Fresno State rallies past Utah State 31-27

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Mathews rushed for 185 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown with 4:53 remaining, to lead Fresno State past Utah State 31-27 on Saturday.Mathews, the nation’s leading rusher, had two rushing touchdowns, and quarterback Ryan Colburn added 256 passing yards and a touchdown as Fresno State (5-3, 4-1 Western Athletic Conference) overcame a 10-point halftime deficit.Diondre Borel threw for 240 yards and rushed for 105 for Utah State (2-6, 1-3), which went scoreless in the second half.After returning from a third-quarter rib injury, Mathews had a 46-yard run that set up his go-ahead score. Mathews also had a 9-yard touchdown in the first quarter, giving him 11 on the season.Robert Turbin rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown for Utah State, and kicker Chris Ulinski was 2-of-4 on field goal attempts. Ulinski missed from 32 and 31 yards.The Aggies finished with 503 yards of total offense compared to 466 for the Bulldogs.Lonyae Miller added a 2-yard touchdown run for the Bulldogs in the third quarter.Utah State scored 17 straight points in the final 5:02 of the second quarter to lead 27-17 at halftime.Turbin and Borel had 1-yard touchdown runs, and Ulinski added a field goal as time expired in the first half, in which the Aggies rolled up 363 yards of offense.A.J. Jefferson fumbled the kickoff after Turbin’s touchdown, giving Utah State possession at the Fresno State 40. Borel’s touchdown on a reverse bootleg capped a seven play, 40-yard drive.The Aggies got the ball back when Rajric Coleman intercepted Colburn near midfield, setting up the Ulinski’s second field goal of the half.Fresno State led 14-10 on Colburn’s 19-yard touchdown pass to Seyi Ajirotutu with 4:21 left in the first quarter. Kevin Goessling added a 50-yard field goal.

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