Scores

Final

Cal Poly 24

(2-0, 1-0 away)

Wyoming 22

(0-3, 0-2 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 15, 2012

War Memorial Stadium (WY), Laramie, WY

1 2 3 4 T
CP 14 0 7 324
WYO 0 15 0 722

Top Performers

Passing: C. Kirkegaard (WYO) - 123 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Williams (CP) - 19 CAR, 187 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Rufran (WYO) - 3 REC, 58 YDS

Cal Poly 24, Wyoming 22

Associated Press

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Deonte Williams rushed for 187 yards, including a 65-yard score on the game's fourth play, and Cal Poly held on for a 24-22 win over Wyoming on Saturday.

The Mustangs (2-0), a FCS school, improved their record to 4-12 against upper-division teams over the last 10 years.

Wyoming (0-3), playing without injured quarterback Brett Smith, struggled offensively all day but led 15-14 at the half.

Cal Poly reclaimed the lead, 21-15, on a 5-yard pass from Andre Broadous to Kristaan Ivory late in the third quarter. Bobby Zalud's 51-yard field goal with 9:49 left put the Mustangs up 24-15 and proved to be the difference.

Shaun Wick's third score of the day, a 14-yard rush, drew Wyoming within 24-22 with 7:34 left. But the Cowboys could not gain a first down on their final two drives, the last ending in an interception by Cal Poly's Nico Molino.

Williams' 187 yards, a career-high in a Mustang uniform, came on 19 carries. He reeled off long runs on Cal Poly's first two possessions, leading to a 14-0 advantage with just over five minutes gone. The first was a 65-yard TD and the second a 74-yard scamper that set up Ivory's 9-yard scoring run.

For quarterback Colby Kirkegaard's first start, the Cowboys employed a conservative approach, limiting long passes and relying more on the running game. Wyoming punted after its first four drives, but Kirkegaard completed his last eight passes of the first half and led the Cowboys to consecutive scores in the second quarter.

A 37-yard punt return by the Cowboys' Jalen Claiborne set up a 1-yard TD plunge by Wick, followed by a successful two-point conversion that drew Wyoming within 14-8. Wick scored again from one yard out just before intermission to give the Cowboys a 15-14 lead.

Cal Poly outgained Wyoming 359-260. The Cowboys entered the contest ranked 98th in total defense, yielding 431 yards a game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CP
WYO
1st Downs2014
Total Yards359260
Passing34123
Rushing325137
Penalties8-602-20
3rd Down Conversions9-202-12
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers11
Possession35:3924:21

Passing Leaders

Cal PolyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Broadous6/11312.811
WyomingC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kirkegaard15/231235.301

Rushing Leaders

Cal PolyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams191879.8174
Umoh21673.209
WyomingCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wick21643.0314
Miller10434.3012

Receiving Leaders

Cal PolyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tucker3186.0011
Ivory155.015
WyomingRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rufran35819.3027
Claiborne4276.809

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCPWYO
TD13:51Deonte Williams 65 Yd Run (Bobby Zalud Kick) 70
TD09:53Kristaan Ivory 9 Yd Run (Bobby Zalud Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERCPWYO
TD06:55Shaun Wick 1 Yd Run (Chris Mcneill Pass To Sonny Puletasi For Two-Point Conversion) 148
TD00:56Shaun Wick 1 Yd Run (Stuart Williams Kick) 1415
THIRD QUARTERCPWYO
TD04:57Kristaan Ivory 5 Yd Pass From Andre Broadous (Bobby Zalud Kick) 2115
FOURTH QUARTERCPWYO
FG09:49Bobby Zalud 51 Yd 2415
TD07:34Shaun Wick 14 Yd Run (Stuart Williams Kick) 2422