012) and 241 total yards (the Bearkats' lowest of the year)


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Cal Poly’s Great West Conference Championship Teams • • • • • •

2004 Great West Champs

First back-to-back winning seasons since move to Div. I-AA Highest in-season ranking (No. 5) since moving to Div. I-AA Highest postseason ranking No. 16/17) since move to I-AA First Mustang team with three wins over Big Sky opponents Broke nine school records Conference defensive player of the year and Buck Buchanan Award winner (Jordan Beck) • Ten Great West Conference players of the week • Outscored 11 opponents by an average of 30.5 to 16.6 • Top 10 nationally in 13 statistical categories • Twice broke Mustang Stadium attendance records

2005 Great West Champs

• Third straight winning season • Second consecutive nine-win season • Successfully defended Great West Football Conference championship • First ever trip to the Division I-AA playoffs • Ranked sixth in the nation in final polls • Produced its second straight Buck Buchanan Award winner (Chris Gocong) • Perfect 6-0 mark at home • Beat Montana for the first time • Six All-Americans and 14 All-Great West Conference first-team honorees • Great West Football Conference Coach of the Year (Rich Ellerson) • 25 wins in last three seasons (school record) • Set or tied 10 all-time Cal Poly school records

2011 Great West Champs

2008 Great West Champs

• Sixth Straight Winning Season • Highest in-season ranking (No. 3) since moving to FCS • Highest postseason ranking No. 8/10) since move to FCS • Second win over San Diego State in three seasons • Second NCAA Division I FCS playoff berth • Third Great West Conference championship in five years • Conference offensive player of the year (Ramses Barden) • Great West Conference Rookie of the Year (Asa Jackson) • Sixth straight AFCA All-American (Ramses Barden) • Nine All-Great West Conference first-team honorees • Scored in 41 of 44 quarters • Seven-game winning streak (at least 42 points in each game) • No. 1 in NCAA FCS in scoring (44.4) and total offense (487.45) • Barden broke or tied NCAA marks set by Jerry Rice and Randy Moss

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Eighth Winning Season in Nine Years Jake Romanelli became 14th Mustang to rush for over 1,000 yards Faced Two FBS Schools and One in Transition to FBS James Langford breaks school record for field goals in a season (15) and points scored in a season by a kicker (86) • Fourth Great West Conference championship • Andre Broadous sets school record for rushing TDs in a season (18) • Andre Broadous throws just one interception in 170 pass attempts • All-America honors for Asa Jackson, Jake Romanelli, Scott Winnewisser • Four All-Great West Conference first-team honorees • Mustangs finish No. 6 in FCS in rushing offense • Asa Jackson selected in fifth round of NFL Draft by Baltimore Ravens • Scott Winnewisser signs free agent contract with New Orleans Saints • Final Cal Poly team to compete in the Great West Conference


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2016 Season Preview: Triple Option Set; Defense Moves to 3-4 Kori Garcia enters senior season with 2,036 career rushing yards, No. 8 alltime at Cal Poly, and 13 career touchdowns.

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The job is his for the taking this year.

“Anytime you have a guy who has started five games over the last two years and has only lost four or five games in his entire career, high school and college, you’ve got to be excited,” said Tim Walsh, who begins his eighth season as head coach of the Mustangs on Sept. 2 at Nevada. “Dano is a team leader,” Walsh added. “When you start at the top, we’re extremely deep, but below him is a big question mark.

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al Poly has led the nation in rushing offense each of the last three years. Chris Brown called the signals at quarterback for most of the 35 games played from 2013-15, compiling over 3,000 yards both on the ground and through the air.

Brown has graduated, but there is a veteran signal caller waiting to fill the void. Dano Graves, the record-breaking quarterback from Folsom High School, strategically redshirted last year so that he can get one final shot as director of Cal Poly’s Triple Option offensive scheme.

Graves played in six games as a sophomore, including five starts, and rushed for 367 yards and completed 60 percent of his 75 passes for 416 yards and three touchdowns. Two years ago, he called the signals in five more contests as Brown’s backup, gaining 169 yards and scoring five times on the ground and completing just six passes for 83 yards and one more score.

“Graves had a great spring and really took command of what we wanted to do in the first 12 plays of our Spring Game,” Walsh said. While Brown carried the ball 203 times and surpassed the 1,000yard mark for the second year in a row, don’t expect Graves to accumulate quite as many carries this fall. “We will be careful in how many times he carries the ball,” Walsh said. At 5-10 and 185 pounds, Graves gives up four inches and 20 pounds to Brown.

“They are different in height and size and Brown may have the advantage on speed, but not necessarily in quickness,” Walsh said in comparing the two signal callers. “Brown’s speed in the open field was a huge asset, but Graves’ quickness will be just as huge an asset and Dano really understands the offense.

Quarterbacks

“Graves ran the Triple Option at Air Force Dano Graves (5-10, 190, Sr.) (2011 prep school, Redshirt in 2015 2012 junior varsity) 6-10-0, 83 Yards, 1 TD in 2014 and his three previous 45-75-5, 416 Yards, 3 TD in 2013 years of running the Khaleel Jenkins (6-2, 205, So.) same kind of offense 3-16-0, 59 Yards, 0 TD in 2015 here (either in practice or in games from 2013-15) will be another asset for him,” Walsh said. “We’re not asking him to be Chris Brown. We’re just asking him to be Dano Graves, who won a lot of games in high school and has a tremendous makeup in terms of his personality.”


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2016 Season Preview: Triple Option Set; Defense Moves to 3-4

Defensive tackle Marcus Paige-Allen enters senior season with 65 career tackles, including 8.5 for lost yardage. The two players on the summer depth chart listed as Graves’ backups are sophomores Khaleel Jenkins and Kory Fox.

Jenkins started one game last fall against Portland State and played briefly in two others, rushing for 97 yards and one score and passing for 59 yards. Fox, also a wide receiver, completed one pass for 57 yards to Kyle Lewis in 2015.

Slotbacks

Kori Garcia (5-10, 195, Sr.) 136 Carries, 780 Yards, 5 TD in 2015 10 Catches, 59 Yards, 0 TD in 2015 All-Big Sky Third Team in 2015 157 Carries. 1,039 Yards, 7 TD in 2014 17 Catches, 146 Yards, 2 TD in 2014 All-Big Sky Second Team 2014 55 Carries, 217 Yards, 1 TD in 2013 4 Catches, 37 Yards, 1 TD in 2013 Kyle Lewis (6-0, 210, Jr.) 40 Carries, 336 Yards, 6 TD in 2015 7 Catches, 108 Yards, 2 TD in 2015 DJ Peluso (6-0, 225, Sr.) 40 Carries, 278 Yards, 1 TD in 2015 8 Catches, 55 Yards, 0 TD in 2015 Alex Suchesk (5-10, 190, So.) 25 Carries, 156 Yards, 0 TD in 2015

Lewis is part of a deep and talented group of slot backs challenging for carries in 2016.

Kori Garcia, now a senior, rushed for over 1,000 yards as a sophomore and added 780 yards and five touchdowns in his junior campaign. He also was Cal Poly’s second-leading

receiver in 2015 with 10 catches for 59 yards.

Sophomores Malcolm Davis (52 yards, one TD in 2015) and Alex Suchesk (156 yards) will push Garcia at the W slot back position while senior DJ Peluso (278 yards, one TD; eight catches for 55 yards) will battle Lewis (336 yards, six TDs; seven catches for 108 yards and two TDs) at the S slot back spot. “In Garcia, Lewis and Peluso, we have three really good players for two spots,” said Walsh, “and Davis and Suchesk have shown a lot of promise

“Everyone will play,” Walsh added. “Garcia and Peluso are a great combo and, with Lewis, they lead the pack. Each pairing we have out on the field will be great.”

One also should add senior Elias Stokes, the 2010 San Luis Obispo County Player of the Year as a junior at Paso Robles High School, and redshirt freshman David Cooper to the mix. Stokes missed Spring Camp due to injury while Cooper “we think will be a very good player,” Walsh said. “They will back up the front three.

“I am excited to see how Cooper performs,” Walsh added. “And when Stokes has played, he played very well. We are hoping elias will be healthy and stronger and be the Elias Stokes we know he can be.”

Experience reigns at the fullback position as well with the return of juniors Joe Protheroe and Jared Mohamed. Protheroe netted 779 yards and scored six touchdowns while never losing a yard on his 169 carries while Mohamed added 463 yards and three scores,

losing just one yard on his 102 trips with the ball.

“Protheroe and Mohamed are coming back and those guys are better than last year,” said Walsh, adding that redshirt freshmen Raven Middleton and Trey Nahhas along with tight end Reagan Enger will get their carries as well. “Regardless of what we run on offense -- run, block or catch -- they can play very well,” Walsh added. “We will be successful regardless of what we run and who we put out there.”

Fullbacks

Joe Protheroe (6-0, 225, Jr.) 169 Carries, 779 Yards, 6 TD in 2015 First-Team All-Big Sky in 2015 Third-Team STATS FCS All-American in 2015 29 Carries, 184 Yards, 2 TD in 2014 Jared Mohamed (6-0, 220, Jr.) 102 Carries, 463 Yards, 3 TD in 2015 Reagan enger (6-3, 238, Jr. 25 Carries, 179 Yards, 1 TD in 2015

The Mustangs lost their top three wide receivers of a year ago – Willie Tucker (17 catches, 383 yards, six TDs), Jordan Hines (nine for 116 yards and two TDs) and Roland Jackson Jr. (6-158-2) – all seniors in 2015. “They were three really good receivers and very valuable players,” said Walsh, noting their ability to catch the ball as well as block in the Triple Option.

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Jake Smeltzer while senior Carson McMurtrey and sophomore Alex Egurbide will battle for the starting nod at the Z spot.

None of the quintet had a catch a year ago, but slot backs Garcia, Peluso and Lewis along with fullbacks Mohamed and Protheroe combined for 29 receptions in 2015. “McMurtrey, Koski and Smeltzer will carry the load while Egurbide adds size and balance,” said Walsh, adding that Lewis “will get his turn as a wide receiver as well. He will play a lot of positions and we will get the ball to him.

Stephen Sippel and tackle Weston Walker – but return the other three starters and six others who earned considerable playing time a year ago.

Sippel started Cal Poly’s last 35 games and earned All-Big Sky Conference honors three times while Walker started 32 of the Mustangs’ 35 games over the last three seasons and played in every game during his four years on the team, earning All-Big Sky honorable mention praise as a junior and senior.

Wide Receivers

Carson McMurtrey (6-4, 205, Sr.) Played All 11 Games, 0 Catches in 2015 3 Catches, 26 Yards, 0 TD in 2014 4 Catches, 62 Yards, 0 TDs in 2013

Tight ends

Those with playing experience a year ago and returning for the 2016 campaign are junior Colin Goebel and sophomore Sam Ogee at left tackle, senior Calvin Sandeen at right guard and sophomore Zach Shallcross at right tackle. Also returning from a leg injury suffered four games into the 2014 season is Ross Berry, the Templeton High School graduate who was granted a medical redshirt and will be a sophomore this fall.

Reagan enger (6-3, 238, Jr.) 13 Catches, 52 Yards, 1 TD in 2015

“Hopefully all of the receivers will become as good as those who departed,” Walsh added. “We need to mature and mature rapidly. They are all talented, should be able to do what we ask of them and do it well.”

The tight end position on short-yardage downs will be manned by Enger (25 carries, 179 yards, one score; three catches, 52 yards, one TD) and senior Max Betkowski. The offensive line lost two starters – center

Starters Matt Fisher at left tackle, Joey Kuperman at right guard and Nick Enriquez at left guard all return, with Kuperman moving to center and Enriquez replacing Walker at right tackle. Fisher and Enriquez are seniors while Kuperman is a junior. Senior Billy Shipman II, who started 10 games in 2014, primarily at right guard, takes over for Kuperman at that spot this season while the battle at left guard to replace Enriquez will be between sophomore Harry Whitson and redshirt freshman Tyler Whisenhunt.

Linebacker Joseph Gigantino III notched 75 tackles, including 9.5 for lost yardage, as a junior in 2015.

“Shipman, Fisher and Enriquez probably are the most underrated linemen in the Big Sky Conference,” said Walsh, “and Kuperman has started a lot of games for us. We have depth and quality all the way through the lineup.


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Dano Graves (above), a 2015 redshirt, figures to be handing the ball off a lot to junior fullback Joe Protheroe this fall.

“And with Whitson, Shallcross, Sandeen, Whisenhunt, Ogee and Goebel, I think we’re really 10 deep on the offensive line,” Walsh added. “Whitson had a really good spring and he’s extremely athletic. We can play a lot of different combinations with the versatility of our offensive linemen.”

Several redshirt freshmen also will challenge for playing time along the offensive front, including Paul Trujillo-Langdon at center and David Chellsen at right tackle. In addition, senior Anthony Ayllon will back up the guards.

Offensive Line

Matt Fisher (6-5, 280, Sr.) 11 Starts at Left Tackle in 2015 Played Briefly in One Game in 2014 (Injured) 10 Starts, 12 Games Played in 2013 All-Big Sky Honorable Mention 2013 Nick enriquez (6-5, 285, Sr.) 10 Starts at Left Guard in 2015 All-Big Sky Second Team in 2015 Started All 12 Games in 2014 All-Big Sky Second Team 2014 Joey Kuperman (6-1, 295, Jr.) Started 11 Games at Right Guard in 2015 All-Big Sky Honorable Mention in 2015 Billy Shipman (6-4, 270, Sr.) Played 11 Games (1 Start) at Right Guard in 2015 Played in All 12 Games (10 Starts) in 2014

Offensive line coach Saga Tuitele left for New Mexico in mid-July, replaced by Todd Spencer, a Triple Option specialist at Georgia Tech, Army and Navy. Another coaching change affected the fullbacks and tight ends as Eric Coleman returned after a one-year absence to replace Dorian Keller, now an offensive line coach at Idaho State. Juston Wood has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Defense

While the offense returns six starters, the other side of the football features five players who started all 11 games last fall and two others who made at least three starts.

And the other major change on the coaching staff during the offseason was on the defensive side as Payam Saadat, assistant coach at Cal Poly from 1996-97 and 2004-08, returns to replace Eti Ena as defensive line coach. Eta returned to his alma mater, Eastern Washington. “Payam is really vocal and will bring some changes to how we play defense as well as intensity to the table,” Walsh said. “He stands up to what he thinks.” With the defensive alignment moving steadily toward a 3-4 formation, both Kelly Shepard and Leroy Mealancon will battle for one defensive end spot. Shepard, a senior, started all 11 games a year ago while Mealancon is a transfer from College of the Canyons where he made 43 tackles, 10 for lost yardage, in two seasons.

A similar squeeze will be played out at nose tackle with senior Marcus Paige-Allen and junior Augustno Elisaia. Both started all 11 games a year ago – Paige-Allen at the defensive tackle spot and Elisaia at the nose tackle position. Now they are challenging each other for one spot. That’s partly due as well to senior Jason Patterson and junior Jack Ferguson returning at the defensive tackle position. Both played all 11


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games a year ago, although neither started a game. Expect some of the tackles to play either position this fall. Shepard made 41 tackles, including 5.5 for lost yardage, a year ago while Paige-Allen notched 25 stops and Elisaia and Patterson 16 each.

“We have five quality guys with a lot of experience on the defensive line and that will help us this fall,” said Walsh. “They all have started games for us and are the nucleus of who we are on defense. We need Ferguson to step up and be an impact player for us.”

Defensive Line

Marcus Paige-Allen (5-10, 280, Sr.) 25 Tackles, 4.5 TFL, 1 Breakup in 2015 All-Big Sky Honorable Mention in 2015 40 Tackles, 4.0 TFLs, 2 Breakups in 2014 All-Big Sky Third Team in 2014 Augustino elisaia (6-0, 295, Jr.) 11 Starts, 16 Tackles, 1.0 TFL in 2015 5 Tackles in 2014 Kelly Shepard (6-4, 255, Sr.) 41 Tackles, 5.5 TFL, 2 Hurries in 2015 17 Tackles, 2.0 TFLs, 4 Breakups in 2014 Jason Patterson (6-2, 285, Sr.) 11 Games, 16 Tackles, 3 TFL in 2015

Only one of the starting linebackers returns – senior Joseph Gigantino III – and he is moving from Sam to Mike to replace the departed Tu’uta Inoke. Gigantino was third on the team with 75 tackles in 2015, including 9.5 for lost yardage.

Though Gigantino is the lone returning starter in the linebacking corps, the other three positions likely will be manned by players with a lot of experience.

Junior R.J. Mazolewski played all 11 games at either the Sam or Will positions in 2015, starting one contest, and is listed No. 1 at Will in the spring after earning 71 tackles, 7.5 for lost yardage, and four pass breakups last fall. Senior Chris Santini, who transferred to Cal Poly from Boise State after the 2014 season, is the top candidate at Sam linebacker. He played all 11 games as Inoke’s backup at Mike a year ago, recording nine tackles.

And Josh Letuligasenoa returns for his final season as a rush linebacker. He started all 12 games as a sophomore in 2014, garnering 65 tackles (29 solo) en route to All-Big Sky Conference honorable mention praise, but missed the 2015 campaign.

“The good news is that Josh is back, bigger, stronger and faster,” said Walsh. “He will be an impact player for us. Getting him back is a huge plus. He’s probably our best football player. He’s 265 pounds, smart, will rush the quarterback Linebackers and will be a difference maker for us. Joseph Gigantino III (6-2, 230, Sr.) There are a lot of 75 Tackles, 9.5 TFLs, 2 Hurries in 2015 things he can do that R.J. Mazolewski (6-0, 225, Jr.) will give us an oppor11 Games, 71 Tackles, 7.5 TFLs in 2015 tunity to be successful. Chris Santini (6-1, 230, Sr.) 11 Games, 9 Tackles in 2015 All-Big Sky Special Teams Hon. Mention in 2015 Josh Letuligasenoa (6-2, 263, Sr.) Sat Out 2015 Season 65 Tackles, 6.0 TFLs (3 Sacks), 2 Hurries in 2014 All-Big Sky Honorable Mention, 2014

“Santini really blossomed in the spring,” Walsh added. “He needs to be the kind of guy we thought he would be when he transferred from Boise State and we need to find guys to fill other spots. Everyone needs to get themselves ready to play.”

Behind the four players owning the top linebacker spots on the depth chart are senior Charlie Davis (eight tackles in 2015) at the rush spot,

B.J. Nard intercepted three passes against Montana last fall, his first game as a Mustang after three seasons of injuries.

Butte College transfer Mason Montgomery and sophomore Grant Alton at Sam, redshirt freshman Nik Navarro at Mike and sophomore Anders Turner and redshirt freshman Noah Thompson at Will. Thompson had an excellent Spring Game with four tackles, all for lost yardage, including two sacks, and also was credited with a quarterback hurry, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery. In the defensive secondary, only one player who started all 11 games returns – right safety B.J. Nard. After battling injuries for three years, Nard made a big splash in his Mustang Defensive Backs debut last September B.J. Nard (6-2, 212, Jr.) by intercepting three passes in the 20-19 62 Tackles, 3 Interceptions, 2 Breakups in 2015 win at Montana. He All-Big Sky Honorable Mention, 2015 finished with 62 tackKevin Griffin (6-1, 180, Jr.) les and a pair of pass 27 Tackles, 1 Interception, 1 Breakup in 2015 breakups. Nard will be Aaryn Bouzos (5-9, 185, Jr.) a junior this fall after 11 Games, 13 Tackles, 1 Breakup in 2015 receiving a medical Aaron Johnson (6-2, 190, So.) redshirt. Played 10 Games, 3 Tackles in 2015 Jerek Rosales (6-1, 191, Jr.) Played 11 Games, 7 Tackles, 1 Breakup in 2015

Junior Kevin Griffin, the transfer from Washington State, made four starts and played in all 11 games at left safety last fall but will move to right cornerback for the 2016 season. Griffin notched 27 tackles and one interception a year ago.

Junior Jerek Rosales played all 11 games in the secondary last year with seven tackles and one pass breakup. The Diablo Valley College transfer tops the spring depth chart at left cornerback.

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Casey Sublette, a transfer from El Camino Community College, will handle kickoffs and place kicks.

“Vega hopefully can become a more consistent kicker,” said Walsh. “He has good leg strength. Sublette can kick with both feet and is more consistent.”

As a senior at Mira Costa High School in 2013, Sublette made four of seven field goals with a long of 33 yards and converted 39 of 42 extra-point attempts. He had 37 touchbacks and averaged 64.35 yards per kickoff and 35 yards per punt. Schedule

Big Sky opponents Montana, UC Davis and Eastern Washington highlight the home portion of the 11-game 2016 Cal Poly football schedule. This fall's slate features five home games, including a non-conference contest against San Diego on Sept. 10, and six matchups on the road.

Both Nick enriquez (67), moving from guard to tackle, and Joey Kuperman (63), taking over at center this fall, earned All-Big Sky honors in 2015.

Humphrey and sophomore Aaron Johnson (three tackles in 2015).

“We took a hit there,” Walsh said of the secondary, “but with Griffin, Rosales, Nard, Humphrey and Johnson along with several others, we’re actually pretty deep at defensive back. I don’t think we can be any deeper and there are a lot of serious battles going on there. “Griffin is more suited to cornerback than safety and, with him and Rosales, this is the first time we will have 6-foot-1 players on both sides of the cornerback position in my eight years here,” Walsh added.

Among others who could break into the starting lineup are juniors Aaryn Bouzos (13 tackles in 11 games last fall) and Darren Adjei at right safety, sophomore Kai Sheffie (who played four games last fall) at right cornerback and redshirt freshman Kam Dennis and Bakersfield College transfer Dominic Frasch at left cornerback.

“All of them are getting better as they mature,” said Walsh, “and all can do lots of different things. We have good depth and good speed in the secondary and, as an overall group, I think we’re deeper than last year.” Special Teams

Cal Poly returns its top punt and kickoff returners from a year ago but will have a new punter and placekicker with the departures of Zach Schottenfeld, Stephen Pyle and James Foug.

In addition, Shipman will be the new long snapper, replacing Walker and Zac Powell, and Fox likely will replace Powell as the holder on PATs and field goals.

Fox was the top Mustang punt returner last fall, though he returned just five punts, and Lewis averaged 20.6 yards on 11 kickoff returns with a long of 37 yards.

Cal Poly’s punter is expected to be sophomore Alex Vega, who kicked off 15 times and made both of his field goal attempts, including the gamewinning 49-yarder at Montana.

Cal Poly opens its 2016 campaign Friday, Sept. 2, at Nevada, a Football Bowl Subdivision team from the Mountain West Conference, before hosting San Diego on Sept. 10.

After playing the Toreros for the fourth time in the last five years, Cal Poly will play its final non-conference contest Sept. 17 at South Dakota State, an NCAA FCS playoff qualifier in 2015.

The Mustangs open Big Sky play at home against Montana on Sept. 24, marking the third straight year the two teams will meet in football. The game will be the first in a 10-game Big Sky package televised by ROOT SPORTS. The Mustangs also will host Big Sky games against rival UC Davis in the Battle for the Golden Horseshoe on Oct. 22, Eastern Washington on Nov. 5 and Northern Colorado on Nov. 19. Eastern Washington's three-year reign atop the Big Sky standings ended last fall. Cal Poly's Big Sky games Portland State on Oct. 15, Sacramento State on Oct. 29 and Weber State on Nov. 12. The Mustangs do not play Idaho State, Montana State, Northern Arizona and defending champion Southern Utah in the 13-team league this fall.

on the road include North Dakota on Oct. 1,

Special Teams

elias Stokes (5-10, 205, Sr.) 37 Punts, 1,290 Yards, 34.9 Avg. in 2014 Kyle Lewis (6-0, 210, Jr.) 20 KO Returns, 415 Yards, 20.8 Avg. in 2014 11 KO Returns, 227 Yards, 20.6 Avg. in 2015 Kory Fox (6-0, 180, So.) 3 KOR (18.3 Avg.), 5 PR (2.4 Avg) in 2015 Alex Suchesk (5-10, 190, So.) 1 Kickoff Return for 32 Yards in 2015 Alex Vega (5-9, 180, So.) 15 Kickoffs, 58.8 Avg., 3 Touchbacks in 2015

"It's another challenging schedule" said Walsh. "Once again we have 11 Division I games. We have chosen not to play Division II schools because we feel that playing only Division I teams is best in the development of our program. "Nevada was in a bowl game last year and South Dakota State was ranked as high as No. 3 last season with a lot of guys coming back," Walsh added. "Plus we play three of the best up-and-coming teams in the Big Sky in North Dakota, Weber State and Northern Colorado."


No. 14 40 9 74 85 51 86 33 18 82 79

2016 Cal Poly Football Roster (Alphabetical)

Name Pos. Darren Adjei . . . . . . . . . . . .DB Grant Alton . . . . . . . . . . . . .LB Michael Austin . . . . . . . . . .QB Anthony Ayllon . . . . . . . . . .OL Victor Beglitsoff . . . . . . . . .WR Ross Berry . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OL Max Betkowski . . . . . . . . . .TE Nick Blount . . . . . . . . . . . . .K/P Ryan Boehm . . . . . . . . . . . .LB Aaryn Bouzos . . . . . . . . . . .DB

Cl. *Jr. *So. Fr. *Sr. *So. *+So. *Sr. *So. Fr. *^Jr.

Ht. 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-4 6-3 6-0 6-3 5-9

Wt. 200 230 180 285 195 285 240 180 245 185

Exp. I SQ HS SQ I I I SQ HS I

Hometown (Schools Attended) Bakersfield, CA (Liberty HS/Bakersfield College) Arroyo Grande, CA (Arroyo Grande HS) El Cajon, CA (Helix HS) South San Francisco, CA (St. Ignatius HS/Portland State/College of San Mateo) Millbrae, CA (Mills HS) Templeton, CA (Templeton HS) San Francisco, CA (Galileo Academy) Riverside, CA (Riverside Poly HS) Temecula, CA (Great Oak HS) La Mirada, CA (La Mirada HS/Air Force Prep/Mt. SAC)

Alex Egurbide . . . . . . . . . . .WR Augustino Elisaia . . . . . . . .DL Reagan Enger . . . . . . . . . . .TE Nick Enriquez . . . . . . . . . . .OL Jack Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . .DL Matt Fisher . . . . . . . . . . . . .OL Chris Flood . . . . . . . . . . . . .LB Saia Fonongaloa . . . . . . . . .DL Daniel Fox . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DB Kory Fox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WR Dominic Frasch . . . . . . . . . .DB Zach Fuchs . . . . . . . . . . . . .DB

*So. Jr. *Jr. *Sr. *Jr. *Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. *So. Jr. *Fr.

6-5 6-0 6-3 6-5 6-2 6-5 6-1 6-3 5-11 6-0 5-10 5-11

215 295 238 285 270 280 235 257 175 180 185 185

I II I III II III HS HS HS I JC WO

Westlake Village, CA (Westlake HS/Purdue) Union City, CA (James Logan HS) Bakersfield, CA (Centennial HS) Chino Hills, CA (Chino Hills HS) San Luis Obispo, CA (San Luis Obispo HS) Danville, CA (San Ramon Valley HS) San Leandro, CA (Bishop O’Dowd HS) Pittsburg, CA (Pittsburg HS) Thousand Oaks, CA (Westlake HS) San Diego, CA (Mt. Carmel HS) Bakersfield, CA (Garces Memorial HS/Bakersfield College) Redondo Beach, CA (Loyola HS)

HS HS I SQ I RS II HS HS II II HS

Danville, CA (San Ramon Valley HS) Folsom, CA (Folsom HS) San Diego, CA (Francis Parker HS) Paso Robles, CA (Paso Robles HS) Fresno, CA (Edison HS) Danville, CA (San Ramon Valley HS) San Diego, CA (Cathedral Catholic HS) San Bruno, CA (Serra HS) Oakhurst, CA (Clovis North HS) Sacramento, CA (Elk Grove HS) San Marcos, CA (San Marcos HS) Lafayette, CA (Miramonte HS)

21 32 16 22 96 52 12 28

Grant Caraway . . . . . . . . . . .WR David Chellsen . . . . . . . . . .OL Carter Coates . . . . . . . . . . . .DB David Cooper . . . . . . . . . . .SB Cameron Crump . . . . . . . . .DB Charlie Davis . . . . . . . . . . . .LB Malcolm Davis . . . . . . . . . .SB Sean Davitt . . . . . . . . . . . . .DL Josh Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OL Kam Dennis . . . . . . . . . . . . .DB Chuby Dunu . . . . . . . . . . . .SB

68 37 24 49 36 66 7 29 3 81 27 8

Junior Gaitan . . . . . . . . . . . .OL Will Gallo . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SB Kori Garcia . . . . . . . . . . . . .SB Dalton Geringer . . . . . . . . . .DB Joseph Gigantino III . . . . . .LB Colin Goebel . . . . . . . . . . . .OL Dano Graves . . . . . . . . . . . .QB Tre Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SB Kevin Griffin . . . . . . . . . . . .DB Quentin Harrison . . . . . . . . .WR Drew Hernandez . . . . . . . . .SB Kitu Humphrey . . . . . . . . . .DB

80 99 43 67 55 59 91 98 25 19 9

70 16 2

22 6 63 6 37 48 4 89

39 17 10 27 19 94 90 20

29

Jake Javier . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OL Jake Jeffrey . . . . . . . . . . . . .QB Khaleel Jenkins . . . . . . . . . .QB Joshua Jeter . . . . . . . . . . . . .SB Aaron Johnson . . . . . . . . . . .DB J.J. Koski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WR Joey Kuperman . . . . . . . . . .OL Lepi Lataimua . . . . . . . . . . .DB Jayson Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LB Josh Letuligasenoa . . . . . . .DL Kyle Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . .SB Sutter Lindberg . . . . . . . . . .WR

Nicolas Marrone . . . . . . . . .K R.J. Mazolewski . . . . . . . . .LB Tully McCalister . . . . . . . . .DB Carson McMurtrey . . . . . . .WR Matt McNab . . . . . . . . . . . .DB Ryan McNab . . . . . . . . . . . .WR LJ Mealancon . . . . . . . . . . .DL Caleb Melton . . . . . . . . . . . .DL Bradley Mickey . . . . . . . . . .DB

*Jr. *Fr. *Fr. *Fr. Fr. Sr. *So. Fr. Fr. *Fr. Fr.

Fr. *Fr. *Sr. *Fr. *Sr. *Jr. *Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. *Fr.

Fr. Fr. So. *Jr. *So. *Fr. *Jr. Fr. Fr. *Sr. *Jr. Fr.

*Fr. *Jr. *So. *Sr. *Jr. Fr. Jr. *Jr. Fr.

6-1 6-5 5-7 5-9 6-1 6-2 5-8 6-5 6-2 6-0 6-0

6-4 6-1 5-10 6-1 6-2 6-4 5-10 5-10 6-1 6-2 5-8 5-10 6-3 6-0 6-2 5-4 6-2 6-2 6-1 5-8 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-4

5-8 6-0 6-0 6-4 5-7 5-10 6-5 6-3 5-10

190 265 135 190 180 228 170 230 265 190 190

265 205 195 188 230 280 190 195 180 195 175 195

260 180 205 173 190 195 295 196 195 263 210 202

160 225 200 205 175 160 275 235 180

I RS WO RS HS I I HS HS RS HS

HS RS III WO III I II HS I HS HS RS

RS I TR III I HS JC RS HS

Granite Bay, CA (Granite Bay HS) San Luis Obispo, CA (San Luis Obispo HS) Chicago, IL (Whitney M. Young Magnet HS) Ladera Heights, CA (Loyola HS) Stockton, CA (Lincoln HS San Leandro, CA (San Lorenzo HS/Laney College) Chicago, IL (Palo Alto HS) La Canada, CA (St. Francis HS) Arroyo Grande, CA (Arroyo Grande HS) La Palma, CA (Servite HS) Clovis, CA (Buchanan HS)

Santa Ana, CA (Foothill HS) Modesto, CA (Modesto HS) Los Angeles, CA (Santa Monica HS) Newbury Park, CA (Newbury Park HS) San Jose, CA (Bellarmine Prep) Lisle, IL (Napervile North HS/Iowa) Folsom, CA (Folsom HS/Air Force) Folsom, CA (Folsom HS) El Cerrito, CA (De La Salle HS/Washington State) Chula Vista, CA (Bonita Vista HS) Antioch, CA ( De La Salle HS) Los Angeles, CA (Long Beach Poly HS)

Clovis, CA (Clovis West HS) Mission Viejo, CA (Santa Margarita Catholic HS) Palo Alto, CA (Palo Alto HS/Nevada) Folsom, CA (Folsom HS) Northridge, CA (Notre Dame HS) Northridge, CA (Notre Dame HS) Quartz Hill, CA (Paraclete HS/College of the Canyons) Placerville, CA (El Dorado HS/American River College) Arroyo Grande, CA (Arroyo Grande HS)


30 No. 23 35 34 92 31 1 46 29 65 73 47 97 13

2016 Cal Poly Football Roster (Alphabetical)

Name Pos. Raven Middleton . . . . . . . . .SB Jared Mohamed . . . . . . . . . .FB Mason Montgomery . . . . . .DB Cedric Muzik . . . . . . . . . . . .DL Trey Nahhas . . . . . . . . . . . . .SB B.J. Nard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DB Nik Navarro . . . . . . . . . . . . .LB Carter Nichols . . . . . . . . . . .DB Sam Ogee . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OL

Cl. *Fr. *Jr. Jr. Fr. *Fr. *+Jr. *Fr. *Fr. *So.

Dan Sanchez . . . . . . . . . . . .WR Calvin Sandeen . . . . . . . . . .OL Chris Santini . . . . . . . . . . . .LB Tiasamo Savusa . . . . . . . . . .DL Blake Schmiederer . . . . . . .OL Zach Shallcross . . . . . . . . . .OL Mekai Sheffie . . . . . . . . . . .DB Kelly Shepard . . . . . . . . . . .DL Nate Shipley . . . . . . . . . . . .DL Billy Shipman II . . . . . . . . .OL Matt Shotwell . . . . . . . . . . .LB Jake Smeltzer . . . . . . . . . . . .WR Sawyer Sobelman . . . . . . . .OL Elias Stokes . . . . . . . . . . . . .SB Casey Sublette . . . . . . . . . . .K Alex Suchesk . . . . . . . . . . . .SB Oliver Svirsky . . . . . . . . . . .WR

*Fr. *^Sr. *Sr. *So. Fr. *So. *So. *^Sr. *Sr. *Sr. Fr. *Fr. Fr. *Sr. *So. *So. Fr.

5 2 35

Marcus Paige-Allen . . . . . . .DL Ben Parker . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DL Jason Patterson . . . . . . . . . .DL DJ Peluso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SB Elijah Preston . . . . . . . . . . .SB Joe Protheroe . . . . . . . . . . . .FB Jerek Rosales . . . . . . . . . . . .DB Joey Ruiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LB

41 61 15 38 87 60 62 44 26

Noah Thompson . . . . . . . . .LB Paul Trujillo-Langdon . . . . .OL Anders Turner . . . . . . . . . . .LB Lance Vecchio . . . . . . . . . . .LB Alex Vega . . . . . . . . . . . . . .K/P Tyler Whisenhunt . . . . . . . .OL Harry Whitson . . . . . . . . . . .OL Miles Williams . . . . . . . . . .DL Peyton Witcher . . . . . . . . . .DB

84 69 25 54 70 71 30 95 93 64 42 11 56 32 88 20

Ht. 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-1 5-11 6-4

Wt. 204 220 236 240 195 212 240 180 275

Exp. RS I JC HS RS I RS RS I

Hometown (Schools Attended) National City, CA (Sweetwater HS) Brawley, CA (Brawley HS) Ashland, OR (Ashland HS/Butte College) Redondo Beach, CA (Redondo Union HS) Sacramento, CA (Monterey Trail HS) Bakersfield, CA (Frontier HS) Fontana, CA (Jurupa Hills HS) Danville, CA (San Ramon Valley HS) Livermore, CA (Livermore HS)

*^Sr. Fr. *Sr. ^Sr. Fr. ^Jr. Jr. Fr.

5-10 6-3 6-2 6-0 5-5 6-0 6-1 6-1

280 230 285 225 185 225 191 222

III HS II I HS II I HS

Sacramento, CA (Sheldon HS) Clovis, CA (Buchanan HS) Santee, CA (Santana HS) South San Francisco, CA (El Camino HS/College of San Mateo) San Diego, CA (St. Augustine HS) Concord, CA (Clayton Valley Charter HS) Hercules, CA (De La Salle HS/Diablo Valley College) Selma, CA (San Joaquin Memorial HS)

*Fr. *Fr. *So. Fr. *So. *Fr. *So. *^Jr. *Fr.

6-2 6-1 6-1 6-3 5-9 6-3 6-4 6-1 5-9

210 285 210 200 180 275 280 255 175

RS RS I HS I RS I I RS

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Trabuco Hills HS) Lytle Creek, CA (Carter HS) Alamo, CA (Monte Vista HS/Air Force Prep) Bellflower, CA (Villa Park HS) Gilroy, CA (Gilroy HS) San Ramon, CA (California HS) Redondo Beach, CA (Redondo Union HS) Anaheim, CA (Servite HS/Santa Ana College) Nipomo, CA (Nipomo HS)

6-0 6-6 6-1 6-1 6-2 6-4 5-10 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-0 6-3 6-3 5-10 5-11 5-10 6-1

180 275 230 290 230 275 185 255 260 270 215 205 250 205 180 190 195

*Has utilized his redshirt year ^Has utilized a grayshirt year

HS I I SQ HS I I III RS III HS RS HS II JC I HS

Chula Vista, CA (Hilltop HS) Windsor, CA (El Molino HS/Santa Rosa JC) San Jose, CA (Leland HS/Boise State) San Diego, CA (Madison HS) Madera, CA (San Joaquin Memorial HS) Anaheim, CA (Servite HS) Los Angeles, CA (Loyola HS) Arroyo Grande, CA (Arroyo Grande HS) Longmont, CO (Niwot HS) Valencia, CA (Valencia HS) Goleta, CA (Bishop Diego HS) Coto de Caza, CA (Tesoro HS) Elk Grove, CA (Pleasant Grove HS) Paso Robles, CA (Paso Robles HS) Redondo Beach, CA (Mira Costa HS/El Camino CC) Ladera Ranch, CA (Mission Viejo HS) Milpitas, CA (Milpitas HS)

Pronunciation Guide is on Page 54; Depth Chart is on Page 31

No. 1 2 2 3 4 5 6 6 7 8 9 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 16 17 18

2016 Cal Poly Football Roster (Numerical)

Name Pos. B.J. Nard . . . . . . . . . . . . .DB Khaleel Jenkins . . . . . . . .QB Jerek Rosales . . . . . . . . . .DB Kevin Griffin . . . . . . . . . .DB Kyle Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . .SB Joe Protheroe . . . . . . . . . .FB J.J. Koski . . . . . . . . . . . . .WR Lepi Lataimua . . . . . . . . .DB Dano Graves . . . . . . . . . .QB Kitu Humphrey . . . . . . . .DB Michael Austin . . . . . . . . .QB Dominic Frasch . . . . . . . .DB Carson McMurtrey . . . . .WR Jake Smeltzer . . . . . . . . .WR Kam Dennis . . . . . . . . . . .DB DJ Peluso . . . . . . . . . . . . .SB Darren Adjei . . . . . . . . . .DB Anders Turner . . . . . . . . .LB Jake Jeffrey . . . . . . . . . . .QB Charlie Davis . . . . . . . . . .LB Tully McCalister . . . . . . .DB Aaryn Bouzos . . . . . . . . .DB

No. 19 19 20 20 21 22 22 23 24 25 25 26 27 27 28 29 29 30 31 32 32 33

Name Pos. Kory Fox . . . . . . . . . . . . .WR Ryan McNab . . . . . . . . . .WR Alex Suchesk . . . . . . . . . .SB Bradley Mickey . . . . . . . .DB David Cooper . . . . . . . . . .SB Malcolm Davis . . . . . . . . .SB Aaron Johnson . . . . . . . . .DB Raven Middleton . . . . . . .SB Kori Garcia . . . . . . . . . . . .SB Daniel Fox . . . . . . . . . . . .DB Chris Santini . . . . . . . . . . .LB Peyton Witcher . . . . . . . .DB Drew Hernandez . . . . . . . .SB Matt McNab . . . . . . . . . . .DB Chuby Dunu . . . . . . . . . . .SB Tre Green . . . . . . . . . . . . .SB Carter Nichols . . . . . . . . .DB Mekai Sheffie . . . . . . . . .DB Trey Nahhas . . . . . . . . . . .SB Elias Stokes . . . . . . . . . . .SB Cameron Crump . . . . . . .DB Ryan Boehm . . . . . . . . . . .LB

No. 34 35 35 36 37 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 47 48 49 51 52 54 55

Name Pos. Mason Montgomery . . . .DB Jared Mohamed . . . . . . . .FB Joey Ruiz . . . . . . . . . . . . .LB Joseph Gigantino III . . . . .LB Will Gallo . . . . . . . . . . . . .SB Jayson Lee . . . . . . . . . . . .LB Lance Vecchio . . . . . . . . .LB R.J. Mazolewski . . . . . . . .LB Grant Alton . . . . . . . . . . . .LB Noah Thompson . . . . . . . .LB Matt Shotwell . . . . . . . . . .LB Reagan Enger . . . . . . . . . .TE Miles Williams . . . . . . . . .DL Nik Navarro . . . . . . . . . . .LB Ben Parker . . . . . . . . . . . .DL Josh Letuligasenoa . . . . . .DL Dalton Geringer . . . . . . . .DB Ross Berry . . . . . . . . . . . .OL Josh Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OL Tiasamo Savusa . . . . . . . .DL Jack Ferguson . . . . . . . . .DL

No. 56 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 70 71 73 74 79 80 81 82 84

Name Pos. Sawyer Sobelman . . . . . .OL Matt Fisher . . . . . . . . . . . .OL Tyler Whisenhunt . . . . . . .OL Paul Trujillo-Langdon . . .OL Harry Whitson . . . . . . . . .OL Joey Kuperman . . . . . . . .OL Billy Shipman II . . . . . . .OL Sam Ogee . . . . . . . . . . . . .OL Colin Goebel . . . . . . . . . .OL Nick Enriquez . . . . . . . . .OL Junior Gaitan . . . . . . . . . .OL Calvin Sandeen . . . . . . . .OL Jake Javier . . . . . . . . . . . .OL Blake Schmiederer . . . . . .OL Zach Shallcross . . . . . . . .OL Marcus Paige-Allen . . . . .DL Anthony Ayllon . . . . . . . .OL David Chellsen . . . . . . . . .OL Alex Egurbide . . . . . . . . .WR Quentin Harrison . . . . . .WR Grant Caraway . . . . . . . .WR Dan Sanchez . . . . . . . . . .WR

No. 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

Name Pos. Victor Beglitsoff . . . . . . . .SB Max Betkowski . . . . . . . .TE Alex Vega . . . . . . . . . . . .K/P Casey Sublette . . . . . . . . . .K Sutter Lindberg . . . . . . . .WR Caleb Melton . . . . . . . . . .DL Chris Flood . . . . . . . . . . . .LB Cedric Muzik . . . . . . . . . .DL Nate Shipley . . . . . . . . . . .DL LJ Mealancon . . . . . . . . . .DL Kelly Shepard . . . . . . . . .DL Sean Davitt . . . . . . . . . . . .DL Jason Patterson . . . . . . . . .DL Saia Fonongaloa . . . . . . . .DL Augustino Elisaia . . . . . . .DL Nick Blount . . . . . . . . . . .K/P Carter Coates . . . . . . . . . .DB Zach Fuchs . . . . . . . . . . . .DB Joshua Jeter . . . . . . . . . . .SB Nicolas Marrone . . . . . . . . .K Elijah Preston . . . . . . . . . .SB Oliver Svirsky . . . . . . . . .WR


Offense Z-Back (Wide Receiver) 10 Carson McMurtrey OR 19 Kory Fox 80 Alex Egurbide 82 Grant Caraway 84 Dan Sanchez X-Back (Wide Receiver) 6 J.J. Koski OR 11 Jake Smeltzer 19 Kory Fox 85 Victor Beglitsoff Left 59 66 65

Tackle Matthew Fisher Colin Goebel Sam Ogee

Left Guard 62 Harry Whitson 60 Tyler Whisenhunt

Center 63 Joey Kuperman 64 Billy Shipman II 61 Paul Trujillo-Langdon Right Guard 64 Billy Shipman II 51 Ross Berry OR 69 Calvin Sandeen 74 Anthony Ayllon Right Tackle 67 Nick Enriquez 71 Zach Shallcross 79 David Chellsen Quarterback 7 Dano Graves 2 Khaleel Jenkins 19 Kory Fox OR 9 Michael Austin

H-Back (Fullback) 5 Joe Protheroe 35 Jared Mohamed 43 Reagan Enger 23 Raven Middleton S-Back (Slot Back) 13 DJ Peluso OR 4 Kyle Lewis 21 David Cooper

6-4 6-0 6-5 6-1 6-0

6-2 6-3 6-0 6-0

6-5 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-3

6-1 6-4 6-1

6-4 6-4 6-6 6-1 6-5 6-4 6-5

5-10 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-0 5-9

2016 Cal Poly Preseason Depth Chart 205 180 215 190 180

195 205 180 195

280 280 275 280 275

295 270 285

270 285 275 285 285 275 265

190 205 180 180

225 220 238 204 225 210 190

Sr. So. So. Jr. RFr. FRr. RFr. So. So. Sr. Jr. So.

So. RFr.

Jr. Sr. RFr.

Sr. So. Sr. Sr.

Sr. So. RFr.

Sr. So. So. Fr.

Jr. Jr. Jr. RFr. Sr. Jr. RFr.

37 32 31

Will Gallo Elias Stokes Trey Nahhas

6-1 5-10 6-1

W-Back (Wing Back) 24 Kori Garcia 22 Malcolm Davis 20 Alex Suchesk Joshua Jeter Y-Back (Tight End) 43 Reagan Enger 86 Max Betkowski

Defensive Tackle 97 Jason Patterson 55 Jack Ferguson

5-10 5-8 5-10 5-4

Defense

6-3 6-3 6-2 6-2

205 205 195

195 170 190 173

238 240 285 270

RFr. Sr. RFr.

Sr. So. So. Jr. Jr. Sr.

Sr. Jr.

Nose Tackle 99 Augustino Elisaia 73 Marcus Paige-Allen 54 Tiasamo Savusa 44 Miles Williams

6-0 5-10 6-1 6-1

295 280 290 255

Jr. Sr. So. Jr.

Rush Linebacker 48 Josh Letuligasenoa 16 Charlie Davis

6-2 6-2

263 228

Sr. Sr.

Mike Linebacker 36 Joseph Gigantino III 46 Nik Navarro

6-2 6-1

230 240

Defensive End 95 Kelly Shepard 94 Leroy Mealancon 90 Caleb Melton

Will 39 41 15

Linebacker R.J. Mazolewski Noah Thompson Anders Turner

Sam 25 39 34 40 Left 2 9 12

Linebacker Chris Santini R.J. Mazolewski Mason Montgomery Grant Alton

Cornerback Jerek Rosales Dominic Frasch Kam Dennis

6-4 6-5 6-3

6-0 6-2 6-1

6-1 6-0 6-1 6-2

6-1 5-10 6-0

255 270 235

Sr. Jr. Jr.

225 210 210

Jr. RFr. So.

230 225 235 230

Sr. Jr. Jr. So.

191 185 190

Sr. RFr.

Jr. Jr. RFr.

Left 1 22 8 29 49

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Safety B.J. Nard Aaron Johnson Kitu Humphrey Carter Nichols Dalton Geringer

6-2 6-2 5-10 5-11 6-1

Right Cornerback 3 Kevin Griffin 30 Kai Sheffie 12 Kam Dennis 26 Peyton Witcher 27 Matt McNab

6-1 5-10 6-0 5-9 5-7

Right Safety 18 Aaryn Bouzos 17 Tully McCalister 14 Darren Adjei

ed 16 Outstanding Sports Personality/Analyst Emmy Awards, the most recent in recognition for his work during the 2008 season. In all, Madden has been nominated for a record 20 Emmy Awards. In addition, the American Sportscasters Association named him Sports Personality of the Year in 1985 and 1992 and, in 1982, Madden became the first NFL analyst to receive the Touchdown Club of America’s prestigious Golden Mike Award. Prior to joining the broadcasting ranks, Madden had an outstanding career as head coach of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders. He guided the Raiders to an overall record of 103-32-7, leading the team to seven AFC Western Division titles and a victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI. Madden’s winning percentage (.750) is the best of any head coach in NFL history. A linebacker coach when he began his NFL coaching career with Oakland in 1967, Madden became the head coach in 1969 at age 33, the youngest head coach in the American Football League. Madden retired in 1979 and started his football broad-

The 1958 Cal Poly football team picture. Madden (74) is in the back row, second from left. He also was a catcher on the Mustang baseball team in the late 1950s under Howie O’Daniels and Bill Hicks.

Jr. So. RFr. RFr. RFr.

5-9 6-0 6-3

185 200 200

Special Teams Kickoffs 87 Alex Vega 5-9 88 Casey Sublette 5-11 Nicolas Marrone 5-8

180 185 190 175 175

Jr. So. RFr. RFr. Jr.

180 180 160

So. So. RFr.

180 205

So. Sr.

Punter 88 Casey Sublette 87 Alex Vega Nicolas Marrone

Holder 19 Kory Fox 10 Carson McMurtrey

5-11 5-9 5-8

6-0 6-4

Long Snapper 64 Billy Shipman II 37 Will Gallo 34 Mason Montgomery Short Snapper 64 Billy Shipman II 60 Tyler Whisenhunt Punt 19 6 9

Returns Kory Fox J.J. Koski Dominic Frasch

Kickoff Returns 4 Kyle Lewis 9 Dominic Frasch 24 Kori Garcia 6 J.J. Koski 21 David Cooper 20 Alex Suchesk

180 180 160

Jr. So. Jr.

So. So. RFr.

6-4 6-1 6-1

270 205 235

Jr. RFr. Jr.

6-0 6-2 5-10

180 195 185

So. RFr. Jr.

6-4 6-3

6-0 5-10 5-10 6-2 5-9 5-10

Cal Poly Football History -- Emmy Award Winner John Madden

Legendary NFL broadcaster and former Cal Poly football player John Madden called his final NFL game in 2008 after three seasons with NBC on its Sunday Night Football telecast. He worked for four seasons with Al Michaels as expert analyst for “Monday Night Football” on ABC. Madden, who is synonymous with NFL football for millions of fans nationwide, brought his ability to explain the game’s finer points along with his unique sense of humor to Monday Night Football in 2002 after 21 seasons as a game analyst for CBS and Fox. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has honored Madden with an unprecedent-

212 190 195 180 188

270 275

210 185 195 195 190 190

Jr. RFr.

Jr. Jr. Sr. RFr. RFr. So.

casting career at CBS in 1980. Before coaching in Oakland, Madden was the defensive coordinator at San Diego State from 1964-1966 where the Aztecs were ranked first among small colleges with a 26-4 record. From 19601963 Madden coached at Hancock College in Santa Maria. Madden started on both the offensive and defensive lines as a player for Cal Poly in 1957 and 1958 and was voted to the all-conference team. He was also a catcher on the school’s baseball team. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1959 and a Master of Arts degree in 1961, both from Cal Poly. The Philadelphia Eagles selected him in the 21st round of the 1958 NFL draft, but a knee injury in his rookie season prematurely ended his career. Madden is also the author of several books. His latest effort is a cookbook titled “John Madden’s Ultimate Tailgating” released in 1998. His first four books — “Hey Wait a Minute, I wrote a Book,” “One Knee Equals Two Feet (and Everything Else You Wanted To Know About Football),” “One Size Doesn’t Fit All,” and “All Madden,” each written with New York Times sports columnist Dave Anderson — all reached the New York Times best-seller list. Born April 10, 1936 in Austin, Minnesota, Madden was raised in Daly City. He now resides in Pleasanton with his wife, Virginia. The couple, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2009, has two sons and five grandchildren.


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Cal Poly Head Football Coach Tim Walsh

im Walsh, who has guided the Mustangs to the No. 1 ranking in team rushing offense each of the past three seasons, was named Cal Poly’s 16th head football coach on Jan. 9, 2009. After guiding the Mustangs to a 4-7 mark in his first campaign, Walsh turned the program around with three consecutive winning seasons (7-4, 6-5, 93), a Great West Conference title in 2011 and, in his fourth year at the helm of the Mustangs, a share of the Big Sky Conference crown and an NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoff berth in 2012. Cal Poly finished 7-5 two years ago and, after a 4-7 mark in 2015, the Mustangs are 20-12 in their first four seasons in the Big Sky. Now in his eighth year at the helm of the Mustangs, Walsh was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the United States Military Academy for two seasons before arriving in San Luis Obispo. “Tim Walsh relishes his role as an educator at Cal Poly," said Mustang director of athletics Don Oberhelman. "He embraces our high academic standards and has built an excellent football program with these standards as the cornerstone. "Tim fully understands the academic demands of Cal Poly students and our Learn by Doing philosophy," Oberhelman added. "I can't imagine a better marriage between a football coach and a university than what we have with Tim Walsh at Cal Poly." Walsh replaced Rich Ellerson, the Mustangs’ head football coach for eight seasons. Ellerson was named head coach at Army on Dec. 26, 2008. “We had several outstanding applicants from which to choose, but I am thrilled we were able to hire a person with such outstanding credentials to direct this program,” then-director of athletics Alison Cone said of Walsh in 2009. “He is a high-character, high-quality individual who brings great passion and enthusiasm to our campus.” "You couldn’t ask for a better coach than Tim Walsh,” said Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong. “Besides his understanding of football and his outstanding credentials, he knows how to lead student athletes to live the Mustang Way -- with pride, honor, integrity and excellence both on and off the field.” Walsh has compiled a 160-119 record in 25 seasons as a college head coach, including four years at Sonoma State (27-14 from 1989-92), 14 more seasons at Portland State (90-68 from 1993-2006) and seven at Cal Poly (43-37 from 2009-15). He guided Sonoma State to the Northern California Athletic Conference title in 1991 (ending UC Davis’ streak of 20 consecutive conference titles), a pair of NCAA Division II playoff berths while at Sonoma State and four more postseason berths while at Portland State. “I have a tremendous working knowledge of Cal Poly, its history and current status,” Walsh said at the time of his hiring. “The combination of a tremendous academic university, a tremendous area to recruit and live, and a football program that’s winning all added up to a great opportunity for me. “My goals are to continue to recruit student-athletes whose goals are to be the best they can be, both in the class and on the field, and become quality young men,” Walsh added. “If we do that, winning won’t be a problem. This is an opportunity to build a great program and develop a great relationship between the campus and the community at large.”

• • • • • • •

160-119 Record (25 Years) Seven Postseason Playoff Berths 17 Winning Seasons in 25 Years 25 All-Americans Six Walter Payton Award Finalists Three Buck Buchanan Award Finalists Eddie Robinson Award Finalist for 1999 and 2012 Seasons

Ted Tollner, former Mustang quarterback who has held numerous coaching positions at the college and professional levels, praised the hiring of Walsh. “He did an excellent job at Portland State and is extremely well respected in the profession,” said Tollner. “Cal Poly had some great candidates for the position and I think he’s an excellent choice. He will keep the program moving forward and continue the success it has had in recent years. “People who have worked for him have great respect for his total abilities from a recruiting standpoint, his communication with players, his sound philosophy and his winning record,” Tollner added. “His track record speaks for itself.” Added Bobby Beathard, also a former Mustang who has held numerous positions in the NFL, including scout, personnel director and general manager, "Tim Walsh is a terrific choice. He will be a tireless recruiter, he knows what athletes are and what kind of athletes will fit into the program. "I am excited about him. it's a great choice," Beathard added. "When you find a guy that is really good for you, you grab him and I am glad Cal Poly hired him." A charismatic speaker and motivator, Walsh guided Sonoma State to three winning seasons in four years at the helm of the Seawolves and 10 more above-.500 campaigns in his 14-year term at Portland State. With the Vikings, Walsh coached 14 All-Americans and 11 Academic All-Americans. Teri Mariani, who was director of athletics at Portland State when Walsh accepted the duties of offensive coordinator at Army, said at the time of his departure that “Tim showed great loyalty to our program and led us through a transition to Division I that a lot of coaches wouldn’t have wanted to do. He has had proven success both on the football field and off, and he’s always been such a team player within our department. “Two words that describe him in my eyes are loyalty and class,” Mariani added. “In his 14 years (at Portland State), he has never done one thing that could change that opinion of him." Portland State joined the Big Sky Conference in 1996. During Walsh’s 11 seasons when the Vikings were in the Big Sky, he coached players who earned

The Walsh File

Birthdate: Birthplace: College: Family:

December 17, 1954 San Francisco, CA B.A. UC Riverside (1977); Jody Walsh (wife) and children Luke (35), Casey (34), Sean (32), and Megan (27) Hometown: San Mateo, CA

Coaching Experience

Cal Poly, 2009-Present Head Coach (43-37 in Seven Seasons) Top Six in FCS Rushing Offense Six Times No. 1 in FCS Passing Efficiency, 2012 No. 1 in FCS Rushing Offense, 2013, 2014, 2015 U.S. Military Academy, 2007-08 Offensive Coordinator (QBs) No. 9 in Rushing Offense, 2008 Recruited in nine Western states

Portland State University, 1993-2006 Head Coach (90-68 in 14 Seasons) Winningest Coach in School History Three Division II Playoff Appearances One FCS Playoff Appearance (2000) 1999 Eddie Robinson Award Finalist Three Walter Payton Award Finalists

Sonoma State University, 1989-92 Head Coach (27-14 in Four Seasons) Winningest Coach in School History One NCAC Championship (1991) Two-Time NCAC Coach of the Year

Sonoma State University, 1987-88 Offensive Coordinator (QBs) 23 School Records Broken on Offense Santa Clara University, 1986 Defensive Coordinator (LBs)

Moreau Catholic High School, 1981-85 Head Coach

Serra (San Mateo) High School, 1977-80 Assistant Coach


Cal Poly Head Football Coach Tim Walsh

39 first-team All-Big Sky honors, 51 on the second team, 80 honorable mentions, 58 Academic All-Big Sky honorees, 59 Big Sky Players of the Week, 20 national player of the week honorees, five Walter Payton Award finalists and one Buck Buchanan Award finalist. Cal Poly’s 2009 squad posted a 4-1 record at home, finished No. 6 in the nation in punt returns (15.60), No. 11 in turnover margin (+1.00), 19th in rushing offense (178.45 yards per game) and 23rd in time of possession (31:22) and was ranked as high as No. 12 in the national polls. A total of 10 Mustangs earned All-Great West Conference first- or second-team honors, including first-teamers Jake Romanelli (fullback), Ryan Shotwell (defensive end) and James Chen (defensive tackle). The 2010 Mustang squad also finished 4-1 at home en route to a 7-4 mark. The Mustangs earned six come-from-behind victories, split six games on a very difficult road schedule one year after going winless (0-6) and winning three straight games late in the year to put Cal Poly in a position to compete for a playoff berth. Cal Poly’s triple-option offense finished fourth in the nation in rushing offense, averaging 252.91 yards a game, and 14th in rushing defense, allowing only 106.82 yards a contest. The Mustangs also were No. 3 in punt returns and No. 16 in both time of possession and sacks allowed. Cal Poly finished the 2010 season with national rankings of No. 24 in The Sports Network media poll and No. 23 in the Football Championship Subdivision Coaches Poll. The Mustangs were ranked in the top 25 of both polls for the final 11 weeks of the regular season. Senior linebacker Marty Mohamed was named Great West Conference Defensive Player of the Year and five other Mustangs earned firstteam all-conference honors. In addition, Mohamed and Chen were named to the FCS Athletics Directors Association Academic AllStar Team. Chen also was named to the Great West All-Academic Team for the third straight year and earned a $7,500 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Five other Mustangs landed on the Great West All-Academic Team. Cornerback Asa Jackson earned a spot on The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS AllAmerican third team while slotback Mark Rodgers landed on the Associated Press FCS All-American third team as an all-purpose player. Offensive guard Will Mitchell was selected to Phil Steele’s FCS Postseason All-American Fourth Team. In 2011 Jackson landed on the All-Great West first team for the fourth time as Cal Poly finished 4-1 at home once again en route to a 6-5 campaign. Jackson also earned numerous All-

American honors, played in the Senior Bowl and participated in the NFL Scouting Combine. Cal Poly posted a winning record for the eighth time in nine years. The Mustangs captured their fourth Great West title, put together a midseason four-game winning streak and won three straight home games after trailing at halftime. The Mustangs finished sixth in the nation in rushing offense, No. 16 in punt returns and No. 27 in scoring offense. Cal Poly was No. 1 in the nation in interceptions thrown with one and No. 28 in rushing defense. Fullback Jake Romanelli became the first Mustang in five years and the 14th overall to surpass the 1,000-yard mark in rushing yards, finishing with 1,015 yards. James Langford broke a school record with 15 field goals and 86 points while Andre Broadous rushed for 18 touchdowns, another school mark. The 2012 playoff squad was led by FCS AllAmericans Deonte Williams and Kenneth Jackson. Williams is Cal Poly’s No. 2 rusher alltime for a single season with 1,506 yards, scored 12 touchdowns, was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award and was selected to play in the Casino Del Sol All-Star Game. Jackson finished second in tackles for the fourth straight year with 97 stops and also intercepted a pair of passes. Both were among the four Mustangs earning first- or second-team All-Big Sky honors. Ten others earned honorable mention praise. Cal Poly was 5-0 at home and finished No. 1 in the FCS in passing efficiency, No. 3 in rushing offense, No. 7 in scoring offense, No. 8 in sacks allowed and No. 13 in total offense. The Mustangs lost to eventual national runner-up Sam Houston State in the second round of the FCS playoffs. In 2013, Cal Poly let second-half leads against Montana, Northern Arizona and Yale slip away in an “underachieving” season, according to Walsh. The 2013 Mustangs finished No. 1 in the FCS in rushing offense, No. 2 in sacks allowed, No. 19 in scoring defense and No. 25 against the rush. Defensive tackle Sullivan Grosz was named Big Sky co-defensive player of the year, earned eight All-American awards and was joined by offensive guard Lefi Letuligasenoa, fullback Akaninyene Umoh and safety Alex Hubbard on the all-conference first team. For the second straight year, the 2014 Mustangs finished No. 1 in the FCS in rushing offense and averaged nearly 35 points a game. Cal Poly rallied from a 1-3 start to win six of its last eight games, defeating three teams that went on to qualify for the FCS playoffs. The Mustangs shattered Big Sky records for rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in a season and produced their 11th winning season in a

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Walsh vs. Opponents 43-37 Record at Cal Poly (Seven Years) 27-14 Record at Sonoma State (Four Years) 90-68 Record at Portland State (14 Years) 160-119 Overall (25 Years)

American International . . . . .1-0 Angelo State . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-0 Arizona State . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1 Arkansas-Monticello . . . . . . .1-0 Boise State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-4 Cal Lutheran . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-0 Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-1 Cal State Hayward . . . . . . . .4-0 Cal State Fullerton . . . . . . . .0-1 Cal State Northridge . . . . . . .5-3 California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1 Central Arkansas . . . . . . . . . .1-0 Central Oklahoma . . . . . . . . .1-0 Chico State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1 Colorado State . . . . . . . . . . .0-1 Delaware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1 Dixie State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 East Texas State . . . . . . . . . .1-0 Eastern Washington . . . . . .7-12 Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1 Fresno State . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-6 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . .0-1 Hawai’i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 Hofstra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 Humboldt State . . . . . . . . . . .3-2 Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-2 Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-7 Mankato State . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 McNeese State . . . . . . . . . . .2-2 Menlo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 Minnesota-Duluth . . . . . . . . .1-0 Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-12 Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . .7-6 Nebraska-Kearney . . . . . . . .2-0 New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 New Mexico State . . . . . . . . .0-1 Nicholls State . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 North Alabama . . . . . . . . . . .10-1 North Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-2

North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . .1-0 Northeast Louisiana . . . . . . .0-1 Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . .5-9 Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . .4-0 Northern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . .0-1 Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1 Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1 Old Dominion . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-3 Oregon State . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1 Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . .4-2 Sacramento State . . . . . . . .16-2 Saint Francis (Pa.) . . . . . . . .1-0 Saint Mary’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-1 Sam Houston State . . . . . . . .0-1 San Diego State . . . . . . . . . .0-1 San Francisco State . . . . . . .4-0 San Jose State . . . . . . . . . . .0-1 Santa Clara . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 Sonoma State . . . . . . . . . . . .2-0 South Alabama . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 South Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1 South Dakota State . . . . . . . .2-1 Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . .5-2 Stephen F. Austin . . . . . . . . .3-0 Texas A&M-Kingsville . . . . . .2-5 Texas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2 U. San Diego . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-0 UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-9 UC Santa Barbara . . . . . . . . .2-1 Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-6 Western Kentucky . . . . . . . . .1-0 Western New Mexico . . . . . .1-0 Western State (Colorado) . . .1-0 Western Washington . . . . . . .2-0 Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 Yale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1 ----Total: 160-119

Cal Poly Deonte Williams, Oakland Dominique Johnson, Minn. Asa Jackson, Baltimore Scott Winnewisser, N.Orleans Johnny Millard (St. Louis) Sullivan Grosz (Houston) Nick Dzubnar (San Diego) Cameron Ontko (Tampa Bay) Army (None) Portland State Herman Smith, Tampa Bay

Darick Holmes, Buffalo/Ind. James Hundon, Cincinnati Sammie Burroughs, Ind. Paul Bradford, S.D./Minn. Tony Curtis, Dallas Terry Charles, S.D./Houston Shaun Bodiford, G.B./NYG Jordan Senn, Indianapolis Adam Hayward, Tampa Bay Darren Heerspink, Miami Sonoma State Larry Allen, Dallas/S.F.

Former Walsh Players in the NFL


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Cal Poly Head Football Coach Tim Walsh

14-year span. While the 2015 squad slipped to 4-7 facing arguably the toughest schedule in school history, Cal Poly still finished No. 1 in rushing offense and averaged 33.8 points a contest, No. 22 in the FCS. Fullback Joe Protheroe was named to the All-Big Sky first team and quarterback Chris Brown surpassed the 3,000-yard mark in career rushing and passing. A Serra High School (San Mateo, Calif.) graduate, Walsh played football at UC Riverside in the mid-1970s as a backup quarterback and earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 1977. He began his coaching career at his high school alma mater, Serra, spending four years (1977-80) as an assistant coach before becoming head coach (1981-85) at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward. Walsh moved into the college coaching ranks in 1986, becoming an assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Santa Clara for one season. In 1987 and 1988, Walsh was offensive coordinator at Sonoma State before becoming head coach of the Seawolves (then the Cossacks) in 1989. His first season in Rohnert Park produced a 4-6 mark, but Walsh guided Sonoma State to 7-3, 9-2 and 7-3 records in his final three years there. Walsh embarked upon a 14-year head coaching career at Portland State in 1993, guiding the Vikings to NCAA Division II playoff berths each of his first three seasons. Portland State elevated its athletics program to Division I in 1996 and, though the Vikings struggled in the first three years at that level, there was steady progression -from 3-8 to 4-7 and 5-6. The 1999 Viking

team began a string of seven winning campaigns in eight seasons, including a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) playoff berth in 2000. Walsh piloted Portland State to a quartet of second-place finishes in the Big Sky along with a third and three fourth-place finishes. In 14 seasons at the helm, Walsh’s Vikings were 62-21 at home. He earned two wins against FBS schools -- Hawaii in 2001 and New Mexico in 2006 -- and was 3-0 against Cal Poly while at Portland State along with a 2-1 mark against the Mustangs while at Sonoma State. Walsh was a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award (FCS Coach of the Year) in 1999. In 2008, Walsh’s second season at Army, the Black Knights finished ninth in the Football Bowl Subdivision in rushing offense (241.42 yards per game), fourth in sacks allowed (1.00) and 15th in time of possession (31:45). While at Army, Walsh’s recruiting re-sponsibilities included nine Western states. The list of coaches who were assistants under Walsh includes Dan Hawkins (Colorado), Gary Patterson (Texas Christian) and Chris Peterson (Boise State). National Football League players who competed under Walsh’s tutelage include -- from Sonoma State -- offensive lineman Larry Allen (Dallas) -- and from Portland State -- tight end Tony Curtis (Dallas), wide receiver Shaun Bodiford (Green Bay), linebacker Jordan Senn (Indianapolis) and linebacker Adam Hayward (Tampa Bay). Walsh and his wife, Jody, have four children: Luke (35), Casey (34), Sean (30) and Megan (27).

Tim Walsh Record Year by Year

Sonoma State Year Record Note 1989 . . . . . .4-6 1990 . . . . . .7-4 First Winning Season in Eight Years 1991 . . . . . .9-2 No. Calif. Athletic Conference champion 1992 . . . . . .7-4 Three Consecutive Winning Seasons Total: 27-14 (Four Seasons)

Portland State Year Record Note 1993 . . . . . .8-3 NCAA Division II Playoffs (1st Round) 1994 . . . . . .9-3 NCAA Division II Playoffs (QF Round) 1995 . . . . . .8-5 NCAA Division II Playoffs (QF Round) 1996 . . . . . .3-8 First Year of Transition to Division I-AA 1997 . . . . . .4-7 1998 . . . . . .5-6 1999 . . . . . .8-3 2000 . . . . . .8-4 NCAA FCS Playoffs (First Round) 2001 . . . . . .7-4 2002 . . . . . .6-5 Fourth Straight Winning Season 2003 . . . . . .4-7 2004 . . . . . .7-4 2005 . . . . . .6-5 2006 . . . . . .7-4 Seven Winning Seasons in Eight Years Total: 90-68 (Fourteen Seasons)

Cal Poly Year Record Note 2009 . . . . . .4-7 Fifth in Great West 2010 . . . . . .7-4 Third in Great West 2011 . . . . . .6-5 Tie-First in Great West 2012 . . . . . .9-3 Tie-First in Big Sky; NCAA FCS Playoffs 2013 . . . . . .6-6 Tie-Fourth in Big Sky 2014 . . . . . .7-5 Tie-Fifth in Big Sky 2015 . . . . . .4-7 Tie-Eighth in Big Sky Total: 43-37 (Seven Seasons) Overall: 160-119 (25 Seasons)


Cal Poly Assistant Football Coaches

Josh Brown

Seventh Year • San Jose State ‘03 Defensive Coordinator (Linebackers)

Josh Brown, who spent the 2009 season as the defensive quality control coach at the University of Kansas, working directly with the linebackers, was hired at Cal Poly in early 2010 as an assistant coach in charge of the inside linebackers. In April 2011 he was promoted to

defensive coordinator. The Mustang defense showed considerable improvement from 2011-13, climbing to No. 45 in scoring defense and No. 57 in total defense in the FCS in the fall of 2012. The 2013 team finished No. 19 in scoring defense and No. 25 in rushing defense. Brown, is a 2003 San Jose State graduate with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He played football at San Luis Obispo High School in the early 1990s. Brown coached the linebackers and was recruiting coordinator at Sacramento State for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. The Hornets posted their first six-win season in 15 years in 2008 and had the No. 14-ranked rush defense in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2007. Both squads produced a pair of firstteam All-Big Sky Conference linebackers as well as an honorable mention. Brown was a defensive graduate assistant at Arizona State in 2006, an assistant coach at Foothill College from 2000-05, an assistant at Gavilan College for the 1999 season and was linebackers coach at San Luis Obispo High School in 1998, helping the Tigers to a 12-2 mark and CIFSouthern Section runner-up finish. At Cal Poly, Brown coached Buck Buchanan Award candidate Nick Dzubnar, who broke the school record for tackles in a season in 2014. A 1994 graduate of San Luis Obispo High School, Brown played two seasons at Gavilan College and one year at Oklahoma. He earned his master's degree in curriculum and instruction, secondary education, at Arizona State in 2007. Brown, who will turn 40 this season, and his wife, Kasey, have one son, Ty, and one daughter, Tatum. Kasey’s father is Mike Church, former Mustang standout defensive back who also twice served as an assistant coach at Cal Poly.

The Brown File

Year at Cal Poly: Seventh Birthdate: Nov. 17, 1976 Marital Status: Married to Kasey Church High School: San Luis Obispo High School College: San Jose State -- Bachelor’s Degree ‘03 Arizona State -- Master’s Degree ‘07

Coaching Timeline: 1998 San Luis Obispo High School (linebackers) 1999 Gavilan College (assistant coach) 2000-05 Foothill College (assistant coach) 2006 Arizona State (defensive graduate assistant) 2007-08 Sacramento State (linebackers/recruiting coor.) 2009 Kansas (quality control coach/linebackers) 2010-Pres. Cal Poly (defensive coordinator/linebackers)

Allen Brown

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Second Year • E. Washington ‘14

Assistant Coach (Defensive Secondary/Cornerbacks)

Allen Brown, a defensive back at Eastern Washington from 2010-13 and a two-time All-Big Sky Conference honoree, was hired in August 2015 as an assistant coach in charge of the cornerbacks at Cal Poly. Brown, 25, replaced Terrence Brown (no relation), who was hired in April 2015 but resigned three months later to take an graduate assistant coaching position at the University of Washington. Allen Brown recorded 237 total tackles, intercepted four passes and broke up 15 more passes in a schoolrecord 51 games during his career with the Eagles, playing on Big Sky Conference championship teams in 2010, 2012 and 2013 as a strong safety. He was a team captain during his senior season, collecting 56 tackles, forcing one fumble and recovering two more while intercepting a pair of passes, both against Western Oregon, en route to AllBig Sky honorable mention praise. As a junior in 2012, Brown notched 91 tackles and broke up seven passes on his way to second-team All-Big Sky honors. He had 39 tackles and one interception as a freshman and 51 more tackles and another interception as a sophomore. The 2010 Eagles captured the NCAA Division I Football Champion-ship Subdivision national title. Brown recorded double-digit tackles in six games, including a career-high 11 against Montana in 2012 and 10 more against Cal Poly in 2011, a 53-51 tripleovertime Eagle victory. He is a 2009 graduate of Foss High School in Tacoma, Wash., where he was a wide receiver and defensive back in football and also competed in basketball and track and field. Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration (management) at Eastern Washington in 2014. He was a strength and conditioning intern at Eastern Washington in 2014 and also assisted with the secondary, helped implement weekly defensive game plans and broke down film for defense and special teams.

The Brown File

Year at Cal Poly: Second Birthdate: Sept. 21, 1990 Marital Status: Single High School: Foss High School (Tacoma, WA) College: Bachelor’s Degree -- Eastern Washington ‘14

Coaching Timeline: 2014 Eastern Washington (graduate assistant) 2015-Pres. Cal Poly (defensive secondary/cornerbacks)


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Cal Poly Assistant Football Coaches

Jim Craft

Fourth Year • Portland State ‘98

Assistant Coach (Wide Receivers) Special Teams Coordinator

Jim Craft was added to Cal Poly's football coaching staff as wide receivers coach in May 2013 and was given additional duties as special teams coordinator prior to the 2015 season. "Craft played and coached for me, so I have known him for a long time," Walsh said. "He coached for me for six years at Portland State, and I believe bringing that experience was critical to our development as a staff. His input will be invaluable to us because of his experience as a coordinator." Craft came to Cal Poly after serving three seasons as offensive coordinator at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He has a wealth of experience at the Division I level and a wide knowledge of the vaunted West Coast offense. In his first two seasons at Pacific, Craft built a team comprised exclusively of underclassmen into one of the top passing attacks in all of NCAA Division III football. The Boxers finished 2011 ranked third in the Northwest Conference and 23rd among Division III teams with an average of 282.3 yards per game. Pacific's four quarterbacks combined for a pass efficiency rating of 134.63, third best in the NWC and 65th among all Division III programs. Prior to his stint at Pacific, Craft coached for nine years at his alma mater, Portland State. Craft became a student of the Run and Shoot offense under legendary Mouse Davis as well as Walsh’s West Coast offense. Craft was offensive coordinator for Portland State in 2009 under then-head coach Jerry Glanville and also served one season as offensive line coach and one year as wide receivers coach under Glanville and Mouse, who was offensive coordinator in 2007 and 2008. Craft worked with first-team All-Big Sky Conference and third-team All-American wide receiver Tremayne Kirkland in 2007. Under Walsh from 2001-06, Craft worked five seasons as the tight ends coach and one year as quarterbacks coach. He also assumed the duty of special teams coordinator for four seasons and coached tight end Tony Curtis, who has played for six NFL teams. Prior to joining the Portland State staff, Craft worked the 1999 and 2000 seasons as the tight ends coach at Lewis & Clark College. He played his collegiate football at Portland State from 1995-98 under Walsh, catching 57 passes and scoring nine touchdowns. He earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Portland State in 1998 and a master's in teaching in 2003. Craft, 40, and his wife, Kelley, have two daughters, Kayla (14) and Stella Marie (5), and one son, Tyler (10).

The Craft File

Year at Cal Poly: Fourth Birthdate: Marital Status: Married to Kelley Blanchard High School: Tualatin High School (Tualatin, OR) College: Bachelor’s Degree -- Portland State ‘98 Master’s Degree -- Portland State ‘03

Coaching Timeline: 1999-2000 Lewis and Clark College (tight ends) 2001-09 Portland State (assistant coach/offensive coor.) 2010-12 Pacific (Oregon) (offensive coordinator) 2013-Pres. Cal Poly (wide receivers)

Eric Coleman

Third Year • Fresno Pacific ‘12 Assistant Coach (Fullbacks/Tight Ends)

Eric Coleman is in his third season as an assistant coach at Cal Poly. He worked with the linebackers for the 2013 and 2014 seasons and, after one year as an assistant coach at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., returned to coach the fullbacks and tight ends for the 2016 campaign. For 10 years, Coleman served as an assistant coach in the Kern High School District -- six years at Ridgeview High School (2003-08) and four years at Bakersfield High School (2009-12). Coleman coached on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball with the two high school teams. Coleman also was an assistant coach in charge of the defensive line for the Bakersfield Blitz of af2, an arena football league. Coleman’s primary duties with the Blitz included building and implementing practice plans, managing and motivating players through practice and gametime preparation, creating and implementing defensive game plans and managing and analyzing video breakdown data. Coleman, who played football and baseball and wrestled at Ridgeview High, earned his bachelor’s degree in business at Fresno Pacific in May 2012 and is currently working on his master’s degree in teaching at Point Loma Nazarene, specializing in moderate and severe special education.

