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2011 Cal Poly Football Headlines

June 4, 2012
Cal Poly, KSBY Announce Football Broadcast Schedule for 2012
As part of a continuing three-year sponsorship agreement between Cal Poly Athletics and KSBY Television, announced last August, KSBY has agreed to televise all four Cal Poly home Big Sky Conference football games this fall.

May 29, 2012
Winnewisser Signs Free Agent Contract With New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints have signed Scott Winnewisser, an undrafted free agent from Cal Poly.

May 9, 2012
Asa Jackson Signs Four-Year Deal With Baltimore Ravens
Cal Poly senior cornerback Asa Jackson was selected in the fifth round of the National Football League Draft by the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday. Jackson, a compensatory pick, was the 34th player chosen in the fifth round and the 169th overall.

April 28, 2012
Offense Defeats Defense 51-24 in Cal Poly Spring Football Game
Quarterbacks Andre Broadous, Vince Moraga and Chris Brown all ran short yardage for touchdowns as the offense beat the defense 51-24 in Saturday’s annual Green and Gold Spring Game presented by Meathead Movers in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

April 27, 2012
Cal Poly Spring Football Game Scheduled for Saturday in Spanos Stadium
Cal Poly's annual Green and Gold Game highlighting the 2012 Spring Football Camp will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium. Admission to the Spring Game, presented by Meathead Movers, is free, but fans are asked to bring a monetary donation or non-perishable food item donation which will go to the local food bank.

April 25, 2012
Cal Poly Cornerback Asa Jackson Awaits 2012 NFL Draft
Over the last seven years, three Cal Poly football players have been selected in the third round of the National Football League Draft. Will Mustang senior cornerback Asa Jackson be the fourth? The three-day 2012 NFL Draft is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

April 23, 2012
Hubbard Intercepts Shovel Pass in Second Scrimmage of Spring Camp
Cal Poly conducted the second of three football scrimmages during the 2012 Spring Camp on Saturday on the "I" Field. The scrimmage was held in conjunction with a coaches clinic which attracted well over 100 football coaches for day-long instructional meetings and presentations by several coaches.

April 18, 2012
Scrimmage, Coaches Clinic, Spring Game on Tap for Cal Poly Football
Cal Poly's final scrimmage of the 2012 Spring Camp prior to the Green and Gold Spring Game will be held Saturday afternoon in conjunction with a coaches clinic. Practice on the "I" Field, located behind Mott Gym and adjacent to the tennis courts and outdoor track, begins at 3 p.m., with the scrimmage to start at about 4:30 p.m.

April 16, 2012
Cal Poly Conducts 70-Play Football Scrimmage Sunday Afternoon
After a pair of rainouts, the Cal Poly football team finally returned to the practice field Saturday and Sunday to continue the 2012 Spring Camp and conducted a 70-play scrimmage Sunday afternoon on the upper field of the Cal Poly Sports Complex.

April 9, 2012
Randy Hanson Hired as Defensive Secondary Coach at Cal Poly
Randy Hanson, an assistant coach with the United Football League’s Sacramento Mountain Lions last season and a former assistant under head coach Tim Walsh at Portland State, has been hired as an assistant coach at Cal Poly.

April 4, 2012
Mustang Football Opens 2012 Spring Camp in Cold and Windy Conditions
Cal Poly's first football practice of the 2012 Spring Camp was held on a cold, windy and blustery Wednesday morning on the upper fields of the Cal Poly Sports Complex.

April 3, 2012
Josh Brown Named Cal Poly’s Defensive Coordinator
Josh Brown, special teams coordinator and inside linebackers coach at Cal Poly the last two seasons, has been promoted to the position of defensive coordinator.

April 2, 2012
Cal Poly Football Opens 2012 Spring Practice Wednesday Morning
Cal Poly’s fourth spring practice session under head coach Tim Walsh begins Wednesday morning on the upper field of the Cal Poly Sports Complex as the Mustangs prepare for their first season in the Big Sky Conference.

March 27, 2012
Seven Former Cal Poly Football Players Participate in NFL Pro Day
Seven former Cal Poly football players displayed their physical talents before six National Football League scouts at the annual NFL Pro Day held Tuesday morning.

