The Bee's Game Balls
Wyoming running back sets school and Mountain West records with 387 all-purpose yards
Fresno State running back has a TD among 18 carries for 116 yards, his third straight 100-yard game
Wyoming quarterback shreds Bulldogs for 320 yards and two TDs passing
Play of the game
Fourth quarter, 12:42 to play: Fresno State was still in it, down 21-10, and had Wyoming pinned at the 9-yard line. But on second-and-6, running back Brian Hill got to the edge untouched and raced 89 yards before he was run down by safety Charles Washington at the 2. On the next play, Josh Tapscott plowed into the end zone for a 28-10 Cowboys lead.
Numbers of the game
0: Fresno State sacks in the first half on Wyoming quarterback Colby Kirkegaard, who hit 13 of 20 passes.
31: Sacks allowed by Wyoming coming into the game, most in the Mountain West and tied for 125th of 128 in the nation.
1:54: Time of possession for the Bulldogs in the first quarter -- they gained 11 yards on five plays.
6: Consecutive third-down plays converted by Wyoming in the first half, going 6 of 8.
358: Total yards in the first half for Wyoming -- more than the Cowboys had in six of their first eight games.
18: Passing yards in the first half for Fresno State, with Zack Greenlee hitting 4 of 9 throws.
173: Rushing yards in the first half for Wyoming -- more than it had in six of its first eight games.
1: Tackle for loss in the first half for Fresno State.
7.1: Tackles per loss allowed per game by Wyoming, tied for 10th in the conference.
Saturday vs. San Jose State (CBS Sports Network), 7:30 p.m.: Fresno State meets old rival San Jose State (3-5, 2-2 Mountain West) for the first time since last year's regular-season finale when the Spartans ruined the Bulldogs' BCS bid. Led then by quarterback David Fales, San Jose State got into a shootout with quarterback Derek Carr and Fresno State and pulled out a 62-52 upset. Fales and Carr are, of course, gone, but the intensified rivalry continues. San Jose State has lost two straight, including 38-31 to Colorado State on Saturday.
Of course, it helped that Derron Smith returned a punt 52 yards to the Wyoming 8-yard line.
But those 8 yards still are as many as or more than the Bulldogs had in six of their first eight opening drives.
Fresno State gained 1 yard on its opening drive at USC, 8 at Utah, lost 3 yards against Nebraska, gained 6 yards against Southern Utah, 2 yards at UNLV and 5 yards at Boise State.
The Bulldogs gained 53 yards on their first drive at New Mexico, but lost possession on a fumble.
They gained 12 yards against San Diego State.
On their first eight game-opening drives, they had only four first downs.
The Bulldogs gained 8 yards and scored a touchdown on their first possession, then gained 3 yards, 23 yards and 3 yards on the next three drives.
Senior wide out Josh Harper was on the receiving end of Zack Greenlee's first completion, gaining 15 yards on a third-and-7 play.
Harper has now caught at least one pass in 36 consecutive games -- every game of his career.
The school record is 34 in a row set by Henry Ellard from 1979 to '82. Ellard's streak was put together in every Fresno State game, while Harper has missed 11 games during his streak because of injury.
Fresno State fans didn't have much to cheer about in the first half, with the Bulldogs trailing 21-10 at halftime.
But there was some joy in the third quarter, when ex-Bulldogs Stephone Paige, Bear Pascoe and Davante Adams soaked up the applause after being introduced as honorary captains.
Pascoe (Atlanta Falcons) and Adams (Green Bay Packers) are on bye weeks. The 53-year-old Paige looks like he could still play.
Greenlee's first pass of the game was one he undoubtedly would like to have back. Looking for Waller on a screen, Greenlee's pass instead hit left guard Sean Rubalcava in the shoulder.
Greenlee also was sacked once in the first half.
Like clockwork, tailback Josh Quezada entered the game on Fresno State's third drive in place of Waller.
Quezada finished the first half with four carries for 7 yards. Waller had 10 for 69.