The Fresno State Sysco Student-Athlete of the Week is football junior quarterback Derek Carr.
Junior quarterback Derek Carr had a record setting night while leading Fresno State to a 52-40 win over San Diego State to kick off conference play. Carr set new school and Mountain West single-game records with 42 completions and 579 yards of total offense. He also tied the school passing record with 536 yards in the game, which was one yard off of the Mountain West record set by BYU's Max Hall in 2007. Carr was 42-of-56 passing in the game with five touchdowns and two interceptions. His 500-yard passing game was the fourth in Bulldog history, the last coming on Dec. 31, 2001 when his older brother David threw for 531 yards against Michigan State. It was also the sixth 500-yard passing game in Mountain West history. Carr's five touchdown passes tied his career best and is the second-most in school history. He completed passes to seven different receivers, three of which had over 100 yards receiving. The three 100-yard receivers Carr connected with matched the most receivers Fresno State has ever had go over 100 yards in a single game. Carr also rushed five times for 43 yards and was not sacked in the game.
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