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Weber's Mac Attack not enough for the WAC

Weber's Mac Attack not enough for the WAC



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By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Clifton Smith made two long punt returns for touchdowns, Wendell Mathis rushed for three scores and 24th-ranked Fresno State began a much-anticipated season with a 55-17 victory over Weber State on Saturday night. Fresno State was up by 39 points when Ian Pizarro hit Lynzell Jackson for a 32-yard score 22 seconds before halftime. Pizarro went 23-for-42 for 261 yards and two TDs for the Wildcats, who beat Western State 61-0 last week in their opener. "Not only were they a better football team, they were better than us mentally and physically," Weber State coach Ron McBride said. "We did some things mentally that were uncalled for, and just put us in a hole." The game was a family reunion for McBride. His son-in-law, John Baxter, is Fresno State's longtime associate head coach and special teams coordinator. "Fresno State does a good job with special teams. They are well-coached," McBride said.

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