Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State QB Derek Carr gets his team fired up to take on USC (GIF)

Dec 7, 2013; Fresno, CA, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs quarterback Derek Carr (4) looks towards the crowd after the Bulldogs defeated the Utah State Aggies 24-17 at Bulldog Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

In what is probably the most anticipated of the four games on Saturday to kick off the 2013-2014 college football bowl season, dynamic quarterback Derek Carr and his 11-1 Fresno State Bulldogs are taking on the resurgent USC Trojans of the Pac-12.

After a stellar season which has seen Carr go from a relative national unknown to someone who is highly thought of as a top NFL Draft pick come this May, this will be Carr’s last chance to wow everyone in a collegiate game.

He certainly is aware of that.

Before the game, ABC showed on its broadcast clips of Carr getting his teammates fired up to take on their Pac-12 opponent. Carr made mention of the fact that he and his team are up against a squad riddled with five-star recruits, while they get little respect whatsoever, despite their superior record:


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So far, the pep talk doesn’t seem to be working, at least on the defensive side of the ball, as USC just took their opening drive 60 yards down the field for a score to take the early lead.


Topics: Derek Carr, Fresno State Bulldogs

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