FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Bradlee Van Pelt passed for 197 yards
and two touchdowns and ran for 154 yards, sparking Colorado State
to a 34-10 win over Fresno State on Saturday.
Van Pelt had runs of 31, 19, 36 and 27 yards -- two of them on
scrambles -- to help Colorado State (3-3) score on five straight
possessions and snap a two-game losing streak.
Marcus Houston, who had a critical fumble in the closing minutes
last week of a 28-21 loss to Utah, ran for two touchdowns and
caught one of Van Pelt's TD throws.
Fresno State (3-3) got its lone touchdown late in the third
quarter when wide receiver Bernard Berrian ran 51 yards with a
Van Pelt's 31-yard scramble set up his 7-yard scoring pass to
David Anderson late in the first half, capping a 96-yard drive and
giving the Rams a 10-3 lead.
Van Pelt had a 19-yard run and a 14-yard scramble on the Rams'
first series of the third quarter, setting up his 5-yard TD throw
He scrambled 36 yards on the next series prior to Houston's
2-yard scoring run for a 24-3 lead.
After Berrian's score, Colorado State's Jeff Babcock kicked a
39-yard field goal.
Early in the fourth quarter, Van Pelt bolted for 27 yards. Three
plays later, Houston scored on a 3-yard run.
The Bulldogs' other score came in the first quarter after safety
James Sanders rushed Van Pelt, tipped a pass and intercepted at the
CSU 18. Four plays later, Brett Visintainer kicked a 27-yard field
Fresno's Paul Pinegar replaced starting quarterback Jeff Grady
late in the first half. It was the first appearance of the season
for Pinegar, the Western Athletic Conference's freshman of the year
in 2002 who tore his right pectoral muscle on Aug. 20.