Boise State upsets Fresno State
Brett Rypien threw for 269 yards and Alexander Mattison rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns to lead host Boise State to a 24-17 win over No. 16 Fresno State on Friday night.
Boise State (8-2, 5-1 Mountain West), which hasn’t lost to Fresno State at home since 1984, beat a ranked team for the first time in November in program history to keep its conferencetitle aspirations alive.
Fresno State (8-2, 5-1) entered as the nation’s No. 2 scoring defense and had given up only three touchdowns in conference play before facing the Broncos.
Rypien, who became the Mountain West’s all-time passing leader in both yards and completions, hit Khalil Shakir in stride on a 49-yard scoring strike with 9:22 remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Broncos a 24-17 lead.
The Broncos held Fresno State on its final two drives before running out the clock. #13 Syracuse 54, Louisville 23:
Moe Neal rushed for a career-best 159 yards and two touchdowns, quarterback Eric Dungey ran for two more scores and passed for another, and the host Orange took advantage of five miscues to rout the Cardinals.
The Orange (8-2, 5-2 ACC) scored 27 points off five Louisville (2-8, 0-7) errors, rushed for 292 yards and accumulated 518 yards of total offense.
The win sets up a key game for the Orange next Saturday against No. 3 Notre Dame.
Boise State’s Alexander Mattison ran for 143 yards and two scores in the win.