2005 Cal Poly Mustangs football team

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2005 Cal Poly Mustangs football
GWFC co-champion
Division I-AA 1st Round,
W 35–21 vs. Montana
Division I-AA Quarterfinal,
L 7–14 vs. Texas State
Conference Great West Football Conference
2005 record 9–4 (4–1 GWFC)
Head coach Rich Ellerson (5th season)
Home stadium Mustang Stadium
(Capacity: 8,500)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Great West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#6 Cal Poly +^   4 1         9 4  
UC Davis +   4 1         6 5  
North Dakota State   3 2         7 4  
South Dakota State   3 2         6 5  
Southern Utah   1 4         1 9  
Northern Colorado   0 5         4 7  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant

The 2005 Cal Poly Mustangs football team represented California Polytechnic State University[note 1] during the 2005 NCAA Division I-AA football season.

Cal Poly competed in the Great West Football Conference (GWFC). The Mustangs were led by fifth-year head coach Rich Ellerson and played home games at Mustang Stadium in San Luis Obispo, California. The team finished the regular season as co-champion of the GWFC, with a record of eight wins and three losses (8–3, 4–1 GWFC).

At the end of the season, the Mustangs qualified for the Division I-AA playoffs. In the first playoff game they defeated Montana. In the quarterfinal playoff game they were defeated by Texas State. That brought their final record to nine wins and four losses (9–4, 4–1 GWFC). The Mustangs outscored their opponents 354–232 for the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 3 at Troy* No. 17 Movie Gallery StadiumTroy, Alabama L 10–27  
September 10 Sacramento State[note 2]* No. 19 Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California W 37–13   6,786[1]
September 17 No. 11 Montana State* No. 18 Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 38–10  
September 24 at South Dakota State No. 12 Coughlin–Alumni StadiumBrookings, South Dakota W 24–16  
October 1 at Northern Colorado No. 10 Nottingham FieldGreeley, Colorado W 31–14  
October 8 No. 12 North Dakota State No. 6 Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 37–6   6,923
October 22 at No. 9 Montana* No. 3 Washington–Grizzly StadiumMissoula, Montana L 27–36   23,565[2]
October 29 at UC Davis No. 10 Toomey FieldDavis, California (Rivalry) L 13–20  
November 5 No. 11 Eastern Washington* No. 18 Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 40–35  
November 12 Southern Utah No. 15 Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 20–10  
November 19 Idaho State* No. 13 Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 35–10  
2005 I-AA Playoffs
November 26 at No. 9 Montana* No. 10 Washington–Grizzly StadiumMissoula, Montana (Division I-AA 1st Round Playoff) W 35–21   16,162[2]
December 3 at No. 4 Texas State* No. 10 Bobcat StadiumSan Marcos, Texas (Division I-AA Quarterfinal Playoff) L 7–14  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Sports Network Division I-AA Poll.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following Cal Poly Mustang players were selected in the 2006 NFL Draft.[5][6][7]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Chris Gocong Defensive end 3 71 Philadelphia Eagles

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The official name of Cal Poly is California Polytechnic State University. However, it has been more commonly known as either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or just Cal Poly since 1947.
  2. ^ The official name of Sacramento State has been California State University, Sacramento since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Sacramento State.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hornet Sports.com: Football (Cal Poly)". Retrieved April 25, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Montana Grizzlies Media Guide Archived August 17, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo Yearly Results". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Cal Poly Football; 2016 Media Guide". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  5. ^ "2006 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Draft History: Cal Poly – S.L.O." Retrieved March 18, 2017.