March 25, 2012
Cal Poly Football’s NFL Pro Days Set for March 27-28
Eight Mustangs who completed their Cal Poly football careers will participate in Tuesday’s NFL Pro Day for seniors. Nineteen players who were juniors last fall will be tested Wednesday.

March 15, 2012
Gocong to Appear at New Dick's Sporting Goods Store in San Luis Obispo
Former Cal Poly defensive end Chris Gocong, a linebacker with the Cleveland Browns the last two seasons, will make a guest appearance at the grand opening of Dick's Sporting Goods in San Luis Obispo on Saturday.

February 29, 2012
Cal Poly Football Game at Weber State Moved to Oct. 5
Cal Poly’s first football season in the Big Sky Conference will include its first Friday night contest in 50 years. The Mustangs’ Big Sky Conference game this fall at Weber State, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, in Ogden, Utah, has been moved to Friday, Oct. 5. The time for the kickoff will be announced at a later date.

February 28, 2012
Cornerback Asa Jackson Posts Impressive Marks at NFL Scouting Combine
Former Cal Poly cornerback Asa Jackson compiled an overall grade of 70.5 in the 2012 National Football League's Scouting Combine, which ended Tuesday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

February 14, 2012
Ex-Cal Poly Cornerback Asa Jackson Invited to 2012 NFL Scouting Combine
Former Cal Poly cornerback Asa Jackson has been invited to participate in the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine, scheduled for Feb. 22-28 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

February 8, 2012
Quintet of Mustang Football Players Land on Great West All-Academic Team
Five Cal Poly football players have been named to the Great West Conference All-Academic Team for the 2011 season. Seniors Brandon Roberts, Matt Sullivan and Keaton Taylor were honored as was one junior, Kyle Mohamed, and one sophomore, placekicker James Langford. Roberts is a forestry and natural resources major while Sullivan majors in agricultural business. Both Taylor and Mohamed are construction management majors.

February 1, 2012
Cal Poly Football Announces 21 Recruits in Class of 2012
A total of 18 high school football players and a trio of transfers have signed national letters of intent to continue their football careers at Cal Poly. The announcement was made Wednesday by fourth-year Mustang football coach Tim Walsh and Cal Poly director of athletics Don Oberhelman.

January 31, 2012
Cal Poly to Hold National Signing Day Party Wednesday at Mother's Tavern
Cal Poly football will announce its Class of 2012 National Letter of Intent signees on Wednesday at Mother's Tavern, located at 725 Higuera Street in downtown San Luis Obispo.

January 28, 2012
Jackson Notches Two Tackles, One Punt Return in 2012 Senior Bowl
Cal Poly senior Asa Jackson started at left cornerback and made two tackles and returned one punt for the North Squad in the 63rd annual Senior Bowl on Saturday, won by the North 23-13 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

January 27, 2012
Cornerback Asa Jackson Returns to Mobile on Saturday for 2012 Senior Bowl
Cal Poly senior cornerback Asa Jackson will be playing alongside the likes of Alabama tight end Brad Smelley and quarterbacks Ryan Lindley of San Diego State, Kellen Moore of Boise State, Brandon Weeden of Oklahoma State and Russell Wilson of Wisconsin in the 2012 Senior Bowl, scheduled for Saturday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.

January 23, 2012
Singletary Records Sack in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at Home Depot Center
Former Cal Poly defensive end Matt Singletary recorded a sack on the second offensive play of the game for the American squad in the inaugural NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the Home Depot Center on Saturday.

January 18, 2012
2012 Cal Poly Football Schedule Announced
Cal Poly’s first football season in the Big Sky Conference features an 11-game schedule with five home dates, one opponent from the Football Bowl Subdivision and no Division II foes.

January 17, 2012
Big Sky Enters Into Five-Year Television Agreement With DirecTV
DIRECTV Sports Networks and the Big Sky Conference have entered into a five-year agreement making DIRECTV Sports Networks and its ROOT SPORTS branded regional sports networks the league’s official TV partner and the home of Big Sky football and basketball. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

January 16, 2012
Cal Poly Football Cornerback Asa Jackson to Play in 2012 Senior Bowl
Cal Poly senior cornerback Asa Jackson has accepted an invitation to play in the 2012 Senior Bowl, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 28, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.

