Scores

Final

South Dakota 22

(2-4, 0-1 MVFC)

Cal Poly 49

(3-1, 1-0 Big Sky)

9:05 PM ET, October 4, 2008

Alex G. Spanos Stadium, San Luis Obispo, CA

1 2 3 4 T
SDAK 0 7 0 1522
CP 21 7 14 749

Top Performers

Passing: J. Dally (CP) - 162 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: N. Shepard (SDAK) - 12 CAR, 92 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: R. Barden (CP) - 5 REC, 158 YDS, 3 TD

Cal Poly-SLO 49, South Dakota 22

Associated Press

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Ramses Barden caught three touchdown passes and James Noble ran for two more scores as No. 8 Cal Poly defeated South Dakota 49-22 in a Great West Conference game Saturday at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

Barden caught five passes for 158 yards while Noble rushed for 109 yards on just 10 carries for Cal Poly (3-1). South Dakota, which lost despite accumulating 447 yards in total offense, fell to 2-4. The Coyotes are in their first year of transition to Division I.

Cal Poly jumped to a 21-0 lead in the first 11 minutes of the game and never looked back. Barden caught scoring passes of 34 and 10 yards from senior quarterback Jonathan Dally, sandwiched around a 34-yard touchdown run by Noble for the quick 21-0 lead with 4:24 left in the opening period.

Barden caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Dally with a minute to go before halftime as Cal Poly went into the locker room with a 28-7 advantage.

In the third period, Noble and Dally each ran one yard for a Mustang touchdown and a 42-7 cushion.

Junior fullback Jon Hall notched the final Cal Poly score, a 47-yard run down the right sideline with 9:33 to play.

South Dakota junior quarterback Noah Shepard accounted for all three of his teams touchdowns. He ran one yard in the second period for his first touchdown, one yard for another score early in the fourth quarter and two yards for the Coyotes final score with 3:30 to go in the game. Shepard finished with 92 yards on 12 rushes and completed 18 of 34 passes for 211 yards.

Cal Poly has its third bye of the season next week, returning to action Oct. 18 at South Dakota State in Brookings, S.D.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SDAK
CP
1st Downs2421
Total Yards447463
Passing257162
Rushing190301
Penalties9-706-50
3rd Down Conversions7-157-11
4th Down Conversions2-21-2
Turnovers20
Possession33:2926:31

Passing Leaders

South DakotaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Shepard18/342116.201
Cal PolyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dally6/1016216.230

Rushing Leaders

South DakotaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Shepard12927.7324
Newton5285.6015
Cal PolyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Noble1010910.9234
Hall9889.8147

Receiving Leaders

South DakotaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Oberle67813.0026
Landry55911.8035
Cal PolyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Barden515831.6367
Noble144.004

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSDAKCP
TD10:20Ramses Barden 34 Yd Pass From Jonathan Dally (Andrew Gardner Kick) 07
TD09:15James Noble 34 Yd Run (Andrew Gardner Kick) 014
TD04:24Ramses Barden 10 Yd Pass From Jonathan Dally (Andrew Gardner Kick) 021
SECOND QUARTERSDAKCP
TD07:29Noah Shepard 1 Yd Run (Justin Veazie Kick) 721
TD01:04Ramses Barden 16 Yd Pass From Jonathan Dally (Andrew Gardner Kick) 728
THIRD QUARTERSDAKCP
TD09:09James Noble 1 Yd Run (Andrew Gardner Kick) 735
TD00:48Jonathan Dally 1 Yd Run (Andrew Gardner Kick) 742
FOURTH QUARTERSDAKCP
TD11:12Noah Shepard 1 Yd Run (Dante Warren Run For Two-Point Conversion) 1542
TD09:33Jon Hall 47 Yd Run (Andrew Gardner Kick) 1549
TD03:30Noah Shepard 2 Yd Run (Justin Veazie Kick) 2249