FRESNO, Calif. Senior Kevin Robinson became Utah State's career all-purpose record holder in the Aggies' 38-27 loss to Fresno State Saturday afternoon in Western Athletic Conference football action at Bulldog Stadium.
Robinson passed former Aggie great Emmet White's 5,872 yards from 1998-2001 with a 29-yard kick return in the second quarter following Fresno State's third touchdown of the game. For the game, Robinson had 259 all-purpose yards and now has 6,058 career all-purpose yards.
The loss moved Utah State to 0-9 overall for the first time in school history, and the Aggies are now 0-5 in WAC play.
Fresno State improved to 6-3 overall and 5-1 in WAC action.
The Bulldogs avenged last season's USU win at Logan and have now won four of the last five meetings as Fresno State now leads the all-time series 12-10-1.
Fresno State bolted out of the gates with 14 first-quarter points before the Aggies got on the board with a 17-yard run by redshirt freshman Jacob Actkinson five seconds into the second stanza. It was Actkinson's career-long rush for his first career rushing TD after having his first receiving TD last week against Louisiana Tech.
That would be the closest USU would get as Fresno State scored the next 17 points to take a 31-7 lead into halftime.
The Aggies closed to 31-17 after a 44-yard pass from senior quarterback Leon Jackson III to Robinson, followed by a fumble recovery on the ensuing kickoff and a 46-yard field goal by freshman Peter Caldwell that capped off the drive.
On the following kickoff, Fresno State's A.J. Jefferson returned the kick 88 yards for a TD to put the Bulldogs up 38-17 part way through the third quarter.
Caldwell tacked on a 40-yard field goal to make the score 38-20, and Jackson hit junior TRob Myers with a 23-yard TD pass to pull it to 38-27. The Aggies' onside kick attempt was recovered by the Bulldogs, who ran out the clock for the win.
Utah State had 369 yards of total offense, one yard shy of the season-high 370 at Hawaii on Oct. 6. Fresno State ended the day with 386 yards of total offense, tied for the third-fewest total yards allowed by the USU defense.
The Aggies returns to Logan for their home finale on Saturday, Nov. 10, hosting Boise State at 1 p.m., at Romney Stadium.
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Utah State Football Post-Game Notes Nov. 3 USU at Fresno State Senior WR/KR Kevin Robinson became USU's career all-purpose record holder, passing Emmett White's 5,872 yards from 1998-2001... Robinson ended the game with 259 all-purpose yards, giving him 6,058 for his career.
Fresno State has now won four of the last five meetings with Utah State and the Bulldogs now lead the all-time series 12-10-1.