Scores

Final

San Jose State 27

(5-7, 3-4 MW)

Fresno State 24

(4-8, 3-4 MW)

8:00 PM ET, November 26, 2011

Bulldog Stadium (CA), Fresno, CA

1 2 3 4 T
SJSU 7 3 10 727
FRES 10 7 0 724

Top Performers

Passing: M. Faulkner (SJSU) - 363 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: R. Rouse (FRES) - 33 CAR, 151 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: N. Grigsby (SJSU) - 8 REC, 114 YDS, 1 TD

San Jose St. 27, Fresno St. 24

Associated Press

FRESNO, Calif. -- Matt Faulkner passed for 363 yards and two second-half touchdowns as San Jose State edged Fresno State 27-24 on Saturday night.

Noel Grigsby caught eight passes for 114 yards and a touchdown for San Jose State (5-7, 3-4 Western Athletic Conference), which defeated Fresno State for just the second time in 19 meetings. It was also the Spartans' first victory at Bulldog Stadium since 1987.

Robbie Rouse ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns for Fresno State (4-8, 3-4), which never got the ball back after pulling to within three points on a Derek Carr touchdown pass with 6:15 remaining.

Carr finished with 276 passing yards, including a 24-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Saunders.

San Jose State took over at its 31-yard line and marched 56 yards on 13 plays to run out the clock. The Spartans were aided by a pass-interference penalty.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SJSU
FRES
1st Downs2125
Total Yards424449
Passing363276
Rushing61173
Penalties3-208-94
3rd Down Conversions7-162-11
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers23
Possession27:1632:44

Passing Leaders

San Jose StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Faulkner27/423638.621
Fresno StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carr19/282769.911

Rushing Leaders

San Jose StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rutley19583.1114
Faulkner252.504
Fresno StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rouse331514.6225
Carr4184.5011

Receiving Leaders

San Jose StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grigsby811414.3137
Carr57915.8138
Fresno StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Burse713519.3035
Wylie45012.5020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSJSUFRES
TD08:07Robbie Rouse 2 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 07
FG03:38Kevin Goessling 39 Yd 010
TD02:12Brandon Rutley 14 Yd Run (Jens Alvernik Kick) 710
SECOND QUARTERSJSUFRES
FG08:55Jens Alvernik 18 Yd 1010
TD00:05Robbie Rouse 2 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick) 1017
THIRD QUARTERSJSUFRES
FG09:51Jens Alvernik 34 Yd 1317
TD08:09Jabari Carr 38 Yd Pass From Matt Faulkner (Jens Alvernik Kick) 2017
FOURTH QUARTERSJSUFRES
TD11:38Noel Grigsby 18 Yd Pass From Matt Faulkner (Jens Alvernik Kick) 2717
TD06:15Jalen Saunders 24 Yd Pass From Derek Carr (Kevin Goessling Kick) 2724