10:00 PM ET, September 27, 2003
Bulldog Stadium, FRESNO, CA
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Backup running back Bryson Sumlin scored three touchdowns and wide receiver Jaron Fairman, whose father died earlier in the day, added another as Fresno State routed Portland State 42-16 Saturday night.
The Bulldogs (3-2) beat the Division I-AA Vikings (2-2) for the fifth consecutive time, despite giving up 486 total yards, including 194 rushing yards by Ryan Fuqua.
Fairman scored on a 5-yard end around with 1:42 to play. Teammates mobbed the redshirt freshman, whose father, James, died while visiting from Covina, Calif.
Sumlin, a sophomore, ran for 60 yards on 12 carries. He made the most of his opportunities, scoring on runs of 26, 1 and 3 yards.
A fluke play spotted the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead. Bernard Berrian fumbled the opening kickoff at the 30-yard line, but teammate Nathan Ray scooped the ball up and ran 70 yards for a touchdown.
After a blocked punt, Sumlin gave Fresno St. a 14-0 lead when he broke three tackles and sprinted 26 yards for a touchdown.
In the second half, Fresno State pounded the ball with running back Dwayne Wright and Sumlin.
|3rd Down Conversions||8-16||6-13|
|4th Down Conversions||0-1||0-0|
|TD||14:30||NATHAN RAY 70 YD KICK RETURN (BRETT VISINTAINER KICK)||0||7|
|TD||5:52||BRYSON SUMLIN 26 YD RUN (BRETT VISINTAINER KICK)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 26 yards.
|TD||0:02||RYAN BROWN 15 YD PASS FROM JOE WISER (MISSED KICK)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 80 yards.
|TD||10:36||BRYSON SUMLIN 1 YD RUN (BRETT VISINTAINER KICK)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 55 yards.
|FG||6:48||ERIC AZORR 33 YD FG|
Drive info: 11 plays, 62 yards.
|TD||14:10||ALEC GRECO 14 YD PASS FROM JEFF GRADY (BRETT VISINTAINER KICK)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 81 yards.
|TD||11:57||RYAN FUQUA 3 YD RUN (ERIC AZORR KICK)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 77 yards.
|TD||5:35||BRYSON SUMLIN 3 YD RUN (BRETT VISINTAINER KICK)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 7 yards.
|TD||1:42||JARON FAIRMAN 5 YD RUN (BRETT VISINTAINER KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 36 yards.