Carr rolls over Broncos, Fresno State reclaims milk can
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A rivalry, by definition, hinges on a competitive match-up. Boise State and Fresno State delivered Friday night, and the Bulldogs left Jim Sweeney field with the milk can for the first time since 2005.
Fresno State topped Boise State 41-40 in back-and-forth affair that featured 1,083 yards of total offense. The Broncos trailed by as many as 15 points late in the third quarter, but rallied to take a 40-34 lead with just over seven minutes remaining in the fourth. Bulldogs quarterback Derek Carr responded with a 13 play, 87 yard scoring drive capped off by a Josh Quezada touchdown run. Carr was 39 for 60, racking up 460 yards and four touchdowns.
Broncos quarterback Joe Southwick turned in an efficient performance as well, finishing 31-45 for 313 yards and an interception. Southwick also carried the ball 15 times, accumulating a career-high 54 yards rushing and a touchdown.
Boise State turned to true freshman runningback Aaron Baltazar in the third quarter after starter Jay Ajayi fumbled in the red zone for the third time in the last two games. Baltazar scored his first two career touchdowns and ran for 92 yards.
Boise State (2-2) is off to its worst start since 2005. Fresno State is 3-0 for the first time since 2004.
"We made too many errors across the board," said coach Chris Petersen. "You could point the finger in a lot of different directions."
"It sucks to be 2-2 right now, but this is far from over," affirmed Southwick.