Senior receiver Ryan Taylor caught a 37-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Andre Broadous, and true freshman quarterback Tanner Trosin had a 35-yard scramble to set up his own 1-yard touchdown run to highlight the Cal Poly football team’s training camp scrimmage Saturday at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Those were the only touchdowns in a 70-play scrimmage held with one week left in preseason training camp. The Mustangs begin preparation Aug. 27 for their Sept. 1 season opener against visiting San Diego.
The kicking competition provided some points. Former Cal Poly soccer player Stephen Pyle made one extra point and hit one field goal from 22 yards and two more from 41.
Arkansas State transfer Bobby Zalud had the other extra point, hit two 41-yarders and connected from 53 yards out to end the scrimmage.
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“I really liked the effort and energy early in the scrimmage,” fourth-year Mustangs head coach Tim Walsh said in a news release. “We still have to get guys in game shape. We limited some guys to only 10 plays or so and we didn't have very many lengthy drives.
“But I liked how hard we played.”
Broadous completed all of his five pass attempts for 45 yards. Trosin was 1 for 2 for 6 yards, and redshirt freshman Chris Brown connected on five of his six attempts.
Freshman Elias Stokes, a former Paso Robles High standout and former Tribune County Player of the Year, caught two passes for 8 yards.
Trosin had four carries for 35 yards. Brown rushed seven times for 12 yards.
Senior running back Deonte Williams led Cal Poly on the ground with six carries for 42 yards, including a 29-yard run late in the scrimmage.
Freshman Kori Garcia also had a 29-yard run and finished with three carries for 35 yards.
MEN’S SOCCERCal Poly 3, Santa Clara 1
Mustangs senior Chris Gaschen, junior George Malki and redshirt freshman Matt LaGrassa each scored at Buck Shaw Stadium as Cal Poly finished its two-match exhibition stretch 1-0-1.
Gaschen, who also scored the equalizer in the Mustangs’ 1-1 home draw against San Francisco on Aug. 11, bested his defender off the dribble during the sixth minute before shooting past Santa Clara senior goalkeeper Larry Jackson.
Cal Poly, which opens the regular season at Seattle on Friday, doubled its lead during the 33rd minute with Malki latching on to a corner kick from sophomore midfielder Steve Palacios and converting past Jackson.
Three minutes halftime, LaGrassa took a feed from Malki and shot from 18 yards past Santa Clara reserve goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh.
Freshman goalkeeper Wade Hamilton, who also started Cal Poly’s exhibition draw versus San Francisco, registered three saves during 61 minutes of action. His only blemish occurred during the 55th minute as Broncos junior defender Mark Daus converted a corner kick from senior defender Wes Culver.
Cal Poly sophomore goalkeeper Chase Hauser added three saves during the final half hour to keep the Mustangs in control.