The Coleman File

Year at Cal Poly: Third Birthdate: Marital Status: Single High School: Ridgeview High School (Bakersfield, Calif.) College: Bachelor’s Degree -- Fresno Pacific ‘12 Coaching Timeline: 2003-08 Ridgeview High School (assistant coach) 2009-12 Bakersfield High School (assistant coach) 2013-14 Cal Poly (linebackers) 2015 JSerra High School (assistant coach) 2016-Pres. Cal Poly (fullbacks/tight ends)


Cal Poly Assistant Football Coaches

Payam Saadat

Eighth Year • Washington State ‘94 Assistant Coach (Defensive Line)

Payam Saadat returned in February 2016 for his third stint as an assistant football coach at Cal Poly. Since leaving Cal Poly following the 2008 season, Saadat joined former Mustang head coach Rich Ellerson at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (Army) for five seasons as co-defensive coordinator. He served the last two seasons as Central Washington's defensive coordinator. A 1994 Washington State graduate, Saadat was in charge of the inside linebackers at Cal Poly in 1996 and 1997, returned to Cal Poly as a linebackers assistant for the 2004 season, was promoted in 2005 to full-time assistant coach and became defensive coordinator in March 2006. Among the players Saadat coached at Cal Poly during his second stint were three consecutive Buck Buchanan Award winners — linebacker Jordan Beck in 2004, defensive end Chris Gocong in 2005 and linebacker Kyle Shotwell in 2006. In addition, Chris White was a two-time All-American. The Cal Poly defense in 2004 ranked first nationally in rushing defense, allowing opponents just 84.3 yards rushing per game. The defense was ninth nationally in scoring defense, giving up 16.6 points per game. The 2004 defensive unit set school records with 50 quarterback sacks (first nationally) and 25 interceptions (No. 2). In 2005 Cal Poly increased its school record for sacks to 62 and was first in the nation in that department as well as No. 14 in rushing defense, 13th in scoring defense and 22nd in total defense. In 2006, the Mustangs were sixth in total defense (248.27) and were ranked in the top 20 in five other defensive categories. Born in Baltimore, Saadat is a 1990 graduate of Saint Monica High in Santa Monica, and earned his bachelor's degree in biology at Washington State in 1994, where he was a standout linebacker. Saadat is married to the former Erica Olson and they have one daughter, Rowan, 11, and two sons, Shyan, 9, and Ashkan, 6.

The Saadat File

Year at Cal Poly: Eighth Birthdate: December 7, 1972 Marital Status: Married to Erica Olson High School: Saint Monica (Santa Monica, Calif.) College: Bachelor’s Degree -- Washington State ‘94 Master’s Degree -- Cal Poly ‘98

Coaching Timeline: 1993 Washington State (inside linebackers) 1995 Santa Monica College (linebackers) 1996-97 Cal Poly (assistant coach/inside linebacker) 1998-2003 Western Washington (def. line/special teams) Jan. 2004 Saint Mary’s (assistant/defensive line) Mar. 2004 Cal Poly (linebackers assistant) 2005-08 Cal Poly (assistant coach/defensive line) 2009-13 Army (co-defensive coordinator) 2014-15 Central Washington (defensive coordinator)

Todd Spencer

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First Year • Pacific Lutheran ‘79 Assistant Coach (Offensive Line)

Todd Spencer, who has coached football for nearly four decades, was selected by head coach Tim Walsh in late July 2016 to succeed Saga Tuitele as offensive line coach at Cal Poly. Five of Spencer’s teams over the last 11 years led the Football Bowl Subdivision in rushing. Named one of the top five offensive line coaches in the nation by CBSSports.com in the summer of 2008, Spencer is well versed both in the option attack and service academy football. He has worked with option offenses for the majority of his career, including 23 years as an offensive line coach at the Division I level. For the last three years, Spencer was offensive line coach at Army in West Point, N.Y. He worked the 2013 campaign under former Cal Poly head coach Rich Ellerson. Prior to his stint with the Black Knights, Spencer spent four seasons as the co-offensive line coach at Georgia Tech, where he worked primarily with the tackles from 2008-11. Spencer’s charges earned six All-ACC certificates, including four first-team selections. The Yellow Jackets led the ACC in total offense in 2008 and 2009 while running the triple-option offense. The team led the nation in rushing for the first time in school history in 2010 after a runner-up showing in 2009. Spencer spent 11 seasons as the offensive line coach at Navy. The Mids led the nation in rushing four times during his tenure in Annapolis, including three straight years from 2005-07. Before his position at Navy, Spencer was the offensive line coach at Oregon State from 1991-96. The team finished second in the nation in rushing in 1993, averaging 300.6 yards per game. Spencer also served one-year stints as the offensive line coach at Northern Illinois (1990) and UTEP (1989). He was the offensive coordinator at Southern Utah in 1988. Spencer was a defensive back at Whitworth and Pacific Lutheran, earning his bachelor’s degree in physical education from the latter in 1979. A Beaverton, Ore., native, Spencer went on to earn a master’s degree from Linfield in 1981. He is the father of two daughters, Whitney and Ashley.

The Spencer File

Year at Cal Poly: First Birthdate: Marital Status: Single High School: Beaverton High School (Beaverton, OR) College: Bachelor’s Degree -- Pacific Lutheran ‘79 Master’s Degree -- Linfield ‘81

Coaching Timeline: 1986-87 Trinity Valley CC (offensive coordinator) 1988 Southern Utah (offensive coordinator) 1989 UTEP (offensive line) 1990 Northern Illinois (offensive line) 1991-96 Oregon State (offensive line) 1997-2008 Navy (offensive line) 2009-12 Georgia Tech (co-offensive line) 2013-15 Army (offensive line) 2016-Pres. Cal Poly (offensive coordinator/offensive line)


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Cal Poly Assistant Football Coaches

Aristotle Thompson

Eighth Year • Boise State ‘01

Assistant Coach (Running Backs/Recruiting Coor.)

Aristotle Thompson, assistant director of football operations at Boise State in 2007 and 2008, is coaching the running backs at Cal Poly and also serves as the Mustangs’ recruiting coordinator. Thompson was a running back at Boise State, helping the Broncos to their first two Football Bowl Subdivision conference championships (Big West Conference) in 1999 and 2000. The Broncos won the Humanitarian Bowl both years as well with victories over Louisville in 1999 and Texas-El Paso in 2000. Under Thompson’s guidance, Cal Poly has had at least one 1,000-yard rusher each of the past five seasons, including two in 2014 (Chris Brown, Kori Garcia). Others were Jake Romanelli (2011), Deonte Williams (2012), Kristaan Ivory (2013) and Brown (2015). A 2001 graduate of Boise State with a degree in social sciences and public affairs, Thompson was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Boise State in 2001 and an assistant football coach at Nampa (Idaho) High School in 2002, Eastern Oregon University in 2003 and 2004 (where he also worked as an admissions counselor) and Grant High School in Portland in 2005 and 2006. He also was the sprint coach for the Grant team that won the Oregon state championship in the 4-by-100 relay. Thompson, 36, is a 1996 graduate of Portland’s Jesuit High School. He was named Gatorade Oregon High School Player of the Year in 1995 and earned first-team all-state honors as a senior in 1995 and second-team honors as a junior in 1994. Thompson’s duties as assistant director of football operations at Boise State for two years included national recruting, team travel and camps. He currently is pursuing a master’s degree in athletic administration at Idaho State. Thompson and his wife, Sarah, have five children, daughter Akyra (17), son Brock (7), son Bryson (5), daughter Payton (3) and son Lennon (2).

The Thompson File

Year at Cal Poly: Eighth Birthdate: Marital Status: Married to Sarah Brock High School: Jesuit High School (Portland, OR) College: Bachelor’s Degree -- Boise State ‘01

Coaching Timeline: 2001 Boise State (Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach) 2002 Nampa High School (assistant coach) 2003-04 Eastern Oregon (assistant coach) 2005-06 Grant (Oregon) High School (assistant coach) 2007-08 Boise State (Asst. Director of Football Operations) 2009-Pres. Cal Poly (Assistant Coach/RBs/Recruiting Coor.)

Juston Wood

Eighth Year • Portland State ‘03 Offensive Coordinator (Quarterbacks)

Juston Wood, who played in the Arena Football League for three seasons, was named wide receivers coach at Cal Poly in January 2009. Just prior to the 2013 Spring Camp, Wood switched to the quarterbacks and he was promoted to offensive coordinator in July 2016. Wood coached Dominique Johnson, who caught 90 passes in the 2009 and 2010 seasons combined and signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings in July 2010. In 2014 and 2015, Wood coached quarterback Chris Brown, who set a school record for rushing yards in a season by a quarterback (1,265) in 2014, twice scored touchdowns by rushing, passing and receiving in a game and finished with over 3,000 career yards both rushing and passing. Wood was a quarterback for the New York Dragons in 2006, Philadelphia Soul in 2007 and back with the Dragons in 2008 before the Arena Football League suspended operations prior to the 2009 campaign. In those three years, he completed 140 of 230 passes (61 percent) for 1,531 yards and 25 touchdowns. He also played for the Central Valley Coyotes of af2 in 2004 and 2005 following one season in the AFL with the Los Angeles Avengers. Wood signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings on April 28, 2003, and was released on August 25, 2003. Wood was a standout student-athlete under the tutelage of Walsh at Portland State, twice earning ADA Academic All-American honors. He was a first-team All-Big Sky Conference selection at quarterback in 2001 and honorable mention in 2002, serving as team captain both seasons. Wood ended his collegiate career ranked sixth in school history with 5,681 yards of total offense and finished his career with 5,653 passing yards, 37 touchdown passes, 414 completions and six 300-yard passing games. He led the Big Sky in passing as a junior. Wood, 35, was a three-year varsity letter winner in football at David Douglas High School in Portland and served as an assistant coach for his father at David Douglas High School for four seasons (2005-08). Twice he earned all-conference honors in basketball, was a three-sport athlete and played in Oregon state football, basketball and baseball all-star games. He earned his bachelor’s degree in public health education at Portland State in April 2003 and married his wife Lindsay on July 11, 2014, in Portland, Oregon.

The Wood File

Year at Cal Poly: Eighth Birthdate: December 27, 1979 Marital Status: Married (Lindsay) on July 11, 2014 High School: David Douglas (Portland, OR) High School College: Bachelor’s Degree -- Portland State ‘03

Coaching Timeline: 2006-08 David Douglas (Ore.) High School (assistant coach) 2009-Pres. Cal Poly (assistant coach/WRs/QBs/off. coor.)


Cal Poly Assistant Football Coaches

Jacob Yoro

Second Year • Hawai’i ‘08

Assistant Coach (Defensive Secondary/Safeties)

Jacob Yoro, defensive coordinator at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, for five years, was hired as an assistant football coach at Cal Poly in June 2015. He will coach the safeties. Yoro, who coached the linebackers at Pacific in addition to his duties as defensive coordinator, also served as recruiting coordinator for the Boxers for his final three seasons at Pacific. In 2013, Yoro's defense finished the season ranked fifth among NCAA Division III teams in sacks and 28th in tackles for loss. Pacific allowed opponents a total of 19.6 points per game, ranking 58th nationally. Yoro arrived at Pacific in 2010 after one season as the linebackers coach at the University of Montana Western in Dillon, where he helped lead the Bulldogs to a 4-6 record. Prior to returning to the mainland, Yoro spent eight seasons coaching in the high school ranks in his native Hawaii. He began his coaching career at Mililani High School, where he was the line-

backers coach in 2001, followed by six seasons at the Saint Louis School in Honolulu. He was linebackers coach for three years before taking on the added responsibility of defensive coordinator for three seasons. In 2008, Yoro was a linebackers coach and defensive consultant at Waipahu High School. Yoro played his collegiate football at the University of Montana, where he was a two-year letterwinner before seeing his career cut short by a knee injury. He was a part of Grizzly teams that advanced to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoffs in 1998 and 1999. Yoro played his high school ball at the St. Louis School, where he earned allleague and all-state honors in football. A native of Mililani, Hawaii, Yoro, 34, earned his bachelor's degree in history from the University of Hawaii-Manoa in 2008.

The Yoro File

Year at Cal Poly: Second Birthdate: Marital Status: Single High School: St. Louis School (Honolulu, HI) High School College: Bachelor’s Degree -- Hawai’i ‘08

Coaching Timeline: 2001 Mililani High School (assistant coach/linebackers) 2002-07 Saint Louis School (defensive coordinator/LBs) 2008 Waipahu High School (asst. coach/linebackers) 2009 Montana Western (assistant coach/linebackers) 2010-14 Pacific (Ore.) University (defensive coordinator) 2015-Pres. Cal Poly (assistant coach/defensive secondary)

James Emma

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Second Year • Cal Lutheran ‘13 Assistant Coach (Linebackers)

James Emma, a defensive lineman at Cal Lutheran from 2009-12 and an assistant defensive line coach for the Kingsmen in 2013 and 2014, is in his second season helping defensive coordinator Josh Brown with the linebackers at Cal Poly. Emma notched 22 tackles, including 3.5 for lost yardage, and intercepted a pass at the goal line against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps as a senior in 2012 at Cal Lutheran before becoming an assistant coach with the Kingsmen. He graduated in 2013 with a degree in accounting. Emma is a 2009 graduate of St. Bonaventure High School in Ventura, where he earned first-team All-Channel League, All-Ventura County and All-CIFSouthern Section honors.

Joe Harper

Sixth Year (19) • UCLA ‘59 Quality Control Coach

Joe Harper, head football coach at Cal Poly from 1968 to 1981 and athletics director from 1968-73, returned to the Mustangs in 2011 to serve as quality control coach for the football program. Harper is the winningest coach in Cal Poly football history with 96 wins in 14 seasons. His winning percentage of .687 (992-28-3) remains the best in school history. Harper's coaching highlights during his career include an undefeated regular season in 1972, the year the Mustangs earned a trip to the Camellia Bowl. Most memorable moment came in 1980, when the Mustangs went 10-3 and captured the NCAA Division II National Championship. He was named the 1980 NCAA Division II Coach of the Year and also the District IX Coach of the Year for the fifth time in his 14-year career. Among other accolades, Harper was named Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association in 1972, 1973, 1975, 1978, and 1980. Harper, a Glendale High School alumnus, is a 1959 graduate of UCLA and earned his master’s a year later. During his playing career at UCLA, he captained the 1957 Bruins and also played five years of rugby. Coaching stints at UCLA, Riverside City College, Colorado State, UC Santa Barbara and five years as offensive line coach at Colorado preceded his arrival at Cal Poly in 1968. Harper subsequently served as head football coach at Northern Arizona from 1982-84, and at Cal Lutheran University from 1990-96. He owned and operated two restaurants in San Luis Obispo. Harper has three children, Bradley, Dan and Kerri Jean, and eight grandchildren. Harper was inducted into the Cal Poly Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997.

Travis Roth

First Year • Cal Poly Student Assistant

Travis Roth is in his first season as a student assistant with the Cal Poly football program. He will assist Jacob Yoro with the defensive backs, Jim Craft with the special teams and Aristotle Thompson with recruiting. Additionally Roth will help out with filming and video cutups. Roth moved to San Luis Obispo at the beginning of 2016 from The Woodlands, Texas. He will begin working on a degree in Master of Public Policy. Roth earned his bachelor of science degree in business bdministration from Cal Lutheran in Thousand Oaks. After earning his Master of Public Policy degree, Roth hopes to become a college football coach or pursue a career in business or politics. Roth was a quarterback and safety in high school.


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Kenneth McMillan

Fourth Year • San Mateo, CA Student Assistant

Kenneth McMillan was a wide receiver, defensive back and holder on special teams under head coach Patrick Walsh at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo. He graduated in 2013. The Padres posted a 9-3 record in 2012, finishing second in the West Catholic Athletic League with a 5-2 mark and reaching the semifinals of the CIF-Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs before falling to Bellarmine Prep. McMillan, a kinesiology junior at Cal Poly, will help with video and video cutups this fall. He made the Honor Roll all eight semesters at Serra, has one brother, Sean, who plays baseball at Redlands, and hopes to coach football or become an athletic trainer.

Tyler Alsey

First Year • Roseville, CA Student Assistant

Tyler Alsey was a backup tackle on the defensive line for two seasons at Cal Poly, recording three total tackles. Alsey transferred to Cal Poly from American River College, where he helped his team record back-to-back 8-3 seasons. As a sophomore (2013), Alsey earned 26 total tackles (10 solo) along with one fumble recovery and one forced fumble. He notched one pass breakup in his freshman season. Alsey is a 2012 graduate of Oakmont High School in Roseville, where he earned a pair of varsity letters in football and was a first-team AllCapital Valley Conference selection as a senior (2011) after recording 35 total tackles (14 solo). He made 16 tackles (nine solo) and recovered a pair of fumbles as a junior and also played volleyball at Oakmont.

Andrew Hunter

First Year • San Diego, CA Student Assistant

Andrew Hunter is a fourth-year communication studies major at Cal Poly and was a member of the Cal Poly football team in 2012 as a redshirt and 2013 as a backup linebacker. Hunter earned three varsity letters under head coach Sean Doyle at Cathedral Catholic High School, helping the Dons to 34 wins, three CIF-San Diego Section Division III titles (2008-10) and the 2008 California state Division II crown. He recorded 3.5 sacks in his junior season (2009). The Dons were 14-0 en route to the state Division II title in 2008, 12-1 in 2009 and 8-5 in 2010.

Willie Tucker

First Year • El Dorado Hills, CA Student Assistant

Willie Tucker made 77 catches for 1,477 yards and 17 touchdowns in four seasons as a wide receiver at Cal Poly. He suffered a season-ending knee injury midway through the 2013 campaign and sat out the 2014 season before concluding his Mustang career with 17 catches for 383 yards and six scores. After making single touchdown catches 12 times as a Mustang, Tucker caught a pair of scoring passes from Chris Brown last fall against Idaho State and caught three touchdown tosses from Brown in the 55-38 win over

UC Davis three weeks later. Tucker is a 2011 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, where he was the leading receiver in the CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section in 2010, catching 55 passes for 1,257 yards (22.86 yards per catch) and 14 touchdowns. Tucker is a sociology major at Cal Poly.

Chris Holder

10th Year • Eastern Kentucky ‘00

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Chris Holder, a Cal Poly master’s degree graduate of 2005, returned to Cal Poly as the Mustangs' head strength and conditioning coach in February 2013. Holder joined the Mustang Strength Staff after a seven-year stint at San Jose State University. Named Head Football Strength Coach in 2006 at San Jose State, Holder's work with the Spartan football team had a direct impact on the success of the 2006 season. San Jose State produced a 9-4 record, including a victory in the New Mexico Bowl. The bowl appearance at that time was their first since 1990. Accepting the position of Director of Strength and Conditioning in February 2007, Holder oversaw the operations of the strength program for SJSU's entire 16-sport athletics department for the next six years. From 2002-05, Holder served as Cal Poly’s head strength and conditioning coach. During his time with Cal Poly, the Mustang football team produced three consecutive winning seasons (2003-2005) for the first time in 25 years and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoffs in 2005. Holder was a member of the football staffs which contributed to the development of three consecutive Buck Buchanan Award winners -- Jordan Beck in 2004, Chris Gocong in 2005 and Kyle Shotwell in 2006. Entering his 16th year as a strength and conditioning coach, Holder began his professional career at Eastern Kentucky in January 2000 as an intern working with the football and volleyball teams. He moved on to Cal Poly in May 2000 as a volunteer strength and conditioning coach. He was the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Appalachian State the first half of the 2002 calendar year before returning to Cal Poly to become the Mustangs' first-ever head strength coach. The 2000 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University majored in physical education and earned a master’s degree in kinesiology from Cal Poly in 2005. In February 2012, Holder completed his doctorate in Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy. He received his American doctorate from the International Institute of Medical Qigong in Monterey, Calif. He was a starting center for Eastern Kentucky’s 1997 and 1999 football teams. The 1997 EKU team was the Ohio Valley Conference champion. Holder, is married to the former Jessie Shull of Downey, CA. The Holders have three children: Elogious (8), Delaney (6) and Avery (3).

Rich Hodgkinson

First Year • San Diego State ‘12 Equipment Manager

Rich Hodgkinson was hired in July 2016 to replace Steve Kracher as equipment manager at Cal Poly. Kracher retired after nine seasons at the post. While earning his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at San Diego State, Hodgkinson served as head student manager for Athletic Equipment Services from 2008-12, directing students and organizing football practices along with completing necessary laundry services and equipment issuance. After his graduation, Hodgkinson worked for one year as an Athletic Equipment Services assistant at the University of San Diego, then worked briefly at Fresno State as an Athletic Equipment Attendant I before moving on to San Jose State, where he worked for two years as an Athletic Equipment Attendant II, focusing on football. Hodgkinson is a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association.


Sean Devine, MD

26th Year • UC Davis ‘79

Cal Poly Football Support Staff

Orthopedic Surgeon/Team Physician

A longtime supporter of Cal Poly athletics, Dr. Sean Devine continues to assist the athletic training staff weekly and on the sidelines during game days. Devine graduated from UC Davis and UC Davis Medical School. He did his surgical residency in San Diego and his Sports Medicine fellowship at the prestigious Steadman-Hawkins Clinic. In addition he did a sports medicine rotation with James Andrews, Md., in Birmingham, Ala. Devine has been in private practice in San Luis Obispo since the late 1980s, specializing in shoulder and knee injuries. He is also the team physician for Arroyo Grande High School and Cuesta College. Devine resides in Arroyo Grande with his wife, Eve, and children, Sarah and Jacob.

Steven J. Sainsbury, MD 11th Year • UCLA ‘77

Staff Physician/Team Physician

Dr. Steven J. Sainsbury begins his 11th season as a team physician for Cal Poly athletics. Sainsbury, a flight surgeon for the U.S. Air Force from 1983-85, has served as physician director at March Air Force Base and Mee Memorial Hospital in King City as well as a staff physician at Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside General Hospital and, presently, at both Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo. Sainsbury also has written for several publications, including Inland Empire Magazine, Twins Magazine, Delta Airlines In-Flight Magazines and Sunset Magazine. He was an instructor at Cuesta College from 1997-99 and has taught a kinesiology class at Cal Poly on tobacco, alcohol and drug use. Sainsbury earned his bachelor’s degree in microbiology at UCLA in 1977 and graduated from the George Washington University Medical School in Washington, D.C., in 1982. He served a flexible internship at the USAF Scott Medical Center in Illinois in 1983, completed his emergency medicine residency in 1987 at Highland General Hospital in Oakland and is presently a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Sainsbury, 62, is an author and expert witness as well. He and his wife, Lynnly, reside in San Luis Obispo and they have eight children.

Elias Levanway

Second Year • Vanguard ‘04

Assistant Athletic Trainer (Football)

Elias Levanway enters his second season as an assistant athletic trainer at Cal Poly. Hired in March 2015 to replace James Eggen, Levanway’s primary responsibilities are football and assisting in daily athletic training room coverage. Levanway was interim athletic trainer at Laguna Beach High School for four months before accepting his current position. He also served four months as head athletic trainer at Santa Monica City College and four years (2010-14) at Chaffey College, where he also worked as an adjunct professor. Levanway returned to California during the summer of 2010 after working 11 months (2009-10) at Columbia College and three years (2006-09) at Iona College, both as an assistant athletic trainer. He was head athletic trainer at St. Joseph High School in Santa Maria. During that time he also served as a physical therapy aide at Sims Physical Therapy as well as assisting at Cuesta College in various athletic tourna-

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ments. During the summer of 2006, he served as a trainer for football camps in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego. A 2004 graduate of Vanguard University of Southern California, Levanway earned his bachelor's degree in athletic training. He served as a student trainer at both Vanguard and Orange Coast College. Levanway earned his master's in kinesiology and exercise science in July 2006 from California University of Pennsylvania. Born in Oneonta, New York, Levanway moved to California at the age of 14 and grew up in various cities along the Central Coast, including Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach and Paso Robles. He was home-schooled during high school and played football at Pacific Coast Christian (grades 911) in Arroyo Grande and North County Christian (12th grade) in Atascadero. Levanway and his wife Wendy have two daughters, Zoya (5) and Audrey (3). They reside in Morro Bay, Calif.

Kristal Slover

24th Year • Cal State Fullerton ‘90 Director of Sports Medicine, ATC

Now in her 24th year as an athletic trainer at Cal Poly, Kristal Slover begins her 15th year as the department’s head athletics trainer. On July 1, 2002, Slover replaced Steve Yoneda, who retired after 32 years at Cal Poly. During her tenure at Cal Poly, Slover has helped lead the successful Cal Poly Sports Medicine program by directing all student-athletics trainers and serving as a guest lecturer for several classes and labs at Cal Poly and Cuesta College. She also serves as the Registration Chair for the Far West Athletic Trainers Association’s Annual Symposium. A graduate of Cal State Fullerton, Slover and husband, John, are the proud parents of two daughters, Janna Marie (15) and Kacie (12).

Eric Burdick

16th Year • Cal Poly ‘73

Director of Athletics Communications

Eric Burdick is in his 16th year of service in the Cal Poly Athletics Communications Office, becoming director on March 31, 2014, after stints as an intern (2001-02) and assistant director (2002-14). Prior to coming to Cal Poly, Burdick was sports editor at the San Luis Obispo County Tribune for over 20 years. A 1973 Cal Poly graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, Burdick earned his secondary teaching credential a year later. During the 1970s, he was sports information director of the Calif. Collegiate Athletic Assn., Cuesta College and the Central Conference before becoming sports editor at the Five Cities Times-Press-Recorder for two years (1977-79). He was sports information director of men’s sports at Cal Poly for the 1979-80 school year prior to his stint at The Tribune, where he earned an award from the California Newspaper Publishers Association for best sports photo. PLAYING ON ARTIFICIAL TURF

Cal Poly lost 19 consecutive games on artificial turf before snapping the streak with a 34-13 triumph at UTEP on Sept. 6, 2003. Prior to the win at UTEP, Cal Poly’s last win on artificial turf was Sept. 22, 1990 at Portland State, 36-23. The Mustangs have won 22 of their last 53 games on artificial turf. Last fall, Cal Poly defeated Montana and UC Davis while falling to Montana State, Eastern Washington and Southern Utah. All seven Cal Poly games on the road in 2012 were on artificial surfaces, including wins at Wyoming, North Dakota, Weber State and Northern Arizona. This fall, Cal Poly plays on artificial surfaces for each of its six road games -- at Nevada, South Dakota State, North Dakota, Portland State, Sacramento State and Weber State.


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Ryan Gruss

Cal Poly Football Support Staff

Second Year • Azusa Pacific ‘08 Cal Poly Ticket Office Manager

Ryan Gruss enters his second full year as manager of the Cal Poly Ticket Office. He started at Cal Poly as the box office manager for the Performing Arts Center beginning in 2013. Gruss previously served four years at Azusa Pacific University as a ticket manager and assistant manager of the on-campus Event Center. Gruss graduated from Azusa Pacific in 2008 with a degree in communication studies and earned his Master's degree in business management in 2015. Gruss and his wife, Courtney, are the proud parents of one daughter, Ellie (1).

Jesse Latino

10th Year • Ithaca ‘04

Director of Facilities/Event Operations

Jesse Latino enters his 10th year as Director of Facilities/Event Operations for Cal Poly Athletics. Latino previously served two seasons as Assistant Athletics Director for Operations and Facilities at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., after serving as an intern in the office during the 2004-05 school year. Latino graduated from Ithaca College in May 2004, where he majored in sport management and was a four-year member of the football team. While at Ithaca he worked with the New England PGA as a Junior Golf Intern and Cornell University as a Facilities and Operations Intern. Latino earned his master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in management from Iona College in June 2008. Originally from Southborough, Mass., Latino resided in Yonkers, N.Y. prior to accepting the position at Cal Poly. He attended Saint John’s High in Shrewsbury, Mass., where he played football and indoor/outdoor track (shot put and discus).

Jeff Troesch

13th Year • Washington State ‘87 Mental Performance Specialist

Jeff Troesch, MA, LMHC has been a mental performance specialist at the professional, elite amateur and collegiate levels since 1987, and has served in that role for several programs at Cal Poly since 2004. An internationally renowned expert in mental skills training and performance enhancement with nearly 30 years of experience, Troesch began his career after achieving his advanced degree from Washington State as a consultant with the NBA. He went on to assist the Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball, the U.S. Soccer Federation, IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla. and numerous touring golf and tennis pros. Jeff has also worked with student-athletes at dozens of major universities, including UCLA, Cal and Stanford. Currently, he also is involved in consulting with the Versus training system, a mobile brain training device that is being adopted into several major sports organizations, including several in the NBA. Jeff’s roles within each program at Cal Poly vary, but he has input into team building, ongoing team consultation, and individual athlete consultation regarding mental conditioning and performance enhancement, as well as coach consulting and development. INDOOR FOOTBALL The Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz., became only the fourth indoor football facility in which Cal Poly has won a game when the Mustangs beat Northern Arizona 42-34 on Nov. 17, 2012, for a share of the Big Sky Conference championship. Overall, Cal Poly is 9-15 indoors, including four wins at Idaho State (Holt Arena), two at North Dakota (Alerus Center) and one each at Northern Arizona, North Dakota State (FargoDome) and South Dakota (DakotaDome). During the 2014 season, the Mustangs lost indoors at Northern Arizona and Idaho State. Cal Poly did not play a game indoors last fall, but will play indoors at North Dakota in 2016.

Defense Rallies for 59-30 Victory Over Offense in 2016 Spring Game

The gold-clad offense scored on the first drive, but the defense with the white jerseys came back to dominate the second half and won the 2016 Cal Poly Spring Football Game 59-30 on a sunny and breezy afternoon in Alex G. Spanos Stadium. Senior quarterback Dano Graves engineered a 70-yard, 12-play drive to open the final scrimmage of Spring Camp, junior fullback Joe Protheroe capping the march with a three-yard run. Andrew Barna broke off a 48-yard scoring run midway through the first half as the offense built an early lead under a modified scoring system that allows the offense to score points for first downs as well as for plays of 25 or more yards. The Mustang defense, however, took advantage of four turnovers by the offense, all lost fumbles, for six points each as well as nine three-and-out drives worth three points each to pull away in the second half. Senior linebacker Charlie Davis put an exclamation point on the scrimmage by intercepting a fumble in mid air and scampering 40 yards for a defensive touchdown on the final play. "I was very happy with the way the defense came back," said Mustang head coach Tim Walsh. "There were a lot of good things by the defense and I was really pleased with how some of the younger players ran around and made some big plays." In particular, redshirt freshman linebacker Noah Thompson earned four tackles, all for lost yardage, including two sacks, and also was credited with a quarterback hurry, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery. Senior defensive end Josh Letuligasenoa contributed a sack, another tackle for lost yardage, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry. "There were a lot of positives on the defensive side," Walsh added. "We were sloppy with the ball on offense, but if you go back to when Dano played on that first series, there were some positives on offense as well. "And we came out fairly healthy and that's what we were hoping for, too." Cal Poly's Triple Opton offense netted 267 total yards on 70 plays, including 200 yards on the ground. Senior slot back DJ Peluso rushed for 44 yards on just four carries, including a 32-yard romp, and blocked a punt while junior fullback Jared

Quarterback Dano Graves, protected by Raven Middleton, drove Mustangs 70 yards on opening drive of 2016 Spring Game.

Mohamed finished with 33 yards on five trips to lead the ball carriers. Redshirt freshman fullback Raven Middleton picked up 32 yards on eight carries for the offense, which collected 13 first downs, most of them in the first half during the two scoring drives. Graves completed three of four passes for 33 yards. Leading the defense in tackles was senior linebacker Chris Santini with seven followed by redshirt freshman defensive back Kitu Humphrey and Carter Nichols, each with six.


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2016 Honors Candidate

99 • Augustino Elisaia

Defensive Tackle • 6-0 • 295 • Junior • Union City, CA • James Logan High School

Expected to challenge Marcus Paige-Allen for starting nod at nose tackle on the defensive line this fall.

2015 -- Started all 11 games at defensive tackle during sophomore season ... notched 16 total tackles (five solo) ... assisted on one sack against Southern Utah and assisted on another tackle for lost yardage against Montana ... season-high six tackles in Montana contest ... earned three tackles, one for lost yardage, in 2016 Spring Game.

2014 -- Played all 12 game as a true freshman, backing up Chris Lawrence at right tackle ... made five tackles (four solo), including two stops in UC Davis game ... played in 2015 Spring Game, notching a pair of tackles.

High School -- Elisaia collected 68 tackles, including four sacks and 12 for lost yardage, along with four pass breakups and two forced fumbles as a senior under head coach George Zuber at James Logan High School in Union Tackles: 6 vs. Montana, 2015 City ... earned first-team All-Bay Area News Group East Bay honors on the defensive line and also was All-Metro honSolo Tackles: 2 vs. North Dakota, 2015 orable mention ... Colts, who played a freelance schedule, finished 9-3 overall and reached the quarterfinal round of Assisted Tackles: 5 vs. Montana, 2015 the CIF-North Coast Section Division I playoffs ... Elisaia was named to the Polynesian All-American Bowl and also Tackles for Lost Yardage: earned his team’s Defensive Player of the Year, Top Linemen Of the Year and Captain Award ... a team captain and 0.5 vs. Montana, 2015 has earned the team’s Scholar-Athlete Award three consecutive years ... also was a fullback on offense, rushing for 67 0.5 vs. Southern Utah, 2015 yards on eight carries and scoring one touchdown ... as a junior, notched 74 tackles, including two sacks, and recovered Sacks: 0.5 vs. Southern Utah, 2015 one fumble ... also considered offers from San Jose State, Idaho State and Sacramento State and received interest from Forced Fumbles: 0 Fumble Recoveries: 0 Eastern Oregon, Boise State, UC Davis, Colorado, Army, Penn State, Cal, Colorado State, Stanford, Nevada, Interceptions: 0 Washington State and USC before choosing Cal Poly because “they made me feel at home and that’s what I wanted. Pass Breakups: 0 I’m majoring in sciences or engineering and Cal Poly has one of the best engineering programs in the world. Football Quarterback Hurries: 0 is temporary and I wanted to make sure that, where I go, I will have a good degree after that” ... an Honors/Advanced Placement student, benches 350 pounds, squats 610, and has recorded a 235-pound power clean ... was named MVP of the Arizona State satellite camp in the Bay Area and participated in the Stanford Prospect Camp. Career Single-Game Highs

Personal -- Son of Yeoman and Elizabeth Elisaia ... two brothers, Mason and Jared, and three sisters, Malaina, Jenee and Arci-Anna ... cousins include Josh, Lefi and Noah Letuligasenoa on his father's side ... Tiasamo Savusa also is a cousin ... lists video games as his hobby ... member of The Island ... wants to work in the medical field ... born November 13, 1996, in Hayward, Calif. ... majors in kinesiology.

Year Solo 2014 4 5 2015 Totals: 9

Tackles Asst. Total 1 5 11 16 12 21

Sacks TFL-Y No.-Yds. 0.0-0 0.0-0 1.0-2 0.5-1 1.0-2 0.5-01

Fumbles Passes FF FR-Y Int. PB 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0

GREAT WEST VS. THE REST Great West Conference members, 18-12 against non-conference foes in 2011, were 15-16 in 2010, 15-22 in 2009, 17-16 in 2008 and 1916 in 2007. Great West teams were 5-3 against the Big Sky Conference in 2007 but 4-7 in 2008, 1-8 in 2009, 1-3 in 2010 and 7-3 in 2011, the final year of play in the Great West.


2016 Honors Candidate

67 • Nick Enriquez

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Offensive Line • 6-5 • 285 • Senior • Chino Hills, CA • Chino Hills High School

Expected to start at right tackle on the offensive line this fall.

2015 -- After playing all 11 games with 10 starts at left guard as a junior, will move to right tackle this fall to fill the void left by senior Weston Walker ... part of an offensive line that helped Mustangs finish No. 1 in the nation in rushing for the third straight year ... Mustangs also were No. 3 in first downs, No. 8 in total offense, No. 10 in fewest sacks allowed and No. 17 in time of possession ... played in 2016 Spring Game. 2014 -- Started all 12 games at left guard as a sophomore en route to second-team All-Big Sky Conference honors ... part of an offensive line that helped the Mustang offense to a No. 1 national ranking in rushing, No. 4 in first downs, No. 6 in third-down conversions, No. 11 in total offense, No. 16 in fourth-down conversions and No. 17 in time of possession ... did not play in 2015 Spring Game due to injury.

2013 -- Played in 10 games on the offensive line as a redshirt freshman ... played in 2014 Spring Game. 2012 -- Redshirt.

High School -- A three-year varsity letter winner as an offensive lineman under head coach Derek Bub at Chino Hills High School, Enriquez earned a spot on the All-CIF-Southern Section Inland Division Team as well as the All-San Gabriel Valley Area Team ... also was named to the All-Sierra League and All-Inland Valley first teams ... led Huskies to a 6-5 mark in 2011, second place in the Sierra League and a berth in the CIFSouthern Section Inland Division playoffs, where they lost 39-38 to Rancho Cucamonga in the first round ... accolades as a junior include spots on the All-Sierra League first team, All-San Gabriel Valley Area Team and All-CIF-Southern Section Inland Division Team ... also lettered in baseball during his freshman and sophomore years ... named one of 25 All-Sierra League Top StudentAthletes. Personal -- Son of Jaime and Jeanette Enriquez ... one sister, Lauren ... wants to own a business ... claims to be the best NBA 2K13 player ... born November 6, 1994, in Chino Hills, Calif. ... majors in business administration. SCORING STREAK Cal Poly scored in 36 of 44 quarters last fall, including 15 consecutive quarters near the end of the season. In 2007, Cal Poly scored in 30 of its last 31 quarters, including 22 straight midway through the season, en route to a 7-4 record. The Mustangs have scored in 318 of their last 394 quarters, including 41 of 44 quarters in 2008, 31 of 44 in both 2009 and 2010, 34 of 44 in 2011, 40 of 48 in 2012, 34 of 48 in 2013 and 42 of 48 in 2014.


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2016 Honors Candidate

59 • Matt Fisher

Offensive Line • 6-5 • 280 • Senior • Danville, CA • San Ramon Valley High School

In his final season at Cal Poly, expected to start at left tackle ... nominated for 2016 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

2015 -- Started all 11 games at left tackle as a junior ... part of an offensive line that helped Mustangs finish No. 1 in the nation in rushing for the third straight year ... Mustangs also were No. 3 in first downs, No. 8 in total offense, No. 10 in fewest sacks allowed and No. 17 in time of possession ... played in 2016 Spring Game. 2014 -- Played just one game midway through his sophomore season at Weber State before reinjuring his leg ... did not play in 2015 Spring Game.

2013 -- Played in 12 games with 10 starts at left guard as a redshirt freshman ... part of an offensive line that helped Cal Poly finish first in the nation in rushing offense and No. 2 in sacks allowed ... earned All-Big Sky Conference honorable mention praise ... played in 2014 Spring Game. 2012 -- Redshirt.

High School -- Fisher anchored an offensive line that protected Cal-bound quarterback Zach Kline and led San Ramon Valley under head coach Mark Kessler to a 10-4 record, second place in the East Bay Athletic League and runner-up finish in the CIF-North Coast Section Division 1 playoffs ... Wolves lost to De La Salle 49-13 at the Oakland Coliseum ... a team captain and earned first-team All-East Bay Athletic League honors, San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro accolades and was named to the All-East Bay second team by the San Jose Mercury News ... played in the East vs. West Holiday Classic All-Star Game in December as a starting left tackle ... other honors include the Jack Fragie Award as San Ramon Valley’s most outstanding lineman, runner-up for the San Ramon Valley Rotary Club’s Peter Villa Award as the team’s most outstanding football player and CIF-North Coast Section Scholar-Athlete Award ... also was a defensive lineman and long snapper ... on defense, recorded 40 total tackles (16 solo) and recovered a fumble against Folsom ... as a junior, was a center for a team that finished 7-6 overall and was a semifinalist in the CIF-North Coast Section Division 1 playoffs ... also competed on San Ramon Valley’s wrestling team ... recruited by Air Force, Army, Colorado State and Sacramento State before choosing Cal Poly because of "the academics and school atmosphere” ... served on San Ramon Valley High’s Leadership Council as ASB Public Relations Officer and enjoys mentoring middle school students through the Leadership Impact Program ... earned Academic Letters in 2011 and 2012.

Personal -- Son of Dean and Lisa Fisher ... both parents are graduates of Johns Hopkins University ... one sister, Melissa, a water polo player at Colorado State ... wants to own a construction company ... served an internship at XL Construction during the summer of 2015 and with Bali Construction in summer of 2016 ... enjoys fishing, hunting, golfing and hiking as hobbies ... vice president of Block P, Cal Poly's letterman's club, and member of Associated Students of Construction Management ... born July 11, 1993, in Tampa, Florida ... majors in construction management.

Four of Cal Poly’s team captains for the 2016 season will be quarterback Dano Graves, rush linebackers Josh Letuligasenoa and Joseph Gigantino III and special teams player Aaryn Bouzos. The coaching staff will select two or three others

TEAM CAPTAINS in Fall Camp. Graves, a redshirt in 2015, completed 45 of 75 passes for 416 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 367 yards in his first two seasons at Cal Poly. Letuligasenoa notched 65 tackles in 2014 before sitting out

the 2015 campaign while Gigantino made 75 tackles, including 9.5 for lost yardage, as a junior last fall. Bouzos , a defensive back, notched 13 tackles, broke up a pass and recovered a fumble as a sophomore in 2015.


2016 Honors Candidate

24 • Kori Garcia

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Slot Back • 5-10 • 195 • Senior • Los Angeles, CA • Santa Monica High School

Expected to start at slot back for third straight season.

2015 -- Surpassed the 2,000-yard mark in career rushing as he netted 780 yards on 136 carries, scoring five touchdowns, as a junior slot back en route to third-team All-Big Sky Conference honors ... enters final season as a Mustang with 2,036 career yards rushing and 13 career touchdowns along with 31 catches, three for touchdowns ... averaged 5.7 yards per rush in 2015 season and surpassed the 100-yard mark three times against Montana State (114), Idaho State (146) and Portland State (131) ... scored three touchdowns in Idaho State game and also scored against Montana State and UC Davis ... longest run of season was 47 yards and it was for a touchdown against UC Davis ... caught 10 passes for 59 yards, including season-high three receptions against both Northern Iowa and North Dakota ... completed one pass for 30 yards to Chris Brown for a touchdown against UC Davis ... named team's most valuable offensive back ... named to USA College Football's 2015 Preseason FCS All-American first team ... Career Single-Game Highs broke off 18-yard run in 2016 Rushes: 20 vs. UC Davis, 2014 Spring Game. Rushing Yards: 151 vs. UC Davis, 2014 Rushing TDs: 3 vs. Idaho State, 2015 Longest Rush: 52 vs. UC Davis, 2014 Receptions: 4 vs. Southern Utah, 2014 Receiving Yards: 57 vs. Weber State, 2014 Receiving TDs: 1, Three times Longest Reception: 46 vs. Weber State, 2014

2014 -- Became the 18th Mustang all-time to rush for over 1,000 yards as he collected 1,039 yards on 157 carries (6.6 yards per carry average) and scored seven touchdowns en route to All-Big Sky Conference second-team honors ... longest run of season was 52 yards against UC Davis and also broke off a 42-yard run against Sacramento State ... five 100-yard games rushing, including season-high 151 yards and one touchdown against UC Davis and 141 yards and one score against Sacramento State ... also broke 100-yard mark against Portland State, Montana State and Idaho State ... caught 17 passes for 146 yards and a pair of touchdowns (Weber State, Montana)n ... four catches in Southern Utah contest ... completed one pass for 23 yards to Chris Brown for a touchdown against Weber State ... started all 12 games ... did not play in 2015 Spring Game.

2013 -- Played in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman, backing up Kristaan Ivory at slot back ... ran 55 times for 217 yards, scoring once on a one-yard run in third quarter at UC Davis ... season-high 56 yards on 18 trips against Northern Arizona and added 43 yards in UC Davis game ... also caught four passes for 37 yards, including a 14-yard reception from Chris Brown for a touchdown in the third quarter against Portland State ... played in 2014 Spring Game, leading the offense with 66 yards on 11 carries, including three runs of 10 or more yards ... also caught three passes for 11 yards.

2012 -- Redshirt ... expected to back up the slotbacks in Cal Poly’s offensive backfield this fall ... carried the ball nine times for 56 yards in 2013 Spring Game.

High School -- Garcia led Santa Monica, under head coach Travis Clark, to its first Ocean League title in 10 years, an 11-2 overall record and into the semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section Western Division playoffs in 2011 ... Garcia, a running back and linebacker, was named most valuable player of the Ocean League after rushing 193 times for 1,339 yards and 18 touchdowns, catching nine passes for 105 yards and two more scores and securing 76 total tackles (53 solo) and a trio of interceptions, on defense ... rushed for 207 yards on 27 carries and one score against Culver City, scored four touchdowns against Hawthorne and made a season-high 15 tackles against Inglewood ... on defense, recorded three sacks, three fumble recoveries and forced two fumbles ... a three-year starter ... earned first-team All-Ocean League honors three times -- as a running back as a sophomore and as a defensive back in his junior and senior seasons ... named to the All-CIF-Southern Section Western Division first team and was Ocean League MVP as a senior ... as a junior (2010), rushed for 856 yards and nine touchdowns, caught nine passes for 17 yards and notched 46 total tackles (30 solo), two interceptions and five pass breakups ... as a sophomore, recorded 263 yards and two touchdowns rushing and made 52 tackles (40 solo) ... visited the University of San Diego and Georgetown before choosing Cal Poly. Rushing Receiving KO Returns Personal -- Son of Raymond and Kelly Garcia ... one sister, Brittany ... Year No. Yds TD LG No. Yds TD LG No. Yds TD LG lists swimming, bike riding and hiking as hobbies ... enjoys "experiencing 2012 Redshirt new things and new adventures" ... wants to be a professional football player 2013 55 217 1 15 4 37 1 16 0 0 0 0 or own his own business ... has worked at the San Luis Obispo Children's 2014 1571039 7 52 17 146 2 46 0 0 0 0 136 780 5 47 10 59 0 31 0 0 0 0 Museum ... born June 10, 1994, in Santa Monica, Calif. ... majors in industrial 2015 Totals: 3482036 13 52 31 242 3 46 0 0 0 0 technology.


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2016 Honors Candidate

36 • Joseph Gigantino III

Linebacker • 6-2 • 230 • Senior • San Jose, CA • Bellarmine Prep

Expected to start at Mike (middle) linebacker this fall.

2015 -- Cal Poly's SAM (outside) linebacker as a junior, starting all 11 games, and is No. 1 on the preseason depth chart at the MIKE (middle) linebacker spot this fall ... third on the team with 75 total tackles (40 solo), including 9.5 tackles for lost yardage and 2.5 sacks ... career-high 12 tackles against Eastern Washington ... also earned nine tackles in win at Montana ... recovered a fumble in Montana contest ... notched pass breakup against Arizona State and was credited with quarterback hurries againt Montana State and Sacramento State ... earned sacks against Portland State and Sacramento State ... made one tackle in limited duty during 2016 Spring Game.

2014 -- Played in five games as a sophomore, backing up the linebackers ... made three tackles, all solo stops ... one each against Sacramento State, Montana and Montana State ... forced a fumble in the Sacramento State contest ... made three tackles, including one for lost yardage, in 2015 Spring Game. 2013 -- Played in four games as a redshirt freshman, backing up the middle linebackers ... earned one solo tackle against San Diego and it was for a loss of two yards ... did not play in 2014 Spring Game due to injury. 2012 -- Redshirt ... no tackles in 2013 Spring Game.

High School -- Gigantino earned first-team All-West Catholic Athletic League honors three times and was named the league’s most valuable linebacker as a senior, leading the Bells under head coach Mike Janda to a 12-2 record, WCAL title, CIF-Central Coast Section Open Division championship and a berth in the state Division I title game, won by Santa Margarita 42-37 at the Home Depot Center in Carson ... caught eight passes as a tight end, scoring one touchdown against San Leandro, and notched 91 tackles and 12 sacks as a linebacker, recording two sacks in state title game ... earned first-team All-Central Coast Section honors as selected by the San Jose Mercury News and also was chosen the section’s defensive player of the year and team defensive MVP ... also landed on Cal-Hi Sports’ all-state second team, the Career Single-Game Highs San Francisco Chronicle’s All-Metro Team and the All-NorCal first team as selected by NorCalPreps.com ... named to Max Preps’ All-State Division I first team as a linebacker and ESPN’s Cal-High all-state sec- Tackles: 12 vs. Eastern Washington, 2015 ond team ... also earned varsity letters as a junior and sophomore ... Bellarmine Prep was 9-3 in 2010, fin- Solo Tackles: 6 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015; vs. Eastern Washington, 2015 ishing second in the WCAL and reaching the semifinals of the CIF-Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs ... named team MVP, first-team All-WCAL and All-CIF-Central Coast Section second team as a Assisted Tackles: 7 vs. Southern Utah, 2015 junior ... Bells were 11-2-1 in 2009, shared first place with Archbishop Mitty in the WCAL, won another Tackles for Lost Yardage: 2.5 vs. Portland State, 2015 CIF-Central Coast Section Open Division title and was state Division I runnerup, losing to Oceanside 24- Sacks: 1.5 vs. Portland State, 2015 Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. Sacramento State, 2014 19 ... intercepted two passes and forced four fumbles in sophomore season en route to the first of his three Fumble Recoveries: 1 vs. Montana, 2015 first-team All-WCAL honors. Interceptions: 0 Pass Breakups: 1 vs. Arizona State, 2015

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Last fall Cal Poly finished its 97th season of football since 1915 and the 22nd season of playing at the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) level. The Mustangs played their 100th game as an FCS member at UTEP on Sept. 6, 2003, earned their 100th win Oct. 9, 2010, at Old Dominion and played their 200th FCS game Nov. 19, 2011, at South Alabama. The Mustangs, 135-112 as an FCS school, moved to Division I-

AA from Division II in 1994 and were members of the now-defunct American West Conference (Southern Utah, Sacramento State, Cal State Northridge), before becoming an independent in 1996. After eight years as an FCS Independent, the Mustangs became a charter member of the Great West Football Conference in 2004. After eight seasons in the Great West, Cal Poly moved to the Big Sky Conference in 2012.

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2016 Honors Candidate

7 • Dano Graves

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Quarterback • 5-10 • 190 • Senior • Folsom, CA • Folsom High School

After battling three other quarterbacks for playing time in 2013 and backing up Chris Brown in 2014, utilized his redshirt year in 2015 ... listed No. 1 on the preseason depth chart at quarterback in final season as a Mustang.

2015 -- Redshirt ... in 2013 and 2014 campaigns rushed for 536 yards and five touchdowns and completed 51 of 85 passes for 499 yards and four scores in 11 games ... “Dano is a team leader,” said head coach Tim Walsh. “Anytime you have a guy who has started five games over the last two years and has only lost four or five games in his entire career, high school and college, you’ve got to be excited.” ... Graves engineered a 70-yard, 12-play drive to open the 2016 Spring Game ... completed three of four passes for 33 yards and rushed three times for nine yards ... "He had a really good command of what we were doing during the first 12 plays of the Spring Game," said Walsh. “He really understands our offense." 2014 -- As Brown's backup, played in five games and completed six of 10 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown, a 49-yard strike to Chris Nicholls in the season finale at San Diego ... rushed for 94 yards and two scores against Toreros as well ... for season rushed for 169 yards on 31 carries Career Single-Game Highs with five going for Rushes: 18 vs. Northern Arizona, 2013 touchdowns ... longest Rushing Yards: 116 vs. Weber State, 2013 run was 21 yards for a Rushing TDs: 2 vs. San Diego, 2014 touchdown against Longest Rush: 28 vs. Weber State, 2013 San Diego ... did not Completions: 13 vs. Weber State, 2013; vs. Montana, 2013 Attempts: 22 vs. Northern Arizona, 2013 play in 2015 Spring Passing Yards: 169 vs. Weber State, 2013 Game. Interceptions: 3 vs. Eastern Washington, 2013 Passing TDs: 3 vs. Weber State, 2013 Longest Pass: 49 (Chris Nicholls) vs. San Diego, 2014

2013 -- Emerged from a four-man preseason quarterback battle by playing in six games, including five starts, as a sophomore after transferring to Cal Poly from Air Force two weeks prior to spring drills ... completed 45 of 75 passes (60 percent) for 416 yards and three touchdowns ... all three scores were in first start of season against Weber State, when he completed 13 of 16 passes for 169 yards ... also rushed for 116 yards on 17 carries against Wildcats ... completed 13 of 18 passes for 95 yards and rushed for 91 yards on 14 trips against Montana and connected on 11 of 22 passes for 115 yards and rushed 18 times for 86 yards against Northern Arizona ... finished year with 367 rushing yards on 68 carries, averaging 5.4 yards per trip ... longest run was 28 yards against Weber State ... played in 2014 Spring Game and completed all five passes for 54 yards ... also rushed four times for seven yards.

Air Force -- Attended Air Force Academy for two years ... split time with Jaleel Awini as starting quarterback for the Prep School team that went 6-3 in 2011 and 5-2 in the highly competitive Jayhawk Conference at the community college level ... played on Air Force’s junior varsity team in 2012 ... transferred to Cal Poly in time for 2013 spring ball and completed two of eight passes for 22 yards in 2013 Spring Game ... gained 45 yards on 11 rushes.

High School -- A highly decorated quarterback and 2010 MaxPreps National Player of the Year as a senior under head coach Kris Richardson at Folsom High School ... completed 236 of 363 passes (65 percent) for 3,702 yards and 62 touchdowns ... also rushed for 994 yards and 23 more scores ... his 85 touchdowns is a state record ... led Folsom to a 14-1 record and state Division II championship ... named Sacramento Bee player of the year and Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Football state player of the year ... scored six touchdowns against Grant for CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Division II title ... also scored six touchdowns in the mud at Home Depot Center in Carson to lead Folsom to 48-20 win over Serra for state Division II crown ... intercepted just six times on 363 attempts ... as a junior accumulated 4,756 yards and 66 touchdowns rushing and passing, giving him 9,452 yards and 151 touchdowns over two seasons ... Folsom won 25 of 28 games in 2010 and 2011 ... in two-year prep career, Graves completed 482 of 690 passes (70 percent) for 7,584 yards and 114 touchdowns and rushed for 1,868 yards and 37 more scores ... compiled 23 games of 200-plus yards passing (career-high 466 against Sheldon in 2009) and five games of 100-plus yards rushing (career-high 160 against Del Oro in 2009) ... also played baseball at Folsom, hitting .320 as a senior in 2011 ... also considered Sacramento State in the recruiting process. Personal -- Son of David and Angela Graves ...both parents are Cal Poly graduates and father was a three-year starting safety for the Mustangs from 198789 ... one brother, David, who played quarterback at Hawai’i and now is a high school Rushing Passing Year No. Yards TD LG Comp. Att. Int. Pct. Yds. TD LG assistant coach ... enjoys wakeboarding, surfing, snorkeling, music and playing the guitar 2011-12 Air Force Prep as hobbies ... plays coed soccer with his par2013 68 367 0 28 45 75 5 .600 416 3 38 ents during summer break ... took snaps from 2014 31 169 5 21 6 10 0 .600 83 1 49 Stephen Sippel since Dano was 9 years old ... 2015 Redshirt born March 24, 1993, in Folsom, Calif. ... Totals: 99 536 5 28 51 85 5 .600 499 4 49 industrial technology major.


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2016 Honors Candidate

3 • Kevin Griffin

Defensive Back • 6-1 • 180 • Junior • El Cerrito, CA • De La Salle HS / Washington State

Expected to move from left safety to right cornerback this fall, replacing Karlton Dennis.

2015 -- Played in all 11 games with starts in the first four contests of the season at left safety ... earned 27 tackles (12 solo), including seasonhigh eight stops against Northern Iowa ... made 1.5 tackles for lost yardage, including one sack, in Northern Iowa contest ... recovered a fumble at Arizona State and returned an interception 10 yards against Northern Iowa ... transferred to Cal Poly in time to participate in 2015 Spring Camp and played in 2015 Spring Game, earning three tackles. Career Single-Game Highs

Tackles: 8 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015 Solo Tackles: 4 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015 Assisted Tackles: 5 vs. Montana, 2015 Tackles for Lost Yardage: 1.5 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015 Sacks: 1.0 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015 Forced Fumbles: 0 Fumble Recoveries: 1 vs. Arizona State, 2015 Interceptions: 1 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015 Pass Breakups: 1 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015 Quarterback Hurries: 0

Washington State -- Griffin played in three games, including one start, as a true freshman at Washington State last fall, recording a pair of tackles ... start was against Oregon State ... Cougars finished 3-9 in 2014.

High School -- A 2014 graduate of De La Salle High School in?Concord, where as a senior under head coach Justin Alumbaugh he notched 67 total tackles (54 solo), three for lost yardage, along with three interceptions, six pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... named All-State Third Team by CalHiSports.com and also earned All-Metro League (San Francisco Bay Area) honorable mention and All-East Bay Athletic League First Team ... helped his team to a 14-1 record, losing only in the state title game which snapped a 40-game winning streak ... was rated three stars by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com and was ranked as the No. 50 cornerback prospect in the country by ESPN.com ... Scout.com had him ranked as the ninth-best cornerback in the West, No. 54 in the nation and the No. 88 overall prospect in the state of California ... as a junior, Griffin was named to the All-East Bay Athletic League Second Team after recording 45 total tackles (38 solo), three pass breakups, one forced fumble and one blocked field goal.

Personal -- Son of Derik and Jennifer Calhoun ... one brother, DJ, who played football at Arizona State, and twl sisters, Deanna and Bella ... enjoys drawing as a hobby ... lists Charles Woodson and Richard Sherman as the biggest influences on his life as an athlete because they are "great students of the game" ... born June 7, 1996, in Berkeley, Calif. --- majors in communication studies.

Tackles Year Solo Asst. Total 2014 (WSU) 2 0 2 15 27 2015 (CP) 12 Totals: 14 15 29

The Home Team

Cal Poly’s football alumni association has arrived! We are The Home Team!

Our Mission: To build an army of Cal Poly Mustang Football alumni, parents, fans, businesses and all who desire to show their appreciation for what they received; a football scholarship, college admission and a Cal Poly degree. This army of donors will dedicate themselves to foster a “give back” philosophy that will ensure future Mustangs the same opportunity and experience year after year. Collectively, the HomeTeam will effectively raise and gift funds exclusively for the benefit of the Cal Poly Football Program while keeping annual donations at affordable levels ($150 per season) so all can participate. Our Steering Committee: By working hand in hand with the athletic department to accomplish this incredible dream of becoming a Division I football program, a small body of local

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alumni is contacting and appointing one or more captains from each team over the last 50 years of football to serve on the steering committee. The steering committee is a collective group of alumni who will be directly responsible for contacting all seniors from their respective teams to report back to the administration with updated contact information and annual membership commitments. Over 300 football alumni joined in the very first year and the goal is to reach 1,500 members.

Annual Membership: Cal Poly Athletic Advancement will sponsor two alumni functions (Fall/Spring) during each academic year. If you are not currently receiving Home Team information, Cal Poly Football or Alumni events, please call 805-7567188. Make check payable to Cal Poly Athletic Advancement (Note: The Home Team) and mail to: Cal Poly Athletic Advancement, Attn: The Home Team, One Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0388.


2016 Honors Candidate

63 • Joey Kuperman

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Offensive Line • 6-1 • 295 • Junior • San Diego, CA • Cathedral Catholic High School

Expected to take over for three-year starter Stephen Sippel as Cal Poly's center this fall.

2015 -- Made all 11 starts as the right guard on Cal Poly's offensive line ... earned All-Big Sky Conference honorable mention praise ... part of an offensive line that helped Mustangs finish No. 1 in the nation in rushing for the third straight year ... Mustangs also were No. 3 in first downs, No. 8 in total offense, No. 10 in fewest sacks allowed and No. 17 in time of possession ... played in 2016 Spring Game ... played in 2016 Spring Game.

2014 -- Played in all 12 games, including a start at left guard in season finale at San Diego ... part of an offensive line that helped the Mustang offense to a No. 1 national ranking in rushing, No. 4 in first downs, No. 6 in third-down conversions, No. 11 in total offense, No. 16 in fourth-down conversions and No. 17 in time of possession ... played in 2015 Spring Game. 2013 -- Redshirt ... played in 2014 Spring Game.

High School -- Kuperman capped his senior season under head coach Sean Doyle at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego by landing a spot on the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Second Team (Medium Schools) as an offensive lineman. He also earned second-team CIF-San Diego Section and first-team All-Eastern League honors and was named to the 2012 n Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Football Team. Kuperman also was a team co-captain, voted the team's best lineman and earned first-team All-San Diego Section honors as selected by Southern California Preps. The Dons were 0-11 in 2012, one year after capturing the CIF-San Diego Section Division III title with a 12-1 record. Kuperman earned second-team All-Eastern League honors, was the lone junior starter on the Dons' offensive line in 2011 and was named defensive lineman MVP of the National Underclass Combine. Besides Cal Poly, Kuperman was recruited by Air Force, Navy, Army, San Diego, UC Davis and San Diego State, selecting Cal Poly "for multiple reasons: the great education it offers and then the opportunity to play football. I thought that there is no better place to do that than at Cal Poly. When I took my official visit, I just loved the school. I like the fact that it was close to home so my family can see me play. The atmosphere around the school was great and I also considered the opportunities I would have graduating from Cal Poly." Kuperman, a threeyear varsity football letter winner, also was a four-year rugby starter, played on three SoCal championship teams, a pair of runner-up squads and earned numerous postseason honors. He was invited to try out for the High School All-American Rugby Team in 2010 and competed on the 2011 Southern California Griffins All-Star Rugby Team. Personal -- Son of Alton and Morijo Kuperman ... both parents are lawyers ... one sister, Madi ... enjoys playing golf in his free time and is a certified Scuba diver ... member of Block P, Cal Poly's letterman club ... born June 2, 1995, in San Diego, Calif. ... majors in business administration.

2016 Travel Plans

Nevada Leave: Wednesday, August 31, Bus to Reno Return: Friday, Sept. 2, Bus to San Luis Obispo Hotel: Grand Sierra Hotel, Reno, NV (775) 789-2000

South Dakota State Leave: Friday, Sept. 16, Bus to Santa Maria; Fly to Sioux Falls, S.D. (Allegiant, Charter) Return: Saturday, Sept. 17, Sioux Falls to Santa Maria Hotel: Holiday Inn City Centre, Sioux Falls, S.D. (605) 339-2000

North Dakota Leave: Friday, Sept. 30, Bus to Santa Maria; Fly to Grand Forks, N.D. (Allegiant, Charter) Return: Saturday, Oct. 1, Grand Forks to Santa Maria Hotel: Canad Inn, Grand Forks, N.D. (701) 772-8404

Portland State Leave: Thursday, Oct. 13, Bus to San Jose; Fly to Portland, OR (Southwest) Return: Sunday, Oct. 16, Portland to San Jose Hotel: Embassy Suites, Washington Square. (503) 644-4000

Sacramento State Leave: Friday, Oct. 28, bus to Sacramento, CA Return: Saturday, Oct. 29, bus to San Luis Obispo Hotel: Courtyard Sacramento Midtown. (916) 455-6800

Weber State Leave: Friday, Nov. 11, Bus to Santa Maria; Fly to Ogden, Utah (Allegiant, Charter) Return: Saturday, Nov. 12, Ogden to Santa Maria Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Ogden (801) 627-1190

FCS Polls

The FCS Coaches and Sports Network Media preseason polls were released in early August and Cal Poly will open the 2016 football season unranked but receiving votes in both polls. Cal Poly finished the 2012 season ranked No. 12 in the Sports Network media poll and No. 11 in the FCS Coaches poll. The Mustangs were ranked in numerous 2013 and 2014 preseason polls. Highest ranking in 2011 was No. 11 in both polls after Week 7. The Mustangs were as high as No. 13 in 2010 and finished No. 24 in the media poll and No. 23 in the coaches poll. In 2009 Cal Poly was ranked from No. 12 to No. 29 in the preseason polls, but was not ranked in any final poll. The Mustangs were ranked from No. 6 to No. 13 in the various preseason polls in 2008 and were ranked as high as No. 3 in the coaches and media polls before settling for No. 8 in the FCS Coaches Poll and No. 10 in The Sports Network’s media poll. In 2007, Cal Poly was ranked as high as No. 10 during the regular season and finished No. 24 in the Sports Network poll. The Mustangs finished the 2006 season ranked 16th in The Sports Network poll and No. 14 in the College Sporting News poll. Ranked as high as No. 3 in 2005, the Mustangs settled for a No. 6 final ranking. Cal Poly was ranked No. 17 by The Sports Network and No. 16 by ESPN/USA Today in 2004. Prior to that, Cal Poly's highest ranking was No. 14 after winning its first three games in 2003. Cal Poly was ranked No. 16 in the final poll of the 1997 season, finishing 10-1.


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2016 Honors Candidate

48 • Josh Letuligasenoa

Linebacker • 6-2 • 263 • Senior • Sacramento, CA • Elk Grove High School

Listed No. 1 at rush linebacker on the prseason depth chart.

2015 -- Missed junior season as he was academically ineligible ... made three tackles in 2016 Spring Game, including a sack and a tackle for lost yardage ... also notched a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry ... USA College Football Preseason FCS AllAmerican honorable mention prior to 2015 campaign. 2014 -- Started all 12 games as a sophomore at defensive end and recorded 65 tackles (29 solo) en route to AllBig Sky Conference honorable mention praise ... also earned team's Mel Kaufman Award, presented annually to the Mustang who most exemplifies the virtues that Kaufman, the four-time winner of a Super Bowl ring, displayed on and off the field ... season-high 11 tackles in season opener at New Mexico State and 10 more stops against both Northern Arizona and Weber State ... 6.0 tackles for lost yardage with 3.0 of them recorded as sacks against South Dakota State, Montana and San Diego ... forced two fumbles and returned one fumble 11 yards against San Diego ... quarterback hurries logged against Northern Arizona and Montana, with one pass breakup in Portland State game ... four tackles in 2015 Spring Game. 2013 -- Played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman, backing up the defensive ends ... recorded five tackles -one in each of five games ... his tackle in San Diego contest was a sack for an eight-yard loss ... made a pair of tackles in 2014 Spring Game. 2012 -- Redshirt ... no tackles in 2013 Spring Game.

High School -- A younger brother of Cal Poly offensive lineman Lefi Letuligasenoa, Josh recorded 109 tackles (58 solo) as a senior under head coach Chris Nixon at Elk Grove High School. Letuligasenoa also notched 1.5 sacks, two pass breakups, a pair of fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. He recorded double-digit tackles in six games and also caught 11 passes for 178 yards and one touchdown (vs. River City) as a tight end. A team captain, Letuligasenoa led the Thundering Herd to a 12-1 record, Delta Valley League title and a berth in the semifinal round of the CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs, where Elk Grove lost to Folsom. He earned firstteam All-Delta Valley League and second-team All-State honors and was selected to play in the East vs. West Holiday Classic All-Star Game ... As a junior, Letuligasenoa caught five passes for 68 yards and, on defense, made 68 tackles (50 solo), 1.5 sacks and again forced two fumbles and recovered two others. In wrestling, Letuligasenoa was a four-time Delta Valley League champion, finished third in the 2011 CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Championships and posted a 2-2 mark in the 2011 state meet at 215 pounds. He was 1-2 in the 2012 state finals at 220. Letuligasenoa won the 2011 Delta Valley League title in the discus (146-11) and placed sixth in the shot put (411 3/4).

Personal -- Son of Maaka and Stacie Letuligasenoa ... both parents are Sacramento State graduates ... two brothers, Lefi, a four-year offensive lineman at Cal Poly from 2010-13, and Noah, a member of the Cal Poly football team in 2015 ... uncle Alameda Taiamu plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL ... lists video games, singing and hanging out with friends as hobbies ... born February 2, 1994, in Sacramento, Calif. ... majors in industrial technology. Career Single-Game Highs Tackles Year Solo Asst. Total 2012 Redshirt 2013 3 2 5 2014 29 36 65 Did Not Play 2015 Totals: 32 38 70

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2016 Honors Candidate

39 • R.J. Mazolewski

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Linebacker • 6-0 • 225 • Junior • Mission Viejo, CA • Santa Margarita Catholic High School

After backing up the outside linebackers in 2015, is listed No. 1 on the preseason depth chart at WILL (outside) linebacker this fall.

2015 -- Played in all 11 games with one start against Southern Utah at outside linebacker ... fourth on the team with 71 total tackles (42 solo) ... career-high 12 tackles against Eastern Washington and 10 more in Southern Utah contest ... also had nine tackles in season opener at Montana ... 7.5 tackles for lost yardage, including sacks against Northern Iowa and Montana State ... recovered a fumble in season finale against North Dakota ... four pass breakups for season, one each against Montana, Idaho State, Eastern Washington and UC Davis ... two tackles in 2016 Spring Game.

2014 -- Played in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman, backing up the Will (outside) linebackers (Cameron Ontko and Burt De Career Single-Game Highs

Tackles: 12 vs. Eastern Washington, 2015 Solo Tackles: 8 vs. Eastern Washington, 2015 Assisted Tackles: 6 vs. Montana, 2015; vs. Southern Utah, 2015 Tackles for Lost Yardage: 2.0 vs. Eastern Washington, 2015 Sacks: 1.0, Six times Forced Fumbles: 0 Fumble Recoveries: 1 vs. North Dakota, 2015 Quarterback Hurries: 0 Pass Breakups: 1 Four times

Koning) ... recorded nine tackles, including a pair of solo stops in season finale at San Diego ... made two assisted tackles in 2015 Spring Game.

2013 -- Redshirt ... solidified his spot on the roster by making 11 tackles in 2014 Spring Game.

High School -- Mazolewski amassed 123 total tackles, a school record for a safety, as a senior under head coach Harry Welch at Santa Margarita Catholic High School ... six games of 10 or more tackles, including a season-high 17 against St. John Bosco, and also recorded three interceptions, five pass deflections and one forced fumble ... also returned 13 kickoffs for a 19.1 average, including a 62-yarder for a touchdown against Carson ... earned first-team All-Trinity League honors and second-team AllOrange County accolades ... Eagles were 9-3 in 2012, finished third in the Trinity League at 3-2 and reached the quarterfinal round of the CIF-Southern Section Pac 5 playoffs ... earned second-team All-Trinity League honors as a junior after notching 67 tackles and intercepting four passes, helping the Eagles to a 13-2 overall record and CIF-Southern Section Pac 5 and state Division I titles ... played in the Orange County North vs. South All-Star Game ... also played lacrosse ... a California Scholastic Federation member with a grade-point average above 3.50 ... visited Tabor College, Stonehill College, Azusa Pacific and University of San Diego before choosing Cal Poly. Tackles Sacks Fumbles Passes Personal -- Son of Pete and Kathleen Mazolewski ... both parents are Year Solo Asst. Total TFL-Y No.-Yds. FF FR-Y Int. PB UCLA graduates ... three brothers, Connor, Peter and Adam, and five sisters, 2013 Redshirt 2014 8 1 9 0.0-0 0.0 0 0-0 0 0 Cassie, Hannah, Noelle, Grace and Olivia ... cousin Kyle De Laurell lettered 42 29 71 7.5-30 2.0-17 0 1-0 0 4 four years in ice hockey at Air Force Academy ... born January 9, 1995, in Las 2015 Totals: 50 30 80 7.5-30 2.0-17 0 1-0 0 4 Vegas, Nevada ... majors in kinesiology. August Khaleel Jenkins Ross Berry September Chris Santini Nicolas Marrone Joshua Jeter Jared Mohamed Carter Coats Anders Turner

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Dominic Frasch Malcolm Davis Alex Suchesk Billy Shipman Casey Sublette Max Betkowski Kory Fox Dan Sanchez December Darren Adjei

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Tiasamo Savusa Junior Gaitan Paul Trujillo-Langdon Jerek Rosales Cameron Crump Lepi Lataimua Victor Beglitsoff J.J. Koski Josh Day Marcus Paige-Allen

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2016 Honors Candidate

1 • B.J. Nard

Defensive Back • 6-2 • 212 • Junior • Bakersfield, CA • Frontier High School

After a redshirt year and missing first two seasons due to injury, played in all 11 games as a sophomore in 2015, his fourth year with the Mustangs ... granted a medical redshirt and will be a junior this fall ... begins fall camp No. 1 on the preseason depth chart at right safety.

2015 -- Intercepted three passes in first game at Cal Poly following a threeyear wait, leading Mustangs to season-opening victory at Montana ... those were his only three interceptions of the year ... notched 62 total tackles (36 solo) ... combined on a tackle for lost yardage against Arizona State ... season-high nine tackles against Northern Iowa and eight more against Arizona State ... earned pass breakups against Montana and UC Davis ... notched pair of tackles in 2016 Spring Game. 2014 -- Missed entire sophomore season due to knee injury suffered in August 2013 ... played in 2015 Spring Game, collecting a pair of tackles. 2013 -- Missed redshirt freshman season after injuring a knee in 2013 Fall Camp ... did not play in 2014 Spring Game, continuing rehabilitation. 2012 -- Redshirt ... recorded five tackles in 2013 Spring Game.

High School -- Under head coach Rich Cornford at Frontier High School in Bakersfield, Nard earned All-Area honors twice and All-Southwest Yosemite League accolades three times, including Co-Most Valuable Defensive Player as a senior ... also recruited by Army, was a versatile player in his senior season, rushing for 302 yards and three touchdowns in three Career Single-Game Highs late-season games, including runs of 72 and 76 yards, catching 38 passes for 580 yards and three scores, Tackles: 9 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015 notching 59 total tackles (45 solo) as a defensive back (including 17 against Stockdale), intercepting four Solo Tackles: 7 vs. Arizona State, 2015 passes (two in playoff game against Hoover) and averaging 53.3 yards on four kickoff returns (including Assisted Tackles: 5 vs. Montana, 2015 95-yard return for a TD against Bakersfield) ... Frontier was 5-6 overall but reached second round of Tackles for Lost Yardage: 0.5 vs. Arizona State, 2015 CIF-Central Section Division II playoffs ... played in the Bakersfield Arene Bowl All-Star Game and ran Sacks: 0 11 yards for a touchdown ... as a junior, caught 50 passes for 736 yards and eight touchdowns and earned Forced Fumbles: 0 Fumble Recoveries: 0 83 total tackles (65 solo), including 14 in a playoff game against Lemoore, en route to first-team AllInterceptions: 3 vs. Montana, 2015 SWYL honors as a wide receiver ... as a sophomore, caught 25 passes for 401 yards and a pair of touchPass Breakups: 1 vs. Montana, 2015; vs. UC Davis, 2015 downs and recorded 52 total tackles (32 solo) and two interceptions (both against Stockdale), earning Quarterback Hurries: 0 first-team All-SWYL accolades as a defensive back ... Frontier was 11-2 overall in 2009, reaching the semifinals of the CIF-Central Section Division II playoffs ... also lettered in track and field, competing in the sprints and high jump, as well as in basketball, averaging 8.8 points and 3.6 rebounds as a sophomore ... member of the Good Guys Club and BEST.

Personal -- Son of Benny and Earlene Nard ... two brothers, Deonta and Steve, and five sisters, Vera, Raychel, Bianca, Nya and Tryphena ... enjoys dancing, working out, family time, drawing and hanging out with friends as hobbies ... member of Associated Students Inc. and Black Student Union ... nickname is Future, one of his favorite rap artists ... born February 5, 1994, in Michigan ... recreation, parks and tourism major with a concentration in sports management. Darren Adjei . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Uh-JAY Anthony Ayllon . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aye-YAWN Victor Beglitsoff . . . . . . . . . . . . .BEG-lit-soff Max Betkowski . . . . . . . . . . . .Bet-COW-ski Ryan Boehm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BAYM Aaron Bouzos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BOO-zose Sean Davitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DAA-vitt Chibuikem Dunu . . . . . . . . . . . . .Duh-NEW Alex Egurbide . . . . . . . . . .Egg-ur-BEE-duh Fino Elisaia . . . . .FEEN-oh ee-luh-SIGH-uh Saia Fonongaloa . .FOE-nong-guh-LOW-ah Dominic Frasch . . . . . .Rhymes with Crash Zach Fuchs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FOOKS Junior Gaitan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .GAY-ton Dalton Gehringer . . . . . . . . . .GARE-in-jure

Tackles Sacks Year Solo Asst. Total TFL-Y No.-Yds. 2012 Redshirt 2013 Injured -- Did Not Play 2014 Injured -- Did Not Play 36 26 62 0.5-1 0.0-0 2015 Totals: 36 26 62 0.5-1 0.0-0

Pronunciation Guide

Joseph Gigantino . . . . . . . .Jig-un-TEEN-oh Colin Goebel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .GO-bull Dano Graves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DAN-oh Tre Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tray Kitu Humphrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ki-TWO Khaleel Jenkins . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kuh-LEE-ul Joshua Jeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .GEE-turr J.J. Koski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .KOSS-ski Joey Kuperman . . . . . . . . . .COOP-er-man Kelepi Lataimua . . . . . . . . . .Luh-tie-MOO-uh Josh Letuligasenoa .Le-TU-lee-yah-se-NO-uh Nicolas Marrone . . . . . . . . . . . .Muh-ROAN RJ Mazolewski . . . . . . . . .Maz-oh-LOU-ski Leroy Mealancon . . . . . . .Me-ah-LAN-cone Jared Mohamed . . . . . . . . . .Moe-HAH-med

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2016 Honors Candidate

73 • Marcus Paige-Allen

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Defensive Tackle • 5-10 • 280 • Senior • Sacramento, CA • Sheldon High School

Listed No. 1 on preseason depth chart at nose tackle on the defensive line ... will be challenged by Fino Elisaia.

2015 -- Started all 11 games on defensive line at tackle ... made 25 total tackles (12 solo), including season-high six tackles against UC Davis, en route to All-Big Skky Conference honorable mention praise ... also earned share of team's most valuable defensive lineman award ... 4.5 tackles for lost yardage, including a sack against UC Davis ... earned a pass breakup against Portland State and blocked a Sacramento State field goal attempt ... notched pair of tackles in 2016 Spring Game ... USA College Football Preseason FCS AllAmerican honorable mention prior to 2015 season.

2014 -- Started all 12 games at tackle alongside Chris Lawrence on the defensive line as a sophomore ... notched 40 tackles (12 solo), including 4.0 for lost yardage en route to All-Big Sky Conference thirdteam honors ... one sack in Southern Utah contest ... season-high seven tackles at South Dakota State and six more in season finale at San Diego ... recovered a Career Single-Game Highs

Tackles: 7 vs. South Dakota State, 2014 Solo Tackles: 4 vs. U. San Diego, 2014; vs. UC Davis, 2015 Assisted Tackles: 7 vs. South Dakota State, 2014 Tackles for Lost Yardage: 1.0, Seven times Sacks: 1.0 vs. Southern Utah, 2014; vs. UC Davis, 2015 Forced Fumbles: 0 Fumble Recoveries: 1 vs. Weber State, 2014 Interceptions: 0 Pass Breakups: 1 vs. Idaho State, 2014; vs. U. San Diego, 2014; vs. Portland State, 2015 Quarterback Hurries: 1 vs. Southern Utah, 2014

fumble in Weber State contest ... quarterback hurry against Southern Utah and two pass breakups (Idaho State, San Diego) ... made three tackles (one for lost yardage) in 2015 Spring Game. 2013 -- Played in one game as a redshirt freshman ... did not record any statistics in Weber State game ... made three tackles in 2014 Spring Game. 2012 -- Redshirt.

2011 -- Grayshirt.

