Fresno State vs. Colorado In-Game Notes

Sept. 15, 2012

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Pre-Game Notes
• Fresno State captains: 4, 8, 16, 34
• Colorado won the toss, deferred to the second half. Fresno State will receive and defend the north goal. • Temperature at kickoff was 102 degrees.

1st Quarter
Robbie Rouse's 25-yard reception on the first drive of the game is the longest of his career.
Robbie Rouse scored on a four-yard touchdown run at 12:06. The Bulldogs have scored on their first drive of the game in all three games this season (two TDs, one field goal).
• Rouse's TD was the 29th of his career, moving him up into a tie for third place for the most rushing touchdowns in school history.
Phillip Thomas intercepted his first pass of the season at 10:53. It was his sixth career interception and gave Fresno State the ball on the Buffalo 45-yard line.
• Rouse caught his first touchdown pass of the season at 9:13. It was his fourth career touchdown catch.
Maurice Poyadue sacked Jordan Webb at the CU one-yard line, forcing a fumble that Webb recovered. It was Poyadue's first career sack.
• At 5:41, Derek Carr hit Isaiah Burse on a 97-yard touchdown pass. It is the second-longest in school history and the second longest ever surrendered by Colorado.
Isaiah Burse's fumble on his punt return at 3:52 was Fresno State's first turnover of the year.
Robbie Rouse's 94-yard touchdown run at 2:39 tied for the longest in school history and moved him ahead of Ron Rivers as the all-time leading rushing at Fresno State. The run gave him 3,539 yards in his career.
• Fresno State's 35 first-quarter points are the most since the 'Dogs scored 28 points against Utah State on Dec. 1, 2001. The 35-points also set a new Mountain West record for points scored in the first quarter.
Isaiah Burse had 109 yards receiving in the first quarter, giving him his second career 100-yard receiving game.
• Fresno State outgained CU 322-45 in the first quarter.

2nd Quarter
• Carr threw his fourth TD of the game at 12:09 of the second quarter, a four-yard connection with Josh Harper. It was Harper's first TD of the season and sixth of his career.
Victor Dean's 25-yard reception at 9:06 is the longest catch of his career.
Derek Carr threw his first interception of the season at 8:43. It came on his 95th pass attempt.
Derek Carr hit Davante Adams on a 60-yard touchdown pass at 7:46.
Phillip Thomas picked off his second pass of the game and returned it 16 yards for a touchdown at 2:10. It was his second career interception returned for a touchdown and his second career game with two interceptions.
• The Bulldogs had 516 yards of offense in the first half and 55 points, which set a new Mountain West record for points in an opening half.
Derek Carr had completed 17-of-22 passes for 300 yards and five touchdowns. It was his fifth career 300-yard passing game and his five TDs tied his career record.

3rd Quarter
Travis Brown's tackle on the first play of the second half gave him 200 tackles in his career.
Greg Watson went in at quarterback for the 'Dogs in the second half.
Phillip Thomas came away with his third interception of the game at 9:06 and returned it 43-yards for a touchdown. His three picks tied the school and Mountain West records while his two interceptions returned for a touchdown tied the MW record.
Derron Smith recorded his first interception of the season and second of his career at 7:48.
Riley Barnes hauled in a five-yard pass late in the quarter for his first career reception.
Andrew Shapiro's 69-yard punt at 1:57 is the longest of his career.

4th Quarter
Marteze Waller scored his first career touchdown at 9:07 on a one-yard run. It gave the 'Dogs a 69-7 lead.

Final Notes
Robbie Rouse's four touchdowns tied a Bulldog Stadium record.
• Fresno State's 9.9 yards per play set a new school record.



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