SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP)—Backup Doug Shumway threw two touchdown passes and Scottie Cordier had a 45-yard interception return for a score as Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo rallied to defeat Montana 35-33 on Saturday night.
Shumway, who replaced ineffective starter Tony Smith, was 3 of 3 passing for 128 yards. He threw an 83-yard scoring pass to David Mahr and connected with Dominique Johnson for a 25-yard TD.
The Mustangs (2-0) scored 21 straight points in the second half before the Grizzlies (1-1) put together a rally of their own.
Trailing 35-20, Montana pulled to within 35-33 with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns and got the ball back twice in the final three minutes of the game but failed to score again.
Montana’s Jabin Sambrano caught eight passes for 158 yards and a TD and Sam Gratton finished with eight catches for 124 yards and a score.