Fresno State vs. Colorado State 2012 final score: Bulldogs grab 28-7 win

Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Fresno State is rising as a Mountain West challenger with a road win at Colorado State.

The Fresno State Bulldogs remained undefeated in Mountain West Conference play, dispatching the struggling Colorado State Rams 28-7 in Fort Collins on Saturday night.

The Bulldogs (4-2) took advantage of fortuitous situations to build a 21-0 lead, as its first three touchdowns came on drives that began in Colorado State territory. After cashing in on a 29-yard field from a Rams fumble, Fresno State blocked a punt late in the first half. Derek Carr then hit Josh Harper on a 20-yard touchdown pass for a 14-0 halftime lead.

The Rams (1-5) were buried in the fourth quarter when Carr engineered a 71-yard drive that ended when he found Davante Adams for a five-yard score and a 28-0 margin.

Colorado State was largely inept on offense, managing just 171 total yards and committing two turnovers until its final possession, when M.J. McPeek led the Rams on a 77-yard scoring drive with less than a minute left to avoid a shutout.

Box Score Hero: QB Derek Carr, Fresno State - 25-39 for 217 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.

Rankings Ramifications: This game will likely have no impact on national polls.

But Did They Cover? Favored by 17.5, Fresno State did cover.

For More On This Game: Visit Mountain West Connection.

Next Week's Schedule: Fresno State travels to the blue turf of Boise State, while Colorado State will play at San Diego State.

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