Saturday, September 21, 2013

Derek Carr Leads Fresno State Rally To Defeat Boise State 41-40

Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr not only wanted a win over Boise State to stop the Bulldogs seven game losing streak to the Broncos, he wanted some redemption for his big brother David.

Twelve years ago the then 8th ranked Bulldogs lost a heart breaker to Boise State 35-31 and ending Fresno State's claim as the first BCS buster.

Down by six late in the fourth quarter Derek Carr rallied Fresno State for the go-ahead touchdown with just over two minutes left to give the Bulldogs a 41-40 win over Boise State.

After the game the Carr brothers shared a very special moment.

Derek Carr was heard screaming into his brother David's ear that win was for him.

"I remember when we lost (back in 2001), he was like, 'What? I've got to fix that,' " David Carr said. "Every story has ups and downs. Every story has struggles, right?
"He completed the story."
Derek Carr and his Bulldog teammates ended a long seven years of frustration from the Broncos in front of the first sellout crowd  at home since 2008.
"What a great win for our school." Derek Carr said.  "What a great win for our fans and for our community. It was phenomenal."
"Our guys never lost faith and found a way to get it done."  Fresno State head coach Tim DeRuyter said.
"We made too many errors just across the board. Boise State head coach Chris Peterson said.  "We could point the finger in a lot of different directions. When playing a good team we can't make those type of errors."
Fresno State is 3-0 for the first time in nine years.  The Bulldogs play Hawaii next week.

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