Former PV star Chad Olsen helps Fresno State beat San Jose State

Nov 9, 2014 1:37 AM by Ross Field

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Brian Burrell threw for 207 yards and three touchdowns, two in a pivotal second quarter, and Fresno State snapped a three-game losing streak by storming past San Jose State, 38-24 on Saturday night.

Trailing 14-7 in the second quarter, Fresno State (4-6, 3-3 Mountain West) scored 21 unanswered points in the final three minutes of the first half. Burrell tossed 2 yards to former Pleasant Valley star Chad Olsen with 2:57 left to even the score at 14-14. After a San Jose State punt, he found Josh Harper from 18-yards out. T.J. Thomas returned a blocked Michael Carrizosa punt 9 yards for a score with :55 left.

Olsen is in the midst of a solid freshman season for Fresno State. The tight end caught 4 balls for 62 yards and one score, upping his season totals to 9 catches for 121 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Burrell completed 20 of 26 passing. Marteze Waller led the Bulldogs with 145 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. Josh Quezada added 112 yards on 24 carries.

Joe Gray was 26 of 44 for 350 yards and two touchdowns for the Spartans (3-6, 2-3).

(Associated Press contributed to this article)


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