NCAA Game Summary - New Mexico State at Fresno State|
(Saturday, October 16th)
Final Score: Fresno State 33, New Mexico State 10
Fresno, CA (Sports Network) - Robbie Rouse ran for a season-high 150 yards and
a pair of touchdowns as the Fresno State Bulldogs dominated the New Mexico
State Aggies, 33-10, in a Western Athletic Conference showdown at Bulldog
Rouse carried the ball 16 times for the Bulldogs (4-2, 2-1 WAC) as they picked
up their second win in the last three outings. Quarterback Ryan Colburn
converted 12-of-20 passes for 132 yards and a score as well for the home team.
The Aggies (1-5, 0-2) had difficulty getting their offense into gear, with
quarterback Matt Christian hitting on 11-of-22 passes for 155 yards and backup
Andrew Manley's two completed passes generating just a single yard as both
signal-callers suffered a pair of sacks in the losing effort on the road.
Fresno State ripped off 16 straight points to open the meeting as Rouse
reached the end zone on a 57-yard run early in the first quarter and fellow
running back Isaiah Burse racing 30 yards for a TD later in the frame. In
between those two touchdowns, the Bulldogs also logged a safety.
With only seconds remaining in the first period, NMSU kicker Tyler Stampler
put the Aggies on the board with a 24-yard field goal, making the score 16-3
heading into the second quarter. Stampler's successful kick capped a nine-
play, 71-yard drive that consumed just over three minutes on the clock.
At the 9:08 mark of the second stanza Rouse scored his second TD of the night,
this time from 38 yards away, while Colburn connected with tight end Tapa
Taumoepeau on a three-yard scoring pass to give the Bulldogs a commanding 30-3
advantage at the break.
Following a scoreless third quarter, FSU kicker Kevin Goessling's 47-yard
field goal boosted the Bulldogs lead to 30 points before a Kenny Turner 19-
yard TD run for the Aggies midway through the frame left the hosts with the
Fresno State generated 222 yards rushing on 37 attempts on the night, while
NMSU was credited with a net of just 111 yards, even though Seth Smith and
Turner combined for 160 yards on 26 attempts.
10/17 02:44:24 ET