Fresno State In-Game Notes vs. Louisiana Tech

    Nov. 5, 2011

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    Pre-Game Notes
    • Fresno State captains: 8, 35, 53
    • Fresno State won the toss, deferred to the second half, will defend the North goal.
    • Senior Bryce Harris made his 34th consecutive start at left tackle for the bulldogs.

    1st Quarter
    • Fullback Austin Raphael returned from a two-game absence due to injury. He started at fullback for the Bulldogs.
    Robbie Rouse's six-yard run at 3:20 gave the Bulldogs their first first-down of the game.
    • On the next play after the first down, Rouse ran for one yard to give him 1,000-yards rushing on the season. It came on his 198th carry of the season. He becomes the fourth Fresno State tailback to rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons.
    • Fresno State only had 29 yards of offense and just one first down in the first quarter while La Tech had 209 yards of offense (164 passing).

    2nd Quarter
    Jalen Saunders' 11-yard catch at 12:51 gave him at least one catch in 22-straight games. It was his 27th reception this year and 21 of them have gone for first downs.
    Derek Carr hit Devon Wylie for a 39-yard completion on a third-and-7 at 10:50 to give the Bulldogs a first down at the La Tech 12-yard line.
    Victor Dean caught a six-yard touchdown pass at 9:40. It was his second career catch, both have been for touchdowns. The first came in Fresno State's last game at Nevada.

    3rd Quarter
    Devon Wylie caught his seventh pass of the game at 9:42, setting a new career-high for catches in a game.
    • Wylie went over 100-yards receiving on his ninth catch. It is his second-straight 100-yard receiving game and the third of his career.
    Jalen Saunders grabbed his seventh TD of the season at 7:03, tying him for the most touchdown catches by a Bulldog in the last 10 years.
    • Wylie caught his 10th pass at 4:40, which makes him the first Bulldog receiver since 2005 to catch a 10 or more passes in a game. Matt Rivera grabbed 10 passes against Louisiana Tech in 2005.

    4th Quarter
    Travis Brown recorded his first sack of the season early in the fourth quarter.
    Robbie Rouse's two-yard run for a first down on a third-and-two around the seven-minute mark moved him ahead of Dwayne Wright for fourth place on Fresno State's all-time rushing recordd list.

     

     

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