Uphill Battle: Fresno State Faces Life Without Ryan Mathews

Posted by Todd Kaufmann on November-21-2009 Add Comments

Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews will miss his first game all season this weekend against Louisiana Tech after suffering a concussion against Nevada.

You could hear the air come out of the collective breaths of the Fresno State fans. Star running back Ryan Mathews took a hard hit from a Nevada defensive player, then didn't get up.

You could feel every fan's heart drop and the possibilities of a winning season come into question, all with one play.

For the Bulldogs, life with Ryan Mathews had been easy. The nation's leading rusher was making defensive backs look foolish and was putting up Heisman like numbers through nine games. He was every coaches dream.

Now, Fresno State will have to play the...

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