‘Dogs Pull Even at the Half

DT Mark Robets pressuring Zach Collaros.

Fresno State erases 14-0 deficit to tie Cincinnati, 14-14 at the break…

Fresno State totaled just eight yards of total offense after the first 15 minutes of play. It was the first time the Bulldogs were held without a first down in the opening quarter since Boise State last season.

Cincinnati, on the other hand, amassed 110 yards of total offense and led 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Bearcats pushed the lead to 14-0 after Zach Collaros ran for a four-yard touchdown with 11:44 remaining in the half.

The Bulldogs had no answer for UC wide receiver D.J. Woods, who had five receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown in the first half. The Bearcats looked like they were on their way to a blowout win.

But the Bulldogs' defense stepped up their game.

The Bearcats would lose a combined 28 yards on their next three drives. And the Bulldog offense happened to find their rhythm as well. Ryan Colburn found Robbie Rouse for a 20-yard touchdown pass with 2:25 remaining in the game.

After Chris Carter stripped Collaros of the football with 39 seconds remaining in the game, Colburn found Jamel Hamler four plays later for a 16-yard touchdown.

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