FILE: Weber State head coach Jay Hill watches during the first half of the NCAA college football game against Utah on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Salt Lake City.
Rick Bowmer

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Josh Davis ran for 177 yards and two touchdowns, and Weber State forced a late turnover and held off Cal Poly for a 24-17 victory on Saturday night.

Weber State (1-1) has won three straight games against Cal Poly (0-2). Davis opened the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, and his 5-yard TD run gave the Wildcats a 24-10 lead with 8:12 remaining.

Joe Protheroe's 1-yard touchdown run capped a 13-play, 75-yard drive to pull Cal Poly to 24-17 with 3:41 to play. Weber State went three-and-out on its next series, and the Mustangs drove to the Wildcats 38 with 2:33 left, but Johah Williams forced quarterback Jake Jeffrey to fumble.

Jeffrey was 9 of 17 for 133 yards passing and had a touchdown run.

The game was a nonconference game and will not count in the Big Sky Conference standings.