Fresno State vs. SMU In-Game Notes

Dec. 24, 2012

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Pre-Game Notes
• Fresno State captains: 4, 8, 16, 34
• SMU won the toss, elected to receive. Fresno State to defend the north goal.

1st Quarter
Tristan Okpalaugo recorded a sack for a loss of five yards at 8:35. It was his fourth sack this year and first since the San Diego State game on Sept. 29.
Marcel Jensen's 29-yard catch around the 3-minute mark gave the Bulldogs the ball on the 41-yard line. It was the first time Fresno State crossed over into Mustang territory.
• Fresno State was outgained 121-59 in the first quarter when the game was scoreless. This is just the third time all year the Bulldogs did not score in the first quarter.

2nd Quarter
Greg Watson caught passes on consecutive plays to open Fresno State's first drive of the second quarter. He only had four receptions during the regular season.
• SMU got the first turnover of the game when Margus Hunt sacked Derek Carr and forced him to fumble.
• Davante Adams' four-yard catch at 12:06 was his 92nd of the year, moving him into fourth place for the most catches by a receiver in Mountain West history.
Kyrie Wilson had a two-yard tackle for a loss at 9:03.
• Fresno State only had 118 yards in the first half.

3rd Quarter
Sean Alston got Fresno State's first take-away of the game on an interception he returned 50 yards to the SMU 15-yard line. Fresno State now has an interception in 11-straight games, which is the longest active streak in the FBS.
Davante Adams caught a six-yard touchdown pass at 10:21. It was his eighth-straight game with a touchdown, which ties Henry Ellard's school record.

4th Quarter
Derek Carr's 29-yard pass to Isaiah Burse around the 14-minute mark gave him 3,964 passing yards on the year, setting a new Mountain West record.
Quentin Breshears hit a 32-yard field goal at 13:21 to cut the SMU lead down to 29-10.
Sean Alston's fourth-quarter interception gave the Bulldogs 22 interceptions on the season.
Davante Adams registered his third-straight and sixth 100-yard receiving game of the season. His six 100-yard receiving games are tied for the third-most in Fresno State single-season history.



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