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Grosz, Molino Honored by College Football Performance Awards

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Cal Poly junior defensive tackle Sullivan Grosz and senior cornerback Nico Molino were selected as performers of the week by College Football Performance Awards.

Grosz (6-4, 280, Fresno, Calif./San Joaquin Memorial HS) recovered two North Dakota fumbles and also blocked a North Dakota field goal attempt in last Saturday's 35-17 Big Sky Conference win.

Cal Poly converted all three plays into touchdowns.

Grosz also contributed six tackles (four solo), including one tackle for lost yardage, and one quarterback hurry.

For the season, Grosz has 18 total tackles (11 solo), including 3.5 tackles for lost yardage and a half-sack.

Meanwhile, Molino (pictured above) is tied for No. 1 in the FCS in interceptions with four after notching two thefts against North Dakota. The last interception with under a minute to play sealed the win for the Mustangs, who are off to a 4-0 start for the first time in eight years.

Three other players in the FCS have four interceptions as well, but they have played five games while Molino has played in four contests.

Molino (5-10, 180, Granite Bay, Calif./Granite Bay HS/Northern Arizona) also had eight tackles in the game, including five solo stops.

Now with six career interceptions, Molino this year is third on the team with 23 total tackles (14 solo) and also has four pass breakups, tops on the squad.

Cal Poly, ranked 19th in the nation by FCS Coaches Poll and 20th in the Sports Network media poll, continues Big Sky Conference play Friday at Weber State. Kickoff at Stewart Stadium in Ogden, Utah, is set for 5:05 p.m. PDT.

In other polls this week, Cal Poly remained No. 22 in the Beyond Sports College Network poll, climbed three spots to No. 22 in the College Sports Madness poll, No. 11 in the Any Given Saturday poll and jumped six spots to No. 13 in the College Sports Journal poll.

In the Jeff Sagarin Ratings published in USA Today, Cal Poly is the No. 3-ranked FCS team this week, behind North Dakota State and Youngstown State, and No. 83 among all 246 Division I teams, ahead of such schools as Virginia, Duke, Indiana, Houston, Illinois, UTEP, Wake Forest and Kansas.

Cal Poly football is presented by French Hospital Medical Center.