Tackles Sacks Fumbles Passes Year Solo Asst. Total TFL-Y No.-Yds. FF FR-Y Int. PB 2012 Redshirt 2013 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0 2014 12 28 40 4.0-7 1.0-2 0 1-0 0 2 12 13 25 4.5-15 1.0-9 0 0-0 0 1 2015 Totals: 24 41 65 8.5-22 2.0-11 0 1-0 0 3

High School -Paige-Allen, a nephew of former Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers standout Larry Allen, was named Delta River League co-defensive player of the year as a senior under head coach Josh Crabtree at Sheldon High School ... bench pressed 440 pounds in high school and played defensive tackle and offensive guard ... notched 72 total tackles (34 solo), along with two sacks and a fumble recovery as a senior ... season high was 12 tackles against Oak Ridge, one of four double-digit games in tackles ... Sheldon was 4-6 in 2010, including a 2-3 mark for a third-place tie in the Delta River League ... as a junior, earned 54 tackles (20 solo) and five sacks en route to first-team all-Delta River League honors, leading Huskies to second round of CIF-Sac-Joaquin playoffs ... all-league honorable mention as a sophomore.

Personal -- Son of Von and Candace Allen ... uncle Larry Allen was a 12-time Pro Bowl selection who played 14 years in the NFL and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in July 2015 ... three brothers, Dakarai, Vonathon and Philip, and four sisters, Kamari, Ivette, Niqua and Kailoni ... Dakarai plays basketball at San Diego State ... aspires to be a sports analyst ... hobbies include public speaking and social interaction ... has served as a Special Olympics volunteer ... plans to raise non-profit money in his senior project ... born Dec. 30, 1992, in Long Beach, CA ... recreation, parks and tourism administration major.

Cal Poly Football Photo Archives

From the Cal Poly football archives (left to right): 1905 team, 1924 team, and, in photo at right, Perry Jeter and Stan Sheriff talk strategy with Alex Bravo.


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2016 Honors Candidate

97 • Jason Patterson

Defensive Tackle • 6-2 • 285 • Senior • Santee, CA • Santana High School

Listed No. 1 on preseason depth chart at defensive tackle ... will be challenged by Jack Ferguson.

2015 -- Bouncing back from knee injury suffered in 2014 Spring Game, Patterson played in all 11 games as a junior on the defensive line ... earned 16 total tackles (seven solo), including season-high six in final game of season against North Dakota ... two of those tackles were for lost yardage ... assisted on a sack in Sacramento State game ... earned quarterback hurry against North Dakota and pass breakup in Northern Iowa game ... played in 2016 Spring Game.

2014 -- Missed entire season as he rehabilitated injured knee ... played in 2015 Spring Game, earning five tackles (two solo) and a quarterback hurry. Career Single-Game Highs

Tackles: 6 vs. North Dakota, 2015 Solo Tackles: 3 vs. North Dakota, 2015 Assisted Tackles: 3 vs. North Dakota, 2015 Tackles for Lost Yardage: 2.0 vs. North Dakota, 2015 Sacks: 0.5 vs. Sacramento State, 2015 Forced Fumbles: 0 Fumble Recoveries: 0 Interceptions: 0 Pass Breakups: 1 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015 Quarterback Hurries: 1 vs. North dakota, 2015

2013 -- Played in games against Weber State (two assisted tackles) and Sacramento State (no tackles) as a redshirt freshman ... was expected to be a potential starter at left defensive tackle this fall before he injured a knee in 2014 Spring Game ... made three tackles in 2014 Spring Game prior to the injury. 2012 -- Redshirt ... notched five tackles, one for lost yardage, in 2013 Spring Game.

High School -- Patterson set a Santana High School record with 17.5 sacks last fall among his 108 total tackles (71 solo) as a senior under head coach Dave Gross ... notched four of the sacks in one game against Kearny and finished the year with two pass breakups, one fumble recovery, three forced fumbles, one blocked punt and two blocked field goals ... helped Santana to an 11-2 overall mark, second place in the Grossmont-Valley League and a runner-up finish in the CIF-San Diego Section Division IV playoffs, losing to Valley Center 20-14 at Qualcomm Stadium ... earned first-team All-Grossmont-Valley League and All-East County (as selected by EastCountySports.com) honors and second-team All-San Diego Section honors as chosen by the San Diego Union-Tribune ... secured a dozen tackles against both Kearny and Valley Center and was selected to play in the Cal State All-Star Game ... as a fullback, rushed seven times for 77 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown run against Kearny ... in his junior season, notched 47 total tackles (35 solo), including 8.0 sacks, returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown and also recorded two pass breakups and blocked three field goals en route to first-team all-league and second-team all-east county honors ... an all-league honorable mention as a sophomore in 2009 ... finished his prep career with a school-record 32 sacks ... also competed on Santana’s wrestling team ... visited the University of San Diego and Northern Tackles Sacks Fumbles Passes Arizona before choosing Cal Poly because of its "beautiful location and great Year Solo Asst. Total TFL-Y No.-Yds. FF FR-Y Int. PB football coaching staff." 2012 Redshirt 2013 0 2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0 Personal -- Son of Houston and Dianne Patterson ... one brother, Jeremy ... 2014 Injured -- Did Not Play has become a Supple Leopard ... wants to be a sports psychologist ... born 2015 7 9 16 3.0-8 0.5-2 0 0-0 0 1 October 27, 1994, in San Diego, Calif. ... majors in kinesiology. Totals: 7 11 18 3.0-8 0.5-2 0 0-0 0 1

2016 Big Sky Conference Summer Football Kickoff The 2016 Big Sky Conference Summer Football Kickoff was held July 17-19 in Park City, Utah. The 13 head football coaches and a player from each of the 13 schools in the conference were interviewed by media and participated in meetings and numerous outdoor activities, including a round of golf at the Soldier Hollow Golf Course in Midway, Utah. At left, Cal Poly linebacker Joseph Gigantino III poses in a bobsled at Utah Olympic Park just north of Park City, where ski jumping, bobsled, luge and skeleton events for the Winter Olympic Games were held in 2002. At right, Gigantino was interviewed by Big Sky communications director Jon Oglesby. Andre Broadous represented Cal Poly at the 2012 Big Sky Summer Football Kickoff while Sulllivan Grosz attended the 2013 event, Nick Dzubnar in 2014 and Chris Brown in 2015.


2016 Honors Candidate

5 • Joe Protheroe

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Fullback • 6-0 • 225 • Junior • Concord, CA • Clayton Valley Charter School

Opens Fall Camp No. 1 on the preseason depth chart at fullback, backed up by Jared Mohamed and Reagan Enger ... named to 2016 All-Big Sky Conference Preseason Team.

2015 -- A breakthrough sophomore campaign with 779 yards and six touchdowns on the ground en route to first-team AllBig Sky Conference and third-team STATS FCS All-American accolades ... four 100-yard games in his first five contests of the year ... played in nine games with seven starts, missing the Idaho State and Southern Utah games with minor injuries ... season-high 156 yards and one touchdown on 27 carries against Montana State ... also rushed for 130 yards and one score at Arizona State, 121 yards and two touchdowns at Eastern Washington and 112 yards at Montana ,,, averaged 4.6 yards per carry for the season ... also made single catches against Montana State and UC Davis ... needs 37 yards to reach 1,000-yard mark in career rushing ... rushed seven times for nine yards in 2016 Spring Game, capping opening drive with Career Single-Game Highs three-yard touchdown run. Rushes: 30 vs. Eastern Washington, 2015 Rushing Yards: 156 vs. Montana State, 2015 Rushing TDs: 2 vs. Sacramento State, 2014; vs. Eastern Washington, 2015 Longest Rush: 62 vs. Sacramento State, 2014 Receptions: 1 vs. Montana State, 2015 vs. UC Davis, 2015 Receiving Yards: 16 vs. UC Davis, 2015 Receiving TDs: 0 Longest Reception: 16 vs. UC Davis, 2015

2014 -- Played in all 12 games as a true freshman reserve fullback behind Brandon Howe ... rushed for 184 yards on 29 carries (6.3 yards per carry) and two touchdowns ... scored both touchdowns against Sacramento State on runs of 62 and 2 yards ... season-high 72 yards on just four carries in Sacramento State game ... added 32 yards on five trips at Idaho State ... made five tackles on special teams ... rushed seven times for 25 yards in 2015 Spring Game ... also caught one pass for 15 yards ... earned apot on 2014 Big Sky Conference All-Academic Football Team. 2013 -- Signed a National Letter of Intent in February 2013 but delayed his arrival at Cal Poly and his five-year clock by one year, arriving in time for 2014 Fall Camp.

High School -- Protheroe was the third-leading rusher in California in 2012 season, gaining a school-record 3,014 yards on 234 carries and scoring 34 touchdowns under head coach Tim Murphy at Clayton Valley Charter High School in Concord ... averaging 215.3 yards per game and 12.9 yards per carry, he also caught one pass for a touchdown and returned a kickoff 94 yards against Rancho Cotate for another score, scoring 222 total points in his senior season ... a team captain, Protheroe surpassed the 100-yard mark in all 14 games of his senior season, leading the Eagles to a 12-2 overall mark, a Diablo Valley Athletic League title, the CIF-North Coast Section Division 2 championship -- their first section title in five tries -- and a berth in the semifinals of the California state Division II playoffs, where the Eagles fell 27-24 to Oakdale ... cracked the 200-yard mark seven times, including 427 yards on 25 carries and five touchdowns against Dublin and 306 yards on 17 trips and three scores versus Vintage ... caught nine passes for 154 yards and, as a defensive back, made 63 tackles (45 solo), intercepted four passes and broke up three others ... postseason honors include Offensive Player of the Year by the Bay Area News Group, MaxPreps All-NorCal, San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro First Team, Contra Costa Times All-East Bay Team, CIF-North Coast Section Player of the Year and Diablo Valley Athletic League MVP ... as a junior in 2011, rushed for 1,062 yards on 202 carries and scored 14 touchdowns with four 100-yard-plus games, caught 19 passes for 206 yards and two scores and notched 76 tackles and three interceptions en route to first-team All-Diablo Valley Athletic League honors as a running back and safety ... was an All-DVAL first-team running back and second-team safety as a sophomore, rushing for 510 yards and six touchdowns, catching eight passes for 102 yards and one score and garnering 29 yards and one interception on defense ... in addition to Cal Poly, Protheroe also received an offer from Sacramento State and was recruited as a walk-on by San Jose State, Fresno State, Montana State and Oregon ... chose Cal Poly because of “the coaching staff, the team, the education and the atmosphere.” Rushing Receiving KO Returns Personal -- Son of Patrick Protheroe and Mary Grace Hall ... one brother, Year No. Yds TD LG No. Yds TD LG No. Yds TD LG Michael, one half-brother, John, and one half-sister, Janae ... married to 2013 Grayshirt 2014 29 184 2 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ashley Protheroe and they have one daughter, Jolene, with another child on 169 779 6 36 2 14 0 16 0 0 0 0 the way ... enjoys playing Pokemon ... wants to play in the NFL or start a busi2015 Totals: 198 963 8 62 2 14 0 16 0 0 0 0 ness ... born June 20, 1994, in Concord, Calif. ... majors in sociology.


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2016 Honors Candidate

25 • Chris Santini

Linebacker • 6-1 • 230 • Senior • San Jose, CA • Leland High School / Boise State

Listed No. 1 on the preseason depth chart at Sam linebacker this fall after transferring from Boise State.

2015 -- Played in all 11 games as a backup linebacker and on special teams ... backed up Joseph Gigantino III at Sam and assumed No. 1 role this fall after Gigantino moved to Mike ... recorded nine total tackles (five solo), including two stops against Portland State ... returned one kickoff eight yards ... named named team's most valuable special teams player and earned AllBig Sky Conference honorable mention praise ... transferred to Cal Poly in time to participate in 2015 Spring Camp and played in 2015 Spring Game, earning a pair of tackles. Boise State -- Santini played two years, mostly on special teams, and was a redshirt in 2012 at Boise State ... has two years of eligibility remaining ... appeared in all 14 games at Boise State in 2014 season, recording seven tackles and recovering a fumble ... played in 2014 Fiesta Bowl ... was named Mountain West Conference Special Teams Career Single-Game Highs

Tackles: 3 vs. Tennessee-Martin, 2013 Solo Tackles: 2 vs. Washington, 2013; vs. Tennessee-Martin, 2013; vs. Portland State, 2015 Assisted Tackles: 2 vs. Wyoming, 2014; vs. Utah State, 2014 Tackles for Lost Yardage: 1.0 vs. Tennessee-Martin, 2013 Sacks: 0 Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. Southern Mississippi, 2013 Fumble Recoveries: 1 vs. Utah State, 2014 Interceptions: 0 Pass Breakups: 0 Quarterback Hurries: 0

Player of the Week on Nov. 17 after his 24-yard run on a fake punt against San Diego State ... also appeared in 11 games as a redshirt freshman in 2013, notching nine tackles and one forced fumble ... was named to the 2013 Mountain West Conference All-Academic Team.

High School -- Recorded 299 tackles and nine blocked field goal attempts in three prep seasons at Leland High School in?San Jose ... as a senior under head coach Mike Carrozzo at Leland High (2011), earned 99 tackles (72 solo), four quarterback sacks, blocked two field goals, recovered four fumbles, made a safety and broke up five passes ... also rushed for 801 yards and scored 16 touchdowns, receiving all-state and first-team all-Santa Clara County honors at linebacker ... as a junior in 2010, posted 102 tackles (63 unassisted), made two interceptions and blocked three field goals as he was named to the all-state and all-county first team as a defensive back ... named Mount Hamilton League defensive MVP as a junior and senior and also earned first-teal all-league honors as a sophomore ... played in Cal State All-Star Game ... also garnered 98 tackles as a sophomore along with a pair of interceptions and four field goal blocks ... also lettered in diving and track and field (pole vault) ... earned Gordon Leland Scholarship ... chose to transfer to Cal Poly because of its "great academics, great location and great coaches."

Personal -- Son of Rafael and Suzianna Santini ... two brothers, Michael and Tony ... older brother Michael is a former Mustang linebacker ... enjoys video production, bowling and skate boarding as hobbies ... lists Pat Tillman as having the biggest influence on his life as an athlete ... Tillman also is a graduate of Leland High School and his mother was one of Chris's teachers at Leland ... born September 3, 1993, in San Jose, Calif. ... majors in communication studies.

Tackles Sacks Fumbles Passes Year Solo Asst. Total TFL-Y No.-Yds. FF FR-Y Int. PB 2012 Redshirt 2013 (BSU) 8 1 9 1.0-1 0.0-0 1 0-0 0 0 2014 (BSU) 1 6 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 0 0 4 9 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0 2015 (CP) 5 Totals: 14 11 25 1.0-1 0.0-0 1 1-0 0 0


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2016 Honors Candidate

95 • Kelly Shepard

Defensive End • 6-4 • 255 • Senior • Arroyo Grande, CA • Arroyo Grande High School Listed No. 1 on preseason depth chart at defensive end this fall, his final season in a Mustang uniform.

2015 -- Started all 11 games at defensive end as a junior ... earned 41 total tackles (16 solo), including season-high six stops against Montana, Idaho State and Portland State, en route to team's co-most valuable defensive lineman award ... 5.5 tackles for lost yardage, including 1.5 sacks against Sacramento State and another sack against Portland State ... earned quarterback hurries against Portland State and North Dakota ... one pass breakup against Northern Iowa and blocked an extra-point kick against Southern Utah ... did not play in 2016 Spring Game due to injury.

2014 -- Played in all 12 games with two starts (New Mexico State, Weber State) ... recorded 17 total tackles (12 solo), including six in season opener at New Mexico State and four more in season finale at San Diego ... two tackles for lost yardage, both against San Diego ... one of them was a sack ... notched quarterback hurries against Montana State and UC Davis ... four pass breakups, including pair at San Diego ... played in 2015 Spring Game, making four tackles (three solo), including one for lost yardage. 2013 -- Played in 10 games as a backup defensive end in redshirt freshman season ... no tackles in 2013 season ... played in 2014 Spring Game and notched two tackles. 2012 -- Redshirt ... recorded five tackles, two for lost yardage, in 2013 Spring Game. 2011 -- Grayshirt ... enrolled at Cal Poly in January 2012 and participated in spring drills ... one tackle in 2012 Spring Game.

High School -- Played football, basketball and volleyball all four years at Arroyo Grande High School ... earned first-team All-Pac 7 honors twice in football as a defensive back and also earned CIF-Southern Section Western Division accolades ... helped Eagles to 11-3 record, second-place tie in Pac 7 League and a berth in the championship finals of the CIF-Southern Section Western Division playoffs, losing to Serra 35-10 ... caught 16 passes for 227 yards and four scores as a tight end ... on defense made 87 total tackles (61 solo), including 11 against Cabrillo and 10 against Atascadero ... eight pass breakups, one interception (Righetti) and one fumble recovery (Lompoc) ... selected to play in Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Game ... also was an All-Pac 7 honorable mention in basketball, helping Arroyo Grande to 20-9 overall record, second-place Pac 7 finish and a berth in CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA playoffs ... maintained grade-point average of 3.5 or above all four years ... member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Personal -- Son of Scott and Jill Shepard ... father is an assistant football coach at Arroyo Grande High School and played football at Oregon ... two sisters, Brandi and Brooke ... lists listening to music, playing basketball, camping, hunting and fishing as hobbies ... has worked at Stubby’s Ice Cream in Pismo Beach ... member of Athletes in Action and Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Cal Poly ... wants to go on an elk hunt in British Columbia ... born May 6, 1993, in San Luis Obispo, Calif. ... forestry and natural resources management major. Tackles Year Solo Asst. Total 2012 Redshirt 2013 0 0 0 2014 12 5 17 16 25 41 2015 Totals: 28 30 58

Sacks TFL-Y No.-Yds.

0.0-0 2.0-4 5.5-34 7.5-38

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Career Single-Game Highs

Tackles: 6 vs. New Mexico State, 2014; vs. Montana, 2015; vs. Idaho State, 2015; vs. Portland State, 2015 Solo Tackles: 4 vs. San Diego, 2014; vs. Idaho State, 2015 Assisted Tackles: 5 vs. Montana, 2015; vs. Portland State, 2015 Tackles for Lost Yardage: 2.5 vs. Portland State, 2015 Sacks: 1.5 vs. Sacramento State, 2015 Forced Fumbles: 0 Fumble Recoveries: 0 Quarterback Hurries: 1 vs. Portland State, 2015; vs. North Dakota, 2015 Pass Breakups: 2 vs. San Diego, 2014


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2016 Honors Candidate

64 • Billy Shipman II

Offensive Line • 6-4 • 270 • Senior • Valencia, CA • Valencia High School

After backing up at center and left guard last fall, is expected to take over for Joey Kuperman at right guard this fall as Kuperman moves to center ... also expected to be the Mustangs' long snapper.

2015 -- Played in all 11 games with one start against Arizona State as a junior ... part of an offensive line that helped Mustangs finish No. 1 in the nation in rushing for the third straight year ... Mustangs also were No. 3 in first downs, No. 8 in total offense, No. 10 in fewest sacks allowed and No. 17 in time of possession ... played in 2016 Spring Game.

2014 -- Played in all 12 games, including 10 starts, primarily at right guard ... also backed up Stephen Sippel at center ... part of an offensive line that helped the Mustang offense to a No. 1 national ranking in rushing, No. 4 in first downs, No. 6 in thirddown conversions, No. 11 in total offense, No. 16 in fourth-down conversions and No. 17 in time of possession ... played in 2015 Spring Game. 2013 -- Played in two games as a redshirt freshman ... played against Weber State and Sacramento State ... played in 2014 Spring Game. 2012 -- Redshirt ... was No. 1 snapper during 2013 Spring Game.

High School -- Shipman earned Foothill League Defensive Player of the Year and All-CIF-Southern Section Northern Division Team honors as a senior under head coach Larry Muir at Valencia High School ... Vikings finished 6-5 overall, earned a share of the Foothill League title and qualified for the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs ... also a starter on the offensive line, Shipman played in the Los Angeles Daily News All-Star Football Game in January 2012 and also was selected to play in the Cal Star Prep All-Star Game ... on defense, recorded 43 total tackles (17 solo), including a season-high 10 stops against Chaminade ... notched 10.5 sacks, second best in the Foothill League, and returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown against Notre Dame ... also recovered three fumbles and forced another ... other honors include All-Los Angeles Daily News and All-Santa Clarita Valley ... also was recruited by Eastern Washington, UC Davis, Northern Arizona, Cornell and Southeast Missouri State ... as a junior in 2010, earned five sacks among his 28 total tackles en route to second-team All-Foothill League honors ... Vikings were 11-2 in 2010, winning Foothill League championship and reaching the semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs ... also lettered in baseball as a freshman ... visited Eastern Washington, UC Davis and Northern Arizona before choosing Cal Poly.

Personal -- Son of Bill and Lorri Shipman ... both parents are graduates of Cal State Northridge ... three sisters, Amanda, Madison and Allysa ... sister Madison played softball at Tennessee and was a member of the 2010-11 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team ... wants to own a business ... served internship in summer of 2016 at Merrill Lynch... lists surfing and going to musical concerts as hobbies ... member of Cal Poly Investing and Student Managed Portfolio Project ... claims to make a "killer calzone" ... born November 23, 1993, in Westlake, Calif. ... majors in business administration with a concentration in finance.

Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs Expand to 24 Teams

Frisco, Texas, will be the host site for the NCAA Division I Football Championship game for the seventh straight year. Frisco emerged from a pool of several cities that submitted bids to serve as the host site for the championship game for three years, beginning with the 2010 season, and the contract has been extended twice. Hosted by the Southland Conference, the 2016 championship game will be played at Toyota Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. The championship game is the culmination of an expanded 24-team championship bracket. As a result of the expansion to 20 teams six years ago, the game is played a few weeks later than in years past. Cal Poly qualified for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs in 2005, 2008 and 2012. Eastern Washington earned the 2010 title in the first game since the championship was moved from

Chattanooga, Tenn., while North Dakota State captured the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 crowns. The Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) includes the conferences and institutions that compete in the NCAA Division I Football Championship, in addition to two conferences who choose not to participate in the football championship, the Ivy League and the Southwestern Athletic Conference. The FCS embodies a tradition of excellence through high-level competition, student-athlete character and sportsmanship throughout the regular season and the championship experience. Big Sky teams have made 13 total appearances in the Football Championship Subdivision national title game. The Big Sky has been represented in the playoffs by at least two teams in 30 of the past 32 years.


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Darren Adjei DB • 6-3 • 200 • Junior

Bakersfield, CA / Liberty HS/Bakersfield College

Darren Adjei

Defensive Back

Grant Alton Linebacker

Anthony Ayllon Offensive Line

Victor Beglitsoff Wide Receiver

2015 -- Played in two games, the first two contests of the season against Montana and Arizona State, before suffering seasonending injury ... granted a medical redshirt ... transferred to Cal Poly in time to participate in spring drills and played in 2015 Spring Game, earning four tackles (two solo). Community College -- Adjei recorded 132 tackles and 10 pass breakups in two seasons under head coach Jeff Chudy at Bakersfield College ... earned 79 tackles, seven pass breakups and three tackles for lost yardage as a sophomore, and was rewarded with outstanding defensive back honors on his team ... Renegades were 7-3 last fall, defeating Chaffey College in the Western State Bowl ... as a freshman in 2013, Adjei logged 53 tackles, two sacks and three pass breakups. High School -- As a senior under head coach Tony Mills at Liberty High School in Bakersfield, Adjei played linebacker and earned 106 tackles, including three sacks, en route to first-team All-Southwest Yosemite League honors for the second straight year ... notched 108 tackles and 3.5 sacks as a junior ... earned All-Area honors twice ... also ran the 200 and 400 in track and field as a freshman and sophomore ... also recruited by Idaho State, Sacramento State and Midwestern State, Adjei chose Cal Poly because it "felt like a place which would offer a world-class education with a great football experience." Personal -- Son of Michael and Phyllis Adjei ... one brother, Solomon, and one sister, Alexis ... enjoys reading abd biking as hobbies ... wants to be a lawyer or own a business ... born December 1, 1994, in Bakersfield, Calif. ... majors in communication studies. Tackles Year Solo Ast. Tot.TFL-Y 2015 1 0 1 0.0-0 Totals: 1 0 1 0.0-0

Sacks Fumbles Passes No. Yds. FF FR-Y Int. Yds.Defl. 0.0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0

Career Single-Game Highs: Total Tackles: 1 vs. Arizona State, 2015 Solo Tackles: 1 vs. Arizona State, 2015 Assisted Tackles: 0

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Grant Alton

LB • 6-2 • 230 • Sophomore

Arroyo Grande, CA / Arroyo Grande High School

2015 -- Member of team but did not play in any games as a redshirt freshman ... expected to back up the outside linebackers this fall ... made three tackles in 2016 Spring Game. 2014 -- Redshirt ... recorded six tackles (two solo) in 2015 Spring Game. High School -- Alton recorded 257 total tackles in his final two seasons under head coach Tom Goossen at Arroyo Grande High School ... was named Pac 7 League Co-Defensive Back of the year, All-Area Defensive Player of the Year by Lee Newspapers and first-team All-San Luis Obispo County by The Tribune after notching 134 tackles (84 solo) in his senior season (2013) ... also garnered six tackles for lost yardage, one sack, three quarterback hurries, one interception, three pass breakups and one blocked punt ... career-high 24 tackles in playoff loss to Valencia and 20 more tackles against Lompoc ... eight games of 10 or more tackles ... also played on offense, rushing 57 times for 349 yards and four touchdowns and catching 14 passes for 191 yards and two scores ... led Eagles to 8-4 record, second-place tie

in the Pac 7 League and a berth in the quarterfinal round of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs ... selected to play in Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Classic in Paso Robles ... his statistics as a junior include 123 total tackles (81 solo), 14 for lost yardage (six sacks), six quarterback hurries, one fumble recovery, two forced fumbles and a pair of interceptions ... eight more games of 10 or more tackles ... first-team All-San Luis Obispo County as a tight end and first-team All-Pac 7 League, also as a tight end ... also played baseball, hitting .260 with nine RBI as an outfielder ... two varsity letters in baseball. Personal -- Son of Joshua and Angela Alton ... father is supervisor of painters at Cal Poly ... one brother, Trevor, and one sister, Meghan ... enjoys snowboarding, reading, writing, fishing, shooting, studying and hanging out with friends ... born June 14, 1996, in San Luis Obispo, Calif. ... majors in business administration. Tackles Year Solo Ast. Tot.TFL-Y 2015 0 0 0 0.0-0 Totals: 0 0 0 0.0-0

Sacks Fumbles Passes No. Yds. FF FR-Y Int. Yds.Defl. 0.0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0

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Career Single-Game Highs: Total Tackles: 0 Solo Tackles: 0 Assisted Tackles: 0

OL • 6-1 • 285 • Junior

So. San Francisco, CA / St. Ignatius HS/Portland State/CSM

2015 -- Member of squad but did not play in any games as a junior ... expected to back up Billy Shipman II and Calvin Sandeen at right guard on the offensive line this fall. College of San Mateo -- Played two seasons under head coach Bret Pollack at College of San Mateo, helping Bulldogs to pair of Bulldog Bowl championships and a 10-1 record in 2013 and a 92 mark in 2014 ... a starter as a tackle on the offensive line both seasons ... graduated magna cum laude with an associate degree in engineering ... transferred to Cal Poly because "Cal Poly has a reputation for having an amazing college of engineering, being a top contender in football and being in a beautiful area." Portland State -- Utilized his redshirt year in 2012 at Portland State. High School -- a 2012 graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco ... a starter on the offensive line as a guard under head coach John Regalia ... Wildcats were 2-8 during Ayllon's junior season in 2010 but rallied to post a 6-6-1 overall mark and capture the CIF-Central Coast Section Division 3 championship in his senior year (2011). Personal -- Son of Alejandro (deceased) and Gina Ayllon ... stepfather is Ramon Aguas of the San Francisco Sheriff's Department ... four brothers, Aitor, Adrian, Carlos and Ryan, and two sisters, Alexis and Amaya ... member of Society of Civil Engineers ... visited Peru in the summer of 2016 ... born May 19, 1994, in South San Francisco, Calif. ... majoring in civil engineering.

WR • 6-0 • 195 • Sophomore

Millbrae, CA / Mills High School

2015 -- Played in two games against Northern Iowa and Idaho State, but did not record any statistics ... expected to back up the W Backs this fall. 2014 -- Did not play football ... a walk-on who played in 2015 Spring Game.


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Ross Berry

Offensive Line

High School -- A 2014 graduate of Mills High School in Milbrae ... earned first-team All-Peninsula League (Lake Division) honors as a senior wide receiver after catching 15 touchdown passes and compiling over 1,000 receiving yards ... helped Vikings to 7-3 record ... also lettered in soccer and track and field ... personal bests of 10.94 in 100 meters, 54.64 in 400 meters, 21-7 in long jump and 41-6 1/3 in triple jump. Personal -- Son of Michael and Annie Beglitsoff ... one brother, Ryan, and one sister, Jessica ... born December 25, 1995, in San Francisco ... majors in construction management. Year 2014 2015 Totals:

Rushing Receiving KO Returns No. Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG Redshirt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Single-Game Highs: Receptions: 0 Receiving Yards: 0 Receiving TDs: 0 Longest Reception: 0

Max Betkowski Tight End

Nick Blount Kicker

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Ross Berry

OL • 6-4 • 285 • Sophomore

Templeton, CA / Templeton High School

2015 -- Sat out entire sophomore season as he continued his recovery from fractured leg ... expected to be granted an extension of his eligibility clock and will be a sophomore for 2016 season ... did not play in 2016 Spring Game. 2014 -- Played in first four games of season, drawing a start at Northern Arizona, before fracturing his leg in the game at Flagstaff and missing the rest of the year ... did not play in 2015 Spring Game as he continued his rehabilitation. 2013 -- Redshirt ... expected to back up Derek Sabo at right guard this fall. High School -- Berry anchored an offensive line that helped Templeton, the smallest school in the Los Padres League, to a 74 record, third-place LPL finish and a berth in the CIF-Southern Section Western Division playoffs last fall. Templeton is coached by former Cal Poly lineman and Arena Football League standout Dan Loney. Berry earned first-team All-Los Padres League honors as both a junior and senior. He also was a first-team All-San Luis Obispo County and All-CIF-Southern Section Western Division selection as a senior and was chosen as Templeton's lineman of the year. He played in the FCS All-Star Game at Lompoc High School in June 2013. In his junior season, Berry earned all-league, all-county, all-CIF-Northwestern Division and all-state honors while collecting Templeton's Ironman Award. He earned all-county and all-state honors as a sophomore. Berry also competed on Templeton's track and field team with best marks of 47 feet, 7 3/4 inches in the shot put and 149-7.5 in the discus. He received offers from Nevada, Sacramento State and San Jose State and also was recruited by UC Davis, Army, San Diego State, Boise State, Utah State and Fresno State. Berry chose Cal Poly's offer because "I have always wanted to go there. I grew up just north of San Luis Obispo and have been a fan of Cal Poly football for as long as I can remember. Cal Poly is the best fit for me academically and also has an outstanding football program. After I met all of the coaches and players, I knew I wanted to be a part of this program." Berry will be a third generation Cal Poly graduation as his grandfather, stepfather and mother are Cal Poly grads. Former Cal Poly fullback Jake Romanelli (2008-11) also is a Templeton High School graduate. Personal -- Son of Dave Berry and Erin Blair ... stepfather is Trent Blair ... two brothers, Grant and Luke Berry, and four sisters, Sydney Berry, Rainee Blair, Regan Blair and Reilly Blair ... married to Noel Phillips and they have one son, Bowen ... aspires to be a farmer ... member of Cal Poly Crop Science Club ... lists

hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and being outdoors as hobbies ... born August 30, 1994, in Salinas, Calif. ... majors in agricultural and environmental plant sciences with a concentration in crop science.

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Max Betkowski TE • 6-3 • 240 • Senior

San Francisco, CA / Galileo Academy

2015 -- Played in the Idaho State game, but did not make any catches ... will back up Reagan Enger at the tight end spot this fall ... made one catch for 21 yards in 2016 Spring Game. 2014 -- Did not play football ... played in 2015 Spring Game. 2012-14 -- Member of Cal Poly's men's basketball team ... redshirted first season on campus (2012-13) and played in six games, grabbing one rebound, as a redshirt freshman (2013-14) ... earned walk-on position with Cal Poly after impressing during an October 2012 open tryout. High School -- Two-year letterwinner in basketball at Galileo Academy in San Francisco ... earned All-Academic Athletic Association first-team praise and second-team All-San Francisco recognition during 2011-12 senior season ... played in 2012 San Francisco City All-Star Game … served as team co-captain during senior year ... did not play football … also competed for two basketball seasons at San Francisco’s Lick-Wilmerding HS (2008-10). Personal -- Son of Nancy and Keith Betkowski … one sister, Isabella … biggest thrill at Cal Poly is “coming out of the locker room and into the Mott Athletics Center before every home game” … member of the Sales Engineering Club at Cal Poly … career ambition is to own his own business … member of the student government at Galileo Academy … born November 24, 1993, in Jupiter, Fla. ... majoring in industrial engineering.

Year 2015 Totals:

Rushing Receiving KO Returns No. Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Single-Game Highs: Receptions: 0 Receiving Yards: 0 Receiving TDs: 0 Longest Reception: 0

Nick Blount

K • 6-0 • 180 • Sophomore

Riverside, CA / Riverside Poly High School

2015 -- Member of squad, but did not play in any games as a redshirt freshman ... played in 2016 Spring Game. 2014 -- Did not play football, utilizing his redshirt ... participated in 2015 spring drills and played in 2015 Spring Game, notching one punt of 30 yards. High School -- A 2014 graduate of Riverside Poly High School ... three-year varsity letterman ... helped Bears to 9-3 overall mark, second-place finish in Inland Valley League and a berth in quarterfinal round of CIF-Southern Section Central Division playoffs ... averaged 39.8 yards on 31 punts with a school-record long of 68 yards, 57.7 yards on 72 kickoffs and made 51 of 56 PAT kicks and five of 12 field goals with a long of 42 yards ... earned second-team All-Inland Valley League and second-team All-CIF-Southern Section Central Division honors ... played in 2014 Inland Empire All-Star Game ... as a junior averaged 39 yards per punt and made seven of nine field goals ... also lettered in track and field, competing in 100 and high jump ... made the Honor Roll all four years ... high school activities


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include Bear Pals (helping disabled students) and Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful ... chose to attend Cal Poly because "it is a great school academically and has a great football program." Personal -- Son of Marc and Carol Blount ... one brother, Christopher, and one sister, Lauren ... enjoys snow boarding, golf, wakeboarding and surfing ... born August 17, 1995, in Riverside, Calif. ... majors in business administration. Aaryn Bouzos Defensive Back

Grant Caraway Quarterback

Kickoffs PATs Field Goals Year No. Yds. Avg. TB Att.Made Att.Made LGBlkd 2014 Redshirt 2015 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals: 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career Single-Game Highs: PATs Made: 0 PATs Attempted: 0 Field Goals Made: 0 Field Goals Attempted: 0 Longest Field Goal: 0 Kickoffs: 0 Kickoff Yards: 0 Touchbacks:0 Punts: 0 Punt Yards: 0 Longest Punt: 0 Touchbacks: 0

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Aaryn Bouzos DB • 5-9 • 185 • Junior

La Mirada, CA / La Mirada High School/Air Force Prep/Mt. SAC

2015 -- Played in all 11 games as a backup defensive back ... recorded 13 total tackles, including nine solo stops ... season-high three tackles against Idaho State, Sacramento State and North Dakota ... recoverde a fumble and notched a pass breakup, both in Idaho State contest ... four tackles in 2016 Spring Game. 2014 -- Member of squad, but did not play in any games as a redshirt freshman as he recovered from reconstructive ACL surgery ... expected to back up the safeties this fall ... made three tackles (two solo) in 2015 Spring Game and also recovered a fumble on the final play. 2013 -- Redshirt ... did not play in 2014 Spring Game due to injury. Community College -- Attended Mt. San Antonio College part time for the 2012-13 school year, but did not play football ... transferred to Cal Poly as a grayshirt. Air Force Academy -- Attended Air Force Prep School during the 2011-12 school year, but did not play football for the Falcons. High School -- As a senior under head coach Mike Moschetti at La Mirada High School in 2010, Bouzos notched 63 tackles on defense and caught 25 passes for 327 yards and five touchdowns on offense. His tackles included 41 solo stops and he made 15 tackles in a game against Norwalk. For the season, Bouzos also earned two interceptions, six pass breakups, blocked one field goal and recovered three fumbles, helping the Matadores to a 74 record. Bouzos earned first-team All-Suburban League and first-team All-CIF-Southern Section Southeast Division honors and was named team defensive MVP and Golden Matadore. As a junior in 2009, Bouzos caught 16 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown and, on defense, earned 87 total tackles, including 18 against Laguna Hills, recovered two fumbles and returned an interception for a touchdown. He also returned 12 kickoffs an average of 31 yards per return, scoring two touchdowns (89 and 97 yards) en route to first-team All-Suburban League, All-CIFSouthern Section Southeast Division, All-Area and Dream Team honors. He was his team's special teams MVP and led the Matadores to a 13-1 record and the CIF-Southern Section Southeast Division championship. After considering New Mexico State, Wyoming and Nebraska, he transferred to Cal Poly "for the great academics that they have to offer, great location,

perfect atmosphere and to help win a national football championship." Personal -- Son of Jason and Cynthia Bouzos ... one brother, Jason, and two sisters, Danielle and Tiffany ... born July 11, 1992, in Riverside, Calif. ... majors in kinesiology.

Tackles Sacks Fumbles Passes Year Solo Ast. Tot.TFL-Y No. Yds. FF FR-Y Int. Yds.Defl. 2013 Redshirt 2014 Did Not Play -- Injured 2015 9 4 13 0.0-0 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 1 Totals: 9 4 13 0.0-0 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 1 Career Single-Game Highs: Total Tackles: 3 vs. Idaho State, 2015; vs. Sacramento State, 2015; vs. North Dakota, 2015 Solo Tackles: 3 vs. Idaho State, 2015; vs. Sacramento State, 2015 Assisted Tackles: 2 vs. North Dakota, 2015 Fumble Recoveries: 1 vs. Idaho State, 2015 Pass Breakups: 1 vs. Idaho State, 2015

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Grant Caraway WR • 6-1 • 190 • Junior

Granite Bay, CA / Granite Bay High School

2015 -- Played in one game against Idaho State ... moving from quarterback to wide receiver this fall and will back up Carson McMurtrey and Alex Egurbide at the Z Back position ... made one catch for 12 yards in 2016 Spring Game. 2014 -- Member of squad after earning spot on the roster as a walk-on, but did not play in any games during redshirt freshman season ... did not play in 2015 Spring Game ... participated in 2014 Spring Camp ... completed one of four passes for 12 yards in 2014 Spring Game and was intercepted by Dylan Mohamed ... also rushed five times and netted 23 yards, including an 11-yard run. 2013 -- Redshirt. High School -- Starting quarterback under head coach Ernie Cooper and led Granite Bay High to 13-3 record, Sierra Foothill League title, CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship and California state Division I title with 21-20 win over Long Beach Poly at the Home Depot Center in Carson ... for the season (2012), completed 64 percent of his passes (154 of 242) for 1,878 yards and 27 touchdowns with just five interceptions ... logged 100 games of 100 or more yards passing and threw four touchdowns against both Napa and Downey ... also rushed for 185 yards on 49 carries, scoring twice ... season-high 100 yards rushing and one touchdown against Del Oro ... earned first-team AllSierra Foothill League accolades and was named a National Football Foundation Sacramento Valley Chapter Scholar-Athlete ... also played lacrosse at Granite Bay. Personal -- Son of Michael and Jaynnie Caraway ... one brother, Dalton, and one sister, Natalie ... enjoys riding a unicycle ... member of MESS (Materials Engineering Student Society) ... born April 10, 1995 ... majors in materials engineering. Year 2013 2014 2015 Totals:

Rushing Receiving KO Returns No. Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG Redshirt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Single-Game Highs: Rushes: 0 Rushing Yards: 0 Rushing TDs: 0 Longest Rush: 0 Receptions: 0 Receiving Yards: 0 Receiving TDs: 0 Longest Reception: 0


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David Chellsen

OL • 6-5 • 265 • Freshman (RS)

San Luis Obispo, CA / San Luis Obispo High School

David Chellsen Offensive Line

Carter Coates Defensive Back

David Cooper Slot Back

2015 -- Redshirt ... expected to back up Nick Enriquez and Zach Shallcross at right tackle on the offensive line this fall. High School -- A 2015 graduate of San Luis Obispo High School, where Chellsen lettered in both football and track and field ... a starter on the offensive line as a senior under head coach Pat Johnston, earning All-Pac-5 League and All-San Luis Obispo County honors ... named his team's lineman of the year ... missed most of his sophomore season and all of his junior year due to knee injuries ... in track, earned best marks of 154-5 in discus (placing third in Pac-8 League Championship) and 46-11 3/5 in shot put (placed seventh in Pac-8 finals) while placing first in multiple meets ... advanced to the CIF-Southern Section prelims in the discus ... helped Tigers to third straight Pac-8 League team title ... selected to play in FCA All-Star Showcase at Santa Ynez High School ... awarded scholar-athlete honors in multiple seasons and earned at least a 4.0 grade-point average every trimester ... elected to be a recruited walk-on at Cal Poly because "I have always wanted to go there. I grew up in San Luis Obispo and have been a fan of Cal Poly football for as long as I can remember. Cal Poly Engineering is the best fit for me academically and also has an outstanding football program." Personal -- Son of Mike and Denise Chellsen ... both parents are Cal Poly graduates ... father owns ESPN Radio 1280, Cal Poly's flagship station, and played basketball at Cal Poly from 1984-87 ... one sister, Jessica, who plays volleyball at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah ... cousin Denise played volleyball at Gonzaga and professionally in Sweden ... uncle Rob played football at UC Davis while another uncle, Chris, played football and rugby at Air Force ... cousin Eric played water polo at UC Santa Barbara ... enjoyed wood shop and welding in high school ... claims to be a "very technical paintballer ... chose to attend Cal Poly because of its engineering program and football team ... born April 4, 1997, in San Luis Obispo, Calif. ... majoring in industrial technology.

Carter Coates

DB • 5-7 • 135 • Freshman (RS)

Chicago, IL / Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

Charlie Davis Linebacker

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2015 -- Redshirt ... a walk-on who secured a roster spot in 2016 Spring Camp. High School -- A 2015 graduate of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago ... a cornerback and wide receiver under head coach Tim Franken ... caught 10 passes for 61 yards and one touchdown, rushed three times for 12 yards and made 20 tackles (17 solo) and one pass breakup as a senior ... his junior-year team (2013) posted a 9-1 record, including 7-0 mark for first place in the Chicago Public League also was a defensive midfielder on the Dolphins' lacrosse team which won the city championship in 2015 ... graduated with a 4.3 grade-point average ... member of Economics Club. Personal -- Son of Anthony and Lirfa Coates ... one brother, Casey, and one sister, Tori ... Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett of the Dallas Cowboys is a cousin ... born September 19, 1996, in Chicago ... majoring in business administration. GOING THE WRONG WAY

Cal Poly has held four foes to minus rushing yardage since moving to the Football Championship Subdivision in 1994 -- St. Mary's (-38) in 1994, Weber State (-2) in 2002, Humboldt State (-4) in 2003 and Idaho State (-6) on Sept. 11, 2004.

David Cooper

SB • 5-9 • 190 • Freshman (RS)

Ladera Heights, CA / Loyola High School

2015 -- Redshirt ... named offensive scout team player of the year ... expected to back up DJ Peluso and Kyle Lewis at the SBack position this fall ... three carries in 2016 Spring Game. High School -- Playing in just seven games as a senior under head coach Marvin Sanders at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, Cooper rushed for 783 yards and nine touchdowns and caught a pair of passes as a running back and made 37 tackles (24 solo), including one sack, as an outside linebacker en route to team most valuable player honors ... his single-game rushing high was 201 yards on just 16 carries, scoring once, against Salesian and Cooper produced two other 100-yard games ... Loyola was 46 last fall ... as a junior in 2013, Cooper rushed for 161 yards and one score, caught one pass and made 28 tackles (18 solo) en route to second-team All-Serra League honors ... member of school's African-American Student Association ... chose Cal Poly "because not too many cities top living in San Luis Obispo, and I get to play football, the sport I love, while getting a great education." Personal -- Son of Brent and Janice Cooper ... three sisters, Maiya, Lauren and Keilani ... sister Maiya played soccer at Southeastern Louisiana from 2009-13 ... wants to own "my own very profitable business" ... member of Black Student Union ... born January 16, 1997, in West Los Angeles, Calif. ... majoring in business administration.

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Charlie Davis LB • 6-2 • 228 • Senior

San Leandro, CA / San Lorenzo HS/Laney College

2015 -- Played in all but the final game of the 2015 season as a backup linebacker ... as a junior recorded eight tackles (six solo), including a season-high three stops against Idaho State ... made four tackles and recovered a fumble in 2016 Spring Game ... returned fumble 40 yards for a touchdown on final play of the scrimmage ... transferred to Cal Poly in time to participate in 2015 Spring Camp and recorded four tackles in 2015 Spring Game, including a sack and another tackle for lost yardage. Community College -- Played two seasons under head coach Jay Uchiumi at Laney College ... as a sophomore, notched 83 tackles, including four sacks, and forced two fumbles and broke up two passes ... earned All-Bay Valley Conference honors and also was named his team's defensive player of the year and linebacker of the year ... recorded 39 tackles, including five sacks, as a freshman at Laney ... helped Laney to pair of Valley Conference co-championships. High School -- A tight end and linebacker under head coach Jacob Wright at San Lorenzo High School ... earned first-team All-West Alameda County Conference (Shoreline Division) honors as a linebacker ... notched 105 tackles, including five sacks,

FRIENDLY CONFINES Following three straight 4-1 seasons in Alex G. Spanos Stadium, the Mustangs posted a 5-0 mark in 2012, were 33 at home in 2013, 4-1 in 2014 and 2-3 in 2015. Cal Poly has won 56 of its last 68 home contests (82.3 percent). Overall, the Mustangs have won 58 of their last 100 games (58.0 percent) and 91 of 149 contests (61.1 percent) going back to the 2002 finale and have won 36 of their last 73 games (49.3 percent) on the road (3-3 in both 2010 and 2011, 4-3 in 2012, 3-3 in both 2013 and 2014, 2-4 in 2015).


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Malcolm Davis Slot Back

Kam Dennis

Defensive Back

Alex Egurbide Wide Receiver

in senior season ... after visiting Idaho State and Rhode Island, Davis chose Cal Poly because of "its great coaching staff, nice environment and very competitive academics. It was a perfect fit for me. I love the weather and I can't wait to get on the field. Go Mustangs!" Personal -- Son of Charlie Davis and Lethia Watson ... three brothers and one sister ... enjoys bike riding, hiking and reading comic books ... born August 5, 1995, in Albany, Georgia ... majors in sociology.

Tackles Year Solo Ast. Tot.TFL-Y 2015 6 2 8 0.0-0 Totals: 6 2 8 0.0-0

Sacks Fumbles Passes No. Yds. FF FR-Y Int. Yds.Defl. 0.0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0

Career Single-Game Highs: Total Tackles: 3 vs. Idaho State, 2015 Solo Tackles: 3 vs. Idaho State, 2015 Assisted Tackles: 1 vs. Montana State, 2015; vs. Southern Utah, 2015

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Malcolm Davis

SB • 5-8 • 170 • Sophomore

Chicago, IL / Palo Alto High School

2015 -- Played in 10 of the 11 games as a backup slot back, missing the Arizona State contest ... expected to back up Kori Garcia at the W Back position this fall ... gained 52 yards on eight carries, including a 19-yard run against Northern Iowa and a 15yard run for a touchdown against UC Davis ... returned one kickoff five yards against Eastern Washington ... made four tackles on special teams ... rushed two times for four yards in 2016 Spring Game. 2014 -- Redshirt ... named team's offensive scout team player of the year ... played in 2015 Spring Game and gained 14 yards on four rushes. High School -- A native of Chicago, Ill., Davis caught 60 passes in his final two seasons under head coach Earl Hansen at Palo Alto High School ... caught 40 passes for 600 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior and made 30 receptions for 300 yards and five scores as a senior ... also rushed for 685 yards on 84 carries and scored eight times in his senior season ... postseason honors include offensive team MVP, All-Santa Clara Valley Athletic League first-team and All-Area second-team honors and Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Senior of the Year as Davis led the Vikings to a 6-6 record in 2013 ... also played basketball. Personal -- Son of Wendell and Patricia Davis ... father played for LSU and for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League ... two sisters, Tori and Sydney ... hobbies include listening to music, hanging with friends, working out, watching and playing basketball and walking dogs ... has worked at the PGA Tour Superstore ... born November 18, 1995, in Chicago, Ill. ... majors in kinesiology. Year 2014 2015 Totals:

Rushing Receiving KO Returns No. Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG Redshirt 8 52 1 19 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 5 8 52 1 19 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 5

Career Single-Game Highs: Rushes: 4 vs. UC Davis, 2015 Rushing Yards: 25 vs. UC Davis, 2015 Rushing TDs: 1 vs. UC Davis, 2015 Longest Rush: 19 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015 Receptions: 0 Receiving Yards: 0 Receiving TDs: 0 Longest Reception: 0 Kickoff Returns: 1 vs. Eastern Washington, 2015 Kickoff Return Yards: 5 vs. Eastern Washington, 2015 Kickoff Return TDs: 0 Longest Kickoff Return: 5 vs. Eastern Washington, 2015

Kam Dennis

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DB • 5-11 • 185 • Freshman (RS)

La Palma, CA / Servite High School

2015 -- Redshirt ... expected to back up Jerek Rosales and Dominic Frasch at left cornerback this fall. High School -- A younger brother of former Cal Poly defensive back Karlton Dennis, Kam recorded 108 tackles in his last two seasons under head coach A.J. Gass at Servite High School ... among his 79 solo tackles were five for lost yardage ... secured 50 tackles and recovered a fumble as a senior, helping the Friars to a 4-7 record and an at-large berth in the CIF-Southern Section Pac 5 Division playoffs ... contributed 58 tackles and intercepted a pass in his junior season and his career high for tackles is nine against La Mirada in 2013 ... also played baseball at Servite ... also was recruited by Navy, San Diego and Northern Colorado. Personal -- Son of Calvin and Karla Dennis ... three brothers, Karlton, Kenny and Karrington ... born May 22, 1997, in La Palma, Calif. ... majoring in communication studies.

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Alex Egurbide

WR • 6-5 • 215 • Sophomore

Thousand Oaks, CA / Westlake High School/Purdue

2015 -- Played in nine of Cal Poly's 11 games as a redshirt freshman backup wide receiver ... will challenge Carson McMurtrey for starting nod at Z Back position this fall ... no catches in first season as a Mustang ... played in 2016 Spring Game, making one catch for seven yards. 2014 -- Utilized his redshirt year at Purdue ... was recruited as a preferred walk-on. High School -- A 2014 graduate of Westlake High School ... under head coach Jim Benkert caught 96 passes for 1,051 yards and 15 touchdowns in three varsity seasons ... best year was as a junior when he caught 64 passes for 661 yards and 10 scores en route to team offensive MVP and All-Marmonte League firstteam honors ... career-high eight catches against Del Oro and seven more against both Crenshaw and Moorpark ... Westlake was 8-3 in 2012, winning the Marmonte East title and qualifying for the CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 playoffs ... caught 10 passes as a sophomore, three for touchdowns, and 22 as a senior, including a pair of scores ... consensus two-star recruit and ranked as the 75th best wide receiver and the 58th best California prospect by 247Sports ... also played basketball at Westlake, averaging 2.3 points and 3.5 rebounds in 71 games over three seasons ... helped Warriors to back-to-back CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA runner-up finishes in 2013 and 2014 ... also recruited by MIT, Northwestern, Stanford, San Diego, Oregon, Notre Dame, Holy Cross, Harvard and Minnesota ... national merit scholar semifinalist and national hispanic scholar ... four-year scholar-athlete. Personal -- Son of Jose and Noreen Egurbide ... two brothers, Cristian and Lucas ... grandfather Jose Egurbide Sr. was a professional jai alai player ... won Cal Poly Aerospace Rocket Competition in the fall of 2015 ... born February 12, 1996, in Los Angeles ... majoring in aerospace engineering.

Year 2014 2015 Totals:

Rushing Receiving KO Returns No. Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG Redshirt at Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Single-Game Highs: Receptions: 0 Receiving Yards: 0 Receiving TDs: 0 Longest Reception: 0


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Reagan Enger TE • 6-3 • 238 • Junior

Bakersfield, CA / Centennial High School

Reagan Enger Tight End

Jack Ferguson Defensive Line

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Enters fall camp as the No. 1 tight end on the depth chart ... also will play at fullback position.

2015 -- Cal Poly's No. 1 tight end as a sophomore and also played at the fullback position ... played in all 11 games with one start in season finale against North Dakota ... caught three passes for 52 yards and one touchdown and rushed 25 times for 179 yards and another score ... broke off 70-yard scoring run against Sacramento State and caught a 21-yard touchdown pass against Arizona State, tying the game at 21-21 in the third quarter ... finished with 91 yards on just six carries against Sacramento State. 2014 -- Member of squad but did not play in any games as a redshirt freshman ... played in 2015 Spring Game, gaining three yards on one rush. 2013 -- Redshirt. High School -- A tight end at Cal Poly, Enger was a quarterback and middle linebacker as a senior under head coach Bryan Nixon at Centennial High School in Bakersfield. In his senior season, Enger completed 89 of 191 passes for 1,101 yards and eight touchdowns with just three interceptions. He had six games of over 100 yards passing, including a season-best 11-for-17 performance for 183 yards and three scores against Tulare Union. Enger also rushed for 803 yards on 139 carries, scoring 11 touchdowns. He had three games of over 100 yards on the ground. Armed with a 535-pound squat, 275-pound bench press and 265pound clean, Enger notched a sack and an interception on defense. He earned second-team All-Southwest Yosemite League and second-team All-Area honors. Centennial was 2-8 in 2012. Enger also was team MVP of the 2010 junior varsity football team as well as the Golden Hawks’ 2009 freshman baseball squad. He was a Southwest Yosemite League honorable mention designated hitter in 2013 with a .270 batting average, five doubles, four home runs and 17 RBI. Enger, who wrestled as a freshman, made the Honor Roll all eight semesters at Centennial. Personal -- Son of Bob and Deborah Enger ... one brother, Bobby, and one sister, Shea ... enjoys wakeboarding and surfing as hobbies ... member of Agricultural Engineering Society ... born March 21, 1995, in Santa Maria, Calif. ... majors in bioresource and agricultural engineering.

Rushing Receiving KO Returns Year No. Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG 2013 Redshirt 2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2015 25 179 1 70 3 52 1 21 0 0 0 0 Totals: 25 179 1 70 3 52 1 21 0 0 0 0 Career Single-Game Highs: Rushes: 13 vs. North Dakota, 2015 Rushing Yards: 91 vs. Sacramento State, 2015 Rushing TDs: 1 vs. Sacramento State, 2015 Longest Rush: 70 vs. Sacramento State, 2015 Receptions: 1 Three times Receiving Yards: 21 vs. Arizona State, 2015 Receiving TDs: 1 vs. Arizona State, 2015 Longest Reception: 21 vs. Arizona State, 2015 Kickoff Returns: 0 Kickoff Return Yards: 0 Kickoff Return TDs: 0 Longest Kickoff Return: 0

RECENT SUCCESS ON THE FIELD

Cal Poly has produced 10 winning seasons in the last 13 years and has been ranked in the top 25 nine of the last 12 campaigns. The Mustangs, who have won 91 of their last 149 games going back to the 2002 season finale, have been ranked as high as No. 3, which occurred in the 2005 season and that team settled for a No. 6 final ranking. The 2004 Mustangs were ranked as high as No. 5 and the 2008 club finished No. 8 in the coaches poll and No. 10 in the media poll.

Jack Ferguson DL • 6-2 • 270 • Junior

San Luis Obispo, CA / San Luis Obispo High School

Expected to challenge Jason Patterson for the starting nod at defensive tackle position this fall.

2015 -- Played in all 11 games as a backup defensive end, recording no tackles ... expected to back up Jason Patterson at defensive tackle this fall ... made pair of tackles in 2016 Spring Game. 2014 -- Played in six of Cal Poly's 12 games as a redshirt freshman, primarily as a backup middle linebacker ... did not record any tackles ... made pair of tackles in 2015 Spring Game. 2013 -- Redshirt ... recorded five tackles in 2014 Spring Game. High School -- Twice named defensive back of the year in the Pac-7 League, Ferguson compiled 262 tackles in the last two seasons and 363 career tackles as a linebacker under head coach David Kelley at San Luis Obispo High School. As a senior, Ferguson notched 19 quarterback hurries, 110 total tackles (66 solo), nine sacks (three in one game against Righetti), four pass breakups and forced four fumbles. Fifteen of his tackles came in the Tigers' first-round CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoff game against Canyon of Canyon Country. San Luis Obispo finished 6-5 overall and third in the Pac-7 at 4-2. A team captain, Ferguson earned first-team All-Pac 7, All-San Luis Obispo County and All-CIF-Southern Section Northern Division honors while maintaining a 4.2 grade-point average. He also was named defensive MVP of the Pac 7 for the second straight year and earned second-team all-state honors. Ferguson played in the 2013 FCA All-Star Game in Lompoc and the West Coast Bowl All-Star Game at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. As a junior, Ferguson compiled 152 total tackles (95 solo), 5.5 sacks, 10 quarterback hurries, two pass breakups, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and a blocked field goal. He also returned an interception 26 yards for a touchdown against Dos Pueblos en route to first-team All-Pac 7 and All-CIF-Southern Section Northern Division honors. The Tigers were 8-4 in 2011. Ferguson also had 101 tackles as a sophomore. Ferguson, who also competed in baseball as a freshman and sophomore and basketball as a freshman, competed in track and field with personal best marks of 52 feet, 3.5 inches in the shotput and 156-6 in the discus. He was recruited by UC Davis, Eastern Washington, Portland State and Sacramento State, choosing Cal Poly because of "the location, coaches, team chemistry, possibility of earlier playing time and, overall, it seems like a great atmosphere." Personal -- Son of John and Gayelynn Ferguson ... one brother, Avery ... says the day he signed his National Letter of Intent is his biggest thrill so far because "it was a day that I had looked forward to for a long time" ... has lived in Colorado, Texas and California an avid snowboarder ... born February 27, 1995, in Denver, Colo. ... majors in business administration with a concentration in financial management. Tackles Year Solo Ast. Tot.TFL-Y 2013 Redshirt 2014 0 0 0 0.0-0 2015 0 0 0 0.0-0 Totals: 0 0 2 0.0-0

Career Single-Game Highs: Total Tackles: 0 Solo Tackles: 0 Assisted Tackles: 0

Sacks Fumbles Passes No. Yds. FF FR-Y Int. Yds.Defl. 0.0 0.0 0.0

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2016 Cal Poly Mustangs Kory Fox

WR • 6-0 • 180 • Freshman (RS)

San Diego, CA / Mount Carmel High School

Kory Fox

Wide Receiver

Zach Fuchs

Defensive Back

Will Gallo Slot Back

2015 -- Played in 10 of Cal Poly's 11 games as a redshirt freshman, missing only the season opener at Montana ... listed No. 1 on the preseason depth chart at X Back (wide receiver) and also is a backup quarterback ... primarily a wide receiver but did not make any catches ... completed a 57-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Lewis, tying game at 38-38 late in third quarter ... returned three kickoffs 55 yards, including a 24-yard return against Southern Utah ... also returned five punts 12 yards ... made four tackles on special teams ... played in 2016 Spring Game, returning one kickoff 24 yards. 2014 -- Redshirt ... Played in 2015 Spring Game but did not catch a pass ... returned one punt. High School -- Fox produced impressive numbers in three offensive categories in three varsity seasons under head coach John Anderson at Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego ... caught 24 passes, rushed for 1,150 yards and passed for 1,736 yards in those three campaigns ... as a sophomore in 2011, completed 20 of 47 passes for 289 yards and three touchdowns, rushed 38 times for 292 yards and two scores and caught a pair of passes for 65 yards and one touchdown ... the next year, connected on 49 of 134 passes for 994 yards and six touchdowns, rushed 69 times for 435 yards and two scores and caught one pass for eight yards ... in his senior season, rushed 65 times for 423 yards and two touchdowns, caught 21 passes for 374 yards and five scores and completed 24 of 61 passes for 453 yards and a pair of touchdowns ... twice earned All-Valley League honors and lettered three times in three varsity sports, including baseball and basketball. Personal -- Son of Michael and Jennifer Fox ... father played football at San Diego State and in the USFL for the Chicago Blitz ... two sisters, Kellie and Kristie ... Kellie plays softball at Arizona while Kristie is a softball coach at Texas-Arlington ... has one son, Kyler Fox ... enjoys juggling and whistling ... wants to be an athletic trainer ... born November 28, 1995, in San Diego, Calif. ... majors in psychology.

Year 2014 2015 Totals:

Dalton Gehringer Defensive Back

Year 2014 2015 Totals:

Rushing Receiving KO Returns No. Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG Redshirt 1 -9 0 -9 0 0 0 0 3 55 0 24 1 -9 0 -9 0 0 0 0 3 55 0 24 Passing PA Int. Yds. Redshirt 1 1 0 57 1 1 0 57

PC

TD

1 0

LG

57 57

KO Returns No. Yds. TD LG 5 5

Career Single-Game Highs: Rushes: 1 vs. North Dakota, 2015 Rushing Yards: -9 vs. North Dakota, 2015 Rushing TDs: 0 Longest Rush: -9 vs. North Dakota, 2015 Receptions: 0 Receiving Yards: 0 Receiving TDs: 0 Longest Reception: 0 Kickoff Returns: 1 Three times Kickoff Return Yards: 24 vs. Southern Utah, 2015 Kickoff Return TDs: 0 Longest Kickoff Return: 24 vs. Southern Utah, 2015 Passing: All stats vs. Portland State, 2015 Punt Returns: 1 Five times Punt Return Yards: 6 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015 Kickoff Return TDs: 0 Longest Kickoff Return: 6 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015

12 12

0 0

6 6

Zach Fuchs

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DB • 5-11 • 185 • Freshman (RS)

Redondo Beach, CA / Loyola High School

2015 -- Redshirt ... a walk-on who earned a spot on the roster during 2016 Spring Camp ... earned a pair of tackles in 2016 Spring Game. High School -- A 2015 graduate of Loyola High School in Los Angeles ... a backup cornerback as a junior and senior under head coach Marvin Sanders ... earned student-athlete of the year honors in football ... graduated cum laude ... chose to attend Cal Poly because it has "a great engineering program and football team." Personal -- Son of Guy and Sandra Fuchs ... two sisters, Taylor and Alyssa ... aspires to be a structural engineer working on buildings or bridges ... born April 22, 1997, in Redondo Beach, Calif. ... majoring in civil engineering.

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Will Gallo

SB • 6-1 • 205 • Freshman (RS)

Modesto, CA / Modesto HS

2015 -- Redshirt ... will back up the S-Backs this fall. High School -- A 2015 graduate of Modesto High School ... during his senior year under head coach Richie Alkire, recorded 18.5 sacks among his 60 total tackles (33 solo) ... also notched three quarterback hurries, three pass breakups, forced two fumbles and recovered another, returning it 40 yards ... as a receiver caught 36 passes for 646 yards and four touchdowns ... honors include first-team All-Modesto Metro Conference and secondteam All-CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section honors as a defensive lineman ... also was a second-team all-league wide receiver and was named offensive and defensive player of the year on his team, which went 9-2 overall and finished second in the Modesto Metro Conference ... as a junior made 41 tackles (22 solo) and caught 31 passes for 505 yards and seven touchdowns, earning first-team all-league honors as a wide receiver and second-team all-league honors as a defensive lineman ... Panthers were 7-5 in 2013 ... also lettered in basketball, helping his team win a league title; tennis, playing on the No. 1 doubles team; and track and field, posting best marks of 6-0 in the high jump and 44-0 in the shot put ... member of PHAST (Protectig Health and Slamming Tobacco) Club ... chose to attend Cal Poly because of the "opportunity to play football, love the area, good academics and legacy of football program." Personal -- Son of Thomas and Karyn Gallo ... both parents attended Cal Poly and father is vide president of G3 Enterprises ... one brother, Julian, and two sisters, Gianna and Tessa ... brother Julian played football at Cornell ... has been "severely" colorblind since his early years ... wants to be a nutritionist for a collegiate or professional team ... born March 20, 1997, in Modesto, Calif. ... majoring in nutrition.

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Dalton Gehringer DB • 6-1 • 188 • Freshman (RS)

Newbury Park, CA / Newbury Park HS

2015 -- Redshirt ... a walk-on who secured his spot on the roster in 2016 Spring Camp ... made two tackles in 2016 Spring Game. High School -- A 2015 graduate of Newbury Park High School ... named Ventura County Defensive Back of the Year as a senior after recording 65 tackles (six sacks) and intercepting seven pass-


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Colin Goebel Offensive Line

Kitu Humphrey Defensive Back

Khaleel Jenkins Quarterback

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es (second-most in school history), returning one 90 yards for a touchdown against Camarillo ... under head coach Gary Fabricius, Panthers were 11-3 in 2014, capturing Camino League title and reaching the finals of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs ... as a wide receiver, made 33 catches for 500 yards and four touchdowns ... named team defensive MVP and earned All-Camino League and All-CIF-Southern Section Northern Division honors ... as a junior made three catches for 37 yards, returned one punt 45 yards, returned a kickoff 16 yards and made eight tackles (six solo) before he fractured his hip and missed rest of the season ... chose to play football at Cal Poly because of "the opportunity to walk on at the Division I level while offering the best education, great area and close to home." Personal -- Son of Shane and Elizabeth Geringer ... two brothers, Jake and Wade, and one sister, Ashley ... brother Jake played football at Cal ... wants to work in the finance industry or go to law school en route to a career in the legal profession ... born February 18, 1997, in Camarillo, Calif. ... economics major.

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Colin Goebel OL • 6-4 • 280 • Junior

Lisle, IL / Naperville North High School/Iowa

2015 -- Played in five games as a sophomore reserve offensive lineman ... part of an offensive line that helped Mustangs finish No. 1 in the nation in rushing for the third straight year ... Mustangs also were No. 3 in first downs, No. 8 in total offense, No. 10 in fewest sacks allowed and No. 17 in time of possession ... played in 2016 Spring Game ... transferred to Cal Poly in time to participate in 2015 Spring Camp and played in 2015 Spring Game on the offensive line. Iowa -- Attended the University of Iowa for two years, including a redshirt year ... three years of eligibility remaining at Cal Poly ... did not play in any games as an offensive lineman with the Hawkeyes. High School -- A 2013 graduate of Naperville North High School where, under head coach Sean Drendel, Goebel earned prep All-America honors and was selected to compete for Team USA in the International Bowl ... also earned first-team all-state and all-conference honors as a senior ... in his junior season (2011), earned first-team all-state and all-conference awards and was named the DuPage Valley Conference's Offensive Lineman of the Year. ... also was named to the Chicagoland Underclassman All-Area team as a freshman and sophomore ... earned three varsity letters as an offensive and defensive lineman, helping the Huskies reach the state playoffs three straight seasons ... also lettered two years in wrestling and was a state meet qualifier in 2012. Personal -- Son of Brian (deceased) and Gail Goebel ... one sister, Sarah ...a cousin of former Cal Poly defensive end Grant Goebel ... father Brian played football at Arizona State while Garrett Goebel played at Ohio State and for the St. Louis Rams ... enjoys fishing, hunting and watching movies ... member of Cal Poly Accounting Club and served internship with large accounting firm in Chicago during the summer of 2016 ... born August 4, 1994, in Barrington, Illinois ... majors in business administration with a concentration in accounting. ALL-TIME ALL-GREAT WEST Cal Poly football players named to the All-Time All-Great West Conference Football Team a month after the final football game in the conference in 2011 include Jordan Beck, Kyle Shotwell and Chris Gocong, all Buck Buchanan Award winners, along with Asa Jackson, Kenny Chicoine, Ramses Barden, Stephen Field, James Noble, Jake Romanelli and Courtney Brown. Former Mustang head coach Rich Ellerson was named coach of the team.

Kitu Humphrey

DB • 5-10 • 195 • Freshman (RS)

Los Angeles, CA / Long Beach Poly High School

2015 -- Redshirt ... listed No. 1 on the preseason depth chart at left safety ... six tackles, one for lost yardage, in 2016 Spring Game ... also notched a pair of 18-yard kickoff returns. High School -- Under head coach Antonio Pierce at Long Beach Poly, Humphrey made 94 total tackles, including 76 solo stops, as a senior, helping the Jackrabbits to an 11-2 overall mark, the Moore League title and a berth in the semifinal round of the CIF-Southern Section Pac 5 Division playoffs ... also intercepted a pair of passes, deflected 10 other passes and recovered a fumble ... season high for tackles in a game was 11 against Westlake and he blocked a punt and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown against Jordan ... earned first-team All-Moore League honors and was named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram's Dream Team ... an Honor Roll member. ... also visited Idaho State, but chose to further his football career at Cal Poly because it has "a great group of guys and the living quality of San Luis Obispo." Personal -- Son of Kitu Humphrey Sr. and Crystal Simon ... one brother, Kaelin, and three sisters, Kayla, Toyanna and Bre ... aspires to be a businessman or lawyer ... born March 17, 1997, in Long Beach, Calif. ... majors in business administration.

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Khaleel Jenkins QB • 6-2 • 205 • Sophomore

San Diego, CA / Francis Parker High School

2015 -- Made one start and appeared in two other games as a true freshman at quarterback ... in start against Portland State completed three passes for 59 yards and rushed 16 times for 93 yards and one touchdown on a 50-yard run late in the first quarter ... rushed two times for four yards and attempted two passes late in Sacramento State game and did not rush or pass late in the season finale against North Dakota ... completed four of eight passes for 22 yards in 2016 Spring Game ... also called his number 14 times on rushing plays, breaking off positive yards on five plays but also sacked three times. High School -- Under head coach John Morrison at Francis Parker High School in San Diego, Jenkins rushed for 2,233 yards and 32 touchdowns while passing for 2,488 yards and 25 scores in his four-year varsity career ... as a senior, rushed 203 times for 1,206 yards and 14 touchdowns and completed 74 of 166 passes for 1,126 yards and nine scores, leading the Lancers to a 6-6 overall mark and the quarterfinal round of the CIF-San Diego Section Division III playoffs ... for good measure, made 55 tackles and intercepted a pass on defense ... among the awards earned by Jenkins are team MVP, Coastal League Player of the Year and first-team All-Coastal League ... also earned a spot on the CIFSan Diego Section All-Academic Team ... rushed 24 times for a career-high 231 yards and six touchdowns against Horizon, also making 10 tackles, blocking a punt and completing five of nine passes for 91 yards ... as a junior, rushed for 843 yards and 15 touchdowns, completed 78 of 144 passes for 1,233 yards and 15 scores and notched 45 tackles and four interceptions on defense en route to first-team All-Coastal League, Coastal Conference Player of the Year, National Football Foundation MVP and CIFSan Diego Section All-Academic Team honors ... in 46 career games, rushed 361 times for 2,233 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry, and completed 162 of 326 passes for 2,488 yards and 24 scores ... was intercepted just seven times ... produced 10 games of 100 yards or more on the ground and his career totals also include 208 tackles and nine interceptions ... as a sophomore was a wide receiver on offense, catching 29 passes for 521 yards and


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Joshua Jeter Slot Back

four touchdowns ... also lettered in basketball, helping Lancers to 78 wins and a pair of league titles over four varsity seasons ... inducted into Francis Parker School Hall of Fame ... member of Links Achievers and president of Chess Club ... was recruited by Duke, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Boston College, Nevada and several Big Sky schools, choosing Cal Poly because it "has a great tradition in both the classroom as well as on the football field. With all of the great coaches and people that make up the Cal Poly program, I will be able to grow as a student-athlete. Additionally, it was one of the few schools to recruit me as a quarterback and this was huge for me." Personal -- Son of Michael and Vanessa Jenkins ... one brother, Mikal, and one sister, Keara ...aspires to play in the NFL ... claims to be "the best college basketball player that does not play college basketball" ... born August 29, 1997, in San Diego, Calif. ... majoring in computer science. Year 2015 Totals:

Aaron Johnson Defensive Back

Rushing Passing No. Yards TD LG Comp. Att. Int. Pct. Yds. TD LG 18 97 1 50 3 16 0 .214 59 0 26 18 97 1 50 3 16 0 .188 59 0 26

Career Single-Game Highs: Rushes: 16 vs. Portland State, 2015 Rushing Yards: 93 vs. Portland State, 2015 Rushing TDs: 1 vs. Portland State, 2015 Longest Rush: 50 vs. Portland State, 2015 Completions: 3 vs. Portland State, 2015 Attempts: 14 vs. Portland State, 2015 Passing Yards: 59 vs. Portland State, 2015 Interceptions: 0 Passing TDs: 1 vs. Portland State, 2015 Longest Pass: 26 (Jordan Hines) vs. Portland State, 2015

Joshua Jeter

J.J. Koski

Wide receiver

SB • 5-4 • 173 • Junior

Paso Robles, CA / Paso Robles High School

2015 -- Member of squad but did not play any games as a sophomore ... expected to back up the W-Backs this fall. 2014 -- Member of squad but did not play in any games as a redshirt freshman ... played in 2015 Spring Game and rushed four times for six yards. 2013 -- Redshirt ... participated in 2014 Spring Camp. High School -- A 2013 graduate of Paso Robles High School, where he was a running back and kick return specialist under head coach Rich Schimke ... netted 284 yards on 47 carries, including 191 yards on 33 trips and a pair of touchdowns against Santa Ynez ... averaged 31.9 yards on nine kickoff returns ... helped Bearcats to 6-5 record in 2012 season, a 3-3 mark for fourth place in the Pac 7 League and a berth in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs ... also competed in track and field with a best mark of 11.89 in the 100, posted at the San Luis Obispo County Meet. Personal -- Son of Roy and Lenora Jeter ... no siblings ... member of Cal Poly's Society of Black Engineers and Scientists. the Black Student Union and Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Action ... born Sept. 9, 1994 ... industrial engineering major.

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Aaron Johnson DB • 6-2 • 190 • Sophomore

Fresno, CA / Edison High School

2015 -- Played in 10 of Cal Poly's 11 games as a redshirt freshman backup safety, missing the Sacramento State contest ... made three tackles -- one each against Montana, Arizona State and UC Davis ... all were solo stops. 2014 -- Redshirt ... played in 2015 Spring Game, collecting a

pair of solo tackles. High School -- Johnson collected 75 tackles, one interception and 10 pass breakups as a senior safety under head coach Matt Johnson at Edison High School in Fresno ... also forced four fumbles and recovered a pair ... played in City-County All-Star Game ... helped the Tigers to a 9-2 overall mark, second-place finish in the County/Metro League and a berth in the CIF-Central Section Division I playoffs ... as a junior, logged 55 tackles, including three sacks, and recovered four fumbles ... benches 235 pounds and squats 315 pounds ... also recruited by UC Davis, Johnson chose Cal Poly because “it has a great academic and athletic program.” Personal -- Son of Chavyee Byrd and Aaron Johnson ... no siblings ... born February 1, 1996, in Fresno, Calif. ... majors in business administration. Tackles Year Solo Ast. Tot.TFL-Y 2014 Redshirt 3 0 3 0.0-0 2015 Totals: 3 0 3 0.0-0

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Career Single-Game Highs: Total Tackles: 1 Three times Solo Tackles: 1 Three times Assisted Tackles: 0

Sacks Fumbles Passes No. Yds. FF FR-Y Int. Yds.Defl. 0.0 0.0

0 0

0 0

0-0 0-0

0 0

0 0

0 0

J.J. Koski

OL • 6-2 • 195 • Fresnham (RS)

Danville, CA / San Ramon Valley High School

2015 -- Redshirt ... expected to challenge Jake Smeltzer for backup role behind Kory Fox at the X-Back position ... played in 2016 Spring Game, returning one kickoff 19 yards. High School -- Koski caught 161 passes for 2,589 yards and 30 touchdowns in four varsity seasons under head coach Aaron Becker at San Ramon Valley High School ... the three-year varsity starter averaged 16.1 yards per catch and his career highs include 10 catches against California as a junior in 2013 and 187 yards versus Amador Valley as a senior in 2014 ... Wolves finished 7-5 in 2015, including a 4-2 mark for third place in the East Bay Athletic League, and reached the quarterfinal round of the CIF-North Coast Section Division 1 playoffs ... the team MVP caught 56 passes for 881 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior, earning first-team All-East Bay Athletic League, All-East Bay (Alameda and Contra Costa counties) and All-CIF-North Coast Section honors ... also was a second-team All-NorCal wide receiver, fourth-team all-state by CalHi Sports and was team captain and team MVP ... a year earlier, caught 64 passes for 1,003 yards and seven scores, earning first-team All-East Bay Athletic League honors as a wide receiver ... the four-year varsity letter winner caught 41 passes for 705 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore and had 13 receptions for 248 yards and five scores as a freshman ... also lettered in basketball and track at San Ramon Valley, recording the fifth-best time in school history in the 100 meters (10.9) and his best time in the 200 was 22.0 ... qualified for state finals in 4-by-400 relay ... as a starting guard led Wolves to 27-6 record and California state Division I championship in basketball as a senior ... also participated in swimming ... was recruited by Cal, Colorado, Boise State, San Jose State, Nevada, Montana and UC Davis, choosing to come to Cal Poly because of "its coaching staff, academic environment and location." Personal -- Son of Jay and Jamie Koski ... one sister, Hannah, who played soccer at Cal ... enjoys hiking, fishing, studying and family ... wants to be a developer or work in real estate ... born December 27, 1996, in San Ramon, Calif. ... majoring in business administration.


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2016 Cal Poly Mustangs Kyle Lewis

SB • 6-0 • 205 • Sophomore

San Marcos, CA / San Marcos High School

Kyle Lewis Slot Back

Nicolas Marrone Kicker

Tully McCalister Defensive Back

Expected to challenge DJ Peluso for starting nod at the S-Back (slot back) position this fall ... also could play at a wide receiver spot.

