Fresno State In-Game Notes vs. Mississippi

    Oct. 1, 2011

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    Pre-Game Notes
    • Fresno State captains: 7, 8, 77
    • Fresno State won the toss, deferred. Ole Miss chose to receive and the Bulldogs will defend the North goal.
    • Senior Bryce Harris made his 30th consecutive start at left tackle for the bulldogs.

    1st Quarter
    Kyle Knox had a three-yard tackle for a loss on the third play from scrimmage. It came on a third-and-four.
    Derek Carr hit Jalen Saunders for a 38-yard completion on Fresno State's first play from scrimmage. It was the duo's fifth completion this year of 35 yards or longer.
    Devon Wylie returned a punt 31 yards at 10:03, setting up Fresno State with a first-and-10 at the Ole Miss 17-yard line. It was his fourth punt return this year of 30 or more yards.
    Derek Carr hit Rashad Evans for a two-yard touchdown pass at 8:08. It was Evans' second TD of the year and sixth of his career.
    Jalen Saunders took a reverse handoff and ran 26-yards for his first career rushing touchdown 14 seconds before the end of the quarter. It was the second-longest rush of his career, behind his 36-yard run at San Jose State last season. Saunders now has a first quarter touchdown in each of the past three games and four total first quarter touchdowns in that time.

    2nd Quarter
    Isaiah Green had a five-yard tackle for a loss on a third-and-five at the Fresno State 38-yard line on Mississippi's first possession of the second quarter. It was his third tackle for a loss this year.
    Robbie Rouse's second-quarter fumble was just the second fumble of his career. It came on his 401st career carry.
    • Saunders took another reverse at 4:42 and ran 31 yards to give Fresno State a first-and-goal at the Rebel six-yard line. The Bulldogs came away with no points on the drive however, as an 11-yard sack on Carr push the `Dogs back and then Fresno State missed a 32-yard field goal.
    • Fresno State outgained the Rebels 264-203 in the first half and had the ball for 17:21 compared to Ole Miss' 12:39.

    3rd Quarter
    Isaiah Burse returned the kickoff to open the second half 34 yards. It was his longest kickoff return this season.
    • Jalen Sauders went over 100-yards receiving on his 46-yard reception at 13:12. He becomes the first Bulldog receiver since Bernard Berrian in 2001 to have three-straight 100-yard receiving games.
    Robbie Rouse scored on a seven-yard run at 13:01 to five Fresno State the lead, 21-20. It was his 16th career rushing touchdown.
    Robbie Rouse's 21 carry of the game at pushed him over 100-yards rushing in the game. It was his fourth-straight 100-yard rushing game and the eighth of his career.

    4th Quarter
    Kyle Knox went over 10 tackles in the game early in the fourth quarter for his third-career double-digit tackle game.

     

     

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