Fresno State at Tulsa In-Game Notes

Sept. 22, 2012

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Pre-Game Notes
• Fresno State captains: 4, 8, 16, 34
• Fresno State won the coin toss, deferred to the second half. Bulldogs to defend the North goal.
• This is the first time Fresno State has won the coin toss this year.

1st Quarter
Tristan Okpalaugo had a six-yard tackle for a loss on the first play of the game. It was his sixth tackle for a loss this year.
Derek Carr hit Davante Adams on a 22-yard pass on Fresno State's first offensive play of the game. It was Adams' fifth reception of over 20 yards this year.
Derron Smith intercepted a pass for the second-straight game, giving Fresno State the ball at the Tulsa 46 at 11:27. It was Smith's third career interception.
Robbie Rouse's 37-yard touchdown run at 9:43 was the 31st rushing TD of his career.
• Fresno State has now scored first in all four of its games this season.
Patrick Su'a intercepted his first career pass at 9:24 and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown to give Fresno State a 13-0 lead. The PAT was no good.
• Su'a's interception was Fresno State's 10 take-away for the season, surpassing the Bulldogs' total of nine take-aways in 13 games last year.
Anthony Williams had a four-yard sack at 8:37, his first full sack of the season. He shared a sack in the Weber State game.
Marcel Jensen had a 10-yard reception on a third-and-9 for a Fresno State first down. It was his first reception since the season opener on Sept. 1.
Derek Carr hit Josh Harper on a 32-yard touchdown pass at 5:28. It was Harper's second-straight game with a TD reception.
• Fresno State scored 20 points in the first quarter, giving the Bulldogs 72 points in the first 15 minutes through four games this year - an average of 18 per game.



2nd Quarter
• After racking up 187 yards of offense in the first quarter, Fresno State only had 66 yards in the second quarter.
• Fresno State held Tulsa to 186 yards in the first half and just 1-or-9 on third-down tries.

3rd Quarter
Robbie Rouse's four-yard run at 14:14 put him over 100-yards rushing in the game. He has rushed for over 100 yards in all four games this year and 16 in his career, which ties for Ryan Mathews for the second-most in school history.
Andrew Shapiro had a 57-yard punt at 13:41, his fourth of over 50 yards this year.
Tristan Okpalaugo picked off a screen pass and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown at 12:33. This is the second-straight game Fresno State has returned two interceptions for touchdowns. For Okpalaugo, it was his first career interception.
L.J. Jones had pass breakups on consecutive plays, the last one a third down at 11:51. They were his fourth and fifth pass breakups of the season.
Robbie Rouse's lost fumble at 11:33 was just second lost fumble in his career. It came on his 753rd career touch (692 rushes, 61 receptions).
Josh Harper's eight-yard reception at 8:13 pushed him over 100-yards receiving. It came on his sixth catch of the game. This is Harper's first career 100-yard receiving game.
• Tulsa took its first lead of the game at 2:52 on a TD pass from running back Trey Watts.

4th Quarter
Andrew Shapiro had a 56-yard punt at 11:38, his second of over 50 yards in the game.
Derek Carr hit Davante Adams for a 15-yard gain at 7:20 and a first down. It was just the fourth first down for Fresno State in the second half.

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