The Northern Colorado Bears lost their fourth game in a row Saturday night, losing 56-28 to Cal Poly. The loss drops the Bears to 1-5 on the season and 0-3 in the Big Sky Conference. Cal Poly, now a prohibitive favorite to win the Big Sky title, remained undefeated with the win.
The two teams exchanged touchdowns through the first quarter, entering the second tied at 14. Cal Poly slowly pulled away, though, scoring four unanswered touchdowns through the second and third quarters. By the time Jace Davis caught the Bears' next score with 9:06 to play, Cal Poly had scored 49.
The Bears were led by junior quarterback Seth Lobato, who finished the game 27 for 37 with 278 yards and two touchdown passes. Lobato added 24 yards on the ground and a rushing touchdown, as well. Halfback Tromaine Davis rushed for 52 yards and a score.
Cal Poly's running attack was unstoppable, racking up 308 yards on the ground. Senior Deonte Williams led the attack with 22 carries for 117 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Andre Broadus threw for 195 yards on just 12 attempts, adding another 68 yards rushing. Sophomore Kristaan Ivory added 46 yards and two scores on just three carries.
Northern Colorado faces fellow Big Sky cellar-dweller Idaho State next week.