Graves, Cal Poly run to 55-48 win over Northern Colorado
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) Dano Graves passed for two scores and ran for another, DJ Peluso and Kori Garcia had two rushing touchdowns apiece and Cal Poly beat Northern Colorado 55-48 on Saturday night.
Graves completed 14 of 15 passes for 191 yards and added 147 yards rushing on 18 carries. Joe Protheroe ran for 110 yards and a touchdown while Peluso and Garcia each had 88 yards rushing.
Kyle Sloter hit Hakeem Deggs for a 24-yard touchdown that pulled Northern Colorado (6-5, 4-4 Big Sky) within three with 13:33 to play. The Mustangs responded with a 12-play, 78-yard drive, capped by Protheroe's 6-yard run to make it 48-38.
Three plays after UNC's Jamie Falloon hit a 36-yard field goal, Graves scored on a 42-yard run to make it 55-41 with 2:03 remaining.
Garcia scored on runs of 6 and 2 yards and a 13-yard touchdown run by Peluso gave Cal Poly (7-4, 5-3) a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Sloter, a senior with one career passing attempt coming into the season, threw for a school single-game record 438 yards and tied his own single-game record with six TD passes.