The conditions in Davis were perfect as Cal Poly was just too physical and persistent for the Aggies, leading to a 48-12 victory for the Mustangs.
An outstanding overall team performance by the Mustangs, including eight tries scored by six different players, was enough to come out clearly on top despite a gritty performance from the young Aggie team.
The Mustangs came out strong and displayed their strength and physical dominance in the forward pack early. However, the Aggies held off the Mustang attack for almost the first quarter of the match. The Mustangs continued to keep the pressure on and maintained the majority of possession throughout the match.
Cal Poly found the try line three times in the first half and allowed one Davis player across, bringing the halftime score to 17-5. In the second forty the Mustangs opened up the match and the new look lineup began to click. Matt Verga took advantage of his first start this season at fly-half by keeping the Aggies guessing and the entire backline did a good job of converting opportunities.
The Mustangs that found the try zone were senior lock Charlie Hamilton, senior lock Nick Sullivan, junior wing Landis Nasser, freshman fullback Dom Ferri, and two tries each for senior prop Kris Osterloh and junior wing Jake Gersh. Dom Ferri also added conversions on four tries.
Cal Poly is looking forward to clashing with the top team in the country Cal Berkeley next Satuday, April 23rd in San Luis Obispo.