Fresno State 52, Rutgers 51

Date - Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:30 PM
Location - Bulldog Stadium
Attendance - 33098

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT T
Rutgers 10 10 11 14 6 51
Fresno State 7 14 7 17 7 52

Recap


Fresno State 52, Rutgers 51 (OT): Derek Carr threw for 453 yards and five touchdowns, including a 25-yard pass to Greg Watson on the first play in overtime, and the Bulldogs edged the visiting Scarlet Knights in a game that featured 1,080 yards of total offense.

Carr set career highs in pass attempts and completions, finishing 52-of-73 with one interception as Fresno State accumulated 537 yards. Rutgers pulled within one point on Gary Nova's 4-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Coleman and decided to attempt the two-point conversion, but failed when Nova's pass in the right flat was broken up near the end zone.

The overtime drama capped a wild fourth quarter, which saw the Bulldogs tie the game at 45-45 with 38 seconds left after Carr connected with Josh Harper for a 2-yard touchdown. Rutgers quickly drove to the Fresno State 26-yard-line, but Kyle Federico missed a 43-yard field goal as regulation time expired.

Leonte Carroo had 135 receiving yards and three touchdown receptions and Paul James rushed 22 times for a career-high 182 yards for Rutgers, which led 20-7 with 8:20 left in the second quarter after one of Federico’s three field goals. Nova completed 26 of 41 passes for 348 yards and five touchdowns.

After holding Rutgers to 18 yards rushing in the first half, Fresno State allowed several big rushing plays after intermission, including James’ 55-yard run that set up Nova’s 1-yard touchdown pass to Coleman with 40 seconds left in the third quarter to put Rutgers ahead 31-28. The Scarlet Knights finished with 543 total yards.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Derron Smith’s fourth-quarter interception extended Fresno State’s streak of consecutive games with an interception to 12. …  Davante Adams had with 14 receptions for 148 yards and two scores for Fresno State, and Isaiah Burse added 13 receptions for 118 yards. … After Fresno State scored on its opening drive, Rutgers tied the game when Janarion Grant returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a score.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:06
Fresno State   TD  Fresno State 7 - Rutgers 0
1st Quarter - 11:53
Rutgers   TD  Fresno State 7 - Rutgers 7
1st Quarter - 7:31
Rutgers   FG  Fresno State 7 - Rutgers 10
2nd Quarter - 14:30
Rutgers   TD  Fresno State 7 - Rutgers 17
2nd Quarter - 8:20
Rutgers   FG  Fresno State 7 - Rutgers 20
2nd Quarter - 4:17
Fresno State   TD  Fresno State 14 - Rutgers 20
2nd Quarter - 0:01
Fresno State   TD  Fresno State 21 - Rutgers 20
3rd Quarter - 9:48
Rutgers   FG  Fresno State 21 - Rutgers 23
3rd Quarter - 7:43
Fresno State   TD  Fresno State 28 - Rutgers 23
3rd Quarter - 0:40
Rutgers   TD  Fresno State 28 - Rutgers 31
4th Quarter - 11:08
Fresno State   TD  Fresno State 35 - Rutgers 31
4th Quarter - 5:32
Rutgers   TD  Fresno State 35 - Rutgers 38
4th Quarter - 3:48
Fresno State   FG  Fresno State 38 - Rutgers 38
4th Quarter - 1:18
Rutgers   TD  Fresno State 38 - Rutgers 45
4th Quarter - 0:38
Fresno State   TD  Fresno State 45 - Rutgers 45
OT - 0:00
Fresno State   TD  Fresno State 52 - Rutgers 45
OT - 0:00
Rutgers   TD  Fresno State 52 - Rutgers 51
TEAMS

Team Records

  Rutgers Fresno State
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Rutgers Fresno State
Score 51 52
First Downs 22 33
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-14
21%
5-for-18
28%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 543 537
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 32-195 23-81
Average/Rush 6.1 3.5
Passing
Comp-Att 26-41 52-73
Passing Yards 348 456
Average/Pass Play 8.3 6.2
Penalties-Yards 11-92 5-65
Fumbles-Lost 3-1 3-2
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 31:48 28:12

PLAYER STATS

Rutgers (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Nova 26/41 348 5 1
Fresno State (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Carr 52/73 456 5 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
P. James 22 182 8.3 0
S. Huggins 6 15 2.5 0
G. Nova 3 0 0.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Waller 8 30 3.8 0
J. Quezada 7 29 4.1 1
D. Carr 4 24 6.0 0
M. Micenheimer 3 1 0.3 1
G. Watson 1 -3 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
L. Carroo 5 135 27.0 3
B. Coleman 9 94 10.4 2
Q. Pratt 3 47 15.7 0
R. Peele 4 31 7.8 0
M. Burton 2 14 7.0 0
P. Carrezola 1 11 11.0 0
P. James 1 9 9.0 0
T. Kroft 1 7 7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Adams 14 148 10.6 2
I. Burse 13 118 9.1 0
J. Harper 14 94 6.7 2
G. Watson 2 33 16.5 1
M. Jensen 2 25 12.5 0
J. Quezada 4 21 5.2 0
M. Micenheimer 2 14 7.0 0
M. Waller 1 3 3.0 0