Three transfers, two from the community college ranks, and six high school student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent or financial aid tender during the Regular Signing Period for Division I football. The announcement was made Wednesday by 10th-year Mustang football coach Tim Walsh and Cal Poly director of athletics Don Oberhelman in the Cal Poly Football Office.
Bobby Beathard, who passed for 1,748 yards in three seasons as Cal Poly?s quarterback in the late 1950s before embarking on a 33-year National Football League career as a personnel administrator, has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a contributor.
Doerr Family Field, a “labor of love for all of us in the Cal Poly community,” according to Mustang Director of Athletics Don Oberhelman, was officially opened Friday afternoon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
One transfer and three high school student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent or Financial Aid Tender during the inaugural Early Signing Period for Division I football. The announcement was made Wednesday by 10th-year Mustang football coach Tim Walsh and Cal Poly director of athletics Don Oberhelman in the Cal Poly Football Office.
Cal Poly senior fullback Jared Mohamed has been honored as an All-American by STATS FCS. One of 11 players from Big Sky Conference schools on the list of All-Americans, Mohamed landed on the third team.
Fullback Jared Mohamed and defensive lineman Augustino Elisaia, both seniors, were the top award winners at the team banquet honoring the 2017 Cal Poly football team Sunday inside Cal Poly’s Multi-Activity Center.
The 2017 Cal Poly football team opened practice in July with high hopes, having qualified for the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoffs a year ago. A total of 53 lettermen were back for another season of football, including five starters on offense and eight on defense from a squad that finished 7-5 overall with national rankings of No. 21 by the coaches and No. 24 by the media. By October, it was clear that the successes of the past few years, including four straight seasons with the No. 1 rushing offense in the FCS, were not going to be duplicated.
Senior fullback Jared Mohamed is the lone Cal Poly football player to earn All-Big Sky Conference first-team honors for the 2017 season. Senior defensive tackle Augustino Elisaia landed on the second unit while four other Mustangs earned honorable mention praise.
One year removed from an NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoff berth, Cal Poly wrapped up a 1-10 season with a 42-0 loss at Northern Colorado on a chilly but sunny Saturday afternoon at Nottingham Field.
Kyle Lewis is the most athletic person on Cal Poly’s football team this year. His explosiveness is put on display every time he steps onto the field, burning defenses and scoring touchdowns. As a senior slot back, Lewis has a lot of opportunities to score and has been a big weapon for Cal Poly’s struggling offense.
Cal Poly (1-9, 1-6 Big Sky), which closed out the home portion of its 2017 football schedule with a 1-4 mark following a 49-14 loss to in-state rival Sacramento State, wraps up the campaign Saturday morning with a Big Sky Conference contest at Northern Colorado (2-7, 1-6 Big Sky) in a matchup of 11th-place teams at Nottingham Field (8,533). The winner could move up to ninth place while the loser finishes 12th.
Kevin Thomson, who missed the last three weeks due to injury, returned to the lineup and passed for 247 yards and three touchdowns to lead Sacramento State to a 49-14 Big Sky Conference football win over Cal Poly on Saturday night inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Jack Ferguson has been a Cal Poly Football fan his whole life. As a San Luis Obispo native, Ferguson watched games since he was a little kid. He started playing football at the age of 8, and followed his dream and landed himself a spot on Cal Poly’s roster.
Coming off its first victory of the 2017 season, Cal Poly (1-8, 1-5 Big Sky) continues Big Sky Conference play Saturday night with its final home game and Hats Off to Heroes contest against in-state rival Sacramento State (5-4, 4-2 Big Sky) inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium (11,075).
Senior fullback Jared Mohamed rushed for 194 yards and two touchdowns while Mark Reza intercepted a pass in the final minute as Cal Poly celebrated Homecoming with its first victory of the 2017 season, defeating Portland State 35-28 on Saturday night inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.