Boise State overcame giving up six points with a forfeit at 133 pounds by winning seven of the remaining nine matches to earn the victory. Six of the Broncos' wins came by decision, while one came by technical fall.
After dropping the 197 pound match by major decision to open up the dual, Boise State heavyweight Sam Zylstra earned the Broncos first points of the day with a 5-3 decision in overtime against Jim Powers. Alan Bartelli answered next with a 5-2 decision over Micah Ferguson to give Boise State its' first lead of the dual, 6-4.
That lead wouldn't last long, however, as the Mustangs retook the lead, 10-6, with the 133-pound forfeit by Boise State. No. 12 (InterMat) ranked Levi Jones would narrow the gap once again for the Broncos, however, wrestling to an upset victory over No. 4 Filip Novachkov, 8-5, in the 141-pound match.
He would be followed by Jason Chamberlain, who recaptured Boise State's lead (12-10) for the final time with an 11-6 decision against Nick Fisher. Adam Hall's 11-6 decision over Chase Pami at 157 pounds extended the Bronco lead to 15-10.
The Mustangs would keep things interesting with a win by decision at 165 pounds, narrowing the score to 15-13. That would be as close as the dual would get, however.
Nate Lee scored a 5-3 decision against Ryan DesRoches at 174 pounds to give the Broncos an 18-13 lead going into the final match. Kirk Smith then put the finishing touches on the win with a 20-4 techinical fall against Kelan Bragg at 184 pounds.
With the win Boise State remains perfect in Pac-10 Conference action at 4-0. The Broncos return to California next weekend (Jan. 29-30) for duals against Stanford and UC Davis.
Boise State 23, Cal Poly 13
197 - Ryan Smith (CP) major dec. Matt Casperson (BSU) 12-3
HWT - Sam Zylstra (BSU) dec. Jim Powers (CP) 5-3 (OT)
125 - Alan Bartelli (BSU) dec. Micah Ferguson (CP) 5-2
133 - Boris Novachkov (CP) dec. forfeit
141 - Levi Jones (BSU) dec. Filip Novachkov (CP) 8-5
149 - Jason Chamberlain (BSU) dec. Nick Fisher (CP) 11-6
157 - Adam Hall (BSU) dec. Chase Pami (CP) 11-6
165 - Steven Vasquez (CP) dec. Michael Cuthbertson (BSU) 6-5
174 - Nate Lee (BSU) dec. Ryan DesRoches (CP) 5-3
184 - Kirk Smith (BSU) tech fall Kelan Bragg (CP) 20-4