California nightmares: Aggies, Thunderbirds lose late games

Oct 15 2011 - 11:55pm

FRESNO, Calif. -- Robbie Rouse ran for 140 yards, including the clinching fourth-quarter touchdown, as Fresno State stormed back to defeat Utah State 31-21 on Saturday night in Western Athletic Conference action.

Derek Carr completed 23 of 39 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns for Fresno State (3-4, 2-0 WAC), including a 23-yarder to Jalen Saunders that put the Bulldogs ahead. Carr also ran for a score.

Robert Turbin had 155 rushing yards on 16 carries for Utah State (2-4, 0-1), whose three previous losses had come by a combined eight points.

Utah State, held scoreless in the second half after racking up 305 yards of offense by halftime, dropped its fifth straight game to Fresno State and fell to 0-6 at Bulldog Stadium since 1980.

 * CAL POLY 31, SOUTHERN UTAH 27: At San Luis Obipso, Calif., quarterback Andre Broadous scored on a 4-yard run with 45 seconds remaining Saturday, lifting Cal Poly to a 31-27 victory over Southern Utah.

The Mustangs (3-3, 1-0 Great West) got the ball after Southern Utah (3-4, 0-3) had taken a 27-24 lead on Colton Cook's 34-yard field goal with 3:22 remaining. Cal Poly marched 70 yards in 10 plays -- eight of them runs -- as Broadous clinched it with his second rushing touchdown of the game.

Jake Romanelli added 101 yards rushing and two TDs for Cal Poly, which rallied for the second straight week after coming back from a 19-10 halftime deficit in last week's 44-25 win over Central Oklahoma. Broadous had 81 yards rushing while also completing 6 of 16 passes for 38 yards.

Brad Sorensen was 25 of 42 passing for 296 yards and two TDs for Southern Utah, which led 14-3 in the second quarter and never trailed until the final minute of the game.

Southern Utah plays at Weber State this week.

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