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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Chris Brown ran for 154 yards and two touchdowns and Cal Poly ran away from Portland State 42-14 in the Big Sky opener for both teams Saturday night.
Cal Poly (1-2) amassed 531 yards of offense, including 470 on the ground. In addition to Brown, Kori Garcia gained 103 yards on 18 carries and seven other rushers ran for 10 or more yards.
Garcia scored on a 5-yard run in the first quarter to get things rolling. Brown had touchdown runs of 3- and 32-yards in the second quarter to build a 21-0 lead at intermission.
The Mustangs continued the onslaught in the third, with Brandon Howe's 4-yard touchdown run and Brown's 4-yard pass to Howe for another score. Howe had 81 yards on 14 carries.
Portland State scored twice in the fourth on Steven Long's 27-yard run and Kieran McDonagh's 17-yard pass to Roston Tatum.