Scores

Final

Fresno State 31

(6-3, 3-2 away)

Idaho 21

(7-3, 4-1 home)

Coverage: ESPNU

10:30 PM ET, November 7, 2009

Kibbie Dome, Moscow, ID

1 2 3 4 T
FRES 17 7 7 031
IDHO 0 0 7 1421

Top Performers

Passing: B. Reader (IDHO) - 240 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: R. Mathews (FRES) - 26 CAR, 143 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: M. Shaw (IDHO) - 3 REC, 93 YDS, 1 TD

Fresno St. 31, Idaho 21

Associated Press

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Ryan Mathews ran for 143 yards and three touchdowns as Fresno State defeated Idaho 31-21 on Saturday night.

The Bulldogs (6-3, 5-1 Western Athletic Conference) raced out to a 24-0 first-half lead before holding off a late surge by the Vandals (7-3, 4-2).

Idaho's Brian Reader, who started in place of Nate Enderle who has an injured rotator cuff, threw for 239 yards and two scores and also ran for a TD. Enderle is day to day.

Mathews' 1-yard touchdown run with 1:07 left before halftime put Fresno State up 24-0. He also scored on a 77-yard run on the opening play from scrimmage and on a 1-yard run in the third quarter.

Bulldogs quarterback Ryan Colburn was 14 for 14 for 159 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FRES
IDHO
1st Downs1619
Total Yards340470
Passing159240
Rushing181230
Penalties6-488-90
3rd Down Conversions5-112-10
4th Down Conversions2-21-3
Turnovers11
Possession36:0623:54

Passing Leaders

Fresno StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Colburn14/1415911.410
IdahoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reader12/252409.620

Rushing Leaders

Fresno StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mathews261435.5377
Rouse6183.006
IdahoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Woolridge10979.7068
McCarty9596.6022

Receiving Leaders

Fresno StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ajirotutu44511.3118
Moore14141.0041
IdahoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shaw39331.0169
Komar46716.8128

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFRESIDHO
TD14:41Ryan Mathews 77 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 70
TD08:32Seyi Ajirotutu 18 Yd Pass From Ryan Colburn (Kevin Goessling Kick) 140
FG01:26Kevin Goessling 52 Yd 170
SECOND QUARTERFRESIDHO
TD01:07Ryan Mathews 1 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 240
THIRD QUARTERFRESIDHO
TD05:51Max Komar 14 Yd Pass From Brian Reader (Trey Farquhar Kick) 247
TD00:47Ryan Mathews 1 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 317
FOURTH QUARTERFRESIDHO
TD12:21Brian Reader 4 Yd Run (Brian Reader Pass To Eric Greenwood For Two-Point Conversion) 3115
TD00:25Maurice Shaw 69 Yd Pass From Brian Reader (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 3121