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Cal Poly to face another FBS team in 2020 game at Cal

Tim Walsh, center, will lead Cal Poly against Arizona State this upcoming season, and the Mustangs have three more games in the future with FBS opponents.
Tim Walsh, center, will lead Cal Poly against Arizona State this upcoming season, and the Mustangs have three more games in the future with FBS opponents.

With early season games already scheduled against FBS foes in each of the next three years, the Cal Poly football team announced Wednesday that another high-profile opponent has been added to the calendar.

The Mustangs will travel to Berkeley to play the Pac-12’s Cal in 2020 after the two sides agreed to a one-game contract.

“Anytime we get a chance to get on our schedule a Pac-12 team from California, we will play them,” Cal Poly head coach Tim Walsh said in a news release.

“It’s a great opportunity for us and should be a great game between two excellent academic schools. We at Cal Poly always look forward to a challenge like this one.”

This will be the first meeting on the gridiron in history between the two schools.

The game is scheduled for Sept. 12, 2020, on Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium and marks the fourth contest against FBS-level competition in the next six years for the Mustangs — all on the road.

Cal Poly will head to Pac-12 Arizona State this upcoming season on Sept. 12, followed by Mountain West Conference schools in 2016 at Nevada and 2017 at San Jose State.

“Finding games that our fans can easily drive to is a real challenge,” Cal Poly athletic director Don Oberhelman said in the release. “Adding Cal not only affords our fans this chance, but gives us a high-quality FBS opponent that should make for an exciting game.”

The Mustangs have played at least one FBS school in every season since 2006, and are 3-11 in such meetings with wins over Wyoming (2012) and San Diego State (2006 and 2008).

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