Red Wave Gets To See Carr One Last Time

Soon it will be the last Red Wave will be able to watch one of the best Quarterbacks in Fresno State history take the field at Bulldog Stadium.
December 5, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Soon it will be the last Red Wave will be able to watch one of the best Quarterbacks in Fresno State history take the field at Bulldog Stadium. And yes we're talking about Derek Carr. All Carr has done is simply be amazing on and off the field for the university.

Derek with the help of a spread offense has shattered all the school records in his two plus seasons as a starter. With Tim DeRuyter as his coach -- the tandem is 19-5 and looking to win an outright conference title since 1991.

The Heisman candidate may not get the invite to New York like many had hoped, but coach DeRuyter can't stop and won't stop praising his unquestioned leader in the locker room.

"We had really high expectations for Derek. And so, nothing he does surprises me. The fact that he's gonna do it with one less game maybe surprises me. He's everything you could hope for. He's the poster child for this program. I don't know what else to say about the guy. I think clearly his opportunity probably took a hit in people's perception but other than throwing an interception he wasn't the reason we lost that football game last week. And he's a quality character guy who's going to take responsibility just like all of us. But here's a guy what did he thrown 6 touchdown passes and 500 yards last week. He doesn't slow down." said DeRuyter.

Carr holds 22 school records and 22 conference records and remember the 'Dogs are only in their second season in the Mountain West. Let's just focus on a few of the Fresno State accomplishments. He's got the career mark in passing yards, career passing touchdowns, and most touchdowns thrown in a game.

That last one he did against New Mexico a couple weeks ago.

Interview With MWC Commissioner Craig Thompson

The first ever Mountain West championship game will close out the 2013 college football regular season. When the league first announced the title match, it was to get as many eyeballs on their marquee game as possible.

Action News caught up with Commissioner Craig Thompson at the New Mexico game a couple weeks ago.

At the time we had asked him about his visit to the valley and thoughts on a possible BCS berth. But we also asked him about Bulldog Stadium hosting the first Mountain West title game and here's what he had to say.

"150 Million potential homes and It's going to be again, an opportunity for both Fresno State and the Mountain West to really showcase what we are about. And to your point. The Big 12, or the Big Ten and Pac-12 championship games will be over so, the last 30 minutes of the 2nd half of college football is Mountain West or nothing that night." said Thompson.

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