2015 -- Played in 10 of Cal Poly's 11 games as a sophomore, missing the Montana State contest ... a versatile player who can fill multiple positions ... rushed 40 times for 336 yards and six touchdowns, caught seven passes for 108 yards and two more scores and averaged 20.6 yards per kickoff return with a long of 37 yards ... scored four touchdowns on the ground, one shy of school record, in Southern Utah game, rushing for 121 yards on 11 carries ... scoring runs spanned 7, 6, 41 and 11 yards ... also surpassed the 50-yard mark and scored touchdowns against both Idaho State and Portland State ... season-high three catches for 34 yards and a score against Sacramento State ... also caught a touchdown pass, a 57-yarder, against Portland State ... four carries for 13 yards and one catch for five yards in 2016 Spring Game ... also returned one kickoff 26 yards. 2014 -- Used more as a wide receiver than as a slot back in his redshirt freshman season, Lewis caught nine passes for 96 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown grab from Chris Brown at Idaho State ... also rushed three times for 23 yards, including an 18-yard run at Weber State ... returned 20 kickoffs 415 yards (20.75 average), including a 49-yard return against UC Davis and a 36yarder against Montana State ... made two tackles on special teams ... no carries or catches in 2015 Spring Game. 2013 -- Redshirt ... did not play in 2014 Spring Game due to injury. High School -- Lewis was a running back and free safety under head coach Jason Texler at San Marcos High School in San Diego County. As a senior, he rushed for 455 yards on 69 carries, scoring six touchdowns, and also caught 15 passes for 311 yards and another score. Lewis earned second-team All-Valley League honors as he led the Knights to a 5-6 overall record and a spot in the CIF-San Diego Section Division II playoffs. In his junior season (2011), Lewis made 85 tackles on defense, recovered a fumble and returned a kickoff 79 yards for a score against Orange Glen. He was recruited by Idaho State, South Dakota, Campbell, Azusa Pacific, Menlo College and Pasadena College, choosing Cal Poly "because academically and athletically, it was the right fit for me." Lewis also was a member of the San Marcos track and field team with personal bests of 10.88 in the 100 meters and 21.88 in the 200 meters, both school records set as a senior, and also breaking the school mark in the 400 relay as a sophomore. He also wrestled as a sophomore. Personal -- Son of Gerald Lewis and Christina Iemma ... two brothers, Isiah Hennie and Terrell Burgess, and one sister, Jordan Lewis ... Isiah Hennie is a wide receiver and return specialist at Sacramento State ... wants to own his own business and become a sports broadcaster ... enjoys spending time with family, traveling and going to the beach ... born April 22, 1995, in San Diego, Calif. ... majors in communication studies. WORKING OVERTIME Cal Poly has played seven overtime games since the tiebreaker rule was adopted in 1994. The Mustangs are 16, beating host New Mexico State in one OT, 38-35, in 1997. Both of Cal Poly’s losses at home -- 29-26 to Northern Iowa in 2002 and 53-51 to Eastern Washington in 2011 -- were in triple OT. Cal Poly fell 35-32 in one OT at Idaho State in 1996; 43-40 in four OTs at Weber State in 2001; dropped a 36-35 single-overtime decision to Wisconsin in 2008 and fell 21-14 at Montana in one overtime in 2013.

Year 2013 2014 2015 Totals:

Rushing No. Yds. TD Redshirt 3 23 0 40 336 6 43 359 6

Receiving KO Returns LG No.Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG 18 41 41

9 96 7 108 16 204

1 44 2 57 3 57

20 415 11 227 31 642

Career Single-Game Highs: Rushes: 11 vs. Southern Utah, 2015 Rushing Yards: 121 vs. Southern Utah, 2015 Rushing TDs: 4 vs. Southern Utah, 2015 Longest Rush: 41 vs. Southern Utah, 2015 Receptions: 3 vs. Sacramento State, 2015 Receiving Yards: 57 vs. Portland State, 2015 Receiving TDs: 1 Three times Longest Reception: 57 vs. Portland State, 2015 Kickoff Returns: 5, Four times Kickoff Return Yards: 128 vs. Montana State, 2014 Kickoff Return TDs: 0 Longest Kickoff Return: 49 vs. UC Davis, 2014

0 49 0 37 0 49

Nicolas Marrone K • 5-8 • 160 • Freshman (RS)

Clovis, CA / Clovis West High School

2015 -- Redshirt ... expected to back up Alex Vega and Casey Sublette this fall ... kicked a 41-yard punt in 2016 Spring Game. High School -- A kicker and punter under head coaches Mike Parsons and George Petrissans at Clovis West High School ... notched 65 career touchbacks on kickoffs, made 63 consecutive PAT kicks and his longest punt was 73 yards ... selected to play in 2015 Fresno City-County All-Star Game ... as a junior made 39 of 40 PAT kicks and all six field goal attempts with a long of 47 yards ... averaged 36.5 yards per punt with a long of 52 yards and eaarned 25 touchbacks on kickoffs ... made the Principal's Honor Roll all four years. Personal -- Son of Alfio and Iliana Marrone ... father is a Cal Poly graduate ... two sisters, Alina and Analis ... aspires to own his own winery ... member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Action ... has volunteered for Youth Flag Football and Special Olympics ... born September 7, 1996, in Fresno, Calif. ... majoring in wine and viticulture.

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Tully McCalister DB • 6-0 • 200 • Sophomore

Palo Alto, CA / Palo Alto High School/Nevada

Nevada -- A redshirt in 2014 and did not see any action in his redshirt freshman season (2015) at Nevada ... has three years of eligibility remaining ... transferred to Cal Poly in time for 2016 Spring Camp and made three tackles in 2016 Spring Game. High School -- A 2014 graduate of Palo Alto High School ... named to the all-region offensive and defensive first team by the San Jose Mercury News ... earned all-conference honors after leading the Vikings with 118 tackles (58 solo) as a senior under head coach Earl Hansen ... three tackles for lost yardage and one interception ... a tight end on offense with 17 catches for 312 yards and a pair of touchdowns ... winner of Palo Alto’s Travis Brewer Award, an award named after his cousin ... letter winner in both football and lacrosse ... selected to the all-league second team as a midfielder in lacrosse. Personal -- Son of Lenray McCalister and Kim Murray ... father played football at San Jose State ... has one uncle who played football at the University of Oregon, another who played baseball for the Los Angeles Dodgers and a cousin, Mike Scott, who was a wide receiver at Idaho ... one brother, Nate ... born Jan. 31, 1996 ... hobbies include playing sports, listening to music and hanging with family and friends ... business administration major.


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Carson McMurtrey WR • 6-4 • 205 • Senior

Folsom, CA / Folsom High School

Carson McMurtrey Wide Receiver

Matt McNab

Defensive Back

Caleb Melton Defensive Line

Listed No. 1 on the preseason depth chart at Z-Back (wide receiver) position this fall.

2015 -- Played in all 11 games as a backup to Willie Tucker and Roland Jackson Jr. at X-Back (wide receiver) as a junior ... will move to the Z-Back position this fall ... did not make any catches ... caught two passes for 13 yards in 2016 Spring Game. 2014 -- Played in all 12 games as a backup wide receiver and made three catches for 26 yards ... two receptions against South Dakota State and one against Northern Arizona ... caught a pair of passes for 40 yards in 2015 Spring Game, including a 29yarder from Andrew Barna. 2013 -- Played in eight games with four starts as a redshirt freshman ... four catches for 62 yards, including three receptions in final game of season at Northern Colorado ... also caught a pass in Weber State game ... expected to back up the Z-Backs (wide receivers) this fall ... no catches in 2014 Spring Game. 2012 -- Redshirt ... made two catches for 23 yards in 2013 Spring Game ... one of the receptions was a 16-yarder from Vince Moraga for a touchdown. High School -- In eight games under head coach Kris Richardson at Folsom High School, McMurtrey caught 51 passes for 987 yards and eight touchdowns ... missed several early season contests due to a hamstring injury ... caught 12 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown -- a 99-yarder from Tanner Trosin -- in the CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship game against Vacaville, won by Vacaville 39-35 ... also caught nine passes in games against Grant and Elk Grove and caught four passes, all for touchdowns, for 200 yards against Rio Linda ... Folsom finished 11-3 overall and second in the Delta River League at 4-1 ... played in the Battle of the Bay All-Star Game in December 2011 ... a teammate of Trosin since seventh grade, McMurtrey caught 12 passes for 160 yards and one score as a junior at Folsom ... Bulldogs were 14-1 and state Division II champions in 2010 ... also lettered in baseball as a freshman and sophomore. Personal -- Son of Mike and Michelle McMurtrey ... father played football at New Mexico State ... one brother, Jarrod ... enjoys going to the beach and Folsom Lake as hobbies ... claims he "could beat Tiger Woods in a round of golf in his prime" and "I can cook Minute Rice in 59 seconds" ... born January 12, 1994, in Folsom, Calif. ... majors in business administration. Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 Totals:

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Rushing Receiving KO Returns No. Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG Redshirt 0 0 0 0 4 62 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 26 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 88 0 36 0 0 0 0

Career Single-Game Highs: Receptions: 3 vs. Northern Colorado, 2013 Receiving Yards: 48 vs. Northern Colorado, 2013 Receiving TDs: 0 Longest Reception: 36 vs. Northern Colorado, 2013

NCAA FCS PLAYOFFS Cal Poly has earned FCS playoff berths three times. The Mustangs earned their initial FCS playoff berth in 2005, beating Montana 35-21 in the first round before falling to Texas State 147 in the quarterfinals. In 2008, Cal Poly fell to Weber State 49-35 in Alex G. Spanos Stadium. The Mustangs lost to Sam Houston State 18-16 in the second round of the 2012 playoffs. The Mustangs failed to earn an invitation to the playoffs in 2004 despite their 9-2 record. The 1997 squad went 10-1 and also failed to make the playoffs.

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DB • 5-7 • 175 • Junior

Northridge, CA / Notre Dame High School

2015 -- Played in four games as a backup in the defensive secondary as a sophomore ... did not record any tackles ... made pair of tackles in 2016 Spring Game. 2014 -- Squad member, but did not play in any games as a redshirt freshman ... made three tackles, one for lost yardage, in 2015 Spring Game. 2013 -- Redshirt ... made one tackle in 2014 Spring Game. High School -- McNab earned first-team All-Serra League honors as a senior and second-team all-league accolades as a junior under head coach Kevin Rooney at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks. The Knights were 8-4 in 2012, finished tied for first place in the Serra League at 3-1 and reached the quarterfinal round of the CIF-Southern Section Pac 5 playoffs. McNab recorded a team-leading 97 tackles along with two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles. McNab can bench press 275 pounds and squat 400 pounds and was named his team's lifter of the year. He served in student government, is a member of the California Scholastic Federation and played in the Daily News All-Star Game. McNab also played baseball at Notre Dame, hitting .300 as a senior outfielder in 2013 with three doubles, one home run and eight RBI. He graduated cum laude. Personal -- Son of Joe and Neezer McNab ... one brother, Ryan, a freshman on the Cal Poly football team ... managed over 100 employees during internship at Simply Fresh Fruit in summer of 2015 ... served another internship with Chip Dickens in summer of 2016 ... born November 2, 1994, in Tarzana, Calif. ... majors in business administration.

Tackles Year Solo Ast. Tot.TFL-Y 2013 Redshirt 2014 0 0 0 0.0-0 2014 0 0 0 0.0-0 Totals: 0 0 0 0.0-0

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Career Single-Game Highs: Total Tackles: 0

Sacks Fumbles Passes No. Yds. FF FR-Y Int. Yds.Defl. 0.0 0.0 0.0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0-0 0-0 0-0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

Caleb Melton DL • 6-3 • 235 • Junior

Placerville, CA / El Dorado HS/American River College

2015 -- Redshirt ... expected to back up the defensive ends at Cal Poly this fall ... made one tackle, a sack, in 2016 Spring Game. American River College -- Played two years on the defensive line and helped Beavers to 10-2 overall record and NorCal Conference title in 2014. High School -- Earned All-Sierra Valley Conference honors as both a junior and senior at El Dorado High School in Placerville ... a tight end and defensive end ... caught 31 passes as a senior and made 27 tackles, including four sacks ... also competed in track and field, placing third in the league finals in both the shot put and discus as a senior ... personal best of 45-2 1/2 in shot put helped Cougars to league title all four years ... member of 4-H for nine years and worked on the family farm called Kids Inc ... chose to transfer to Cal Poly because "multiple family members have attended here." Personal -- Son of Tom Melton and Mary Watkins ... one brother, Drew, and one sister, Hannah ... wants to be a high school teacher and football coach ... grew up on an apple farm ... born July 25, 1995, in Placerville, Calif. ... majoring in anthropology and geography.


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Raven Middleton

SB • 6-2 • 204 • Freshman (RS)

National City, CA / Sweetwater High School

Raven Middleton Slot Back

Jared Mohamed Fullback

Trey Nahhas Slot Back

2015 -- Redshirt ... expected to back up an experienced group of fullbacks, including Joe Protheroe and Jared Mohamed, this fall eight carries for 32 yards in 2016 Spring Game. High School -- Middleton was a 1,000-yard rusher as a senior under head coach Brian Hay at Sweetwater High School last fall ... rushed for 1,041 yards and 17 touchdowns, averaging 9.1 yards per carry and also caught six passes for 144 yards, one for a touchdown en route to first-team All-Metro-South Bay League honors ... produced five 100-yard games, including 272 yards on just 15 carries and five touchdowns against Hilltop ... on defense, recorded 58 tackles (38 solo), including 8.5 sacks and 18 tackles for lost yardage ... also recovered a fumble for a touchdown ... Sweetwater was 10-1 overall, capturing the Metro-South Bay League title and reaching the quarterfinal round of the CIF-San Diego Section Division 3 playoffs before losing to Morse 12-0 ... as a junior in 2013, rushed for 703 yards and four touchdowns, cracking the 100-yard mark twice, and compiled 62 tackles (48 solo), including five sacks and 22 tackles for lost yardage, along with a pair of fumble recoveries ... also played basketball, averaging 7.9 points and 11.3 rebounds as a junior and 14.6 points and 7.6 rebounds as a senior ... slso recruited by Howard and Idaho State, Middleton chose Cal Poly "because of the wonderful environment. They have a great coaching staff that cares about the players as well as their families. The school is beautiful as well as the people. The academic program is great as well as the facilities. Cal Poly will always have a special place in my heart" ... on Jan. 23, the first day of Middleton's official visit to Cal Poly, Middleton's father, David, passed away ... "It was the last day I saw my dad alive," said Middleton. "After we explored the beautiful campus for a day, he was excited for me to attend Cal Poly for the next four years. My dad enjoyed his time with the great coaching staff and the coaches said all my dad could talk about was how proud he was of his kids. I'm grateful to have had him there to visit the campus with me and I'm excited to be a Mustang for the next four years of my life." Personal -- Son of David Middleton and Annette Ortega ... no siblings ... born February 15, 1997, in San Diego, Calif. ... majoring in agricultural systems management.

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Jared Mohamed FB • 6-0 • 220 • Junior

Brawley, CA / Brawley High School

Expected to share playing time with Joe Protheroe and Reagan Enger at fullback this fall.

2015 -- Played in 10 of Cal Poly's 11 games as a sophomore fullback, including starts against Idaho State, Southern Utah and Sacramento State ... missed season finale against North Dakota ... accumulated 463 yards rushing on 102 carries, including seasonhigh 107 yards on 24 trips against Southern Utah ... scored single touchdowns against Northern Iowa (two yards), Portland State (one yard) and Sacramento State (seven yards) ... also caught two passes for 18 yards ... catches were against Portland State and Sacramento State ... named team's most improved player ... five carries for 33 yards in 2016 Spring Game, including runs of 10 and 12 yards 2014 -- Member of squad, but did not play in any games as a redshirt freshman ... had a breakout spring camp, impressing the coaches with his performance at fullback ... gained 69 yards on 14 carries in 2015 Spring Game, including runs of 14 and 15

yards. 2013 -- Redshirt ... recruited as a linebacker, but switched to fullback ... three carries for 29 yards in 2014 Spring Game and also caught one pass for 12 yards. High School -- The fourth Mohamed brother to play football at Cal Poly, following Marty, Kyle and Dylan, Jared put together a pair of 1,200-yard seasons rushing under head coach Jon Self at Brawley High School. As a senior, Mohamed rushed for 1,216 yards and 13 touchdowns despite missing two games due to a knee injury, averaging 7.1 yards per carry en route to All-Imperial Valley League first-team honors. He had six 100-yard games on the ground, including 232 yards against Madison and 206 against Central. Mohamed also made 49 tackles (23 solo) on defense along with one tackle for lost yardage and one pass deflection. In his junior campaign, Mohamed rushed for 1,222 yards and 16 touchdowns. He was named Imperial Valley League Offensive Player of the Year and also was a first-team All-Imperial Valley selection on defense. Mohamed helped the Wildcats to Imperial Valley League titles in 2010 and 2012 and earned all-league honors on offense and defense as a junior in 2011. His career numbers include over 3,000 yards rushing, 34 touchdowns and 120 tackles. Mohamed, a three-year varsity starter in football, had a stellar senior year in baseball as well, hitting .397 as the Wildcats’ right fielder with four doubles and 25 RBI. Personal -- Son of Marty and Dee Mohamed ... four brothers, Marty, Kyle, Dylan and Andrew, and one sister, Lindsey ... Marty, Kyle and Dylan all played football at Cal Poly ... born September 12, 1995, in Brawley, Calif. ... majors in business administration. Year 2013 2014 2015 Totals:

Rushing Receiving KO Returns No. Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG Redshirt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 102 463 3 26 2 18 0 13 0 0 0 0 102 463 3 26 2 18 0 13 0 0 0 0

Career Single-Game Highs: Rushes: 24 vs. Idaho State, 2015; vs. Southern Utah, 2015 Rushing Yards: 107 vs. Southern Utah, 2015 Rushing TDs: 1 Three times Longest Rush: 26 vs. Arizona State, 2015 Receptions: 1 vs. Portland State, 2015; vs. Sacramento State, 2015 Receiving Yards: 13 vs. Portland State, 2015 Receiving TDs: 0 Longest Reception: 13 vs. Portland State, 2015 Kickoff Returns: 0 Kickoff Return Yards: 0 Kickoff Return TDs: 0 Longest Kickoff Return: 0

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Trey Nahhas

SB • 6-1 • 195 • Freshman (RS)

Sacramento, CA / Monterey Trail High School

2015 -- Redshirt ... did not play in 2016 Spring Game due to injury ... suffered tear of anterior cruciate ligament and will return to squad in September 2016. High School -- Nahhas rushed for a CIF-Sac-Joaquin Sectionleading 2,599 yards and scored 34 touchdowns out of a veer offense directed by head coach T.J. Ewing at Monterey Trail High School in Elk Grove, earning first-team all-state Division I and All-NorCal honors by Max Preps, third-team all-state honors by Cal-Hi Sports and Sacramento Bee Offensive Player of the Year ... for good measure, Nahhas completed three of six passes for 112 yards and caught 11 passes for 115 yards ... other senioryear awards include team MVP, first-team All-Delta League and a spot in the Sacramento Bee Optimist All-Star Game, earning player of the game honors for the South team after scoring on a pair of one-yard runs and recovering a fumble ... rushed for 885 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior en route to second-team All-Delta League honors ... in his prep career, rushed for 4,001


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Nik Navarro Linebacker

yards on 582 carries (6.9 average per carry) and 49 touchdowns ... also lettered in track and field with best marks of 12-8 in the pole vault (school record), 11.62 in 100 meters and 42.05 in 4-by100 relay (school record) ... ranked ninth overall in his senior class ... participated in Design and Technology Academy ... in addition to Cal Poly, Nahhas was recruited by UC Davis and Sacramento State ... chose to be a Mustang because of the football team's great coaches and players, it utilizes a run-heavy offense and he wants to major in biomedical engineering. Personal -- Son of Kevin Nahhas and Tiffany BrownPilkinton ... no siblings ... born April 15, 1995, in Manteca, Calif. ... majoring in biomedical engineering.

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Nik Navarro

LB • 6-1 • 240 • Freshman (RS)

Fontana, CA / Jurupa Hills High School

Carter Nichols Defensive Back

Sam Ogee

Offensive Line

DJ Peluso Slot Back

2015 -- Redshirt ... listed No. 2 at Mike (middle) linebacker behind Joseph Gigantino III on preseason depth chart ... made five tackles, including one sack, in 2016 Spring Game. High School -- Navarro compiled 241 tackles and blocked five field goal attempts in his last two seasons under head coach Ed McMillon at Jurupa Hills High School in?Fontana ... as a senior, recorded 112 tackles, including three sacks, along with one interception, two fumble recoveries, forced four fumbles and blocked three field goal attempts ... his statistics as a junior include 129 tackles, three more interceptions, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two sacks and two more blocked field goal attempts ... twice earned first-team all-league and CIF-Southern Section division honors and was second-team All-Area as a senior ... was a league MVP and a two-time defensive MVP of his team ... in 2013, led Jurupa Hills to a 12-2 overall mark, Mountain Valley League title and CIF-Southern Section East Valley Division championship ... last fall, Jurupa Valley finished second in the San Andreas League and qualified for the CIF-Southern Section Inland Division playoffs, finishing 5-6 ... also recruited by Idaho, Montana State and Sacramento State, Navarro chose to be a Mustang because "I believe Cal Poly will offer a better educational and athletic opportunity. It is a school whose reputation speaks for itself. I would like to follow in a long line of Buck Buchanan Award winners and believe that Cal Poly can help me achieve this." Personal -- Son of Ruby Navarro ... one brother, Adrian, and one sister, Jade ... wants to be a lawyer or sports agent ... born July 15, 1997, in Fontana, Calif. ... industrial technology major.

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Carter Nichols

DB • 5-11 • 180 • Freshman (RS)

Danville, CA / San Ramon Valley High School

2015 -- Redshirt ... named special teams scout team player of the year ... expected to back up Kitu Humphrey and Aaron Johnson at left safety this fall ... six tackles in 2016 Spring Game. High School -- A wide receiver and defensive back under head coaches Mark Kessler and Aaron Becker at San Ramon Valley High School ... as a senior caught 38 passes for 563 yards and four touchdowns while recording a pair of interceptions, returning one for a touchdown ... Wolves were 7-5 in 2014, reaching the second round of the CIF-North Coast Section Division I playoffs ... as a junior in 2013, Nichols caught 25 passes for 298 yards and four scores while notching 97 total tackles (63 solo) and four interceptions, three pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble ... San Ramon Valley captured East Bay Athletic League title in 2013 ... also played lacrosse, helping Wolves capture pair of CIF-North Coast Section titles ... after visiting UC

Davis and University of San Diego, chose to play football at Cal Poly because "the education was a great fit and also the opportunity to play football." Personal -- Son of Drew and Colleen Nichols ... both are graduates of Saint Mary's College ... two sisters, Cassidy and Makenna ... wants to work in the stock market ... enjoys snowboarding and playing with his dogs (Max and Ralph) ... born November 2, 1996, in Danville, Calif. ... majoring in business administration.

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Sam Ogee

OL • 6-4 • 295 • Freshman (RS)

Livermore, CA / Livermore High School

2015 -- Played in final three games of redshirt freshman season as a reserve guard on the offensive line ... likely will move to left tackle to back up Matthew Fisher and Colin Goebel this fall ... played in 2016 Spring Game. 2014 -- Redshirt ... played in 2015 Spring Game. High School -- Ogee was an offensive lineman and defensive tackle as a senior under head coach Greg Haubner at Livermore High School last fall ... was named the Cowboys’ best overall lineman and, on defense, earned 80 tackles, seven sacks, one fumble recovery, one interception and one quarterback hurry en route to second-team All-East Bay Athletic League honors ... also earned the team’s Anvil Award for the second straight year as the best overall lineman as well as the Outstanding Cowboy Award ... as a junior, made 30 tackles, recovered a fumble and sacked the quarterback once, earning All-East Bay Athletic League honorable mention praise ... also was named his team’s best defensive lineman in 2012 ... Ogee, who came to Cal Poly with a 4.3 gradepoint average and landed on the Principal’s Honor Roll every trimester, also played lacrosse at Livermore High and ran track as a freshman and sophomore ... chose to be a Mustang over Yale, Harvard, UC Davis, Sacramento State and Brown because “it felt like the best fit for me academically and athletically. I also felt at home on the campus.” Personal -- Son of Roger and Linda Ogee ... one brother, Jack ... lists sports, video games and outdoor activities as hobbies ... hates peanut butter ... member of Cal Poly Accounting Club ... born January 24, 1996, in Livermore, Calif. ... majors in business administration.

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DJ Peluso

SB • 6-0 • 225 • Senior

So. San Francisco, CA / El Camino High School/CSM

Expected to battle Kyle Lewis for starting nod at the S-Back (slot back) position this fall.

2015 -- In first season as a Mustang, rushed for 278 yards and one touchdown and caught eight passes for 55 yards ... lone touchdown of year was a 19-yard run in final three minutes of UC Davis game ... rushed for 108 yards on 12 carries against Southern Utah ... also netted 77 yards on just nine trips against UC Davis ... longest run of season was 29 yards against Southern Utah ... averaged 16.8 yards per kickoff return with three returns of 20 or more yards ... rushed four times for 44 yards, including a 32-yard romp, caught a pair of passes for nine yards and blocked a punt in 2016 Spring Game. Community College -- Peluso played two seasons under head coach Bret Pollack at College of San Mateo, rushing for 1,040 yards and 11 touchdowns ... as a freshman, rushed for 523 yards and five scores while catching six passes for 89 yards and another touchdown ... gained 159 yards on just 11 carries against Laney,


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Jerek Rosales Defensive Back

Dan Sanchez Wide Receiver

2016 Cal Poly Mustangs

scoring twice, and added 124 yards on 16 trips, scoring three times, against Modesto ... in his sophomore season, generated similar numbers, rushing for 517 yards and six touchdowns including two more 100-yard games, and catching four passes for 58 yards en route to first-team All-NorCal honors as a running back ... an all-state nominee as well ... also averaged 32.6 yards on 14 kickoff returns, including a long of 69 yards ... made the Dean's List all three years at College of San Mateo ... a grayshirt in 2012. High School -- A 2012 graduate of El Camino High School in South San Francisco ... under head coach Mark Turner, rushed for 1,565 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior and also threw a pair of touchdown passes and caught six passes for scores ... on defense, made 116 tackles, forced four fumbles and intercepted two passes ... also returned punts and kickoffs ... earned firstteam All-Peninsula League and first-team All-San Mateo County honors and was named his team's running back, linebacker and offensive player of the year ... also lettered in baseball as a catcher and right fielder ... hit .361 with three doubles, a triple and four stolen bases ... recruited by Hawai'i. Cal, USC, North Dakota, Kansas and Kennesaw State, Peluso chose to attend Cal Poly because he can obtain "a very good degree, San Luis Obispo has beautiful weather, the football team runs the same offense and it has a winning tradition in the Big Sky." Personal -- Son of Marco Peruso and Janine Barrett ... one brother, Nick, and one sister, Fabiana ... goals at Cal Poly are to "earn his degree and lead the Mustangs to a championship as an impact player" ... enjoys working with children who have special needs ... born November 11, 1993, in San Francisco ... majoring in ethnic studies.

Year 2015 Totals:

Rushing Receiving KO Returns No. Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG 40 278 1 29 8 55 0 11 9 151 0 23 40 278 1 29 8 55 0 11 9 151 0 23

Career Single-Game Highs: Rushes: 12 vs. Southern Utah, 2015 Rushing Yards: 108 vs. Southern Utah, 2015 Rushing TDs: 1 vs. UC Davis, 2015 Longest Rush: 29 vs. Southern Utah, 2015 Receptions: 3 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015 Receiving Yards: 19 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015; vs. Idaho State, 2015 Receiving TDs: 0 Longest Reception: 11 vs. Montana State, 2015; vs. Idaho State, 2015 Kickoff Returns: 5 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015 Kickoff Return Yards: 76 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015 Kickoff Return TDs: 0 Longest Kickoff Return: 23 vs. Montana, 2015

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Jerek Rosales DB • 6-1 • 191 • Jrnior

Hercules, CA / De La Salle HS/Diablo Valley College

2015 -- Played in all 11 games as a sophomore backup in the defensive secondary in his first season at Cal Poly ... listed No. 1 on the preseason depth chart at left cornerback ... recorded seven tackles (three solo), including two stops against both Idaho State and Sacramento State ... broke up a pass in Southern Utah contest. Community College -- Rosales played one season at Diablo Valley College in 2014, notching 20 total tackles (11 solo) along with 1.5 sacks, one interception and a fumble recovery in the end zone for a touchdown against Santa Rosa Junior College ... helped Vikings to a 7-4 record and a berth in the East Bay Bowl. High School -- A 2014 graduate of De La Salle High School in Concord where, as a senior under head coach Justin Alumbaugh, earned 46 tackles (35 solo), two pass breakups, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt in just seven games ... also intercepted three passes, all in the second quarter against Saint

Mary's of Stockton, returning one of them 93 yards for a touchdown, and returned a kickoff 98 yards for another score against Clayton Valley Charter ... earned first-team All-Freelance League, All-Contra Costa County and All-Metro honors ... notched 34 tackles as a junior and also played basketball and ran track at De La Salle ... recruited by Hawaii, Nevada, UNLV, San Jose State, New Mexico State, Idaho, Fresno State and Sacramento State, Rosales selected Cal Poly "mainly because of the academics and I wanted to stay close to home. On my visit, everything just seemed right about the coaches, players and the campus. Graduating with a degree from Cal Poly will open up a lot of opportunities after school." Personal -- Son of Mel and Kayann Rosales ... two brothers, Jalen and Jamel ... wants to own his own business and "be my own boss" fluent in French and Spanish ... born December 19, 1995, in Berkeley, Calif. ... majoring in psychology. Tackles Year Solo Ast. Tot.TFL-Y 2015 3 4 7 0.0-0 Totals: 3 4 7 0.0-0

Sacks Fumbles Passes No. Yds. FF FR-Y Int. Yds.Defl. 0.0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1

Career Single-Game Highs: Total Tackles: 2 vs. Idaho State, 2015; vs. Sacramento State, 2015 Solo Tackles: 1 Three times Assisted Tackles: 2 vs. Idaho State, 2015; vs. Sacramento State, 2015 Pass Breakup: 1 vs. Southern Utah, 2015

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Dan Sanchez

WR • 5-9 • 170 • Freshman (RS)

Chula Vista, CA / Hilltop High School

2015 -- Redshirt ... a walk-on who secured a spot on the roster in 2016 Spring Camp. High School -- A three-year starting quarterback under head coach Cody Roelof at Hilltop High School in Chula Vista, passing for 2,558 yards and 22 touchdowns in his varsity career ... also rushed for 794 yards and 17 scores in career ... led Lancers to 10-2 record, Metro League title and the semifinals of the CIFSan Diego Section playoffs as a junior in 2013 ... tore his ACL in fifth game of senior campaign ... his statistics as a junior included 51 of 107 passing for 747 yards and three touchdowns; 71 carries for 274 yards and eight scores rushing ... in five games as a senior completed 42 of 94 passes for 752 yards and eight touchdowns while rushing for 406 yards on 60 carries (6.8 average per carry) and four scores ... as a sophomore in 2012 completed 75 of 166 passes for 1,059 yards and 11 touchdowns; rushed 35 times for 114 yards and five scores ... led Lancers freshman team to South Bay League title in 2011 ... also was an outfielder on Hilltop's baseball team for three years, hitting .251 as a sophomore, .277 as a junior and .302 as a senior ... led Lancers to three straight league titles in baseball ... earned academic honors as a sophomore, junior and senior ... also was yearbook editor ... chose to attend Cal Poly because of its "great academics and the lifestyle of the city of San Luis Obispo." Personal -- Son of Orlando and Susana Sanchez ... two brothers, Chris and Gabriel, and two sisters, Vivianna and Katarina ... aunt Erica Sanchez played basketball at New Mexico State while uncle Ryan Clark played baseball, also at New Mexico State ... wants to be a sports writer or work in law enforcement ... born November 29, 1996, in Chula Vista, Calif. ... journalism major. STREAKING MUSTANGS Cal Poly won seven straight games in 2012, 2008, 2004 and 1997. The 1973 Mustang squad won its first eight games while the 1953 team posted a perfect 9-0 mark. Longest winning streak by Cal Poly is 13 games from 1932-34.


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2016 Cal Poly Mustangs

Calvin Sandeen OL • 6-6 • 275 • Senior

Windsor, CA / El Molino HS/Santa Rosa Junior College

Calvin Sandeen Offensive Line

Tiasamo Savusa Defensive Line

Zach Shallcross Offensive Line

2015 -- Played in first six games of junior season, primarily at right or left tackle ... expected to challenge Billy Shipman II for playing time at right guard this fall. 2014 -- Redshirt ... played in 2015 Spring Game. Santa Rosa Junior College -- Utilized a grayshirt year and played two seasons at Santa Rosa Junior College under head coach Lenny Wagner ... has two years of eligibility remaining at Cal Poly ... started on an offensive line last fall that generated 356 yards and 30 points per game ... started the first five games before suffering a season-ending knee injury ... Santa Rosa finished 6-5 in 2013 ... as a freshman in 2012, Sandeen started eight games at right tackle. High School -- As a senior in 2010 at El Molino High School in Forestville, Sandeen caught three passes, one for a touchdown, and made 30 tackles, breaking up a pair of passes as well en route to a spot on the All-Sonoma County League first team as a defensive end ... selected to play in the Kiwanis High School All-Star Game for the Sonoma County League All-Stars ... also played basketball and volleyball at El Molino High ... was recruited by UC Davis, Colorado State, Wyoming and Old Dominion, choosing Cal Poly because “the area is awesome and the coaches have great chemistry with the players. The school is phenomenal and overall it is the perfect place for a guy like me. Cal Poly has a great business and economics program that caught my attention and the area, football team and coaches made me feel welcome and at home.” Personal -- Son of Mark Sandeen and Valri Dausy ... stepmother is Katie Sandeen ... four brothers, Bo, Zach, Jory and Jared ... his oldest brother came up with the name Calvin from the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip by Bill Watterson ... aspires to be a quantitative economist or play in the NFL ... enjoys white water rafting and cooking big meals for friends and family ... born June 21, 1993, in Healdsburg, Calif. ... majors in economics.

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Tiasamo Savusa DL • 6-1 • 290 • Sophomore

San Diego, CA / Madison High School

2015 -- Played in one game as a redshirt freshman and recorded his first collegiate tackle against Southern Utah ... expected to back up Marcus Paige-Allen and Augustino Elisaia at nose tackle this fall ... made one tackle in 2016 Spring Game. 2014 -- Redshirt ... played in 2015 Spring Game and earned a pair of tackles. High School -- Earned first-team All-Western League honors as a senior under head coach Rick Jackson at Madison High School in San Diego ... recorded 70 tackles (37 solo), including eight tackles for lost yardage and three sacks ... also recovered a fumble and intercepted two passes, returning one 20 yards for a touchdown against La Jolla ... named most valuable lineman on his team and earned second-team All-CIF-San Diego Section honors ... Warhawks finished 9-2 overall and reached the quarterfinal round of the CIF-San Diego Section Division II playoffs ... in 2012, Madison captured the state Division III title with a 14-1 record and Savusa garnered 60 tackles (41 solo), including three for lost yardage, along with three quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery ... also competed in track and field in the shot put and discus ... made the Honor Roll ... recruited by UC Davis and Idaho, Savusa chose Cal Poly because “I believe it has an excellent education program and I also believe in what Coach Walsh has planned for the football team. I would love to be a part of it.”

Personal -- Son of Logoitino and Faapaia Savusa ... one brother, Logoitino, and two sisters, Jade and Chasity ... Mustangs Josh, Noah and Lefi Letuligasenoa and Augustino Elisaia are cousins ... wants to be an accountant ... plays the ukulele ... member of The Island ... born December 10, 1995, in San Diego, Calif. ... majors in communication studies.

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Zach Shallcross OL • 6-4 • 275 • Sophomore

Anaheim, CA / Servite High School

2015 -- Played in six games as a backup on the offensive line as a redshirt freshman, primarily at right tackle ... expected to battle Nick Enriquez for playing time at right tackle this fall ... played in 2016 Spring Game. 2014 -- Redshirt ... played in 2015 Spring Game. High School -- As a senior under head coach A.J. Gass at Servite High School in Anaheim, Shallcross earned second-team All-Trinity League honors last fall ... Servite posted a 6-6 record, finished tied for third in the Trinity League and reached the quarterfinal round of the CIF-Southern Section Pac 5 Division playoffs ... for the 2013 season, Shallcross was selected by the coaching staff to wear the Kevin Stevenson honored jersey No. 78 because of his leadership, dedication and outstanding work ethic ... a member of the Curia, an elite corps of the Friars, and a team captain ... has recorded a 285-pound bench press and 445-pound squat ... also competed in track and field with best marks of 44-9 in the shot put and 104-2 in the discus ... current and former Mustangs who graduated from Servite include Karlton Dennis, Chris Nicholls and Bijon Samoodi ... Shallcross was recruited by California, Sacramento State, San Diego State and Merrimack, choosing Cal Poly “for its academic reputation and fell of the campus, and the football program.” He enjoys camping with his family and has been involved at Servite with feeding the homeless through “Her Servant’s Kitchen” ... a four-year Honors student. Personal -- Son of Chapman and Megan Shallcross ... two sisters, Sammy and Payton ... enjoys going to the beach and listening to music ... played guitar in a rock band for two years and currently mixes and produces music under the name of Verzacky ... wants to be a successful and fulfilling businessman ... born July 31, 1996, in Fullerton, Calif. ... business administration major. NO ZEROES ON THE BOARD Cal Poly has scored in 194 consecutive games. Last time the Mustangs were shut out was in 1998 by Nevada, 63-0, in Reno. The Mustangs also were shut out by Northern Arizona earlier in the 1998 season, 9-0. The Mustangs were held to a single field goal twice during the run and to a lone touchdown four times as well. Cal Poly’s two shutouts to start the 2006 season were its first since a 310 shutout over Northern Colorado on Nov. 13, 2004. Rich Ellerson earned six shutouts in eight seasons as head coach at Cal Poly, including three in that 2006 campaign. Cal Poly’s only win by shutout since then was a 47-0 triumph over Weber State in 2013 at home.


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2016 Cal Poly Mustangs

Mekai Sheffie

DB • 5-10 • 185 • Sophomore

Los Angeles, CA / Loyola High School

Mekai Sheffie Defensive Back

Nate Shipley Defensive Line

Jake Smeltzer Wide Receiver

2015 -- Played in four games as a backup cornerback in redshirt freshman season ... recorded no tackles ... listed No. 2 behind Kevin Griffin at right cornerback on preseason depth chart. 2014 -- Redshirt ... made one tackle in 2015 Spring Game. High School -- A wide receiver and cornerback as a senior under head coach Marvin Sanders at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, Sheffie caught eight passes for 232 yards and five touchdowns last fall while on defense earned 31 tackles (17 solo) and 11 pass breakups ... also returned an interception for a touchdown and recovered one fumble ... Loyola was 4-6 in 2013 selected to play in the D1Bound All-Star Game in December as well as the PrepStar/CaliClassic Senior Bowl ... also competed in track and field with best marks of 10.67 in the 100 (at the CIFSouthern Section Masters Meet) and 22.79 in the 200. He anchored the school’s 4-by-100 relay team which finished second in the 2013 state finals with a time of 40.83 seconds ... in football as a junior, Sheffie caught eight passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns ... also played rugby for championship Santa Monica Rugby Club ... recruited by Wyoming, Fordham, Penn, Yale and Cornell, Sheffie chose Cal Poly because “I wanted an environment that would challenge me academically while allowing me to play at the highest possible division in football. The coaching staff was genuine and supportive, the location is close to home, and the possibility of playing on a championship team makes it all the better” ... has volunteered at The Jenesse Center for Battered and Abused Women. Personal -- Son of Willard and Stacie Sheffie ... one brother, Josiah, and one sister, Rhiann ... wants to be an orthopedic surgeon ... has worked at the Mid-State Fair and a Tennessee summer camp ... member of Block P, Cal Poly's letterman's club, and Black Student Union ... born July 20, 1996, in Los Angeles ... majors in biological sciences.

Tackles Year Solo Ast. Tot.TFL-Y 2014 Redshirt 2015 0 0 0 0.0-0 Totals: 0 0 0 0.0-0

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Nate Shipley DL • 6-4 • 260 • Senior

Longmont, CO / Niwot High School

2015 -- Member of squad but did not play in any games ... expected to play a reserve role on the defensive line this fall ... made two tackles and recovered a fumble in 2016 Spring Game. 2012-14 -- A walk-on who participated in 2014 Spring Camp ... recorded one tackle and a pass breakup in 2014 Spring Game ... utilized his redshirt year in 2012. High School -- A 2012 graduate of Niwot High School in Colorado ... a two-year varsity starter on the offensive and defensive lines under head coach Ron Tesone ... made 25 tackles, including a pair of sacks, as a junior in 2010 and 52 tackles, including four sacks, en route to All-3A Northern League honorable mention praise as a senior in 2011 ... Cougars were 2-8 in 2011 and 3-7 in 2010 ... also a three-year varsity rugby letter win-

ner, leading Cougars to state playoffs each year, including a state title in 2009 and the semifinals in 2011 ... also competed in wrestling. Personal -- Son of Torbert and Kelly Shipley ... both parents are graduates of San Diego State ... two brothers, Jake and Eli ... aspires to be a doctor ... played rugby as a freshman at Cal Poly ... born May 18, 1994, in San Diego, Calif. ... majors in biological sciences. Tackles Year Solo Ast. Tot.TFL-Y 2014 Redshirt 2015 0 0 0 0.0-0 Totals: 0 0 0 0.0-0

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Career Single-Game Highs: Total Tackles: 0 Solo Tackles: 0 Assisted Tackles: 0

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Jake Smeltzer

WR • 6-3 • 200 • Freshman (RS)

Coto de Caza, CA / Tesoro High School

2015 -- Redshirt ... will battle J.J. Koski for backup role behind Kory Fox at the X-Back position. High School -- Under head coach Matt Poston at Tesoro High School, Smeltzer caught 42 passes for 807 yards and 10 touchdowns and also averaged 28 yards on seven kickoff returns in his senior season ... named to the O-D All-American Bowl in Orlando, Florida, and earned first-team All-Orange County, second-team All-South Coast League and fourth-team all-state (CalHi Sports) honors ... named his team's outstanding offensive player award winner and was tabbed as a three-star recruit by Rivals/ESPN/24-7 ... a two-year member of the USA National Select Team ... Tesoro was 9-3 overall, finished second in the South Coast League and reached the quarterfinal round of the CIF-Southern Section West Valley Division playoffs ... as a junior, caught 43 passes for 714 yards and six scores and averaged 35 yards on eight kickoff returns en route to first-team All-South Coast League and third-team all-state (Cal-Hi) honors ... was named his team's offensive impact player of the year ... as a sophomore in 2012, earned All-South Coast League honorable mention praise and was named his team's most outstanding wide receiver ... also played basketball as a freshman and sophomore at Tesoro ... made school's Honor Roll all four years ... in addition to Cal Poly, Smeltzer received offers from 11 other schools, including Air Force, Navy, Harvard, Yale, Montana, Lafayette and Sacramento State, choosing Cal Poly because "it was a good fit. Cal Poly has good football and academic programs, I liked the coaching staff and it's close to home." Personal -- Son of Bryan and Lisa Smeltzer ... one sister, Jordan ... enjoys the beach and hanging out with friends ... aspires to work for Nike or adidas ... born February 6, 1997, in Anaheim, Calif. ... majoring in industrial technology. AGAINST DIVISION II Cal Poly won nine straight games against Division II schools, including a 44-25 triumph against Central Oklahoma on Oct. 8, 2011, the last game Cal Poly has played against Division II opposition. The Mustangs are 23-7 against Division II schools since moving to Division I in 1994. Cal Poly is less likely to schedule a Division II foe now that the Mustangs are in the Big Sky Conference.


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2016 Cal Poly Mustangs

Elias Stokes

SB • 5-10 • 205 • Senior

Paso Robles, CA / Paso Robles High School

Elias Stokes Slot Back

Casey Sublette Kicker

Alex Suchesk Slot Back

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Expected to back up DJ Peluso and Kyle Lewis for starting nod at the S-Back (slot back) position this fall.

2015 -- Played in just two of Cal Poly's 11 games as a junior, missing the other nine due to injury ... one carry for five yards against Montana and one catch for seven yards against Northern Iowa ... did not play in 2016 Spring Game. 2014 -- Played in all 12 games as a sophomore, primarily as the team's punter ... averaged 34.9 yards on 37 punts with a long of 59 yards (Northern Arizona) ... three touchbacks, nine fair catches, three punts of 50 or more yards and nine inside the 20yard line ... kicked off twice in South Dakota State game following injury to Stephen Pyle and averaged 48.0 yards ... late in season was used at slot back ... caught pair of passes for 26 yards in UC Davis contest ... did not play in 2015 Spring Game. 2013 -- Member of team but did not play in any games as he continued his rehabilitation from hip surgery ... did not play in 2014 Spring Game. 2012 -- Redshirt ... did not play in 2013 Spring Game due to a torn labrum in his hip which required surgery. High School -- Stokes had a brilliant junior season under head coach Rich Schimke at Paso Robles High School in 2010, finishing with 61 catches for 1,001 yards and 17 touchdowns, 35 carries for 246 yards and seven scores and 22 kickoff returns for 708 yards, averaging 32.2 yards per return en route to San Luis Obispo County Player of the Year honors as selected by the San Luis Obispo County Tribune ... also was named most valuable player of the Pac 7 League as well as for the Bearcats ... returned kickoffs 80, 85, 87 and 95 yards for touchdowns in 2010 and finished with 28 total touchdowns ... twice caught eight passes in a game and also caught five passes for 165 yards and four touchdowns against San Luis Obispo ... the 2010 Bearcats finished 103 overall, going undefeated in the Pac 7 for their first outright league championship since 2005, and advanced to the CIFSouthern Section Western Division semifinals, losing to eventual champion Serra ... other honors for Stokes include All-CIFSouthern Section Western Division Team and Cal-Hi Sports AllState Underclass Second Team ... played numerous positions as a senior on a 3-7 Bearcat team, rushing 28 times for 122 yards, catching 26 passes for 342 yards and three scores (including nine catches against St. Joseph), punting 18 times for a 30.3 average and returning four punts for a 7.0 average and 10 kickoffs for a 21.8 average ... also completed 24 of 42 passes for 350 yards and three touchdowns in three games as a quarterback and was named to the All-San Luis Obispo County first team as a wide receiver and to the ESPN Rise first team as a multi-purpose player ... a three-year varsity letter winner ... caught 31 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore en route to team most valuable wide receiver, first-team All-Pac 7 League and secondteam All-San Luis Obispo County honors ... played in 2012 Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Classic at Atascadero High School ... also played baseball for the Bearcats, hitting .303 with four doubles, 11 RBI and 14 stolen bases as a junior in 2011 ... also lettered in basketball for two seasons ... a four-year Honor Roll member with a 3.8 grade-point average and took Advanced Placement classes in calculus, statistics, economics and government. Personal -- Son of Larry and Caren Stokes ... one sister, Dailyn ... member of Slo Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ at Cal Poly and Cuesta College) ... born March 8, 1994, in San Luis Obispo, Calif. ... majors in kinesiology.

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 Totals:

Receiving Punting Kickoffs No. Yds. TD LG No.Yds. Avg. LG No.Yds.Avg. TB Redshirt Did Not Play (Injured) 2 26 0 14 371290 34.9 59 2 96 48.0 0 1 7 0 7 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 33 0 14 371290 34.9 59 2 96 48.0 0

Career Single-Game Highs: Receptions: 2 vs. UC Davis, 2014 Receiving Yards: 26 vs. UC Davis, 2014 Receiving TDs: 0 Longest Reception: 14 vs. UC Davis, 2014 Punts: 6 vs. Weber State, 2014 Yards Punting: 203 vs. Weber State, 2014 Highest Average: 48.3 vs. Northern Arizona, 2014 Longest Punt: 59 vs. Northern Arizona, 2014 Kickoffs: 2 vs. South Dakota State, 2014 Yards Kicking Off: 96 vs. South Dakota State, 2014 Highest Average: 48.0 vs. South Dakota State, 2014 Touchbacks: 0

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Casey Sublette

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Alex Suchesk

K • 5-11 • 180 • Sophomore

Redondo Beach, CA / Mira Costa HS/El Camino College

2016 -- Transferred to Cal Poly in time for 2016 Spring Camp ... played in 2016 Spring Game with punts of 39 and 54 yards. Community College -- As a freshman under head coach John Featherstone at El Camino College in Torrance, Sublette averaged 39.3 yards per punt with 19 inside the 20 and eight fair catches en route to second-team all-conference honors as a punter ... also made five of six PAT kicks and two of three field goals ... Warriors were 3-7 in 2015 ... a redshirt in 2014. High School -- A 2014 graduate of Mira Costa High School, where as a senior under head coach Don Morrow, Sublette averaged 35.0 yards per punt and 64.35 yards per kickoff ... also made 39 of 42 PAT kicks and four of seven field goals with a long of 33 yards ... played in the 50th Lions All-Star Game and earned first-team All-Bay League and first-team Daily Breeze All-Area honors ... Mira Costa was 8-4 in 2013, finishing second in the Bay League and reaching the quarterfinal round of the CIFSouthern Section Northern Division playoffs ... also played soccer and baseball at Mira Costa ... earned scholar-athlete honors ... verbally committed to Navy in February 2014. Personal -- Son of Camm and Sue Sublette ... one brother, Parker ... was a copy editor for high school newspaper ... born November 23, 1995, in Hermosa Beach, Calif. ... majoring in English.

SB • 5-9 • 190 • Sophomore

Ladera Ranch, CA / Mission Viejo High School

Expected to share the carries with Kori Garcia and Malcolm Davis at the W-Back (slot back) position this fall.

2015 -- Played in nine of Cal Poly's 11 games as a redshirt freshman backup slot back ... rushed 25 times for 156 yards ... longest run was 24 yards against Northern Iowa ... season-high 70 yards on eight carries in Northern Iowa game ... caught one pass for three yards, also in Northern Iowa game ... returned one kickoff 32 yards against Montana State ... played in 2016 Spring Game with three carries for five yards. 2014 -- Redshirt ... rushed for 46 yards on nine carries, including a 21-yard romp, in 2015 Spring Game ... also caught pair of passes for 14 yards. High School -- Suchesk was a first-team All-Orange County


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Noah Thompson Linebacker

Paul Trujillo-Langdon Linebacker

Anders Turner Linebacker

2010 Cal Poly Mustangs 2016

selection as a junior after rushing for 1,177 yards and added 1,089 yards as a senior under head coach Bob Johnson at Mission Viejo High School ... helped Diablos to 11 consecutive wins before Mission Viejo fell 21-14 to Mater Dei in the quarterfinal round of the CIF-Southern Section Pac 5 playoffs ... averaged 9.6 yards per carry and scored 19 touchdowns last fall ... as a junior, scored 27 touchdowns and averaged 7.7 yards per carry ... a second-team All-South Coast League selection in 2013 and a firstteam choice in 2012 ... earned first-team All-CIF-Southern Section honors as a senior and first-team All-Orange County honors as a junior ... transferred to Mission Viejo from Santa Margarita after his sophomore season and was a four-year varsity letterman in football ... in 2012 won the South Coast League 100 in 10.86 seconds and was second in the 200 at 22.08 seconds ... best time in the 100 is 10.70 seconds and he has earned allOrange County honors in track ... also played lacrosse at Mission Viejo ... was recruited by Army, Navy, Dartmouth, Penn, BYU, UC Davis, Montana State, Villanova and Sacramento State, choosing Cal Poly because “I was looking for a school with a strong academic reputation and a great football program combined, with a good location and great coaches and people. Cal Poly was the best fit.” Personal -- Son of Doug and Amy Suchesk ... two brothers, Dylan and Cole ... wants to own a business ... enjoys antique cars and paintball as hobbies ... born November 22, 1995, in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... majors in communication studies.

Year 2014 2015 Totals:

Rushing Receiving KO Returns No. Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG No.Yds. TD LG Redshirt 25 156 0 24 1 3 0 3 1 32 0 32 25 156 0 24 1 3 0 3 1 32 0 32

Career Single-Game Highs: Rushes: 8 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015 Rushing Yards: 70 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015 Rushing TDs: 0 Longest Rush: 24 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015 Receptions: 1 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015 Receiving Yards: 3 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015 Receiving TDs: 0 Longest Reception: 3 vs. Northern Iowa, 2015 Kickoff Returns: 1 vs. Montana State, 2015 Kickoff Return Yards: 32 vs. Montana State, 2015 Kickoff Return TDs: 0 Longest Kickoff Return: 32 vs. MontanaState, 2015

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Noah Thompson

LB • 6-2 • 200 • Freshman (RS)

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA / Trabuco Hills HS

2015 -- Redshirt ... after a solid spring game performance, expected to back up R.J. Mazolewski at Will linebacker this fall ... made four tackles in 2016 Spring Game, including a pair of sacks, and also recorded a quarterback hurry and pass breakup. High School -- A wide receiver and strong safety under head coach Tony Henney at Trabuco Hills High School ... earned firstteam All-Sea View League and third-team All-Orange County honors as a senior ... caught 34 passes for 391 yards and nine touchdowns, made 45 tackles (30 solo) on defense, intercepted one pass, broke up three others, recovered a fumble and forced another ... also averaged 33.2 yards per kickoff return, including a 95-yarder for a touchdown, and 9.5 yards per punt return ... his statistics as a junior include 20 catches for 173 yards, 42 total tackles (29 solo), one interception, three pass breakups, a 9.5 average per punt return and a 95-yard kickoff return on his way to second-team All-South Coast League honors ... named a scholar-athlete all four years ... member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... also lettered in track and field (sprints) and baseball (center field) ... best mark of 11.53 in 100 meters ... chose to attend Cal Poly because of "an awesome education and great

football team." Personal -- Son of Peter and Kathy Thompson ... one brother, Kevin McKinney, and one sister, Karli Thompson ... father was a discus thrower at UCLA while mother played softball, also at UCLA ... member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Action ... enjoys snowboarding and chiling out with his dog (Tucker) ... born August 14, 1996, in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. ... majoring in mechanical engineering.

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Paul Trujillo-Langdon

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Anders Turner

OL • 6-2 • 285 • Freshman (RS)

Lytle Creek, CA / Carter High School

2015 -- Redshirt ... expected to back up Joey Kuperman at center this fall. High School -- Under head coach Alex Pierce at Carter High School in Rialto, Trujillo-Langdon earned first-team All-Citrus Belt League honors and first-team All-Area accolades as an offensive lineman and also landed on the All-CIF-Southern Section Inland Division Team ... an offensive tackle as a sophomore, a guard as a junior and the Lions' center last fall, TrujilloLangdon helped Carter post a 9-3 record, including a 6-1 mark for second place in the Citrus Belt League standings, and a berth in the quarterfinal round of the CIF-Southern Section Inland Division playoffs ... was a three-year varsity letter winner and team captain in his senior season and a team captain as a junior when he earned first-team All-San Andreas League League honors ... also was a defensive end and notched 11 tackles, one quarterback hurry and one forced fumble ... recruited by Montana and several smaller schools, choosing to further his football career at Cal Poly because "it offered the best of both the academic and athletic world. I will achieve my main goal of a great education and also continue my passion of football at a Division I university" ... an outstanding student as well, earning a 3.85 unweighted grade-point average and ranked No. 13 in his senior class ... member of Honors Society and a Distinguished scholar ... also involved in Advanced Placement Club and Sons of Liberty Club. Personal -- Son of Donald E. Langdon (deceased) and Sandra L. Trujillo-Langdon ... three brothers, Jared Martinez, Ethan Trujillo and Caiden Trujillo, and one sister, Carley ... wants to be a cardiologist or family doctor ... plays the guitar, trumpet and baritone ... enjoys playing paint ball ... born December 13, 1996, in San Diego, Calif. ... majoring in biological sciences.

LB • 6-1 • 210 • Sophomore

Alamo, CA / Monte Vista High School/Air Force Prep

2015 -- Played in five games as a backup Will linebacker during redshirt freshman season ... earned one assisted tackle in games against Southern Utah and UC Davis ... expected to back up R.J. Mazolewski and Noah Thompson at Will linebacker this fall ... earned two tackles, one for lost yardage, in 2016 Spring Game. 2014 -- Redshirt ... earned pair of tackles in 2015 Spring Game. Air Force Prep -- Played one season in the defensive secondary at Air Force Prep in Colorado Springs, Colo., and intercepted three passes ... transferred to Cal Poly in time to participate in 2014 Spring Camp ... made four tackles in Spring Game ... has four years of eligibility remaining. High School -- A wide receiver and free safety under head coach Craig Bergman at Monte Vista High School in Danville ... two-year varsity letter winner, earning All-East Bay Athletic


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Tyler Whisenhunt

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Harry Whitson

2016 Cal Poly Mustangs

Alex Vega Kicker

League honors as a senior defensive back, leading Mustangs to 65 record and berth in CIF-North Coast Section Division 1 playoffs ... earned team captain award ... made four career interceptions ... notched 30 tackles (20 solo) in senior season ... 2013 Honor Roll member and earned CIF-North Coast Section Scholastic Award ... also lettered twice in basketball and was voted most inspirational player by his teammates ... participated in track and field as a sophomore. Personal -- Son of Kevin and Diane Turner ... father played football at Pacific from 1975-79 and in the NFL and USFL from 1980-85 ... two brothers, Dane and Kale, and one sister, Bree ... Kale played football at UC Davis from 2003-07 while Dane is currently playing football at UC Davis ... has worked as a sales intern for Arctic Express ... aspires to be general manager of the Golden State Warriors ... hobbies include relaxing, going to the beach and hanging out with family and friends ... born September 24, 1994, in Danville, Calif. ... majors in communication studies. Tackles Year Solo Ast. Tot.TFL-Y 2014 Redshirt 0 2 2 0.0-0 2015 Totals: 0 2 2 0.0-0

Tyler Whisehunt Offensive Line

Harry Whitson Offensive Line

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Career Single-Game Highs: Total Tackles: 1 vs. Southern Utah, 2015; vs. UC Davis, 2015 Solo Tackles: 0 Assisted Tackles: 1 vs. Southern Utah, 2015; vs. UC Davis, 2015

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Alex Vega

K • 5-9 • 180 • Sophomore

Gilroy, CA / Gilroy High School

2015 -- In first game in a Mustang uniform, connected on a 49yard field goal with four seconds remaining to lift Cal Poly to 2019 victory at Montana ... also made a 23-yard field goal against Sacramento State ... those were his only two field goal attempts of the season ... also made all five of his PAT attempts and averaged nearly 60 yards on 15 kickoffs with three touchbacks ... earned three tackles on special teams ... made one of two PAT kicks and added a 3-yard punt in 2016 Spring Game. 2014 -- Did not play football ... participated as a walk-on in 2015 Spring Camp and played in 2015 Spring Game, recording one punt of 46 yards and connecting on a 46-yard field goal. High School -- A 2014 graduate of Gilroy High School, Vega made 100 of 105 PAT kicks and one of three field goals during his two-year varsity career ... also was a cornerback and safety on defense ... also lettered in baseball, where he was a pitcher and center fielder ... made the Honor Roll all eight semesters. Personal -- Son of Ben and Tina Vega ... both parents are teachers ... one brother, Ben, who played football at Menlo College ... enjoys golf and reading as hobbies ... wants to be a lawyer ... born March 23, 1996, in Gilroy, Calif. ... history major. Kickoffs PATs Field Goals Year No. Yds. Avg. TB Att.Made Att.Made LGBlkd 2014 Redshirt 2015 15 897 59.8 3 5 5 2 2 49 0 Totals: 15 897 59.8 3 5 5 2 2 49 0 Career Single-Game Highs: Kickoffs: 6 vs, Montana, 2015 Kickoff Yards: 353 vs. Montana, 2015 Touchbacks: 1 Three times PATs Attempted: 4 vs. UC Davis, 2015 PATs Made: 4 vs. UC Davis, 2015 Field Goals Attempted: 1 vs. Montana, 2015; vs. Sacramento State, 2015 Field Goals Made: 1 vs. Montana, 2015; vs. Sacramento State, 2015 Longest Field Goal: 49 vs. Montana, 2015

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OL • 6-3 • 287 • Freshman (RS)

San Ramon, CA / California High School

2015 -- Redshirt ... expected to back up Harrison Whitson at left guard on the offensive line this fall. High School -- Under head coach Eric Billeci at California High School in San Ramon, Whisenhunt started on both the offensive and defensive lines, helping the Grizzlies to a 9-4 overall record, a share of the East Bay Athletic League title and to the semifinals of the CIF-North Coast Section Division 1 playoffs ... the three-year starter was named first-team All-East Bay Athletic League, first-team All-Metro by the San Francisco Chronicle, first-team All-East Bay, first-team All-Bay Area, second-team All-NorCal by Max Preps and third-team all-state by Cal-Hi Sports, all as an offensive lineman .... also earned all-state honors by Cal-Hi Sports as a sophomore and second-team All-East Bay Athletic League as a junior ... made eight tackles as a senior and 33 tackles as a junior ... California was a CIF-North Coast Section playoff finalist in 2013 ... recruited by UNLV, Nevada, BYU, Washington State, San Jose State, New Mexico, Sacramento State, Hawai'i and Montana, choosing to be a Mustang because "on my visit I realized how good of a fit Cal Poly was for me and my family as a whole. Cal Poly is only about three hours from my home. What can be better than a great education by the beach?" ... has completed a 500-pound squat, 300pound power clean and 355-pound bench press. Personal -- Son of Monte and Debbie Whisenhunt ... one sister, Katie Mertes ... claims to be a semi-professional paintballer ... born March 26, 1997, in San Ramon, Calif. ... majoring in communication studies.

OL • 6-4 • 280 • Freshman (RS)

Redondo Beach, CA / Redondo Union High School

2014 -- Redshirt ... played in 2015 Spring Game. High School -- A 2014 graduate of Redondo Union High School, where Whitson played on the offensive and defensive lines under head coach Matt Ballard ... helped Redondo's Postol offense rack up 3,566 yards and 37 touchdowns in 2013, including 2,101 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns on the ground ... on defense recorded 24 total tackles (17 solo) along with three sacks and a pair of pass breakups ... led Redondo to 6-5 overall record and a berth in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs ... earned first-team South Bay Daily Breeze All-Area and All-CIF-Southern Section Northern Division honors and also was a first-team All-Bay League selection as both a junior and senior ... selected to play in both the Lions All-Star Game and West Coast Bowl ... scored a touchdown on a one-yard run against Leuzinger ... also played lacrosse at Redondo Union ... visited Sacramento State before choosing Cal Poly. Personal -- Son of Alan (deceased) and Janis Whitson ... one brother, George ... wants to be a football coach ... born March 19, 1996, in Redondo Beach, Calif. ... majoring in history.

AGAINST THE FBS Cal Poly has played two Football Bowl Subdivision schools in a season seven times in the last 15 years, but wil play just one FBS school in 2016 -- at Nevada on Sept. 2. Cal Poly is 4-12 in its last 16 games against FBS schools, defeating UTEP 34-13 in the 2003 opener, San Diego State 16-14 in 2006 and 30-28 in 2008, and Wyoming 24-22 in 2012.


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Miles Williams DL • 6-0 • 250 • Junior

Anaheim, CA / Servite High School / Santa Ana College

Miles Williams Defensive Line

Peyton Witcher Defensive Back

After starting every game at left tackle on the offensive line in 2014, was expected to challenge for playing time at right defensive end last fall, but injured Achilles tendon in the weight room during the summer and missed the entire 2015 season ... expected to back up the nose tackles on the defensive front this fall.

2015 -- Missed entire season due to Achilles heel injury ... did not play in 2016 Spring Game as he continued his rehabilitation. 2014 -- Despite his size (6-0, 248), started all 12 games at left tackle on the offensive line ... with only one senior, that group helped the Mustang offense to a No. 1 national ranking in rushing, No. 4 in first downs, No. 6 in third-down conversions, No. 11 in total offense, No. 16 in fourth-down conversions and No. 17 in time of possession ... on the defensive line at an end position, recorded seven tackles (five solo) in 2015 Spring Game prior to injuring Achilles tendon in June. 2013 -- Redshirt ... notched one tackle in 2014 Spring Game. 2012 -- Grayshirt ... attended Santa Ana College part time for one semester, but did not play football ... played in 2013 Spring Game. High School -- Williams, one of four current Mustangs who played football at Servite (Bijon Samoodi, Chris Nicholls, Karlton Dennis), played on both the offensive and defensive lines under head coach Troy Thomas ... helped Servite to a combined 24-3 record in two varsity seasons, including a pair of Trinity League titles and berths in the CIF-Southern Section Pac 5 Division playoffs ... Servite captured the CIF-Southern Section Pac 5 title in 2010 and lost to De La Salle in the state playoffs, finishing 14-1, while the 2011 squad reached the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Pac 5 playoffs en route to a 10-2 mark ... Williams was a first-team All-Trinity League offensive lineman in 2011 and earned second-team all-league honors in 2010 ... also lettered in track and field (shot put).

Mel Kaufman Award

Mel Kaufman, a linebacker on the Mustangs’ NCAA Division II national championship team in 1980 and an eight-year veteran of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League, passed away Feb. 7, 2009, in his Santa Margarita home. He was 50. Kaufman, inducted into the Cal Poly Athletics Hall of Fame in 1993, played in three Super Bowls with the Redskins. He also was a scout for the Redskins in Super Bowl XXVI after the 1991 season. Kaufman was hired as linebackers coach at Cal Poly in the spring of 2008 and helped guide the Mustangs to an 8-3 record, a Great West Conference title and their second NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoff berth. “It’s a tragedy. He was a good man and a compassionate man,” said former Cal Poly head coach Rich Ellerson. “He was just a good guy, a passionate guy, a Mustang.” Defensive back LeCharls McDaniel was a teammate of Kaufman on the Mustangs’ 1980 national championship team.

Personal -- Son of James and Lithia Williams ... one brother, Spencer, and two sisters, Jordan and Samantha ... enjoys drawing in his spare time ... likes turtles ... performs volunteer work at his high school ... aspires to be a pro football player ... born February 2, 1994, in Bellflower, Calif. ... graphic communications major.

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Peyton Witcher

DB • 5-9 • 170 • Freshman (RS)

Nipomo, CA / Nipomo High School

2015 -- Redshirt ... expected to back up the cornerbacks this fall ... two tackles in 2016 Spring Game. High School -- Witcher intercepted nine passes, returning two for touchdowns, and made 142 total tackles (48 solo) as a senior under head coach Russ Edwards at Nipomo High School ... returned interception 35 yards for a score against Carpinteria and 40 yards for another touchdown against Bishop Montgomery ... career-high 19 tackles against Templeton, one of his eight double-digit tackle games in 2014 ... also broke up two passes and forced a pair of fumbles, leading Nipomo to 10-4 overall record, a share of the Northern League title and a CIF-Southern Section Northwest Division championship ... earned All-Pac 5, All-San Luis Obispo County, All-Area and All-State honors and also was named CIF-Southern Section Northwest Division Player of the Year ... selected to play in 2015 FCA All-Star Game at Santa Ynez High School ... as a junior earned all-league honors as a cornerback ... also lettered in baseball as a center fielder ... hit .263 as a senior and .245 as a junior ... made school's Honor Roll in 2013 and 2014 ... member of Leo Club ... chose to become a Mustang "because of its academic reputation, area and I want to continue to play football." Personal -- Son of Matthew and Gina Witcher ... both parents are Fresno State graduates ... two sisters, Taylor and Matelyn ... Peyton and Taylor are twins ... grandfather Dick Witcher played football at UCLA and for the San Francisco 49ers ... wants to be an orthopedic surgeon or pediatrician ... born May 27, 1997, in Fresno, Calif. ... majoring in biological sciences.

“Mel was a great human being on top of being a great football player,” said McDaniel. He was a great person, always got along with all people, very likeable. People don't know how good a man he really was, but the people who really knew him know. He affected people in a way he didn't even realize.” Born Feb. 24, 1958, in Los Angeles, Kaufman earned two varsity letters in football at Santa Monica High School, graduating in 1976. He played four seasons with the Mustangs after a redshirt year in 1976 and obtained his bachelor’s degree in social science and industrial relations at Cal Poly in 1984. The Mel Kaufman Award, established by current head coach Tim Walsh, is presented annually to the Cal Poly player who most exemplifies the virtues Kaufman became known for off the field. Linebacker Carlton Gillespie earned the award in 2008 and 2009 while safety Scottie Cordier was the recipient in 2010, linebacker Kennith Jackson in 2011, quarterback Doug Shumway in 2012, fullback Akaninyene Umoh in 2013, defensive end Josh Letuligasenoa in 2014 and linebacker Tu’uta Inoke in 2015.


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Michael Austin

Quarterback, 6-0, 180, Freshman El Cajon, CA (Helix High School)

2016 Newcomers

High School -- Under head coach Troy Starr at Helix High School, Austin quarterbacked the Highlanders to an 11-2 record, Grossmont-Hills League title and the CIF-San Diego Section Open Division championship .... Helix lost to Mission Viejo in the state I-AA regionals ... in 27 career games, Austin completed 259 of 436 passes for 4,006 yards and 46 touchdowns with 13 interceptions ... also rushed for 1,022 yards and 17 scores in his three-year varsity career ... as a senior, Austin connected on 107 of 187 passes for 1,725 yards and 18 scores while rushing for 397 yards and eight more touchdowns, earning first-team AllEast County, first-team All-Grossmont-Hills League, first-team All-CIF-San Diego Section and second-team all-state honors as well as a spot on the San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team for the third year in a row with a 3.64 grade-point average ... his statistics as a junior include 114 completions in 188 attempts for 1,665 yards and 20 touchdowns with 424 rushing yards and six more scores ... played baseball as a freshman, hitting .304 ...also lettered in golf and track and field ... earned all-league honors three times and All-CIF-San Diego Section accolades twice ... a three-year starter in football, Austin was recruited by Cal Poly, Dartmouth, Yale, San Diego State, Army, Navy, Air Force, Penn and several Big Sky schools. Personal -- Son of Stephanie Crogan and Bobby Austin ... one brother, Zen ... has worked at Scripps Institute of Research on Alcoholism ... born February 6, 1998, in San Diego ... majoring in business administration.

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Ryan Boehm

Linebacker, 6-3, 245, Freshman Temecula, CA (Great Oak High School)

High School -- Boehm made 89 tackles in eight games during his senior season (75 solo) at Great Oak High School ... the team captain also recorded 13 sacks, four pass breakups, forced six fumbles and recovered one fumble. Boehm also intercepted a pass, returning it 21 yards ... his season high for tackles in a game was 21 against Temecula Valley and he notched five sacks against Chaparral ... played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson and earned first-team All-Southwestern League, first-team All-Inland Area and firstteam All-Valley honors as a linebacker. Team awards include defensive player of the year and best linebacker ... notched a school-record five sacks in one game and has earned numerous academic awards, including a Great Oak Academic Letter (above a 3.50 grade-point average all four years) and Riverside County Office of Education Academic-Athletic Team Award (highest average team GPA in Riverside County) ... has obtained a full diploma in the International Baccalaureate Program ... Great Oak was 5-6 in 2015, finishing third in the Southwestern League and qualifying for the CIF-Southern Section West Valley Division playoffs ... as a junior, Boehm recorded 105 tackles (70 solo), two sacks, three quarterback hurries, one interception, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery, again earning first-team All-Southwestern League honors. He recorded double-digit tackles six times in 2014 and four more in 2015 ... Riverside County Scholar-Athlete, U.S. Army National Scholar-Athlete and recipient of Great Oak High School Academic Letter ... in addition to UCLA, Brown, Columbia and Dartmouth, Boehm drew interest from UC Davis, Montana State, Navy, Air Force, San Diego and Davidson, electing to be a Mustang because "Cal Poly overall is the best fit for me, academically and athletically. Location also was a bonus, being from California." Personal -- Son of Todd and Susan (deceased) Boehm ... one brother, Connor, and one sister, Sarah ... enjoys reading, Rubik's Cube and video gameds as hobbies ... born August 4, 1998, in Temecula, Calif. --- majoring in mechanical engineering.

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Cameron Crump

Defensive Back, 6-1, 180, Freshman Stockton, CA (Lincoln High School)

High School -- Under head coach Brian Gray at Lincoln High School in Stockton, Crump played in six games as a senior and caught 20 passes for 150 yards, four for touchdowns ... on defense he recorded 25 tackles (16 solo), intercepted four passes and broke up four other passes ... despite his limited playing time, Crump earned All-Tri-County Athletic League honorable mention praise and second-team All-Area honors ... Trojans were 6-5 in 2015, finishing second in the TCAL and qualifying for the CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs ... as a junior, Crump caught 40 passes for 379 yards and four scores while making 15 tackles and intercepting five passes on defense, earning first-team AllTri-County Athletic League honors ... also lettered in basketball ... member of

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Honor Roll ... also was recruited by UC Davis, choosing to be a Mustang "because of the education the school offers as well as the amazing environment. Also, the players and coaches were very welcoming and made it feel like the best fit for me." Personal -- Son of Levi and Teichelle Crump ... father played football at Pitt State while uncle David Crump played football at Oregon ... enjoys playing video games ... one sister, Jaelyn ... born December 19, 1997, in Stockton, Calif. ... majoring in kinesiology.

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Chuby Dunu

Defensive Line, 6-5, 230, Freshman La Canada, CA (St. Francis High School)

High School -- Davitt recorded 78 tackles (65 solo) and made 23 sacks among his 34 tackles for lost yardage as a senior defensive end under head coach Jim Bonds at St. Francis High School ... notched 12 tackles (six sacks) against Burroughs, 11 more against Canyon and earned four sacks against West Covina ... notched a sack in 12 of St. Francis' 13 games ... also hurried the quarterback 36 times, intercepted a pass and blocked a punt for the Golden Knights, who were 9-4 overall, finished third in the Angelus League and reached the semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs ... as a tight end on offense, made five catches for 60 yards and one touchdown ... among the honors earned by Davitt were team MVP, first-team All-Angelus League, Angelus League Co-Most Valuable Lineman, first-team All-CIF-Southern Section Southeast Division, first-team all-state medium schools (CalHiSports), Pasadena Star-News Defensive Player of the Year, Los Angeles Daily News AllArea First Team and All-Area (Glendale-Burbank-La Canada) Player of the Year ... also lettered in basketball and golf ... member of school's Scholar Roll, National Honor Society, Link Leader and Kairos Leader ... made official visits to UCLA, Univesity of San Diego and Georgetown before deciding on Cal Poly. Personal -- Son of Michael and Alison Davitt ... two brothers and one sister ... wants to be a lawyer ... enjoys golf, reading and hiking ... born October 8, 1997, in La Canada, Calif. ... majoring in business administration.

Offensive Line, 6-2, 265, Freshman Arroyo Grande, CA (Arroyo Grande High School)

High School -- A 2016 graduate of nearby Arroyo Grande High School, Day helped head coach Tom Goossen's Eagles to an 11-2 record, first-place Pac-5 League finish and a berth in the semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs ... Day was named Pac-5 Offensive Lineman of the Year and earned first-team All-San Luis Obispo County and All-CIF-Southern Section Northern Division honors ... also earned all-league and All-CIFSouthern Section Northern Division honors as a junior ... was coached by former Cal Poly center Stephen Field ... was selected to play in Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Classic at Arroyo Grande in June 2016 ... also lettered in baseball as a freshman and in track and field ... enrolled in Advanced Placement classes. Personal -- Son of Daniel and Kelley Day ... mother is a Cal Poly graduate ... one brother, Jacob ... enjoys hiking and going to the movies ... born December 29, 1997, in Santa Maria, Calif. ... majoring in biological sciences.

Slot Back, 6-0, 190, Freshman Clovis, CA (Buchanan High School)

High School -- As a senior under head coach Mike Jacot at Buchanan High School, Dunu rushed for 1,049 yards and 14 touchdowns on 157 carries, averaging 6.7 yards per carry ... rushed a season-high 24 carries for 215 yards and one score against Central ... also caught 47 passes, six for touchdowns, and earned second-team All-Tri-River League honors ... Bears were 7-4 overall, finished tied for first place in the Tri-River League and reached the quarterfinal round of the CIF-Central Section Division I playoffs ... earned All-Valley honors twice ... also letttered in track and field ... three-time Principal's Honor Roll member ... Dunn chose Cal Poly "because the environment for me felt just right, from the coaching staff and the players to the education and amazing weather. I believe it's a great opportunity to do what I love and get a great education while doing it. All in all, I didn't feel like I chose Cal Poly after I visited. I feel like it chose me." Personal -- Son of Sobenna and Eyiuche Dunu ... no siblings ... wants to be a sports medicine doctor or pharmacist ... enjoys video games and being with friends ... born August 10, 1998, in Clovis, Calif, ... majoring in chemistry.


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Chris Flood

2016 Newcomers

Linebacker, 6-1, 235, Freshman San Leandro, CA (Bishop O’Dowd High School)

High School -- Flood earned 76 tackles as a senior middle linebacker under head coach Napoleon Kaufman at Bishop O'Dowd High School ... Kaufman was a standout football player at nearby Lompoc High School before starring at Washington and for the Oakland Raiders ... Flood made nine tackles for lost yardage, including five sacks, and also made one interception, broke up three passes and forced a fumble ... landed on western Alameda Coastal Conference second team ... earned Academic Achievement Award during 2015 Bay Area Cali Classic Senior Bowl game after earning 4.14 GPA in fall semester of senior year .. twice made Honor Roll ... led Dragons to 7-6 overall mark and to the CIF-North Coast Section Division 3 semifinals ... also lettered in baseball as a freshman and sophomore. Personal -- Son of Patrick and Kathleen Flood ... one sister, Emma ... performed 205.5 hours of volunteer work ... born June 26, 1998, in Oakland, Calif. ... majoring in bioresource and agricultural engineering.

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Daniel Fox

Defensive Line, 6-3, 257, Freshman Pittsburg, CA (Pittsburg High School)

High School -- A team captain and starter under head coach Victor Galli on both the offensive and defensive lines, Fonongaloa helped Pittsburg High School to a 10-3 record in 2015, second-place finish in the Bay Valley League and a semifinal-round berth in the CIF-North Coast Section Division 1 playoffs ... earned first-team All-Bay Valley League honors and also landed on the AllEast Bay Second Team (San Jose Mercury News) and honorable mention praise on the All-Metro Team (San Francisco Chronicle) ... team MVP and also was his team's scholar-athlete ... Warrior Bowl Scholar-Athlete ... also lettered in track and field and was a member of school's Poly Club, Avid, and Game Club. Personal -- Son of Maikolo Fonongaloa and Malia Latu ... no siblings ... wants to work in cyber security or be a video game programmer ... born August 3, 1998, in Antioch, Calif. ... majoring in computer science.

Defensive Back, 5-11, 175, Freshman Thousand Oaks, CA (Westlake High School)

High School -- Fox played on both sides of the line as a senior under head coach Tony Henney at Westlake High School ... in his senior season, made 41 tackles (32 solo) on defense with one sack, one interception, seven pass breakups and a pair of tackles for lost yardage ... on offense, rushed for 219 yards and scored five touchdowns, also catching three passes and returning three kickoffs 82 yards, including a 43-yarder ... helped Warriors to a 7-4 record and a first-round CIF-Southern Section Pac 5 League playoff berth in 2015 ... postseason honors include All-Ventura County and first-team All-Marmonte League, All-Area and All-Acorn ... named his team's defensive back of the year in 2015 ... as a junior under head coach Jim Benkert, Fox made 31 tackles and also notched 28 pass breakups, one interception, one blocked kick, forced one fumble and recovered one en route to all-league and all-county honors ... also recruited by Nevada, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawai'i, Wyoming, Portland State, Montana and San Diego, Fox has decided to be a Mustang "because of Cal Poly's proximity to home, the meaning of a Cal Poly degree and the opportunity to compete for a ring." Personal -- Son of Andy and Phebe Fox ... one brother, Andre, a wide receiver at the University of Washington ... cousin Cris Carter was a linebacker with the Baltimore Ravens ... born in Thousand Oaks, Calif. ... sociology major.

