Scores

Final

Fresno State 34

(4-3, 2-2 away)

New Mexico St 3

(3-5, 2-3 home)

Coverage: ESPNU

10:15 PM ET, October 24, 2009

Aggie Memorial Stadium, Las Cruces, NM

1 2 3 4 T
FRES 0 13 14 734
NMSU 3 0 0 03

Top Performers

Passing: R. Colburn (FRES) - 164 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: R. Mathews (FRES) - 25 CAR, 157 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: S. Ajirotutu (FRES) - 3 REC, 64 YDS

Fresno St. 34, New Mexico St. 3

Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Ryan Mathews, the nation's leading rusher, paced Fresno State with 157 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns as the Bulldogs beat New Mexico State 34-3 Saturday night.

Mathews had scoring runs of 1 yard and 68 yards, to bring his season total to 1,131 rushing yards.

Fresno State punt returner Chastin West also had a big game, returning a kick 88 yards for a touchdown and recording a 24-yard return that set up a field goal at the end of the first half for the Bulldogs (4-3 overall, 3-1 Western Athletic Conference).

Quarterback Ryan Colburn completed 7-of-14 passes for 164 yards. Wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu led the Bulldogs with three catches for 64 yards. Jamel Hamler added three grabs for 63 yards.

New Mexico State (3-5, 1-3) managed just 283 total yards. Aggie running back Seth Smith had 105 yards on 19 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FRES
NMSU
1st Downs1813
Total Yards410283
Passing22145
Rushing189238
Penalties2-193-30
3rd Down Conversions4-102-13
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers31
Possession29:1630:44

Passing Leaders

Fresno StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Colburn7/1416411.701
New Mexico StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fleming3/6467.700

Rushing Leaders

Fresno StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mathews251576.3268
Rouse4153.808
New Mexico StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith191055.5070
Fleming12786.5026

Receiving Leaders

Fresno StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ajirotutu36421.3029
Hamler36321.0051
New Mexico StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson23316.5028
Nelson11313.0013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFRESNMSU
FG08:36Kyle Hughes 32 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERFRESNMSU
TD09:54Lorne Bell 17 Yd Interception Return (Kevin Goessling Kick) 73
FG06:11Kevin Goessling 23 Yd 103
FG00:00Kevin Goessling 43 Yd 133
THIRD QUARTERFRESNMSU
TD06:44Ryan Mathews 1 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 203
TD03:09Chastin West 88 Yd Punt Return (Kevin Goessling Kick) 273
FOURTH QUARTERFRESNMSU
TD14:16Ryan Mathews 68 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 343