Fresno, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Derek Carr threw four touchdown passes, all
to Davante Adams, as No. 17 Fresno State rolled to a 38-14 win over UNLV on
Carr finished 33-for-46 for 412 yards and Adams caught eight passes for 221
yards for the Bulldogs (6-0, 3-0 MWC), who matched the best start in school
history with the win.
"He's good. We had no allusions about who they were on offense. They made
their plays," UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck said of Carr.
In 2001, Carr's brother, David, also led the team to a 6-0 start.
"When the best quarterback to ever play here is your big brother and you can
have both your names in a book someday that says you have records together, it
means a tremendous deal to me," Carr said.
Caleb Herring completed 27-of-42 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown and
Shaquille Murray-Lawrence carried the ball three times for 79 yards and a
score for the Rebels (4-3, 2-1), who had their four-game winning streak
It was the school's longest streak since Randall Cunningham led the Rebels to
seven straight wins in 1984.
Fresno State scored the first three touchdowns of the game to jump out to a
21-0 lead. On the first play from scrimmage, Carr found Adams along
the right sideline for a 75-yard touchdown.
Carr went back to Adams later in the frame with a 28-yard touchdown pass,
capping a 14-play, 79-yard trek.
Josh Quezada's 2-yard TD plunge early in the second made it 21-0.
The Rebels got on the board when Murray-Lawrence broke off a 73-yard touchdown
run, but Carr and the Bulldogs answered just under two minutes later as the
senior signal caller connected with Adams for the third time -- a 36-yard TD
Herring's 13-yard touchdown completion to Marcus Sullivan cut UNLV's deficit
to 28-14 at the break.
Carr went back to his favorite weapon for a 37-yard touchdown just over five
minutes into the second half and Colin McGuire added a 36-yard field goal with
3:00 left in the third to account for the final margin.
Fresno State has won 11 straight at home ... Adams eclipsed the 200-yard mark
for the first time in his career. It was the 12th time a Bulldog's player
reached 200 yard receiving ... Carr's 33rd completion set a school record for
completions in a career with 849. Paul Pinegar (2002-2005) held the previous
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