Recap: Fresno State vs. San Jose St
Fresno, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Brian Burrell threw for 207 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Fresno State Bulldogs to a 38-24 victory over the San Jose State Spartans in a Mountain West Conference battle at Bulldog Stadium.
Burrell completed 20-of-26 pass attempts, but was intercepted once for Fresno State (4-6, 3-3 MWC), which put an end to a three-game losing streak. Marteze Waller ran for 145 yards and a touchdown and Josh Quezada added 112 yards rushing. Josh Harper hauled in two touchdown passes and finished with 67 yards on seven total receptions.
Joe Gray finished with 350 yards on 26-of-44 passing, but he had two interceptions to match two touchdowns for San Jose State (3-6, 2-3), which has lost three straight. Tyler Ervin recorded 76 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries and Jabari Carr ended the night with 143 yards and two scores on six receptions.
Waller escaped for a 44-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter to give Fresno State a 7-0 advantage.
San Jose State took the lead before the first quarter was over following a 51- yard touchdown run by Ervin and an 86-yard touchdown pass from Gray to Carr.
The Bulldogs erupted for 21 points in the last three minutes of the second quarter to push back in front. First, Burrell hooked up with Chad Olsen for a two yard touchdown, then he tossed an 18-yard touchdown pass to Harper. The Bulldogs capped off the scoring binge when T.J. Thomas returned a blocked punt nine yards for a score.
Burrell connected with Harper for another touchdown pass, this time from 19 yards out, on the Bulldogs' first drive of the third quarter.
Gray responded with a four-yard touchdown pass to Carr.
The Spartans had a chance to pull within a touchdown of Fresno State, but an 85-yard drive stalled, forcing them to settle for a 31-yard field goal from Austin Lopez.
With just under five minutes to play Kody Kroening kicked a 26-yard field goal, which proved to be the final score of the contest.Game Notes