Quarterback Andre Broadous and running Deonte Williams both surpassed the 100-yard mark in rushing for the second time in their Cal Poly careers as the Mustangs opened the football season with a 41-14 victory over San Diego in a nonconference game this afternoon in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Broadous rushed for 113 yards and a pair of touchdowns while also passing for 135 yards and two more scores. Broadous completed 12 of 19 passes, including a 7-yard scoring pass to Akaninyene Umoh and a 12-yarder to Williams, both in the fourth quarter. He ran a career-long 56 yards for a touchdown in the third period and added a 5-yard run in the final quarter.
Williams netted 109 yards on 21 carries as Cal Poly accumulated 323 yards on 62 rushing plays and compiled a 458-240 advantage in total offense.
Cal Poly never trailed, leading 10-0 after the first quarter and 13-7 at halftime. The two teams traded touchdowns in the third quarter – Broadous running 56 yards for Cal Poly and Tobin Gramyk recovering a fumble in the end zone for San Diego – as the Mustangs maintained a six-point cushion at 20-14.
Cal Poly broke the game open with three unanswered touchdowns in the final period as the Mustangs won their season opener for the seventh time in the past 10 years.
Cal Poly is off next week and plays at Wyoming in its next game Sept. 15.
For more on today's game, see Sunday's print edition of The Tribune.