Rutgers coach Kyle Flood decided to go for the win instead of letting Derek Carr get another chance against his tiring defense.
Carr threw his fifth touchdown pass on the opening play of overtime and Fresno State stopped a 2-point try on the next possession to beat Rutgers 52-51 in the season opener Thursday night.
''We had the ball in the hands of two of our better players,'' Flood said. ''It was just a little bit off his finger tips and a little bit too wide, whatever you want to say. Ultimately, I'll be judged by those decisions but I don't regret it. With both those players, I'd do it again if I had the opportunity.''
After Kyle Federico missed a 43-yard field goal on the final play of regulation for the Scarlet Knights, Carr capitalized right away by lobbing a 25-yard pass to Greg Watson to give the Bulldogs the lead.
Gary Nova answered with his fifth TD pass of the game to Brandon Coleman. But Flood opted to go for the win and Nova's pass tipped off Coleman's finger tips t...