Sophomore quarterback Chris Brown accounted for three touchdowns in a 42-14 win over Northern Colorado in the season finale.
Mustang News Staff Report
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The Cal Poly football team used three touchdowns from senior fullback Akaninyene Umoh to defeat Northern Colorado 42-14 in Greeley, Colo. on Saturday afternoon. It was the team’s final game of the season.
Senior quarterback Chris Brown also accounted for three touchdowns against the Bears as he passed for two scores and ran for another. He finished the game with 101 rushing yards and completed 10 of 16 passes for 129 yards.
With the win, Cal Poly improved its overall record to 6-6 and its Big Sky mark to 5-3, which was good enough for a fourth-place tie with UC Davis, Montana State and Southern Utah.
Northern Colorado finished the season 1-11 (0-8 Big Sky) after the Bears dropped their last 11 games of the season following a season-opening win against Langston.
Senior safety Alex Hubbard recorded Cal Poly’s first kick return for a touchdown in 11 years with a 94-yard return in the fourth quarter.
Cal Poly was held to 36 yards and no points in the first quarter but broke out for 21 points in the second frame to pull away from Northern Colorado.
The Mustangs racked up 466 yards of total offense, 307 of which came on the ground, while they held Northern Colorado to 334 yards.
Cal Poly picked off Bear’s quarterback Seth Lobato four times Saturday. Senior defensive tackle Sullivan Grosz grabbed his first-career interception in his final game in a Cal Poly uniform. Lobato finished with 206 yards of offense on 22 of 34 passing for the Bears.
Freshman receiver Carson McMurtrey led the pass-catchers with 48 yards on three receptions for Cal Poly, while junior slotback Kristaan Ivory finished with 85 yards rushing.