January 5, 2012
Beyond Sports Network Honors Three Mustang Football Players
Three Cal Poly seniors -- offensive lineman Scott Winnewisser, cornerback Asa Jackson and fullback Jake Romanelli -- have been selected to the Beyond Sports Network FCS All-American Teams.

January 3, 2012
Cal Poly Football Signs Community College Transfer Barrett Wangara
College of San Mateo defensive lineman Barrett Wangara has signed a National Letter of Intent and a scholarship offer to continue his football career at Cal Poly.

December 27, 2011
Mustangs Romanelli and Jackson Earn More All-American Honors
Fullback Jake Romanelli and cornerback Asa Jackson, both seniors, picked up more All-American honors Tuesday, this time from Phil Steele Publications. Both landed on the second team.

December 19, 2011
Mustang Football Players Romanelli and Jackson Earn All-American Honors
Fullback Jake Romanelli and cornerback Asa Jackson, both seniors, have been selected to The Sports Network/Fathead.com Football Championship Subdivision All-American teams.

December 15, 2011
Cornerback Asa Jackson Named Third-Team All-American by Associated Press
Senior cornerback Asa Jackson has been selected to the Associated Press Football Championship Subdivision All-American third team, the first Mustang honored by the news agency in three years.

December 14, 2011
Trio of Buchanan Award Winners Highlight All-Time Great West Football Team
Led by Buck Buchanan Award winners Jordan Beck, Kyle Shotwell and Chris Gocong, Cal Poly is represented by 10 players on the All-Time Great West Conference Football Team. In addition, former Mustang head coach Rich Ellerson, who guided Cal Poly to a trio of Great West titles and a pair of NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoff berths, was selected as the coach of the team.

December 12, 2011
Cal Poly Football Team Ranked No. 8 in Jeff Sagarin USA Today Poll
Despite a 6-5 record and no playoff appearance this fall, the Cal Poly football team is ranked No. 8 among all 124 NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision teams in this week's Jeff Sagarin rankings published in USA Today.

December 6, 2011
Asa Jackson Named Second-Team All-American by College Sports Madness
Senior cornerback Asa Jackson, named Cal Poly's most valuable defensive player last week, has landed a spot on College Sports Madness’ All-American second team.

December 4, 2011
Romanelli Named Most Valuable Football Player for 2011 Season
Senior fullback Jake Romanelli, who became the 14th player in Cal Poly football history to reach the 1,000-yard mark in rushing for a single season, has been named Cal Poly's most valuable football player for the 2011 season. The award was presented at the Mustangs' football banquet held Sunday at the South County Regional Center in Arroyo Grande.

November 30, 2011
Romanelli Leads Six Mustangs Honored by College Sports Madness
College Sports Madness has honored six Cal Poly football players on its 2011 All-Great West Conference Team. Senior fullback Jake Romanelli, the 14th Mustang to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season, was named offensive player of the year.

November 23, 2011
Cal Poly Lands Seven on All-Great West Football First Team Selected by Media
Cal Poly landed seven football players on the 2011 Great West Conference first team as selected by the media. Senior fullback Jake Romanelli was the lone unanimous selection on the 18 ballots submitted by writers, television and radio broadcasters as well as sports information directors.

November 22, 2011
Four Cal Poly Football Players Earn All-Great West First-Team Honors
Although Cal Poly earned a share of the 2011 Great West Conference football championship, only four Mustang players were accorded first-team all-conference honors. In sharp contrast, a total of 15 players from UC Davis and Southern Utah, which shared last place with 1-3 records, were voted onto the first team by the conference’s five head coaches. Six Aggies and nine Thunderbirds were honored.

November 21, 2011
Cal Poly Football Completes Difficult 2011 Slate with Another Winning Record
In 2011, Cal Poly played a pair of FBS teams, five FCS squads that were in the national polls at one time or another this season and another team that won its first 19 games and is on a fast track to the FBS. Nevertheless, head coach Tim Walsh and his Mustangs somehow managed to overcome the difficult schedule as well as numerous injuries, putting together Cal Poly’s eighth winning season in the last nine years by finishing with a 6-5 mark and capturing the school’s fourth Great West Conference title in the eight-year history of the league.

