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Cal Poly 38, South Dakota 24
Saturday, Nov 6, 2010

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP)—Mark Rodgers ran for 235 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries as Cal Poly defeated South Dakota 38-24 Saturday.

Rodgers had second-half scoring runs of 44 and 74 yards as the Mustangs (7-3, 2-1 Great West) scored the final 21 points to overcome a 24-17 third-quarter deficit. Cal Poly had 379 yards rushing as a team.

Dante Warren threw touchdown passes of 31 and 17 yards to Will Powell in the first half as South Dakota (4-6, 1-3) jumped out to a 14-0 lead. Warren was 17 of 37 passing for 270 yards, and Powell caught 6 passes for 168 yards.

Cal Poly rallied to tie the game at 17 on Rodgers’ 44-yard TD in the third quarter, but South Dakota retook the lead on a 40-yard interception return by Demetrius Turner with 3:29 left in the period.

Jake Romenelli’s 2-yard run for Cal Poly tied it back up, 24-24, before Rodgers scored again to take the lead for good.

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