Cal Poly, San Diego schedule five future football games

By Kevin Kelley -

The Cal Poly Mustangs and the San Diego Toreros have scheduled five future football games with each other, has learned.

Copies of two contracts totaling the five games were obtained from California Polytechnic State University via a state public records request.

The first contract calls for San Diego to travel to play Cal Poly at Alex G. Spanos Stadium in San Luis Obispo on Aug. 31, 2019. Cal Poly will pay San Diego a $135,000 guarantee for the game, per the contract.

Cal Poly and San Diego will then play a four-game home-and-home series between 2020 and 2023, according to the terms of the second contract.

Cal Poly will host San Diego in San Luis Obispo on Sept. 19, 2020 and then again on Sept. 10, 2022. The Mustangs will travel to face the Toreros at Torero Stadium in San Diego on Sept. 4, 2021 and then again two seasons later on Sept. 9, 2023.

Per the agreement, Cal Poly will pay San Diego “the sum of $30,000 for year 2020 and 2022. No other final considerations were listed.

Both schools are members of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Cal Poly competes in the Big Sky Conference, while San Diego is a member of the Pioneer Football League.

Cal Poly and San Diego first met on the gridiron in 1959 and have played six times overall. Cal Poly led the series 5-0 until San Diego garnered their first win over the Mustangs in the first round of the 2016 FCS Playoffs.

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