November 20, 2011
Cal Poly Clinches Winning Season in Finale, Defeats South Alabama 41-10
Cal Poly converted two South Alabama turnovers into touchdowns, senior fullback Jake Romanelli surpassed the 1,000-yard mark in rushing for the season, junior slotback Deonte Williams scored twice and sophomore placekicker James Langford broke a school record for field goals made in a season as the Mustangs wrapped up their eighth winning season in the last nine years Saturday with a 41-10 victory over the host Jaguars in Ladd-Peebles Stadium, home of the Senior Bowl.

November 19, 2011
Football Team Wraps Up Season With Non-Conference Game at South Alabama
Cal Poly (5-5, 3-1 Great West), which will share the 2011 Great West Conference title with the winner of Saturday’s North Dakota vs. South Dakota football game, closes out the 2011 campaign with a non-conference game at South Alabama (6-3, NCAA FCS Independent) on Saturday in Ladd-Peebles Stadium (38,888), Mobile, Ala.

November 14, 2011
Romanelli Earns Great West Honor on Offense; Mustangs Break Records
Senior fullback Jake Romanelli, who established new career highs of 36 carries and 179 yards in Saturday's 53-51 triple-overtime loss to Eastern Washington, has been named Great West Conference offensive player of the week.

November 13, 2011
Eastern Washington Defeats Cal Poly Football in Three Overtimes, 53-51
Bo Levi Mitchell’s run for two points in the third overtime proved to be the difference as Eastern Washington defeated Cal Poly 53-51 in a non-conference football game Saturday night inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

November 12, 2011
Cal Poly Closes Home Football Slate by Hosting FCS Champion E. Washington
Cal Poly (5-4, 3-1 Great West), which completed Great West Conference play last week with a 24-17 loss at UC Davis, snapping a four-game winning streak, closes out the 2011 campaign with a pair of non-conference contests, hosting defending NCAA Football Championship Subdivision national champion Eastern Washington (4-5, 4-3 Big Sky) on Saturday night in Alex G. Spanos Stadium (11,075).

November 10, 2011
Cal Poly End Brandon Roberts Earns CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 Honor
For the second straight year, Cal Poly defensive end Brandon Roberts has been selected to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District 8 first team.

November 5, 2011
Four-Game Cal Poly Winning Streak Snapped as UC Davis Earns 24-17 Victory
Colton Silveria ran for two touchdowns and Randy Wright passed for another, all in the first half, as UC Davis built a 21-3 advantage and held on for a 24-17 victory over Cal Poly in a Great West Conference football game and the eighth edition of the Battle for the Golden Horseshoe on Saturday afternoon at Aggie Stadium.

November 4, 2011
Cal Poly Football Plays Final Great West Game Saturday Afternoon at UC Davis
Cal Poly (5-3, 3-0 Great West), which has won each of its three Great West Conference games by a total of 11 points and has had to come from behind for all three victories, plays its final Great West Conference game Saturday afternoon against UC Davis (2-6, 0-2 Great West) in Aggie Stadium (10,849). Kickoff in the Battle for the Golden Horseshoe is set for 2:05 p.m. PDT.

October 30, 2011
Cal Poly's Langford and Broadous Earn Weekly Honors
Cal Poly sophomore placekicker James Langford, who kicked a 39-yard field goal with 36 seconds remaining in a 27-24 victory over South Dakota on Saturday, has been named co-Special Teams Player of the Week by the Great West Conference. Meanwhile, College Sports Madness has named Cal Poly junior quarterback Andre Broadous as its Great West Player of the Week for his exceptional performance against South Dakota.

October 29, 2011
Cal Poly Rallies to Beat South Dakota, Clinching Tie for Great West Title
A 44-yard punt return by Greg Francis set up a game-winning 39-yard field goal by James Langford as Cal Poly rallied from a 17-0 halftime deficit to beat No. 17 South Dakota 27-24 in a Great West Conference football game Saturday night before 10,557 inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

October 28, 2011
Cal Poly Football to Host South Dakota Armed With 3-Game Winning Streak
Cal Poly (4-3, 2-0 Great West), which opened Great West Conference play with come-from-behind four-point victories over both defending conference champion Southern Utah and then-No. 20 North Dakota, continues its run of four consecutive Great West Conference games Saturday night against No. 15/17 South Dakota (5-3, 2-0 Great West) in Alex G. Spanos Stadium (11,075). Kickoff is set for 6:05 p.m. PDT.

