NCAA Game Summary - Fresno State at New Mexico
(Saturday, October 27)
Final Score: Fresno State 49, New Mexico 32
Albuquerque, NM (Sports Network) - Derek Carr threw for 416 yards and four
touchdowns as he helped bring Fresno State back from a 21-point deficit in
order to claim a 49-32 win over the New Mexico Lobos in Mountain West
Conference play at University Stadium.
Carr completed 31-of-44 passes, was picked off once and sacked two times as
the Bulldogs (6-3, 4-1 MWC) secured their second straight win and the fourth
in the last five outings. Davante Adams caught nine passes for 198 yards and a
couple of scores, while Robbie Rouse posted 120 yards and a touchdown on 18
The Lobos (4-5, 1-3) were paced by Kasey Carrier who registered a game-high
136 yards and landed in the end zone twice on 19 carries as the team suffered
a second consecutive loss. Quarterbacks B.R. Holbrook and Quinton McCown
combined to convert a mere 4-of-15 passes for 45 yards and a score.
Carrier posted rushing touchdowns of eight and 30 yards in the first and
second quarters, respectively, while Joe Stoner returned an interception 40
yards for a score in between to give UNM a 21-0 lead with 13:32 left to play
in the second frame.
Carr began the comeback midway through the second with a seven-yard TD pass to
Victor Dean and added another seven-yard scoring strike to Adams later in the
period to make the score 24-14 at the break. Justus Adams tallied a 26-yard
field goal for the hosts between the two scores for the Bulldogs.
The second half belonged to Fresno State as the team ripped off 35 unanswered
points, beginning with touchdown passes of 21 yards from Carr to Marcel Jensen
and an 89-yard effort to Adams also to give the visitors a 28-24 advantage.
With 1:35 left in the third quarter Rouse finally crossed the goal line from
one yards out. A three-yard TD run by Greg Watson and a one-yard effort by
Michael Harris in the fourth moved the lead to 49-24.
McCown stepped in for Holbrook and hit Lamaar Thomas with a 19-yard TD pass
with just 47 seconds left in regulation, and even with a successful two-point
conversion the Lobos were left with the 17-point loss at home.
New Mexico, fifth in the nation in rushing with 296.9 ypg coming into the
week, finished with 349 yards against the Bulldogs.
10/27 20:48:24 ET