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Smith leads Fresno State to victory in Humanitarian Bowl

Dec 31, 2007 - 11:12 PM BOISE, Idaho (Ticker) -- Clifton Smith and Tom Brandstater led Fresno State to another bowl victory over Georgia Tech.

Smith rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns and Brandstater threw and ran for a TD as the Bulldogs posted a 40-28 victory over the Yellow Jackets in the Humanitarian Bowl on Monday.

The win is Fresno State's second bowl victory over Georgia Tech. The Bulldogs beat the Yellow Jackets, 30-21, in the 2002 Silicon Valley Football Classic.

After finishing third in the Western Athletic Conference, the Bulldogs garnered a bowl berth for the eighth time in nine seasons and won for the fourth time in their last five postseason games.

Smith busted through the Georgia Tech defense for a 43-yard TD in the third quarter and added a 32-yard score with 1:50 remaining to cap the scoring.

Brandstater completed 23-of-30 passes for 288 yards for Fresno State, which racked up 573 total yards against one of the nation's stoutest defenses.

The Yellow Jackets had been stellar defensively, leading the nation in sacks and ranking 12th against the run and in total yards allowed.

Georgia Tech did close the gap to 34-28 early in the fourth quarter when Calvin Booker threw a 20-yard TD pass to D.J. Donley, who outfought a pair of Fresno State defensive backs for the ball.






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