The Fresno State Bulldogs improved to 8-0 with a comfortable win over Nevada. The offense led by quarterback and Heisman dark horse Derek Carr proved to be too powerful and put up an impressive 647 total yards. The Bulldog defense was able to deliver more plays than they are typically accustomed including an interception that set Fresno State up for an easy score.
The first play of the game for the Fresno State offense was a successful triple pass and it they piled it on from there. In all, Carr threw for 487 yards, which gave him the school record for career passing yards. This is two weeks after setting the career touchdown mark, a record he took from his brother David (Carr).
Fresno State’s rushing attack has been pretty poor this year, but they were able to get 115 yards from junior running back Josh Quezada and 160 yards in all, which included a Derek Carr rushing touchdown. Carr’s favorite target in this game was Josh Harper, who had a huge day with 17 catches for 253 yards and 2 touchdowns.
With this win, Fresno State is another game closer to possibly getting into the BCS. The win against Nevada was a nice one, but this coming week has the potential to be a great game on the road against Wyoming, which features arguably the top two quarterbacks in the Mountain West Conference between Carr and Wyoming signal caller Brett Smith. Both players can throw the ball all over the field and can run. Neither is afraid to take risks and has the potential to make big plays, so this game could be a tremendous shootout this coming Saturday.