LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Freshman quarterback Riley Nelson threw a
30-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Robinson with 55 seconds remaining
Saturday to lead Utah State to its first victory, 13-12, over
Fresno State in the Western Athletic Conference.
Nelson, who graduated from Logan High School, made his first
start for the Aggies (1-5 1-1).
The winning touchdown came after Clint Stitser's 29-yard field
goal gave Fresno State (1-4, 1-1) a 12-7 lead with 3:56 to play.
Nelson marched the Aggies to Fresno State's 18 with 1:28 left.
He hit Robinson in the end zone for what appeared to be the
go-ahead score, but the touchdown was scratched when the receiver
was called for pass interference.
But Nelson got another chance, hitting Robinson on a
third-and-22 play to win the game.
In the first quarter, he threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to
Marcus Cross on a screen play, giving the Aggies a 7-0 lead.
Fresno State tied the score in the third quarter on a 60-yard
pass from Tom Brandstater to Chastin West. The Bulldogs also got a
safety when Utah State's Ryan Wilson snapped the ball over the head
of punter Leon Jackson III, who kicked the ball out of the end
Stitser missed two field goals for Fresno State, from 42 yards
and 27 yards.