SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) -- Jon Grant hit Tony Kays with a
14-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds to play, lifting UC Davis to
a 36-33 victory over Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in a Great West
Football Conference game.
Trailing 33-28, the Aggies drove 53 yards in just four plays for
the winning score. Daniel Fells caught a 2-point conversion pass
Cal Poly, ranked fifth in NCAA Division I-AA, overcame a 21-7
halftime deficit, but couldn't hold onto leads of 24-21 and 33-28.
It suffered its first loss of the season after seven straight wins,
losing before a record crowd of 9,387 in Mustang Stadium.
The Mustangs fell to 7-1 while UC Davis improved to 6-2. Both
teams are 3-1 in the Great West.
Grant completed 21 of 40 passes for 393 yards and two touchdowns
and rushed 17 times for 53 yards for the Aggies. Kays and Kevin
Freeman each caught six passes for UC Davis and Fells had five.
Mustangs quarterback Anthony Garnett was 21-of-34 for 377 yards
and threw four touchdown passes for the second time in three weeks.
Darrell Jones caught seven passes for 168 yards and one score, and
Jason Holmes had six catches for 51 yards and two touchdowns. Jonah
Russell added five catches for 120 yards and a score.
The teams amassed nearly 1,000 yards in total offense, with Cal
Poly gaining 494 yards and UC Davis 477.
Davis built its 21-7 lead on a 70-yard pass from Grant to Jesse
Oliva, a 3-yard run by Nelson Doris and a 10-yard run by Grant.
Cal Poly, which scored its lone first-half touchdown on a
79-yard pass from Garnett to Jones in the first quarter, outscored
the Aggies 26-7 in the first 25 minutes of the second half. Garnett
hit Holmes with a 7-yard scoring pass, then threw a 70-yarder to
Russell and a 4-yarder to Holmes.
Byungwoo Yoon added field goals of 42 and 23 yards as the
Mustangs built a 33-28 lead with 5:26 to play.
Defensive leaders for UC Davis were Ryan Sharp and Pila
Fatukala, each with nine tackles. Ben Reece had eight tackles,
including three for lost yardage, and Dan Elbanna had eight stops.
Cal Poly linebacker Jordan Beck had 16 tackles and broke up two
passes, while lineman Chris Gocong added nine tackles, including 2½