Sunday, September 30, 2012

Aztecs fall to Fresno State in MWC opener

Fresno State 52 San Diego State 40

San Diego State got off to a hot start leading 21-7 at the end of the first quarter, but three consecutive turnovers in the second quarter turned into 21 unanswered points for Fresno State. The Bulldogs led 36-27 at halftime.

The Aztecs regained the lead early in the third quarter after some turnovers of their own. A forced fumble by Vaness Harris led to Brice Butler’s 8-yard touchdown catch.
On the ensuing drive, the Bulldogs drove all the way down to the Aztec’s goal line only to be picked off by Leon McFadden. McFadden returned it 96 yards for a touchdown and gave the Aztecs a 40-36 lead with 09:09 left in the third quarter.
That would be the last positive play for the Aztecs. The Bulldogs would go on to take advantage of more Aztec turnovers and put up 17 more unanswered points to seal the win.
By The Numbers
1 – Catches tight end Gavin Escobar recorded in this game.
70 – Yards Fresno State HB Robbie Rouse rushed for. The Madison High alum was held to under 100 yards for the first time this season.
536 – Passing yards Fresno State QB Derek Carr put up in his first game as a Mountain West Conference quarterback. He almost broke a conference record.
Media Coverage
Next Saturday
The Aztecs return to the Q to host 1-3 Hawaii for the annual KBG Skyshow game. Hawaii is coming off a 47-0 loss to BYU.

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