Fresno State In-Game Notes vs. Cal

    Sept. 3, 2011

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    Pre-Game Notes
    • Fresno State captains: 8, 41, 53,
    • Bulldogs won the toss, deferred to second half. Cal to receive opening kickoff and Fresno State will defend the North goal.
    • New York Giants quarterback David Carr made it to the season-opener to see little brother, Derek, make his first career start. Kenny Wiggins, another former Bulldog, was also in attendance at the game.

    1st Quarter
    L.J. Jones intercepted a pass on Cal's first first-down of the game, setting up the Bulldogs with a first-and-10 on the Bear 16-yard line.
    Robbie Rouse scored on a 9-yard run for Fresno State's first points of the year. The score came at 13:16.
    Cody Wichmann blocked Cal's extra-point attempt at 8:24, which was Fresno State's 58th blocked punt or kick since 2002. That figure is the most in the nation.
    • Wichmann blocked a second PAT at 5:45.
    • After Fresno State's first touchdown drive, the `Dogs did not get another first down until Derek Carr hit Devon Wylie on a 56-yard pass on the second-to-last play of the quarter.
    • Cal outgained the Bulldogs, 226-85 in the first quarter.

    2nd Quarter
    Kyle Knox tackled Isi Sofele for a loss of one yard at 9:51. It was Fresno State's first tackle behind the line of scrimmage in the game.
    Logan Harrell sacked Maynard at 7:11 for a loss of 14 yards. It was Harrell's 13.5 sack of his career.
    • Cristin Wilson, who started in place of the injured Phillip Thomas at free safety, recovered a fumble in the end zone at 4:16 to give cut Cal's lead down to 19-14.
    • Fresno State converted just one of six third-down attempts in the first half.


     

     

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