No. 17 Fresno State Goes to 9-0 with 48-10 Win

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Nov. 9, 2013

By Jason Clay

Post-Game Interviews
Head Coach Tim DeRuyter
Senior QB Derek Carr
Junior FS Derron Smith
Sophomore WR Davante Adams
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th F
Fresno St. 0 14 14 20 48
Wyoming 7 3 0 0 10

Team Stat Comparison
1st Downs 32 14
Rushing 1st Downs 14 4
Passing 1st Downs 16 9
Net Yards Rushing 234 156
Rushing Attempts 42 31
Avg Per Rush 5.6 5.0
Rushing TDs 3 0
Net Yards Passing 366 140
Cmp-Att-Int 34-47-0 19-33-1
Avg Per Attempt 7.8 4.2
Avg Per Completition 10.8 7.4
Passing TDs 4 1

Individual Stat Leaders
Passing Leaders
  Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lng
D. Carr 33-46-0 360 56
B. Smith 18-32-1 141 1 25

Rushing Leaders
Fresno St. No Yds TD Avg
   Josh Quezada 16 108 1 6.6
  Marteze Waller 9 51 1 5.7
  Tedder Easton 6 90 0 15.0
  Shaun Wick 16 47 0 2.9

Receiving Leaders
Fresno St. No Yds TD Lng
  Davante Adams 11 79 1 15
  Josh Harper 9 159 0 56
  Dominic Rufran 5 55 0 18
  Shaun Wick 3 11 1 9
LARAMIE, Wyo. - The 17th-ranked Fresno State Bulldogs overcame a slow start and scored 48 unanswered over the final three quarters to beat Wyoming 48-10 Saturday night at War Memorial Stadium.

The Bulldogs improve to 9-0 for just the third time in school history and now sit 6-0 in Mountain West play with two games left in the regular season.

"We just had to execute," head coach Tim DeRuyter said of his team being down 10-0 early in the second quarter. "We dropped some balls early, had bad penalties, but our guys are resilient and I knew they would come back."

After trailing early and not scoring in the first quarter for the first time this season, Fresno State responded with key plays on both sides of the ball.

"We had some match-up advantages I thought and our guys made plays," DeRuyter said. "That's what you got to do, just keep giving our guys chances to make plays and they'll make them."

Derek Carr threw for 360 yards on 33-of-46 passing with four touchdowns and no interceptions. This was his fifth game this season with four or more TD passes and he now has gone 229-straight passes without an interception, setting a new Mountain West record.

"I've run out of words to describe him," DeRuyter said of Carr. "He's efficient, he leads us unbelievably, does everything right on and off the field. I don't know what else to say about the kid. I think he should be in the Heisman discussion."

Defensively, Fresno State held Wyoming to its lowest offensive total this year with only 296 yards. The Cowboys entered the game ranked ninth nationally averaging 516.2 yards per game, so the 'Dogs held them 220 yards under their season average.

"We gave up the big run early, it's still been a bugaboo, but after that we really limited their big plays," DeRuyter said. "It was really nice to see our guys shut them out in the second half. I thought it was a really good team victory."

Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith was held to a season-low 141 yards passing and was picked off one time by Derron Smith on the last play in the second quarter when the Cowboys were deep in Fresno State territory.

The most impressive stat of the night was the Bulldogs holding Wyoming to only 82 yards in the second half.

"They made it happen in the first quarter, but once we settled down and got adjusted, we had a good game plan set for them," Smith said.

Fresno State finished with 600 yards of total offense and had great balance, gaining 16 first downs passing and 14 rushing.

"We're going to get everybody's best game and [Wyoming] came out with so much energy and so much passion, we had to take our passion and energy to another level," Carr said. "I was happy with our guys that we did that."

Josh Quezada rushed for over 100 yards for the second-straight game, finishing with 105 yards on 16 carries and one TD. The 'Dogs ran for 234 yards total and had three rushing touchdowns.

Marcel Jensen caught two of Carr's four TDs, Isaiah Burse had one TD as did Davante Adams, which was his 15th of the season and that ties the Fresno State single-season record.

After catching 17 passes for 253 yards and two TDs one week ago against Nevada, Josh Harper had another big night against Wyoming. He caught nine passes for 159 yards in the game.

Now the Bulldogs have a bye week before hosting New Mexico at home for senior day on Nov. 23.

"We were striving to get to this week to get the win, so now we can rest," Carr said. "We need this week to rest and after that, the coaches stay on us, it is just 1-0. I know it gets repetitive, but we keep winning so they must be on to something."

"Catch the Wave" - Tickets for Fresno State regular season finale against New Mexico on Nov. 23 are still available and can be purchased online at, over the phone at 559-278-DOGS (3647) or in person at the Bulldog Ticket Office located at Bulldog Stadium. The official home of the Fresno State Bulldogs is 940 AM ESPN Radio.



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