The Fresno State defense was supposed to be the heart and soul of their team, but Toledo racked up 598 yards in total offense and sent the 25th ranked Bulldogs into the fight of their life with a tie game at 41 a piece headed to overtime.
Toledo striked first in overtime when Aaron Opelt threw a backwards pass to wide receiver Nick Moore who then threw a pass to wideout Stephen Williams down to the Fresno State 1 yard line. Opelt ran it in from one yard out and Toledo had a 48-41 lead.
Fresno State would score quickly to send it to a 2nd overtime and then score again quickly to take a 55-48 lead.
It looked as if Toledo might not score, but Opelt hit John Allen on 4th and goal to setup the next play. Head Coach Tom Amstutz elected to go for two and the win, but Opelt was pressured and his pass fell incomplete, giving Fresno State a 55-54 double overtime victory.
Rocket Digest will have more on the game, including a full photo gallery in the next day or so, but until then enjoy this brief photo gallery from the game. Photos by Rocket Digest Photographer Paul Nelson.