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12/10/13 - 2013 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES/MEDIA): Derek Carr, Sr., QB, Fresno State...Two-time MW Offensive Player of the Year honoree and third player in league history to earn the award in back-to-back seasons (Colorado State QB Bradlee Van Pelt in 2002 and 2003; TCU QB Andy Dalton in 2009 and 2010)...Sixth straight quarterback, and 12th overall, to be named MW Offensive Player of the Year...10th player in Fresno State history to be garner conference offensive player of the year accolades...Leads the nation in total offense yards (4,983), total passing yards (4,866), passing yards per game (405.5), passing touchdowns (48), completions per game (35.33), touchdown responsibility (48), total point responsibility (302) and point responsibility per game (25.2).
Set a new MW record with 306 consecutive pass attempts without an interception from Oct. 5-Nov. 29, 2013 and also had 180-straight passes without throwing a pick from Aug. 29-Sept. 28, 2013...Re-set his own league records for total offense yards, total offense plays (645), passing yards, and pass completions (424). Carr's previous records for those categories were all set in 2012 (4,105 total offense yards, 577 total offense plays, 4,104 passing yards and 344 pass completions)...Established new league records for passing touchdowns and pass attempts. Boise State's Kellen Moore held the previous MW record for most passing TDs in a single season with 43 in 2011, while BYU's John Beck owned the former mark for pass attempts with 513 in 2005. - Mountain West football
12/08/13 - All the records and accolades Derek Carr earned became secondary in a sea of red at Bulldog Stadium when fans poured out of the stands to celebrate a long-awaited conference championship. Carr threw for 404 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 24 Fresno State's defense bounced back from a rough performance to help the Bulldogs beat Utah State 24-17 in the inaugural Mountain West title game Saturday night. ''This is a big reason why I came back,'' Carr said. ''I wanted to win an outright championship. Sharing a title was great. As a competitor that wasn't enough. We wanted to come back and finish this thing right.''
Carr was far from his best against the stingy defense from Utah State (8-5), matching his career worst with two interceptions. But it was the much-maligned Fresno State defense that stepped up for a change, giving the Bulldogs (11-1) their first outright conference title since winning the Big West in 1989. One week after being completely overmatched in a 62-52 loss to San Jose State that dashed any hopes of a BCS bid, Fresno State's defense responded with one of its best performances of the season. The Bulldogs had eight sacks, knocked out freshman quarterback Darell Garretson and stopped three fourth-down tries. - AP Sports
12/01/13 - 2014 NFL Draft: Fales outshines Carr in battle of star QBs...One six-yard scramble for a first down midway through the second quarter was particularly impressive. While the play, which came on 2nd and 5, may not look like much on the stat-sheet, Carr first drifted back, then to his left where he tight-roped the sideline, before breaking back to his right to out-race SJSU defenders up the middle before sliding down safely for the "easy" gain.
The strong-armed senior has always had the zip to wow scouts, demonstrating a Jay Cutler-like fastball. Seemingly every time the Bulldogs needed a big play, Carr was able to hit redshirt sophomore wideout Davante Adams with a deep out or stop-fade. The passes, thrown before his receiver had made his break, were on time and on target, making the tough throws scouts often use as a barometer for quarterbacks look easy. Further, Carr has made strides this season with touch passes. Some of his most impressive throws on the day, in fact, were fades to either direction for touchdowns in the corners of the end zone.
Because it was the only interception thrown in the game, Carr's mistake will unfortunately be magnified. It wasn't a poor decision but was underthrown. SJSU linebacker Keith Smith read the play and timed his leap well, latching on to the ball in front of Adams, the intended receiver. The timing of the turnover was key, however, as the Bulldogs were down 59-44 with 10:47 remaining in the game. It was Carr's first interception in 306 passing attempts. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/01/13 - 2014 NFL Draft: Fales outshines Carr in battle of star QBs...Carr completed 38 of 50 passes for 519 yards and six touchdowns. Carr, however, did most of his damage in the first half and underthrew a pass in the fourth quarter that was intercepted as the Bulldogs attempted a comeback. While neither defense is exactly loaded with future NFL All-Pros, Friday's showdown of Mountain West Conference quarterbacks wasn't a case of spread offenses beating overmatched defenses with scheme or speed. In this case, it was pure surgery from two of the most accurate quarterbacks in the country.
Carr, NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated senior quarterback and the first player at his position to accept an invitation to the 2014 Senior Bowl, was dazzling throughout much of this contest. Demonstrating a combination of arm strength, accuracy and underrated athleticism, Carr showed the form to warrant his ascent to No. 12 overall on my Big Board. Perhaps the most underrated element of Carr's game is his athleticism. Taking the snap from shotgun on virtually every snap, Carr didn't have to avoid pressure often. When he did, however, Carr showed good vision, lateral agility and speed to elude. He kept his eyes downfield and completed passes when receivers were able to break open late but also showed the decisiveness to scramble when easy yards were available. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
11/29/13 - WEEK 13 COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS: Derek Carr, Fresno State, threw for 527 yards and a school-record seven TDs in his final regular-season home game to help the No. 15 Bulldogs clinch a spot in the Mountain West title game with a 69-28 victory over New Mexico. - AP Sports