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College football • Fresno State's BCS dreams end with 62-52 loss to San Jose State

Published November 30, 2013 6:22 pm

Top 25 football • San Jose State hands Bulldogs first loss.
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San Jose, Calif. • David Fales threw for 543 yards and six touchdowns in an entertaining showdown with Derek Carr, and San Jose ended No. 16 Fresno State's run toward a possible BCS bowl with a 62-52 victory Friday.

Fales was every bit as good as the more heralded Carr, matching his six first-half touchdown passes in a near perfect performance that made the Spartans bowl eligible with their first win over a ranked opponent since 2000.

Carr threw for 519 yards and six touchdowns but threw a fourth-quarter interception for the Bulldogs.

The loss ended Fresno State's chances to beat out Northern Illinois for a spot in a BCS game.

The Bulldogs will still play in the Mountain West title game next week against either Utah State or Boise State but had their chances at a big bowl payoff done in by a porous defense.

No. 15 LSU 31, Arkansas 27 • Backup quarterback Anthony Jennings lofted a 49-yard touchdown pass to Travin Dural with 1:15 left as the Tigers pulled out a tense victory at home.

No. 17 UCF 23, South Florida 20 • Breshad Perriman scored on a 52-yard touchdown pass from Blake Bortles late in the fourth quarter to give Central Florida a win at home and keeping the Knights on course for a conference title and BCS bid. —

Saturday's TV games

• Ohio State at Michigan, 10 a.m., Ch. 4

• Florida State at Florida, 10 a.m., ESPN

• Duke at North Carolina, 10 a.m., ESPN2

• Temple at Memphis, 10 a.m., ESPNews

• Kansas State at Kansas, 10 a.m., FS1

• Rutgers at UConn, 10 a.m., ESPNU

• Minnesota at Michigan State, 10 a.m., Big Ten

• Maryland at North Carolina State, 10:30 a.m., KMYU

• Southern Grambling State, 12:30 p.m., Ch. 5

• Colorado at Utah, noon, Pac-12

• Wyoming at Utah State, noon, ROOT

• BYU at Nevada, 1 p.m. CBSSN

• Georgia at Georgia Tech, 1:30 p.m., Ch. 4

• Alabama at Auburn, 1:30 p.m., Ch. 2

• Penn State at Wisconsin, 1:30 p.m., ESPN

• Baylor at TCU, 1:30 p.m., ESPN2

• Virginia at Virginia Tech, 1:30 p.m., ESPNU

• Purdue at Indiana, 1:30 p.m., Big Ten

• Iowa State at West Virginia, 2 p.m., FS1

• Clemson at South Carolina, 5 p.m., ESPN2

• Notre Dame at Stanford, 5 p.m., Ch. 13

• Tennessee at Kentucky, 5 p.m., ESPNU

• Texas A&M at Missouri, 5:45 p.m., ESPN

• UCLA at USC, 6 p.m., Ch. 4

• Arizona at Arizona State, 7:30 p.m., Pac-12

• New Mexico at Boise State, 8:15 p.m., ESPN2

• San Diego State at UNLV, 8:30 p.m., ESPNU




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