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Dominic Frasch

Defensive Back, 5-10, 185, Junior Bakersfield, CA (Garces Memorial HS/Bakersfield College)

Community College -- A grandson of former Cal Poly standout and Hall of Famer Carl Bowser, Frasch played two seasons at Bakersfield College ... as a sophomore, made 47 tackles (31 solo), including 3.5 for lost yardage, and intercepted two passes, broke up seven other passes, blocked a kick and returned nine kickoffs ... in his freshman season, the Renegades were 7-4 and won the Western State Bowl as Frasch compiled 42 total tackles (36 solo), including four for lost yardage, intercepted five passes, broke up eight others and again blocked a kick ... earned first-team all-state honors as a cornerback both seasons.

High School -- A 2014 graduate of Garces Memorial High School ... rushed for 1,310 yards and 13 touchdowns and caught 75 passes for 1,329 yards and 14 scores in his three-year varsity career ... under head coach Jim Maples, Frasch caught 46 passes as a senior and 24 more as a junior ... rushed for 455 yards as a junior and 663 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore ... his career at Garces Memorial also included two kickoff returns and a punt return for touchdowns ... in his senior season (2013), Frasch helped the Rams to a 10-3 record, Southeast Yosemite League title and a runner-up finish in the CIF-Central Section Division II playoffs Garces Memorial was Valley runner-up in 2011 as well, and earned Valley title in 2012 ... also lettered in track and field ... Frasch's grandfather, Carl Bowser, played football at Bakersfield College and Cal Poly in the late 1950s before becoming a coach and athletics director at Bakersfield College. Personal -- Son of Phillip Frasch and Carla Franconi ... father played football at San Jose State ... no siblings ... enjoys going to the beach and lake with friends ... born November 13, 1995, in Bakersfield, Calif. ... majoring in agricultural communications.

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Junior Gaitan

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Tre Green

Offensive Line, 6-4, 265, Freshman Santa Ana, CA (Foothill High School)

High School -- Gaitan was a guard and tackle on the offensive line as a senior under head coach Doug Case at Foothill High School in Santa Ana ... helped the Knights to a 6-4 record in 2015 and the 2014 Crestview League championship ... twice was named the team's scholar-athlete of the year ... earned Award of Excellence foiur times and was a four-time Honor Roll member ... served as event coordinator for the World Literacy Club ... also recruited by San Diego, College of Idaho, Portland State and UC Davis, Gaitan chose Cal Poly because "the rigorous education and competitive football couldn't be offered anywhere else. Nothing could compare to the college-town vibe Cal Poly radiated and the people in it showed me why San Luis Obispo is the Happiest City in America. Mustang football is a family, we work together for one goal, to win the championship at a high productive level and I know my personal position coach will only demand the best from me to make me not just a better person, but a better player." ... Gaitan is a first-generation college-bound student in his family. Personal -- Son of Alexis Gaitan and Olga Quintanilla ... one brother, Randy, and one sister, Dulce ... enjoys music production and editing videos as hobbies ... wants to own a business ... born December 7, 1996, in Santa Ana, Calif. ... majoring in business administration.

Slot Back, 5-10, 195, Freshman Folsom, CA (Folsom High School)

High School -- Gaitan was a guard and tackle on the offensive line as a senior under head coach Doug Case at Foothill High School in Santa Ana ... helped the Knights to a 6-4 record in 2015 and the 2014 Crestview League championship ... twice was named the team's scholar-athlete of the year ... earned Award of Excellence foiur times and was a four-time Honor Roll member ... served as event coordinator for the World Literacy Club ... also recruited by San Diego, College of Idaho, Portland State and UC Davis, Gaitan chose Cal Poly because "the rigorous education and competitive football couldn't be offered anywhere else. Nothing could compare to the college-town vibe Cal Poly radiated and the people in it showed me why San Luis Obispo is the Happiest City in America. Mustang football is a family, we work together for one goal, to win the championship at a high productive level and I know my personal position coach will only demand the best from me to make me not just a better person, but a better player." ... Gaitan is a first-generation college-bound student in his family. Personal -- Son of Alexis Gaitan and Olga Quintanilla ... one brother, Randy, and one sister, Dulce ... enjoys music production and editing videos as hobbies ... wants to own a business ... born December 7, 1996, in Santa Ana, Calif. ... majoring in business administration.

BIG SKY VS. THE REST

Big Sky Conference members were 19-22 against non-conference foes in 2015, including a 1-3 mark in the FCS playoffs and three wins against FBS schools (Portland State over Washington State, North Dakota at Wyoming and Portland State over North Texas). The 13 members were 23-32 in 2014 and 23-27 in 2013. A year earlier, Big Sky schools were 23-22, including a 3-3 mark in the FCS playoffs. Against the Great West Conference, Big Sky schools were 3-5 in 2007 but 7-4 in 2008, 8-1 in 2009, 3-1 in 2010 and 3-7 in 2011, the final season of football in the Great West.


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Quentin Harrison

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Drew Hernandez

Wide Receiver, 6-2, 195, Freshman Chula Vista, CA (Bonita Vista High School)

High School -- Under head coach Chris Thompson at Bonita Vista High School in Chula Vista, Harrison averaged 26.2 yards per catch in his senior season ... caught 34 passes for 891 yards and eight touchdowns, leading the Barons to a 12-3 overall mark, a Metro-Mesa League title and CIF-San Diego Section Division III championship ... Bonita Vista qualified for the state Division IVAA playoffs, losing to Hanford 33-21 in the title game ... Harrison earned firstteam All-Metro-Mesa League honors and was selected to play in the Spanos All-Star Classic and led Barons to first CIF title in football in the school's 50year history ... also played basketball at Bonita Vista ... transferred to Bonita Vista after two varsity seasons at Calvary Christian Academy, also in Chula Vista ... caught 22 passes for 464 yards and five touchdowns as a junior, also averaging 11.3 yards rushing (26 carries, 295 yards), completing 11 of 22 passes for 180 yards and two scores and making 27 tackles, earning first-team allleague and team MVP honors ... as a sophomore at Calvary Christian, Harrison rushed 79 times for 643 yards (8.1 average per carry), completed 12 of 35 passes for 315 yards and four scores and caught a pair of passes ... also recruited by Idaho State, New Hampshire and Dixie State, Harrison chose to attend Cal Poly because "it's a great school to get an education from. The atmosphere is great and I feel I can play a big role in making the football team successful." Personal -- Son of Catherine Harrison ... no siblings ... born March 16, 1998, in San Diego, Calif. ... majoring in business administration.

Slot Back, 5-8, 175, Freshman Antioch, CA (De La Salle High School)

High School -- Hernandez rushed for 3,609 yards and 55 touchdowns during his three-year varsity career at De La Salle High School, averaging 10.0 yards per carry and accumulating 100 or more yards on the ground 14 times, including a career-best 229 yards on just seven carries in a 70-14 rout over San Ramon Valley as a junior in 2014 ... under head coach Justin Alumbaugh as a senior in 2015, rushed 125 times for 1,208 yards and 16 touchdowns, averaging 9.7 yards per carry with a long of 66 yards and five 100-plus games ... Spartans were 131 in 2015, claiming their 24th straight CIF-North Coast Section Division 1 championship with a 35-0 win over Foothill of Pleasanton and capturing the California State Open Division championship with a 28-21 triumph over Centennial of Corona ... Hernandez earned second-team All-East Bay as selected by the Bay Area News Group and was an All-Metro honorable mention by the San Francisco Chronicle ... as a junior in 2014 rushed 158 times for 1,804 yards and 30 touchdowns with nine 100-plus games, a long of 82 yards and an 11.4 yards-per-carry average ... earned second-team All-Metro honors ... rushed for 597 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore, averaging 7.7 yards per carry with a long of 58 yards ... also was a defensive back and recorded 42 career tackles, including 22 as a senior and 16 as a junior ... one interception in junior season ... also in career averaged 11.8 yards on 14 punt returns, twice returning punts 37 yards, and 21.1 yards on 15 kickoff returns with a long of 46 yards ... also played baseball as a junior ... member of Honor Roll with 3.83 grade-point average ... member of high school's fishing club ... chose to attend Cal Poly because of "the environment and people." Personal -- Son of Art Hernandez and Aide Picazo ... one sister, Amaya ... wants to own a construction company ... has worked at Rockin' Jump, a trampoline park ... enjoys hiking ... born January 17, 1998, in San Francisco ... majoring in construction management.

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Jake Javier

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2016 Newcomers

Offensive Line, 6-3, 260, Freshman Danville, CA (San Ramon Valley High School)

High School -- Javier is a 2016 graduate of San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, where he played on both the offensive and defensive lines ... will be a preferred walk-on when Fall Camp opens in August ... named Athlete of the Year at San Ramon Valley High and was awarded the Peter Villa Trophy from the Danville Rotary Club as the most outstanding football player in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District ... an All-East Bay Athletic League selection as both an offensive and defensive lineman in 2015 as well as a team captain, youth camp counselor, and club officer. Personal -- Son of Jim and Isabelle Javier ... compiled 3.89 cumulative GPA ... plans to major in mechanical engineering.

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Quarterback, 6-0, 180, Freshman Folsom, CA (Folsom High School)

High School -- As a senior under head coach Kris Richardson at Folsom High School in 2015, Jeffrey completed 274 of 394 passes for 4,194 yards and 50 touchdowns, leading Folsom to a 14-1 overall mark, perfect 6-0 record for another Sierra Foothill League title and the CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship ... Bulldogs lost in the semifinals of the state playoffs ... in addition to his passing exploits, Jeffrey averaged 5.8 yards per carry, netting 974 yards and 11 touchdowns ... also caught a pair of passes, one for a touchdown ... among the postseason honors Jeffrey accumulated were Sierra Foothill League Offensive Co-MVP, Sacramento Bee All-Metro Offensive Player of the Year, MaxPreps All-NorCal Team and second-team Cal-Hi Sports All-State as a multipurpose player ... the team MVP was the state leader for passing yards and total offense in 2015, was named to Max Preps' All-CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section first team and also was honored as a scholar-athlete by the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame ... Jeffrey passed for over 300 yards seven times, including 439 yards against Bellarmine Prep and 435 more against Franklin ... also produced three 100-yard games rushing, topped by a 208-yard performance on 22 carries and two touchdowns against St. Mary's ... was a receiver as a junior with Jake Browning (now at Washington) at quarterback and caught 65 passes for 859 yards and 14 touchdowns ... a Sacramento Bee All-Metro honorable mention as a wide receiver and twice caught eight passes in a game against Tracy and Oceanside ... also lettered in basketball as a freshman, leading Bulldogs to 30-2 record and NorCal title ... decided to come to Cal Poly "because it is a great academic school with a fantastic business program and great weather. In addition, many former teammates who currently play for the Mustangs tout the amazing camaraderie of the team and support from the community." Personal -- Son of Robert and Kristin Jeffrey ... one sister, Taylor ... wants to become successful in the business world ... born August 19, 1997, in Folsom, Calif. ... majoring in business administration.

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Lepi Lataimua

Defensive Back, 5-8, 196, Freshman San Bruno, CA (Serra High School)

High School -- Lataimua earned Max Preps All-NorCal first-team honors after rushing for 953 yards, catching 16 passes and making 33 tackles (23 solo) as a senior under head coach Patrick Walsh at Serra High School in San Mateo ... averaged 7.4 yards per carry, scoring 12 touchdowns on the ground, and also added four receiving scores ... on defense, added three fumble recoveries, four pass breakups and one sack ... produced five 100-yard games rushing, including a season-high 183 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries against Bellarmine Prep ... earned West Catholic Athletic League co-MVP honors as a running back and first-team All-Peninsula Daily News honors as a utility player ... named San Mateo County Prep Athlete of the Week after rushing for 134 yards and three touchdowns, catching a touchdown pass and making six tackles in a win over Valley Christian ... Padres were 6-4 in 2015 ... as a junior, Lataimua rushed for 354 yards and nine touchdowns, caught 10 passes and made 29 tackles (23 solo) on defense along with two interceptions, eight pass breakups, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries ... recorded 344 yards and five touchdowns on the ground and caught nine passes, one for a score, as a sophomore along with 46 tackles (32 solo) ... Lataima's career totals at Serra over three varsity seasons include 1,651 yards and 26 touchdowns rushing (7.1 average per carry), 35 catches (five touchdowns) and 108 tackles (78 solo) ... also lettered in track and field. Personal -- Son of Nuka and Siu Lataimua ... two brothers, Tevita and Jackson, and three sisters, Sepa, Saane and Kolotile ... born December 23, 1997, in Palo Alto, Calif. ... majoring in kinesiology.

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Jayson Lee

Linebacker, 6-0, 195, Freshman Oakhurst, CA (Clovis North High School)

High School -- Under head coach Tim Simons at Clovis North High School, Lee rushed for 1,600 and 23 touchdowns and made 81 tackles, including six sacks, during his senior season, helping the Broncos to a 7-5 overall mark and a semifinal-round berth in the CIF-Central Section Division I playoffs ... earned a spot on the Fresno Bee's Fab 50 Football All-Star Team and was named TriRiver Athletic Conference co-defensive player of the year ... was selected to play in the North/South All-Star Game as well as the City-County All-Star Game ... also helped Clovis North to a 7-4 record and the Tri-River Athletic Conference championship as a junior in 2014, earning first-team All-TRAC


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honors ... also competed in track and field with best marks of 12.23 in the 100, 16.63 in the high hurdles, 5-8 in the high jump, 19-2 in the long jump and 3311 in the triple jump ... made the school's Honor Roll with a 4.00 grade-point average and as a junior with a 3.95 GPA ... participated in peer counseling ... in addition to Cal Poly, Lee was recruited by Sacramento State, Nevada and UC Davis, choosing to be a Mustang "because of its academics and good coaches. I want to be an engineer and Cal Poly has one of the best engineering schools in the nation. My recruiting process was special, too." Personal -- Son of James and Sheri Lee ... father played football at Butte College ... one brother, Jayme ... wants to start an engineering business with his brother ... has worked on the docks ... born April 6, 1998, in Fresno, Calif. ... majoring in electrical engineering.

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Ryan McNab

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LJ Mealancon

Wide Receiver, 6-4, 202, Freshman Lafayette, CA (Miramonte High School)

High School -- A quarterback as a junior and a wide receiver as a senior under head coach Jack Schram at Miramonte High School in Orinda ... during his senior campaign (2015) caught 47 passes for 1,084 yards and 10 touchdowns, leading Vikings to 11-2 overall mark, second place in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League standings and a berth in the semfiinal round of the CIFNorth Coast Section Division 2 playoffs ... season-high 11 catches for 228 yards and five touchdowns in season opener against Pinole Valley ... earned first-team All-Diablo Foothill Athletic League honors as a wide receiver ... as a junior quarterback, completed 64 of 110 passes (58 percent) for 752 yards and seven touchdowns ... also carried the ball 73 times for 192 yards and a pair of scores and caught 19 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns ... earned All-Diablo Foothill Athletic League honorable mention praise in 2014 as a quarterback ... played freshman football at De La Salle High School, leading Spartans to 13-0 record ... also lettered in volleyball as a freshman, crew as a sophomore and rowing as a sophomore and junior ... chose to attend Cal Poly because "I love the location and academics." Personal -- Son of Eric and Megan Lindberg ... one brother, Logan, and one sister, Tessa ... wants to own his own business ... has worked as an intern at TCHO Chocolate and as a bagger at Diablo Foods ... enjoys fishing, skiing, golfing, hunting and business ... born August 5, 1997, in Lafayette, Calif. ... majoring in agricultural business.

Wide Receiver, 5-10, 160, Freshman Northridge, CA (Notre Dame High School)

High School -- A younger brother of Mustang defensive back Matt McNab, Ryan was a three-sport athlete at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks ... a wide receiver and defensive back under head coach Kevin Rooney, McNab caught eight passes for 134 yards and one score in senior season ... on defense made 70 tackles and also notched one interception, four fumble recoveries and five pass breakups ... earned first-team All-Mission League honors as a defensive back ... also ran track and played baseball ... hit .372 with three doubles, four triples, two home runs and 11 RBIs as a senior en route to first-team AllMission League honors as an outfielder ... hit .364 as a junior ... helped Knights' track and field team capture CIF-Southern Section Division III team championship in 2016. Personal -- Son of Joe and Neezer McNab ... one brother, Matt, a defensive back on the Cal Poly football team ... wants to work in the business marketing field ... born January 14, 1998, in Van Nuys, Calif. ... majoring in business administration.

Defensive Line, 6-5, 275, Junior Quartz Hill, CA (Paraclete HS/College of the Canyons)

College of the Canyons -- Mealancon recorded 15 tackles in 10 games as a sophomore in 2015 and 28 tackles in nine game as a freshman in 2014 at College of the Canyons ... his career includes 10 tackles for lost yardage, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a pair of fumble recoveries ... also recruited by East Tennessee State, Hawai'i, Fresno State and Alabama, choosing Cal Poly because "I love the family feel the school gave me." High School -- A 2013 graduate of Paraclete High School, where as a junior in 2011, Mealancon made 49 tackles, including six sacks and 7.0 tackles for lost yardage, to go along with three quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery, helping the Spirits to an 11-3 record, second-place Alpha League finish and 2011 CIF-Southern Section East Valley Division runner-up placing ... did not play football as a senior as he exceeded the California Interscholastic

Federation's age limit ... made school's Honor Roll. Personal -- Son of Leroy and Kimble Mealancon ... one brother, Nathaniel, and one sister, Brianna ... enjoys listening to music ... born May 15, 1994, in Pasadena, Calif. ... majoring in sociology.

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Bradley Mickey

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Mason Montgomery

Defensive Back, 5-10, 180, Freshman Arroyo Grande, CA (Arroyo Grande High School)

High School -- Mickey intercepted 21 passes, caught 82 passes, rushed for 1,244 yards and made 205 tackles in three varsity seasons under head coach Tom Goossen at Arroyo Grande High School ... as a senior, led the Eagles to an 11-2 overall record, Pac 5 League championship and a spot in the semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs ... a team captain, Mickey rushed for 908 yards on 87 carries (10.4 yards per carry) and 13 touchdowns, caught 28 passes for 520 yards and three scores, made 69 tackles (45 solo), intercepted six passes (returning three for touchdowns), broke up five other passes, forced three fumbles and averaged 31.6 yards per punt ... named AllArea MVP by Lee Central Coast Newspapers, San Luis Obispo County Player of the Year by the San Luis Obispo Tribune and earned Pac 5 League MVP, first-team All-CIF-Southern Section Northern Division and third-team CalHi Sports all-state honors ... expected to be a safety at Cal Poly, Mickey produced 3,484 all-purpose yards and 24 touchdowns on offense in his career and scored six times on defense (five interceptions and a fumble recovery) ... as a junior, rushed 45 times for 336 yards and two scores, caught 53 passes for 582 yards and five TDs, made 83 tackles (51 solo), intercepted 10 passes for 196 yards and two scores and recovered a fumble for a score ... honors as a junior include firstteam All-San Luis Obispo County, All-Area Defensive Player of the Year, Pac 5 defensive back of the year, first-team All-CIF-Southern Section Northern Division, second-team all-state Division 3, second-team all-state medium schools and all-state junior third team ... his sophomore statistics include 53 tackles and five interceptions ... Arroyo Grande was 29-9 in Mickey's three varsity seasons, all while compiling a 3.92 grade-point average ... also lettered in basketball three times and in track and field as a senior ... member of Key Club ... also recruited by San Diego State, Mickey chose Cal Poly "because it is close to home, is known for its academic excellence and its great coaching staff." Personal -- Son of Larry and Cyndi Mickey ... father was a race car driver at Santa Maria Speedway ... one sister, Kendall ... cousin Jacob played football ... wants to be a marketing director for a sports team ... has worked in the maintenance department at a golf course ... born August 19, 1997, in San Luis Obispo, Calif. ... majoring in recreation, parks and tourism administration.

Defensive Back, 6-0, 236, Junior Ashland, OR (Ashland High School/Butte College)

Community College -- Montgomery recorded 112 tackles, including two sacks and seven tackles for lost yardage, as a sophomore during the 2015 season at Butte College ... also notched two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception en route to first-team All-NorCal Conference National Division honors ... produced double-digit tackles in six of his team's 11 games, including a career-high 17 against City College of San Francisco ... also made 70 tackles as a freshman in 2014 along with one sack, one interception and two fumble recoveries ... 33 of his tackles were in the final three games of the season, including 13 against American River College ... Butte was 6-5 in 2015 and 7-4 in 2014 ... received offers from Bryant and Division II schools Sioux Falls and Concord ... chose to attend Cal Poly because of "its great location, academics and team atmosphere." High School -- At Ashland (Oregon) High School, Montgomery was a center and linebacker, earning the Grizzlies' 2013 Dave Kitchell Most Inspirational Award ... an all-state linebacker as a junior and senior and was named Midwestern League Defensive Player of the Year in both 2012 and 2013 ... earne all-region honors as a senior ... four-year varsity starter and led the team in tackles all four years ... holds school record for career tackles ... also excelled in wrestling at Ashland, earning the Oregon Class 5A state championship at 220 pounds as a senior, one year after claiming runner-up honors at 195 pounds ... four-year letter winner in wrestling and was 29-0 as a senior ... lettered in track and field as a sophomore ... four-time Honor Roll member with 3.56 GPA. Personal -- Son of Mitchell and Molly Montgomery ... two brothers, Max and Myles, and two sisters, Mary and Meah ... brother Max played football at Butte College ... wants to "live comfortably and have a big backyard" ... has worked as a stone mason assistant, farm hand and vineyard planter ... enjoys hiking, watching Netflix and competitive eating ... born August 20, 1995, in Ashland, Oregon ... majoring in communication studies.


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Cedric Muzik

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Defensive Line, 6-2, 240, Freshman Redondo Beach, CA (Redondo Union High School)

High School -- Muzik made 81 total tackles, including 33 for lost yardage and a school-record 17 sacks, as a senior at Redondo Union in 2015, leading the Sea Hawks to a 10-3 record, second-place finish in the Bay League and a spot in the semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section Western Division playoffs ... postseason honors include MaxPreps 2015 California Medium Schools All-State Football Team, All-CIF-Southern Section Western Division Team and Torrance Daily Breeze All-Area Team ... also was named Most Outstanding Defensive Player in the Bay League ... made 10 sacks as a sophomore en route to Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore First Team honors and earned All-Bay League and Daily Breeze All-Area honors as a junior, returning one interception for a touchdown ... also played on the junior varsity basketball team as a freshman and lettered in traack and field as a sophomore ... three-time scholar-athlete ... recruited by Dixie State and Colorado Mesa, choosing to be a Mustang because of Cal Poly's "great education and great football program." Personal -- Son of Nathaniel and Cherish Muzik ... one brother, Xavier, and one sister, Symphony ... wants to be a physical therapist ... born August 13, 1997, in Albuquerque, N.M. ... majoring in kinesiology.

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Ben Parker

Defensive Line, 6-3, 230, Freshman Clovis, CA (Buchanan High School)

High School -- Under head coach Mike Jacot at Buchanan High School in Clovis, Parker earned 61 tackles, including eight sacks, and nine pass breakups as an end on defense during his senior season, earning first-team All-Tri-River Athletic Conference and TRAC lineman of the year honors ... Bears were 7-4 overall (their first winning season in five years), finished tied for first place in the Tri-River League and reached the quarterfinal round of the CIF-Central Section Division I playoffs ... as a junior, Parker made 67 tackles, including six sacks and 23 tackles for lost yardage, en route to second-team All-TRAC honors ... also lettered in track and field as a junior and senior, basketball as a freshman and sophomore and baseball as a freshman ... owns school record in shot put (54-9) and placed second in the Central Section and 15th in state finals ... lifetime California Scholarship Federation member ... also recruited by Sacramento State, UC Davis and Nevada, Parker chose Cal Poly "because of its academic and athletic successes and also its location." Personal -- Son of Jon and Karen Parker ... no siblings ... wants to become an engineer or mountain guide ... enjoys surfing, mountain biking and backpacking ... born May 13, 1998, in Livermore, Calif. ... majoring in environmental engineering.

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Elijah Preston

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Slot Back, 5-5, 185, Freshman San Diego, CA (St. Augustine High School)

High School -- Preston rushed for nearly 7,200 yards, second all-time in CIF-San Diego Section history, and 83 touchdowns in his four-year varsity career under head coach Richard Sanchez at St. Augustine High School in San Diego ... produced 35 games of 100 or more yards, including 13 over the 200yard mark ... netted 7,196 yards and averaged 8.5 yards over 842 career carries and 153.1 yards a game ... led Saints to a 10-3 mark, Eastern League title and a runner-up finish in the CIF-San Diego Section Open Division playoffs ... earned first-team All-Eastern League, All-CIF-San Diego Section and all-state small schools division honors as well as the 2015 Silver Pigskin Player of the Year Award ... as a senior, rushed for 2,244 yards and 29 touchdowns, averaging 9.5 yards per carry, and also caught 14 passes for 174 yards and three scores en route to Eastern League Player of the Year honors for the second year in a row ... rushed for over 100 yards in 12 of his team's 13 games, including three 200yard performances ... his lone non-100-yard game was a 99-yard effort against Vista Murrieta and his season high was 273 yards on 28 carries versus Madison ... also had 264 yards against Mission Hills and 228 against Otay Ranch ... also returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown against Morse ... his junior-year statistics include 254 carries for 1,937 yards (7.6 yards per carry) and 23 touchdowns along with 17 catches for 245 yards and two scores ... produced 10 100yard games, including four over the 200-yard mark, including a career-high 295 yards and four touchdowns against Loyola ... postseason awards include firstteam all-league and all-county, second-team all-CIF-San Diego Section and second-team all-state ... in his sophomore season, scored five touchdowns against Mater Dei Catholic, had six 100-yard games, including three 200-yard contests, and finished with 1,481 yards (9.3 average per carry) and 17 touchdowns along

with six catches for 45 yards ... played varsity as a freshman as well, netting 1,534 yards and 14 touchdowns (7.9 yards per carry) and caught 10 passes for 75 yards with seven 100-yard games (three over 200 yards) ... named to the 2015 San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team with a 3.50 grade-point average ... comes from a family of biology technicians and plans to study biology at Cal Poly with aspirations of becoming a zoologist ... recruited by San Diego State, BYU, UCLA, Northern Arizona and Appalachian State, Preston said Cal Poly "was my first choice. It has a great education, great coaching staff and I felt like I was a great fit for the offense."

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Joey Ruiz

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Blake Schmiederer

Linebacker, 6-1, 222, Freshman Selma, CA (San Joaquin Memorial High School)

High School -- Under head coach Anthony Gaston at San Joaquin Memorial High School, Ruiz rushed for 1,341 yards and 18 touchdowns, caught 21 passes for 279 yards and two scores, made 111 tackles (74 solo), including seven sacks, and returned two interceptions for touchdowns as a senior ... produced six 100yard games, including 273 yards and four touchdowns against Madera, 204 yards and three scores against Tulare Western and 192 yards and five touchdowns against Hoover ... led Panthers to a 9-4 overall mark and a runner-up finish in the CIF-Central Section Division III playoffs ... earned first-team AllCounty-Metro League honors, was team MVP, a scholar-athlete and team captain ... played in City-County All-Star Game ... his numbers as a junior include 32 catches for 531 yards and four touchdowns, 85 tackles (69 solo), four sacks and two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown ... a second-team all-league selection in 2014 and was named his team's defensive player of the year ... caught 12 passes as a sophomore ... four-year varsity letter winner in football ... also lettered in track and field as a junior and in baseball as a freshman ... also was recruited by Nevada, Air Force and UTEP, choosing Cal Poly "to receive a great degree, be a part of the family atmosphere and play Division I football." Personal -- Son of Joe and Candice Ruiz ... one brother, Donovan ... wants to play football professionally or work in sales ... born April 25, 1998, in Selma, Calif. ... majoring in communication studies.

Defensive Line, 6-2, 230, Freshman Madera, CA (San Joaquin Memorial High School)

High School -- Under head coach Anthony Goston at San Joaquin Memorial High School, Schmiederer was an offensive and defensive lineman ... played in eight games as a senior in 2015, recording 34 total tackles (21 solo) along with three sacks ... helped Panthers to 9-4 overall mark and runner-up finish in CIFCentral Section Division III playoffs ... named to All-County/Metro second team on defense ... notched 71 total tackles (58 solo) in junior year (2014), including 17.5 sacks in 12 games ... made 12 tackles against Madera South and earned six sacks against Hoover ... named to All-County/Metro first team, All-

DID YOU KNOW ...

• The 47-0 win over Weber State three years ago is Cal Poly’s only shutout since the 2006 finale, a 55-0 triumph over Savannah State. • Willie Tucker’s three touchdown catches against UC Davis last year marked only the second time since 2009 (Dominique Johnson) that a Mustang caught multiple TD passes in a game. Cole Stanford caught two touchdown passes against Sacramento State in 2014. • Chris Brown’s 226 rushing yards against Montana in 2014 are the most ever in a single game by a Cal Poly quarterback. He rushed for 195 yards against UC Davis in 2013 and duplicated the feat against Idaho State in 2014. • Cal Poly’s four interceptions against Northern Colorado in the 2013 season finale are the most since nabbing five against Sonoma State in 1994, the Mustangs’ first Division I season. • Chris Brown twice in his career threw a touchdown pass, rushed for a touchdown and caught a scoring pass in a game -- at Weber State in 2014 and at UC Davis last year. • Chris Brown is the first Mustang quarterback to rush and pass for over 3,000 yards each in a career. • The Mustangs won four games on the road in 2012, the most since the 2004 team went 5-1. Cal Poly is 17-20 on the road over the last six years and has won 91 of its last 149 contests overall going back to the 2002 finale. • The Mustangs won four of the eight Great West titles, including a share of the 2011 crown with North Dakota. • The largest crowd ever to see a Cal Poly football game was the 80,709 at Wisconsin in 2008, followed by the 46,500 at Arizona State in 2015, 37,069 at Fresno State on Oct. 2, 2010, 34,384 at San Diego State on Sept. 3, 2011, 33,260 at Fresno State on Sept. 7, 2013 and 32,536 at Fresno State in 1985. At home, Alex G. Spanos Stadium has been sold out eight times since 2007.


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San Joaquin Valley Division 2 first team as well as Cal-Hi Sports All-State Junior Third Team ... Panthers were 8-4 in 2014, reaching quarterfinal round of CIF-Central Section Division II playoffs ... earned school's President's Award ... chose to attend Cal Poly because "I love the school, location and academics." Personal -- Son of Jeff and Sharolyn Schmiederer ... father is a Cal Poly graduate ... no siblings ... wants to work in the field of agriculture ... has worked on his family farm ... enjoys hunting and fishing ... born May 9, 1998, in Fresno, Calif. ... majoring in food and plant science.

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Matt Shotwell

Linebacker, 6-0, 215, Freshman Goleta, CA (Bishop Diego High School)

High School -- In 13 games as a senior under head coach Tom Crawford at Bishop Diego High School, Shotwell made 176 tackles (124 solo), including a career-high 20 stops against Righetti ... his dozen double-digit tackle games also included 17 each against Cabrillo and View Park ... the fourth Shotwell to play football at Cal Poly, Matt also notched two sacks, one pass breakup and recovered three fumbles, one for a touchdown against Palmdale ... also threw a touchdown pass in the Palmdale game ... as a fullback on offense, rushed for 158 yards and four touchdowns while also catching 27 passes for 412 yards and six scores ... Bishop Diego was 12-1 in 2015, winning the Tri-Valley League title and reaching the semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs ... was named Tri-Valley League Defensive Player of the Year and earned first-team All-CIF-Southern Section Northern Division and first-team all-state small schools (CalHiSports) honors ... also was named all-city and allcounty as well as Presidio Sports City Defensive Player of the Year ... earned first-team All-Tri-Valley League honors as a junior and also was named Santa Barbara city and county defensive MVP ... also was a career .265 hitter on the Cardinals' baseball team, knocking in 31 runs in 66 games ... lettered in soccer as a senior and basketball as a freshman. Personal -- Son of Steve and Cindy Shotwell ... three brothers, Kyle, Ryan and Troy ... oldest brother, Kyle, won the Buck Buchanan Award as the defensive player of the year in the Football Championship Subdivision ... Ryan (defensive end) and Troy (defensive line) also played football at Cal Poly ... wants to be the chief of police in Santa Barbara ... enjoys wakeboarding ... born May 18, 1998, in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... majoring in sociology.

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Sawyer Sobelman

Offensive Line, 6-3, 250, Freshman Elk Grove, CA (Pleasant Grove High School)

High School -- An offensive and defensive lineman under head coach Jason Rossow at Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove ... earned first-team AllDelta League honors as an offensive lineman during his senior season ... made 17 tackles (nine solo) on defense, including one tackle for lost yardage and one fumble recovery ... helped Eagles to berth in CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs ... played in Optimist All-Star Game ... all-league honorable mention praise as a junior ... also lettered in baseball, hitting five doubles among his 20 hits in two varsity seasons ... four-year Honor Roll member and named Pleasant Grove's 2015-16 Athlete of the Year ... recruited by Southern Oregon, Occidental and Pomona College, chose to attend Cal Poly "for its great academ-

ics and environment." Personal -- Son of Tim and Michelle Sobelman ... father played soccer at University of Pittsburgh ... one brother, Spencer, and one sister, Samantha ... enjoys playing the guitar and pickup basketball games ... born July 2, 1998, in Elk Grove, Calif. ... majoring in biological sciences.

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Oliver Svirsky

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Lance Vecchio

Wide Receiver, 6-1, 195, Freshman Milpitas, CA (Milpitas High School)

High School -- A 2016 graduate of Milpitas High School, Svirsky was a wide receiver and quarterback under head coach Kelly King ... as a senior quarterback, completed 78 of 153 passes (51 percent) for 1,632 yards and 14 touchdowns with seven interceptions, leading Trojans to 10-4 overall mark, firstplace finish in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League's De Anza Division and second-place finish in the CIF-Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs, falling to Bellarmine Prep in the championship game ... Milpitas lost to Campolindo in the state III-AA regionals ... earned first-team All-SCVAL De Anza Division honors as a quarterback ... completed 14 of 23 passes for 295 yards and two scores against Campolindo ... also connected on 13 of 24 passes for 306 yards and one touchdown against Valley Christian of San Jose ... as a junior completed 50 of 103 passes for 769 yards and six touchdowns ... also caught 12 passes for 227 yards en route to first-team All-SCVAL De Anza Division and first-team All-Area honors ... completed 15 of 29 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore and played defense as well, making 15 tackles (10 solo) and intercepting one pass ... also played basketball at Milpitas High School.

Linebacker, 6-3, 200, Freshman Bellflower, CA (Villa Park High School)

High School -- Vecchio made 107 tackles and intercepted three passes as a senior safety and outside linebacker under head coach Dusan Ancich at Villa Park High School ... earned first-team All-Crestview League, first-team AllOrange County and first-team All-CIF-Southern Section Southwest Division honors ... Crestview League MVP ... also was a wide receiver on offense, collecting 616 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns ... also completed six passes for 120 yards, three for scores ... Villa Park was 12-1 in 2015, capturing the Crestview League title and reaching the semifinal round of the CIF-Southern Section Southwest Division playoffs ... as a junior, earned team MVP honors as he garnered 878 receiving yards and eight touchdowns and, on defense, made 94 tackles and intercepted four passes ... also returned a kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown against Yorba Linda ... was a first-team All-Crestview League honoree and league MVP, also earning all-CIF-Southern Section Southwest Division and All-Orange County awards ... also earned all-league honors as a sophomore ... also lettered in basketball ... in addition to Cal Poly, Vecchio also was recruited by Azusa Pacific, Western New Mexico, Montana and Southern Utah. Personal -- Son of Lou and Bonita Vecchio ... one brother, Louis, a defensive end and tight end at Penn ... member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... born February 18, 1998, in Bellflower, Calif. ...majoring in kinesiology.

Ten Big Sky Football Games to be Televised by ROOT SPORTS This Fall

SEATTLE, Wash. -- The 2016 ROOT SPORTS broadcast schedule of Big Sky Conference football games kicks off Sept. 24 with Cal Poly's Big Sky opener against Montana inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium. A total of 10 games will be broadcast by ROOT SPORTS in its fifth year of a multi-year partnership with the Big Sky Conference. All 10 Big Sky Conference football games will be produced and televised in high-definition, with many of the games available in both the Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions. "We are pleased to continue our strong partnership with the Big Sky Conference, and we look forward to another entertaining and exciting football season in 2016," said Mark Jorgensen, SVP/General Manager of ROOT SPORTS. "Big Sky football continues to be

programming that our viewers desire." The Grizzlies had an up-and-down season in 2015, opening the campaign with a victory over top-ranked North Dakota State before losing their starting quarterback to injury for most of the season. Cal Poly beat the Grizzlies, 20-19, in a non-conference game in Missoula in 2015 as Alex Vega kicked a 49-yard field goal with four seconds remaining. Nevertheless, Montana advanced to the second round of the FCS playoffs, beating South Dakota State in the opening round. Cal Poly featured the nation's top rushing attack for the third straight year and figures to continue the momentum in 2016. Big Sky Conference football action will continue every weekend with a single game of

the week through the final weekend of the 2016 regular season. ROOT SPORTS earned its second Sports Emmy in early June recognizing the 2016 production of Big Sky football.

2016 Big Sky Conference ROOT SRORTS Football Schedule Sept. 24 Montana at Cal Poly Oct. 1 UC Davis at Eastern Washington Oct. 8 Northern Arizona at Montana State Oct. 15 Montana State at Weber State Oct. 22 Eastern Washington at Montana State Oct. 29 Montana at Eastern Washington Nov. 5 Idaho State at Montana Nov. 12 UC Davis at Montana State Nov. 18 Eastern Washington at Portland State Nov. 19 Montana State at Montana


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2015: A Season of ‘Frustration’

“It was a frustrating season for all.” That is how Cal Poly head coach Tim Walsh summed up the 2015 football season, his seventh at the helm, after his Mustangs finished 4-7 overall and 3-5 for an eighthplace tie with Northern Colorado and Montana State in the Big Sky Conference. “We would have had more control of our destiny this year if we held onto the football on offense,” Walsh added. Facing what probably was the most challenging schedule in program history -- nine of the 11 teams on the docket were ranked at one time or another during the season -- Cal Poly sprinted out of the gate with a 20-19 victory at perennial FCS power Montana, thanks to a 49-yard field goal by redshirt freshman Alex Vega with four seconds to play. But the Mustangs lost six of their next seven games, a streak that began with Cal Poly tied 21-21 late in the third quarter at Arizona State of the Pac-12 and ended with the Mustangs losing nine fumbles combined in Big Sky losses to Portland State and Southern Utah. Cal Poly let a 21-13 third-quarter lead get away against the 9-2 Vikings and were within two points, 33-31, midway through the third quarter at 8-3 Southern Utah. The top three teams in the Big Sky this season are the champion Thunderbirds, runner-up Portland State and third-place Montana. “The turnovers this year were extremely disappointing,” Walsh said. “We produced a lot of yards rushing, a lot of first downs and we were in the top 25 in scoring as well. It was a great run, but the fumbles were critical and they really, really hurt us.” Cal Poly managed to capture the mythical California state FCS title with wins over Sacramento State and UC Davis, but cast in the role of spoiler against potential playoff Quarterback Chris Brown rushed for over 3,000 yards and also passed for participant North Dakota, the Mustangs fell over 3,000 yards in his Mustang career. Twice he caught a touchdown pass, behind 35-0 and couldn’t recover, closing out threw a touchdown pass and ran for a touchdown pass in a game. the season with a 45-21 setback. Montana, Portland State and Southern Utah represented the Big Sky in the FCS playoffs. Despite 7-4 overall marks, North Dakota 2015 RESULTS and Northern Arizona were not extended playoff invitations. (4-7 overall, 2-3 Home, 2-4 Away, 3-5 Big Sky) Aside from the fumbles, another area of concern for Walsh and his Date Opponent Result coaching staff during the offseason will be the Mustang defense, at Montana (KSBY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-19 W which finished 116th in the FCS in first downs allowed, 106th in Sept. 5 at Arizona State (Pac-12 Ntwrks) . . . . . . . . . . .21-35 L scoring defense, 117th in passing efficiency defense and 107th in Sept. 12 Sept. 19 NORTHERN IOWA (ASN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-34 L total defense. Cal Poly was No. 66 in rushing defense. There are 123 Sept. 26 *at Montana State (KSBY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-45 L teams in the FCS. Oct. 3 *IDAHO STATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58-26 W “We must improve defensively,” said Walsh. “The opposition will Oct. 10 *at Eastern Washington (SWX) . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-42 L move the ball, but they can’t score touchdowns all the time. We have Oct. 17 Bye to hold them to field goals. We have to keep the ball in front of us and Oct. 24 *^PORTLAND STATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-38 L make the other team earn points the hard way. Oct. 31 *at Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37-54 L “We definitely have some things to look at,” Walsh added. “I Nov. 7 *SACRAMENTO STATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-14 W applaud our guys’ effort the entire year, for the most part, and one Nov. 14 *at UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55-38 W goal we achieved that I am proud of is bringing the horseshoe back Nov. 21 *NORTH DAKOTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-45 L ^ Mustang Family Weekend/Homecoming to San Luis Obispo.” *Big Sky Conference Game Cal Poly earned a 55-38 win in the Battle for the Golden Horseshoe at UC Davis on Nov. 14 as, for the second time in his


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career, quarterback Chris Brown scored a touchdown by rushing, passing and receiving. He also accomplished the feat at Weber State in 2014. Another lofty accomplishment for the senior signal caller was reaching the milestones of 3,000 career yards in both rushing and passing. With his 63 yards rushing and 211 yards passing in the season finale against North Dakota, Brown wrapped up his Mustang career with 3,034 yards rushing and 3,164 yards passing. Brown smashed through the 1,000-yard mark in rushing for the second consecutive year, finishing with 1,084 yards and 13 touchdowns this fall. He is No. 5 in career rushing yards, No. 8 in career passing yards, No. 1 in career rushing touchdowns (38) and tied for No. 1 in career touchdowns (75) with Jonathan Dally. Junior slot back Kori Garcia rushed for 780 yards and five touchdowns while sophomore fullback Joe Protheroe, the lone Mustang to earn first-team All-Big Sky Conference honors this fall, added 779 yards and six touchdowns. Brown completed 62 of 113 passes (55 percent) for 864 yards and 12 scores. His favorite targets were senior wide receiver Willie Tucker with 17 receptions for 383 yards and six touchdowns and Garcia with 10 receptions for 59 yards. For the first time in school history, Cal Poly had four 100-yard rushers in a single game. Despite the 54-37 loss at Southern Utah, Kyle Lewis rushed for 121 yards and four touchdowns while Brown added 110 yards and one score, junior slot back DJ

Peluso 108 yards and sophomore fullback Jared Mohamed 107 yards. Defensive highlights include junior safety B.J. Nard’s three interceptions in the season opener at Montana. Senior safety Kaulin Blair added a pair of thefts while senior linebacker Tu’uta Inoke led the team in tackles with 97 (54 solo). Junior linebacker Joseph

Offensive tackle Weston Walker played in every game during his fouryear Mustang career, starting 32 of the final 35 contests.

89 Center Stephen Sippel started his final 35 games as a Mustang snapping the ball. He earned Big Sky All-Academic honors all four years as a player and, last fall, was named to the AllBig Sky third team after twice earning honorable mention praise. Twice he was named to the FCS Athletic Directors Association Academic AllStar Team.

Gigantino III earned 9.5 tackles for lost yardage and senior linebacker Burton De Koning led the team with three sacks and four quarterback hurries. Senior Stephen Pyle averaged 40.1 yards per punt and made three of four field goals, including a 48-yarder against Montana. Eighteen seniors played their final game as Mustangs in the North Dakota contest. Cal Poly lost three wide receivers, a trio of defensive backs and two stalwarts along the offensive front -- center Stephen Sippel and tackle Weston Walker. The quarterback position is open as well, and a pair of starting linebackers departed -- De Koning and Inoke. “We have enough players in the program to be competitive next year and replace the starters we lose,” said Walsh, “and we have several redshirts who are growing up and will be capable replacements as well. We have some good young players who can step up and help us.” Dano Graves utilized his redshirt year last fall and will head into spring camp as the leading candidate at quarterback, challenged by Khaleel Jenkins, who started one game as a true freshman last year. “Offensively, I feel good with Dano and Jenkins at quarterback,” said Walsh, “and I feel good about the young guys who were behind Sippel and Walker. They don’t have a lot of playing experience yet, but we should be all right.” The wide receivers who have played their final game as Mustangs are Tucker, Roland Jackson Jr. and Jordan Hines. “Those guys can block and wide receivers


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Linebacker Burton De Koning made 82 tackles, including 8.0 for lost yardage and three sacks, as a senior last fall. The transfer from Nevada also earned four quarterback hurries. He was named Cal Poly’s defensive player of the year.

need to know how to block in our system,” said Walsh. “Kory Fox, Carson McMurtrey and Alex Egurbide need to step up and be good blockers and receivers.” With the departure of cornerbacks Karlton Dennis, Chris Fletcher and Fernando Cabico along with safety Kaulin Blair, the coaching staff will look for sophomore cornerbacks Matt McNab and Jerek Rosales along with sophomore safeties Aaryn Bouzos and Kevin Griffin, among others, to fill the gaps. “Overall, we can line up and be competitive with anyone,” Walsh said. Cal Poly football, presented by French Hospital Medical Center, was No. 1 in the FCS in rushing offense (309.1) in 2013 and 2014 (351.8 yards) and exceeded those totals with 387.3 yards per game on the ground this fall. Cal Poly’s 4,260 yards rushing broke the school and conference records despite the fact the Mustangs played one less game this season than in both 2013 and 2014.

The Mustangs’ Triple Option spread offense netted over 400 yards four times in 2014 and exceeded that mark six times in 2015, including a season-high 508 yards against Southern Utah and 503 more against Eastern Washington. Cal Poly also amassed 499 yards against Idaho State, 491 against UC Davis and 420 against Portland State. The Mustangs have won 56 of their last 72 home contests. Overall, Cal Poly has won 57 of its last 96 games (60 percent) and 91 of 149 contests (61 percent) going back to the 2002 finale and has won 17 of its last 36 and 36 of 74 on the road (3-4 in 2014, 2-4 in 2015). Cal Poly captured four Great West Conference titles in the eight-year history of the league (2004, 2005, 2008, 2011) before moving to the Big Sky in 2012, capturing the Big Sky championship in its first year, and has earned NCAA Division I FCS playoff berths in 2005, 2008 and 2012.

Wide receiver Willie Tucker completed his Cal Poly career with 77 catches for 1,477 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Cal Poly Has Four Wins Over FBS Schools in Last Twelve Years

Cal Poly has played two Football Bowl Subdivision schools in a season seven times in the last 14 years. This fall, the Mustangs play just one FBS school, visiting Nevada of the Mountain West Conference on Sept. 2. In 2002 Cal Poly played two FBS opponents in one season for the first time in school history

(Toledo and Kent State), and did it again in 2003 (UTEP and Akron), 2006 (San Jose State and San Diego State), 2008 (San Diego State and Wisconsin), 2009 (Ohio and San Jose State), 2011 (San Diego State and Northern Illinois) and 2013 (Fresno State and Colorado State).

Cal Poly is 4-14 in its last 18 games against FBS schools, defeating UTEP 34-13 in the 2003 opener, San Diego State 16-14 in 2006 and 30-28 in 2008 and Wyoming 24-22 in 2012. The Mustangs, 5-26 against FBS schools since 1980, play at San Jose State in 2017, Oregon State in 2019 and Cal in 2020.


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2015 Cal Poly Football Statistics

DATE Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17

OVERALL 4-7

OPPONENT at Montana at Arizona State Northern Iowa *at Montana State *Idaho State *at Eastern Washington Bye

Team Statistics

HOME 2-3

W/L SCORE W 20-19 L 21-35 L 20-34 L 28-45 W 58-26 L 41-42 (OT)

CP OPP SCORING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372 390 Points Per Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33.8 35.5 Points Off Turnovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 86 FIRST DOWNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284 263 Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237 92 Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 149 Penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 22 RUSHING YARDAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . .4260 1873 Yards gained rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . .4509 2086 Yards lost rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249 213 Rushing Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .779 404 Average Per Rush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.5 4.6 Average Per Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . .387.3 170.3 TDs Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 25 PASSING YARDAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1003 3161 Comp-Att-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68-134-3 258-382-7 Average Per Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.5 8.3 Average Per Catch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.8 12.3 Average Per Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91.2 287.4 TDs Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 24 TOTAL OFFENSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5263 5034 Total Plays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .913 786 Average Per Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.8 6.4 Average Per Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478.5 457.6 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards . . . . . . . .39-756 49-949 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards . . . . . . . . . .7-13 12-55 INT RETURNS: #-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . .7-60 3-6 KICK RETURN AVERAGE . . . . . . . . . .19.4 19.4 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE . . . . . . . . . .1.9 4.6 INT RETURN AVERAGE . . . . . . . . . . . .8.6 2.0 FUMBLES-LOST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-15 13-5 PENALTIES-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57-523 44-433 Average Per Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47.5 39.4 PUNTS-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-1443 37-1579 Average Per Punt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.1 42.7 Net punt average . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36.9 40.2 KICKOFFS-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65-3797 69-3923 Average Per Kick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58.4 56.9 Net kick average . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39.6 36.5 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game . . . . 32:37 27:23 3RD-DOWN Conversions . . . . . . . . .83/183 67/147 3rd-Down Pct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45% 46% 4TH-DOWN Conversions . . . . . . . . . .37/51 8/20 4th-Down Pct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73% 40% SACKS BY-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-111 11-48 MISC YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED . . . . . . . . . . .52 52 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS . . . . . . . . . .5-6 9-14 ON-SIDE KICKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-3 0-2 RED-ZONE SCORES . . . . . . .(31-39) 79% (47-55) 85% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS .(28-39) 72% (38-55) 69% PAT-ATTEMPTS . . . . . . . . . . .(45-50) 90% (45-49) 92% ATTENDANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41962 113327 Games/Avg Per Game . . . . . . . . . .5/8392 6/18888 Neutral Site Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0/0 BY QUARTERS Cal Poly Opponents

1st 80 106

2nd 111 109

3rd 95 73

4th 80 95

OT Total 6 372 7 390

AWAY 2-4

ATTEND 26,065 46,500 11,075 19,707 7,523 10,352

DATE Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

RUSHING Chris Brown Kori Garcia Joe Protheroe Jared Mohamed Kyle Lewis DJ Peluso Reagan Enger Alex Suchesk Khaleel Jenkins Roland Jackson Malcolm Davis Andrew Barna Elias Stokes Kory Fox TEAM Total.......... Opponents...... PASSING Chris Brown Khaleel Jenkins Andrew Barna Kory Fox Kori Garcia TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

RECEIVING Willie Tucker Kori Garcia Jordan Hines DJ Peluso Kyle Lewis Roland Jackson Reagan Enger Jared Mohamed Joe Protheroe Chris Brown Elias Stokes Alex Suchesk Kevin Porche Total.......... Opponents......

PUNT RETURNS Kory Fox Chris Fletcher Total.......... Opponents......

KICKOFF RETURNS Kyle Lewis Roland Jackson DJ Peluso Kory Fox Alex Suchesk Noah Letuligasenoa Chris Santini Malcolm Davis Anders Turner Charlie Davis Total.......... Opponents...... INTERCEPTIONS B.J. Nard Kaulin Blair Kevin Griffin Fernando Cabico Total.......... Opponents......

FUMBLE RETURNS Cal Poly Total.......... Opponents......

G 10 3 1 10 11 4 11 11

G 10 11 9 10 10 11 11 9 3 10 10 1 2 10 4 11 11

NEUTRAL 0-0

*BIG SKY 3-5

OPPONENT *Portland State *at Southern Utah *Sacramento State *at UC Davis *North Dakota

W/L L L W W L

* Big Sky Conference game

Individual Statistics

Att 203 136 169 102 40 40 25 25 18 3 8 5 1 1 3 779 404

Effic 147.49 49.72 96.20 908.80 682.00 0.00 143.62 154.12

G 11 11 11 11 10 10 11 10 9 10 2 9 11 11 11

Gain 1175 834 779 464 352 289 181 173 110 74 54 19 5 0 0 4509 2086

Loss 91 54 0 1 16 11 2 17 13 0 2 0 0 9 33 249 213

Cmp-Att-Int 62-113-3 3-16-0 1-2-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 0-1-0 68-134-3 258-382-7 No. 17 10 9 8 7 6 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 68 258

No. 5 2 7 12 No. 11 10 9 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 39 49

No. 3 2 1 1 7 3 No. 0 0 6

Net 1084 780 779 463 336 278 179 156 97 74 52 19 5 -9 -33 4260 1873

Pct 54.9 18.8 50.0 100.0 100.0 0.0 50.7 67.5

Yds 383 59 116 55 108 158 52 18 14 30 7 3 0 1003 3161

Yds 12 1 13 55

Avg 5.3 5.7 4.6 4.5 8.4 6.9 7.2 6.2 5.4 24.7 6.5 3.8 5.0 -9.0 -11.0 5.5 4.6

Yds 846 59 11 57 30 0 1003 3161

Avg 22.5 5.9 12.9 6.9 15.4 26.3 17.3 9.0 7.0 30.0 7.0 3.0 0.0 14.8 12.3

Avg 2.4 0.5 1.9 4.6

SCORE 35-38 37-54 36-14 55-38 21-45 TD 13 5 6 3 6 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 38 25

TD 12 0 0 1 1 0 14 24

TD 6 0 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 24

Long 60 47 36 26 41 29 70 24 50 55 19 9 5 0 0 70 59 Lng 65 26 11 57 30 0 65 88

Long 65 31 26 11 57 61 21 13 16 30 7 3 0 65 88

TD 0 0 0 0

ATTEND 11,075 4,506 6,543 6,197 5,746 Avg/G 108.4 70.9 86.6 46.3 33.6 25.3 16.3 17.3 32.3 7.4 5.2 19.0 2.5 -0.9 -8.2 387.3 170.3

Avg/G 84.6 19.7 11.0 5.7 2.7 0.0 91.2 287.4

Avg/G 34.8 5.4 10.5 5.0 10.8 15.8 4.7 1.8 1.6 3.0 3.5 0.3 0.0 91.2 287.4

Long 6 1 6 27

Yds 227 260 151 55 32 5 8 5 3 10 756 949

Avg 20.6 26.0 16.8 18.3 32.0 5.0 8.0 5.0 3.0 10.0 19.4 19.4

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 37 35 23 24 32 5 8 5 0 10 37 57

Yds 0 0 173

Avg 0.0 0.0 28.8

TD 0 0 3

Long 0 0 57

Yds 40 10 10 0 60 6

Avg 13.3 5.0 10.0 0.0 8.6 2.0

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 40 10 10 0 40 6


92 SCORING Chris Brown Stephen Pyle Kyle Lewis Joe Protheroe Willie Tucker Kori Garcia Roland Jackson Jared Mohamed Jordan Hines Reagan Enger Alex Vega DJ Peluso Malcolm Davis Khaleel Jenkins Total.......... Opponents......

TOTAL OFFENSE Chris Brown Kori Garcia Joe Protheroe Jared Mohamed Kyle Lewis DJ Peluso Reagan Enger Alex Suchesk Khaleel Jenkins Roland Jackson Malcolm Davis Kory Fox Andrew Barna Elias Stokes TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

TD 14 0 8 6 6 5 3 3 2 2 0 1 1 1 52 52

DEFENSE NO. PLAYER 43 Tu'uta Inoke 11 Burton De Koning 36 Joseph Gigantino 39 R.J. Mazolewski 1 B.J. Nard 9 Karlton Dennis 38 Kaulin Blair 95 Kelly Shepard 83 Logan Mayes 3 Kevin Griffin 73 Marcus Paige-Allen 20 Fernando Cabico 91 Colin Dzubnar 21 Chris Fletcher 99 Augustino Elisaia 97 Jason Patterson 18 Aaryn Bouzos 33 Clayton Hibbert 25 Chris Santini 6 Kevin Porche 34 Charlie Davis 4 Jerek Rosales 19 Kory Fox 22 Malcolm Davis 22 Aaron Johnson 13 DJ Peluso 16 Frankie Griggs 87 Alex Vega 53 Anders Turner TM TEAM 8 Jordan Hines 35 Jared Mohamed 14 Darren Adjei 42 Noah Letuligasenoa 88 Zac Powell 10 Carson McMurtrey 94 Tyler Alsey 4 Kyle Lewis Total.......... Opponents...... FIELD GOALS Stephen Pyle Alex Vega

FG SEQUENCE Montana Arizona State Northern Iowa Montana State

FGs 0-0 3-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 5-6 9-14 G 10 11 9 10 10 11 11 9 3 10 10 10 1 2 4 11 11

FGM-FGA 3-4 2-2

GP 10 11 11 11 11 11 8 11 9 11 11 11 11 2 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 11 10 10 7 11 11 7 8 4 11 10 2 7 11 11 9 10 11 11

CAL POLY (48),47,(49) -

2015 Cal Poly Football Statistics

Kick Rush 0-0 0-0 40-45 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 5-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 45-50 0-1 45-49 0-0

Plays 316 137 169 102 40 40 25 25 34 3 8 2 7 1 4 913 786

Solo 54 46 40 42 36 40 25 16 15 12 12 16 8 12 5 7 9 5 5 4 6 3 4 3 3 3 3 2 . 2 . 1 1 1 . 1 1 1 444 547

Pct 75.0 100.0

|------ PATs ------| Rcv Pass DXP Saf 0 0-1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 2 2-3 0 1

Rush 1084 780 779 463 336 278 179 156 97 74 52 -9 19 5 -33 4260 1873

Pass 846 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 0 0 57 11 0 0 1003 3161

Total 1930 810 779 463 336 278 179 156 156 74 52 48 30 5 -33 5263 5034

|-------Tackles-------| Ast Total TFL/Yds 43 97 4.0-9 36 82 8.0-31 35 75 9.5-36 29 71 7.5-30 26 62 0.5-1 15 55 1.0-1 18 43 . 25 41 5.5-34 15 30 3.0-15 15 27 1.5-3 13 25 4.5-15 8 24 . 14 22 2.5-4 6 18 0.5-1 11 16 1.0-2 9 16 3.0-8 4 13 . 8 13 . 4 9 . 4 8 . 2 8 . 4 7 . . 4 . 1 4 . . 3 . . 3 . . 3 . 1 3 . 2 2 . . 2 . 1 1 . . 1 . . 1 . . 1 . 1 1 . . 1 . . 1 . . 1 . 350 794 52-190 522 1069 57.0-227

01-19 0-0 0-0

OPPONENTS 37,(24) 28 (33)

20-29 1-1 1-1

30-39 1-1 0-0

FG SEQUENCE Idaho State Eastern Washington Portland State Southern Utah

Pts. 84 49 48 36 36 30 18 18 12 12 11 6 6 6 372 390

Avg/G 193.0 73.6 86.6 46.3 33.6 25.3 16.3 17.3 52.0 7.4 5.2 4.8 30.0 2.5 -8.2 478.5 457.6

PUNTING Stephen Pyle Total.......... Opponents...... KICKOFFS James Foug Stephen Pyle Alex Vega Total.......... Opponents......

No. 24 23 15 62 61

ALL PURPOSE Chris Brown Kori Garcia Joe Protheroe Kyle Lewis Roland Jackson DJ Peluso Jared Mohamed Willie Tucker Reagan Enger Alex Suchesk Jordan Hines Khaleel Jenkins Kory Fox Malcolm Davis B.J. Nard Andrew Barna Elias Stokes Charlie Davis Kevin Griffin Kaulin Blair Chris Santini Noah Letuligasenoa Anders Turner Chris Fletcher TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

|-Sacks-| No-Yds 1.0-4 3.0-22 2.5-20 2.0-17 . . . 2.5-26 1.5-7 1.0-2 1.0-9 . 0.5-1 . 0.5-1 0.5-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-111 11-48

40-49 1-2 1-1

No. 36 36 37

|---Pass Def---| Int-Yds BrUp . 3 . 1 . 1 . 4 3-40 2 . 7 2-10 2 . 1 . . 1-10 1 . 1 1-0 . . . . 1 . . . 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7-60 28 3-6 21

50-99 0-0 0-0

CAL POLY (35) (28)

Lg 48 49

OPPONENTS (35),(36),26,(27) (25),(33)

G 10 11 9 10 10 11 10 11 11 9 11 3 10 10 11 1 2 10 11 8 11 7 8 2 4 11 11

Yds 1443 1443 1579

Yds 1513 1198 897 3608 3457

Avg Long 40.1 59 40.1 59 42.7 62 Avg 63.0 52.1 59.8 58.2 56.7

Rush Rec 1084 30 780 59 779 14 336 108 74 158 278 55 463 18 0 383 179 52 156 3 0 116 97 0 -9 0 52 0 0 0 19 0 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -33 0 4260 1003 1873 3161

TB 5 3 3 11 24

TB 3 3 4

PR KOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 227 0 260 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 12 55 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 13 756 55 949

|-Fumbles-| QBH Rcv-Yds FF 1 . 4 4 . . 2 1-0 . . 1-0 . . . . . . 1 . . 1 2 . . 1 1-0 1 . 1-0 . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . 1-0 . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 5-0 8 6 15-173 16

Blk 1 0

FG SEQUENCE Sacramento State UC Davis North Dakota

FC 9 9 16

I20 11 11 14

OB Retn 1 0 0 1 903 0 607 IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 60 6

CAL POLY (23) -

50+ Blkd 8 0 8 0 8 0

Net YdLn 39.2 36.9

Tot 1114 839 793 671 492 484 481 383 231 191 116 97 58 57 40 19 12 10 10 10 8 5 3 1 -33 6092 6044

Blk Kick 1 . . . . . . 1 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1

25 28

Avg/G 111.4 76.3 88.1 67.1 49.2 44.0 48.1 34.8 21.0 21.2 10.5 32.3 5.8 5.7 3.6 19.0 6.0 1.0 0.9 1.2 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.5 -8.2 553.8 549.5

Saf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

OPPONENTS 32,35 (33) (24)


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Game 1

Game 2

MISSOULA, Mont. – Redshirt freshman Alex Vega kicked a 49yard field goal with four seconds remaining as Cal Poly defeated No. 12 Montana 20-19 in a season-opening football game Saturday night before 26,065 in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Trailing by two points, Cal Poly held Montana on downs with 1:17 to play and drove from its own 32-yard line to Montana's 32 before seventh-year head coach Tim Walsh sent Vega in to kick the game winner. Senior quarterback Chris Brown earned his eighth career 100yard game, rushing for 130 yards on 24 carries. He scored once on a 60-yard run late in the first quarter to tie the game at 7-7. Sophomore fullback Joe Protheroe added 112 yards on 29 trips as Cal Poly amassed 330 yards on the ground. Brown completed four of 12 passes for 56 yards, including a 36yard scoring toss to Roland Jackson Jr. with 4:52 left in the second quarter, tying the game at 14-14. The 82-yard drive included a 28yard run by Brown. Senior Stephen Pyle kicked a career-long 48-yard field goal with 7:56 to go in the third quarter for a 17-14 Mustang advantage, but Montana tied the game again on a 24-yard field goal by Daniel Sullivan with 8:52 left in the game. Montana took a 19-17 lead with 3:43 to play when Brown was called for intentional grounding in the end zone. The Grizzlies were held on downs twice, setting the stage for Vega's game-winning kick. Vega's longest field goal at Gilroy High School was 37 yards. Junior safety B.J. Nard, playing his first foofball game since 2011, intercepted three passes, the 10th Mustang in school history to do so. Last player to do it was Kiko Griffin in 1996. Montana quarterback Brady Gustafson completed 40 of 64 passes for 353 yards and one touchdown, a six-yard pass to Ellis Henderson 20 seconds before halftime. Gustafson also ran one yard for another score in the first period.

TEMPE, Arizona – Quarterback Mike Bercovici passed for three touchdowns, including a pair in the final eight minutes to snap a 2121 tie, as Arizona State of the Pac-12 held off Cal Poly of the Big Sky, 35-21, in a non-conference game in Sun Devils Stadium. Cal Poly held its own for more than three quarters, battling the Sun Devils on even terms before Bercovici hit Kody Kohl with a 10yard scoring pass with 7:36 to play and Tim White with a four-yarder with two minutes remaining. Bercovici completed 23 of 35 passes for 283 yards and was sacked just once, eight fewer than in last week's 38-17 loss against Texas A&M in Houston. Cal Poly gained most of its yards on the ground, led by sophomore fullback Joe Protheroe's second 100-yard game in as many starts this season. Protheroe netted 130 yards on 28 carries and scored once while fellow sophomore fullback Jared Mohamed added 75 yards on 11 trips. Senior quarterback Chris Brown completed just four of eight passes for 46 yards, but one of his completions went for 21 yards and a touchdown to tight end Reagan Enger. Brown also rushed for 25 yards on 15 carries, scoring on a one-yard run late in the second quarter. Cal Poly overcame 14-0 and 21-7 deficits to catch the Sun Devils at 21-21 on the opening drive of the third quarter. Brown scored from one yard out with nine seconds remaining in the second quarter. Cal Poly also got the ball to start the third quarter and marched 75 yards on just eight plays. Brown found Enger open in the right corner of the end zone for a 21-yard touchdown pass, tying the game at 21-21 with 11:41 to play. Arizona State compiled advantages of 28-20 in first downs and 531-330 in total offense but Cal Poly had the edge in time of possession, 32:22 to 27:38.

Cal Poly 20, Montana 19

September 5, 2015 Washington-Grizzly Stadium, Missoula, MT Attn: 26,065

Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score Cal Poly 7 7 3 3 20 Montana 7 7 0 5 19 Scoring Summary First Quarter 4:13 UM Gustafson 1 run (Sullivan kick) 0 7 0:15 CP Brown 60 run (Pyle kick) 7 7 Second Quarter 4:52 CP Jackson 36 pass from Brown (Lyle kick) 14 7 0:20 UM Henderson 6 pass from Gustafson (Sullivan kick) 14 14 Third Quarter 7:56 CP FG Pyle 48 17 14 Fourth Quarter 8:52 UM FG Sullivan 24 17 17 3:43 CP Safety, Cal Poly penalty in end zone 17 19 0:04 CP FG Vega 49 20 19 Team Statistics CP UM First Downs 19 20 Rushes - Yards 76-330 27-106 Passing Yards 56 353 Passes 4-13-0 40-65-3 Total Offense Plays - Yards 89-386 92-459 Fumble Returns - Yards 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns - Yards 2-1 0-0 Kickoff Returns - Yards 3-47 5-96 Interception Returns - Yards 3-40 0-0 Punts - Average 7-35.4 5-38.8 Fumbles - Lost 3-1 3-1 Penalties - Yards 6-54 3-20 Possession Time 35:38 24:22 Sacks By: Number - Yards 1-5 2-9 Individual Statistics Rushing: CP - Brown 24-130, Protheroe 29-112, Garcia 15-49, Mohamed 7-34, Stokes 1-5; UM - Nguyen 14-70, Gustafson 9-29, Counts 2-9, Gamboa 1-0, Jones 1-(-2) Passing: CP - Brown 4-12-0, 56; Team 0-1-0, 0 UM - Gustafson 40-64-3, 353; Team 0-1-0, 0 Receiving: CP - Jackson 2-47, Hines 1-6, Peluso 1-3 UM - Naccarato 10-81, Jones 9-86, Nguyen 6-22, Henderson 5-47 Tackles: CP - Inoke 5-11-16, Fletcher 5-5-10, Mazolewski 3-6-9, Gigantino 3-6-9 UM - Van Ackeren 6-14-20, Bradley 2-12-14, Kose 1-13-14, Crittenden 1-11-12

Arizona State 35, Cal Poly 21

September 12, 2015 Sun Devils Stadium, Tempe, AZ Attn: 46,500

Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score Cal Poly 0 14 7 0 21 Arizona State 7 14 0 14 35 Scoring Summary First Quarter 8:14 ASU Foster 14 pass from Bercovivi (Gonzalez kick) 0 7 Second Quarter 13:11 ASU Richard 13 run (Gonzalez kick) 0 14 10:32 CP Protheroe 4 run (Pyle kick) 7 14 7:06 ASU Richard 6 run (Gonzalez kick) 7 21 0:09 CP Brown 1 run (Pyle kick) 14 21 Third Quarter 11:47 CP Enger 21 pass from Brown (Pyle kick) 21 21 Fourth Quarter 7:36 ASU Kohl 10 pass from Bercovivi (Gonzalez kick) 21 28 1:59 ASU White 4 pass from Bercovici (Gonzalez kick) 21 35 Team Statistics CP ASU First Downs 20 28 Rushes - Yards 72-284 45-248 Passing Yards 46 283 Passes 4-8-0 23-35-1 Total Offense Plays - Yards 80-330 80-531 Fumble Returns - Yards 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns - Yards 1-0 5-4 Kickoff Returns - Yards 1-21 4-120 Interception Returns - Yards 1-0 0-0 Punts - Average 8-40.8 3-41.0 Fumbles - Lost 1-0 3-1 Penalties - Yards 6-55 3-45 Possession Time 32:22 27:38 Sacks By: Number - Yards 1-7 2-3 Individual Statistics Rushing: CP - Protheroe 28-130, Mohamed 11-75, Garcia 9-30, Brown 15-25, Lewis 5-17, Peluso 2-6, Suchesk 2-1; ASU - Richard 25-121, Foster 12-76, White 1-59, Hayes 2-7, Bercovici 2-(-10), Team 3-(-5) Passing: CP - Brown 4-8-0, 46; ASU - Bercovici 23-35-1, 283 Receiving: CP - Lewis 2-19, Enger 1-21, Hines 1-6 ASU - Lucien 7-79, Foster 6-58, Chambers 3-60, Kohl 3-40 Tackles: CP - Nard 7-1-8, Fletcher 7-1-8, Inoke 7-0-7, De Koning 6-0-6 ASU - Simone 12-0-12, Sam 9-3-12, Longino 10-1-11, Moeakoola 8-3-11


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Game 3

Game 4

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Quarterback Aaron Bailey led a balanced offensive attack, scoring twice on the ground and throwing for another score, as No. 9 Northern Iowa jumped to a 21-point halftime lead and rolled past No. 17 Cal Poly. Before the seventh sellout in the nine-year history of Alex G. Spanos Stadium, the visiting Panthers compiled 204 yards on the ground and 233 more through the air. Cal Poly amassed just 10 fewer yards than Northern Iowa but turned the ball over three times. Bailey scored on runs of 25 and 2 yards and hit Braden Lehman with a seven-yard scoring pass to lead Northern Iowa offensively. He was 15 of 25 through the air and rushed for 57 yards on 11 carries. Tyvis Smith added 88 rushing yards on 13 carries, scoring on a one-yard run to cap Northern Iowa's 21-point first-quarter explosion. Savon Huggins opened the scoring with a seven-yard run less than two minutes into the game. Cal Poly senior quarterback Chris Brown scampered 42 yards early in the second quarter to close Northern Iowa's advantage to 21-7, but the Mustangs were held off the scoreboard until the final six minutes. Brown and fullback Jared Mohamed both scored on two-yard runs to complete the scoring. Cal Poly produced several other potential scoring drives. The first was to the Northern Iowa 12 before Deiondre' Hall intercepted a Brown pass. In the second half, the Mustangs were stopped on downs at the UNI 10- and 15-yard lines. Brown compiled his ninth career 100-yard game and second this season, rushing 26 times for 184 yards and a pair of scores. Redshirt freshman Alex Suchesk added 70 yards on eight trips, including a 24-yard romp late in the game, setting up the final Mustang score. Brown was 12-for-21 passing for 77 yards and was intercepted twice. DJ Peluso and Kori Garcia both grabbed three receptions.

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Junior quarterback Dakota Prukop passed for 399 yards and three touchdowns as No. 15 Montana State sprinted to a 21-0 lead in the first 12 minutes and rolled to victory over No. 20 Cal Poly in a Big Sky Conference opener for both schools. Prukop completed 19 of 26 passes, including two scoring strikes to Beau Sandland and another to Jayshawn Gates, and running back Chad Newell scored three times on runs of 1, 4 and 13 yards for the Bobcats. Cal Poly, which surrendered 602 total yards to Montana State, suffered its third straight loss. Cal Poly produced a pair of 100-yard rushers – sophomore fullback Joe Protheroe netting a career-high 156 yards on 27 carries, his third 100-yard game of the season, and junior slot back Kori Garcia adding 114 yards on 19 trips, his sixth career 100-yard performance – but Montana State never punted and built an insurmountable 45-21 advantage heading into the final period. Mustang quarterback Chris Brown completed just six of 15 passes for 50 yards and has yet to surpass the 100-yard mark in passing this season. Garcia caught two of Cal Poly's six completions. Trailing 28-7 early in the second quarter, Cal Poly made a game of it by scoring two touchdowns before halftime on a 36-yard run by Protheroe and a 22-yard pass from Chris Brown to Willie Tucker. The Mustangs trailed 31-21 at the break and received the kickoff opening the third quarter with a chance to pull to within three points. Instead, Montana State's defense forced a three-and-out and the Bobcats scored on their next two possessions to pull away. Cal Poly's defensive leaders were linebacker Tu'uta Inoke with 10 tackles and B.J. Nard and Burtin De Koning, each with seven. There were no turnovers in the game by either team. Cal Poly had beaten Montana State eight straight times dating back to 1997 and was playing its first game in Bozeman since 2004.

Northern Iowa 34, Cal Poly 20

September 19, 2015 Alex G. Spanos Stadium, San Luis Obispo CA Attn: 11,075

Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score Northern Iowa 21 7 0 6 34 Cal Poly 0 7 0 13 20 Scoring Summary First Quarter 13:25 UNI Huggins 7 run (Schmadeke kick) 7 0 5:25 UNI Bailey 25 run (Schmadeke kick) 14 0 0:38 UNI Smith 1 run (Schmadeke kick) 21 0 Second Quarter 13:54 CP Brown 42 run (Pyle kick) 21 7 3:56 UNI Lehman 7 pass from Bailey (Schmadeke kick) 28 7 Fourth Quarter 12:01 UNI Bailey 2 run (Schmadeke kick) 34 7 5:39 CP Brown 2 run (kick failed) 34 13 1:52 CP Mohamed 2 run (Pyle kick) 34 20 Team Statistics UNI CP First Downs 22 25 Rushes - Yards 44-204 67-350 Passing Yards 233 77 Passes 16-31-1 12-21-2 Total Offense Plays - Yards 75-437 88-427 Fumble Returns - Yards 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns - Yards 2-29 1-6 Kickoff Returns - Yards 2-32 5-76 Interception Returns - Yards 2-6 1-10 Punts - Average 6-43.3 4-45.2 Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties - Yards 6-60 2-22 Possession Time 27:32 32:28 Sacks By: Number - Yards 0-0 2-11 Individual Statistics Rushing: UNI - Smith 13-88, Bailey 11-57, Huggins 9-27, Miller 6-15 CP - Brown 26-184, Suchesk 8-70, Protheroe 14-35, Garcia 14-28, Davis 1-19, Peluso 1-9, Mohamed 3-5 Passing: UNI - Bailey 15-25-0, 218; Kollmorgen 1-6-1, 15; CP - Brown 12-21-2, 77 Receiving: UNI - Fountain 8-123, Lehman 2-22, Brown 2-16 CP - Peluso 3-19, Garcia 3-9, Jackson 1-24, Tucker 1-8, Hines 1-7, Stokes 1-7, Suchesk 1-3, Porche 1-0 Tackles: UNI - McMakin 12-3-15, Farley 11-2-13, Dexter 9-3-12 CP - Nard 6-3-9, Gigantino 6-2-8, Griffin 4-4-8, De Koning 3-4-7

Montana State 45, Cal Poly 28

September 26, 2015 Bobcat Stadium, Bozeman, MT Attn: 19,707

Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score Cal Poly 7 14 0 7 28 Montana State 21 10 14 0 45 Scoring Summary First Quarter 10:12 MSU Newell 1 run (Daly kick) 0 7 5:25 MSU Newell 4 run (Daly kick) 0 14 3:11 MSU Gates 88 pass from Prukop (Daly kick) 0 21 1:33 CP Protheroe 36 run (Pyle kick) 7 21 Second Quarter 14:50 MSU Sandland 63 pass from Prukop (Daly kick) 7 28 9:34 CP Tucker 22 pass from Brown (Pyle kick) 14 28 4:06 MSU FG Daly 33 14 31 0:23 CP Garcia 6 run (Pyle kick) 21 31 Third Quarter 10:38 MSU Sandland 13 pass from Prukop (Daly kick) 21 38 3:44 MSU Newell 13 run (Daly kick) 21 45 Fourth Quarter 12:49 CP Hines 12 pass from Brown (Pyle kick) 28 45 Team Statistics CP MSU First Downs 25 26 Rushes - Yards 66-356 44-203 Passing Yards 50 399 Passes 6-15-0 19-26-0 Total Offense Plays - Yards 81-406 70-602 Fumble Returns -Yards 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns -Yards 0-0 1-0 Kickoff Returns -Yards 4-84 4-58 Interception Returns -Yards 0-0 0-0 Punts - Average 3-47.7 0-0.0 Fumbles -Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties -Yards 1-5 1-12 Possession Time 28:44 31:16 Sacks By: Number -Yards 1-8 0-0 Individual Statistics Rushing: CP - Protheroe 27-156, Garcia 19-114, Brown 12-58, Mohamed 5-16, Peluso 1-6, Suchesk 2-6; MSU - Newell 19-111, Prukop 9-36, Brekke 7-26, Gates 2-14, Bolton 1-12, Dodd 3-10, Griebel 1-(-2), Team 2-(-4) Passing: CP - Brown 6-15-0, 50; MSU - Prukop 19-26-0, 399 Receiving: CP - Garcia 2-7, Tucker 1-22, Hines 1-12, Peluso 1-11, Protheroe 1-(-2) MSU - Griebel 6-67, Sandland 5-156, Herbert 3-48, Gates 2-96 Tackles: CP - Inoke 5-6-11, De Koning 5-2-7, Nard 3-4-7, Gigantino 3-3-6 MSU - Garcia 9-3-12, Bignell 4-6-10, Sheridan 3-7-10, Collins 4-5-9


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Game 5

Game 6

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Junior slot back Kori Garcia rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns while senior quarterback Chris Brown ran for two scores and passed for two more as Cal Poly snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Idaho State. Garcia earned his second consecutive 100-yard game and seventh of his Mustang career, carrying the ball 18 times, averaging 8.1 yards per carry and scoring on runs of 5, 37 and 6 yards. Brown added 132 yards on 19 trips, scoring twice on runs of 5 and 41 yards. He also completed five of seven passes for 95 yards, including scoring strikes of 8 and 59 yards to Willie Tucker. Brown has three 100-yard games this season and 10 in his Mustang career. Cal Poly jumped to a 28-7 advantage in the first 23 minutes of the game. Idaho State battled back to within 28-20 on touchdown passes from Michael Sanders to Madison Mangum spanning 3 and 13 yards late in the second quarter. In the third period, however, Cal Poly took advantage of two Idaho State fumbles to pull away. Cal Poly almost had three 100-yard rushers as sophomore fullback Jared Mohamed finished with 86 yards on 24 carries. The Mustangs rushed for 499 yards and compiled 605 yards in total offense. Mustang senior linebacker Tu'uta Inoke lifted his season total of forced fumbles to four, among the nation's leaders, and led Cal Poly defensively with eight tackles and a pass breakup. Team captain and senior safety Kaulin Blair notched his first career interception. Cal Poly compiled a huge 39:24 to 20:36 advantage in time of possession and converted on 11 of 19 third-down plays and four of five fourth-down plays. The Mustangs wore pink socks Saturday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

CHENEY, Wash. – Eastern Washington scored 22 points to overcome a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit and scored on the first play of overtime to defeat Cal Poly in a Big Sky Conference game. Junior quarterback Jordan West connected with Kendrick Bourne on a 25-yard touchdown pass as the No. 7/8 Eagles took a 42-35 lead in the extra period. Cal Poly answered quickly on its fifth play as senior quarterback Chris Brown scored from one yard out. Mustang head coach Tim Walsh elected to go for two points on the PAT and the win but junior slot back Kori Garcia fumbled the pitch from Brown out of bounds at the one-yard line, ending the game. Cal Poly trailed only once in the game, at 6-0 when West hit Zach Wimberly with a 13-yard scoring pass less than three minutes into the game. Brandyn Bangsund missed the extra-point kick. The Mustangs scored five minutes later on a two-yard run by Brown and Stephen Pyle's extra-point kick gave Cal Poly a 7-6 lead. The Mustangs went on to lead the game by 15 points at 21-6, 28-13 and 35-20 before Eastern Washington scored twice in the final 5 minutes, 11 seconds to send the game into overtime. For the fourth time this season, Cal Poly's relentless running attack produced a pair of 100-yard rushers and amassed a seasonhigh 503 yards on the ground for the game. Brown finished with 173 yards on 31 carries, his fourth 100-yard game of the season and 11th of his Mustang career. Sophomore fullback Joe Protheroe added 121 yards on 30 trips, his fourth 100-yard game of the year. Brown scored three touchdowns on runs of 2, 13 and 1 yards while Protheroe added scoring runs of 3 and 6 yards.

