No. 24 Fresno State In-Game Notes vs. Utah State

    Dec. 8, 2013

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    Pre-Game Notes
    • Fresno State captains: 1, 4, 13, 43
    • This is the inaugural Mountain West Championship Game.
    • Utah State won the toss and deferred to the second half. Fresno State to receive the opening kickoff and defend the south goal.

    1st Quarter
    • Fresno State fumbled the ball over on its first drive of the game, the first time all season the Bulldogs turned the ball over on the first drive of the game. It was the first time this season at home that the Bulldogs did not score on their first drive of the game.
    Colin McGuire's 30-yard field goal at 8:36 was the first points of the game. The Bulldogs have now scored first in.
    • Safety Derron Smith recorded his fourth sack of the season at the eight-minute mark to set up a third-and-16.

    2nd Quarter
    Derek Carr's three-yard TD pass to Marcel Jensen gave him a TD pass in 32-straight games, a streak that leads all active FBS quarterbacks.
    • Carr's nine-yard TD pass to Isaiah Burse at 7:17 was his 47th of the season, setting a new school record.
    Derron Smith picked off his sixth pass of the season at 4:26. It was the 13th of his career, tying Phillip Thomas for the seventh-most in school history.
    Davante Adams finished the first half with 152 yards receiving , his 13th career 100-yard receiving game and that sets a new school record.
    Derek Carr threw for 321 yards in the first half, giving him his 10th 300-yard passing game this year and 20th of his career.

    3rd Quarter
    • Donovan Lewis recorded his second sack of the game on Utah State's first drive of the half. It was the fifth sack of the game for the Bulldogs.
    Isaiah Burse's 18-yard catch at the nine-minute mark put him at 100-yards receiving in the game. This is his seventh 100-yard receiving game of his career. It is also his fifth game this season with 10 or more catches.
    Isaiah Burse's 20-yard catch at 2:50 on a fourth-and-10 was his 14th catch of the game, setting a new career-high.
    Davante Adams caught his 23rd touchdown pass of the season at 1:33. That is the fourth-most in FBS single-season history.
    • That TD catch for Adams was his 222th catch of his career, which ties the school record for the most in a career.
    Derek Carr also broke the school single-season passing record on that scoring drive.
    Isaiah Burse has gone over 200 receptions for his career, becoming only the third Bulldog to ever do so.

    4th Quarter
    Dalen Jones recorded his first career sack at 12:36
    Derek Carr's -yard pass to Davante Adams at 6:43 pushed him over 400 yards passing in the game, which is his eighth 400-yard passing game this year and 11th of his career. He leads all active quarterbacks in both categories.
    Dalen Jones interception at with 58 seconds remaining to seal the victory was the first of his career.

     

     

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