Few quarterbacks in college football have put up the kind of passing numbers Fresno State’s Derek Carr has this season. Carr has passed for a nation-leading 4,462 yards and 45 touchdowns while being picked off just five times all year.
As soon as Rutgers’ 2-point attempt tipped off Brandon Coleman’s finger tips and fell to the ground, Derek Carr fell to his knees in relief. His emotional month ended with a memorable win.
The Scarlet Knights lost five starters on the back seven from a year ago and the new group gets little time to ease into the job as Rutgers opens the season against Derek Carr and Fresno State on Thursday night.
The Seawolves (52-13) are in the College World Series for the first time in school history, and it’s no sudden rags-to-riches story.
For a little while, at least, upstart Stony Brook is grabbing the kind of attention usually reserved for Derek Jeter, David Wright and the big league stars in New York.