Bulldogs Fall at No. 24/22 Boise State, 20-10

    Oct. 13, 2012

    By Jason Clay
    jaclay@csufresno.edu
    GoBulldogs.com

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    Head Coach Tim DeRuyter
    Senior S Phillip Thomas
    Junior QB Derek Carr
    Senior RB Robbie Rouse
      1st 2nd 3rd 4th F
    Fresno State 0 0 3 7 10
    #24 Boise St. 7 10 0 3 20

    Team Stat Comparison
      FS BSU
    1st Downs 19 22
    Rushing 1st Downs 6 11
    Passing 1st Downs 11 6
    Net Yards Rushing 56 215
    Rushing Attempts 30 42
    Avg Per Rush 1.9 5.1
    Rushing TDs 0 1
    Net Yards Passing 226 120
    Cmp-Att-Int 29-43-1 13-24-1
    Avg Per Attempt 6.2 5.0
    Avg Per Completition 9.2 9.2
    Passing TDs 1 1

    Individual Stat Leaders
    Passing Leaders
      Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lng
    D. Carr 29-43-1 266 1 32
    J. Southwick 11-22-1 113 1 25

    Rushing Leaders
    Fresno St. No Yds TD Avg
      Robbie Rouse 25 77 0 3.1
      Marteze Waller 1 0 0 0.0
    Boise St.        
      D.J. Harper 21 122 1 5.8
       Jay Ajayi 15 91 0 6.1

    Receiving Leaders
    Fresno St. No Yds TD Lng
      Robbie Rouse 9 68 0 20
      Victor Dean 7 68 0 32
    Boise St.        
      G. Boldewijn 3 37 1 15
      S. Wil.-Rhodes 3 13 0 7
    BSU-Recap BOISE, Idaho - The Fresno State football team fell 20-10 at No. 24/22 Boise State on Saturday at Bronco Stadium, losing its first Mountain West game of the season.

    The Bulldogs (4-3, 2-1 MW) were outgained 335-322 by the Broncos (5-1. 2-0). That was not the telling story in the game, but nine costly penalties for 85 yards either stalled Fresno State's offense on its drives or gave the Boise State offense new life.

    "We did things to hurt ourselves," DeRuyter said. "We had stupid penalties, penalties on defense that extended drives and penalties on offense where we got behind the chains. You do that against a good team and it will cost you and obviously it did today."

    Fresno State's defense got one interception from safety Derron Smith, but two Bulldog turnovers along with the penalties hurt the 'Dogs.

    Defensively, Fresno State held the Broncos to 120 yards passing, but the Broncos got 215 on the ground and one touchdown. D.J. Harper had 122 yards on 21 carries with one touchdown to lead Boise State to its seventh-straight win over Fresno State.

    "We missed a lot of tackles and let them get extra yards when we could have stopped them on certain drives," said senior safety Phillip Thomas, who led the Bulldogs with nine tackles and one tackle for a loss. "We're out there playing as hard as we can. We just have to learn from our mistakes, go back and watch the film to see what we need to do differently."

    Fresno State was led offensively by senior running back Robbie Rouse. Rouse had 77 tough yards rushing on 25 carries and caught a game-high nine passes for 68 yards.

    "[Boise State] just played a good game and they are a great team," Rouse said. "It sucks to lose. We felt good coming into the game, but they made the plays and we didn't."

    Quarterback Derek Carr was 29-for-43 passing for 266 yards and one touchdown with one interception. His three-yard TD pass to Davante Adams late in the fourth quarter was the first touchdown pass the Broncos have allowed to an opposing quarterback this season.

    "I wouldn't call it a rough day, but when you play a great team you're not going to get 600 yards of offense," Carr said. "It's not going to be like that."

    Boise State got on the board first with 3:01 left in the first quarter when Bronco quarterback Joe Southwick hit Geraldo Boldewijn on a 10-yard touchdown pass. That lead went to 10-0 on a field goal and then 17-0 when Harper scored on a 28-yard run in late in the second quarter.

    The Bulldogs had two drives late in the second quarter that went deep into Bronco territory, but came up empty both times. The 'Dogs missed a 27-yard field goal and turned the ball over on downs on the BSU 29-yard line.

    In the second half, Fresno State came out and stopped the Broncos. The Bulldogs again moved the ball, but were not able to come away with any points until Quentin Breshears hit a 39-yard field goal at 2:11 of the third quarter.

    Boise State's Michael Frisina hit a 19-yard field goal to answer for the Broncos and put them up 20-3.

    Carr drove the Bulldogs down 80-yards late in the fourth before hitting Adams on the three-yard touchdown pass. The big play on the drive was a 26-yard pass to Isaiah Burse, who made a great catch on the sideline.

    Fresno State now returns home to face Wyoming on Oct. 20 where the Bulldogs are 3-0 at home.

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