Cal Poly 17

(3-0, 0-0 Big Sky)

Sacramento St 10

(0-2, 0-0 Big Sky)

9:05 PM ET, September 16, 2006

Hornet Stadium, Sacramento, CA

1 2 3 4 T
CP 7 0 3 717
SAC 0 3 0 710

Top Performers

Passing: M. Brennan (CP) - 258 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: K. Daniels (SAC) - 20 CAR, 54 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Barden (CP) - 9 REC, 200 YDS, 2 TD

Cal Poly 17, Sacramento State 10

SACRAMENTO (AP) -- Matt Brennan threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns as third-rank Cal Poly barely defeated host Sacramento State 17-10 on Saturday night.

Ramses Barden caught nine passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns for the Mustangs (3-0), who have won seven straight regular-season games dating back to last season.

Kris Daniels carried 20 times for 54 yards and one touchdown for the Hornets (0-2), who have lost four consecutive games to the Mustangs.

Cal Poly scored on its first offensive play of the game when Brennan hit Barden for a 59-yard TD pass in the first quarter. The Mustangs gave up their first points of the season after Juan Gamboa kicked a 34-yard field goal in the second quarter for the Hornets.

Without throwing a pass, Sacramento State controlled the ball on offense for nearly 18 minutes in the first half.

Nick Coromelas kicked a 26-yard field goal with 10:33 left in the third period to put the Mustangs up 10-3. Brennan and Barden hooked up again for a 17-yard TD to start the fourth quarter.

After Brennan fumbled the ball on the Hornets' 1-yard line, the quarterback had to chase linebacker Tyson Butler, who recovered the miscue, 79 yards down to the Mustangs' 17-yard line. Daniels scored on a 10-yard run four plays later for the final score.