Fresno State vs. Wyoming 2013 final score: Bulldogs pull away with big second half

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Fresno State pulled away from Wyoming in the final 30 minutes and stayed on track for a potential BCS bid.

Wyoming hung around with Fresno State for two quarters but could not keep pace with the Bulldogs in the second half and Fresno State pulled away late for a 48-10 win.

No. 16 Fresno State remains undefeated and would automatically qualify for a BCS bowl if it keeps winning and either a) remains ranked ahead of an automatic qualifying conference champion or b) finishes with a ranking of No. 12 or higher in the BCS standings.

Wyoming jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the second quarter and trailed by just four points at halftime, but Derek Carr and the Bulldog offense exploded for 34 second-half points. Fresno State was firing on all cylinders both on the ground and in the air, finishing the night with exactly 600 yards of total offense.

Box Score Hero: Derek Carr completed 33-of-46 pass attempts for 316 yards and four touchdowns.

Rankings Ramifications: Fresno State came into this game ranked 16th in the BCS standings. With LSU and Miami losing (the latter in blowout fashion), the Bulldogs stand to move up a few spots. Because Fresno State is ranked ahead of likely AAC champion UCF, the Bulldogs are in good shape for a BCS bid if they just keep winning.

But Did They Cover? Fresno State was favored to win by eight points. They covered with ease.

Next Week's Schedule: Fresno State is idle next Saturday, but returns to action the following week at home against New Mexico. Wyoming goes on the road to take on Boise State.

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