Ellis looks to capitalize on opportunity

September 15, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The absence of Ryan Mathews in Fresno State's season opener against Cincinnati, was no more noticeable than in the final box score: 30 rushes for just 49 yards. But now with Robbie Rouse out of Saturday's WAC opener at Utah State, redshirt sophomore AJ Ellis has emerged from the stable of running backs, and will try to jumpstart the rushing attack.