Scores

Final

Fresno State 41

(2-0, 1-0 MW)

Utah State 24

(1-2, 0-1 MW)

Coverage: GamePlan

8:00 PM ET, September 18, 2010

Romney Stadium, Logan, UT

1 2 3 4 T
FRES 3 14 7 1741
USU 7 10 7 024

Top Performers

Passing: R. Colburn (FRES) - 149 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Ellis (SAC) - 29 CAR, 165 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Watkins (MURR) - 4 REC, 52 YDS, 1 TD

Fresno St. 41, Utah St. 24

Associated Press

LOGAN, Utah -- A.J. Ellis ran for 165 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Fresno State past Utah State 41-24 Saturday night.

Quarterback Ryan Colburn also ran for 44 yards and threw for 149 yards and a touchdown for the Bulldogs (2-0, 1-0 Western Athletic), who scored 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.

Utah State (1-2, 0-1) led in total offensive yards at the end of three closely played quarters (274-269) and had the score tied at 24, but the Aggies gained only 37 yards in the final quarter.

USU was led by quarterback Diondre Borel, who threw for 106 yards and ran for 89 more. But FSU's defense held Borel to 4-of-13 passing in the second half.

Tied at halftime, both teams scored a touchdown in third quarter. A blocked punt by FSU's Jamel Hamler at the end of the quarter gave Fresno the ball in a position for Kevin Goessling to kick a 30-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter to give the Bulldogs their first lead of the game, 27-24.

Moments later, after a quick three-and-out by the Aggies, Colburn then led the Bulldogs to a score in four plays in less than two minutes. Tracy Slocum scored on a three-yard run to extend the lead to 34-24. Ellis would later score with 42 seconds to play in the game.

Utah State scored first in the game on an eight-yard pass play from a scrambling Borel to Dontel Watkins. The teams then traded scores and the first half ended 17-17.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FRES
USU
1st Downs1917
Total Yards379311
Passing149106
Rushing230205
Penalties6-352-19
3rd Down Conversions6-145-16
4th Down Conversions1-23-3
Turnovers20
Possession33:0226:58

Passing Leaders

Fresno StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Colburn15/231496.511
Utah StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Borel11/231064.610

Rushing Leaders

Fresno StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ellis291655.7239
Colburn8405.0124
Utah StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Borel17663.9117
Williams7527.4038

Receiving Leaders

Fresno StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hamler46917.3032
Johnson22512.5014
Utah StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Watkins45213.0126
Martin3196.3011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFRESUSU
TD06:30Dontel Watkins 8 Yd Pass From Diondre Borel (Peter Caldwell Kick) 07
FG02:20Kevin Goessling 26 Yd 37
SECOND QUARTERFRESUSU
FG12:52Peter Caldwell 50 Yd 310
TD08:56A.J. Ellis 10 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 1010
TD06:05Michael Smith 3 Yd Run (Peter Caldwell Kick) 1017
TD00:38Ryan Colburn 8 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 1717
THIRD QUARTERFRESUSU
TD06:09Diondre Borel 10 Yd Run (Peter Caldwell Kick) 1724
TD02:09A.J. Ellis 16 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 2424
FOURTH QUARTERFRESUSU
FG13:32Kevin Goessling 30 Yd 2724
TD10:39Tracy Slocum 3 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 3424
TD00:42A.J. Ellis 2 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 4124