Despite a physical showing by Cal Poly, the Mustangs fell to the Aztecs 38-22 in a hard fought match held in San Diego.
The Mustangs fought the entire match and certainly improved after half time. However, the Mustangs committed far too many penalties which led to two yellow cards toward the end of the first half and a stretch where the game was played 15 on 13. San Diego State capitalized and worked field position to keep the pressure on Cal Poly.
Cal Poly was able to punch in four tries by senior scrumhalf Colin Malcolm, senior lock Charlie Hamilton, senior flyhalf Stuart Sharpe, and junior lock Bobby McNeal.
Physicality and skilled open play were the Mustangs strong points as well as the set piece, but the penalties and defensive errors were too much to overcome.
The Mustangs are focusing this week on reloading and preparing for a home match against St. Mary’s Saturday, April 2nd.