Two Cal Poly football players were named the Big Sky Conference’s athletes of the week Monday.
Running back Deonte Williams was Co-Offensive Player of the Week, and kicker Bobby Zalud was named the Special Teams Player of the Week.
Williams rushed for 187 yards on 19 carries and scored a touchdown in Cal Poly’s 24-22 upset of Wyoming on Saturday in Laramie, Wyo.
Zalud kicked what proved to be the game-winning 51-yard field goal with 9:51 to play in the fourth quarter. He also made three extra points and punted for an average of 42.2 yards, including a 62-yarder.
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Montana State wide receiver Tanner Bleskin was the other Co-Offensive Player of the Week. Osagie Odiase, a defense back from Sacramento State, was the Defensive Player of the Week.
Cal Poly football team rises in polls
Cal Poly’s first victory in six tries over an FBS team under coach Tim Walsh almost catapulted the Mustangs into the FCS Top 25.
The Mustangs received 288 points in The Sports Network Poll and was just four votes behind Central Arkansas, which is ranked 25th in the poll.
The top-ranked team is North Dakota State (4,085 points), followed by Montana State (3,767).
Cal Poly also received votes in the FCS Coaches Poll, pulling in 25 points, behind 25th-ranked Indiana State’s 42 and Jacksonville State’s 33.
Nipomo High downs Morro Bay in girls golf
The Nipomo High girls golf team improved to 2-0 with a 238-270 win over Morro Bay at Monarch Dunes Golf Club.
Courtney Cuzick led the Titans with a 44, Ashley Ruiz added a 46, and Christine DeLaby shot 47.
Morro Bay’s Jennifer Baltimore was the medalist with a 41.
Michelle Corodoba shot 48 for the Pirates.