What a great treat we got to see this past Friday night in Fresno.
We got to see Fresno State win a close but thrilling game over the Bulldogs non-conference rival Oregon State.
Fresno State kicker Brett Visintainer nailed a 47-yard field goal with 31 seconds remaining in the game to give the Bulldogs a 16-14 edge over the visiting Beavers. The kick was as clutch as you can get and pretty much ended any life the Beavers had with the clock on the Bulldogs side. The ‘dogs received the ball on deep in the Beaver territory after the defense stuffed Oregon State running back Steven Jackson on the 1 yard line with two minutes and fifty four seconds remaining in the game down 13-14. The courageous Jeff Grady led the Dogs down field and after a timeout, Visintainer walked on the field and did his thing in a do or die situation. Once it went through the goal posts the crowd went crazy and it was over.
“As soon as it came off my foot, I knew it was solid," Visintainer said. "Next thing I knew, I was jumping up and down with Duncan and Jordan."
It was also a great day for the Bulldog defense. They had 5 interceptions, two by safety Dee Meza. The defense deserves the game ball for what they did in this game. It was just amazing. When the game was on the line the ‘Dogs defense stepped up. The Bulldogs just wanted it more and the final score proves that. It was a great game and just added to the heated rivalry that Oregon State and Fresno State have had in recent years
Oregon State- 14 for 128 yards
Fresno State- 8 for 93 yards
Fresno State defensive end Garret McIntyre sprained his knee and could miss the upcoming game against #1 Oklahoma
This weeks black shirts for outstanding defensive players in the Oregon State game, went to Brian Morris, Donyell Booker, Claude Sanders, Todd Garcia, Awan Diles, Tyrone Culver, Dee Meza and James Sanders
The Beavers are now 0-6 all-time in Bulldog Stadium
Thanks to the FRESNO BEE for the stats and quotes