OGDEN, Utah – Andre Broadous threw a career-high three touchdown passes, defensive tackle Barrett Wangara returned an interception 58 yards for a score late in the third quarter and undefeated Cal Poly pulled away to beat winless Weber State 45-23 on Friday night.
Broadous completed 6 of 11 passes for 99 yards for the Mustangs (3-0 Big Sky, 5-0). Kristaan Ivory had 10 carries for 89 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for 30 yards and another score, and Brandon Howe ran nine times for 78 yards and a touchdown and had three receptions for 23 yards and another touchdown.
C.J. Tuckett led Weber State (0-3, 0-6) in rushing with 98 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. Mike Hoke was 22 of 39 for 291 yards passing.
Cal Poly scored 17 points in a 3:58 span late in the third quarter and early in the fourth. Wangara started the spree with his interception return, Bobby Zalud made a 44-yard field goal, and Broadous made it 38-20 with a 34-yard scoring pass to Willie Tucker. After Weber State’s Shaun McClain made a 25-yard field goal, Howe scored on a 37-yard run to complete the scoring.
Tuckett scored on a 6-yard run to give Weber State a 20-14 lead early in the third quarter, and Cal Poly regained the lead on Ivory’s 5-yard run.
Cal Poly led 14-13 at the half.
Broadous threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Ivory to give Cal Poly a 7-6 early lead in the second quarter, Weber State pulled ahead on Hoke’s 9-yard pass to Erik Walker, and Broadous countered with an 8-yard scoring pass to Howe. McClain made 22- and 46-yard field goals in the first quarter.