Fresno State at New Mexico In-Game Notes
Oct. 27, 2012
Fresno State captains: 4, 8, 16, 32, 34
Fresno State won the toss, deferred to the second half. Bulldogs to defend the South goal.
UNM scored on its first drive of the game, which was just the second time all year the Bulldogs allowed points on the opponent's first drive of a game. No. 4 Oregon was the other team to score on their first possession.
Derron Smith forced a fumble at 9:13 and L.J. Jones recovered it at the Bulldog 21-yard line. It was the 22nd turnover the Bulldogs have forced this year.
After starting the game 0-for-3 on third downs, Derek Carr hit Davante Adams for an 11-yard gain on a third-and-2 at 2:11 to give Fresno State its first third-down conversion.
Fresno State drove 77 yards in a minute and 22 seconds to score its first touchdown of the game at 7:26. Carr hit Victor Dean on a seven-yard touchdown pass. Carr was 5-for-5 passing on the drive for all 77 yards.
Davante Adams' seven-yard touchdown reception at 0:31 was his eighth of the season and his fourth-straight game with a TD catch. His eight touchdowns set a new record for a freshman at Fresno State.
Carr's TD pass to Adams was the 50th of his career, which ties him with Mark Barsotti for the sixth-most in school history.
Tyeler Davison had five tackles and one tackle for a loss in the first half to lead the Bulldogs.
Fresno State was outgained 295-247 by the Lobos in the first half. UNM ran for 268 yards on 27 carries, with Kasey Carrier racking up 116 yards on the 'Dogs.
Davante Adams caught a 35-yard pass on the first play of the second half. It was his eighth reception of the game for 109 yards, giving him his third 100-yard receiving game of the season.
Marcel Jensen caught his first touchdown pass of the season and second of his career at 9:46. It was a 21-yard score that brought Fresno State within three, 24-21.
Carr's TD to Jensen was his third of the game and he now has thrown three or more TDs in 5-of-9 games this season. It is his ninth career game with three or more touchdown passes.
Davante Adams caught an 89-yard touchdown pass at 7:21 to give the Bulldogs a 28-24 lead. It was the sixth-longest reception in Mountain West history.
This is Adams' third game this year with two TD catches.
Ben Letcher had a three-yard tackle for a lost at 6:19. It was his second tackle for a loss this season.
Robbie Rouse scored his ninth rushing touchdown of the season at 1:35. It was the 34th of his career, which is the third most in school history.
Phillip Thomas recorded his third sack of the season at 0:05. It was Fresno State's first sack of the game.
The 21 points the 'Dogs scored in the third quarter is the most points Fresno State has scored in a second half all season.
Robbie Rouse's 36-yard run at 12:00 pushed him over 100-yards rushing in the game. It is his 18th career 100-yard game, which ties Ron Rivers for the most in school history.
Greg Watson scored on a three-yard touchdown run at 11:06 for his first career rushing touchdown.
L.J. Jones intercepted his first pass of the season at 8:13. It was the fourth of his career and the 16th of the season for Fresno State.
Michael Harris scored his first rushing TD of the season and third of his career at 6:06.