San Diego State at Fresno State

Fresno St. 52, San Diego St. 40


FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Derek Carr threw for 536 yards and five touchdowns to make Fresno State's first Mountain West Conference game a success in a 52-40 victory against San Diego State on Saturday night.

Carr completed 42 of 56 passes for the Bulldogs (3-2, 1-0). He is the fourth quarterback in school history to throw for over 500 yards in a game, the first since his brother, David, threw for 531 yards in the 2001 Silicon Valley Classic bowl game against Michigan State.

Leon McFadden's 96-yard interception return for a touchdown gave the Aztecs (2-3, 0-1) a 40-36 lead with 9:09 remaining in the third quarter. But Carr hit Isaiah Burse with a 31-yard scoring toss to give Fresno State the lead back, 43-40. After a Bulldogs field goal, Carr found Rashad Evans for a 5-yard TD pass for the final margin.

Fresno State had three 100-yard receivers: Evans had 10 catches for 100 yards and three TDs, Josh Harper nine for 120 yards and a score, and Davante Adams eight for 102 yards.

Ryan Katz passed for 160 yards and two touchdowns and led San Diego State rushers with 89 yards on 13 carries, including a 67-yarder.

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Scoring Summary
SDGSTAdam Muema 5 yd run (Chance Marden kick)
SDGSTEric Pinkins 32 yd interception return (Chance Marden kick)
FRESNORobbie Rouse 1 yd run (Quentin Breshears kick)
SDGSTAdam Muema 27 yd run (Chance Marden kick)
FRESNORobbie Rouse 1 yd run (Quentin Breshears kick)
FRESNOJosh Harper 37 yd pass from Derek Carr (Quentin Breshears kick)
FRESNORashad Evans 9 yd pass from Derek Carr (missed kick)
FRESNORashad Evans 8 yd pass from Derek Carr (Quentin Breshears kick)
SDGSTD.J. Shields 5 yd pass from Ryan Katz (blocked XP)
FRESNOCharles Washington returned XP
SDGSTBrice Butler 8 yd pass from Ryan Katz (Chance Marden kick)
SDGSTLeon McFadden 96 yd interception return (failed 2pt pass)
FRESNOIsaiah Burse 31 yd pass from Derek Carr (Quentin Breshears kick)
FRESNOQuentin Breshears 27 yd FG
FRESNORashad Evans 5 yd pass from Derek Carr (failed 2pt pass)
Team Stats
First Downs1432
Third Down Efficiency4-135-10
Fourth Down Efficiency1-20-1
Plays-Net Yards63-33986-655
Passing Yds160536
Kick Return Yds10385
Punt Return Yds013
Time of Poss.27:3532:25
Individual Stats
SDGST: Ryan Katz 13-89, Adam Muema 13-64, Walter Kazee 13-30, Team 1--4
FRESNO: Robbie Rouse 21-70, Derek Carr 5-43, Milton Knox 1-5, Dillon Root 1-3, Team 2--2
SDGST: Ryan Katz 13-23-160-3
FRESNO: Derek Carr 42-56-536-2
SDGST: Brice Butler 3-39, D.J. Shields 3-18, Ezell Ruffin 2-40, Gavin Escobar 1-33, Adam Muema 1-12, Dominique Sandifer 1-10, Walter Kazee 1-5, Colin Lockett 1-3
FRESNO: Rashad Evans 10-100, Josh Harper 9-120, Davante Adams 8-102, Robbie Rouse 7-65, Isaiah Burse 5-84, Victor Dean 2-39, Dillon Root 1-26
San Diego State1st Mountain West West6-211-3
Fresno State6th Mountain West West0-81-11

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