On Senior Day, senior quarterback Khaleel Jenkins passed for a career-high five touchdowns and senior fullback Joe Protheroe smashed the school record for career rushing yards as Cal Poly wrapped up its 2018 season with a 38-24 Big Sky Conference victory over Southern Utah on Saturday inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Very few things in sports are as tough as playing football in the middle of an icy Chicago winter. The bone-chilling temperatures make every hit feel like a car crash, while the slick snow makes cleats slip and slide like a pair of Adidas on an ice-skating rink. For senior slotback Malcolm Davis, this grueling image brings back fond childhood memories of learning the game that has helped propel him through college, and life.
Following his third consecutive 200-yard game and eighth straight over the 100-yard mark, also establishing a new single-season Mustang rushing record, senior fullback Joe Protheroe is the Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
Cal Poly (4-6, 3-4 Big Sky), which has split its last eight games after an 0-2 start, including an upset of No. 24 Idaho State last week, wraps up the 2018 season Saturday afternoon with a Big Sky Conference game against Southern Utah (1-9, 1-6 Big Sky) inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium (cap.: 11,075).
Cal Poly senior fullback Joe Protheroe and senior cornerback Dominic Frasch have earned ROOT SPORTS player of the week honors from the Big Sky Conference for their performances in the Mustangs’ 37-14 upset of No. 24 Idaho State on Saturday.
Senior fullback Joe Protheroe rushed for a career-high 260 yards, set a Cal Poly record for yards rushing in a single season and scored a touchdown as the Mustangs upset No. 24 Idaho State 37-14 in a Big Sky Conference football game Saturday afternoon in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
In his first season back after recovering from a torn ACL, the orchestrator of the Mustangs’ option-oriented offense faced another potential setback — his second ACL injury. It was never a question in senior quarterback Khaleel Jenkins’s mind; he was going to do everything in his power to continue to play.
Cal Poly (3-6, 2-4 Big Sky), which wrapped up the road portion of its 2018 football schedule last week at Montana State, plays its final two games of the 2018 season inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium (cap.: 11,075), beginning Saturday afternoon by hosting Nos. 24/25 Idaho State (6-3, 5-1 Big Sky).
Cal Poly (3-5, 2-3 Big Sky), which produced a 28-point second-quarter explosion in a 38-28 victory over Northern Arizona last week, plays its final road game of the 2018 season Saturday afternoon, visiting Montana State (4-4, 2-3 Big Sky) inside Bobcat Stadium (cap.: 17,777) in Bozeman, Mont.
Senior fullback Joe Protheroe surged past the 1,000-yard mark for the second time in his Cal Poly football career and senior quarterback Khaleel Jenkins ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more as the Mustangs defeated Northern Arizona 38-28 on Saturday inside the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome.
Cal Poly is celebrating 100 seasons of football during the 2018 campaign. This week the focus is on the teams of the 1980s, a decade that opened with “5-7-9 — A Winning Combination” as No. 5 Robbie Martin, No. 7 Craig Johnston and No. 9 Louis Jackson led the Mustangs to the 1980 NCAA Division II national championship.
Cal Poly (2-5, 1-3 Big Sky), which let an early 10-0 lead slip away in the annual Battle for the Golden Horseshoe contest against UC Davis last week, continues Big Sky action Saturday afternoon with the first of back-to-back Big Sky Conference road games, visiting Northern Arizona (3-4, 2-2 Big Sky) inside the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome (cap.: 10,000) in Flagstaff, Ariz.
UC Davis quarterback Jake Maier threw five touchdown passes for the second straight week, leading the 10th-ranked Aggies to a 52-10 victory over Cal Poly in the Battle for the Golden Horseshow on Saturday night inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Cal Poly (2-4, 1-2 Big Sky), which defeated Sacramento State 41-27 for its first Big Sky win of the 2018 season and had a bye last week, continues conference action Saturday afternoon with the Battle for the Golden Horseshoe game against No. 10/16 UC Davis (5-1, 3-0 Big Sky) on Mustang Memorial Field at Alex G. Spanos Stadium (cap.: 11,075) in San Luis Obispo, Calif.