Fresno State vs. San Diego State In-Game Notes

    Sept. 29, 2012

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    Pre-Game Notes
    • Fresno State captains: 4, 8, 16, 32, 34
    • SDSU won the toss and elected to receive. Fresno State chose to defend the north goal.
    • This is Fresno State's first-ever conference game as a member of the Mountain West.

    1st Quarter
    Derek Carr hit Davante Adams on a 41-yard pass on Fresno State's first offensive play of the game.
    Robbie Rouse lost a fumble at the Bulldogs 38-yard line at 10:08. It was the third lost fumble of his career and it came on his the 768th career touch.
    • For the first time this season, Fresno State did not score first to start the game.
    • Eric Pinkins returned an interception 32-yards for a touchdown at 9:15. It was the first pick six against Fresno State since Hawai'i did so on Fresno State on Oct. 9, 2010.
    Robbie Rouse's one-yard touchdown run at 6:50 was the 31st of his career and marked the ninth-straight game he has scored on a touchdown run.
    • Donovan Lewis and Travis Brown combined on a tackle for no gain on a third-and-2 at 4:20, stopping the Aztecs on third down.
    • Fresno State outgained SDSU 135-129 in the first quarter, but behind the two turnovers the 'Dogs trailed 21-7.

    2nd Quarter
    Derek Carr hit Rashad Evans on a 51-yard pass to give Fresno State a first-and-goal at the Aztec nine-yard line.
    Robbie Rouse scored his second touchdown of the game at 12:40, giving him 11 career games with two rushing touchdowns.
    Derron Smith intercepted his third pass of the season at 11:08 to give the Bulldogs the ball in SDSU territory. It was Fresno State's ninth interception of the season.
    • The first play after Smith's pick, Derek Carr hit Josh Harper on a 37-yard touchdown pass to tie the game.
    Andy Jennings sacked SDSU quarterback Ryan Katz at 9:15 and forced a fumble, which Patrick Su'a recovered for the Bulldogs at the Aztec 18-yard line.
    Rashad Evans scored on a nine-yard touchdown reception at 8:25, giving the 'Dogs their first lead of the game.
    Andy Jennings forced another fumble on a nine-yard tackle for a loss that Charles Washington recovered for the Bulldogs at the 50-yard line. Jennings now has three forced fumbles on the year.
    • The Bulldogs scored 27 unanswered points before SDSU got back on the scoreboard at 1:17 of the second quarter. Tyeler Davison blocked the PAT and Charles Washington returned it all the way for two points. It was Fresno State's first PAT returned for two points since Nov. 30, 2007 when Damion Owens did so at New Mexico State.
    • Fresno State outscored SDSU29-6 in the second quarter.
    Derek Carr was 21-of-28 passing in the first half for 289 yards and three touchdowns.

    3rd Quarter
    • Harper's sixth reception of the game, which came in the third quarter, gave him 100 yards receiving in the game. This is his second-straight game with over 100-yards receiving.
    Derek Carr's 11-yard completion to Isaiah Burse put him over 400 yards passing in the game. It is his first career 400-yard passing game and the first by a Bulldog since Paul Pinegar had 405 yards passing at Nevada on Nov. 26, 2005.
    • Davante Adams' nine-yard catch at the SDSU 40-yard line pushed him over 100-yards receiving in the game. This is his second 100-yard receiving game.
    • This is the 14th time in school history Fresno State has had two 100-yard receivers in the same game.
    Phillip Thomas intercepted his fourth pass of the season at 6:21. This is the first time since Manuel Sanchez in 2003 that a Bulldog picked off four passes in a season.
    Quentin Breshears hit a 27-yard field goal at 1:39 to give Fresno State a 46-40 lead.

    4th Quarter
    Phillip Thomas picked off his second pass of the game at 13:03. This is his third career multi-interception game and his second this year.
    Derek Carr's five-yard pass to Josh Harper at 12:42 put him over 500 yards passing in the game. Carr becomes the fourth Bulldog quarterback in school history to throw for over 500 yards in a game and the first since his brother David did so in the 2001 bowl game against Michigan State with 531 yards. This is also the sixth 500-yard passing game in Mountain West history.
    • Carr's four-yard completion to Rashad Evans was his 40th of the game, setting a new school record for completions in a game
    • With 570 yards of total offense by the 6:50 mark, Carr set a new school record for most total offense in a game.
    • Carr's TD pass to Evans ties the MW record for completions in a game with 41.
    Rashad Evans went over 100-yards receiving with the touchdown catch. This is his first career 100-yard receiving game.
    • With Fresno State now having three 100-yard receivers, this marks the second time in school history that three Bulldogs had 100-yard receiving games on the same day. The first time happened in 1987 at Pacific.

    Final Notes
    Derek Carr finished the game by setting new school and Mountain West records with 42 completions and 579 yards of total offense. His 536 yards passing tied the school record and was one yard off the Mountain West record.

     

     

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