October 26, 2011
Cal Poly to Host Yale for Football Game in 2013
Cal Poly and Yale have agreed to play one football game during the 2013 season. The Mustangs will be playing an Ivy League school for the first time while the Bulldogs will be making their third trip to California in the 137-year history of the Yale football program, following trips to the University of San Diego in 1999 and 2005.

October 25, 2011
Langford Earns Another National Honor for Placekicking Performance
Cal Poly sophomore placekicker James Langford has been honored again by College Football Performance Awards for his perfect day of kicking at North Dakota on Saturday.

October 22, 2011
Cal Poly Takes Two-Game Football Winning Streak to North Dakota Saturday
Cal Poly (3-3, 1-0 Great West), which opened Great West Conference play with a come-from-behind 31-27 victory over defending conference champion Southern Utah, continues its run of four consecutive Great West Conference games Saturday afternoon against No. 20 North Dakota (4-2, 1-0 Great West) in the Alerus Center (12,283) at Grand Forks, N.D. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. PDT and the contest will be broadcast live on ESPN Radio (1280 am) with Tom Barket providing the play-by-play and Eric Burdick doing color commentary. The game also will be televised on DirecTV 617. Links for audio and video streams as well as live stats will be available on www.GoPoly.com.

October 22, 2011
Cal Poly Football Holds on Late to Defeat North Dakota, 23-19
Junior quarterback Andre Broadous threw a pair of touchdown passes and sophomore placekicker James Langford kicked three field goals as Cal Poly overcame an early 6-0 deficit, built a 23-6 lead and held on to beat North Dakota 23-19 in a Great West Conference football game Saturday afternoon inside the Alerus Center.

October 17, 2011
Trio of Mustangs Honored for Performances in Southern Utah Football Game
Saturday's come-from-behind 31-27 victory over defending Great West Conference champion Southern Utah has resulted in numerous player of the week awards for Cal Poly football players -- senior fullback Jake Romanelli, senior defensive end Kyle Murphy and sophomore tackle Sullivan Grosz.

October 16, 2011
Cal Poly Defensive End Kyle Murphy Named Great West Defensive Player of the Week
Cal Poly senior defensive end Kyle Murphy, who recorded three sacks and a pair of forced fumbles in Saturday's 31-27 victory over Southern Utah, has been selected Great West Conference defensive player of the week.

October 15, 2011
Cal Poly Football Rallies to Beat Southern Utah, 31-27
Junior quarterback Andre Broadous scored the go-ahead touchdown on a four-yard run with 45 seconds to play and senior safety Greg Francis sealed the victory with an interception with one second to go as Cal Poly rallied to defeat Southern Utah 31-27 in a Great West Conference football game Saturday night before 8,232 in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

October 10, 2011
Cal Poly to Host Southern Utah for 2011 Homecoming Football Game
Cal Poly (2-3, 0-0 Great West), which has won both of its home games this season but is 0-3 on the road, celebrates Homecoming and opens Great West Conference play Saturday night at Alex G. Spanos Stadium (11,075), hosting defending Great West champion Southern Utah (3-3, 0-2 Great West). Kickoff is set for 6:05 p.m. PDT and the contest will be broadcast live on ESPN Radio (1280 am) and KSBY-TV (Channel 6).

October 8, 2011
Cal Poly to Play Three of Next Four Football Games at Home
Cal Poly (1-3, 0-0 Great West), which has won its only home game of the season but is 0-3 on the road, will play three of its next four games at Alex G. Spanos Stadium (11,075), beginning Saturday afternoon with Central Oklahoma (1-4, NCAA Division II Independent).

October 8, 2011
Cal Poly Rallies to Defeat Division II Central Oklahoma, 44-25
Junior quarterback Andre Broadous rushed for three touchdowns, senior fullback Jake Romanelli and senior slotback Mark Rodgers each cracked the 100-yard mark and senior cornerback Asa Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown for the second time this season as Cal Poly rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Division II Central Oklahoma 44-25 in a non-conference football game Saturday night before 7,426 in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

October 4, 2011
Cal Poly to Play Nevada in 2016; Five Other Games Against FBS Schools Set
The last football team to shut out Cal Poly is back on the schedule. Mustang head football coach Tim Walsh and director of athletics Don Oberhelman announced Tuesday that Cal Poly will play Nevada on Sept. 10, 2016. Cal Poly also will play its first game ever against a Pacific-10 Conference school in 2015, visiting Arizona State at Sun Devil Stadium on Sept. 19, 2015.

