No. 24 USD Football were victors in the first round of the FCS playoff Saturday, defeating host No. 21 Cal Poly SLO 35-21 in an upset.
The Toreros scored a touchdown on their opening drive and never looked back. The 7-0 lead quickly turned into 14-0 with 6:42 left in the first quarter.
The Mustangs would answer back at the end of the second quarter, but the end of the half still saw USD leading 14-7. Cal Poly SLO would keep pace as the score increased to 28-21 in favor of the Toreros but USD put the game out of reach soon after.
USD is set to take on No. 1 North Dakota State in the second round Saturday, Dec. 3rd.
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