Cal Poly 58, Idaho State 26

October 3, 2015 Alex G. Spanos Stadium, San Luis Obispo, CA Attn: 7,523

Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score Idaho State 0 20 6 0 26 Cal Poly 14 14 24 6 58 IScoring Summary First Quarter 10:17 CP Garcia 5 run (Pyle kick) 0 7 0:42 CP Brown 5 run (Pyle kick) 0 14 Second Quarter 13:10 ISU Finney 1 run (Johnson kick) 7 14 11:33 CP Garcia 37 run (Pyle kick) 7 21 7:29 CP Brown 41 run (Pyle kick) 7 28 4:22 ISU Mangum 3 pass from Sanders (Johnson kick) 14 28 0:38 ISU Mangum 13 pass from Sanders (kick failed) 20 28 Third Quarter 12:05 CP Garcia 6 run (Pyle kick) 20 35 11:01 CP Tucker 8 pass from Brown (Pyle kick) 20 42 7:41 CP Tucker 59 pass from Brown (Pyle kick) 20 49 7:31 ISU Williams 60 pass from Sanders (pass failed) 26 49 0:52 CP FG Pyle 35 26 52 Fourth Quarter 9:35 CP Lewis 27 run (kick failed) 26 58 Team Statistics ISU CP First Downs 25 30 Rushes - Yards 31-177 81-499 Passing Yards 297 106 Passes 22-34-1 6-9-0 Total Offense Plays - Yards 65-474 90-605 Fumble Returns -Yards 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns -Yards 1-12 1-2 Kickoff Returns -Yards 7-99 4-54 Interception Returns -Yards 0-0 1-10 Punts - Average 4-45.2 2-40.0 Fumbles -Lost 2-2 1-0 Penalties -Yards 7-80 8-68 Possession Time 20:36 39:24 Sacks By: Number -Yards 0-0 1-4 Individual Statistics Rushing: ISU - Finney 21-103, Ford 6-44, Woodhouse 3-34, Sanders 1-(-4) CP - Garcia 18-146, Brown 19-132, Mohamed 24-86, Lewis 6-52, Enger 336, Barna 5-19, Peluso 3-16, Suchesk 1-12, MDavis 2-0 Passing: ISU - Sanders 19-29-1, 285; Gueller 3-5-0, 12 CP - Brown 5-7-0, 95; Barna 1-2-0, 11 Receiving: ISU - Mangum 6-94, Finney 4-38, Graves 3-38 CP - Tucker 4-87, Peluso 2-19 Tackles: ISU - Pettit 5-7-12, Stout 8-3-11, Sorensen 6-5-11, Kuder 7-3-10, Ward 4-6-10 CP - Inoke 5-3-8, De Koning 5-1-6, Shepard 4-2-6, Nard 4-2-6

Eastern Washington 42, Cal Poly 41 (OT) October 10, 2015 Roos Field, Cheney, WA Attn: 10,352

Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 OT Score Cal Poly 7 14 7 7 6 41 Eastern Washington 6 7 0 22 7 42 Scoring Summary First Quarter 12:15 EWU Wimberly 13 pass from West (kick failed) 0 6 7:27 CP Brown 2 run (Pyle kick) 7 6 Second Quarter 14:44 CP Protheroe 3 run (Pyle kick) 14 6 3:46 CP Jackson 55 run (Pyle kick) 21 6 0:32 EWU Wilson 2 run (Bangsund kick) 21 13 Third Quarter 1:30 CP Protheroe 6 run (Pyle kick) 28 13 Fourth Quarter 13:39 EWU Bourne 8 pass from West (Bangsund kick) 28 20 9:16 CP Brown 13 run (Pyle kick) 35 20 5:11 EWU Wilson 4 run (Bangsund kick) 35 27 0:57 EWU Sblendorio 16 pass from West (Jackson pass from West) 35 35 Overtime 15:00 EWU Bourne 25 pass from West (Bangsund kick) 35 42 15:00 CP Brown 1 run (rush failed) 41 42 Team Statistics CP EWU First Downs 32 24 Rushes - Yards 89-503 34-146 Passing Yards 16 224 Passes 2-5-0 27-35-0 Total Offense Plays - Yards 94-519 69-370 Fumble Returns -Yards 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns -Yards 0-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns -Yards 2-22 4-79 Interception Returns -Yards 0-0 0-0 Punts - Average 3-29.0 5-48.2 Fumbles -Lost 1-0 1-0 Penalties -Yards 6-50 3-20 Possession Time 36:09 23:51 Sacks By: Number -Yards 0-0 1-1 Individual Statistics Rushing: CP - Brown 31-173, Protheroe 30-121, Garcia 15-88, Jackson 1-55, Mohamed 5-23, Lewis 2-19, Peluso 4-16, Davis 1-8 EWU - Wilson 25-103, Williams 7-41, West 2-2 Passing: CP - Brown 2-5-0, 16; EWU - West 27-35-0, 224 Receiving: CP - Hines 1-13, Peluso 1-3 EWU - Bourne 10-84, Jackson 4-27, Kupp 4-21, Sblendorio 3-35 Tackles: CP - Mazolewski 8-4-12, Gigantino 6-6-12, Inoke 4-6-10, Dennis 3-3-6 EWU - Raynes 5-9-14, Zamora 4-10-14, Baumann 1-10-11, Gall 2-8-10


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Game 7

Game 8

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Jonathan Gonzales kicked a 27-yard field goal with 33 seconds remaining to lift No. 13/14 Portland State to a Big Sky Conference victory over Cal Poly. In its Homecoming Game on Mustang Family Weekend, Cal Poly tied the game at 35-35 on a 29-yard run around left end by Kyle Lewis with 2:34 to play. Portland State then drove 52 yards on 10 plays to set up Gonzales' game-winning kick. Cal Poly, despite playing without starting quarterback Chris Brown, compiled advantages of 420-154 in rushing yards, 536-386 in total offense, 27-20 in first downs and a 35-to-25 minute edge in time of possession, but lost for the fifth time in its last six games. Cal Poly, which lost four fumbles, overcame two early lost fumbles and built a 21-13 lead early in the third quarter on a one-yard run by fullback Jared Mohamed. The game was tied at 21-21, 28-28 and 35-35 before Gonzales kicked his game winner. Junior slot back Kori Garcia produced his third 100-yard game of the year and eighth of his Mustang career, netting 131 yards on 18 carries. Quarterback Khaleel Jenkins, playing his first game in a Mustang uniform, added 93 yards on 16 trips, including a 50-yard touchdown romp late in the second quarter. He completed three of 14 passes for 59 additional yards. Sophomore fullback Joe Protheroe rushed for 75 yards, Kyle Lewis 55 yards and Mohamed 46 yards. All three scored one touchdown. Other Mustang score was on a flea flicker as wide receiver Kory Fox took a pitch from Jenkins and hit Kyle Lewis with a 57-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter, tying the game at 28-28. Portland State quarterback Alex Kuresa completed 16 of 25 passes for 232 yards and two scores. He also rushed for 101 yards and two more touchdowns, runs of 40 and 15 yards, and hit Josh Kraght on a two-point conversion pass.

CEDAR CITY, Utah -- In a game featuring four Cal Poly 100-yard rushers, No. 24 Southern Utah returned three Mustang fumbles for touchdowns in a wild Big Sky Conference football victory. Mike Needham returned two of the miscues 9 and 68 yards for scores and All-American defensive end James Cowser scooped up another Mustang fumble and returned it 55 yards for a score. Fullback Jared Mohamed (107 yards), slot back Kyle Lewis (121 yards), quarterback Chris Brown (110 yards) and slot back DJ Peluso (108 yards) all surpassed the 100-yard mark – the first time a quartet of Mustangs have done that in a single game – but Cal Poly suffered its sixth loss in seven games. Southern Utah, which earned its sixth straight win, had given up just nine points – three field goals – in four Big Sky games, but Cal Poly exploded for five touchdowns and a field goal, amassing 508 yards on the ground against a Thunderbird defense that had given up just 128 yards a contest. Five lost fumbles proved to be the Mustangs' undoing, negating the powerful Triple Option offense. Cal Poly also lost four fumbles in last week's loss to Portland State after losing just two fumbles in its first six games this season. Trailing by 16 points at halftime, Cal Poly pulled to within two points at 33-31 on a 41-yard touchdown run by Lewis and a 15yarder by Brown. The Mustangs were driving for the go-ahead score late in the third period when Mohamed's fumble was caught in midair by Needham, resulting in a 68-yard recovery and run. Cowser's 55-yard recovery and run nine second into the fourth quarter put the game out of reach for Cal Poly.

Portland State 38, Cal Poly 25

October 24, 2015 Alex G. Spanos Stadium, San Luis Obispo, CA Attn: 11,075

Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score Portland State 13 0 15 10 38 Cal Poly 14 0 14 7 35 Scoring Summary First Quarter 12:36 PSU FG Gonzales 35 3 10:36 PSU FG Gonzales 36 6 4:02 CP Protheroe 1 run (Pyle kick) 6 2:08 PSU Adams 20 pass from Kuresa (Gonzales kick) 13 0:23 CP Jenkins 50 run (Pyle kick) 13 Third Quarter 10:48 CP Mohamed 1 run (Pyle kick) 13 6:54 PSU Kuresa 40 run (Kuresa pass from Kraght) 21 3:57 PSU Kuresa 15 run (Gonzales kick) 28 1:27 CP Lewis 57 pass from Fox (Pyle kick) 28 Fourth Quarter 13:17 PSU Riley 13 pass from Kuresa (Gonzales kick) 35 2:34 CP Lewis 29 run (Pyle kick) 35 0:33 PSU FG Gonzales 27 38 Team Statistics PSU CP First Downs 20 27 Rushes - Yards 42-154 71-420 Passing Yards 232 116 Passes 16-25-1 4-15-0 Total Offense Plays - Yards 386 536 Fumble Returns -Yards 1-7 0-0 Punt Returns -Yards 0-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns -Yards 6-136 5-89 Interception Returns -Yards 0-0 1-0 Punts - Average 3-43.7 1-52.0 Fumbles -Lost 1-0 5-4 Penalties -Yards 3-15 5-44 Possession Time 25:03 34:57 Sacks By: Number -Yards 1-9 4-21 Individual Statistics Rushing: PSU - Kuresa 18-101, Tago 10-24, Jones 10-17, Riley 1-9, Carter 1-6 CP - Garcia 18-131, Jenkins 16-93, Protheroe 11-75, Lewis 5-55, Mohamed 12-46, Peluso 4-31, Enger 1-7, Suchesk 2-7, Jackson 1-6 Passing: PSU - Kuresa 16-25-1, 232; Penn 0-0-0, 0 CP - Jenkins 3-14-0, 59; Fox 1-1-0, 57 Receiving: PSU - Riley 5-88, Penn 3-53, Adams 3-35, Kraght 2-28 CP - Lewis 1-57, Hines 1-26, Enger 1-20, Mohamed 1-13 Tackles: PSU - Lutali 9-1-10, Duronslet 6-3-9, Onwuasor 5-3-8 CP - De Koning 6-3-9, Mazolewski 7-1-8, Inoke 5-3-8, Gigantino 5-2-7

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Southern Utah 54, Cal Poly 37

October 31, 2015 Eccles Coliseum, Cedar City, UT Attn: 4,506

Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score Cal Poly 3 21 7 6 37 Southern Utah 10 23 7 14 54 Scoring Summary First Quarter 7:20 CP FG Pyle 28 3 0 2:38 SUU FG Calhoun 25 3 3 0:17 SUU Brown 10 run (Calhoun kick) 3 10 Second Quarter 14:53 SUU Needham 9 fumble recovery (Calhoun kick) 3 17 11:41 SUU FG Calhoun 33 3 20 10:23 CP Lewis 7 run (Pyle kick) 10 20 8:30 SUU Brown 2 run (Calhoun kick) 10 27 4:54 CP Lewis 6 run (Pyle kick) 17 27 0:53 SUU Rutledge 18 pass from Olsen (kick blocked) 17 33 0:12 CP Lewis 41 run (Pyle kick) 24 33 Third Quarter 7:26 CP Brown 15 run (Pyle kick) 31 33 3:27 SUU Needham 57 fumble recovery (Calhoun kick) 31 40 Fourth Quarter 14:51 SUU Cowser 55 fumble recovery (Calhoun kick) 31 47 11:10 CP Lewis 11 run (pass failed) 37 47 9:42 SUU Morgan 26 pass from Olsen (Calhoun kick) 37 54 Team Statistics CP SUU First Downs 35 22 Rushes - Yards 85-508 35-186 Passing Yards 47 214 Passes 6-10-1 19-31-0 Total Offense Plays - Yards 95-555 66-400 Fumble Returns -Yards 0-0 5-166 Punt Returns -Yards 1-1 2-8 Kickoff Returns -Yards 3-64 5-123 Interception Returns -Yards 0-0 1-0 Punts - Average 3-40.3 3-41.3 Fumbles -Lost 7-5 0-0 Penalties -Yards 7-65 8-86 Possession Time 36:29 23:31 Sacks By: Number -Yards 1-2 2-3 Individual Statistics Rushing: CP - Lewis 11-121, Brown 24-110, Peluso 12-108, Mohamed 24-107, Garcia 8-37, Suchesk 5-22, Enger 1-3 SUU - Brown 17-85, Te’o 11-56, Healey 2-39, Olsen 5-6 Passing: CP - Brown 6-10-1, 47; SUU - Olsen 19-31-0, 214 Receiving: CP - Tucker 3-29, Hines 1-18, Garcia 1-2, Lewis 1-(-2) SUU - Brown 5-53, Wroblews 3-43, four with 2 Tackles: CP - De Koning 8-9-17, Mazolewski 4-6-10, Gigantino 1-7-8, Nard 3-4-7 SUU - Needham 12-8-20, Killebrew 8-10-18, Nelson 3-7-10, Sims 2-8-10


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Game 9

Game 10

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Five different Mustangs scored touchdowns and Cal Poly led all the way, snapping a three-game losing streak with a Big Sky victory over Sacramento State. Joe Protheroe, Jared Mohamed and Reagan Enger rushed for touchdowns and Jordan Hines and Kyle Lewis caught touchdown passes from Chris Brown. Sacramento State lost despite a 25-22 advantage in first downs and a two-minute edge in time of possession. Brown hit Hines with a 13-yard scoring pass in the first quarter and Lewis with a 29-yarder early in the second period for a 14-0 Cal Poly lead. Protheroe ran one yard and Mohamed scampered seven yards for scores and a 26-0 Mustang advantage in the third quarter. Sacramento State finally got on the scoreboard late in the third period on a two-yard run by Jordan Robinson, but Cal Poly answered with a 23-yard field goal by Alex Vega and a 70-yard romp up the middle by Enger to put the game away. Sacramento State was held to just 35 yards on the ground, the lowest total given up by the Mustang defense since Oct. 8, 2011, when Central Oklahoma managed just 10 rushing yards. Three weeks earlier, South Dakota State rushed for only 28 yards. Enger led the Mustang rushing attack with 91 yards on just six carries. Protheroe added 73 yards on 17 trips while Mohamed finished with 67 yards on nine carries. Brown completed six of seven passes for 95 yards, equaling his season high for passing yards set against Idaho State in early October. Lewis caught three passes for 34 yards and one score. Cal Poly's defense recorded four sacks, equalling a season high. End Kelly Shepard was in on two of them while linebacker Tu'uta Inoke logged a team-high 10 tackles. Cornerback Karlton Dennis added seven tackles and two pass breakups while tackle Marcus Paige-Allen blocked a Sacramento State field goal attempt.

DAVIS, Calif. – For the second time in his Cal Poly career, quarterback Chris Brown scored a touchdown by run, pass and receiving. Duplicating his feat of a year ago at Weber State, Brown led Cal Poly to victory over UC Davis in the Battle for the Golden Horseshoe. Brown surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the second straight year, rushing for 160 yards on 17 carries and scoring once on a 22yard run. He also passed for over 100 yards for the first time this season, completing six of nine passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns – all to Willie Tucker spanning 56, 65 and 5 yards. And for good measure, Brown caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from Kori Garcia in the first quarter. The visiting team has won the Battle for the Golden Horseshoe three straight years and UC Davis still leads the series, 18-17-2. Cal Poly amassed a season-high 674 yards in total offense, rushing for 491 yards and passing for 183 more. The Mustangs never trailed, but were tied at 7-7 and 14-14 before the Mustangs scored three consecutive touchdowns to build a 34-14 advantage late in the first half. UC Davis closed the gap to three points at 41-38 with 14 minutes to play in the game on a field goal and two touchdowns as Cal Poly fumbled the ball away twice. The Mustangs, however, regained control with Brown's five-yard touchdown pass to Tucker and a 19-yard run by slot back DJ Peluso in the final 10 minutes. Cal Poly assembled scoring drives of 64, 75, 68, 65, 74, 90 and 79 yards, but the one that stands out even more is a 99-yard, 20play march that used up 7 minutes and 43 seconds in the second quarter and featured a pair of fourth-down conversions, including a fourth-and-one play from the Mustangs' 10-yard line.

Cal Poly 36, Sacramento State 14

November 7, 2015 Alex G. Spanos Stadium, San Luis Obispo, CA Attn: 6,543

Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score Sacramento State 0 0 7 7 14 Cal Poly 7 7 12 10 36 Scoring Summary First Quarter 5:39 CP Hines 13 pass from Brown (Pyle kick) 0 7 Second Quarter 13:47 CP Lewis 29 pass from Brown (Pyle kick) 0 14 Third Quarter 11:23 CP Protheroe 1 run (kick failed) 0 20 4:39 CP Mohamed 7 run (kick failed) 0 26 1:31 SAC Robinson 2 run (Cornish kick) 7 26 Fourth Quarter 10:05 CP FG Vega 23 7 29 5:19 CP Enger 70 run (Vega kick) 7 36 1:43 SAC Harrison 3 pass from Ketteringham (Cornish kick) 14 36 Team Statistics SAC CP First Downs 25 22 Rushes - Yards 22-35 60-366 Passing Yards 360 95 Passes 34-43-0 6-9-0 Total Offense Plays - Yards 65-395 69-461 Fumble Returns -Yards 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns -Yards 0-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns -Yards 5-70 0-0 Interception Returns -Yards 0-0 0-0 Punts - Average 2-34.5 1-50 Fumbles -Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties -Yards 4-47 5-54 Possession Time 30:51 29:09 Sacks By: Number -Yards 1-9 4-44 Individual Statistics Rushing: SAC - Robinson 10-22, Ketteringham 10-9, Reddici 1-3, Harriel 1-1 CP - Enger 6-91, Protheroe 17-73, Mohamed 9-67, Brown 14-49, Garcia 7-48, Suchesk 2-19, Peluso 2-8, Lewis 1-7, Jenkins 2-4 Passing: SAC - Ketteringham 33-42-0, 335; Terrell 1-1-0, 25 CP - Brown 6-7-0, 95; Jenkins 0-2-0, 0 Receiving: SAC - Harrison 12-128, Ratliff 9-116, Hennie 6-46, Robinson 3-20 CP - Lewis 3-34, Tucker 1-43, Hines 1-13, Mohamed 1-5 Tackles: SAC - Sankey 7-6-13, Scott-Anderson 6-6-12, Pearson 5-4-9, Obinna 6-2-8 CP - Inoke 6-4-10, Dennis 4-3-7, De Koning 5-1-6, Blair 3-3-6

Cal Poly 55, UC Davis 38

November 14, 2015 Aggie Stadium, Davis CA Attn: 6,197

Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score Cal Poly 21 13 7 14 55 UC Davis 14 0 17 7 38 Scoring Summary First Quarter 14:06 CP Tucker 56 pass from Brown (Pyle kick) 7 0 12:56 UCD Cannon 51 pass from Spencer (Stuart kick) 7 7 11:22 CP Garcia 47 run (Pyle kick) 14 7 6:26 UCD Luuga 3 run (Stuart kick) 14 14 4:02 CP Brown 30 pass from Garcia (Pyle kick) 21 14 Second Quarter 7:01 CP MDavis 15 run (kick failed) 27 14 2:32 CP Brown 22 run (Vega kick) 34 14 Third Quarter 9:40 UCD Kelley 34 run (Stuart kick) 34 21 8:53 CP Tucker 65 pass from Brown (Vega kick) 41 21 2:53 UCD FG Stuart 33 41 24 1:53 UCD Tooley 15 pass from Spencer (Stuart kick) 41 31 Fourth Quarter 14:01 UCD Luuga 39 run (Stuart kick) 41 38 10:01 CP Tucker 5 pass from Brown (Vega kick) 48 38 2:45 CP Peluso 19 run (Vega kick) 55 38 Team Statistics CP UCD First Downs 31 24 Rushes - Yards 66-491 30-195 Passing Yards 183 311 Passes 7-10-0 25-37-0 Total Offense Plays - Yards 76-674 67-506 Fumble Returns -Yards 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns -Yards 0-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns -Yards 6-150 5-90 Interception Returns -Yards 0-0 0-0 Punts - Average 0-0.0 4-42.5 Fumbles -Lost 2-2 0-0 Penalties -Yards 6-51 4-25 Possession Time 28:32 31:28 Sacks By: Number -Yards 1-9 0-0 Individual Statistics Rushing: CP - Brown 17-155, Peluso 9-77, Protheroe 12-75, Garcia 8-67, Lewis 7-46, MDavis 4-25, Suchesk 3-19, Jackson 1-13, Enger 1-7, Mohamed 2-4, Team 2-(-2) UCD - Luuga 12-83, Kelley 7-83, Layton 4-17, Spencer 7-12 Passing: CP - Brown 6-9-0, 153; Garcia 1-1-0, 30; UCD - Spencer 25-37-0, 311 Receiving: CP - Tucker 3-126, Brown 1-30, Protheroe 1-16, Enger 1-11, Garcia 1-0 UCD - Luuga 7-59, Cannon 6-122, Martin 5-31, Tooley 4-70 Tackles: CP - Inoke 8-2-10, De Koning 4-4-8, Blair 3-4-7, Paige-Allen 4-2-6 UCD - Graham 8-6-14, Jones 7-4-11, Parenteau 5-3-8, DeVaughn 0-6-6


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Game 11

North Dakota 45, Cal Poly 21

November 21, 2015 Alex G. Spanos Stadium, San Luis Obispo, CA Attn: 5,746

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Held to a season low in rushing yards, Cal Poly fell to North Dakota in the final game of the 2015 regular season for both teams in Alex G. Spanos Stadium. The newly named Fighting Hawks held Cal Poly's vaunted Triple Option attack, No. 1 in the Football Championship Subdivision in rushing the last three years, to just 153 yards, the lowest Mustang total since the 2011 season opener at San Diego State (137 yards). The Fighting Hawks, who entered the game giving up just 95 yards per game on the ground, scored the first 35 points of the game and never looked back, taking advantage of two Mustang fumbles and a goal-line stand at the one-yard line. Freshman running back John Santiago, the Big Sky leader in rushing, scored three times on runs of 14, 15 and 5 yards and finished with 117 yards on 27 carries. He has 1,459 yards on the year. Santiago has nine 100-yard games this season, accomplishing the feat in each of North Dakota's eight Big Sky contests. Sophomore quarterback Keaton Studsrud accounted for the other two scores, hitting Clive Georges with a 64-yard scoring pass and Luke Stanley with an eight-yarder. For the game, Studsrud completed 17 of 20 passes for 255 yards. Cal Poly finally ended the scoring drought midway through the third quarter as senior quarterback Chris Brown scored the first of his two touchdowns in the game, a three-yard run with 7:01 to go in the period. Brown also ran one yard for the final score of the game and hit Roland Jackson Jr. with a 61-yard pass with 10 seconds to go in the third quarter. Brown, who needed 29 yards on the ground and 65 more through the air to reach 3,000 career yards in each category, rushed for 63 yards on 21 carries and completed 11 of 19 passes for a seasonhigh 211 yards. Only two other active players in the FCS have 3,000 career yards both rushing and passing – Jacob Huesman of Chattanooga and John Robertson of Villanova.

Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score North Dakota 7 14 7 10 45 Cal Poly 0 0 14 7 21 Scoring Summary First Quarter 11:17 UND Santiago 14 run (Taubenheim kick) 7 0 Second Quarter 14:22 UND Santiago 15 run (Taubenheim kick) 14 0 13:02 UND Georges 64 pass from Studsrud (Taubenheim kick)21 0 3:29 UND Stanley 8 pass from Studsrud (Taubenheim kick) 28 0 Third Quarter 10:34 UND Santiago 5 run (Taubenheim kick) 35 0 7:01 CP Brown 3 run (Pyle kick) 35 7 0:10 CP Jackson 61 pass from Brown (Pyle kick) 35 14 Fourth Quarter 7:24 UND FG Taubenheim 24 38 14 4:44 UND Norberg 0 fumble recovery (Taubenheim kick) 45 14 1:17 CP Brown 1 run (Pyle kick) 45 21 Team Statistics UND CP First Downs 24 18 Rushes - Yards 50-219 48-153 Passing Yards 255 211 Passes 17-20-0 11-19-0 Total Offense Plays - Yards 70-474 67-364 Fumble Returns -Yards 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns -Yards 1-2 1-3 Kickoff Returns -Yards 2-46 6-149 Interception Returns -Yards 0-0 0-0 Punts - Average 2-43.0 4-38.8 Fumbles -Lost 3-1 3-2 Penalties -Yards 2-13 5-50 Possession Time 35:06 24:54 Sacks By: Number -Yards 2-14 0-0 Individual Statistics Rushing: UND - Santiago 27-117, Smith 10-42, Studsrud 6-29, Norberg 4-29 CP - Brown 21-63, Garcia 7-42, Enger 13-35, Lewis 3-19, Protheroe 1-2, Peluso 2-1, Fox 1-(-9) Passing: UND - Studsrud 17-20-0, 255; CP - Brown 11-19-0, 211; Fox 0-0-0, 0 Receiving: UND - Georges 5-141, Stanley 4-46, Seibel 3-22, Adler 2-13 CP - Tucker 4-68, Jackson 3-87, Garcia 3-41, Hines 1-15 Tackles: UND - Ratelle 7-4-11, Reyes 8-2-10, James 4-4-8, O’Brien 3-2-5 CP - Dennis 9-3-12, Inoke 6-5-11, Nard 4-3-7, Blair 4-3-7, Dzubnar 3-4-7

2015 Individual Game Highs

Rushes 31, Chris Brown vs. Eastern Washington, Oct. 10 Yards Rushing 184, Chris Brown vs. Northern Iowa, Sept. 19 TD Rushes 4, Kyle Lewis vs. Southern Utah, Oct. 31 Long Rush 70, Reagan Enger vs. Sacramento State, Nov. 7 (TD) Pass Attempts 21, Chris Brown vs. Northern Iowa, Sept. 19 Pass Completions 12, Chris Brown vs. Northern Iowa, Sept. 19 Yards Passing 211, Chris Brown vs. North Dakota, Nov. 21 Touchdown Passes 3, Chris Brown vs. UC Davis, Nov. 14 Long Pass 65, Chris Brown to Willie Tucker vs. UC Davis, Nov. 14 (TD) Receptions 4, Willie Tucker vs. Idaho State, Oct. 3 4, Willie Tucker vs. North Dakota, Nov. 21 Yards Receiving 126, Willie Tucker vs. UC Davis, Nov. 14 Touchdown Receptions 3, Willie Tucker vs. UC Davis, Nov. 14 Field Goals 1, Stephen Pyle vs. Montana, Sept. 5 1, Alex Vega vs. Montana, Sept. 5 1, Stephen Pyle vs. Idaho State, Oct. 3 1, Stephen Pyle vs. Southern Utah, Oct. 31 1, Alex Vega vs. Sacramento State, Nov. 7 Long Field Goal 49, Alex Vega vs. Montana, Sept. 5 Punts 8, Stephen Pyle vs. Arizona State, Sept. 12 Long Punt 59, Stephen Pyle vs. Montana, Sept. 5 Long Punt Return 6, Kory Fox vs. Northern Iowa, Sept. 19 Long Kickoff Return 37, Kyle Lewis vs. Southern Utah, Oct. 31 Tackles 17, Burton De Koning vs. Southern Utah, Oct. 31 Sacks 1.5, Joseph Gigantino III vs. Portland State, Oct. 24 1.5, Kelly Shepard vs. Sacramento State, Nov. 7 Interceptions 3, B.J. Nard vs. Montana, Sept. 5 (ties school record) Pass Breakups 2, Karlton Dennis vs. Northern Iowa, Sept. 19 2, Karlton Dennis vs. Sacramento State, Nov. 7 Quarterback Hurries 2, Burton De Koning vs. Sacramento State, Nov. 7

2015 Team Game Highs

Rushes: 89 vs. Eastern Washington, Oct. 10 Yards Rushing: 508 vs. Southern Utah, Oct. 31 Yards per Rush: 7.4 vs. UC Davis, Nov. 14 TD Rushes: 6 vs. Idaho State, Oct. 3 6 vs. Eastern Washington, Oct. 10 Pass Attempts: 21 vs. Northern Iowa, Sept. 19 Pass Completions: 12 vs. Northern Iowa, Sept. 19 Yards Passing: 211 vs. North Dakota, Nov. 21 Yards Per Catch: 29.0 vs. Portland State, Oct. 24 TD Passes: 4 vs. UC Davis, Nov. 14 Total Plays: 95 vs. Southern Utah, Oct. 31 Total Offense: 674 vs. UC Davis, Nov. 14 Yards Per Play: 8.9 vs. UC Davis, Nov. 14 Points: 58 vs. Idaho State, Oct. 3 Punts: 8 vs. Arizona State, Sept. 12 Kickoffs: 10 vs. Idaho State, Oct. 3 Sacks by: 4 vs. Portland State, Oct. 24 4 vs. Sacramento State, Nov. 7 First Downs: 35 vs. Southern Utah, Oct. 31 Penalties: 8 vs. Idaho State, Oct. 3 Penalty Yards: 68 vs. Idaho State, Oct. 3 Turnovers: 6 vs. Southern Utah, Oct. 31 Fumbles: 7 vs. Southern Utah, Oct. 31 Fumbles Lost: 5 vs. Southern Utah, Oct. 31 Fumbles Recovered: 2 vs. Idaho State, Oct. 3 Interceptions: 3 vs. Montana, Sept. 5 Pass Breakups: 5 vs. Northern Iowa, Sept. 19 Opp. Interceptions: 2 by Northern Iowa, Sept. 19 Quarterback Hurries: 4 vs. Sacramento State, Nov. 7 Time of Possession: 39:24 vs. Idaho State, Oct. 3


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Cal Poly Football History -- 97 Years of Gridiron Tradition

al Poly football will play its 98th season this fall. Ever since that first 1915 team took the field, Cal Poly football has played with pride and tradition. From the stars of yesterday like Perry Jeter, Alex Bravo, Stan Sheriff, Bobby Beathard, Ted Tollner, John Madden, Mel Kaufman and Louis Jackson, to the stars of recent years like Chris Thomas, Kamil Loud, Seth Burford, Steve Prejean, Adam Herzing, David Richardson, Darrell Jones, Jordan Beck, Chris Gocong, Courtney Brown, Kyle Shotwell, Ramses Barden, Asa Jackson and Deonte Williams, Cal Poly has earned its place in college football history. An undefeated and unscored-upon team in 1933, a perfect record in 1953, playoff trips in 1978 and The 1941 team was Cal Poly’s first as a four-year school and posted a 5-3-1 record. 1990, a national title in 1980 and the school’s first three trips to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs in 2005, 2008 national ranking in 1997, reaching as high as 16th following a win over and 2012 are just some of the many memories that have made Cal Poly foot- Northern Iowa at home as the team went 10-1 that year. After eight years in ball the pride of the campus and community. Several alumni have earned the Great West, Cal Poly moved to the Big Sky Conference in 2012. their place in the professional ranks including Super Bowl champions, NFL Hallmarks of the 21st century include a No. 14 national ranking by the front office management and coaching as well as in the television booth. 2003 squad after a 3-0 start; a 9-2 record, No. 5 ranking and inaugural Great Now in its 98th season of football, the program continues its excellence West championship in 2004; another Great West title in 2005, advancement under eighth-year head coach Tim Walsh and his coaching staff, ready for the to the quarterfinal round of the FCS playoffs, a 9-4 record and No. 6 ranking school’s 23rd season of play in the Football Championship Subdivision. in the polls; an 8-3 mark, another Great West title, a national ranking as high After competing in the American West Conference for two years (and win- as No. 3 and another FCS playoff berth in 2008; and a share of the Big Sky ning the conference title in 1994), Cal Poly was a I-AA Independent for eight title in Cal Poly’s first year in the conference, a No. 11 national ranking, a seasons. The success didn’t stop there as the Mustangs earned their first second-round FCS playoff berth and a 9-3 record in 2012.

1915 Through the 1940s

Above, Ted Tollner (center) hands off to Carl Bowser (left) and Ray Porras. Tollner was head coach at USC and San Diego State while Bowser was a long-time coach at Bakersfield College. Porras died in the 1960 plane crash. At right, Alex Bravo turns the corner for yardage. At left, Bob Lawson was an All-CCAA fullback in 1952 and 1953.

Cal Poly played mostly high school and college freshman teams in the first 16 seasons. Then head coach Howie O’Daniels established a little history in his first year at the helm in 1933. His Mustangs enjoyed an undefeated season and did not allow a single point, something only 30 teams in the history of college football have accomplished. The Mustangs continued their defense in 1934, not giving up a single point until

the fifth game of the season. Cal Poly officially became a four-year school during the 1941 season and posted a 5-3-1 record under Coach O’Daniels. A 32-13 win over over San Diego State in ‘41 followed by a 51-0 win over San Francisco State highlighted the season. The Mutangs did not play football in 1943 and 1944 due to World War II. Ronnie Henderson coached Cal Poly to a 1-5-1 mark in 1945 before

Coach O’Daniels returned to the helm in 1946 and guided the Mustangs to a 6-2-1 mark. Quarterback “Pinky” Bebernes of Santa Maria, along with teammates Marshall Samuels, Dave Cool, Joe Griffin and Al Weimers helped lead the Mustangs to a 21-13 upset win over San Diego State in 1946. Bruisers Jim Yates and Bud MacDougal provided the offensive punch much of that year.


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1950s

1950-59

Combined Record: 67-29-1

1953 . . .9-0 1957 . . .8-1 1958 . . .9-1

Above left are George Cockerton (54) and Vic Buccola (57), who was an All-CCAA linemen in 1952 and 1953. Buccola later was AD at Cal Poly. Above right, the Mustang offensive line in 1963 was anchored by Bob Cardoza (52), team captain Gil Stork (51) and Frank Blakemore (55).

Coach Roy Hughes replaced Chuck Pavelko in 1950 and vowed, “In three years, we’ll be tough.” In 1953 he lived up to his promises with an undefeated season. The Mustangs were led by All-American Stan Sheriff along with Don Adams, Vic Buccola and quarterback Bob Neal while backs Perry Jeter and Alex Bravo led the nation in scoring. Some consider the 1958 team the best Mustang squad ever. Led by quarterbacks Bobby Bobby Beathard and Tom Beathard Klosterman, they were as tough as they come. Defensive linemen John Madden and Pat Lovell helped lead the team to 53 forced fumbles while allowing just eight touchdowns

all year and only 175.8 yards per game. Beathard’s astute knowledge and leadership abilities later helped him as a scout in the NFL and as part of the front office for seven Super Bowl teams, including four winning squads. He retired as General Manager of the San Diego Chargers and more recently served as an advisor for the Atlanta Falcons. Madden, a bruising tackle, went on to coach the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl triumph. After four seasons as color analyst for Monday Night Football on ABC, Madden moved over to NBC for its Sunday Night Football telecasts. Madden, who retired in 2009 has been honored with 14 Emmys for his work with all four major networks. He also was a catcher on the Cal Poly baseball team in the late 1950s. In the decade of the 1950s, Cal Poly compiled a 67-29-1 record. All 10 teams were coached by Hughes and the Mustangs beat such teams as San Diego State, Fresno State and Colorado State.

1960s

Fred Whittingham (66) and Gil Stork (51) were members of Cal Poly’s 1960 football team. Stork survived the crash; Whittingham was not on the plane.

Perry Jeter scampers for yardage during the undefeated 1953 season.

Tragedy struck the 1960 Cal Poly football team following a game at Bowling Green State University on Saturday, October 29, 1960. Immediately following takeoff at Toledo Airport, the plane carrying the team crashed and killed 22 people, including 16 Mustang football players, the team manager and a booster. On May 1, 1998, the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, IN, dedicated new bronze plaques honoring the Cal Poly men killed in the plane crash along with the victims of plane crashes involving football teams from Wichita State (1970) and Marshall University (1978). Dr. Everett Chandler, Dean of Students at Cal Poly at the time of the crash, helped unveil and dedicate the plaques. Mounted at the Hall of Fame, the plaques immortalize these individuals’ belief in the sport of football and how it symbolizes American society. The names of the deceased are listed for each univerTed Tollner sity on separate plaques. In 2001, Cal Poly announced plans to change the name of Mustang Stadium to Mustang Memorial Field at Alex G. Spanos Stadium. The Memorial Plaza project was completed in 2006 and formally dedicated on Sept. 29, 2006 (see inside back cover). After Cal Poly won just 22 of 67 games in seven seasons following the plane crash, Joe Harper was hired as the Mustangs’ head coach in 1968 and produced 7-3 and 6-4 marks in his first two seasons.


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October 29, 1960 -- Cal Poly Plane Crash

"On Thanksgiving morning this year in the Coliseum, a 'Mercy Bowl' benefit game

will be played to help San Luis Obispo write off its obligations to the tragedy victims, the children they left behind them, and the survivors. My feeling is, it is not only their obligation. It is the obligation of all of us interested in athletics. I can think of no better way to give thanks on that day that we are here and healthy, than to contribute to those who are alone with only memories of that day."

— Jim Murray Los Angeles Times, 1961

Front Row (L-R): Don O’Meara, Don Adams, Russell Woods, Benny Martin (not on trip), Coach Roy Hughes, Marshall Kulku, Bob Johnson, Bill Stewart, Gary Van Horn. Second Row (L-R): Dick McBride, John Reardon (not on trip), Mike Young (did not make trip), Dean Carlson, Roy Scialabba, Jim Ledbetter, Brent Jobe, Doug Minton (not on trip), Clark Tuthill (not on trip), John Bell, General Owens. Third Row (L-R): Ted Tollner, Norton Engen, Walt Shimek, Gil Stork, Al Marinai, Lynn Lobaugh, Guy Hennington, John Ramsey (not on trip), Wayne Sorenson, Rob Baughn, John Brennan, Fred Brown. Fourth Row: (L-R): Terry Betterton (trainer, not on trip), Wendel Miner (manager), Joe Copeland, Curtis Hill, Larry Austin, Roger Kelly, Bill Ross, Ray Porras, Bill Dauphin, Carl Bowser, Skip Stratton (not on trip), assistant coach Walt Williamson.

The following is written on a memorial plaque on one of the peristyles at the Los Angeles Coliseum:

On Saturday night, October 29, 1960, a plane carrying the Cal Poly 1960 football team, which was returning from a football game with Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH, crashed at the Toledo, Ohio Airport. As a result of this crash, 16 players and the team manager were killed and many injured. To financially assist the families of these athletes, a football game of mercy between Bowling Green and Fresno State was sponsored and staged in the Coliseum on Thanksgiving, November 23, 1961. All proceeds were donated to the Cal Poly Memorial Fund for this purpose.

ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS: Prior to each home game, Cal Poly football players pay tribute to the 1960 football team at the memorial rock near the flagpole at the north end of Alex G. Spanos Stadium. For each road trip, the team loads up the buses near Mott Gym, drives to Alex G. Spanos Stadium and walks to the rock for reflection prior to departing campus.


A Mustang defense that included Tom Duggan, Greg Lee, Chris Smeland, Dave Quirk, Wayne Robinson and Tom Chantler led Cal Poly to an 8-0-1 record in 1972 and a trip to the Camellia Bowl for the NCAA Division II Championship of the Western United States at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento. After Mike Foley was injured Oct. 7 against Boise State, fullback Mike Thomas carried the load for the remainder of the season from out of the backfield. The Mustangs were ranked No. 3 in Division II by both the Associated Press and the UPI polls during the year. Cal Poly was also ranked No. 3 in total offense with 448 yards per game and No. 3 in scoring with 37.2 points per game. Running back Gary Davis began a stellar three-year Mustang career by assisting the 1973 squad to a 9-1 record. Davis went on to break most Cal Poly rushing records, finishing with 2,368 career yards. The 1976 Mustangs, with Joe Harper at the helm, finished 7-1-1, including a thrilling 17-15 win at Fresno State. The “Excitement Twins,” tailback Louis Jackson and receiver Robbie Martin, helped lead the 1978 squad to a 73 record and an NCAA Division II playoff berth. The two scored half of Cal Poly’s 38 touchdowns that year. Individually, Jackson led Division II in rushing the entire season and finished with 126.3 yards per game (including 267 vs. Portland State), while Martin had 23.1 receiving yards a game. The Mustangs suffered a 17-0 playoff loss to WinstonSalem State (NC) but would get their revenge two years later in the most memorable season in the history of Cal Poly football (see next page). Each of the 10 Mustang football teams in the 1970s posted a winning record, part of a string of 13 consecutive winning seasons under Harper. The streak ended in Harper’s last season, 1981, when Cal Poly went 4-5. Harper went on to coach at Northern Arizona and Cal Lutheran. Among Harper’s 96 wins were seven against Fresno State, three each against Boise State and Nevada and one against UNLV.

1970s

Clockwise from left, 1973 team captains Chris Smeland, Fred Stewart, Greg Lee and Mike Coulson helped lead the ‘72 Mustangs to the Camellia Bowl; Top receiving corp of the ‘70s included Dana Nafziger (83), Rick Beatty (89) and Jimmy Childs (85); The 1978 team poses for a photo at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.; Placekicker Tom Valos (32) still holds school record for his 92 career PAT kicks, including the 44 he made in 1970; Vic Ecklund retired as San Luis Obispo High School head football coach after guiding the Tigers to CIF-Southern Section title in 2001; Upper right, running back Gary Davis played for the Miami Dolphins.

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Mustangs Capture National Championship

No success was sweeter for the Mustangs than the 1980 season. Quarterback Craig Johnston and senior All-Americans Louis Jackson and Robbie Martin led the Mustangs to the NCAA Division II National Championship with a win over defending champion Eastern Illinois, 21-13, in the Zia Bowl at Albuquerque, NM. Martin scored all three touchdowns in the title game, including a diving 33-yard grab with 14:02 left. He also had a 42-yard punt return for the first Mustang TD. He finished the day with 164 yards to give the school its first NCAA title in footNCAA Division II ball. Jackson led the National Championship nation in rushing Second Annual Zia Bowl again in 1980 and At Albuquerque, New Mexico helped propel the December 13, 1980 Mustangs to the title game with a strong Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 performance in the Eastern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 semifinals against Santa Clara at Mustang Stadium. Cal Poly played its first two playoff games at home that season, defeating Jacksonville State 15-0 and 38-14 over the Broncos before a standing-room-only crowd at Mustang Stadium and a regional telecast. Following the championship win over Eastern Illinois, Joe Harper was named Division II Coach of the Year. Cal Poly defeated eventual Division I-AA national champion Boise State 23-20 at home that year. Cal Poly managed only a 4-5 mark in 1981, Harper’s only losing campaign and his last as head coach of the Mustangs. Harper, whose 96 wins are the most by any Cal Poly football coach, went on to coach at Northern Arizona for three seasons and at Cal Lutheran for six years. Jim Sanderson coached the Mustangs to 6-5 and 6-4 seasons in five years at the helm before Lyle Setencich came on board in 1987. Cal Poly went 7-3, 5-4-1 and 5-5 in the first three seasons under Setencich before returning to the playoffs in 1990.

1980s

Mustang head coach Joe Harper is mobbed by his players after the team was presented national championship trophy in the Zia Bowl.

It was a winning combination -- 5-7-9 -- that carried Cal Poly to the 1980 NCAA Division II National Championship in Albuquerque, NM. Quarterback Craig Johnston wore No. 7, running back Louis Jackson wore No. 9 and wide receiver Robbie Martin wore No. 5.


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Alli Abrew passed for 4,009 yards in two seasons (199697) with the Mustangs.

Mike Fisher is Cal Poly’s all-time career passing leader with 7,494 yards.

The winning continued in the 1990s. Coach Lyle Setencich led the Mustangs to their first postseason appearance since 1980 with a 10-1 record during the 1990 regular season before a loss to North Dakota State in the first round. Standout wide receiver Chris Thomas, who played with the Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers in the NFL, helped lead the team to a 14-7 win over Cal State Northridge before another packed Mustang Stadium to propel the Mustangs into the Division II playoffs. In 1994, coach Andre Patterson came to Cal Poly from Washington State, where he was an assistant defensive coach, and led the Mustangs to instant success in the school’s first season competing at the Division I-AA level. The move proved to be the right thing to do as Cal Poly went 7-4 and captured the American West Conference title with an undefeated conference record, posting wins over Southern Utah, Cal State Northridge and Sacramento State. Quarterback Mike Fisher smashed eight school Cal Poly’s football training camp was held at Camp records and five conference marks with 2,536 yards Roberts in 1999 and 2000. Members of the 1999 passing. Fisher went on to become Cal Poly’s all-time squad pose on a tank during a hot August afternoon. passer by the time he finished in 1995. His strong supporting cast in 1994 included two explosive freshmen, running back Antonio Warren and wide receiver Kamil Loud. The Mustangs were ranked fifth nationally against the rush in their maiden season in Division I-AA. In 1997, the Larry Welsh era kicked off with a bang as the Mustangs went 10-1 and just missed making the I-AA playoffs despite a No.17 national ranking. Warren and Craig Young each rushed for more than 1,000 yards during the season and quarterback Alli Abrew finished the season as the No. 1-rated passer in all of Division I-AA. After a 7-0 start to the season, with wins over No. 16 Northern Iowa and I-A New Mexico State, the Mustangs fell for the first time on the road at Liberty. But a last-second win over Montana State and a 20-point whipping of previously undefeated Dayton at home capped a memorable season. While the team may have struggled the following three seasons, posting back-to-back-to-back 3-8 records, the Mustangs certainly entertained and continued to rewrite the record book. November 4, 2000 will be long remembered in the NCAA record book as one of the greatest offensive performances in recent memory. Quarterback Seth Burford and receiver Kassim Osgood hooked up for a record-setting afternoon against Northern Iowa at Mustang Stadium as Burford finished with a school-record 566 yards passing on the day while Osgood set a new national record with 376 yards receiving to go with his two touchdowns. He caught a school-record 17 passes in the game and was named I-AA Offensive Player of the Week by Sports Network while Burford was honored as the I-AA Player of the Week by ESPN. Osgood was named an Associated Press All-American and, after seven seasons with San Diego, two at Jacksonville and one at Detroit, he is now a San Francisco 49er.

Dynamic Duo of Late 1990s

Cal Poly Athletics Hall of Fame

Mustang football players and coaches inducted into the Cal Poly Athletics Hall of Fame:

Antonio Warren (left) became Cal Poly’s all-time career rushing leader in 1998, passing former standout Louis Jackson, with 144 yards vs. Saint Mary’s on Sept. 26 at Mustang Stadium. Warren finished his Cal Poly stay with 3,834 career yards and 30 career rushing touchdowns. In 1999, Craig Young (right) passed Warren’s record with 176 yards against Portland State at home on Oct. 30 to become the new all-time leader. He finished his career with 4,205 career yards. Both rushed for over 1,000 yards in 1997. In 2005, Warren led the Canadian Football League in rushing TDs with 13 and was fourth in combined yards with 2,179 for the BC Lions after rushing for 1,136 yards and catching 34 passes in 2004. He had played briefly for the New York Giants in 2003 and spent the 2001, 2002 and part of the 2003 season with the Calgary Stampeders. Young was an assistant coach at Sacramento State in 2003 and 2004.

Vic Buccola . . . . . . . . . . . . .1987 Stan Sheriff . . . . . . . . . . . . .1987 Roy Hughes . . . . . . . . . . . .1987 Perry Jeter . . . . . . . . . . . . .1987 John Madden . . . . . . . . . . .1987 Ted Tollner . . . . . . . . . . . . .1987 Bobby Beathard . . . . . . . . .1988 Vernon (Pinky) Bebernes . .1988 Alex Bravo . . . . . . . . . . . . .1988 Howie O’Daniels . . . . . . . . .1988 Cecil Turner . . . . . . . . . . . .1989 Gary Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . .1990 Sheldon Harden . . . . . . . . .1991 Mel Kaufman . . . . . . . . . . .1993 Bob Neal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995 Joe Harper . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997 Dana Nafziger . . . . . . . . . . .1997 Louis Jackson . . . . . . . . . . .1999 Tom Gallo . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000

Curtis Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000 Al Marinai . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002 Carl Bowser . . . . . . . . . . . .2002 LeCharls McDaniel . . . . . . .2002 Al Moriarty . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002 Fred Whittingham . . . . . . . .2002 Marijon Ancich . . . . . . . . . .2004 Robbie Martin . . . . . . . . . . .2005 1960 Football Team . . . . . .2006 Mark Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007 Burton (Bud) Chadwick . . . .2007 Chris Thomas . . . . . . . . . . .2007 Dale Creighton . . . . . . . . . .2007 Jimmy Childs . . . . . . . . . . .2008 Dick Mannini . . . . . . . . . . . .2010 Mike Amos . . . . . . . . . . . . .2011 Damone Johnson . . . . . . . .2015 Craig Johnston . . . . . . . . . .2015


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21st Century -- Return to Prominence

The first 15 years of the 21st Century at Cal Poly have produced four Great West Conference championships, one Big Sky Conference title, a trio of NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoff berths, six consecutive winning seasons -- a streak that was snapped in 2009 -- and a national ranking as high as No. 3. In 2001, Cal Poly football fans had reason to get excited again as Rich Ellerson led the Mustangs to a 6-5 record in his first season, thanks to a strong defensive unit and the passing combination of quarterback Seth Burford and Adam Herzing. The pair, who would later sign professional contracts in 2002, would hook up for a school-record 95-yard touch- Jordan Beck, Atlanta/Denver down passing play in the team’s win over Sacramento State. The 2002 Mustangs slipped to 3-8 for the fourth time in five years, but Cal Poly won three of its final six games, including a thrilling 28-26 triumph over Weber State in the season finale at Mustang Stadium, and set the stage for six straight winning seasons. In 2003 Cal Poly posted a 7-4 mark, its best in six years, opening with a 34-13 victory at UTEP and closing with wins in four of its last Chris Gocong, Philadelphia Eagles five games. The Mustangs captured the inaugural Great West Football Conference championship in 2004 and finished 9-2 overall. Linebacker Jordan Beck won the Buck Buchanan Award as the nation’s best defensive Quarterback Seth Burford takes a snap from center John player in the Football Championship Lloyd, who started every game in four seasons (1999-2002). Subdivision and was chosen in the third round of the NFL Draft by Atlanta after breaking most of Cal Poly’s records for tackles, finishing with 449 career stops. Courtney Darrell Jones finished his career with a school-record 177 receptions while defensive end Chris Gocong notched 17.5 Brown,  sacks, another record. Dallas Gocong improved his mark to 23.5 sacks, won the Buck Buchanan Award en route to a spot in the East-West Shrine Cowboys Game and led Cal Poly to a 9-4 record, another Great West title and the school’s first FCS playoff berth and a 35-21 win over Montana in 2005. The Mustangs fell to Texas State 14-7 in the quarterfinal round. James Noble rushed for a school-record 1,578 yards and 16 touchdowns while wide receiver Ramses Barden caught 40 passes for 655 yards and nine scores as numerous redshirt freshmen made strong contributions. Linebacker Kyle Shotwell broke another school record with his 158 tackles. Gocong earned American Football Coaches Association All-American honors while Noble, Shotwell, Courtney Brown and Kenny Chicoine also were named All-Americans. Ellerson’s 2006 team finished 7-4, claimed third place in the Great West Football Conference, beat a Division I-A team for the second time in four years and ended up perhaps just a few key plays shy of its second straight FCS playoff berth. Linebacker Kyle Shotwell Kyle Shotwell, NFL free agent became the third Mustang in as many years to win the Buck Buchanan Award and was the fourth Mustang in 53 years to play in the East-West Shrine Game. James Noble became the first running back in Cal Poly history to rush for over 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons, Chris White was the fourth Mustang in as many years to land a spot on the American Football Coaches Association AllAmerica Team. The Mustang defense posted three shutouts as the team finished ranked No. 16 in the nation by The Sports Network. A dozen Mustangs earned All-Great West honors and three were AllRamses Barden (left) and Stephen Field were Americans. Cornerback Courtney Brown was selected in the seventh round of the NFL Draft by four-time All-Great West first-team selections. the Dallas Cowboys, Shotwell signed a free-agent contract with the Oakland Raiders and Kenny Chicoine broke the school career interceptions record. In 2007, the Mustangs duplicated their 7-4 mark of a year earlier, surpassing the 500-yard mark in total offense four times, shattering the school record for most points scored in one season and scoring 30 or more points seven times. Cal Poly broke 16 all-time school records and tied two others. Barden swept All-America honors across the board and center Stephen Field was a second-team All-American. Cal Poly, 2-2 for third place in the Great West, erased an 0-2 start with victories in seven of its final nine games. The Mustangs finished in the top 25 for the fourth straight season -- No. 24 in the Sports Network media poll. Cal Poly won seven straight games en route to an 8-3 mark, its second FCS playoff berth, its sixth straight winning season and a pair of four-time first-team All-Great West selections (Barden and Field), a first in the five-year history of the conference. The Mustangs defeated San Diego State at Qualcomm Stadium for the second time in three years, but finishes with losses to Big Ten Conference member Wisconsin in overtime and Weber State in the In eight years at the helm, Rich playoff opener. With 10 returning starters on offense, Cal Poly finished No. 1 in the nation in scoring (44.4) and Ellerson coached the Mustangs total offense (487.45). Barden shattered the Mustang record book in almost all receiving categories, ending his to 56 wins and two playoff berths.


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career with 206 catches for 4,203 yards and 50 touchdowns. He finished fourth in balloting for the Walter Payton Award, played in the Senior Bowl and was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round the following April. Cal Poly was ranked No. 3 in the FCS coaches poll for the final seven weeks of the regular season and for the last four weeks in the Sports Network media poll, finishing eighth and 10th respectively. The Tim Walsh Era opened in 2009 and, with just six senior starters and an entirely new coaching staff, the Mustangs slipped to 4-7. Fullback Jake Romanelli and cornerback Asa Jackson earned first-team All-Great West honors. Cal Poly ran a reverse in 2010 with a 7-4 record, finishing one victory shy of an FCS playoff berth and earning a final No. 23 national ranking. Six of the wins were in come-from-behind fashion, the Mustangs played a gruelling schedule that featured a five-game road trip, and Cal Defensive tackle James Chen earned an NCAA Poly finished fourth in the nation in rushing offense and Postgraduate Scholarship and was named to the 14th in rushing defense. Linebacker Marty Mohamed FCS Athletics Directors Association Academic earned Great West Defensive Player of the Year honors. All-Star Team in 2010. The Mustangs were 6-5 in 2011, capturing their final Wide receiver Dominique Great West title prior to moving to the Big Sky Conference. Asa Jackson returned two interceptions for touchdowns, Johnson caught 90 passes earned numerous postseason All-America honors and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round. Fullback in two seasons at Cal Poly. Jake Romanelli rushed for 1,015 yards and quarterback Andre Broadous rushed for a school-record 18 touchdowns. In its first season in the Big Sky Conference (2012), arguably the toughest FCS league in the country with six national titles and 13 appearances in the championship game along with seven Walter Payton Award and six Buck Buchanan Award winners, Cal Poly shared the league crown with Eastern Washington and Montana State, all at 7-1. The Mustangs finished 9-3 and earned their third FCS playoff berth in the last eight years, falling 18-16 in the second round to eventual national runner-up Sam Houston State. Deonte Williams rushed for 1,506 yards, the second-highest total in Cal Poly history, and 12 touchdowns while Andre Broadous completed a stellar Mustang career with 1,459 career rushing yards and 30 touchdowns along with 3,120 career passing yards and 31 more scores. Williams and linebacker Kennith Jackson (305 career tackles) are Cal Poly’s first-ever first-team AllBig Sky Conference honorees. The Mustangs set a Big Sky record for most rushing yards in a season, finished Nos. 11/12 in the national polls and Williams played in the Casino Del Sol All-Star Game in Tucson, AZ. The 2013 Mustangs posted a 6-6 mark, finishing No. 1 in the FCS in rushing offense. Defensive tackle Sullivan Grosz was named Big Sky co-defensive player of the year, earned eight All-American awards and was joined by offensive guard Lefi Letuligasenoa, fullback Akaninyene Umoh and safety Alex Hubbard on the all-conference first team. Linebacker Johnny Millard played in both the East-West Shrine Game and the Medal of Honor Bowl and joined Grosz and slotback Cole Stanford as undrafted NFL free agents. The 2014 squad, 7-5 overall and 5-3 for a fifth-place tie in the Big Sky, finished No. 1 in the nation in rushing offense for the second year in a row. The Slotback Deonte Williams, left, and quarterback Andre BroadMustangs, who rallied from a 1-3 start to ous sparked Cal Poly to a 9-3 record, a share of the Big Sky win six of their last eight games and avertitle and an FCS playoff berth in 2012, its third in eight years. aged nearly 34 points and 483 yards per contest offensively, defeated Montana and Montana State on back-to-back weekends in Alex G. Spanos Stadium and ended the year with a win over San Diego. All three teams earned spots in the FCS playoffs. Quarterback Chris Brown rushed and passed for over 1,000 yards each Chris Brown rushed and and linebackers Nick Dzubnar and Cameron Ontko earned first-team All-Big Sky honors. Brown upped his career totals to over 3,000 yards both rushing and passing in 2015 and fullback Joe Protheroe earned passed for over 3,000 yards each in Mustang career. first-team All-Big Sky honors, rushing for 779 yards in a 4-7 season for the Mustangs.

Cal Poly Selected to Finish Ninth by Coaches and Media in Fifth Big Sky Season

Cal Poly has been selected to finish ninth by both the head football coaches and the media in the 2016 Big Sky Conference football standings. Results of the coaches and media polls were announced in July at the 2016 Big Sky Conference Summer Football Kickoff in Park City, Utah. Coach Tim Walsh's Mustangs earned 66 points from the 13 head coaches and 153 points from the 25 members of the media who follow Big Sky football and participated in the media poll. Northern Arizona, which last earned a share of the Big Sky title in 2003, was picked to finish first by both the coaches and media. The Lumberjacks, headed by freshman All-

American quarterback Case Cookus, earned eight first-place votes from the coaches, accumulating 132 of a possible 156 points. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team. Northern Arizona also picked up eight of the 25 first-place votes in the media poll. Coaches Poll 1. Northern Arizona (8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 2. (tie) Portland State (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 (tie) Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 4. Eastern Washington (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 5. North Dakota (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 6. Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 7. (tie) Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 (tie) Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 9. Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 10. Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

11. Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 12. Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 13. UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Media Poll 1. Northern Arizona (8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287 2. Montana (7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283 3. Eastern Washington (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269 4. North Dakota (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262 5. Portland State (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252 6. Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174 7. Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 8. Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 9. Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153 10. Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 11. Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 12. UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 13. Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Number in parentheses indicates first-place votes.


Jordan Beck, 2004 Buck Buchanan Award Winner

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Jordan Beck completed an outstanding four-year Mustang career in 2004, breaking numerous school records for tackles. In December he was presented with the Buck Buchanan Award, which goes to the best defensive player in NCAA Division I-AA. He played in the 2005 East-West Shrine Game at SBC Park in San Francisco and, in April 2005, he became Cal Poly's highest NFL draftee at the time, chosen in the third round by the Atlanta Falcons. He signed a free-agent contract with the Denver Broncos in October 2007 but was released in 2008.

Mt. Hermon, CA

• Great West Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year (First-Team Defense) • First-Team All-America Linebacker as chosen by the American Football Coaches Association, The Sports Network, Walter Camp Football Foundation and Football Gazette • 1st in I-AA in Solo Tackles. Forced Fumbles; 4th in Total Tackles; 8th in Tackles for Lost Yardage Career Totals 449 Tackles (School Record) 270 Solo Tackles 51.5 Tackles for Lost Yardage (16.5 Sacks)

Single-Season Totals Freshman (2001) -- 73 Tackles, 2.5 Sacks Sophomore (2002) -- 113 Tackles, 4.5 Sacks Junior (2003) -- 128 Tackles, 4.0 Sacks Senior (2004) -- 135 Tackles (then a school record), 4 INT, 18.5 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 9 pass breakups

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Highlights: • Played in East-West Shrine Game Jan. 15, 2005 at SBC Park • Cal Poly's Leading Tackler as Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior • 23 Tackles (10 Solo) in Game Oct. 4, 2003 at Montana (School Record) • 22 Tackles (18 Solo) in Game Nov. 6, 2004 at Eastern Washington • 16 Tackles Three Times in Cal Poly Career • Three Times Recorded 15 Tackles in a Game • 13 Tackles in Seven Other Games • Three-Time Great West Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week • Holds School Career (449), Season (135, since broken) and Single-Game (23) Tackles Records • Twice Returned a Fumble for a Touchdown • Recorded First Four Interceptions of Career in 2004, Returning Two for Touchdowns • Double Digits in Tackles 24 Times in 43 Career Games • Recruited out of San Lorenzo Valley High School as a Wide Receiver and Defensive Back


Chris Gocong, 2005 Buck Buchanan Award Winner Third-Round Selection (71st Overall Pick) by Philadelphia Eagles in 2006 NFL Draft; 212 Tackles in Three Seasons; Traded to Cleveland Browns in 2010

Defensive End 6-3 265 Santa Barbara, CA

• Great West Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year (First-Team Defense) • First-Team All-America as chosen by the American Football Coaches Association , The Sports Network, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Sports Xchange, Associated Press • Don Hansen's Football Gazette and I-AA.org Defensive Player of the Year • First in I-AA in Sacks, Second in Tackles for Lost Yardage and 23rd in Forced Fumbles Career Totals 212 Tackles (117 Solo) 58 Tackles for Lost Yardage (42.0 Sacks, No.2 at Cal Poly) Single-Season Totals Freshman (2001) -- 6 Tackles, 0.0 Sacks Sophomore (2003) -- 37 Tackles, 1.0 Sacks Junior (2004) -- 71 Tackles, 17.5 Sacks Senior (2005) -- 98 Tackles, 23.5 Sacks (School Record), 4 Forced Fumbles, 2 Fumble Recoveries (1 TD)

Highlights: • Played in East-West Shrine Game Jan. 21, 2006 at The AlamoDome, San Antonio, Texas • Career-High 11 Tackles Against Eastern Washington, 2004; Texas State, 2005 • Career-High 3.5 Sacks Against Northern Colorado, 2005 • Cal Poly's Highest NFL Draft Choice Ever, Chosen in Third Round (71 st Overall) by Philadelphia Eagles in April 2006 • No.2 All-Time at Cal Poly in Career Sacks With 42.0 (1.5 behind No. 1 Tom Carey) • No. 9 All-Time at Cal Poly in Single-Season Tackles With 98 in 2005 • No. 10 All-Time at Cal Poly in Career Tackles With 212 • His 23.5 Sacks in 2005 is NCAA I-AA Record; His 60.5 Career Tackles for Lost Yardage is No. 4 in NCAA I-AA History • Two-Time Great West Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Montana State, Northern Colorado, both in 2005) • Recovered a Fumble for a Touchdown Against Montana State in 2005 (Gocong's Only Career Mustang Touchdown) • One Career Interception (Against Humboldt State in 2004 Season Opener) • Recorded More Than One Sack in a Game 15 Times in 41 Career Games (All in Final Two Seasons) • Was a Quarterback and Linebacker at Carpinteria High School and Holds School Record in Discus With Mark of 183-3

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Kyle Shotwell, 2006 Buck Buchanan Award Winner

Kyle Shotwell became Cal Poly’s third consecutive Buck Buchanan Award winner in December 2006. He holds school records for tackles in a season (158 in 2005), sacks in a game (4.0 vs. San Diego State in 2006) and finished No. 2 in career tackles with 392. Like Jordan Beck and Chris Gocong before him, Shotwell played in EastWest Shrine Game and was the game’s leading tackler with seven. He was signed by five National Football League teams in 2007 and 2008, but never played a down in a regular season game. He currently works in Austin, Texas, for Procore Technologies as an account executive after serving as a volunteer assistant coach at Cal Poly in 2009.

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Goleta, CA

First-Team All-Great West Football Conference (Linebacker) -- 2005 and 2006 Great West Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year -- 2006 First-Team The Sports Network All-American -- 2006 Second-Team Associated Press All-American -- 2006 Second-Team The Sports Network All-American -- 2005 First-Team Football Gazette All-American -- 2005

• Signed free-agent contract with Oakland Raiders in April 2007; with Indianapolis Colts in January 2008 • Played in 2007 East-West Shrine Game in Houston and was game’s leading tackler with seven, earning Pat Tillman Award • No. 1 in Division I-AA and No. 1 in Great West Football Conference with 1.91 tackles for lost yardage per game • No. 8 in Division I-AA and No. 1 in Great West Football Conference with 11.09 total tackles per game • No. 13 in Division I-AA and No. 1 in Great West Football Conference with 5.55 solo tackles per game • No. 24 in Division I-AA and No. 1 in Great West Football Conference with .64 sacks per game • No. 2 at Cal Poly in career tackles with 392 • Broke school record for tackles in a season with

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Year 2003 2004 2005 2006 Totals

Tackles Sacks Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. No. Yds. 13 11 24 3-11 1.0 8 55 33 88 8-31 4.0 25 71 87 158 13.5-63 5.0 43 62 60 122 21.0-80 7.0 48 201 191 392 45.5-185 17.0 124

158 tackles in junior season (2005) • Scored first career touchdown in final game of career, returning a lateraled interception 65 yards • Four career interceptions • Played in all 46 games in Cal Poly career, including starts in his last 35 games • Recorded double digits in tackles 24 times Career Highs: Tackles: 20 vs. Texas State, 2005 Solo Tackles: 11 vs. San Diego State, 2006 Tackles for Lost Yardage: 5.0 vs. San Diego State, 2006 Sacks: 4.0 vs. San Diego State, 2006 Interceptions: 1, Four times Pass Breakups: 1, Seven times

Fumbles FF FR-Yds. 0 1-0 3 2-39 2 0-0 2 1-0 7 4-39

Int. 0 2 2 0 4

Passes Yds. Defl. 0 0 19 4 5 3 0 2 24 9


Cal Poly Football History -- Mustangs in the Pros

Chris Gocong Cleveland Browns

Courtney Brown New York Giants

Deonte Williams Oakland Raiders

Ramses Barden Buffalo Bills

Nick Dzubnar San Diego Chargers

Draftees/Free Agents

Johnny Millard St. Louis Rams

111 Asa Jackson Arizona Cardinals

1954 Alex Bravo, RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9th-L.A. Rams Bob Lawson, FB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9th-Detroit Lions Stan Sheriff, C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18th-L.A. Rams Vic Buccola, OG . . . . . . . . . . . . .Saskatchewan (CFL) Bud Chadwick, FB . . . . . . . . . . . .Saskatchewan (CFL) 1955 Bob Heaston, G . . . . . . . . . .24th-San Francisco 49ers Perry Jeter, RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26th-Chicago Bears 1956 Jim Cox, E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9th-San Francisco 49ers 1958 John Madden, OL-DL . . . . . .21st-Philadelphia Eagles 1968 Cecil Turner, WR . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5th- Chicago Bears 1969 Gary Kerr, WR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(FA-Chicago) 1970 Emmanuel Murrell, DB . . . . . . . . . . .12th-Detroit Lions Don Milan, QB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Oakland Raiders Don Sverchek, LB . . . . . . . . .FA-San Francisco 49ers 1972 Rick Wegis, DB . . . . . . . . . . . .12th-Cincinnati Bengals Mike Amos, WR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Dallas Cowboys Rich Nominni, DL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Chicago (WFL) Fred Stewart, OL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Hawaii (WFL) 1974 John Loane, K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Oakland Raiders 1976 Gary Davis, RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6th-Miami Dolphins John Henson, RB . . . . . . . . .14th-Green Bay Packers Ray Hall, WR . . . . . . . . . . . . .17th-Green Bay Packers Pat Manus, DB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-L.A. Rams Walter Mead, WR . . . . . . . . . .FA-San Francisco 49ers 1977 Bill McCadden, DB . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Dallas Cowboys Dana Nafziger, TE . . . . . . .FA-Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1978 Jimmy Childs, WR . . . . . . . . . .4th-St. Louis Cardinals Andre Keys, WR . . . . . . . . . . . .8th-Pittsburgh Steelers 1979 Ed McDonald, DL . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Denver Broncos Mike Raymo, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Oakland Raiders Steve Spencer, DL . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-New York Giants 1980 Mike Bailey, OL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Denver Broncos Dwight Crump, WR . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Denver Broncos Paul Dickens, RB . . . . . . .FA-Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bob Trudeau, RB . . . . . . . . . . .FA-St. Louis Cardinals 1981 Robbie Martin, WR . . . . . . . . . .4th-Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Daum, OL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7th-Miami Dolphins

Louis Jackson, RB . . . . . . . . . . .7th, New York Giants Mike Bush, WR . . . . . . . . . . .FA-New England Patriots Chris Jones, DB . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Dallas Cowboys Mel Kaufman, LB . . . . . . . . .FA-Washington Redskins LeCharls McDaniel, DB . . . .FA-Washington Redskins Jeff S. Smith, LB . . . . . . . . . .FA-Washington Redskins 1982 Charles Daum, OL . . . . . . . . . . . .6th-Dallas Cowboys Carl Gillberg, C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-L.A. Rams Rick Jones, TE . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Washington Redskins Martin Ponek, OL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-L.A. Rams 1983 Steve Booker, LB . . . . . . . . .FA-Washington Redskins Tom Gilmartin, DL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Buffalo Bills Sven Hasselberg, LB . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Houston Colts Jerry Schmidt, DL . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Dallas Cowboys 1984 Paul Sverchek, DL . . . . . . . . . . .8th-Minnesota Vikings Dale Bartel, DB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oakland (USFL) Brian Gutierrez, RB . . . . . . . . . .FA-Seattle Seahawks Jeff J. Smith, WR . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Winnipeg (CFL) Gene Underwood, DB . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oakland (USFL) Steve Wahl, OL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-L.A. Raiders 1985 Damone Johnson, TE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6th, L.A. Rams Gary Swanson, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9th- L.A. Rams Steve Gibson, DL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-L.A. Rams Brian Moore, C . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-San Francisco 49ers 1986 Sal Cesario, OL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12th-New York Jets John Cummins, DE . . . . . . . .FA-San Francisco 49ers Greg Thompson, DB . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Denver Broncos 1989 Chris Dunn, DL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9th-Atlanta Falcons Pat McGuirk, DB . . . . . .FA-Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) 1991 Pat Moore, DL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Chicago Bears 1993 Chris Thomas, WR . . . . . . . . .FA-San Diego Chargers 1998 Kamil Loud, WR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7th-Buffalo Bills 1999 Dan Loney, OL/DL . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-San Jose (AFL) Ed Wynn, DB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Sioux Falls (NIFL) 2000 Andy Jepson, QB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Iowa (NIFL) James Tuthill, PK . . . . . . . . . .FA-San Francisco 49ers 2001 Antonio Warren, RB . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Calgary (CFL) 2002 Seth Burford, QB . . . . . . . . . .7th-San Diego Chargers Adam Herzing, WR . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Indianapolis Colts

Dustin Kroeker, OL . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Seattle Seahawks 2003 Vaughn Jarrett, DB . . . . . . . . .FA-Chicago Rush (AFL) 2004 David Richardson, DB . . . . . .FA-Jacksonville Jaguars Navid Niakan, PK . . . . . . . . .FA-Central Valley (AFL2) 2005 Jordan Beck, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3rd-Atlanta Falcons Darrell Jones, WR/RS . . .FA-Montreal Alouettes (CFL) 2006 Chris Gocong, DE . . . . . . . . . .3rd-Philadelphia Eagles Jonah Russell, WR . . . . . . . . .FA-L.A. Avengers (AFL) Byungwoo Yoon, K . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Macon (AFL2) Aaron Williams, DB . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Amarillo (AFL2) 2007 Courtney Brown, DB . . . . . . . . . . .7th-Dallas Cowboys Kyle Shotwell, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Oakland Raiders Chris White, DL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Calgary (CFL) Josh Mayfield, OL . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Amarillo (AFL2) 2008 Ramses Barden, WR . . . . . . . . . .3rd-New York Giants Mark Restelli, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Edmonton (CFL) 2009 Ryan Shotwell, DE . . . .Sollerod Gold Diggers (DAFF) 2010 Dominique Johnson, WR . . . . . .FA-Minnesota Vikings Marty Mohamed, LB . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Hamilton (CFL) 2011 Asa Jackson, CB . . . . . . . . . . . .5th-Baltimore Ravens Scott Winnewisser, OL . . . . . .FA-New Orleans Saints 2012 Deonte Williams, RB . . . . . . . . . .FA-Oakland Raiders Andre Broadous, QB . . . . . . . . .Tri-Cities Fever (IFL) 2013 Johnny Millard, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-St. Louis Rams Sullivan Grosz, DT . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Houston Texans 2014 Nick Dzubnar, LB . . . . . . . . . .FA-San Diego Chargers Cameron Ontko, LB . . . .FA-Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 Burton De Koning, LB . . . . . . . . . . . .FA-Ottawa (CFL) Key (FA - Free Agent): CFL - Canadian Football League NFL - National Football League NIFL - National Indoor Football League USFL - United State Football League WFL - World Football League AFL - Arena Football League AFL2 - Arena Football League 2 IFL - Indoor Football League DAFF - Danish American Football Federation FA - Free Agent

Cal Poly’s lone Big Sky Conference player of the week for the 2015 season was redshirt freshman kicker Alex Vega, who kicked a 49-yard field goal with four sec-

onds remaining to lift the Mustangs to a 2019 victory in the season opener at Montana. Vega’s previous longest field goal was

37 yards while at Gilroy High School. The conference’s special teams player of the week, Vega also averaged 58.8 yards on six kickoffs with one touchback.

