RENO, Nev., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Facing the nation's worst defense, David Carr threw four touchdown passes Saturday as the 25th-ranked Bulldogs scored 54 unanswered points en route to a 61-14 Western Atheltic Conference whipping of Nevada.
One of the nation's top quarterbacks, Carr endured little resistance from the 115th ranked defense in Division I-A.
After throwing a touchdown in the opening quarter, Carr connected for two more in a 16-point second quarter, giving Fresno State a 26-14 advantage at halftime. The senior completed his big day with another touchdown toss less than two minutes into the third quarter.
Bernard Berrian was on the receiving end on two of those touchdowns for the Bulldogs, who had their biggest offensive output since a 63-20 victory over San Jose State last season.
Fresno State (8-2, 5-2 WAC), among the bigger surprises in the nation earlier this season, kept alive its slim hopes for a conference title.
The Bulldogs have a shot to gain a share of the WAC title but they need help. Fresno State must win its final conference games and hope Louisiana Tech loses its finale to Tulsa on Nov. 24. Louisiana Tech has a one-half game edge over Boise State and a 1 1/2-game lead over Fresno State.
David Neill threw a 26-yard touchdown pass and Chance Kretschmer ran one yard for a score in the first quarter for the Wolfpack (2-8, 2-5), who held a 14-7 lead before falling apart.