Boise State up­sets Fresno State

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - COLLEGE FOOTBALL -

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.

Drew Nash / As­so­ci­ated Press

Boise State’s Alexan­der Mat­ti­son ran for 143 yards and two scores in the win.

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