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Fresno State looks to build on win over UCLA

Sep 30, 2008 - 8:55 PM Hawaii (1-3) at (21) Fresno State (3-1), 10:00 pm EDT

FRESNO, California (Ticker) -- Fresno State will take plenty of momentum into the start of conference play.

After beating UCLA at the Rose Bowl for the first time in school history, the 21st-ranked Bulldogs host Hawaii on Saturday in their Western Athletic Conference opener.

Fresno State (3-1, 0-0 WAC) survived a rugged non-conference slate, losing only to then 11th-ranked Wisconsin, 13-10, on September 13. It was a game the Bulldogs easily could have won, as Kevin Goessling missed three field goals.

The Bulldogs also played three of their first four contests on the road, including last week's 36-31 victory over UCLA. Tom Brandstater threw three touchdown passes, giving him seven in the last two games.

"I'm proud of this team," Fresno State coach Pat Hill. "We've been on the road for three games this year and coming off two emotional games coming in here. This was a good win and now we move on to the WAC schedule."

The quest for a WAC title begins with a contest against a Hawaii team that is in a rebuilding mode following the graduation of record-setting quarterback Colt Brennan.

The Warriors bear no resemblance to the team that rolled to a 12-0 regular-season record last season, dropping to 1-3 following last week's 20-17 loss to San Jose State in their conference opener. The loss snapped Hawaii's 15-game WAC winning streak.

In a stunning turnaround, Hawaii is last in the WAC in scoring, averaging only 17.5 points per game. The scoring woes come after the Warriors averaged more than 40 points in each of the last two seasons.

Quarterback Inoke Funaki was benched against San Jose State after throwing three interceptions and fumbling once. He was replaced in the fourth quarter by Tyler Graunke, who also was picked off once.

Fresno State suffered a 37-30 loss at Hawaii last season - the game in which Brennan tied Ty Detmer's NCAA record for career touchdown passes.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    IDAHO 3 7 7 15 32
    FRESNO ST 7 14 14 10 45 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: IDAHO - FG, TINO AMANCIO 29 YD, 4:58.
    IDAHO 3-0
    FRESNO ST - TD, TOM BRANDSTATER 1 YD RUN
    (KEVIN GOESSLING KICK), 10:41.
    FRESNO ST 7-3
    2ND QUARTER: FRESNO ST - TD, SEYI AJIROTUTU 0 YD FUMBLE
    RETURN (KEVI

    Oct 12 1:35 AM


  • NCAAF
    FG FRESNO ST
    KEVIN GOESSLING 46 YD
    IDAHO 32
    FRESNO ST 45 4:57 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Idaho 32, Fresno State(20) 45  4th - 4:57Oct 12 1:14 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD IDAHO
    DEONTE' JACKSON 2 YD RUN
    (NATHAN ENDERLE PASS TO LEE SMITH FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION)
    IDAHO 32
    FRESNO ST 42 7:48 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Idaho 32, Fresno State(20) 42  4th - 7:48Oct 12 1:03 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD IDAHO
    LEE SMITH 22 YD PASS FROM NATHAN ENDERLE
    (TINO AMANCIO KICK)
    IDAHO 24
    FRESNO ST 42 10:22 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Idaho 24, Fresno State(20) 42  4th - 10:22Oct 12 12:54 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD FRESNO ST
    VINCE PASCOE 9 YD PASS FROM TOM BRANDSTATER
    (KEVIN GOESSLING KICK)
    IDAHO 17
    FRESNO ST 42 14:55 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Idaho 17, Fresno State(20) 42  4th - 14:55Oct 12 12:44 AM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    IDAHO 3 7 7 17
    FRESNO ST 7 14 14 35 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: IDAHO - FG, TINO AMANCIO 29 YD, 4:58.
    IDAHO 3-0
    FRESNO ST - TD, TOM BRANDSTATER 1 YD RUN
    (KEVIN GOESSLING KICK), 10:41.
    FRESNO ST 7-3
    2ND QUARTER: FRESNO ST - TD, SEYI AJIROTUTU 0 YD FUMB

    Oct 12 12:38 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD IDAHO
    PRESTON DAVIS 22 YD PASS FROM NATHAN ENDERLE
    (TINO AMANCIO KICK)
    IDAHO 17
    FRESNO ST 35 4:56 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Idaho 17, Fresno State(20) 35  3rd - 4:56Oct 12 12:26 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD FRESNO ST
    LONYAE MILLER 90 YD RUN
    (KEVIN GOESSLING KICK)
    IDAHO 10
    FRESNO ST 35 8:52 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Idaho 10, Fresno State(20) 35  3rd - 8:52Oct 12 12:16 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD FRESNO ST
    RYAN MATHEWS 20 YD RUN
    (KEVIN GOESSLING KICK)
    IDAHO 10
    FRESNO ST 28 13:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Idaho 10, Fresno State(20) 28  3rd - 13:00Oct 12 12:06 AM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    IDAHO 3 7 10
    FRESNO ST 7 14 21 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: IDAHO - FG, TINO AMANCIO 29 YD, 4:58.
    IDAHO 3-0
    FRESNO ST - TD, TOM BRANDSTATER 1 YD RUN
    (KEVIN GOESSLING KICK), 10:41.
    FRESNO ST 7-3
    2ND QUARTER: FRESNO ST - TD, SEYI AJIROTUTU 0 YD FUMBLE
    RETU

    Oct 11 11:35 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD FRESNO ST
    SEYI AJIROTUTU 15 YD PASS FROM TOM BRANDSTATER
    (KEVIN GOESSLING KICK)
    IDAHO 10
    FRESNO ST 21 0:22 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Idaho 10, Fresno State(20) 21  2nd - 0:22Oct 11 11:35 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD IDAHO
    PRESTON DAVIS 17 YD PASS FROM NATHAN ENDERLE
    (TINO AMANCIO KICK)
    IDAHO 10
    FRESNO ST 14 1:28 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Idaho 10, Fresno State(20) 14  2nd - 1:28Oct 11 11:27 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD FRESNO ST
    SEYI AJIROTUTU 0 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (KEVIN GOESSLING KICK)
    IDAHO 3
    FRESNO ST 14 13:18 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Idaho 3, Fresno State(20) 14  2nd - 13:18Oct 11 10:57 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    IDAHO 3 3
    FRESNO ST 7 7 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: IDAHO - FG, TINO AMANCIO 29 YD, 4:58.
    IDAHO 3-0
    FRESNO ST - TD, TOM BRANDSTATER 1 YD RUN
    (KEVIN GOESSLING KICK), 10:41.
    FRESNO ST 7-3

    Oct 11 10:45 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD FRESNO ST
    TOM BRANDSTATER 1 YD RUN
    (KEVIN GOESSLING KICK)
    IDAHO 3
    FRESNO ST 7 4:19 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Idaho 3, Fresno State(20) 7  1st - 4:19Oct 11 10:33 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG IDAHO
    TINO AMANCIO 29 YD
    IDAHO 3
    FRESNO ST 0 10:02 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Idaho 3, Fresno State(20) 0  1st - 10:02Oct 11 10:18 PM
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    Idaho vs. Fresno State(20)Oct 11 10:28 AM
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