Fresno State ‘s Ellis runs wild against Utah State
LOGAN, Utah – A.J. Ellis ran for 165 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Fresno State past Utah State 41-24 Saturday night.
Quarterback Ryan Colburn also ran for 44 yards and threw for 149 yards and a touchdown for the Bulldogs (2-0, 1-0 Western Athletic), who scored 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.
Utah State (1-2, 0-1) led in total offensive yards at the end of three closely played quarters (274-269) and had the score tied at 24, but the Aggies gained only 37 yards in the final quarter.
SJ STATE 16, S. UTAH 11
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Lamon Muldrow’s 6-yard touchdown run with 1:10 remaining gave San Jose State a victory.
Jordan LaSecla threw for 193 yards on 24 of 35 passing as the Spartans (1-2) survived a mistake-filled, penalty-plagued contest.
Brandon Rutley rushed for 47 yards and a touchdown for the Spartans, who bounced back from losses at No. 1 Alabama and No. 11 Wisconsin.
NAVY 37, LA, TECH 23
RUSTON, La. – Ricky Dobbs had a career day as a passer and Navy’s option attack provided three second-half touchdowns to help the Midshipmen rally for a win.
Dobbs threw for 219 yards, but Navy (2-1) went to its ground game after trailing 23-16 at halftime. Dobbs led Navy to 239 yards rushing in the second half, almost all of that on three long touchdown marches.
Dobbs’ one-yard touchdown capped a 73-yard march on the opening drive of the second half. After he temporarily left the game, backup quarterback Kriss Proctor capped a 54-yard march with a seven-yard run that gave Navy a 30-23 lead late in the third quarter.
The Midshipmen then marched 81 yards, all on the ground, and Vince Murray scored on a 17-yard run to help seal the win.
The Bulldogs (1-2) scored on five straight possessions to end the first half.
COLORADO 31, HAWAII 13
BOULDER, Colo. – Rodney Stewart rushed for two touchdowns and Tyler Hansen hooked up with Toney Clemons on a 73-yard touchdown toss as Colorado overcame a sluggish start.
The Buffaloes (2-1) trailed 10-0 at halftime and were booed off the field by the frustrated fans at Folsom Field.
UTEP 42, NMSU 10
EL PASO, Texas (AP) – Trevor Vittatoe threw five touchdown passes as UTEP routed New Mexico State.
Vittatoe had scoring throws of 18, 8, 16, 68 and 11 yards while completing 19 of 30 passes for 246 yards. He also had 54 yards rushing for the Miners (2-1).
IDAHO 30, UNLV 7
MOSCOW, Idaho – The Vandals used tough defense and 24 first-half points to cruise to victory over the Rebels.