LARAMIE, Wyo. — Deonte Williams rushed for 187 yards, including a 65-yard score on the game’s fourth play, and Cal Poly held on for a 24-22 win over Wyoming today.
The Mustangs (2-0) improved their record to 4-12 against upper-division teams over the past 10 years but this was the first win over an FBS team in head coach Tim Walsh's fourth season as head coach.
This was Cal Poly's first win over an FBS team since the Mustangs upset San Diego State 29-27 in the 2008 season opener at Qualcomm Stadium. The Mustangs also beat San Diego State 16-14 in 2006, UTEP 34-13 in the 2003 season opener and New Mexico State 38-35 in overtime in 1997.
Wyoming (0-3) playing without injured quarterback Brett Smith, struggled offensively all day but led 15-14 at the half.
Cal Poly reclaimed the lead, 21-15, on a 5-yard pass from Andre Broadous to Kristaan Ivory late in the third quarter. Bobby Zalud’s 51-yard field goal with 9:49 left put the Mustangs up 24-15 and proved to be the difference.
Ivory had two touchdowns in the game.
For more on Saturday's upset win, see Sunday's print edition of The Tribune.