2015 Mustang Players of the Week


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Cal Poly Football History -- Mustangs in the Pros Mustang Professionals in 21st Century

Chris Gocong

Ramses Barden

Burton De Koning

During the summer of 2016, four former Cal Poly football 2012. players were in the professional ranks. Wide receiver Dominique Johnson inked a free agent deal Linebacker Nick Dzubnar was preparing for his second with the Minnesota Vikings just days after the 2011 NFL Lockseason with the San Diego Chargers while cornerback Asa out ended, but was released after playing in two preseason Jackson is on the Arizona Cardinals roster after four seasons games. He was assigned to the Utah Blaze of Arena Football with the Baltimore Ravens. Dzubnar played in all 16 games in on Sept. 30, 2011 and signed with the Calgary Stampeders on 2015, notching 15 total tackles (13 solo) while Jackson earned Jan. 26, 2012, but was released prior to the 2012 season. 30 tackles (24 solo) and three pass deflections in 18 career Another ex-Mustang linebacker, Marty Mohamed, signed a games with the Ravens. contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in June 2011 and made Two other former Mustangs are playing in the Canadian a tackle in a preseason loss to Toronto, but was cut two days Football League. Linebacker Cameron Ontko is playing for later. the BC Lions while Burton De Koning, also a linebacker, is on Linebacker Kyle Shotwell was on the practice squads of the roster of the Ottawa Redblacks. five NFL teams in 2007 and 2008 but never played in a regular Wide receiver Ramses Barden was drafted by the New season game. Linebacker Jordan Beck was drafted in the York Giants in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft and was third round by the Atlanta Falcons in 2005, but sat out his first activated for three of the team’s 16 games in 2009, catching season due to a preseason ankle injury. He was a backup lineone pass from Eli Manning for 16 yards. He caught five passes backer in 2006, playing in 15 games and recording 13 tackles for 64 yards in 2010, missing 10 games due to an ankle injury. (11 solo). He was released by Atlanta and signed a free-agent Placed on the Active/Physically-Unable-To-Perform List in July, contract with the Denver Broncos midway through the 2007 2011, Barden returned to action on Nov. 6, 2011, catching two season, but was released after the 2008 preseason. Playing passes for 24 yards in a win against the New England Patriots. mostly on special teams in 2007, Beck notched 10 tackles in He finished his third season with nine catches for 11 games. Shotwell, Gocong and Beck all were 94 yards. Barden signed a free agent contract with Buck Buchanan Award winners at Cal Poly. the Giants in May 2013 after catching 14 passes Ex-Mustang defensive end Ryan Shotwell was for 220 in his fourth season, including nine grabs a player/coach for the Sollerod Gold Diggers of for 138 yards against Carolina, but was released the Danish American Football Federation in 2010 prior to the start of the season. He signed a futures while former Cal Poly wide receiver/return specialcontract with the Buffalo Bills in January 2014, but ist Tre’dale Tolver tried out with the Sacramento was released in July, then signed with the Mountain Lions of the United Football League in Jacksonville Jaguars in August but was released July 2010 but did not play any games. prior to the start of the 2014 season. Ex-Cal Poly placekicker Navid Niakan played Linebacker Johnny Millard (St. Louis Rams) for the Solano Chiefs in the Pacific Coast Football and defensive tackle Sullivan Grosz (Houston League in 2011 and 2012. The Chiefs finished 9-3 Texans) signed free agent contracts immediately in 2011 and Niakan made 10 of 11 PAT kicks, two after the 2014 NFL Draft. Grosz was released by of three field goals, including a 51-yarder, and the Texans due to a foot injury. Wide receiver Cole Cameron Ontko averaged 27.3 yards on four punts (long of 34). Stanford earned a mini-camp invitation from the Niakan, who made two field goals in 2012 for the Green Bay Packers and a tryout with Kansas City and signed Chiefs (4-7), played for the Central Valley Coyotes of AFL2 as with the New England Patriots in late July, but was released. well. Slotback Deonte Williams was on the active Oakland Running back Antonio Warren played seven seasons in Raiders roster when preseason training camp opened in July the Canadian Football League (2001-07) and played briefly for 2013. He signed a free agent contract immediately after the the New York Giants in 2003. 2013 NFL Draft, but was released prior to the season opener. Quarterback Jonathan Dally played in 2011 for the Milan Quarterback Andre Broadous played his second season with Rhinos in the Italian Football League. He rushed for 718 yards the Indoor Football League’s Tri-Cities Fever in 2014. He com- and 11 TDs and completed 89 of 166 passes for 1,229 yards pleted nine of 18 passes for 92 yards and four touchdowns. A and 14 more scores, leading Milan to a 5-4 record. He played year ago, Broadous led the Fever to a come-from-behind win for the Danube Dragons in the Austrian Football League in over the Colorado Ice by completing nine of 16 passes for 85 2012. yards and one touchdown and also rushing for 24 yards on Offensive/defensive lineman Dan Loney played seven seaseven carries, all in the second half. sons with the Arena Football League’s San Jose SaberCats as Defensive end Chris Gocong was drafted in the third round the starting center after a year on the SaberCats’ practice by the Philadelphia Eagles seven years ago. He spent the squad. The Templeton High School football coach returned to 2006 season on the injured reserve list due to a neck injury, the SaberCats for the final few weeks of the 2011 season. then played all 16 games in 2007 on the strong side of the lineWide receiver/return specialist Darrell Jones played for the backing corps and recorded 92 tackles, including one sack. He Arizona Rattlers in 2006 and 2007. Wide receiver Jonah added 61 tackles in 16 games in 2008 and 44 tackles (one Russell played for the Los Angeles Avengers in 2006 and with sack) in 15 contests, including 11 starts, in 2009. Gocong was AFL2’s Amarillo Dusters in 2007 and 2008. Defensive back traded to the Cleveland Browns in April 2010 and notched 75 Aaron Williams also played for the Dusters in 2008 and tackles (two sacks). In 2011, Gocong earned 70 tackles (49 played for the Spokane Shock in 2009. Fullback/linebacker solo), including 3.5 sacks, forced two fumbles and recovered Josh Mayfield played for the Dusters in 2008 while defensive another. He missed the entire 2012 season due to an Achilles’ lineman Chris White played briefly for the Central Valley injury in the preseason and is a free agent after the Browns Coyotes in 2009, recording nine tackles, including one sack. released him in April 2013. Other former Mustangs who played professionally in recent Offensive lineman Scott Winnewisser signed a free agent years include quarterback Seth Burford (Kansas City Chiefs contract with the New Orleans Saints on May 29, 2012 but was and San Diego Chargers), cornerback David Richardson released. (Jacksonville Jaguars), wide receiver Adam Herzing (Colts, Cornerback Courtney Brown was drafted in the seventh Lions, 49ers, Steelers), tackle Dustin Kroeker (Seattle round in April 2007 by the Dallas Cowboys and notched 13 Seahawks and Detroit Lions) and placekicker James Tuthill tackles in two seasons with the Cowboys before being (Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, Washington released prior to the 2009 season He signed a futures contract Redskins and San Diego Chargers). with the Giants in January 2010 and was released in Also, defensive back Vaughn Jarrett (Chicago Rush and September 2010. San Jose SaberCats of AFL) and placekicker Byungwoo Former Cal Poly linebacker Mark Restelli was the leading Yoon (Macon Knights in 2006 and South Georgia Wildcats in tackler for the Edmonton Eskimos in 2009, recording 58 defen2007, both AFL2 teams). Richardson played for the sive tackles and 16 special teams tackles. He played the first Jacksonville team in the Arena Football League in 2011 and two games of the 2010 season before being sidelined with a helped the Sharks to their first AFL title. He made three tackles knee injury, returning in mid-October. In six games he notched in Jacksonville’s win over Iowa on May 13 but was placed on 16 tackles. Restelli signed a futures contract with the Miami injured reserve June 9. He played 13 games in three NFL seaDolphins in January 2011 and was released on the final cutsons (2003, 2004, 2006) with the Jaguars at cornerback, safedown day, rejoining Edmonton as a backup. He signed with the ty and on special teams, notching seven tackles and one pass Montreal Alouettes in February 2012 but was released in June breakup in his NFL career.


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2016 Opponents Nevada

Game 1 -- Sept. 2, 2016, Reno, NV, 6:30 p.m. PDT

James Butler Running Back

Asauni Rufus Defensive Back

Brian Polian Head Coach

Location: Reno, NV Founded: 1896 Enrollment: 21,000 President: Dr. Marc Johnson (Idaho ‘86) Athletics Director: Doug Knuth (Connecticut ‘94) Colors: Navy Blue and Silver Conference: Mountain West Nickname: Wolf Pack Stadium (Capacity): Mackay Stadium (30,000) Surface: FieldTurf Team Information 2015 Overall Record: 7-6 2015 Conference Record (Place): 4-4 (Tie-Second in West) Basic Offense: Spread Pistol Basic Defense: 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 38 / 20 Starters Returning / Lost: 16 / 10 Series: Nevada leads 6-3 Last Meeting: Nevada 63-0 in 1998 at Reno, NV 2015 Results

Sept. 3 UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-17 W Sept. 12 Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-44 L Sept. 19 at Texas A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-44 L Sept. 26 at Buffalo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-21 W Oct. 3 *UNLV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-23 L Oct. 10 *New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-17 W Oct. 17 *at Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-28 L Oct. 24 *Hawai’i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-20 W Nov. 5 *at Fresno State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-16 W Nov. 14 *San Jose State (OT) . . . . . . . . . .37-34 W Nov. 21 *at Utah State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-31 L Nov. 28 *at San Diego State . . . . . . . . . . . .14-31 L Dec. 29 ^Colorado State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-23 W *Mountain West game ^Arizona Bowl

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Brian Polian (John Carroll ‘97) Record / Years: 18-20 / Fourth Year Overall / Years: 18-20 / Fourth Year Football Office Phone: (775) 784-4438 Best Time to Call: Monday mornings (call SID) Assistant Coaches: Lester Erb (WR), Scott Boone (Def. Coor./LB), Mike Bradeson (Safeties/Recr. Coor.), Tim  Cramsey (Off. Coor./QB), Marc Nudelberg (RBs/Special Teams Coor.), Bill Teerlinck (DL), Jonathan Himebauch (OL), Cheston Blackshear (TE), Ricky Thomas (CB), David Fox (Dir. of FB  Admin.), Doug Lichtenberger (Dir. of FB/Recr. Ops.). Sports Information Football SID: Chad Hartley (hartleyc@unr.edu) SID Office Phone: (775) 682-6982 SID Fax: (775) 682-6982 SID Cell: (775) 229-5513 Press Box Phone: (775) 784-6845 Web Address: www.nevadawolfpack.com

2016 Schedule Sept. 2 Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . .12:30 p.m. Sept. 17 Buffalo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Sept. 24 at Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Oct. 1 *at Hawai’i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 p.m. Oct. 8 *Fresno State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Oct. 15 *at San Jose State . . . . . . . . .7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 *Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Nov. 5 *at New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Nov. 12 *San Diego State . . . . . . . . . .7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 *Utah State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Nov. 26 *at UNLV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *Mountain West game All Times Pacific

University of San Diego

Game 2 -- Sept. 10, 2016, San Luis Obispo, CA, 4:05 p.m. PDT

Jonah Hodges Running Back

Jamal Agnew Cornerback

Dale Lindsey Head Coach

Location: San Diego, CA (92110-2492) Founded: 1949 Enrollment: 8,321 President: James T. Harris III, DEd (Toledo ‘’80) Vice President for Athletics: Ky Snyder (San Diego State ’76) Colors: Columbia, Navy and White Conference: Pioneer Football League Nickname: Toreros Stadium (Capacity): Torero Stadium (6,000) Surface: Natural Grass Team Information 2015 Overall Record: 9-2 2015 Conference Record (Place): 7-1 (Tie-First) Basic Offense: Multiple Basic Defense: 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 47 / 15 Starters Returning / Lost: 14 / 10 Series: Cal Poly leads 4-0 Last Meeting: Cal Poly 34-3, in 2014, at San Diego, CA

Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

2015 Results

at San Diego State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-37 L Western New Mexico . . . . . . . . . .45-21 W Bye *at Valparaiso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-6 W *Marist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-20 W *at Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13 L *Drake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-0 W Warner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-14 W *at Stetson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47-16 W *Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-27 W *at Davidson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-10 W *Butler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-27 W *Pioneer Football League game

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Dale Lindsey (Western Kentucky ’64) Record / Years: 26-8 / Fourth Year Overall / Years: 26-8 / Fourth Year Football Office Phone: (619) 260-4740 Best Time to Call: Weekday Mornings (Contact SID) Assistant Coaches: Tanner Engstrand (Asst. Head Coach/Off. Coor./QB), Steve Irvin (Def. Coor./Safeties), Bobby Jay (DBs/Recr. Coor.), Ronnie Pentz (TEs/Special Teams Coor.), Garrett Robinson (LB), Jim Jackson (OL), Tyler Sutton (RB), Christian Taylor (WR), Ben Barton (NB), Marcus Washington (DL) Sports Information Football SID: Ted Gosen (tgosen@sandiego.edu) SID Office Phone: (619) 260-4745 SID Fax: (619) 260-2990 SID Cell: (619) 954-2807 Press Box Phone: (619) 767-3988 Web Address: www.usdtoreros.com 2016 Schedule

Sept. 3 Western New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Sept. 10 at Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:05 p.m. Sept. 17 Bye Sept. 24 *Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 p.m. Oct. 1 *at Butler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 a.m. Oct. 8 *Davidson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. Oct. 15 *at Drake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m. Oct. 22 *Valparaiso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Oct. 29 *at Marist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 a.m. Nov. 5 University de las Americas Pueblas .4 p.m. Nov. 12 *Stetson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Nov. 19 *at Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a.m. *Pioneer Football League game All Times Pacific


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2016 Opponents

South Dakota State

Game 3 -- Sept. 17, 2016, Brookings, SD, 6 p.m. CDT

Jake Wieneke Wide Receiver

Cole Langer Defensive Line

John Stiegelmeier Head Coach

Location: Brookings, SD 57007 Founded: 1881 Enrollment: 12,589 President: Dr. Barry Dunn (South Dakota State ’75) Athletics Director: Justin Sell (Bowling Green ’91) Colors: Yellow and Blue Conference: Missouri Valley Football Nickname: Jackrabbits Stadium (Capacity): Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium (19,340) Surface: AstroTurf Team Information 2015 Overall Record: 8-4 2015 Conference Record (Place): 5-3 (Tie-Third) Basic Offense: Pro Set Basic Defense: 3-4 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 34 / 21 Starters Returning / Lost: 15 / 11 Series: Cal Poly leads 5-3 Last Meeting: SDSU, 44-18, in 2014, at Brookings, SD

Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 Nov. 28

2015 Results

at Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-38 W Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55-10 W Robert Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-10 W *North Dakota State . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-28 L *Indiana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-7 W *at Youngstown State . . . . . . . . . . .38-8 W *Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-10 L *at Missouri State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39-0 W *Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-20 W *at South Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-23 W *at Western Illinois (2 OT) . . . . . . .24-30 L ^at Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-24 L

*Missouri Valley Conf. game ^FCS playoff game

Coaching Staff Head Coach: John Stiegelmeier (South Dakota State ’79) Record / Years: 128-90 / 20th Year Overall / Years: 128-90 / 20th Year Football Office Phone: (605) 688-6388 Best Time to Call: Monday mornings (call SID) Assistant Coaches: Eric Eidsness (Offensive Coord./QBs), Clint Brown (Defensive Coord./DEs), Robert Amheim (WR), Jesse Currier (DT/Recr. Coor.), Jake Dickert (Safeties), Dan Jackson (CB), John Johnson (RB), Jimmy Rogers (LB), Luke Schleusner (TE) Sports Information Football SID: Jason Hove SID Office Phone: (605) 688-4623 SID Fax: (605) 688-5999 SID Cell: (605) 695-1827 Press Box Phone: (605) 688-4623 Email: jason.hove@sdstate.edu Web Address: www.gojacks.com

Montana

Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 *Missouri

2016 Schedule

at TCU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. Drake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Bye *Western Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. *at Southern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. *at North Dakota State . . . . . . . .2:30 p.m. *Youngstown State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 p.m. *at Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 p.m. *Missouri State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 p.m. *South Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 p.m. *at Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 p.m. Valley Conference game All Times Central

Game 4 -- Sept. 24, 2016, San Luis Obispo, CA, 12 Noon PDT (ROOT)

Brady Gustafson Quarterback

Caleb Kidder Defensive End

Bob Stitt Head Coach

Location: Missoula, MT 59812 Founded: 1893 Enrollment: 13,358 President: Dr. Royce Engstrom (Nebraska-Omaha ’79) Athletics Director: Kent Haslam (Brigham Young ’93) Colors: Maroon and Silver Conference: Big Sky Nickname: Grizzlies Stadium (Capacity): Washington-Grizzly Stadium (25,217) Surface: SprinTurf Team Information 2015 Overall Record: 8-5 2015 Conference Record (Place): 6-2 (Tie-Second) Basic Offense:  Spread Basic Defense: 3-4 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 28 / 23 Starters Returning / Lost: 10 / 14 Series: Montana leads 15-4 Last Meeting: Cal Poly, 20-19, in 2015, at Missoula, MT

Aug. 29 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

2015 Results North Dakota State . . . . . . . . .38-35 W Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-20 L Bye at Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-31 L Northern Arizona* . . . . . . . . . . .23-14 W at UC Davis* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-13 W Weber State* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-24 L North Dakota* . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-16 W at Portland State* . . . . . . . . . . . .16-35 L at Idaho State* . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-27 W Eastern Washington* . . . . . . . .57-16 W at Montana State* . . . . . . . . . . .54-35 W

Nov. 28 ^South Dakota State . . . . . . . . . . .24-17 W Dec. 5 ^at North Dakota State . . . . . . . . . . .6-37 L *Big Sky Conference game ^FCS Playoff game

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Bob Stitt (Doane College, ‘87) Record / Years: 8-5 / Second Year Overall / Years: 116-67 / 16 Years Football Office Phone: (406) 243-5402 Best Time to Call: Monday mornings (call SID) Assistant Coaches: Jason Semore (Def. Coor.), Travis Niekamp (Special Teams Coor.), Chad Germer (OL/Running Game Coor.), Justin Green (RB/Recruiting Coor.), Nolan Swett (Passing Game Coor./WR), Joe “JB” Hall (Quality Control/CB), Andrew Selle (Quality Control/QB), Brian Hendricks (DL), Colin Bonnicksen (Dir. of FB Ops.). Sports Information Football SID: Eric Taber (eric.taber@mso.umt.edu) SID Office Phone: (406) 243-5402 SID Fax: (406) 243-6859 SID Cell: (646) 287-7492 Press Box Phone: (406) 243-4167 Web Address: www.gogriz.com Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

2016 Schedule St. Francis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. at Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 p.m. Bye *at Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. *Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30 p.m. Mississippi Valley State . . . . . .2:30 p.m. *Sacramento State . . . . . . . . .2:30 p.m. *at Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . . .5 p.m. *at Eastern Washington . . . . . . . . .TBA *Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *at Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA

*Big Sky Conference game All Times Mountain


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North Dakota

Game 5 -- Oct. 1, 2016, Grand Forks, ND, 1 p.m. CDT

John Santiago Running Back

Cole Reyes Safety

Bubba Schweigert Head Coach

Location: Grand Forks, N.D. 58202 Founded: 1883 Enrollment: 14,951 President: Hon. Mark Kennedy (St. John’s (Minn.) ‘83) Director of Athletics: Brian Faison (Missouri ‘72) Colors: Kelly Green and White Conference: Big Sky Nickname: Fighting Hawks Stadium (Capacity): Alerus Center (12,283) Surface: AstroTurf – Magic Carpet Conversion System Team Information 2015 Overall Record: 7-4 2014 Conference Record (Place): 5-3 (Tie-Fourth) Basic Offense: Multiple Basic Defense: 3-4 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 38 / 13 Starters Returning / Lost: 18 / 7 Series: Tied 3-3 Last Meeting: North Dakota 45-21 in 2015, San Luis Obispo, CA

Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

2015 Results

at Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-13 W Drake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-18 W at North Dakota State . . . . . . . . . . .9-34 L UC Davis* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-24 W at Portland State* . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-17 W Idaho State* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-37 L at Weber State* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-25 L at Montana* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-42 L Montana State* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-38 W Northern Colorado* . . . . . . . . . . .45-14 W at Cal Poly* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-21 W *Big Sky Conference game

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Bubba Schweigert (Jamestown ‘85) Record / Years: 12-11 / 3rd Year Overall / Years: 33-31 / 7th Year Football Office Phone: (701) 777-2334 Best Time to Call: Mornings (call SID) Assistant Coaches: Eric Schmidt (Def. Coor./ILBs), Paul Rudolph (Off. Coor./QBs), Shawn Kostich (Special Teams/ TEs), Kevin Maurice (RBs), Danny Freund (WRs), Jordan Gigli (DL), Luke Knauf (OL), Joel Schwenzfeier (OLB), Travis Stepps (DB). Sports Information Football SID: Ryan Powell SID Office Phone: (701) 777-2986 SID Fax: (701) 777-4352 SID Cell: (701) 213-5921 SID Email: ryan.powell@athletics.und.edu Press Box Phone: (701) 792-1501, -1502 Web Address: www.undsports.com 2016 Schedule

Portland State

Sept. 3 at Stony Brook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:05 p.m. Sept. 10 at Bowling Green . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05 p.m. Sept. 17 South Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:05 p.m. Sept. 24 *at Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . .3:05 p.m. Oct. 1 *Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05 p.m. Oct. 8 *at Sacramento State . . . . . . . . .8:05 p.m. Oct. 15 *Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05 p.m. Oct. 22 *at Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:35 p.m. Oct. 29 *Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05 p.m. Nov. 5 *at Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . .1:05 p.m. Nov. 12 *Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05 p.m. *Big Sky Conference game All Times Central

Game 6 -- Oct. 15, 2016, Portland, OR, 2:30 p.m. PDT

Alex Kuresa Quarterback

Xavier Coleman Cornerback

Bruce Barnum Head Coach

Location: Portland, OR 97201 Founded: 1946 Enrollment: 28,076 President: Dr. Wim Wiewel (Amsterdam ’73) Athletics Director: Mark Rountree (Louisiana Tech ‘91) Colors: Green, White and Silver Conference: Big Sky Nickname: Vikings Stadium (Capacity): Providence Park (18,627) Surface: FieldTurf Team Information 2015 Overall Record: 9-3 2014 Conference Record (Place): 6-2 (Tie-Second) Basic Offense: West Coast w/Pistol Basic Defense: 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 46 / 29 Starters Returning / Lost: 14 / 11 Series: Tied 11-11 Last Meeting: Portland State 38-35, in 2015, at San Luis Obispo, CA

Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 Dec. 5 *Big

2015 Results

at Washington State . . . . . . . . . . .24-17 W *at Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-14 W Bye Western Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-0 W *North Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-19 L at North Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66-7 W *Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59-42 W *at Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-35 W *Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-16 W *at Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . .32-35 L *Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-23 W *at Eastern Washington . . . . . . . .34-31 W ^Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-29 L Sky Conference game ^FCS Playoffs

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Interim): Bruce Barnum (East. Washington ‘87) Record / Years: 9-3 / 2nd Year Overall / Years: 9-3 / 2nd Year Football Office Phone: (503) 725-5625 Best Time to Call: Mornings (call SID) Assistant Coaches: Malik Roberson (Def. Coor./LBs), Steve Cooper (Off. Coor./QBs), John Ely (Safeties), Nick Whitworth (RBs), Jason Belford (DL), Matt Leunen (TE/OT), AC Patterson (OL), Evan Mozzochi (WRs), Vernon Smith Jr. (CBs), Ben Thienes (Asst. LB) Sports Information Football SID: Mike Lund SID Office Phone: (503) 725-5602 SID FAX: (503) 725-5550 SID Cell: (503) 866-0236 Press Box Phone: (503) 294-2942 Email: lundm@pdx.edu Web Address: www.goviks.com Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 18

2016 Schedule

Central Washington . . . . . . . . . . .2:30 at San Jose State . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30 at Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 *at Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 *Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30 *at Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 *Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30 Bye *Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . . .2:30 *at UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 *at Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . . .6 *Eastern Washington . . . . . . . . . . . .7

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*Big Sky Conference game All Times Pacific


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2016 Opponents

UC Davis

Game 7 -- Oct. 22, 2016, San Luis Obispo, CA, 6:05 p.m. PDT

Manusamoa Luuga Running Back

Russell Reeder Linebacker

Ron Gould Head Coach

Location: Davis, CA 95616 Founded: 1908 Enrollment: 35,186 Acting Chancellor: Dr. Ralph J. Hexter (Harvard ’74) Athletics Director: Dr. Kevin Blue (Stanford ‘05) Colors: Yale Blue and Gold Conference: Big Sky Nickname: Aggies Stadium (Capacity): Aggie Stadium (10,849) Surface: Artificial (Sportexe) Team Information 2015 Overall Record: 2-9 2015 Conference Record (Place): 2-6 (11th) Basic Offense: Pro-Set Basic Defense: 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 48 / 18 Starters Returning / Lost: 23 / 5 Series: UC Davis leads 20-19-2 Last Meeting: Cal Poly, 55-38, in 2014, Davis, CA Sept. 3 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

2015 Results

at Nevada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-31 L South Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-27 L at Hawai’i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-47 L at North Dakota* . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-31 L Montana* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-27 L Northern Arizona* . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-28 W at Northern Colorado* . . . . . . . . . .27-56 L Southern Utah* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-34 L at Weber State* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-23 L Cal Poly* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-55 L at Sacramento State* . . . . . . . . . .35-21 W * Big Sky Conference game

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Ron Gould (Oregon ’88) Record / Years: 9-25 / 4th Year Overall / Years: 9-25 / 4th Year Football Office Phone: (530) 752-0434 Best Time to Call: Mornings (call SID) Assistant Coaches: Kevin Daft (Off. Coor./QBs), Dan Finn (OL), Bert Watts (Def. Coor./ Safeties), Pat McCann (WRs), Paul Creighton (Recruiting Coor./TE), David Braun (DL), Wes Nurse (CB), Jim Chapin (RB), Bryant Haines (LB), Tim Keane (OL), Cody Tescher (Dir. of FB Ops.) Sports Information Football SID: Mike Robles (merobles@ucdavis.edu) SID Office Phone: (530) 752-3680 SID Fax: (530) 754-5674 SID Cell: (530) 979-1747 Press Box Phone: (530) 752-9367 Web Address: www.ucdavisaggies.com Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

Sacramento State

2016 Schedule

at Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 p.m. Southern Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. at Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. *Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. *at Eastern Washington . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. *at Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 p.m. *Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 p.m. *at Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:05 p.m. Bye *Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 p.m. *at Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA

* Big Sky Conference game

All Times Pacific

Game 8 -- Oct. 29, 2016, Sacramento, CA, 6:05 p.m. PDT

Jordan Robinson Running Back

Ben Sorenson Defensive Line

Jody Sears Head Coach

Location: Sacramento, CA 95819 Founded: 1947 Enrollment: 29,088 President: Dr. Robert Nelson (Brigham Young ‘74) Interim Athletics Director: Bill Macriss (Utah State ’85) Colors: Green and Gold Conference: Big Sky Nickname: Hornets Stadium (Capacity): Hornet Stadium (21,195) Surface: FieldTurf Team Information 2015 Overall Record: 2-9 2015 Conference Record (Place): 1-8 (Tie-12th) Basic Offense: Multiple Basic Defense: 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 46 / 27 Starters Returning / Lost: 19 / 10 Series: Cal Poly leads 19-16 Last Meeting: Cal Poly 36-14, in 2015, San Luis Obispo, CA Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

2015 Results

Eastern Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-20 W at Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-49 L at Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-32 L Eastern Washington* . . . . . . . . . . .20-28 L Northern Colorado* . . . . . . . . . . . .20-27 L at Montana State* . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-35 L at Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-44 L Idaho State* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-13 W Bye at Cal Poly* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-36 L at Northern Arizona* . . . . . . . . . . . .35-49 L UC Davis* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-35 L *Big Sky Conference game

Coaching Staff Interim Head Coach: Jody Sears (Washington State ’91) Record / Years: 9-14 / 3rd Year Overall / Years: 13-33 / 5th Year Football Office Phone: (916) 278-7053 Best Time to Call: Mornings (call SID) Assistant Coaches: Paul Peterson (Off. Coor./QBs), Paul Wulff (Asst. Head Coach/OL), Tyler Almond (LBs), Fred Kelley (TEs/Recruiting Coor.), Samuel Lawanson (Def. Coor.), Anthony Parker (NBs/Special Teams Coor.), Jason Pollak (WRs), James Montgomery (RBs), Will Plemons (DL). Sports Information Football SID: Brian Berger SID Office Phone: (916) 278-4313 SID Fax: (916) 278-5429 SID Cell: (916) 397-4325 Press Box Phone: (916) 278-5995 Email: bwberger@csus.edu Web Address: www.hornetsports.com 2016 Schedule

Sept. 3 Western Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Sept. 10 at Fresno State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 p.m. Sept. 24 *at Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30 p.m. Oct. 1 *Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Oct. 8 *North Cakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Oct. 15 *at Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30 p.m. Oct. 22 *at Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . .12 noon Oct. 29 *Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Nov. 5 Bye Nov. 12 *Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Nov. 19 *at UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *Big Sky Conference game All Times Pacific


118

2016 Opponents

Eastern Washington

Game 9 -- Nov. 5, 2016, San Luis Obispo, CA, 6:05 p.m. PDT

Cooper Kupp Wide Receiver

Samson Ebukam Defensive Line

Beau Baldwin Head Coach

Location: Cheney, Wash. 99004 Founded: 1882 Enrollment: 12,361 President: Dr. Mary Cullinan (University of Wisconsin ‘78) Director of Athletics: Bill Chaves (Massachusetts ‘99) Colors: Red and White Conference: Big Sky Nickname: Eagles Stadium (Capacity): Roos Field (8,600) Surface: Red SprinTurf Team Information 2015 Overall Record: 6-5 2015 Conference Record (Place): 5-3 (Tie-Fourth) Basic Offense: Multiple Basic Defense: 4-2-5 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 54 / 19 Starters Returning / Lost: 14 / 8 Series: Eastern Washington leads 6-2 Last Meeting: EWU 42-41, in 2015, at San Luis Obispo, CA

Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

2015 Results

at Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-61 L at Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-38 L Montana State (NC) . . . . . . . . . . .55;50 W *at Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . .28-20 W *Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-41 W *at Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-28 W *at Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . .43-41 W *Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-13 W *Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-52 L *at Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-57 L *Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-34 L

*Big Sky Conference game ^FCS playoffs

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Beau Baldwin (Central Washington ‘96) Record / Years: 73-30 / 9th Year Overall / Years: 83-33 / 10th Year Football Office Phone: (509) 359-2456 Best Time to Call: Weekday mornings (call SID) Assistant Coaches: John Graham (Assoc. Head Coach/TEs), Aaron Best (OL), Troy Taylor (Passing Game Coor./QBs), Jeff Schmedding (Def. Coor./Safeties), Eti Ena (DL), Josh Fetter (LBs), Brian Strandley (DL), Cherokee Valeria (CBs/ Recruiting Coor.), Kiel McDonald (RBs), Nicholas Edwards (WRs), Marc Anderson (Director of Football Operations Sports Information Football SID: Dave Cook (dcook@ewu.edu) SID Office Phone: (509) 359-6334 SID Fax: (509) 359-2828 SID Cell: (509) 280-2502 Press Box Phone: (509) 359-6351 Web Address: www.goeags.com Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 18

Weber State

2016 Schedule

at Washington State . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 p.m. at North Dakota State . . . . . . . .12:30 p.m. Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:05 p.m. *at Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . .4:05 p.m. *UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05 p.m. *Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . . .1:05 p.m. Bye *at Montana State . . . . . . . . . . .11:05 a.m. *Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *at Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:05 p.m. *Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *at Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m.

* Big Sky Conference game All Times Pacific

Game 10 -- Nov. 12, 2016, Ogden, UT, 12 Noon MST

Cam Livingston Wide Receiver

Tre’von Johnson Linebacker

Jay Hill Head Coach

Location: Ogden, UT 84408-2701 Founded: 1889 Enrollment: 25,955 President: Dr. Charles A. Wight (Virginia ’77) Athletics Director: Jerry Bovee (Utah State ’92) Colors: Royal Purple and White Conference: Big Sky Nickname: Wildcats Stadium (Capacity): Stewart Stadium (17,500) Surface: FieldTurf Team Information 2015 Overall Record: 6-5 2013 Conference Record (Place): 5-3 (Tie-Fourth) Basic Offense: 21 Personnel Basic Defense: 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 44 / 19 Starters Returning / Lost: 16 / 8 Series: Cal Poly 6-5 Last Meeting: Cal Poly 30-24, in 2014, at Ogden, UT

Sept. 4 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 2 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

2015 Results

at Oregon State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-27 L at North Dakota State . . . . . . . . . .14-41 L Sacramento State (NC) . . . . . . . .32-14 W *at Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . .38-17 W *Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-44 L *at Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-21 W *North Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-24 W *at Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . .36-52 L *at Eastern Washington . . . . . . . . .13-14 L *UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-3 W *Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-14 W Bye *Big Sky Conference game

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Jay Hill (Utah ’00) Record / Years: 8-15 (3rd Year) Overall / Years: 8-15 (3rd Year) Football Office Phone: (801) 626-6493 Best Time to Call: Monday mornings (call SID) Assistant Coaches: Brent Myers (Asst. HC/OL), Fesi Sitake (Off. Coor./QB), Jason Kaufusi (Def. Coor./DE), Kite Afeaki (DT), Kelly Bills (WR), Terell Cloud (CB), Quinton Ganther (RB), Preston Hadley (DB), Lance Hunsaker (LB), Colton Swan (Spec. Teams Coor./TE), Grant Duff (Dir. of FB Ops.) Sports Information Football SID: Paul Grua SID Office Phone: (801) 626-7414 SID Fax: (801) 626-6490 SID Cell: (801) 452-3811 Press Box Phone: (801) 626-6588 Email: pgrua@weber.edu Web Address: www.weberstatesports.com

2016 Schedule Sept. 1 at Utah State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Sept. 10 at South Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. Sept. 17 Sacramento State (NC) . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Sept. 24 *at UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. Oct. 1 Bye Oct. 8 *Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Oct. 15 *Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30 p.m. Oct. 22 *at Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Oct. 29 *at North Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 noon Nov. 5 *Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 noon Nov. 12 *Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 noon Nov. 19 *at Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30 p.m. * Big Sky Conference game All Times Mountain


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2016 Opponents

Northern Colorado

Game 11 -- Nov. 19, 2016, San Luis Obispo, CA, 6:05 p.m. PST

Trae Riek Running Back

Thomas Singleton Defensive Back

Earnest Collins Jr. Head Coach

Location: Greeley, CO 80639-0001 Founded: 1889 Enrollment: 10,000 President: Kay Norton (Wellesley College ‘73) Athletics Director: Darren Dunn (xxx) Colors: Blue and Gold Conference: Big Sky Nickname: Bears Stadium (Capacity): Nottingham Field (8,500) Surface: Natural Grass

Team Information 2015 Overall Record: 6-5 2015 Conference Record (Place): 3-5 (Tie-Eighth) Basic Offense: Spread Basic Defense: 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 38 / 8 Starters Returning / Lost: 19 / 7 Series: Cal Poly 9-2 Last Meeting: Cal Poly 42-14 in 2013 at Greeley, CO

Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

2015 Results

Western State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-34 W at Houston Baptist . . . . . . . . . . . .34-10 W *at Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-30 L *Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-38 L *at Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . .27-20 W Bye *UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-27 W *Eastern Washington . . . . . . . . . . .41-43 L *at Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . .21-63 L *Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-32 W *at North Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-45 L Abilene Christian . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-36 W *Big Sky Conference game

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Earnest Collins Jr. (Northern Colorado ‘95) Record / Years: 15-41 / Five Years Overall / Years: 15-41 / Five Years Football Office Phone: (970) 351-1065 Best Time to Call: Contact SID Assistant Coaches: James Jones (Assoc. HC/Def. Coor./DL), Jon Boyer (Off. Coor./QB), Trevor Wirke (OL), Michael Armour (TE), Jeremy Hayden (RB), Keith Grable (Recruiting Coor./WR), Bryan Cummings (Special Teams Coor./LB), Brandon Maguire (DE), Charles Gordon (CB), Woody Blevins (S) Sports Information Football SID: Kobee Stalder SID Office Phone: (970) 351-1065 SID FAX: (970) 351-2018 SID Cell: (605) 673-8980 Press Box Phone: (970) 351-1995 Email: kobee.stalder@unco.edu Web Address: www.uncbears.com 2016 Schedule

Sept. 3 Rocky Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 p.m. Sept. 10 at Abilene Christian . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 p.m. Sept. 17 at Colorado State . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05 p.m. Sept. 24 Bye Oct. 1 *Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05 p.m. Oct. 8 *at Eastern Washington . . . . . . . .2:05 p.m. Oct. 15 *at UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 p.m. Oct. 22 *Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . .1:05 p.m. Oct. 29 *at Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30 p.m. Nov. 5 *North Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:05 p.m. Nov. 12 *Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:05 p.m. Nov. 19 *at Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:05 p.m. *Big Sky Conference game All Times Mountain

Early Days of Cal Poly Football

Though the first Cal Poly football team to have a head coach hired by the university played its first season in 1915, there was football on campus as early as 1905. Deuel Hall is in the background. Photos are from the Polytechnic Journal.


RECORDS


Rushing

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

8. 9. 10. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 19.

Cal Poly Overall Records (Individual)

Yards Career Craig Young, 1996-99 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,205 Antonio Warren, 1994-98 . . . . . . . . . . .3,834 James Noble, 2005-08 . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,678 Louis Jackson, 1976-80 . . . . . . . . . . . .3,330 Chris Brown, 2012-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,024 Bob Trudeau, 1974-77 . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,570 Gary Davis, 1973-75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,368 Alex Bravo, 1951-53 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,238 Brian Gutierrez, 1982-83 . . . . . . . . . . . .2,012 Jake Romanelli. 2008-11 . . . . . . . . . . . .1,992

Season James Noble, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,578 Deonte Williams, 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,506 Louis Jackson, 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,424 Craig Young, 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,380 Chris Brown, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,265 Gary Davis, 1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,244 Bob Trudeau, 1977 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,180 Paul Dickens, 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,177 Antonio Warren, 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,151 Brian Gutierrez, 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,150 Louis Jackson, 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,131 Kristaan Ivory, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,113 Antonio Warren, 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,111 Chris Brown, 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,084 Joe Fragiadakis, 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,040 Kori Garcia, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,039 Craig Young, 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,038 Jake Romanelli, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,015 James Noble, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,009

Game Craig Young vs. St. Mary's, 1996 . . . . . .283 Louis Jackson vs. Portland St, 1978 . . . .267 Paul Dickens vs. Portland St., 1979 . . . .266 Ron Stutzman vs. UCSB, 1967 . . . . . . . .259 James Noble vs. Idaho State, 2005 . . . . .248 Louis Jackson vs. Boise St, 1980 . . . . . .246 Mike Allshouse vs. Sac St.,1996 . . . . . . .246 Mark Rodgers vs. South Dakota, 2010 . .235 Craig Young vs. So. Utah, 1999 . . . . . . . .232 Louis Jackson vs. Santa Clara, 1980 . . .228 Antonio Warren vs. W.New Mexico,1998 228 Chris Brown vs. Montana, 2014 . . . . . . . .226 James Noble vs. E. Washington, 2005 . .221 Craig Young vs. Dayton, 1997 . . . . . . . . .218 Bob Trudeau vs. No. Colorado, 1977 . . .213 Joe Fragiadakis vs. Millersville, 1990 . . .208 Carl Bowser vs. UCSB, 1959 . . . . . . . . . .205 Craig Young vs. St. Mary's, 1998 . . . . . . .205 Gary Davis vs. CS Northridge, 1975 . . . .203

Carries Career 1. Craig Young, 1995-99 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .719 2. Antonio Warren, 1994-98 . . . . . . . . . . . . .718

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Season Louis Jackson, 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287 Craig Young, 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275 Gary Davis, 1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264 Brian Gutierrez, 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261 Chris Brown, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249 Bob Trudeau, 1977 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245 Joe Fragiadakis, 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243 Deonte Williams, 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231 Jake Romanelli, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226 James Noble, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223

Game 1. Louis Jackson vs. Boise St, 1980 . . . . . . .55 1. 2. 3. 4.

6.

Touchdowns Career Chris Brown, 2012-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 James Noble, 2005-08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Louis Jackson, 1976-80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 (tie) Antonio Warren, 1994-98 . . . . . . . . . .30 (tie) Andre Broadous, 2009-12 . . . . . . . . . .30 Craig Young, 1996-99 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Gary Davis, 1973-75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

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8. Mike Allshouse, 1993-96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Jonathan Dally, 2007-08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 10. Chris Peterson, 2001-03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Season Andre Broadous, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Chris Brown, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 James Noble, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Gary Davis, 1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Chris Peterson, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Chris Brown, 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 7. Gary Abate, 1969 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Louis Jackson, 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Louis Jackson, 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Mike Allshouse, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Jonathan Dally, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Deonte Williams, 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 13. Seven with . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1. 2.

Game James Noble vs. Idaho State, 2005 . . . . . . .5 James Noble vs. Montana, 2005 . . . . . . . . .4 Craig Young vs. Dayton, 1997 . . . . . . . . . . .4 Mike Allshouse vs. Sac St., 1996 . . . . . . . .4 Baldomar Cortez vs. Portland St.,1991 . . . .4 Louis Jackson vs. CS Fullerton, 1978 . . . .4 Jonathan Dally vs. No. Colorado, 2007 . . . .4 Kyle Lewis vs. Southern Utah, 2015 . . . . . .4

Passing

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 3. 4.

7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

1. 2. 3. 4.

Yards Career Mike Fisher, 1993-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7,494 David Lafferty, 1988-91 . . . . . . . . . . . .5,422 Seth Burford, 2000-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,403 Jonathan Dally, 2007-08 . . . . . . . . . . . .4,198 Alli Abrew, 1996-97 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,009 Craig Johnston, 1976-80 . . . . . . . . . . .3,987 Chris Peterson, 2001-03 . . . . . . . . . . . .3,539 Chris Brown, 2012-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,146 Andre Broadous, 2009-12 . . . . . . . . . . .3,120 Tom Sullivan, 1987-88 . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,900

Season Seth Burford, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,672 Mike Fisher, 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,600 Mike Fisher, 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,536 David Lafferty, 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,525 Mike Fisher, 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,298 Jonathan Dally, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,238 David Lafferty, 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,180 Alli Abrew, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,048 Alli Abrew, 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,961 Jonathan Dally, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,960

Game Seth Burford vs. N.Iowa, 2000 . . . . . . . . .566 Jonathan Dally vs. Idaho State, 2007 . . .453 David Lafferty vs. Hayward, 1990 . . . . . .421 David Lafferty vs. Sac State, 1991 . . . . . .410 Alli Abrew vs. Idaho St, 1996 . . . . . . . . .410 Jonathan Dally vs. Southern Utah, 2008 .410 Mike Fisher vs. UC Davis, 1994 . . . . . . .409 Tony Smith vs. South Dakota, 2009 . . . . .407 Mike Fisher vs. Sacramento St, 1993 . . .406 Mike Fisher vs. Sacramento St., 1995 . . .400 Keith Jarrett vs. Neb.-Kearney, 1989 . . . .390 Seth Burford vs. Sacramento St., 2001 . .390 Anthony Garnett vs. UC Davis, 2004 . . . .377 David Lafferty vs. Porltand St., 1991 . . . .375 Robert Perez vs. Sacramento St., 1985 .367 Keith Jarrett vs. Portland State, 1989 . . .357 Keith Jarrett vs. Southern Utah, 1989 . . .356 David Lafferty vs. W. Texas St., 1990 . . .342 Anthony Garnett vs. E.Washington, 2004 341 Steve Bresnahan vs. Boise St., 1971 . . .338 Andy Jepson vs. Sac. State, 1999 . . . . . .338 Completions Career Mike Fisher, 1993-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542 David Lafferty, 1988-91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370 Robert Perez, 1985-86 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304 Seth Burford, 2000-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293

Louis Jackson, No. 3 rusher in the nation in 1980, is No. 4 all-time at Cal Poly.

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

9. 10.

Tom Sullivan, 1987-88 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287 Craig Johnston, 1976-80 . . . . . . . . . . . . .279 Alli Abrew, 1996-97 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277 Chris Peterson, 2001-03 . . . . . . . . . . . . .263 Chris Brown, 2012-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230 Andre Broadous, 2009-12 . . . . . . . . . . . .226 Jonathan Dally, 2007-08 . . . . . . . . . . . . .220 Andy Jepson, 1998-99 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188 Tony Smith, 2007-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168 Tim Snodgrass, 1982-83 . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 Season Robert Perez, 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196 Mike Fisher, 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195 Mike Fisher, 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188 Seth Burford, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175 David Lafferty, 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174 Andy Jepson, 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 Mike Fisher, 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 David Lafferty, 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148 Alli Abrew, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147 Chris Peterson, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135 Game Seth Burford vs. N.Iowa,2000 . . . . . . . . . .34 Alli Abrew vs. Idaho, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Mike Fisher vs. UC Davis, 1994 . . . . . . . .29 Attempts Career Mike Fisher, 1993-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,010 David Lafferty, 1988-91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .757 Craig Johnston, 1976-80 . . . . . . . . . . . . .508 Season Mike Fisher, 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386 David Lafferty, 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346 Mike Fisher, 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338 Seth Burford,2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306 David Lafferty, 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302 Mike Fisher, 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286 Robert Perez, 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284 Andy Jepson, 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277 Alli Abrew, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275 Tom Sullivan, 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235 Game Alli Abrew vs. Idaho, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Mike Fisher vs. Sacramento State, 1993 . .51 Touchdowns Career Mike Fisher, 1993-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Jonathan Dally, 2007-08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Seth Burford, 2000-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Chris Brown, 2012-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 David Lafferty, 1988-91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Andre Broadous, 2009-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Alli Abrew, 1996-97 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Chris Peterson, 2001-03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Craig Johnston, 1976-80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Jerry Duncan, 1954-56 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22


122

Cal Poly Overall Records (Individual)

Season 1. Jonathan Dally, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 2. Seth Burford, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Jonathan Dally, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 4. Mike Fisher, 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Mike Fisher, 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Mike Fisher, 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Andre Broadous, 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 8. Alli Abrew, 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 9. David Lafferty, 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 10. Chris Peterson, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Game Jonathan Dally vs. Weber State, 2007 . . . . .6 Jonathan Dally vs. Southern Utah, 2008 . . .6 Tony Smith vs. South Dakota, 2009 . . . . . . .6 3. Seth Burford vs. Montana St., 2000 . . . . . . .5 Jonathan Dally vs. Idaho State, 2007 . . . . .5 5. Eleven players with . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 (Last: Chris Brown vs. Sacramento State in 2013) 1.

1. 2.

Interceptions Career Mike Fisher, 1993-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 David Lafferty, 1988-91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Bob Neal, 1951-54 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Ted Tollner, 1960-61 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Robert Perez, 1985-86 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Craig Johnston, 1976-80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Tim Snodgrass, 1982-83 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Don Milan, 1968-70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Jerry Duncan, 1954-56 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Steve Bresnahan, 1969-71 . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Season Mike Fisher, 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 David Lafferty, 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Robert Perez, 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Reid Lundstrom, 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Mike Fisher, 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Ted Tollner, 1960 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Ted Tollner, 1961 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Alli Abrew, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Tom Sullivan, 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Steve Bresnahan, 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Game Reid Lundstrom vs. Boise State, 1979 . . . .7 Chris Peterson vs. Saint Mary's, 2002 . . . . .5

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Yards Career Ramses Barden, 2005-08 . . . . . . . . . . .4,203 Kamil Loud, 1994-97 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,144 Adam Herzing, 1998-01 . . . . . . . . . . . .2,487 Darrell Jones, 2001-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,460 Jonah Russell, 2002-05 . . . . . . . . . . . .2,300 Jon Peck, 1993-96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,274 Robbie Martin, 1977-80 . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,249 Kassim Osgood, 1999-01 . . . . . . . . . . .1,670 Damone Johnson, 1981-84 . . . . . . . . . .1,632 Terry Cole, 1987-89 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,630 Mike Amos, 1970-72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,589 Claude Joseph, 1985-89 . . . . . . . . . . .1,542

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

10.

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 9.

1. 2. 3. 4.

6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

Receiving

Season Ramses Barden, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,467 Kassim Osgood, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,394 Ramses Barden, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,257 Darrell Jones, 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,118 Kamil Loud, 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,118 Kamil Loud, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,042 Jon Peck, 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,009 Adam Herzing, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,012 Jon Peck, 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .989 Jeff Smith, 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .890 Chris Thomas, 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .877 Robbie Martin, 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .857 Ramses Barden, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .824 Mike Amos, 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .796 Joe Wade, 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .743 Dominique Johnson, 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . .741 Ryan Thomas, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .738

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 13.

15. 16. 17. 18. 20.

Game Kassim Osgood vs. N.Iowa, 2000 . . . . .376 Chris Thomas vs. Sac State, 1991 . . . . .334 Dominique Johnson vs. S. Dakota, 2009 .273 Ramses Barden vs. Idaho State, 2007 . .268 Kamil Loud vs. Sacramento St., 1995 . .254 Ramses Barden vs. Weber State, 2007 . .219 Ramses Barden vs. Southern Utah, 2008 217 Adam Herzing vs. Sac State, 2001 . . . . .216 Charles Weber vs. Whittier, 1947 . . . . . .214 Ramses Barden vs. Texas State, 2007 . .207 Joe Wade vs. Sacramento St., 1993 . . . .203 Jon Peck vs. UC Davis, 1995 . . . . . . . . .203 Ryan Thomas vs. Idaho, 1996 . . . . . . . . .200 Ramses Barden vs. Sacramento St, 2006 200 Mike Keiline vs. CS Hayward, 1990 . . . . .190 Robbie Martin vs. Santa Clara, 1980 . . . .182 Ramses Barden vs. Northwestern St., 2008 176 Joe Wade vs. St. Mary’s, 1993 . . . . . . . .175 Kamil Loud vs. Montana St., 1996 . . . . . .175 Ramses Barden vs. UC Davis, 2007 . . . .173

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 3. 4. 5.

1. 2. 3.

Mark Davis held the Cal Poly career interceptions record for 31 years until 2006. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

10. 12.

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Receptions Career Ramses Barden, 2005-08 . . . . . . . . . . . .206 Darrell Jones, 2001-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177 Kamil Loud, 1994-97 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170 Jon Peck, 1993-96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 Adam Herzing, 1998-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 Robbie Martin, 1977-80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 Jonah Russell, 2002-05 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Ryan McCarty, 1999-2002 . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Damone Johnson, 1981-84 . . . . . . . . . . .109 Lance Martin, 1984-87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106 Curtis Hill (1958-60) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106 Kassim Osgood, 1999-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Season Kassim Osgood, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Ramses Barden, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Darrell Jones, 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Jon Peck, 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Kamil Loud, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Kamil Loud, 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Ramses Barden, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Jeff Smith, 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Hitoshi Ono, 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Adam Herzing, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Ryan Thomas, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

Game 1. Kassim Osgood vs. N.Iowa, 2000 . . . . . . .17 2. Kassim Osgood, vs. Hofstra, 2000 . . . . . .15 3. Kassim Osgood, vs. Youngstown St., 2000 13 Ryan Thomas vs Idaho, 1996 . . . . . . . . . .13 Dominique Johnson vs. So. Dakota, 2009 .13 6. Curtis Hill vs. Long Beach St., 1959 . . . . .12 Jon Peck vs. UC Davis, 1995 . . . . . . . . . .12 Kamil Loud vs. Idaho, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Ramses Barden vs. Southern Utah, 2008 .12 10. Joe Wade vs. Sacramento St., 1993 . . . . .11 Kamil Loud vs. St. Mary’s, 1995 . . . . . . . . .11 12. Lloyd Nelson vs. Boise State, 1982 . . . . . .10 Adam Herzing vs. No. Iowa, 2001 . . . . . . .10 Adam Herzing vs. So. Utah, 2001 . . . . . . .10 Hitoshi Ono vs. So. Utah, 1995 . . . . . . . . .10 Darrell Jones vs. No. Colorado, 2004 . . . .10 Anthony Randolph vs. E.Washington, 200410 Ramses Barden vs. Idaho State, 2007 . . .10

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Touchdowns Career Ramses Barden, 2005-08 . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Kamil Loud, 1994-97 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Darrell Jones, 2001-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Robbie Martin, 1977-80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Kassim Osgood, 1999-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Willie Tucker, 2011-13, 2015 . . . . . . . . . . .17 Jim Cox, 1954-56 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Adam Herzing, 1998-2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Mike Amos, 1970-72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Walter Mead, 1972-75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Jim Childs, 1974-77 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Lance Martin, 1984-87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Terry Cole, 1987-89 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Joe Wade, 1992-93 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Jon Peck, 1993-96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Season Ramses Barden, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Ramses Barden, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Kassim Osgood, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Paulo Pueliu, 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Robbie Martin, 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Joe Wade, 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Kamil Loud, 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Adam Herzing, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Ramses Barden, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Game Dominique Johnson vs. So. Dakota, 2009 . .6 Ramses Barden vs. Weber State, 2007 . . . .4 Adam Herzing vs. Southern Utah, 2001 . . .3 Ben Winter vs. W. New Mexico, 1997 . . . .3 Kamil Loud vs. CS Sacramento, 1995 . . . .3 Kamil Loud vs. Weber State, 1995 . . . . . . .3 Joe Wade vs. CS Sacramento, 1993 . . . . . .3 Terry Cole vs. UC Davis, 1988 . . . . . . . . . .3 Mike Amos vs. UCSB, 1970 . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Monty Cartwright vs. Northridge, 1965 . . . .3 Fred Brown vs. CS Northridge, 1961 . . . . . .3 Ramses Barden vs. UC Davis, 2007 . . . . . .3 Ramses Barden vs. Idaho State, 2007 . . . .3 Ramses Barden vs. South Dakota, 2008 . . .3 Willie Tucker vs. UC Davis, 2015 . . . . . . . . .3

Total Offense

Most Total Yards Career Mike Fisher, 1993-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7,219 Chris Brown, 2012-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6,181 David Lafferty, 1988-91 . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,035 Andre Broadous, 2009-12 . . . . . . . . . . .4,579 Season Jonathan Dally, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,001 Seth Burford, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,924 Jonathan Dally, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,781 Chris Brown, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,730 Mike Fisher, 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,528 Game Jonathan Dally vs. UC Davis, 2007 . . . . .572 Seth Burford vs. N.Iowa, 2000 . . . . . . . .546 Jonathan Dally vs. Southern Utah, 2008 .450 Plays Career Chris Brown, 2012-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .980 Andre Broadous, 2009-12 . . . . . . . . . . . .836 Mike Fisher, 1993-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .650 Season Chris Brown, 2012-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420 Seth Burford, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415 Andre Broadous, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374 Game Alli Abrew vs. Idaho, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Seth Burford vs. Northern Iowa, 2000 . . . .63 Chris Brown vs. Idaho State, 2014 . . . . . .61 Points Career Ramses Barden, 2005-08 . . . . . . . . . . . .300 Chris Brown, 2012-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242 James Noble, 2005-08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212 Antonio Warren, 1994-98 . . . . . . . . . . . .210 Perry Jeter, 1953-55 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203


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Season 1. Ramses Barden, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Ramses Barden, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Andre Broadous, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Chris Brown, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 5. James Noble, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Gary Davis, 1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 6. Bobby Zalud, 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 8. Perry Jeter, 1953 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 9. Kassim Osgood, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Nick Coromelas, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Chris Brown, 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

Game James Noble vs. Idaho State, 2005 . . . . . .30 Dominique Johnson vs. So. Dakota, 2009 .30 3. Mike Allshouse vs. Sac St., 1996 . . . . . . .26 4. Eight with . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 (Last: Kyle Lewis vs. Southern Utah, 2015) 1.

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Antonio Warren is still No. 3 in career rushing and No. 3 in career points scored.

Kickoff Returns

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Returns Career Darrell Jones, 2001-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Robbie Martin, 1977-80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Ed Wynn, 1995-98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Season Jono Grayson, 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Mark Rodgers, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Ed Wynn, 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Darrell Jones, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Game Lance Martin vs. Portland St., 1986 . . . . .10 Ryan Steen vs. E. Washington, 1994 . . . .10 Yardage Career Darrell Jones, 2001-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,827 Robbie Martin, 1977-80 . . . . . . . . . . . .1,735 Season Mark Rodgers, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .904 Jono Grayson, 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .829 Darrell Jones, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .650 Lance Martin, 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623 Ed Wynn, 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .616 Game Walter Mead vs. CS Northridge, 1973 . .217 Clarence Martin vs. CP Pomona, 1982 . .215 Ryan Steen vs. E. Washington, 1994 . . .213

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Average per Return Career (min. 20) Sinclair Miles, 1985-86 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28.0 Mark Rodgers, 2010-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25.4 Chris Nicholls, 2011-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24.0 Darrell Jones, 2001-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21.5 Season (min. 10 returns) Clarence Martin, 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32.7 Alex Hubbard, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31.9 Mark Rodgers, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27.4 Asa Jackson, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25.8 Game (min. 3 returns) Clarence Martin vs. CP Pomona, 1982 .71.7 Touchdowns Career Darrell Jones, 2001-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Season Darrell Jones, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Clarence Martin, 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

Punt Returns

Yardage Career Darrell Jones, 2001-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,328 Gary Fascilla, 1969-71 . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,108 Robbie Martin, 1977-80 . . . . . . . . . . . . .772 Tre’dale Tolver, 2005-08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .755 Ed Wynn, 1995-98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .725 Season Gary Fascilla, 1970 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .505 Darrell Jones, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470 Gary Fascilla, 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .424 Darrell Jones, 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403 Ross Bauer, 1968 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328 Tre’dale Tolver, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327 Robbie Martin, 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325 Ed Wynn, 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319

Game Robbie Martin, vs. Fresno St., 1980 . . . .150 Darrell Jones vs. South Dakota St., 2004 131 Darrell Jones vs. Humboldt State, 2002 .121 Returns Career Darrell Jones, 2001-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 Gary Fascilla, 1969-71 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Season Vince Holloway, 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Keenan Stanley, 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Gary Fascilla, 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Game Robbie Martin vs. E.Illinois., 1980 . . . . . . .8 Gary Fascilla vs. San Francisco St., 1970 .8

Average per Return Career (Min. 25 returns) Asa Jackson, 2008-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.7 Darrell Jones, 2001-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12.6 Jim Antoine, 1955-57 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12.6 Season (min. 10 returns) Asa Jackson, 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.5 Gary Fascilla, 1970 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.4 Darrell Jones, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13.8 Darrell Jones, 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13.4 Darrell Jones, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13.4

Touchdowns Career Darrell Jones, 2001-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Season Darrell Jones, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Punting

Number Career 1. Kevin Emigh, 1983-87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233 2. Tim Chicoine, 2004-07 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185

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Doug O'Neill, 1989-91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155 Larry McCurry, 1965-66 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 Tim Chicoine, 2004-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 Gilbert Rocha, 2002-03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127 Mike Amos, 1970-72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 Bob Gordon, 1973-75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118 Alan Beilke, 1996-98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Steve Arellano, 1979-82 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Jory Hoffman, 1992-94 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

Season Larry McCurry, 1967 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Larry McCurry, 1966 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 David Lafferty, 1988 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Larry McCurry, 1965 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Kevin Emigh, 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Gilbert Rocha, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Doug O'Neill, 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 8. Mike Williams, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Tim Chicoine, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 10. Bob Gordon, 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 11. Mike Amos, 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Mike Amos, 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Jory Hoffman, 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Alan Beilke, 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Gilbert Rocha, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Tim Chicoine, 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Game Jory Hoffman vs. Montana, 1994 . . . . . . .12 Kevin Emigh vs. CS Hayward, 1985 . . . . .12 Rick Brenneman vs. UC Davis, 1982 . . . .12 Larry McCurry vs. Long Beach St., 1967 .12

Average Career (min. 50) Doug O'Neill (155-6,822), 1989-91 . . . . .44.0 Paul Hundley (85-3,540), 2011-13 . . . . .41.7 Gilbert Rocha, 2002-03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.9 Tim Chicoine, 2004-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.8 Kevin Emigh, 1983-87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.1 James Tuthill, 1994-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39.3 Bob Gordon, 1973-75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39.2 Dale Rogers, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39.0 Alan Beilke, 1996-98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38.9 Tom Vessella, 1979-81 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38.3

Season (25 min.) Doug O'Neill (65-3,001), 1990 . . . . . . . .46.2 Doug O'Neill (42-1,895), 1991 . . . . . . . .45.1 Paul Hundley (40-1,751), 2013 . . . . . . . .43.8 Kevin Emigh (51-2,198), 1986 . . . . . . . .43.1 Gilbert Rocha, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42.6 Tim Chicoine, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42.3 Chris Afarian (47-1,978), 1993 . . . . . . . .42.1 Vern Bebernes (51-2,137), 1949 . . . . . . .41.9 Nick Coromelas, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41.5 Kevin Emigh, 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.8

Kicking

Most Points Career Tom McCook, 1989-92 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179 Alan Beilke, 1996-98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170 Andrew Gardner, 2006-08 . . . . . . . . . . . .157 Nick Coromelas, 2003-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 Bobby Zalud, 2012-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148 Navid Niakan, 2001-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 James Tuthill, 1994-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129 Tom Valos, 1968-70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Byungwoo Yoon, 2003-04 . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Graham Wiggill, 1978-79 . . . . . . . . . . . .109

Season Bobby Zalud, 2012 . . . . . .55-55 James Langford, 2011 . . .41-42 Nick Coromelas, 2005 . . .42-45 Andrew Gardner, 2008 . . .61-66 James Tuthill, 1995 . . . . . .37-45 Alan Beilke, 1997 . . . . . . .40-45 Navid Niakan, 2001 . . . . .37-38 8. Andrew Gardner, 2007 . . .56-57 9. Byungwoo Yoon, 2004 . . .42-45 10. Tom McCook, 1990 . . . . . .31-34 Dan Eastman, 1988 . . . . .25-25 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

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Cal Poly Overall Records (Individual)

Game Tom McCook vs. Portland State, 1990 . . .18 (3-3 PAT, 5-5 FG) PATs Made Career Andrew Gardner, 2006-08 . . . . . . . . . . . .118 Tom McCook, 1989-92 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Tom Valos, 1968-70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Alan Beilke, 1996-98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Bobby Zalud, 2012-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Byungwoo Yoon, 2003-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 John Loane, 1973-74 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Graham Wiggill, 1978-79 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 James Tuthill, 1994-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Nick Coromelas, 2003-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Season Andrew Gardner, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Andrew Gardner, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Bobby Zalud, 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Zach Schottenfeld, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Tom Valos, 1970 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 John Loane, 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Byungwoo Yoon, 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Nick Coromelas, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 James Langford, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Alan Beilke, 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Stephen Pyle, 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Game Tom McCook vs. Neb-Kearney, 1991 . . . . .9 John Loane vs. Cal Lutheran, 1973 . . . . . .9 Tom Valos vs. Simon Fraser, 1969 . . . . . . .9 Andrew Gardner vs. UC Davis, 2007 . . . . . .9 Andrew Gardner vs. Southern Utah, 2008 . .9 Bobby Zalud vs. Idaho State, 2012 . . . . . . .9 PATs Attempted Career Andrew Gardner, 2006-08 . . . . . . . . . . . .124 Tom McCook, 1989-92 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Tom Valos, 1968-70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 Season Andrew Gardner, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Andrew Gardner, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Bobby Zalud, 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Zach Schottenfeld, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Tom Valos, 1970 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Game Tom Valos vs. San Francisco St., 1969 . . .10 Tom Valos vs. Simon Fraser, 1969 . . . . . .10 Andrew Gardner vs. Southern Utah, 2008 .10

Field Goals Attempted Career Tom McCook, 1989-92 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Alan Beilke, 1996-98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Navid Niakan, 2001-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Nick Coromelas, 2003-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Season James Tuthill, 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Navid Niakan, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Nick Coromelas, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Navid Niakan, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Game James Tuthill at UC Davis, 1995 . . . . . . . . .5 Navid Niakan vs. Weber State, 2002 . . . . . .5 Navid Niakan vs. Northern Iowa, 2002 . . . .5 Nick Coromelas vs. Southern Utah, 2005 . .5 Tom McCook vs. Portland State, 1990 . . . .5 Field Goals Made Career Tom McCook, 1989-92 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Nick Coromelas, 2003-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Alan Beilke, 1996-98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Navid Niakan, 2001-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Season James Langford, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Nick Coromelas, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 James Tuthill, 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Navid Niakan, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Tom McCook, 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Dan Eastman, 1988 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

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Steve Prejean led Cal Poly in sacks for three straight seasons (1998-2000).

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Total Career Jordan Beck, 2001-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449 Nick Dzubnar, 2011-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414 Kyle Shotwell, 2003-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392 Gary Swanson, 1981-84 . . . . . . . . . . . . .326 Kurt Rubin, 1998-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315 Kennith Jackson, 2009-12 . . . . . . . . . . . .302 Osbaldo Orozco, 1996-1999 . . . . . . . . . .300 Johnny Millard, 2010-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300 Marty Mohamed, 2007-10 . . . . . . . . . . . .292 Brett Baker, 1998-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290 Rich Bosselmann, 1983-86 . . . . . . . . . . .284 Jonathan Trotter, 1993-96 . . . . . . . . . . . .272 Mark Restelli, 2005-08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267 Kenny Chicoine, 2002-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . .266 Cameron Ontko, 2012-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . .258 Tom Carey, 1985-88 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255 Mark Restelli, 2005-07 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213 Chris Gocong, 2001. 2003-05 . . . . . . . . .212 Greg Thompson, 1982-85 . . . . . . . . . . . .208

Season Nick Dzubnar, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167 Kyle Shotwell, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158 Jordan Beck, 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135 Jordan Beck, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 Kyle Shotwell, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122 Brett Baker, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 Gary Swanson, 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Jordan Beck, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Nick Dzubnar, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Johnny Millard, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Cameron Ontko, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Cameron Ontko, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108

Game Jordan Beck vs. Montana, 2003 . . . . . . . .23 Jordan Beck vs. E. Washington, 2004 . . . .22 Kyle Shotwell vs. Texas State, 2005 . . . . .20 Rich Bosselmann vs. CS Hayward,1986 . .19 Gary Swanson vs. Idaho State, 1983 . . . .19 6. Nick Dzubnar vs. Sacramento State, 2014 19 Nick Dzubnar vs. So. Dakota State, 2014 .19 8. Vic Greco vs. Youngstown State, 2000 . . .18 Gary Swanson vs. Boise State, 1983 . . . .18 Jordan Beck vs. Texas State, 2004 . . . . . .18 Osbaldo Orozco vs. Western Montana, 1997 18 Nick Dzubnar vs. Montana State, 2014 . . .18 Nick Dzubnar vs. UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . .18 9. Nine with . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 (Last: Burton De Koning vs. Southern Utah, 2015) 1. 2. 3. 4.

Interceptions

Career Kenny Chicoine, 2003-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Mark Davis, 1973-75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Rick Haycock, 1973-77 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Mike Church, 1968-71 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Randy Smith, 1974-78 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Vaughn Jarrett, 1999-2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Bobby Beathard, 1956-58 . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Rick Wegis, 1970-71 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Chris Jones, 1976-80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Nick Frost, 1981-84 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Keenan Stanley, 1982-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Kiko Griffin, 1995-99 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Season 1. Rich Christie, 1968 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 2. Mike Church, 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Mark Davis, 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 4. Bob Beathard, 1957 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Courrney Brown, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Kenny Chicoine, 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Jon Silverman, 1969 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Rick Wegis, 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Nick Frost,1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Robby Smith, 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Chuck Merino, 1965 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 12. Rick Wegis, 1970 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Rick Haycock, 1976 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Rick Haycock, 1977 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Randy Smith, 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Greg Thompson, 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Keenan Stanley, 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Terrill Brown, 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1.

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7.

10. 11. 12. 13. 15. 17. 19.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

11. 12. 13. 14. 1. 2.

Game Ten players with . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 (Last: B.J. Nard vs. Montana, 2015)

Sacks

Number Career Tom Carey, 1985-88 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43.5 Chris Gocong, 2001, 2003-05 . . . . . . . . .42.0 Steve Prejean, 1997-2000 . . . . . . . . . . .24.0 John Cummins, 1982-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . .24.0 Sullivan Grosz, 2009-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . .22.0 Chris White, 2003-05 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21.5 Pat Moore, 1989-90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19.5 John Fassett, 1985-88 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19.5 Ryan Shotwell, 2006-09 . . . . . . . . . . . . .19.5 Jerry Schmidt, 1981-82 . . . . . . . . . . . . .18.5 Carlton Gillespie, 2006-09 . . . . . . . . . . . .18.0 Kyle Shotwell, 2003-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17.0 Brian Pearsall, 1993-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . .16.5 Jordan Beck, 2001-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16.5 Paul Sverchek, 1981-83 . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.5 Kelly Turbin, 2000-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.5 Isaac Dixon, 1999-2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.0 Matt Chachere, 2001-05 . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.0 Andrew Parkinson, 1993-96 . . . . . . . . . .14.0 Andres Washington, 1990-91 . . . . . . . . .14.0

Season Chris Gocong, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23.5 Chris Gocong, 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17.5 Tom Carey, 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17.0 Jerry Schmidt, 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.5 Tom Carey, 1988 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13.5 Brian Pearsall, 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11.5 Tom Carey, 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11.0 Chris White, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.5 Pat Moore, 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.0 Matt Chachere, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.0 Pat Moore, 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.5 Sean Lawyer, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.0 Sullivan Grosz, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.5 Six with . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.0 (Last: Carlton Gillespie in 2008) Game Mike Hamerick vs. W. Texas St., 1989 . .5.0 Kyle Shotwell vs. San Diego State, 2006 .4.0


Game: Season: Game: Season: Game:

Season: Season:

Rushing

Most Attempts 95 vs. Eastern Washington, 2011 779 2015 (11 games) Net Yards 581 vs. Simon Fraser, 1969 4,260 2015 (11 games)

Touchdowns 8 Three times Last vs. Idaho State, 1975 44 2014 (12 games)

Game: Season:

Most Interceptions 7 vs. Boise St., 1979 26 1967 (10 games)

Game:

Season:

Most Completions 34 vs. No. Iowa, 2000 253 1995 (11 games)

Most Yards Gained 566 vs. No. Iowa, 2000 3,794 1995 (11 games)

Most TD Passes vs. Weber State, 2007 vs. Southern Utah, 2008 vs. South Dakota, 2009 35 1995 (11 games) 6

Highest Completion Percentage Season: .681(139 of 204), 1997 (11 games) Best Average Yards Per Game Season: 345.0 1995 (11 games) Game: Season: Game:

Season:

Game: Season:

Scoring

Most Points 74 vs. Simon Fraser, 1969 (74-7) 488 2008 (11 games) Most Touchdowns vs. Long Beach St., 1956 vs. San Francisco St., 1969 vs. Simon Fraser, 1969 vs. Idaho State, 2012 67 2008 (11 games)

10

Most PAT Kicks Made 10 vs. Idaho State, 2012 61 2008 (11 games)

Game:

Most Points, Both Teams 110 (69-41 win) vs. So. Utah, 2008

Game: Season:

Most Net Yards Gained 704 vs. UC Davis, 2007 5,792 2014 (12 games)

Total Offense

Most Plays Rushing and Passing Game: 107 vs. Eastern Washington, 2011 Season: 946 2014 (12 games)

Game: Season:

Game: Season: Game: Season:

Most By Passing 17 vs. CS Sacramento, 1993 157 1995 (11 games) Most By Penalty 10 vs. Weber State, 2007 26 1980 (10 games) Most Total 35 vs. CPP 1973; vs. SUU 2015 301 2014 (12 games)

First Downs

Most By Rushing 30 vs. Southern Utah, 2015 224 2014 (12 games)

Punt Returns Fewest Returned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Fewest Yards Returned . . . . . . . . .13 Lowest Avg. Per Punt Return . . . .1.4

Penalties Most Against Opponent . . . . . . . . .94 Most Yards Penalized . . . . . . . . .931

Fumbles Most Forced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Most Fumbles Recovered . . . . . . .31 1. 2. 3.

Passing

Game: Season:

Game: Season:

Game: Season:

Average Per Game 387.3 2015 (11 games) Most Attempts 62 vs. Idaho, 1996 441 1995 (11 games)

Game: Season:

Cal Poly Overall Records (Team)

Members of Cal Poly’s 1980 NCAA Division II National Championship team.

Defense

Rushing Defense Fewest Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302 Fewest Net Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . .664 Lowest Avg. per Attempt . . . . . . . .1.9 Lowest Avg. per Game . . . . . . . .61.5 Fewest Touchdowns . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Passing Defense Fewest Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 Fewest Completions . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Most Intercepted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Lowest Comp. Pct. . . . .335 (75-224) Fewest Yards Gained . . . . . . . . . .480 Fewest Touchdowns . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Lowest Avg. per Game . . . . . . . .48.0

Scoring Defense Fewest Touchdowns . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Fewest PAT Kicks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Fewest Points Scored . . . . . . . . . . .0 Lowest Scoring Avg. . . . . . . . . . .0.0

First Downs Defense Fewest By Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Fewest By Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Fewest By Penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Lowest Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Total Defense Fewest Plays - Rush/Pass . . . . . .526 Fewest Net Yards . . . . . . . . . . .1,716 Lowest Avg. per Play . . . . . . . . . . .2.8 Lowest Avg. per Game . . . . . . .175.8

Punting Most Times Forced to Punt . . . . .104 Lowest Punt Avg. . . . . . . . . . . . . .29.8

Interception Returns Most Intercepted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Most Yards Returned . . . . . . . . . .559 Fewest Intercepted . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Fewest Yards Returned . . . . . . . . .55

Kickoff Returns Fewest Returned . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Fewest Yards Returned . . . . . . . .367 Lowest Avg. Per Return . . . . . . .12.9

1953 1953 1990 1990 1982 1973 1961 1955 1970 1953 1955 1954 1955 1933 1933 1933 1933

1958 1961 1997 1953 1953 1953 1958 1958

1990 1982

1970 1953 1964 1997

1964 2004 1954

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

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Opponent

125 2014 2015 1984 1987 1980

1958 1958

Yards Rushing in a Game Obie Graves, CS Fullerton, 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267 Cory Koenig, So. Dakota State, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . .259 Matt Cannon, Southern Utah, 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . .242 Shane Griggs, Idaho State, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242 Lex Hilliard, Montana, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237 Gabe Manzanares, UC Davis, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . .230 Charles Roberts, Sac State, 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222 Matt Massari, UC Davis, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221 Brook Madsen, Southern Utah, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . .220 Deonte’ Jackson, Idaho, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214 Cedric Minter, Boise State, 1977 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210 Joshua Cribbs, Kent State, 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207 Cedric Minter, Boise State, 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201 Yards Passing in a Game Brian Martin, Weber State, 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .522 Ryan Merrill, Sonoma State, 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .499 Cody Stone, Southern Utah, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469 Bo Levi Mitchell, E. Washington, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . .436 Erik Meyer, E.Washington, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .428 Erik Meyer, E.Washington, 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417 Noah Shepard, South Dakota, 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . .413 David Neil, Nevada, 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405 Ammon Olsen, Southern Utah, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . .402 Cameron Higgins, Weber State, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . .399 Dakota Prukop, Montana State, 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . .399 Jon Grant, UC Davis, 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393 Sean Laird, St. Mary's, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389 Peterson, Idaho State, 1981 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381 Neil Lomax, Portland State, 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378 Tony Corbin, Sac State, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377 Thomas O’Brien, South Dakota Sttae, 2011 . . . . . . .376 Parsons, Portland State, 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372 Careron Higgins, Weber State, 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . .364 Brady Gustafson, Montana, 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .353 Ryan Lindley, San Diego State, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . .352 Steve Walker, No. Dakota State, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . .342 Kevin Yost, Idaho State, 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335 Nate Ketteringham, Sacramento State, 2015 . . . . . .335 Greg Denham, UC Davis, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332 Thomas DeMarco Old Dominion, 2010 . . . . . . . . . .327 Brian Ah Yat, Montana, 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320 C.J. Spencer, UC Davis, 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311 Cody Stone, Southern Utah, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310 Garrett Safron, Sacramento State, 2014 . . . . . . . . .306

Receptions in a Game Tysson Poots, Southern Utah, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Tony Kays, UC Davis, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Blake Tuffli, St. Mary's, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Chris White, Humboldt State, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Tysson Poots, Southern Utah, 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Josh Hill, Idaho State, 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Shane Harrison, Sacramento State, 2015 . . . . . . . . .12 Geoff Noisy, Nevada, 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Stu Gaussoin, Portland State, 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Isaiah Burel, Idaho State, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Tim Toone, Weber State, 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Eight with . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Receiving Yards in a Game Perry Parmalee, Santa Clara, 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . .264 William Pelagio, Weber St., 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261 Minatee, Sonoma State, 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259 Tysson Poots, Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246 Geoff Noisy, Nevada, 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240 Shackleford, Portland State, 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215 Tony Kays, UC Davis, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212 Marc Mariani, Montana, 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 Tim Toone, Weber State, 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199 Chris White, Humboldt State, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . .178 Tim Toone, Weber State, 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176 Ricky Ellis, Saint Mary's, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172 Tysson Poots, Southern Utah, 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . .170 Will Powell, South Dakota, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168 Raul Vijil, E.Washington, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164 Mike Furrey, Northern Iowa, 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 Madison Mangum, Idaho State, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . .159 Justin Brown, Southern Utah, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 Jabin Sambrano, Montana, 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158 Kim Metcalf, Boise State, 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Isaiah Smith, Western Oregon, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Beau Sandland, Montana State, 2015 . . . . . . . . . . .156 Paul Pacheco, Montana, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153 Blake Tuffli, Saint Mary's, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153


126 Year 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Rushing

Leader Att Gene Pimentel . . . . . .66 Jay Dee Phillips . . . . .67 Bob Loftus . . . . . . . . .61 Bob Newman . . . . . .117 Alex Bravo . . . . . . . .131 Alex Bravo . . . . . . . .132 Alex Bravo . . . . . . . .111 Perry Jeter . . . . . . . .125 Jim Antoine . . . . . . . .72 Rudy Brooks . . . . . . .71 Dan Delgado . . . . . . .87 Fred Ford . . . . . . . . . .65 Carl Bowser . . . . . . . .76 Carl Bowser . . . . . . . .61 Paul Lewis . . . . . . . . .47 Jack Clark . . . . . . . .103 Jack Clark . . . . . . . . .90 Pat Beasley . . . . . . . .81 Steve Arnold . . . . . . .90 Rich Terrell . . . . . . . .185 Ron Stutzman . . . . .114 Ron Hasson . . . . . . .192 Joe Acosta . . . . . . . .147 Darryl Thornes . . . . .168 Mike Thomas . . . . . .130 Mike Thomas . . . . . .153 Rick Gliniak . . . . . . . .84 Gary Davis . . . . . . .167 Gary Davis . . . . . . . .264 Bob Trudeau . . . . . .162 Bob Trudeau . . . . . .245 Louis Jackson . . . . .208 Paul Dickens . . . . . .213 Louis Jackson . . . . .287 Jim Colvin . . . . . . . .122 Brian Guitierrez . . . .202 Brian Guitierrez . . . .261 Gary Myers . . . . . . .128 Jim Gleed . . . . . . . . .160 Jim Gleed . . . . . . . . .151 Allen Survia . . . . . . .159 Rod Riley . . . . . . . . .123 Joe Fragiadakis . . . .122 Joe Fragiadakis . . . .243 Daryl McCristian . . . .119 Brain Fitz . . . . . . . . .156 Brian Fitz . . . . . . . . . .99 Antonio Warren . . . .134 Antonio Warren . . . .221 Craig Young . . . . . . .132 Antonio Warren . . . .191 Craig Young . . . . . . .146 Craig Young . . . . . . .275 Brandon Shepard . . .100 Ryan Bianchi . . . . . .108 Chris Peterson . . . . .151 Geno Randle . . . . . .121 Geno Randle . . . . . .131 James Noble . . . . . .223 James Noble . . . . . .196 Jonathan Dally . . . . .182 Jonathan Dally . . . . .152 Jake Romanelli . . . .107 Mark Rodgers . . . . .127 Jake Romanelli . . . .226 Deonte Williams . . . .231 Kristaan Ivory . . . . . .172 Chris Brown . . . . . . .249 Chris Brown . . . . . . .203

Yards 218 295 254 524 850 702 686 877 342 447 469 515 620 288 302 539 243 273 322 733 525 643 919 914 553 619 440 880 1,244 764 1,180 1,131 1,177 1,424 587 862 1,150 554 814 591 861 624 710 1,040 615 787 461 582 1,111 844 1,151 943 1,380 311 514 507 770 773 1,578 1,009 763 821 492 882 1,015 1,506 1,113 1,265 1,084

Year-by-Year Leaders

TD Long 3 6 11 7 69 2 4 1 1 1 68 29 5 22 7 74 11 61 5 33 9 42 7 28 10 53 15 61 4 43 7 60 12 87 8 75 12 65 2 79 1 30 9 68 2 67 8 54 3 18 11 89 5 49 6 49 11 68 5 27 10 50 3 34 5 42 7 39 6 90 11 70 5 91 8 84 1 19 2 36 13 51 4 62 5 76 16 74 7 74 12 39 11 29 2 42 8 74 7 36 12 76 6 81 17 57 13 60

Year 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967

1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Passing

Player Att.Comp. Vernon Bebernes . . . .94 27 Vernon Benerbes . . .149 61 Vernon Bebernes . . .102 35 Joe Sankene . . . . . . .80 23 Mike Serna . . . . . . . . .63 21 Bob Neal . . . . . . . . . .87 34 Bob Neal . . . . . . . . . .62 22 Jerry Duncan . . . . . . .61 29 Jerry Duncan . . . . . . .69 36 Jerry Duncan . . . . . .100 46 Bob Beathard . . . . . .126 63 Tom Klosterman . . . . .65 39 Tom Klosterman . . . .129 77 Ted Tollner . . . . . . . .138 67 Ted Tollner . . . . . . . .133 67 John Ramsey . . . . . . .51 24 Howard Taylor . . . . .114 53 Fred Richlieu . . . . . .160 82 Walt Raymond . . . . .141 80 Jeff Carlovsky . . . . . .118 51 Jeff Carlovsky . . . . . .93 41 Jon Sunderland . . . . .90 29 Don Milan . . . . . . . . . .98 36 Gary Abate . . . . . . . . .90 45 Don Milan . . . . . . . . .118 64 Steve Bresnahan . . .164 87 John Pettas . . . . . . .115 45 Mike Coulson . . . . . .134 64 Rich Robbins . . . . . . .94 42 Rich Robbins . . . . . . .92 47 Bob Ansari . . . . . . . .117 60 Bob Ansari . . . . . . . .112 60 Craig Johnston . . . . .164 93 Reid Lundstrom . . . .169 80 Craig Johnston . . . . .227 124 Lloyd Nelson . . . . . .117 59 Tim Snodgrass . . . . .117 57 Tim Snodgrass . . . . .209 105 Yale Keckin . . . . . . .137 57 Robert Perez . . . . . .193 108 Robert Perez . . . . . .284 196 Tom Sullivan . . . . . .235 117 Tom Sullivan . . . . . .141 66 Keith Jarrett . . . . . . .221 120 David Lafferty . . . . . .346 174 David Lafferty . . . . . .302 148 David Stainbrook . . .174 87 Mike Fisher . . . . . . .286 159 Mike Fisher . . . . . . .386 195 Mike Fisher . . . . . . .338 188 Alli Abrew . . . . . . . . .275 147 Alli Abrew . . . . . . . . .191 130 Chad Henry . . . . . . .202 103 Andy Jepson . . . . . .277 159 Seth Burford . . . . . . .306 175 Seth Burford . . . . . . .211 112 Chris Peterson . . . . .174 76 Chris Peterson . . . . .222 135 Anthony Garnett . . . .182 96 Anthony Garnett . . . .135 65 Matt Brennan . . . . . .169 76 Jonathan Dally . . . . .192 104 Jonathan Dally . . . . .202 116 Tony Smith . . . . . . . .219 112 Tony Smith . . . . . . . . .92 53 Andre Broadous . . . .170 101 Andre Broadous . . . .145 84 Chris Brown . . . . . . .117 66 Chris Brown . . . . . . .171 102 Chris Brown . . . . . . . .62 113

23rd Season in Football Championship Subdivision

Cal Poly will play its 23rd season of NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) football this fall. After eight years as an independent, the Mustangs competed in the newly formed Great West Football Conference from 2004-11, capturing four championships (2004, 2005, 2008, 2011). Cal Poly played its first two FCS seasons in the defunct American West Conference with Cal State Northridge, Southern Utah and Sacramento State and moved to the Big Sky in 2012, claiming the 2012 title.

