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Cal Poly routs South Dakota State in home football opener

In his first start in Alex G. Spanos Stadium, Cal Poly quarterback Andre Broadous accounted for four touchdowns, and the Mustangs also returned two interceptions for touchdowns to break a two-game losing streak to start the season with a 48-14 victory over South Dakota State on Saturday.

Senior cornerback Asa Jackson was credited with a 100-yard interception return when he caught a pass a few yards into the Jackrabbits' end zone and ran it back untouched for his second career interception return in the third quarter.

Junior cornerback Bijon Samoodi had a 46-yard TD return on a tipped pass in the first half. Jackson's only other TD return came against South Dakota State in 2009.

Broadous ran for 69 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 213 yards and another two scores — a 29-yard pass to Jarred Houston to open scoring in the first quarter and a 69-yard pass to running back Mark Rodgers.

Former Templeton High standout Jake Romanelli ran for 100 yards and a touchdown for Cal Poly.

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