Just Got to Do It

Seyi Ajirotutu

It is the last week of the (regular) season. Fresno State takes on Boise State this Friday. There is no league title on the line, but "This game is special…We always play to win that is what I'm always going to strive for," said Bulldog wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu. In order for FS to have a chance at the upset, all three facets must come together for the first time all year…

Seyi Ajirotutu is the only starting skill position player on the Fresno State offense that has not missed a game this year due to injury. Injuries have played a role in the Bulldogs limited offensive production this season. Nonetheless, the unit has yet to play as one this year with the passing game suffering lately, especially last week versus San Jose State.

"Maybe the line wasn't up to snuff," said Ajirotutu. "Maybe the receivers were getting off press or were not doing are right assignments. We all were working hard at different levels, taking turns messing up. Obviously, it makes for a bad passing game. We just have to put in a complete game as far as running the ball and passing the ball."

Last season, the offense was peaking in late November when the Bulldogs plastered Kansas State 45-29 with an offensive barrage through the air and on the ground. This year, the offense has been without two of its best players for the most of the last two months. Running back Ryan Mathews has not been healthy since September 27 at UCLA, and he will likely not play against Boise State. Furthermore, wide receiver Marlon Moore made his return last week against the Spartans, but he was limited as he has been since the UCLA game as well.

Ajirotutu is staying healthy and should end the season as the Bulldogs' leading receiver. However, stats really do not matter to this team. It has been all about winning, something FS has only done once in the seven years against the Broncos since they became a conference foe. For the ‘Dogs to have a chance, more than the offense has to come through, the defense must have huge day as well. But if one had to choose between the offense and the defense having a stellar day, it is a no-brain choice to see the offense lay 40 points and 450 yards of total offense. BB.C caught up with Ajirotutu this week at practice. We asked him about the offensive woes, the huge game with Boise State, and what the ‘Dogs need to do to win the ball game…

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