Fresno State falls to 1-1 on the year after 35-32 loss to Oregon State at home

Sunday, September 11, 2022
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The 'Dogs played in front of a sellout crowd of 41,031 for just the 5th time in the last ten seasons.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno State falls to 1-1 on the year after a 35-32 loss to Oregon State (2-0) inside Valley Children's Stadium. Instead of kicking a field goal to force overtime, OSU's Jack Colletto ran in a two yard touchdown as time expired to clinch the Beavers first win in Fresno in 7 trips to the Valley.

"That wasn't to ice the kicker that was to get the right personnel on the field," Tedford said of FS' timeout before the game-winner. "The were going back with FG, going for it, FG so we had to have the right personnel on the field so we used the timeout to see what formation they were in."

The Dogs played in front of a sellout crowd of 41,031 for just the 5th time in the last ten seasons, first since Boise State last season.

Senior quarterback Jake Haener was 30/46 passing for 360 yards while Jordan Mims rushed for 2 touchdowns, 122 yards on 21 carries.

"It's a tough loss whenever you go out and execute on a high level on a clutch drive and give the team a little too much time," Haener said. "I've been on the winning side and I've now been on the losing side so it's not a fun feeling."

Kicker Abraham Montano missed his first field goal of the game from 34 yards but then hit from 21, 23, 43 and 37 yards before missing a 52 yarder with 4:19 to play in the fourth quarter.

On the ensuing Beaver drive, Tre'shaun Harrison spun his way into the end zone or a 17 yard touchdown and a two point conversion gave OSU a 29-26 lead with 1:50 to play.

Working the two minute offense Haener connected with Zane Pope, Nikko Remigio and Jalen Moreno-Cropper, the later for 45 yards to put FS down at the OSU 9 yard line.

Haener connected with Erik Brooks for a 4 yard pitch and catch to give FS the 32-29 lead with 1:05 to play after a missed extra point from Montano.

Next up for FS is a trip to face #10 USC (2-0) at the LA Coliseum. Kickoff is set for 7:30 PM on September 17th.