Slow Start Can't Stop Bulldogs vs. SJSU
Bulldogs Reign Supreme at the Rose Bowl :; Fresno State 36, UCLA 31 :: Sept. 27, 2008
Tom Brandstater throws four touchdown passes
Fresno State 40, Georgia Tech 28
Fresno State 49, Nevada 41
Fresno State: The premier quarterback in the Western Athletic Conference entering his senior season ... ranked among the top 15 quarterbacks in the country by many college experts ... has great range and arm strength ... has shown tremendous leadership over the last two seasons ... entering his third season as a starting quarterback ... a smart player, who graduated the summer before his junior year and is working on a Master's degree ... a candidate for Academic All-America honors ... coming off his best season as a Bulldog and enters the 2008 campaign with his two best single-game performances in wins over Kansas State and Georgia Tech ... named the MVP of the 2007 Roady's Humanitarian Bowl ... enters his senior season No. 10 on Fresno State's career passing yardage list with 4,193 yards and touchdowns list with 29. (2007) Finished the 2007 season as hot as any quarterback in the nation, guiding the Bulldogs to dominating wins over Kansas State and Georgia Tech ... threw for 2,654 yards and 15 touchdowns with just five interceptions ... completed 62.9 percent of his passes ... rushed for 118 total yards and three touchdowns ... threw for a career-high 313 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Kansas State ... was named the Toyota/gobulldogs.com student-athlete of the week after his performance against Kansas State ... selected the MVP of the Roady's Humanitarian Bowl after leading the Bulldogs to a 40-28 win ... he had 285 passing yards and 40 rushing yards against the Yellow Jackets and directed an offense that rolled up nearly 600 yards on the nation's seventh-ranked defense ... over the final three games of the seasons, he averaged 267.7 passing yards per game, throwing three touchdowns, rushing for three more and never turned the ball over ... (2006) Played in 11 games and started 10 for the Dogs in his first full season of action ... led the Dogs to a season-opening win over Nevada on national television in his first career start ... completed 55% of his passes on the season and threw 13 touchdowns ... passed for 1,490 yards ... threw for a career-high three touchdowns against Louisiana Tech, leading the Dogs to a 34-27 win on the road on ESPN ... rushed for 86 yards and one touchdown ... selected to the Academic All-WAC team and an honor student at the Kiwanis Torch of Excellence Dinner. (2005) Played in eight games as the backup to All-WAC quarterback Paul Pinegar ... threw 13 passes on the year, completing six ... threw a touchdown late against Weber State ... passed for a season-high 36 yards on three completions against Utah State. (2004) Redshirted.
High School: First-team All-District Modesto Bee as a defensive back ... guided his team into the Sac-Joaquin Section Championship against Stockton Lincoln ... directed primarily a rushing offense that did not display his true passing ability but still threw for over 1,000 yards as a senior ... was the top QB in Fresno State's Summer Football Camp.
Personal: Born Oct. 21, 1984 ... parents' names are William and Sharen Brandstater ... has one brother, Stan, and two sisters, Mary and Grace ... enjoys any kind of sport and hanging out with family and friends ... came to Fresno State because it's a program on the rise ... earned his bachelor's degree in Communications prior to the start of his junior season (Spring 2007) and is working on a Master's degree.
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