Cal Poly loses 37-23 at Montana to fall to 0-2

MISSOULA, Mont. — Looking for its third win over Montana in program history, the Cal Poly football team came up short on a sunny, warm afternoon Saturday at Washington-Grizzly Stadium, losing 37-23 today.

At the end of the third quarter, the Mustangs trailed 29-23 after leading 17-14 at halftime and 10-7 after the first period.

A 1-yard run by Dan Moore and an ensuing 2-point conversion catch by Kavario Middleton put 13th-ranked Montana (1-1) up by the final score with 8:30 remaining in regulation.

Cal Poly (0-2) could desperately use a win next week in its home opener at Alex G. Spanos Stadium against South Dakota State to keep its FCS playoff hopes intact.

For more on today's game, see Sunday's print edition of The Tribune.