For three quarters in last season’s opener, San Diego stayed right with Cal Poly.
The Mustangs held just a 21-14 lead going into the fourth.
But turnovers gave Cal Poly the chance to turn a close game into a 41-14 blowout win.
Toreros quarterback Mason Mills was intercepted three times in the game, completing just 15 of 27 pass attempts.
After the loss, San Diego went on to finish 8-3, and Mills moved past the shaky start to lead the FCS by completing 70 percent of his passes.
Coming into today’s rematch, the redshirt senior has a chance to pass NFL veteran Josh Johnson’s program records for career completions, attempts and yardage.
Mills ranks second in each category, and after passing for 3,106 yards and 20 touchdowns last season, Cal Poly might just see a completely different performance today.
“They did have a great season after us,” Mustangs senior defensive tackle Sullivan Grosz said. “Their quarterback did way better after our first game with them.
“If we let him get on a roll, he’s going to try to stay on it, and we have to knock him off.”