By Alex Goff
April 3, 2004 — Cal Poly got a huge confidence boost with a decisive 58-18 victory over Cal Saturday.
While the #2-ranked Cal got much-needed high-level playing time for its reserve players.
"You win championships by being able to bring fresh players on for both games in a weekend," said Cal head coach Jack Clark before Saturday's game. "Right now what we need to do is ensure we have the depth we need."
Cal Poly struck first with a penalty goal before Cal answered with a converted try off a quick-tap penalty.
But a physical and strong Cal Poly side ran in four quick tries to open up a lead the Mustangs would not relinquish.
So what does it mean? It means Cal Poly aren't just beating up on weak opposition. They can play. It means one of Cal's greatest strengths over the years, their depth, may not be as great as in previous seasons.
But aside from achieving both teams' goals, the game decided little else.
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