Bulldogs Win Wild Home Opener 52-51

It was a white-out at Bulldog Stadium Thursday night, for Fresno State's season opener against the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers.

Head coach Tim DeRuyter described it as a 15-round fight. There were 170 plays, two ties-one at halftime-and ten lead changes.

The game was televised nationally, so it started later and lasted a whopping four hours and 26 minutes, ending around midnight.

The Bulldogs won 52-51, after Rutgers could not execute a 2-point conversion at the end.

Quarterback Derek Carr set new Mountain West records for completions and pass attempts by completing 52 of 73 passes, for a 456 yards, 5 touchdowns and one interception.

Fresno State had a total of 551 yards of offense. Adams finished with 14 catches for 148 yards and two touchdowns, giving him a TD catch in nine straight games going back to last season. That has set a new school record and is the longest active streak in the nation.

Next game is against Cal Poly on Saturday, September 7th at 7:00 p.m. in Fresno.