GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Thanks to a late offensive outburst by Cal Poly's football team, which scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, the 23rd-ranked Mustangs were able to earn a 35-17 victory at North Dakota today.
Cal Poly (4-0, 2-0 Big Sky) stayed perfect in its new-found conference, making its Big Sky debut last week with a 28-20 win over UC Davis.
Shortly after Andre Broadous gave the Mustangs a 28-17 lead with a 2-yard touchdown run with 3:54 remaining, North Dakota (3-2, 1-1) quarterback Marcus Hendrickson was sacked by Jake Irwin, fumbling the ball on its own 24-yard line. Sullivan Grosz recovered for Cal Poly, his second fumble recovery of the night, and two plays later, Deonte Williams scored on an 18-yard touchdown run to put it away for the Mustangs.
Williams rushed 19 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns. Broadus only rushed for 21 yards on 14 carries but he did have two rushing touchdowns. He also threw a first-quarter touchdown pass to Cole Stanford, who ran for 90 yards on only five carries.
The Mustangs had 321 yards rushing.
For more on Saturday's game, see Sunday's print edition of The Tribune.