Fresno State In-Game Notes at Idaho

Sept. 24, 2011

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Pre-Game Notes
• Fresno State captains: 58, 65, 81
• Idaho won the toss, elected to receive.
• Senior Bryce Harris made his 29th consecutive start at left tackle for the bulldogs.

1st Quarter
• True freshman Donavon Lewis made his first career start at defensive end.
Kyle Knox and Jermaine Thomas combined for a two-yard tackle for a loss on a third-an-10 at 12:40.
Derek Carr completed a 49-yard pass to Josh Harper at 10:15, setting up the Bulldogs with a first-and-10 on the Vandal 16-yard line.
• Carr hit Jalen Saunders on a 16-yard touchdown pass at 9:54. It was the third, first-quarter touchdown pass between the two in the last two games.
Kevin Goessling hit a 48-yard field goal at 2:57. It's his longest field goal this season.
Donavon Lewis had a 10-yard tackle for a loss on a third down at 1:09.

2nd Quarter
Robbie Rouse's fifth carry of the game went for seven yards and it pushed him over 2,000 yards rushing in his career. He becomes the 15th running back at Fresno State to reach that plateau.
• Carr and Saunders connected again for their second touchdown pass of the game and fourth in the last two games with a 51-yard TD strike at 7:48. It was Carr's fourth pass of over 50 yards this season and three of them have gone to Saunders.
• At 4:27, Carr connected with Saunders on a 47-yard pass, giving Saunders four catches for 135 yards in the game and his second-straight 100-yard receiving game.
Derek Carr hit Marcel Jensen on a fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line for a touchdown. It was Jensen's second career catch and first career touchdown.
Isaiah Burse caught a 21-yard pass inside of 30 seconds left in the half, which is his longest reception of the season.
• Carr's incomplete pass intended for Josh Harper with under 10 seconds to go in the half ended his streak of nine-straight completions.
• Carr threw an interception with one second left in the half, ending his streak of 92 consecutive passes without an interception.
• Carr finished the half completing 14-of-19 passes for 276 yards and three TDs, which gave him his first-career three touchdown game.
• Terrance Dennis tied his career-high with eight tackles in the first half.

3rd Quarter
Kevin Goessling hit another 48-yard field goal at 11:39, giving Fresno State a 10-point lead (27-17).
Milton Knox partially blocked a punt at 7:12, giving the Bulldogs possession at the Vandal 42-yard line.
• Carr connected with Rashad Evans for a 33-yard touchdown pass at 6:36. It was Carr's fourth TD pass of the game and Evans' first TD reception this season (fifth of Evans' career).
Logan Harrell had a three-yard tackle for a loss on a third-and-1 at 4:59.
Devon Wylie returned a punt 42-yards at 4:37.
• Terrance Dennis recorded his 10th tackle of the game at 3:05. That is his first career double-digit tackle game.
Tristan Okpalaugo recorded Fresno State's first sack of the game with just over two minutes remaining in the quarter. It went for a loss of six yards.
• Linebacker Travis Brown recorded his 10th tackle in the game late in the third quarter.
Nat Harrison returned a fumble 40-yards for a touchdown with four seconds left in the third quarter.
• After Idaho's second-quarter field goal at 6:03, the Bulldogs went on to score 24 unanswered points through the end of the third quarter.

4th Quarter
• Fresno State attempted a fake punt on a fourth-and-18. Punter Andrew Shapiro ran for 15 yards, but was short of the first down and gave the Vandals the ball at the Bulldog 47-yard line.
Logan Harrell recorded a sack at 11:44. It was his third and a half sack this season.



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