September 24, 2011
Second-Half Rally Falls Short as Cal Poly Drops 47-30 Decision to Northern Illinois
Senior quarterback Chandler Harnish passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as Northern Illinois of the Football Championship Subdivision defeated Cal Poly 47-30 in a non-conference football game Saturday afternoon at Huskie Stadium.

September 19, 2011
Cal Poly to Visit Northern Illinois for Another FBS Matchup on Saturday
Cal Poly (1-2, 0-0 Great West), coming off its first win of the 2011 football season following setbacks at San Diego State and Montana, will play its first game in the state of Illinois in 15 years Saturday afternoon, visiting Northern Illinois (1-2, 0-0 Mid-American). Kickoff on Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium (24,000, Field Turf) is set for 12:30 p.m. PDT

September 18, 2011
Jackson Named Great West Defensive Player of the Week
Senior cornerback Asa Jackson, whose 100-yard interception return tied a school record and sparked Cal Poly to a 48-14 victory over South Dakota State on Saturday, has been named defensive player of the week by the Great West Conference.

September 17, 2011
Pair of Interception Returns for Touchdowns Spark Cal Poly to Victory
Senior cornerback Asa Jackson returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown while junior quarterback Andre Broadous ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more scores as Cal Poly opened the home portion of its 2011 football schedule Saturday afternoon with a 48-14 victory over South Dakota State before a sellout crowd of 11,075 in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

September 13, 2011
Langford Earns National Honor for Placekicking Performance
Cal Poly sophomore placekicker James Langford has been honored by College Football Performance Awards for his perfect day of kicking at Montana last Saturday.

September 12, 2011
Cal Poly Opens Home Slate Saturday Afternoon Against South Dakota State
The French Hospital Medical Center Cal Poly football team (0-2,0-0 Great West), which opened its third campaign under head coach Tim Walsh with two losses on the road -- a 49-21 setback at San Diego State and a 37-23 verdict at Montana, opens the home portion of its 2011 season Saturday afternoon by hosting South Dakota State (1-1, 0-0 Missouri Valley).

September 10, 2011
No. 15 Montana Rallies in Second Half for 37-23 Win Over Mustangs
Sophomore quarterback Jordan Johnson passed for 240 yards, two touchdowns and a two-point conversion and also ran for two points as No. 15 Montana rallied from a 20-14 third-quarter deficit to beat Cal Poly 37-23 in a non-conference football game between two future Big Sky Conference foes Saturday afternoon before 25,855 at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

September 9, 2011
Cal Poly Unveils Multiple Tailgate Options for 2011 Football Season
Over 240 tailgating spots are open for sale and use in both lot H-12 on campus as well as on California Boulevard adjacent to Alex G. Spanos Stadium for Cal Poly football fans this fall.

September 5, 2011
Cal Poly to Visit Montana Seeking First Victory of 2011 Season
Cal Poly (0-1,0-0 Great West), which opened its third campaign under head coach Tim Walsh with a 49-21 setback at San Diego State, concludes its season-opening two-game road trip Saturday afternoon with a stop at Missoula, Mont., against Montana (0-1, 0-0 Big Sky).

September 3, 2011
Cal Poly Falls to San Diego State, 49-21, in Season Opener
Senior quarterback Ryan Lindley threw four touchdown passes and sophomore running back Ronnie Hillman rushed for 189 yards and two more scores as San Diego State defeated Cal Poly 49-21 in a season-opening non-conference football game Saturday night at Qualcomm Stadium.

August 29, 2011
Cal Poly to Visit San Diego State Seeking Third Straight Victory
Cal Poly (0-0,0-0 Great West), which recorded its seventh winning season in the last eight years with a 7-4 mark in 2010, visits San Diego State (0-0, 0-0 Mountain West) for the third time in six years Saturday night, seeking its third straight victory against the Aztecs.

August 22, 2011
Mustangs Receive Votes in FCS Coaches Poll
The final preseason Football Championship Subdivision poll has been released and, like The Sports Network media poll, Cal Poly received votes but not enough to crack the Top 25 in the FCS Coaches Poll.

