FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Dwayne Wright ran for 121 yards and two
touchdowns, including the go-ahead score midway through the fourth
quarter, as Fresno State ended a seven-game losing streak with a
23-18 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday.
Wright's 6-yard touchdown run with 7:51 remaining put Fresno
State (2-7 overall, 2-3 WAC) ahead for good and sent the Aggies to
their 21st consecutive loss against Division I-A opponents. The
Bulldogs had not won a game since their season-opening victory over
New Mexico State (2-8, 0-6) drove to the Bulldogs' 14-yard line
on its final possession but lost 16 yards when a shotgun snap
sailed over the head of quarterback Chase Holbrook.
Holbrook's 47-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Harris, who outran the
defense after catching a short hitch pass, gave the Aggies an 18-16
lead with 13 seconds left in the third quarter. Fresno State
responded with a nine-play, 70-yard drive capped by Wright's second
New Mexico State fumbled four times, which the Bulldogs
converted into 17 points.
Bulldogs quarterback Tom Brandstater completed 11 of 19 passes
for 99 yards in a touchdown in his first start since a 68-37 loss
to Hawaii on Oct. 14.