RECAP and BOXSCORE
Paul Pinegar threw an interception on the Bulldogs first play from scrimmage, and the Aggies capitalized on the short field and took an early lead, 7-0. Immediately thoughts of last year's loss to UTEP came to mind. Could the Dog's lose to the Aggies at home?
Fresno State answered back with 46 unanswered points and Utah State totaled only 202 yards of total offense, 99 from former Hoover standout Kevin Robinson. Robinson totaled 256 all-purpose yards improving on his WAC leading numbers, but his trip home was far from fun.
Not only did he get beat up on the field by Bulldog players, the students were heckling him all night, among others.
"Go back to Hoover, Robinson," yelled students.
"Fresno State didn't want you."
"Number six, you couldn't have been our waterboy."
Fresno State did not have its best offensive performance of the night, but it didn't have to, again. Fresno State has evolved into the Virginia Tech of the West. A dominant team with an aggressive defensive, and remarkable special teams.
In the Bulldogs four wins the average score has been 47-15, yet Fresno State has not reached 400 yards of total offense in either of those games. In fact, last night's 367 yards of total offense is the most in the four wins.
Fresno State has had short fields to work from all season long, and the trend continued Saturday. The Bulldogs defense is forcing turnovers, and the special teams are making plays. It is becoming pretty routine this year, and much different than the past years.
Since the close loss at Oregon, Fresno State has improved in all facets of its game. Some Bulldog fans will argue that Fresno State has not passed enough and the Bulldogs offense is conservative, but those critics probably don't pay attention to the game, only the stats.
"We could have passed more, but why," said Pat Hill after game on ESPN 1430.
Exactly! Fresno State dominated Utah State, there was no need to add further humiliation.
The make up of this years team is different than any other of Hill's teams. The Bulldogs always played tough, but ever since the pep talked he gave his team against Toledo, they have taken it to another level.
Dare I say, watch out USC, Fresno State is coming!