August 22, 2011
Jackson Named Great West Preseason Defensive Player of Year
For the second straight year, Cal Poly senior cornerback Asa Jackson has been selected as the Great West Conference's preseason defensive player of the year by the league's five head coaches.

August 20, 2011
Mustangs Score Five Touchdowns in Final Scrimmage
Cal Poly amassed 468 yards in total offense and scored four touchdowns while Troy Shotwell returned an interception 53 yards for another score in the final scrimmage of the 2011 Fall Camp on Saturday in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

August 18, 2011
Final Scrimmage of 2011 Fall Camp Set for Saturday Morning
Cal Poly's second and final scrimmage of the 2011 Fall Camp will be held Saturday morning in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

August 16, 2011
Cal Poly Receives Votes in Sports Network Preseason Media Poll
Cal Poly received some votes, but not enough to crack the Top 25 in The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Preseason Poll.

August 15, 2011
Restelli Earns Tackle for Miami in NFL Exhibition Opener
Former Cal Poly linebacker Mark Restelli made a special teams tackle in his first National Football League game Saturday night as the Miami Dolphins defeated the Atlanta Falcons 28-23 in an exhibition game at the Georgia Dome.

August 13, 2011
Freshmen Score Pair of Touchdowns in Cal Poly Scrimmage
A trio of true freshmen accounted for the pair of touchdowns recorded in Cal Poly's football scrimmage Saturday on the artificial turf of the upper fields at the Cal Poly Sports Complex.

August 12, 2011
Cal Poly to Conduct First of Two Fall Camp Scrimmages Saturday
The first of two scrimmages scheduled for Cal Poly's 2011 Fall Camp will be held Saturday morning on the upper field of the Sports Complex.

August 10, 2011
Jackson, Cooper Land on FCS Senior Scout Bowl's South Team
Defensive end Gavin Cooper and cornerback Asa Jackson, both seniors on the 2011 Cal Poly football team, have been selected to the South's second team of the 2011 preseason football All-American Teams by the FCS Senior Scout Bowl selection committee.

August 10, 2011
Mustangs Picked by Coaches to Finish Second in Great West
Southern Utah edged Cal Poly by one point and has been selected by the league’s five head coaches to repeat as Great West Conference football champion in 2011.

August 8, 2011
Click to enlarge Third Season Under Walsh Opens With 2.5-Hour Practice Session
Cal Poly's first practice of fall camp Monday saw 22 newcomers, 17 redshirts, four transfers, a pair of walk-ons from spring drills and nearly 50 returning lettermen, including 14 starters, in fast-paced drills with no huddles at all.

August 4, 2011
Cal Poly to Open 2011 Fall Camp on Monday Afternoon
Cal Poly, which captured the first two Great West Conference championships, begins preparation Monday for the 2011 season, a campaign the Mustangs hope will end with the final Great West Conference title in their saddles.

July 27, 2011
Johnson Signs Free Agent Contract with Minnesota Vikings
Cal Poly wide receiver Dominique Johnson, who caught 90 passes in two seasons with the Mustangs, flew to Minneapolis on Tuesday and signed an undrafted free agent National Football League contract Wednesday

July 22, 2011
Jackson Continues to Corral Preseason Awards
The trophy case for Cal Poly senior-to-be cornerback Asa Jackson continues to expand despite the fact the 2011 football season has yet to begin

July 18, 2011
Jackson Lands on Preseason Buck Buchanan Award Watch List
Cal Poly senior-to-be cornerback Asa Jackson is one of 20 players selected to The Sports Network’s preseason Buck Buchanan Award watch list

July 10, 2011
Cornerback Asa Jackson Earns Preseason Honor From ESPN
Asa Jackson has been placed on a list of the 10 best non-Football Bowl Subvdivision players in the country by ESPN college football writer Bruce Feldman

June 20, 2011
Cooper, Jackson Earn Preseason All-America Honors
Gavin Cooper and Asa Jackson have been named honorable mentions on Consensus Draft Services' 2011 Preseason Football Championship Subdivision All-American teams

May 26, 2011
Mustang Coaches Contribute to Drills and Skills Manual
Josh Brown, Bryan Cook Among Over 100 Coaches and Professionals to Make Contributions

April 30, 2011
Kickers Decide 2011 Spring Game
Defense Edges Offense 33-32 as Walk-On Kicker Kody Fudenna Perfect on Three PAT Kicks