Int. Yds. 6 380 6 1,097 - 504 13 329 6 351 8 632 3 406 6 462 7 811 7 681 3 884 4 546 4 1,076 14 965 14 899 3 421 11 575 7 822 10 678 8 761 9 487 9 475 7 536 7 639 7 1,236 13 1,353 4 776 10 1,001 11 638 6 543 3 1,014 8 873 6 1,278 15 1,280 10 1,720 7 671 10 791 10 1,547 8 805 11 1,547 16 1,978 13 1,705 6 1,195 10 1,857 19 2,525 12 2,180 5 1,231 9 2,298 22 2,536 15 2,660 14 2,048 4 1,961 6 1,480 10 1,851 7 2,672 5 1,610 10 1,066 3 1,798 9 1,711 7 828 7 1,208 5 2,238 5 1,960 8 1,618 4 572 1 1,235 4 1,375 4 836 3 1,465 3 846

TD 17 3 3 5 9 5 2 12 8 3 6 4 10 4 2 6 7 5 3 2 1 3 11 6 5 9 4 7 10 6 10 13 10 2 8 10 4 6 13 12 8 9 19 12 11 22 18 22 10 17 13 7 23 13 5 15 14 4 10 29 23 15 2 18 18 11 12 12

Geno Randle (2003-04)

Seth Burford (2000-01)

Jonah Russell (2002-05)

Six All-Big Sky Honorees Return

Cal Poly placed four players on the 2015 All-Big Sky Conference first, second and third teams and two of the honorees return this fall -- first-team fullback Joe Protheroe and third-team slot back Kori Garcia. Honorable mention offensive guard Joey Kuperman, special teams player Chris Santini, defensive tackle Marcus Paige-Allen and safety B.J. Nard also return. Garcia and offensive guard Nick Enriquez were second-team All-Big Sky selections in 2014, Paige-Allen made the third team and defensive end Josh Letuligasenoa was an honorable mention.


Year 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Receiving

Leader Rec Bob Smith . . . . . . . . . .8 Bob Smith . . . . . . . . .17 Perry Jeter . . . . . . . . . .4 Jim Cox . . . . . . . . . . .25 Jim Cox . . . . . . . . . . .32 Jim Cox . . . . . . . . . . .25 Jim Antoine . . . . . . . .16 Curtis Hill . . . . . . . . . .25 Curtis Hill . . . . . . . . . .33 Fred Brown . . . . . . . .30 Wayne West . . . . . . . . .8 Wayne West . . . . . . . .17 Bill Brown . . . . . . . . . .40 Monty Cartwright . . . .25 Bill Bentley . . . . . . . . .21 Steve Hazzard . . . . . .20 Manuel Murrell . . . . . .27 Bill Pandiani . . . . . . . .38 Mike Amos . . . . . . . . .32 Mike Amos . . . . . . . . .44 Dan Caccavo . . . . . . .18 Dana Nafziger . . . . . .30 Walter Mead . . . . . . . .24 Walter Mead . . . . . . . .15 Jim Childs . . . . . . . . .31 Jim Childs . . . . . . . . .28 Robbie Martin . . . . . .21 Robbie Martin . . . . . .35 Robbie Martin . . . . . .43 Brooks Wise . . . . . . . .18 Damone Johnson . . . .33 Jeff Smith . . . . . . . . . .56 Clarence Martin . . . . .22 Clark Sorensen . . . . .45 Lance Martin . . . . . . .41 Lance Martin . . . . . . .35 Terry Cole . . . . . . . . .32 Claude Joseph . . . . . .35 Ted Robison . . . . . . . .22 Chris Thomas . . . . . . .48 Joe Wade . . . . . . . . . .27 Joe Wade . . . . . . . . . .44 Hitoshi Ono . . . . . . . .37 Kamil Loud . . . . . . . . .57 Kamil Loud . . . . . . . . .60 Kamil Loud . . . . . . . . .33 Ben Winter . . . . . . . . .30 Adam Herzing . . . . . .34 Kassim Osgood . . . . .83 Adam Herzing . . . . . .51 Darrell Jones . . . . . . .39 Darrell Jones . . . . . . .49 Darrell Jones . . . . . . .62 Ramses Barden . . . . .40 Ramses Barden . . . . .42 Ramses Barden . . . . .57 Ramses Barden . . . . .67 Dominique Johnson . .43 Dominique Johnson . .47 Lance Castaneda . . . .26 Willie Tucker . . . . . . .28 Kristaan Ivory . . . . . . .33 Kenny Mitchell . . . . . .20 Willie Tucker . . . . . . .17

Yards 205 296 193 371 613 351 224 377 447 430 227 203 544 246 293 244 423 605 694 796 226 498 451 284 637 447 485 606 857 167 476 890 453 614 715 548 737 695 502 877 383 743 567 1,098 1,042 708 438 568 1,377 968 328 598 1,118 655 824 1467 1257 741 634 283 517 200 222 383

TD 3 6 3 4 8 4 0 4 3 6 2 1 3 4 1 0 1 2 7 4 0 2 3 4 6 3 5 2 9 0 6 8 4 3 5 6 6 1 4 5 3 9 5 9 7 8 1 4 14 9 2 7 6 9 5 18 18 6 4 1 7 1 2 6

Year-by-Year Leaders

LG

47 37 65 62 80 73 30 51 76 83 54 42 61 57 69 24 33 50 64 46 54 50 80 66 53 89 28 37 62 78 71 73 38 39 80 95 41 50 89 48 59 85 67 73 75 52 53 24 43 65

Year 1982 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Year 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Tackles

Leader UT Tom Gallo . . . . . . . . . . .38 Gary Swanson . . . . . . .37 Gary Swanson . . . . . . .37 Gary Swanson . . . . . . .44 Rich Bosselmann . . . . .41 Tom Carey . . . . . . . . . .53 Tom Carey . . . . . . . . . .38 Chris Dunn . . . . . . . . . .60 Gary Gatiss . . . . . . . . . .41 Patrick Moore . . . . . . . .43 Brian Wright . . . . . . . . .39 Josh Awuma . . . . . . . . .42 Mike Bredy . . . . . . . . . .34 David Brown . . . . . . . . .38 Alex Garwood . . . . . . . .49 Jonathan Trotter . . . . . .41 Osbaldo Orozco . . . . . .44 Osbaldo Orozco . . . . . .46 Brett Baker . . . . . . . . . .57 Brett Baker . . . . . . . . . .72 Jordan Beck . . . . . . . . .48 Jordan Beck . . . . . . . . .62 Jordan Beck . . . . . . . . .63 Jordan Beck . . . . . . . . .97 Kyle Shotwell . . . . . . . .71 Kyle Shotwell . . . . . . . .62 Mark Restelli . . . . . . . . .40 Fred Hives II . . . . . . . . .35 Marty Mohamed . . . . . .51 Marty Mohamed . . . . . .41 Johnny Millard . . . . . . .49 Nick Dzubnar . . . . . . . .61 Nick Dzubnar . . . . . . . .52 Nick Dzubnar . . . . . . . .73 Tu’uta Inoke . . . . . . . . .54

Sacks

AT 41 41 76 61 47 26 44 32 38 32 29 31 36 31 30 47 62 52 41 43 25 51 65 38 87 60 33 48 42 47 33 46 60 94 43

127 Tot. 79 78 113 105 88 79 82 92 79 75 68 73 70 69 79 88 106 98 98 115 73 113 128 135 158 122 73 83 93 88 82 107 112 167 97

Leader Total Jerry Schmidt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.5 John Cummins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.0 John Cummins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.0 John Cummins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.0 Tom Carey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11.0 Tom Carey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17.0 Tom Carey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13.5 Pat Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.0 Pat Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.5 Andres Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.0 Martin Cano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.0 Mike Bredy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.0 Brian Pearsall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12.5 Alex Garwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.0 Andrew Parkinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.0 John Hewitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.5 Steve Prejean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.0 Steve Prejean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.0 Steve Prejean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.0 Isaac Dixon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.5 Isaac Dixon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.0 Raj Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.0 Chris Gocong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17.5 Chris Gocong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23.5 Kyle Shotwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.0 Ryan Shotwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.0 Carlton Gillespie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.0 Sean Lawyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.0 Ryan Shotwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.0 Gavin Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.0 Kyle Murphy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.5 Sullivan Grosz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.0 Sullivan Grosz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.5 Nick Dzubnar, Josh Letuligasenoa, Chris Judge .3.0 Burton De Koning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.0

Darrell Jones (2001-04)

Kyle Shotwell (2003-06)

Aaron Williams (2002-05)

Quartet of Mustangs Playing Professionally

During the summer of 2016, four former Cal Poly football players were in the professional ranks. Linebacker Nick Dzubnar was preparing for his second season with the San Diego Chargers while cornerback Asa Jackson is on the Arizona Cardinals roster after four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. Dzubnar played in all 16 games in 2015, notching 15 total tackles (13 solo) while Jackson earned 30 tackles (24 solo) and three pass deflections in 18 career games with the Ravens. Two other former Mustangs are playing in the Canadian Football League. Linebacker Cameron Ontko, is playing for the BC Lions while Burton De Koning, also a linebacker, is on the roster of the Ottawa Redblacks.

Wide receiver Ramses Barden played four seasons (2009-12) with the New York Giants after bring drafted in the third round while defensive end Chris Gocong, drafted in the third round by the Philadelphia Eagles seven years ago, was released by the Cleveland Browns in 2013 after suffering an Achilles’ injury in the preseason. Deonte Williams signed a free agent contract with the Raiders immediately after the 2013 NFL Draft but was cut prior to the 2013 season. Cornerback Courtney Brown was on the roster of the New York Giants in the summer of 2011 but never played, while linebacker Mark Restelli was released by the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 3, 2011, despite a strong preseason. Wide receiver Dominique Johnson was cut by the Minnesota Vikings during

the 2011 preseason as well while offensive lineman Scott Winnewisser signed a free agent contract with the New Orleans Saints on May 29, 2012 but was released. Quarterback Andre Broadous played for the Indoor Football League’s TriCities Fever in 2014. He led the Fever to a come-from-behind win over the Colorado Ice by completing nine of 16 passes for 85 yards and one touchdown and also rushing for 24 yards on seven carries, all in the second half. Linebackers Jordan Beck (Denver Broncos) and Kyle Shotwell were released in 2008 and Brown was let go by the Dallas Cowboys in 2009 and signed with the Giants in early 2010. Gocong, Beck and Shotwell were Buck Buchanan Award winners at Cal Poly.


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The Last Time It Happened ...

A shutout was recorded CP - vs. Weber State, 47-0 (10/12/13) Opp - at Nevada, 63-0 (11/14/98) There was a tie game CP - at UC Davis, 31-31 (10/10/92)

The game went into overtime CP - vs. Eastern Washington, 41-42 Loss in 1 OT (10/10/15) A safety was recorded CP - vs. McNeese State (9/25/10) Opp - by Montana (9/5/15)

An interception was returned for a TD CP - Nick Dzubnar vs. Northern Arizona (11/17/12), 40 yards Opp - Courtney Hall of Northern Colorado (11/23/13), 48 yards

A punt was returned for a touchdown CP - Tre’dale Tolver vs. Wisconsin (11/22/08), 40 yards Opp - Isaiah Burse (2) of Fresno State (19/7/13), 61 and 58 yards A kickoff was returned for a touchdown CP - Alex Hubbard vs. Northern Colorado (11/23/13), 94 yards Opp - Bo Bolen of Weber State (10/11/14), 94 yards

A fumble was recovered for a touchdown CP - Kenny Jackson vs. Dixie State (10/24/09), 32 yards Opp - Mike Needham (2) of Southern Utah (10/31/15), 9 and 57 yards; James Cowser of Southern Utah (10/31/15), 55 yards There was a blocked punt CP - Ryan Taylor vs. Dixie State (10/24/09) Opp - Herbert Gamboa of Montana (10/19/13)

There was a blocked field goal CP - Marcus Paige-Allen vs. Sacramento State (11/7/15) Opp - by Kendrick Van Ackeren of Montana (9/5/15)

An individual rushed for over 100 yards CP - Chris Brown vs. UC Davis (11/14/15), 160 yards Opp - John Santiago of North Dakota (11/21/15), 117 yards

An individual rushed for over 200 yards CP - Chris Brown vs. Montana (10/25/14), 226 yards Opp - Gabe Manzanares of UC Davis (11/15/14), 230 yards An individual passed for over 300 yards CP - Jonathan Dally vs. Weber State (9/15/07), 328 yards Opp - C.J. Spencer of UC Davis (11/14/15), 311 yards

An individual passed for over 400 yards CP - Tony Smith vs. South Dakota (11/14/09), 407 yards Opp - Ammon Olsen of Southern Utah (10/4/14), 402 yards

A team scored over 50 points CP - vs. vs. UC Davis, 55-38 Win (11/14/15) Opp - Southern Utah, 54-37 Win (10/31/15)

A team scored 21 or more points in a quarter CP - 21 (1st) vs. UC Davis (11/14/15) Opp - 21 (2nd) by North Dakota (11/21/15)

A team overcame a halftime deficit and won CP - vs. Montana State (trailed 17-14 and won 35-27) (11/1/14) Opp - Portland State (trailed 14-13 and won 38-35) (10/24/15)

A team won after trailing at end of three quarters CP - Trailed Southern Utah 31-28 and won 42-39 (10/4/14) Opp - E. Washington (trailed 28-13 and won 42-41 OT) (10/10/15)

Mustang wide receiver Darrell Jones scored eight touchdowns by kick or punt return in his Cal Poly career.

Longest Plays

Longest TD Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 yards by Baldomar Cortez vs. Nebraska-Kearney 10/5/91 Longest TD Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 yards Adam Herzing from Seth Burford vs. Sacramento State, 9/8/01

Longest Interception Return for TD . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 yards by Ross Bauer vs. San Francisco State, 9/28/68 by Asa Jackson vs. South Dakota State, 9/17/11 Longest Punt Return for TD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 yards by Perry Jeter vs. UC Santa Barbara, 10/8/54

Longest Kick Return for TD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 yards by Sinclair Miles vs. Cal State Northridge, 10/26/85 by Clarence Martin vs. Cal Poly Pomona, 9/20/82 Longest Fumble Return for TD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 yards by David Fullerton vs. Southern Utah, 10/25/08 Longest Punt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 yards by Larry McCurry vs. San Francisco State, 9/20/69

Longest Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 yards by David Croteau vs. Simon Fraser, 10/23/82


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Cal Poly Football Championship Subdivision Records (22 Years) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

10.

Mike Fisher was Cal Poly’s quarterback in first two FCS seasons.

Jon Peck caught 145 passes in Mustang career (1993-96).

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

283 248 246 235 232 228 226 221 218 205

15.7 14.2 13.3 13.2 12.7 12.5 11.6 11.6 9. 11.5 10. 11.2 1. 5 2. 4 4 4 4 4 6. 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Jonah Russell caught 111 passes for 2,300 yards from 2002-05.

41 39 37 36 35 34 32 32 32 31

91 90 84 81 81 81 80 77 77

1. 6 5 3. 4 4 4 4

RUSHING

Individual -- Single Game

Most Carries James Noble at Montana . . . . . . . .Nov. 26, 2005 Chris Brown at Idaho State . . . . . . .Nov. 8, 2014 Mike Allshouse at Sacramento State .Nov. 23, 1996 Jake Romanelli E. Washington . . . . . .Nov. 12, 2011 Craig Young at Youngstown State .Oct. 16, 1999 Craig Young Montana State . . . . .Sept. 18, 1999 Craig Young Southern Utah . . . . . .Oct. 02, 1999 Andre Broadous E. Washington . . . . . .Nov. 12, 2011 Kristaan Ivory at Portland State . . .Sept. 26, 2013 Chris Brown at E. Washington . . . .Oct. 10, 2015

Most Net Yards Rushing Craig Young Saint Mary’s Oct.12, 1996 26 James Noble Idaho State Nov. 19, 2005 27 Mike Allshouse at Sac.State Nov. 23, 1996 37 Mark Rodgers South Dakota Nov. 6, 2010 15 Craig Young Southern Utah Oct. 2, 1999 32 Antonio Warren W.New MexicoOct. 24, 1998 27 Chris Brown Montana Oct. 25, 2014 21 James Noble E.Washington Nov 5, 2005 19 Craig Young Dayton Nov 15, 1997 19 Craig Young Saint Mary’s Sep 26, 1998 20

Highest Average Gain Per Rush (10 Carries) Mark Rodgers South Dakota Nov. 6, 2010 David Mahr Old Dominion Oct. 9, 2010 Chris Brown Portland State Sep 20, 2014 Kristaan Ivory U. San Diego Aug. 31, 2013 Dan Nguyen Sonoma State Sep 24, 1994 Mike Allshouse CSNorthridge Nov 4, 1995 James Noble E.Washington Nov 5, 2005 Geno Randle No. Colorado Nov 13, 2004 Craig Young Dayton Nov 15, 1997 Brandon Shepard Idaho State Nov 15, 2003

carries carries carries carries carries carries carries carries carries carries

15-235 11-156 12-159 14-185 13-165 11-137 19-221 16-186 19-218 11-123

Most Rushing TDs Scored James Noble Idaho State . . . . . . . .Nov. 19, 2005 Craig Young Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 15, 1997 James Noble at Montana . . . . . . . .Nov. 26, 2005 Mike Allshouse at Sacramento State .Nov. 23, 1996 Jonathan Dally Northern Colorado . .Sept. 29, 2007 Kyle Lewis at Southern Utah . . . .Oct. 31, 2015 Anthony Garnett at So. Dakota State .Sept. 24, 2005 Antonio Warren Sacramento State . . .Nov. 22, 1997 Antonio Warren at Southern Utah . . . . .Oct. 7, 1995 Antonio Warren Western New Mexico .Oct. 24, 1998 Chris Peterson Humboldt State . . . . . .Nov. 9, 2002 Jeremy Konaris Savannah State . . . . .Nov. 18, 2006 Mike Allshouse Southern Utah . . . . . .Nov. 19, 1994 Seth Burford Sacramento State . . .Sept. 8, 2001 Jonathan Dally Iona . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 17, 2007 Jonathan Dally at South Dakota State Oct. 20, 2007 Ryan Mole Idaho State . . . . . . . . .Nov. 1, 2008 Jordan Yocum Saint Francis (Pa.) . . .Oct. 30, 2010 Andre Broadous E. Washington . . . . . .Nov. 12, 2011 Andre Broadous Central Oklahoma . . . .Oct. 8, 2011 Deonte Williams Northern Colorado . . .Oct. 13, 2012 Deonte Williams Idaho State . . . . . . . .Nov. 10, 2012 Deonte Wiliams UC Davis . . . . . . . . .Sept. 22, 2012 Chris Brown at UC Davis . . . . . . . . .Nov. 2, 2013 Kristaan Ivory U. San Diego . . . . . . .Aug. 31, 2013 Chris Brown at Idaho State . . . . . . .Nov. 8, 2014 Chris Brown at E. Washington . . . .Oct. 10, 2015 Kori Garcia Idaho State . . . . . . . . .Oct. 3, 2015

Longest Rush From Scrimmage Craig Young UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 3, 1998 Craig Young Saint Mary’s . . . . . . . .Oct.12, 1996 Craig Young Southern Utah . . . . . . . .Oct 2, 1999 Jono Grayson at So. Dakota State . .Oct. 18, 2008 Kamil Loud at San Francisco State Oct. 8, 1994 Kristaan Ivory U. San Diego . . . . . . .Aug. 31, 2013 Antonio Warren at Portland State . . . . .Oct.31, 1998 Dan Nguyen Sonoma State . . . . . .Sep 24, 1994 Jeremy Konaris UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 26, 2002

Most Consecutive 100-Yard Rushing Games Deonte Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2012 Antonio Warren (4-1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-96 James Noble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005 James Noble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006 Jake Romanelli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2011 Deonte Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2012

7. 3 3 3 10. 2

Craig Young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999 Jonathan Dally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008 Kori Garcia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2014 Seventeen times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-2015

1. 61 2. 49 49 49 5. 48 6. 47 7. 45 8. 44 44 10. 41

Most Passes Attempted Alli Abrew at Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 5, Mike Fisher UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 15, Mike Fisher Idaho State . . . . . . . . . .Sep 9, Seth Burford Northern Iowa . . . . . . .Nov 4, Mike Fisher at E. Washington . . . .Sep 10, Mike Fisher at Saint Mary’s . . . . . .Oct 28, Seth Burford Hofstra . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 28, Anthony Garnett at E. Washington . . . . .Nov 6, Mike Fisher at Sacramento State .Nov 12, Chris Peterson at UC Davis . . . . . . . . .Nov. 8,

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9.

34 31 29 28 26 26 25 24 23 23 23

PASSING

Most Passes Completed Seth Burford Northern Iowa . . . . . . .Nov 4, Alli Abrew at Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 5, Mike Fisher UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 15, Mike Fisher at Saint Mary’s . . . . . .Oct 28, Mike Fisher at Southern Utah . . . . . .Oct 7, Seth Burford Hofstra . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 28, Andy Jepson Sacramento St. . . . . .Nov 20, Mike Fisher at E. Washington . . . .Sep 10, Chris Peterson at UC Davis . . . . . . . . .Nov. 8, Mike Fisher Saint Mary’s . . . . . . . .Oct 29, Mike Fisher Idaho State . . . . . . . . . .Sep 9,

1996 1994 1995 2000 1994 1995 2000 2004 1994 2003

2000 1996 1994 1995 1995 2000 1999 1994 2003 1994 1995

Highest Percentage Passes Completed (10 Attempts) 84.6 Jonathan Dally Southern Utah Oct. 25, 2008 22-26 81.8 Chris Peterson Humboldt State Nov 22, 2003 9-11 81.2 Dano Graves Weber State Oct. 12, 2013 13-16 81.0 Chris Peterson Idaho State Nov 15, 2003 17-21 79.2 Tony Smith Saint Francis Oct. 30, 2010 19-24 78.6 Andre Broadous Old Dominion Oct. 9, 2010 11-14 76.9 Seth Burford W. New Mexico Oct 14, 2000 10-13 76.5 Alli Abrew W. New Mexico Sep 20, 1997 13-17 76.5 Chris Brown Southern Utah Oct. 4, 2014 13-17 10. 76.2 Chris Brown at So. Dakota St.Sept, 6,2014 16-21 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Most Passing Yards 1. 566 Seth Burford Northern Iowa . . . . . . .Nov 4, 2. 453 Jonathan Dally at Idaho State . . . . . .Oct. 27, 3. 410 Jonathan Dally Southern Utah . . . . . .Oct. 25, 410 Alli Abrew at Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 5, 5. 409 Mike Fisher UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 15, 6. 407 Tony Smith South Dakota . . . . . . .Nov 14, 7. 400 Mike Fisher Sacramento State . . . .Oct 21, 8. 390 Seth Burford Sacramento State . . .Sep 08, 9. 377 Anthony Garnett UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 30, 10. 341 Anthony Garnett at Eastern Washington .Nov 6,

2000 2007 2008 1996 1994 2009 1995 2001 2004 2004

Most Passing Yards Gained Per Attempt (10 Attempts) 21.7 Anthony Garnett Texas State Oct 16, 2004 15-326 18.9 Jonathan Dally at Idaho State Oct. 27, 2007 24-453 18.6 Seth Burford Sac.State Sep 8, 2001 21-390 17.6 Jonathan Dally at UC Davis Oct. 13, 2007 15-264 17.3 Mike Fisher at Sonoma St. Oct 14, 1995 12-208 16.4 Jonathan Dally Weber State Sept. 15, 2007 20-328 16.2 Jonathan Dally South Dakota Oct. 4, 2008 10-162 16.2 Andre Broadous No. Colorado Oct. 13, 2012 12-195 9. 15.8 Jonathan Dally Southern UtahOct. 25, 2008 26-410 10. 15.4 Alli Abrew W.NewMexico Sep 20, 1997 17-262 15.4 Alli Abrew Northern Iowa Oct 25, 1997 16-246 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Most Passing Yards Gained Per Completion (5 Completions) 1. 36.8 Seth Burford at Montana St.Sep 22, 2001 6-221 2. 33.8 John Mende Humboldt St. Sep 4, 2004 5-169 3. 32.7 Jonathan Dally No. Colorado Sept. 29, 2007 6-196 4. 30.0 Andre Broadous No. Arizona Nov. 17, 2012 6-180 5. 29.6 Anthony Garnett Texas State Oct 16, 2004 11-326 6. 28.3 Jonathan Dally at Idaho State Oct. 27, 2007 16-453 7. 28.2 Alli Abrew Southern Utah Oct.19, 1996 5-141 8. 27.9 Seth Burford Sac.State. Sep 8, 2001 14-390 9. 27.0 Jonathan Dally South Dakota Oct. 4, 2008 6-162 10. 26.4 Jonathan Dally at UC Davis Oct. 13, 2007 10-264


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Seth Burford passed for a school-record 2,672 yards in 2000 season.

Linebacker Jordan Beck was Cal Poly’s first Buck Buchanan Award winner.

Geno Randle ran for 770 and 773 yards in his two seasons at Cal Poly.

1. 5 2. 4 4 4 4 5. 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Individual -- Single Game

Most Touchdown Passes Jonathan Dally Weber State . . . . . . . .Sep 15, Jonathan Dally Southern Utah . . . . . .Oct. 25, Tony Smith South Dakota . . . . . . .Nov 14, Seth Burford at Montana State . . . .Sep 23, Jonathan Dally at Idaho State . . . . . . .Oct 27, Anthony Garnett Texas State . . . . . . . . .Oct 16, Anthony Garnett UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 30, Brandon Stott at Weber State . . . . . .Sep 23, Chad Henry Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov 21, Chris Peterson Humboldt State . . . . .Nov 22, Mike Fisher Cal State Northridge . .Nov 4, Mike Fisher Sonoma State . . . . . .Sep 24, Seth Burford Northern Iowa . . . . . .Nov 04, Seth Burford Sacramento State . . . .Sep 8, Jonathan Dally at UC Davis . . . . . . . . .Oct 13, Chris Brown Sacramento State . . . .Nov. 9,

Most Passes Had Intercepted Chris Peterson at Saint Mary’s . . . . . .Oct 19, Mike Fisher at Sacramento State .Nov 12, Mike Fisher Sacramento State . . . .Oct 21, Mike Fisher Humboldt State . . . . .Sep 17, Jonathan Dally Weber State . . . . . . .Nov. 29, Alli Abrew Weber State . . . . . . . .Sep.21, Anthony Garnett at Eastern Washington .Nov 6, Kevin Cooper at Hofstra . . . . . . . . . .Sep 25, Matt Brennan at San Jose State . . .Sep 23, Mike Fisher at Northern Arizona . . .Nov 5, Mike Fisher Montana State . . . . . .Sep 16, Seth Burford at Saint Mary’s . . . . . .Nov 24, Dano Graves Eastern Washington .Nov. 16,

Highest Passing Efficiency Rating (10 Attempts) 330.6 Anthony Garnett Texas State . . . . . . .Oct 16, 324.0 Chris Peterson Humboldt State . . .Nov 22, 303.1 Mike Fisher at Sonoma State . . .Oct 14, 302.5 Jonathan Dally at UC Davis . . . . . .Oct. 13, 301.8 Jonathan Dally Weber State . . . . . .Sep 15, 295.1 Jonathan Dally South Dakota . . . . . .Oct. 4, 294.0 Jonathan Dally at Idaho State . . . . .Oct 27, 293.2 Jonathan Dally Southern Utah . . . .Oct. 25, 285.5 Seth Burford Sacramento State . .Sep 8, 266.5 Andre Broadous Northern Colorado .Oct. 13,

1. 95 2. 89 89 4. 88 5. 87 6. 86 7. 85 85 8. 84 10. 83 1. 7 2. 4 4 4. 3 3 3 7. 2 2 2 2 2

1. 17 2. 15 3. 13 13 13 6. 12 12 12 9. 11 10. 10 10 10 10 10 10

Longest Seth Burford Anthony Garnett Chris Brown Anthony Garnett Alli Abrew Chris Peterson Seth Burford Jonathan Dally John Mende Doug Shumway

Pass Completion Sacramento State . . . .Sep. 8, at Eastern Washington Nov. 6, at So. Dakota State . .Sept. 6, Texas State . . . . . . . .Oct. 16, Western New Mexico Sep. 20, at Weber State Univ. . .Nov. 3, at UC Davis . . . . . . . .Oct. 20, at Idaho State . . . . . .Oct. 27, Humboldt State . . . . . .Sep. 4, Montana . . . . . . . . . .Sep. 11,

2007 2008 2009 2000 2007 2004 2004 1995 1998 2003 1995 1994 2000 2001 2007 2013

2002 1994 1995 1994 2008 1996 2004 1999 2006 1994 1995 2001 2013

2004 2003 1995 2007 2007 2008 2007 2008 2001 2012

2001 2004 2014 2004 1997 2001 2001 2007 2004 2010

Most Consecutive 200-Yard Passing Games Mike Fisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995 Mike Fisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Seth Burford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000 Seth Burford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001 Chris Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2003 Jonathan Dally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008 Alli Abrew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996 Alli Abrew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997 Chad Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998 Anthony Garnett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004 Andre Broadous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2010 RECEIVING

Most Passes Caught Kassim Osgood Northern Iowa . . . . . . .Nov 4, 2000 Kassim Osgood Hofstra . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 28, 2000 Kassim Osgood Youngstown State . . .Nov 18, 2000 Ryan Thomas at Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 5, 1996 Dominique JohnsonSouth Dakota . . . . . . .Nov 14, 2009 Jon Peck at UC Davis . . . . . . . .Nov 11, 1995 Kamil Loud at Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 5, 1996 Ramses Barden Southern Utah . . . . . .Oct. 25, 2008 Kamil Loud at Saint Mary’s . . . . . .Oct 28, 1995 Adam Herzing at Northern Iowa . . . .Nov 17, 2001 Adam Herzing Southern Utah . . . . . . .Oct 13, 2001 AnthonyRandolph at Eastern Washington .Nov 6, 2004 Darrell Jones Northern Colorado . . .Nov 13, 2004 Hitoshi Ono at Southern Utah . . . . . .Oct 7, 1995 Ramses Barden at Idaho State . . . . . . .Oct 27, 2007

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376 273 268 254 219 217 216 207 203 200 200

Most Yards Receiving Kassim Osgood Northern Iowa Nov 4, 2000 Dominique JohnsonSouth Dakota Nov 14, 2009 Ramses Barden at Idaho State Oct 27, 2007 Kamil Loud Sac.State Oct 21, 1995 Ramses Barden Weber State Sep 15, 2007 Ramses Barden Southern Utah Oct. 25, 2008 Adam Herzing Sac.State Sep 8, 2001 Ramses Barden at Texas State Sep 1, 2007 Jon Peck at UC Davis Nov 11, 1995 Ramses Barden at Sac.State Sep 16, 2006 Ryan Thomas at Idaho Oct. 5, 1996

17 rec. 13 rec. 10 rec. 8 rec. 9 rec. 12 rec. 6 rec. 8 rec. 12 rec. 9 rec. 13 rec.

Highest Average Gain Per Reception (3 Receptions) 1. 42.3 Cole Stanford No. Arizona Nov. 17, 2012 3-127 2. 42.0 Ben Winter W.New Mexico Sep 20, 1997 4-168 42.0 Willie Tucker at UC Davis Nov. 14, 2015 3-126 4. 39.5 Ramses Barden No. Colorado Sep 29, 2007 4-158 5. 38.5 Tre’dale Tolver at Idaho State Oct 27, 2007 4-154 6. 37.8 Darrell Jones Humboldt St. Sep 04, 2004 4-151 7. 37.3 Adam Herzing at Montana St.Sep 22, 2001 3-112 8. 36.8 Adam Herzing at Weber St. Nov 3, 2001 4-147 9. 36.0 Adam Herzing Sac.State Sep 8, 2001 6-216 10. 35.3 Kamil Loud UC Davis Nov. 2, 1996 3-106 1. 5 2. 4 3. 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

1. 95 2. 89 89 4. 88 5. 87 6. 86 7. 85 85 9. 84 10. 83 1. 5 2. 4 4 4 5. 3 6. 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

1. 67 2. 63 61 4. 57 5. 53 53 53 53 9. 52 52 52 52 52

1. 572 2. 546 3. 450 4. 440 5. 421 6. 409 7. 402 8. 400 9. 393 10. 386

Most TD Receptions Dominique JohnsonSouth Dakota . . . . . . .Nov 14, Ramses Barden Weber State . . . . . . . .Sep 15, Adam Herzing Southern Utah . . . . . . .Oct 13, Ben Winter Western New Mexico .Sep 20, Kamil Loud Sacramento State . . . .Oct 21, Kamil Loud at Weber State . . . . . .Sep 23, Ramses Barden at UC Davis . . . . . . . . .Oct 13, Ramses Barden at Idaho State . . . . . . .Oct 27, Ramses Barden South Dakota . . . . . . . .Oct. 4, Willie Tucker at UC Davis . . . . . . . .Nov. 14,

Longest Pass Reception Adam Herzing Sacramento State . . . .Sep 8, Darrell Jones at Eastern Washington .Nov 6, Roland Jackson at South Dakota State Sept. 6, Darrell Jones Texas State . . . . . . . . .Oct 16, Ben Winter Western New Mexico .Sep 20, Adam Herzing at Weber State Univ. . .Nov 3, Darrell Jones at UC Davis . . . . . . . . .Oct 20, Ramses Barden at Idaho State . . . . . . .Oct 27, Darrell Jones Humboldt State . . . . . .Sep 4, David Mahr Montana . . . . . . . . . .Sep. 11,

2009 2007 2001 1997 1995 1995 2007 2007 2008 2015

2001 2004 2014 2004 1997 2001 2001 2007 2004 2010

Most Consecutive 100-Yard Receiving Games Kassim Osgood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000 Kamil Loud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995 Ramses Barden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007 Ramses Barden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008 Darrell Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004 Kamil Loud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995 Kamil Loud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996 Kamil Loud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996 Adam Herzing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002 Jonah Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004 Ramses Barden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006 Ramses Barden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007 Willie Tucker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2013 TOTAL OFFENSE

Most Total Offense Plays Alli Abrew at Idaho Oct. 5, 1996 6 rush,61 pass Seth Burford No. Iowa Nov 4, 2000 14 rush,49 pass Chris Brown at Idaho St. Nov. 8, 2014 39 rush,22 pass Mike Fisher UC Davis Oct 15, 1994 8 rush,49 pass Chris Peterson UC Davis Oct 26, 2002 26 rush,27 pass Mike Fisher at St. Mary’s Oct 28, 1995 6 rush,47 pass Seth Burford Hofstra Oct 28, 2000 8 rush,45 pass Jonathan Dally Weber State N. 29, 2008 23 rush, 30 pass Anthony Garnett at E.Wash. Nov 6, 2004 8 rush,44 pass Chris Peterson at UC Davis Nov. 8, 2003 11 rush,41 pass Mike Fisher Idaho State Sep 9, 1995 3 rush,49 pass Seth Burford So. Utah Oct 13, 2001 16 rush,36 pass Andre Broadous So. Utah Oct. 16, 2010 21 rush, 31 pass Most Total Offense Yards Gained Jonathan Dally at Idaho St. Oct 27, 2007 119 rush,453 pass Seth Burford No. Iowa Nov 4, 2000 20 rush,566 pass Jonathan Dally Southern Utah Oct 25, 2008 40 rush, 410 pass Mike Fisher UC Davis Oct 15, 1994 31 rush,409 pass Seth Burford Sac.State Sep 8, 2001 31 rush,390 pass Anthony Garnett UC Davis Oct 30, 2004 32 rush,377 pass Tony Smith South Dakota Nov 14, 2009 -5 rush, 407 pass Anthony Garnett Texas State Oct 16, 2004 74 rush,326 pass Alli Abrew at Idaho Oct. 5, 1996 17 rush,410 pass Mike Fisher Sac.State Oct 21, 1995 14 rush,400 pass


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

13.6 13.2 13.1 13.0 12.2 12.0 12.0 8. 11.8 9. 11.7 10. 11.4

Ben Cobian was a stalwart on Cal Poly offensive line from 2001-04.

Kamil Loud caught 169 passes for 3,124 yards in Mustang career.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

376 318 298 287 286 285 282 273 268 265

Linebacker Kurt Rubin recorded 315 career tackles at Cal Poly.

Individual -- Single Game

Highest Average Gain Per Play (20 Plays) Mike Fisher CSNorthridge Nov 4, 1995 21-286 Jonathan Dally Southern Utah Oct. 25, 2008 34-450 Andre Broadous No. Colorado Oct. 13, 2012 20-263 Jonathan Dally at UC Davis Oct 13, 2007 27-352 Jonathan Dally at Idaho State Oct 27, 2007 47-572 Brandon Stott E.Washington Nov 18, 1995 28-337 Chris Brown at UC Davis Nov. 14, 2015 26-308 Brandon Stott at Weber State Sep 23, 1995 23-271 Jonathan Dally Weber State Sep 15, 2007 29-340 Anthony Garnett Texas State Oct 16, 2004 35-400 ALL-PURPOSE

Most All-Purpose Yards Gained Kassim Osgood Northern Iowa . . . . . . .Nov 4, Darrell Jones at UC Davis . . . . . . . . .Oct 20, Craig Young Saint Mary’s . . . . . . . .Oct.12, Ryan Steen at E. Washington . . . .Sep 10, Craig Young Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov 15, Darrell Jones Humboldt State . . . . . .Sep 4, Kamil Loud Sacramento State . . . .Oct 21, Dominique JohnsonSouth Dakota . . . . . . .Nov. 14, Ramses Barden at Idaho State . . . . . . .Oct 27, Mike Allshouse at Sacramento State . .Nov.23,

2000 2001 1996 1994 1997 2004 1995 2009 2007 1996

1. 41 2. 39 39 39 5. 38 6. 37 7. 36 8. 34 9. 33 10. 32 32

Most All-Purpose Attempts James Noble at Montana . . . . . . . . .Nov 26, 2005 Craig Young at Youngstown State . .Oct 16, 1999 Mike Allshouse at Sacramento State . .Nov.23, 1996 Chris Brown at Idaho State . . . . . . .Nov. 8, 2014 Craig Young Montana State . . . . . .Sep 18, 1999 Jake Romanelli E. Washington . . . . . .Nov. 12, 2011 Kristaan Ivory at Portland State . . .Sept. 26, 2013 Antonio Warren Sacramento State . . . .Oct 21, 1995 Craig Young Southern Utah . . . . . . . .Oct 2, 1999 Craig Young Sacramento St. . . . . .Nov 20, 1999 Andre Broadous E. Washington . . . . . .Nov. 12, 2011

1. 30 30 3. 26 4. 24 24 24 24 24 24 10. 18

Most Points Scored James Noble Idaho State . . . . . . . . .Nov 19, Dominique JohnsonSouth Dakota . . . . . . .Nov 14, Mike Allshouse at Sacramento State . .Nov.23, Craig Young Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov 15, James Noble at Montana . . . . . . . . .Nov 26, Kamil Loud Sacramento State . . . .Oct 21, Jonathan Dally Northern Colorado . . .Sep 29, Ramses Barden Weber State . . . . . . . .Sep 15, Kyle Lewis at Southern Utah . . . .Oct. 31, Thirty-three times

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SCORING

Most Touchdowns Scored James Noble Idaho State . . . . . . . . .Nov 19, Dominique JohnsonSouth Dakota . . . . . . .Nov 14, Craig Young Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov 15, James Noble at Montana . . . . . . . . .Nov 26, Kamil Loud Sacramento State . . . .Oct 21, Mike Allshouse at Sacramento State . .Nov.23, Ramses Barden Weber State . . . . . . . .Sep 15, Jonathan Dally Northern Colorado . . .Sep 29, Kyle Lewis at Southern Utah . . . .Oct. 31, Thirty-three times KICKING

2005 2009 1996 1997 2005 1995 2007 2007 2015 2005 2009 1997 2005 1995 1996 2007 2007 2015

Most Extra Points Made by Kicking Andrew Gardner at UC Davis . . . . . . . . .Oct 13, 2007 Andrew Gardner Southern Utah . . . . . .Oct. 25, 2008 Bobby Zalud Idaho State . . . . . . . .Nov. 10, 2012 Byungwoo Yoon Humboldt State . . . . .Nov 22, 2003 Andrew Gardner Northern Colorado . .Sept. 29, 2007 Bobby Zalud Northern Colorado . . .Oct. 13, 2012 Zach Schottenfeld at Sacramento State .Oct. 18, 2014 Fourteen times

Most Extra Points Attempted by Kicking Andrew Gardner Southern Utah . . . . . .Oct. 25, 2008 Andrew Gardner at UC Davis . . . . . . . . .Oct 20, 2007 Bobby Zalud Idaho State . . . . . . . .Nov. 10, 2012 Andrew Gardner at UC Davis . . . . . . . .Oct. 20, 2007 Byungwoo Yoon at Sacramento State .Nov 20, 2004 Byungwoo Yoon Humboldt State . . . . .Nov 22, 2003 Navid Niakan Sacramento State . . . .Sep 8, 2001 Nick Coromelas Savannah State . . . . .Nov 18, 2006 Bobby Zalud Northern Colorado . . .Oct. 13, 2012 Zach Schottenfeld at Sacramento State .Oct. 18, 2014 Stephen Pyle Idaho State . . . . . . . . .Oct. 3, 2015

1. 16 2. 14 14 14 5. 13 13 13 8. 12 9. 11 11 11 11 11 11

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1. 4 4 4 4. 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

1. 54 2. 53 3. 51 51 5. 50 50 7. 49 49 49 49 49

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12 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

490 405 391 388 388 387 380 372 371 364

Most Points Scored by Kicking Navid Niakan at Weber State Univ. . .Nov 3, 2001 Navid Niakan Weber State . . . . . . . .Nov 23, 2002 Navid Niakan Northern Iowa . . . . . .Sep 28, 2002 Jake West Old Dominion . . . . . . . .Oct. 9, 2010 James Tuthill Western Montana . . . . .Sep 2, 1995 Nick Coromelas North Dakota State . . . .Oct 8, 2005 Bobby Zalud Portland State . . . . . .Oct. 20, 2012 James Tuthill at CS Northridge . . . . .Oct 22, 1994 Seth Lewis Northern Iowa . . . . . . .Nov 4, 2000 Seth Lewis Saint Mary’s . . . . . . . . .Oct 7, 2000 James Langford at South Alabama . . .Nov. 19, 2011 James Langford at North Dakota . . . . .Oct. 22, 2011 James Langford at Montana . . . . . . . .Sept. 10, 2011 Bobby Zalud U. San Diego . . . . . . .Sept. 1, 2012 Most Field Goals Attempted James Tuthill at UC Davis . . . . . . . .Nov 11, Navid Niakan Weber State . . . . . . . .Nov 23, Navid Niakan Northern Iowa . . . . . .Sep 28, Nick Coromelas Southern Utah . . . . . .Nov 12, Navid Niakan at Weber State Univ. . .Nov 3, Navid Niakan Northern Arizona . . . . .Sep 7, Nick Coromelas at San Diego State . . .Oct 28, Sal Rivas at Saint Mary’s . . . . . .Nov 13, Twenty-five times

1995 2002 2002 2005 2001 2002 2006 1999

Most Field Goals Made Navid Niakan at Weber State . . . . . .Nov 3, 2001 Navid Niakan Weber State . . . . . . . .Nov 23, 2002 Navid Niakan Northern Iowa . . . . . .Sep 28, 2002 James Tuthill at CSNorthridge . . . . .Oct 22, 1994 James Tuthill Western Montana . . . . .Sep2, 1995 James Tuthill Idaho State . . . . . . . . . .Sep 9, 1995 Nick Coromelas at Montana . . . . . . . . . .Nov 4, 2006 Nick Coromelas North Dakota State . . . .Oct 8, 2005 Nick Coromelas at San Diego State . . .Oct 28, 2006 Sal Rivas at Saint Mary’s . . . . . .Nov 13, 1999 Seth Lewis Northern Iowa . . . . . . .Nov 4, 2000 Jake West Old Dominion . . . . . . . .Oct. 9, 2010 James Langford at North Dakota . . . . .Oct. 22, 2011 James Langford at Montana . . . . . . . .Sept. 10, 2011 Bobby Zalud Portland State . . . . . .Oct. 20, 2012

Longest Field Goal Made Alan Beilke at Western Illinois . . . .Oct.26, 1996 Bobby Zalud Yale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 5, 2013 Bobby Zalud at Eastern Washington Nov. 3, 2012 Bobby Zalud at Wyoming . . . . . . .Sept. 15, 2012 Alan Beilke at Montana State . . . . .Nov 8, 1997 James Langford at Montana . . . . . . . .Sept. 10, 2011 Nick Coromelas Southern Utah . . . . . .Nov 12, 2005 Nick Coromelas Fort Lewis . . . . . . . . . .Sep 2, 2006 Bobby Zalud Portland State . . . . . .Oct. 20, 2012 James Langford Central Oklahoma . . . .Oct. 8, 2011 Alex Vega at Montana . . . . . . . . .Sept. 5, 2015 PUNTING

Most Punts Jory Hoffman at Montana . . . . . . . . . .Oct 1, 1994 Gilbert Rocha at Akron . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 11, 2003 Mike Williams at Montana . . . . . . . . .Sep.14, 1996 Paul Hundley at San Diego State . . .Sept. 3, 2011 Alan Beilke at UC Davis . . . . . . . . .Sept 6 1997 Dale Rogers Hofstra . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 28, 2000 Dale Rogers at Montana . . . . . . . .Sep 16, 2000 Gilbert Rocha at UC Davis . . . . . . . . .Nov. 8, 2003 Gilbert Rocha at Univ. of Montana . . . .Oct 4, 2003 Jory Hoffman at Eastern WashingtonSep 10, 1994 Nick Coromelas at Montana . . . . . . . . . .Nov 4, 2006 Sal Rivas Montana . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov 6, 1999 Paul Hundley at Fresno State . . . . .Sept. 7, 2013 Most Yards Punting Jory Hoffman at Montana Oct 1, 1994 Gilbert Rocha at Akron Oct 11, 2003 Alan Beilke at UC Davis Sept 6 1997 Tim Chicoine at UC Davis Oct 29, 2005 Tim Chicoine at Troy Sep 3, 2005 Paul Hundley at S.Diego St. Sept. 3, 2011 Paul Hundley at Fresno St. Sept. 7, 2013 Gilbert Rocha at No. Arizona Sep 27, 2003 Mike Williams at Montana Sep.14, 1996 Gilbert Rocha at Idaho State Nov 16, 2002

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6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Gilbert Rocha holds school record for most punts downed inside 20.

James Tuthill kicked for five teams in the National Football League.

53.0 49.5 49.0 48.5 48.5 48.3 48.2 48.0 47.8 47.7 47.7

1. 6 2. 5 5 5 5. 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Highest Average Yards Per Punt (3 Punts) Paul Hundley at Colorado St. Sept. 14, 2013 Gilbert Rocha at Toledo Aug 29, 2002 Paul Hundley at So.Alabama Nov. 19, 2011 Tim Chicoine at UC Davis Oct 29, 2005 Tim Chicoine at Troy Sep 3, 2005 Elias Stokes at No. Arizona Sept. 27, 2014 Tim Chicoine E. Washington Nov 5, 2005 Tim Chicoine Sacramento St. Sep 10, 2005 Paul Hundley Yale Oct. 5, 2013 Harlan Prather Idaho State Nov. 1, 2008 Stephen Pyle at Montana St. Sept. 26, 2015

5-265 6-297 3-147 8-388 8-388 3-145 4-193 4-192 4-191 3-143 3-143

Most Punts Downed Inside 20 Gilbert Rocha at Montana . . . . . . . . . .Oct 4, Brett Baker Cal State Northridge .Nov 10, Tim Chicoine at North Dakota State .Oct 23, Tim Chicoine at Weber State . . . . . . .Sep 9, Gilbert Rocha at Akron . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 11, Nick Coromelas UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 7, Nick Coromelas at San Jose State . . .Sep 23, Tim Chicoine at Eastern Washington .Nov 6, Tim Chicoine at UC Davis . . . . . . . . .Oct 29, Harlan Prather South Dakota State . . . .Oct 3, Bobby Zalud at Montana . . . . . . . . .Oct. 19,

2003 2001 2004 2006 2003 2006 2006 2004 2005 2009 2013

1. 73 2. 71 3. 70 70 5. 69 6. 65 7. 64 8. 63 9. 62 62 62 62 62

Longest Punt Paul Hundley at Colorado State . . .Sept. 14, Dale Rogers Hofstra . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 28, Jory Hoffman at Cal State Northridge Oct 22, Nick Coromelas at San Jose State . . .Sep 23, Gilbert Rocha at UTEP . . . . . . . . . . . .Sep 6, Gilbert Rocha at Northern Arizona . .Sep 27, Dale Rogers Saint Mary’s . . . . . . . . .Oct 7, Gilbert Rocha Northern Iowa . . . . . .Sep 28, Alan Beilke at Montana . . . . . . . . .Sep 19, Brett Baker at Weber State Univ. . .Nov 3, Tim Chicoine at Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sep 3, Bobby Zalud at Wyoming . . . . . . .Sept. 15, Paul Hundley Eastern Washington .Nov. 16,

2013 2000 1994 2006 2003 2003 2000 2002 1998 2001 2005 2012 2013

1. 89 89 3. 79 4. 77 5. 76 6. 69 7. 59 59 9. 54 10. 54

Longest Punt Return Darrell Jones South Dakota State . . . .Oct 2, Tre’dale Tolver at Texas State . . . . . . .Sep 1, Darrell Jones Humboldt State . . . . . .Nov 9, Darrell Jones Saint Mary’s . . . . . . . .Oct 18, Darrell Jones Idaho State . . . . . . . . .Nov 15, Darrell Jones Montana State . . . . . .Sep 20, Tre’dale Tolver Iona . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov 17, Asa Jackson Dixie State . . . . . . . . .Oct 24, Asa Jackson at San Jose State . . .Sept 26, Kellen Moriarty at South Dakota . . . . .Nov. 6,

2004 2007 2002 2003 2003 2003 2007 2009 2009 2010

1. 6 6 3. 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 10. 4

Nick Coromelas handled virtually all kicking duties for Cal Poly in 2006.

Individual -- Single Game

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131 121 114 108 105 91 89 85 82 79

PUNT RETURNS

Most Punt Returns Darrell Jones at Montana . . . . . . . . . .Oct 4, 2003 Tredale Tolver at UC Davis . . . . . . . . .Oct 29, 2005 Darrell Jones Cal State Northridge .Nov 10, 2001 Darrell Jones Idaho State . . . . . . . . .Nov 15, 2003 Darrell Jones at Akron . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 11, 2003 Darrell Jones at Alcorn State . . . . . .Oct 27, 2001 Darrell Jones Montana State . . . . . .Sep 20, 2003 Ed Wynn Northern Iowa . . . . . . .Oct 25, 1997 Kenny Chicoine UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 7, 2006 Twenty-nine times

Most Punt Return Yards Darrell Jones South Dakota St. Oct 2, 2004 4 returns Darrell Jones Humboldt St. Nov 9, 2002 4 returns Darrell Jones Saint Mary’s Oct 18, 2003 4 returns Darrell Jones Montana State Sep 20, 2003 5 returns Tre’dale TolverIona Nov 17, 2007 4 returns Darrell Jones Idaho State Nov 15, 2003 5 returns Tre’dale Tolverat Texas State Sep 1, 2007 1 return Ed Wynn W. Montana Sep 13, 1997 4 returns Darrell Jones Humboldt State Sep 4, 2004 4 returns Ed Wynn Sacramento St. Nov 22, 1997 4 returns

Highest Average Gain Per Punt Return (2 Returns) 37.5 Ed Wynn at Weber State Sep 23, 1995 2-75 32.8 Darrell Jones South Dakota St. Oct 2, 2004 4-131 30.5 Asa Jackson E. Washington Nov. 12, 2011 2-61 30.2 Darrell Jones Humboldt State Nov 9, 2002 4-121 28.5 Darrell Jones Saint Mary’s Oct 18, 2003 4-114 28.0 Ryan Thomas Saint Mary’s Oct 29, 1994 2-56

7. 26.2 Tre’dale TolverIona 8. 26.0 Ryan Steen Sonoma State 26.0 Asa Jackson North Dakota 10. 24.3 Darrell Jones at UC Davis 1. 98 2. 96 3. 94 94 5. 76 6. 74 7. 69 8. 65 9. 58 58 1. 2. 3. 4.

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203 178 161 151 147 141 140 133 130 129

KICKOFF RETURNS

4-105 2-52 3-78 3-73

Longest Kick Return Darrell Jones at Southern Utah . . . . .Oct 12, Darrell Jones Northern Arizona . . . . .Sep 7, Darrell Jones at Weber State . . . . . . .Nov 3, Alex Hubbard at Northern Colorado .Nov. 23, Alex Hubbard Sacramento State . . . .Nov. 9, Ed Wynn Saint Mary’s . . . . . . . .Oct.12, Kaaron ConwrightIdaho State . . . . . . . . . .Sep 9, Mark Rodgers at Texas State . . . . . .Sep. 18, Ed Wynn Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov 21, Ryan Mole Weber State . . . . . . .Nov. 29, Most Kick Returns Ryan Steen at E. Washington . . . .Sep 10, James Noble at North Dakota State .Nov 11, Jono Grayson at Weber State . . . . . .Nov 21, Ed Wynn at Montana State . . . . .Nov. 9, Ryan Steen at Montana . . . . . . . . . .Oct 1, Ryan Mole North Dakota State . .Nov 10, Jono Grayson South Dakota . . . . . . .Nov 14, Mark Rodgers Fresno State . . . . . . . .Oct. 2, Darrell Jones at Toledo . . . . . . . . . . .Aug 29, Darrell Jones at Saint Mary’s . . . . . .Oct 19, Ed Wynn at Portland State . . . . .Oct.31,

Most Ryan Steen Mark Rodgers James Noble Ryan Mole Jono Grayson Darrell Jones Ed Wynn Mark Rodgers Darrell Jones Mark Rodgers

2002 2002 2001 2013 2013 1996 1995 2010 1998 2008 1994 2006 2009 1996 1994 2007 2009 2010 2002 2002 1998

Kick Return Yards at E.Washington Sep 10, 1994 10 Fresno State Oct. 2, 2010 7 at N. Dakota St. Nov 11, 2006 9 Weber State Nov. 29, 2008 5 at Weber State Nov 21, 2009 8 at Southern Utah Oct 12, 2002 3 at Portland State Oct.31, 1998 6 at San Diego St. Sept. 3, 2011 5 at Weber State Nov 3, 2001 4 Montana Sep. 11, 2010 5

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Highest Average Gain Per Kick Return (2 Returns) 47.0 Darrell Jones at Southern Utah Oct 12, 2002 3-141 42.7 Alex Hubbard at No. Colorado Nov. 23, 2013 3-128 41.5 Asa Jackson at UC Davis Nov. 5, 2011 2-83 40.3 Kaaron ConwrightIdaho State Sep 9, 1995 3-121 38.3 Ed Wynn Liberty Nov 21, 1998 3-115 37.5 Eric Gardley Humboldt State Sep. 4, 2010 2-75 36.5 Chris Nicholls No. Colorado Oct. 13, 2012 2-73 33.0 Michael Chowtham at Idaho Sep 8, 2007 2-66 32.5 Darrell Jones at Weber State Nov 3, 2001 4-130 32.0 Mark Rodgers at Texas State Sep. 18, 2010 4-128 90 75 58 41 40 39 38 33 32 30 20

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Nov 17, 2007 Sep 24, 1994 Oct. 23, 2010 Oct 20, 2001

90 75 58 41 40 39 38 33 32 30

FUMBLE RETURNS

Longest Fumble Return David Fullerton Southern Utah . . . . . .Oct. 25, Justin Reece at Southern Utah . . . . .Nov 3, Nick Dzubnar at Sacramento State .Oct. 27, Jordan Beck at UC Davis . . . . . . . . .Nov. 8, James Lombardi at Idaho State . . . . . . .Sep. 7, Kyle Shotwell at Idaho State . . . . . . .Sep 11, Ken Pohl Northern Iowa . . . . . . .Oct 25, Mark Restelli at Texas State . . . . . .Seop 1, Kenny Jackson Dixie State . . . . . . . . .Oct 24, Raj Thompson at Saint Mary’s . . . . . .Oct 19, Jordan Beck at Alcorn State . . . . . .Oct 27, Most Fumble Returns Fifty-seven times

Most Fumble Return Yards David Fullerton Southern Utah Oct. 25, 2008 Justin Reece at Southern Utah Nov 3, 2007 Nick Dzubnar No. Colorado Oct. 13, 2012 Jordan Beck at UC Davis Nov. 8, 2003 James Lombardi at Idaho State Sep. 7, 1996 Kyle Shotwell at Idaho State Sep 11, 2004 Ken Pohl Northern Iowa Oct 25, 1997 Mark Restelli at Texas State Sep 1, 2007 Kenny Jackson Dixie State Oct 24, 2009 Raj Thompson at Saint Mary’s Oct 19, 2002

2008 2007 2012 2003 1996 2004 1997 2007 2009 2002 2001 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0

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Individual -- Single Game

INTERCEPTION RETURNS

Longest Interception Return 1. 100 Asa Jackson South Dakota State .Sept. 17, 2011 2. 95 David Fullerton Iona . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov 17, 2007 3. 79 Vaughn Jarrett at Montana State . . . .Sep 22, 2001 4. 75 Vaughn Jarrett Montana State . . . . . .Sep 18, 1999 5. 73 Karl Ivory at North Dakota State .Oct 23, 2004 6. 71 David Richardson Sacramento State . . .Sep 13, 2003 7. 68 Kenny Chicoine at Sacramento State .Nov 20, 2004 8. 65 Kyle Shotwell Savannah State . . . . .Nov 18, 2006 65 Mark Cordes North Dakota State . .Nov 10, 2007 60 Greg Francis at Ohio . . . . . . . . . . .Sept 19, 2009

David “Doc” Richardson played for Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL.

Mark Davis intercepted 17 passes in his Mustang football career.

1. 3 3 3 3 5. 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1. 2. 3. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

119 104 100 95 79 73 71 65 65 9. 60 10. 59 11. 57

Aaron Williams played strong safety for Cal Poly in early 2000s.

Most Interception Returns David Lombardi Sacramento State . . . .Oct 21, JonathanTrotter Sonoma State . . . . . .Sep 24, Kiko Griffin at Montana . . . . . . . . .Sep.14, B.J. Nard at Montana . . . . . . . . .Sept. 5, Andy Nicholson at Idaho State . . . . . . .Sep. 7, Brett Baker Cal State Northridge .Nov 10, Courtney Brown Idaho State . . . . . . . . .Nov 19, Courtney Brown Sacramento State . . .Sep 10, David Brown Cal State Northridge . .Nov 4, David Richardson Humboldt State . . . . . .Nov 9, David Richardson Saint Mary’s . . . . . . . .Oct 18, Isaac Dixon at UC Davis . . . . . . . . .Oct 20, James Lombardi Eastern Washington . .Nov 18, Kenny Chicoine Savannah State . . . . .Nov 18, Kenny Chicoine at Sacramento State .Nov 20, Kenny Chicoine South Dakota State . . . .Oct 2, Kiko Griffin at UC Davis . . . . . . . . .Sept 6 Kurt Rubin Northern Iowa . . . . . . .Nov 4, Randy Samuel at Sacramento State .Sep 16, Vaughn Jarrett at Alcorn State . . . . . .Oct 27, Vaughn Jarrett Montana State . . . . . .Sep 18, Vaughn Jarrett at Montana State . . . .Sep 22, Greg Francis at South Dakota State Oct. 18, Kennith Jackson Idaho State . . . . . . . .Nov. 10, Nico Molino at North Dakota . . . .Sept. 29,

1995 1994 1996 2015 1996 2001 2005 2005 1995 2002 2003 2001 1995 2006 2004 2004 1997 2000 2006 2001 1999 2001 2008 2012 2012

Most Interception Return Yards Kenny Chicoine at Sac.State . . .Nov 20, 2004 2 Vaughn Jarrett Montana State .Sep 18, 1999 2 Asa Jackson So. Dakota St. Sep 17, 2011 1 David Fullerton Iona . . . . . . . . . .Nov 17, 2007 1 Vaughn Jarrett at Montana St. .Sep 22, 2001 2 Karl Ivory at N.Dakota St. .Oct 23, 2004 1 David Richardson Sac. State . . . . .Sep 13, 2003 1 Kyle Shotwell Savannah State Nov 18, 2006 0 Mark Cordes No. Dakota St. .Nov 10, 2007 1 Greg Francis at Ohio . . . . . . .Sept 19, 2009 1 Kenny Chicoine at UC Davis . . . .Oct 29, 2005 1 JonathanTrotter Sonoma State . .Sep 24, 1994 3

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Highest Average Gain Per Interception Return (2 Returns) 1. 59.5 Kenny Chicoine at Sac.State Nov 20, 2004 2-119 2. 52.0 Vaughn Jarrett Montana State Sep 18, 1999 2-104 3. 39.5 Vaughn Jarrett at Montana St. Sep 22, 2001 2-79 4. 24.5 Isaac Dixon at UC Davis Oct 20, 2001 2-49 5. 22.5 Brett Baker CS Northridge Nov 10, 2001 2-45 6. 19.0 JonathanTrotter Sonoma State Sep 24, 1994 3-57 7. 17.7 David Lombardi Sac.State Oct 21, 1995 3-53 8. 17.0 Kenny Chicoine So.Dakota St. Oct 2, 2004 2-34 9. 16.5 Greg Francis at So. Dakota St. Oct. 18, 2008 2-33 10. 13.5 Kennith Jackson Idaho State Nov 10, 2022 2-27 1. 2. 3. 4.

23 22 20 19 19 6. 18 18 18 18 18

DEFENSE

Most Tackles Jordan Beck at Montana Oct 4, 2003 10-13 Jordan Beck at E. Washington Nov 6, 2004 18-4 Kyle Shotwell at Texas State Dec 3, 2005 3-17 Nick Dzubnar at Sacramento St. Oct. 18, 2014 5-14 Nick Dzubnar at So. Dakota St. Sept. 6, 2014 5-14 Jordan Beck Texas State Oct 16, 2004 10-8 Osbaldo Orozco W. Montana Sep 13, 1997 5-13 Vic Greco Youngstown St. Nov 18, 2000 7-11 Nick Dzubnar Montana State Nov. 1, 2014 12-6 Nick Dzubnar UC Davis Nov. 15, 2014 7-11

1. 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 6. 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0

Most Kyle Shotwell Matt Panziera Billy Beltz Chris Gocong Chris Gocong Brian Pearsall Chris Gocong Chris Gocong Ken Pohl Martin Cano Matt Chachere Matt Panziera Ryan Turner Steve Prejean Ryan Shotwell Ryan Shotwell Kyle Murphy Sullivan Grosz

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Quarterback Sacks at San Diego St. Oct 28, 2006 at Southern Utah Oct 7, 1995 Montana Sept.1, 2001 at No. Colorado Oct 1, 2005 Southern Utah Nov 12, 2005 Saint Mary’s Oct 29, 1994 at Sac.State Nov 20, 2004 at Montana Nov 26, 2005 at Saint Mary’s Sep 27, 1997 Saint Mary’s Oct 29, 1994 Saint Mary’s Oct 18, 2003 at Saint Mary’s Oct 28, 1995 at Southern Utah Oct 7, 1995 at Youngstown St. Oct 16, 1999 at So. Dakota St. Oct. 18, 2008 Southern Utah Oct. 17, 2009 So. Dakota State Sep 17, 2011 Northern Colorado Oct. 13, 2012

Most Tackles For Loss 1. 7.0 Steve Prejean W. New Mexico Oct 24, 1998 2. 5.5 Billy Beltz Montana Sept.1, 2001 3. 5.0 Andrew Parkinson Saint Mary’s Oct.12, 1996 5.0 Kyle Shotwell at San Diego St. Oct 28, 2006 5. 4.5 Chris White Savannah State Nov 18, 2006 6. 4.0 Alex Garwood Montana State Sep 16, 1995 4.0 Billy Beltz at CS Northridge Nov 11, 2000 4.0 Brett Sagaser Southern Utah Oct.19, 1996 4.0 Chris Gocong at Montana Nov 26, 2005 4.0 Chris Rainey W. New Mexico Sep 20, 1997 4.0 John Hewitt Western Montana Sep 13, 1997 4.0 Jordan Beck at Alcorn State Oct 27, 2001 4.0 Kyle Shotwell at Sac.State Sep 16, 2006 4.0 Martin Cano Saint Mary’s Oct 29, 1994 4.0 Rico Felice Saint Mary’s Oct.12, 1996 4.0 Ron Maden at CS Northridge Oct 22, 1994 4.0 Steve Prejean at UC Davis Oct 23, 1999 4.0 Wade Green at Montana State Sep 22, 2001 4.0 Sullivan Grosz South Dakota State Sep 17, 2011 1.

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7-0 5-1 5-0 5-0 4-0 4-0 4-0 4-0 4-0 4-0 4-0 4-0 3-0 4-0 4-0 4-0 4-0 4-0 4-0

Most Fumbles Forced Chris Gocong Idaho State . . . . . . . . .Nov 19, 2005 Jordan Beck at Sacramento State .Nov 20, 2004 Jordan Beck Texas State . . . . . . . . .Oct 16, 2004 Kyle Shotwell at Idaho State . . . . . . .Sep 11, 2004 Kyle Murphy Southern Utah . . . . . .Oct. 15, 2011 Nick Dzubnar at Montana . . . . . . . . .Oct. 19, 2013 Tu’uta Inoke at Montana . . . . . . . . .Sept. 5, 2015 One-hundred seventy-two times

Most Fumbles Recovered Vic Greco Saint Mary’s . . . . . . . . .Oct 7, 2000 Sullivan Grosz at North Dakota . . . .Sept. 29, 2012 Nick Dzubnar at Sacramento State .Oct. 27, 2012 Two-hundred nineteen times

Most Pass Breakups Ed Wynn at Saint Mary’s . . . . . .Sep 27, 1997 Facio Benevides at Northern Arizona . . .Nov 5, 1994 Andy Nicholson at Sacramento State . .Nov.23, 1996 David Brown at Southern Utah . . . . . .Oct 7, 1995 Mark Restelli UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 7, 2006 Greg Francis South Dakota . . . . . . . .Oct. 4, 2008 Asa Jackson South Dakota State .Sept. 17, 2011 Aaron Williams Southern Utah . . . . . . .Nov 1, 2003 Anthony Randolph UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 7, 2006 Bert Schenone Southern Utah . . . . . . .Nov 1, 2003 Courtney Brown at Montana . . . . . . . . .Nov 26, 2005 David Lombardi Saint Mary’s . . . . . . . .Oct.12, 1996 Facio Benevides at Cal State Northridge Oct 22, 1994 James Lombardi at UC Davis . . . . . . . .Nov 11, 1995 Karl Ivory South Dakota State . . . .Oct 2, 2004 Kiko Griffin No. Arizona . . . . . . . . .Sep 5, 1998 Kiko Griffin at UC Davis . . . . . . . . .Sept 6 1997 Steve Prejean Western New Mexico .Sep 20, 1997 Vaughn Jarrett at Idaho State . . . . . . .Nov 16, 2002 Vaughn Jarrett at Montana State . . . .Sep 23, 2000 Xavier Gardner Western Oregon . . . . .Sep 22, 2007 Fred Hives II at Southern Utah . . . . .Nov 3, 2007 Asa Jackson at Wisconsin . . . . . . .Nov. 22, 2008 Xavier Gardner Southern Utah . . . . . .Oct. 25, 2008 Asa Jackson Montana . . . . . . . . . .Sep. 11, 2010 Nico Molino Saint Francis . . . . . . .Oct. 30, 2010 Kennith Jackson at San Diego State . . .Sept. 3, 2011 Nico Molino Northern Colorado . . .Oct. 13, 2012 Andrew Alcaraz at Montana . . . . . . . . .Oct. 19, 2013 Andrew Alcaraz at Colorado State . . .Sept. 14, 2013 Forty times

Most Blocked Kicks (Last: Three in 2015)


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1578 1506 1380 1265 1151 1113 1111 1084 1039 1038 275 249 231 226 223 221 204 203 196 191 18 17 16 13 13 12 12 12 11 11 11

RUSHING

Rushing Yards James Noble (223-1578) . . . . . . . .2005 Deonte Williams (231-1506) . . . . .2012 Craig Young (275-1380) . . . . . . . . .1999 Chris Brown (249-1265) . . . . . . . . .2014 Antonio Warren (191-1151) . . . . . .1997 Kristaan Ivory (172-1113) . . . . . . . .2013 Antonio Warren (221-1111) . . . . . .1995 Chris Brown (203-1084) . . . . . . . . .2015 Kori Garcia (157-1039) . . . . . . . . .2014 Craig Young (166-1038) . . . . . . . . .1997

Rushing TDs Andre Broadous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2011 Chris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2014 James Noble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005 Chris Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002 Chris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2015 Mike Allshouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996 Jonathan Dally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007 Deonte Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2012 Seth Burford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001 Antonio Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997 Jonathan Dally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008

Average Yards/Rush (Minimum 20 Attempts) 8.40 Kyle Lewis (40-336) . . . . . . . . . . . .2015 8.39 Jono Grayson (41-344) . . . . . . . . .2008 8.11 Jono Grayson (38-308) . . . . . . . . .2007 8.02 Jordan Yocum (44-353) . . . . . . . . .2008 7.89 Troy Henry (46-363) . . . . . . . . . . . .1997 7.71 Ryan Mole (55-424) . . . . . . . . . . . .2007 7.70 Ryan Mole (81-624) . . . . . . . . . . . .2008 7.55 James Noble (83-627) . . . . . . . . . .2008 7.38 David Mahr (42-310) . . . . . . . . . . .2010 7.24 Mike Allshouse (58-420) . . . . . . . .1995

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Most 100-Yard Games in a Season 10 Deonte Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2012 8 James Noble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005 7 James Noble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006 7 Craig Young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999 6 Antonio Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995 6 Chris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2015 5 Jake Romanelli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2011 5 Kristaan Ivory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2013 5 Kori Garcia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2014 4 Antonio Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998 4 Craig Young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998 4 Craig Young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997 4 Antonio Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997 4 Jonathan Dally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007 4 Chris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2014 4 Joe Protheroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2015 3 Seven times (Last: Kori Garcia, 2015)

386 338 306 277 275

PASSING

Pass Attempts Mike Fisher (195-386-22) . . . . . . . .1994 Mike Fisher (188-338-15) . . . . . . . .1995 Seth Burford (175-306-7) . . . . . . . .2000 Andy Jepson (159-277-10) . . . . . .1999 Alli Abrew (147-275-14) . . . . . . . . .1996

Pass Completion Pct (Minimum 20 Attempts) 1. 68.1 Alli Abrew (130-191-4) . . . . . . . . . .1997 2. 64.8 Brandon Stott (59-91-0) . . . . . . . . .1995 3. 64.1 Andre Broadous (41-64-0) . . . . . . .2010 4. 63.6 Vince Moraga (21-33-0) . . . . . . . . .2013 5. 61.8 John Mende (21-34-3) . . . . . . . . . .2004 6. 60.8 Chris Peterson (135-222-3) . . . . . .2003 7. 60.6 Anthony Garnett (63-104-4) . . . . . .2005 8. 60.0 Dano Graves (45-75-5) . . . . . . . . .2013 9. 59.6 Chris Brown (102-171-3) . . . . . . . .2014 10. 59.4 Andre Broadous (101-170-1) . . . . .2011 Pass Efficiency (Minimum 20 Attempts) 1. 197.8 Brandon Stott (59-91-0) . . . . . . . . .1995 2. 196.7 Jonathan Dally (104-192-5) . . . . . .2007 3. 179.5 Alli Abrew (130-191-4) . . . . . . . . . .1997 4. 173.0 Andre Broadous (84-145-4) . . . . . .2012 5. 171.6 Jonathan Dally (116-202-5) . . . . . .2008 6. 158.1 Anthony Garnett (63-104-4) . . . . . .2005 7. 151.6 Andre Broadous (41-64-0) . . . . . . .2010 8. 151.3 Chris Brown (102-171-3) . . . . . . . .2014 9. 150.8 Seth Burford (175-306-7) . . . . . . . .2000 10. 148.4 Chris Peterson (135-222-3) . . . . . .2003

Rushing Attempts Craig Young (275-1380) . . . . . . . . .1999 Chris Brown (249-1265) . . . . . . . . .2014 Deonte Williams (231-1506) . . . . .2012 Jake Romanelli (226-1015) . . . . . .2011 James Noble (223-1578) . . . . . . . .2005 Antonio Warren (221-1111) . . . . . .1995 Andre Broadous (204-646) . . . . . . .2011 Chris Brown (203-1084) . . . . . . . . .2015 James Noble (196-1009) . . . . . . . .2006 Antonio Warren (191-1151) . . . . . .1997

Rushing Yards/Game (Minimum 5 Games) 1. 143.5 James Noble (11 games) . . . . . . . .2005 2. 125.5 Deonte Williams (12 games) . . . . .2012 3. 125.5 Craig Young (11 games) . . . . . . . .1999 4. 108.4 Chris Brown (10 games) . . . . . . . .2015 5. 105.4 Chris Brown (12 games) . . . . . . . .2014 6. 104.6 Antonio Warren (11 games) . . . . . .1997 7. 101.0 Antonio Warren (11 games) . . . . . .1995 8. 100.9 James Noble (10 games) . . . . . . . .2006 9. 95.6 Antonio Warren (9 games) . . . . . . .1998 10. 94.4 Craig Young (11 games) . . . . . . . .1997 1. 2. 3.

Individual -- Season

Jonathan Dally was one of Cal Poly’s most efficient passing quarterbacks. 6. 7. 9. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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Chris Peterson (135-222-3) . . . . . .2003 Seth Burford (118-219-6) . . . . . . . .2001 Tony Smith (112-219-8) . . . . . . . . .2009 Chad Henry (103-202-6) . . . . . . . .1998 Jonathan Dally (116-202-5) . . . . . .2008

Pass Completions Mike Fisher (195-386-22) . . . . . . . .1994 Mike Fisher (188-338-15) . . . . . . . .1995 Seth Burford (175-306-7) . . . . . . . .2000 Andy Jepson (159-277-10) . . . . . .1999 Alli Abrew (147-275-14) . . . . . . . . .1996 Chris Peterson (135-222-3) . . . . . .2003 Alli Abrew (130-191-4) . . . . . . . . . .1997 Seth Burford (118-219-6) . . . . . . . .2001 Jonathan Dally (116-202-5) . . . . . .2008 Tony Smith (112-219-8) . . . . . . . . .2009

Passing Yards Seth Burford (175-306-7) . . . . . . . .2000 Mike Fisher (188-338-15) . . . . . . . .1995 Mike Fisher (195-386-22) . . . . . . . .1994 Jonathan Dally (104-192-5) . . . . . .2007 Alli Abrew (147-275-14) . . . . . . . . .1996 Alli Abrew (130-191-4) . . . . . . . . . .1997 Jonathan Dally (116-202-5) . . . . . .2008 Andy Jepson (159-277-10) . . . . . .1999 Chris Peterson (135-222-3) . . . . . .2003 Seth Burford (118-219-6) . . . . . . . .2001

Passing TDs Jonathan Dally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007 Seth Burford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000 Jonathan Dally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008 Mike Fisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995 Mike Fisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Andre Broadous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2012 Alli Abrew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997 Chris Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2003 Tony Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2009 Anthony Garnett . . . . . . .