Scores

Final

Utah State 27

(2-6, 1-3 MW)

Fresno State 31

(5-3, 4-1 MW)

5:00 PM ET, October 31, 2009

Bulldog Stadium (CA), Fresno, CA

1 2 3 4 T
USU 10 17 0 027
FRES 14 3 7 731

Top Performers

Passing: D. Borel (USU) - 240 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: R. Mathews (FRES) - 23 CAR, 185 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: S. Ajirotutu (FRES) - 7 REC, 124 YDS, 1 TD

Fresno St. 31, Utah St. 27

Associated Press

FRESNO, Calif. -- Ryan Mathews rushed for 185 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown with 4:53 remaining, to lead Fresno State past Utah State 31-27 on Saturday.

Mathews, the nation's leading rusher, had two rushing touchdowns, and quarterback Ryan Colburn added 256 passing yards and a touchdown as Fresno State (5-3, 4-1 Western Athletic Conference) overcame a 10-point halftime deficit.

Diondre Borel threw for 240 yards and rushed for 105 for Utah State (2-6, 1-3), which went scoreless in the second half.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Team Stat Comparison

 
USU
FRES
1st Downs2520
Total Yards503466
Passing240256
Rushing263210
Penalties6-537-59
3rd Down Conversions11-196-11
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers02
Possession35:3924:21

Passing Leaders

Utah StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Borel20/312407.710
Fresno StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Colburn17/272569.511

Rushing Leaders

Utah StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Turbin191387.3143
Borel221054.8113
Fresno StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mathews231858.0246
Newborn11616.0016

Receiving Leaders

Utah StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bowman7659.3122
Moats45914.8023
Fresno StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ajirotutu712417.7146
Hamler55310.6019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUSUFRES
FG11:14Chris Ulinski 26 Yd 30
TD09:47Ryan Mathews 9 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 37
TD08:20Xavier Bowman 5 Yd Pass From Diondre Borel (Chris Ulinski Kick) 107
TD04:21Seyi Ajirotutu 18 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 1014
SECOND QUARTERUSUFRES
FG09:48Kevin Goessling 50 Yd 1017
TD05:02Robert Turbin 1 Yd Run (Chris Ulinski Kick) 1717
TD01:57Diondre Borel 1 Yd Run (Chris Ulinski Kick) 2417
FG00:00Chris Ulinski 23 Yd 2717
THIRD QUARTERUSUFRES
TD08:10Lonyae Miller 2 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 2724
FOURTH QUARTERUSUFRES
TD04:53Ryan Mathews 10 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 2731