'Dogs Win Third in a Row, Beat Hawai'i 45-10

    Nov. 3, 2012

    By Jason Clay
    jaclay@csufresno.edu
    GoBulldogs.com

    Final Stats |  Quotes |  Notes |  Photo Gallery 1  |  Photo Gallery 2 

    Post-Game Interviews
    Head Coach Tim DeRuyter
    Junior QB Derek Carr
    Senior RB Robbie Rouse
    Senior LB Travis Brown
    Sophomore Safety Derron Smith
      1st 2nd 3rd 4th F
    Hawai'i 0 3 0 7 10
    Fresno State 21 21 3 0 45

    Team Stat Comparison
      UH FS
    1st Downs 17 18
    Rushing 1st Downs 5 5
    Passing 1st Downs 11 10
    Net Yards Rushing 79 151
    Rushing Attempts 34 44
    Avg Per Rush 2.3 3.4
    Rushing TDs 1 2
    Net Yards Passing 221 329
    Cmp-Att-Int 21-38-1 18-33-1
    Avg Per Attempt 5.8 10.0
    Avg Per Completition 10.5 18.3
    Passing TDs 0 4

    Individual Stat Leaders
    Passing Leaders
      Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lng
    S. Schroeder 16-30-1 162 0 26
    D. Carr 15-23-0 304 4 56

    Rushing Leaders
    Hawai'i No Yds TD Avg
      Joey Iosefa 15 50 0 3.3
      Will Gregory 10 27 0 2.7
    Fresno State        
      Robbie Rouse 13 102 1 7.8
     Marteze Waller  15  42  0 2.8

    Receiving Leaders
    Hawai'i No Yds TD Lng
      Billy Ray Stutzmann 4 57 0 26
      Darius Bright 3 45 0 28
    Fresno State        
      Davante Adams 6 93 1 45
      Isaiah Burse 2 87 1 56
    Hawaii-GraphicFRESNO, Calif. _ The Fresno State football team strolled out to a 42-3 halftime lead and defeated Hawai'i 45-10 Saturday at Bulldog Stadium.

    The Bulldog first-team offense played only in the first half, where they racked up 428 yards in 30 minutes and scored on 6-of-8 possessions. After Saturday night's victory, Fresno State (7-3, 5-1 Mountain West) is now averaging 49 points and 530 yards of offense in five home games.

    "I'm really pleased with how our players came out with a very business-like attitude today," head coach Tim DeRuyter said. "We jumped on them early. I thought our defense did some things to spark our offense and I thought our offense took advantage of it."

    Senior running back Robbie Rouse, who came into the game owning or being tied for eight school records, added on to the resume of his exceptional career. Rouse went over 1,000 yards rushing for the season, running 13 times for 102 yards and one touchdown that was a 51-yard dash right through the middle of the Warrior defense.

    He becomes the first Bulldog tailback to have three separate 1,000-yard rushing seasons and his 102-yard day marked his 19th 100-yard game. Rouse moved ahead of Ron Rivers (1991-93) for the most 100-yard games in school history.

    "It's great and makes you feel good as a running back," Rouse said of eclipsing 1,000 yards. "Throughout my career I've been blessed to have a great scheme, great line and great players around me to help me get to that mark, so I'm just happy it happened."

    Quarterback Derek Carr went over 3,000 yards passing on the season, joining Trent Dilfer as the only Bulldog quarterbacks to eclipse the milestone in two separate seasons.

    Carr was 15-of-23 passing for 304 yards and four touchdowns in his one half of play. Carr now has 30 touchdowns on the season and has thrown three or more TDs in 6-of-10 games this year. The 30 touchdown passes ties for the second-most in single-season history, behind the 46 that his brother David threw in 2001.

    "When Robbie's running the ball that well, it helps me out so much because they can't just key in on one thing," Carr said when he was asked what was working so well in the first half. "I thought coach Schramm did a great job getting the game plan together."

    Hawai'i, which fell to 1-7 with the loss and 0-5 in MW play, finished with 300 yards in the game, 203 of which came in the second half when the game was already over.

    Linebacker Travis Brown, who tied for the team lead with six tackles and one sack, said facing the Warrior pro-style offense was similar to what they've seen in practices in previous years when the 'Dogs used to run that offense.

    "They are doing similar things that we've seen in the past," Brown said. "They tried to get us a little bit more in the run game though. The coaching staff had it figured out that they would try to come out and run on us and I felt like we played the run well."

    Hawai'i finished with 79 yards on 34 rushing attempts - just 2.3 yards per carry - and 221 passing yards. Fresno State sacked the Warriors five times, tying the season-high, and forced three turnovers on the day.

    Derron Smith picked off his fifth pass of the season, giving the Bulldogs 17 total interceptions and at least one in eight-straight games.

    Redshirt freshman Todd Hunt, making his first career start, forced a fumble on a sack in the first quarter that Nikko Motta recovered. Then in the third quarter, Karl Mickelsen's sack forced UH quarterback Sean Schroeder to fumble for the second time in the game and Shannon Edwards recovered for the 'Dogs.

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