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Ryan Mathews | Running Back

Team: Fresno State Bulldogs
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 205

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The status of Fresno State coach Pat Hill's contract extension is still up in the air.
It appears as though the two have verbally agreed to a new deal, it just hasn't been done yet.  Let's hope Fresno State doesn't get silly and drag this out...we've all seen how that ends.  Wed, Feb 10, 2010 02:45:00 PM

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Fresno State junior running back Ryan Mathews will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

Not overly surprising.  Mathews currently leads the nation in rushing and should be at least a second round pick. 
Mon, Dec 21, 2009 07:15:00 PM

Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews closed a tremendous season with 144 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to Wyoming.

Good numbers on their face, but Mathews fumbled late in the fourth quarter, setting up a game tying field goal for Wyoming, and then was stopped three times from the one yard line in overtime.  Mathews finishes the year with 1808 yards and 19 touchdowns despite missing nearly two games.  We'll await word on an official announcement, but this was probably Mathews swan song.
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Sat, Dec 19, 2009 10:15:00 PM

"It's hard to tell right now," Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews said when asked if he will enter the 2010 NFL Draft. "Right now I'm going by ear and doing whatever coach Hill tells me. I'm probably going to come back and play football with these guys, but anything can happen. There's a world of possibilities out there for me."

We have a hard time seeing Mathews coming back for his senior year.  Especially when you consider the fact that he is no stranger to the injury bug.  I would hate to see him go, but coming out is probably the best option for Mathews.
Fri, Dec 18, 2009 08:00:00 PM

Fresno State will play Wyoming in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 19 in Albuquerque, N.M. at 4:30p.m.

Running back Ryan Mathews will get the bowl season started against the Cowboys rush defense that ranks 89th in the FBS.
Mon, Dec 7, 2009 11:00:00 AM

Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews returned from a concussion and rushed for 173 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries against Illinois.

The Bulldogs finished 8-4 on the year, and await a hopeful bowl invite.  Should they get one, Mathews has to be one of the top RB selections in your postseason contest.  Otherwise, this may have been a going away party.
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Sat, Dec 5, 2009 09:30:00 PM

Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews has been cleared to play and was back at practice on Sunday.  "I'm out here practicing, doing everything that everyone is doing, so I expect to play," Mathews said after Sunday's practice. "I feel 100 percent physically...I don't feel tired. I don't feel slow or anything."

If you are still kicking around, Mathews should be a good play this week against Illinois.
Source: Fresno Bee
Tue, Dec 1, 2009 10:45:00 AM

With star running back Ryan Mathews sitting out the game due to last week's concussion, freshman Robbie Rouse led Fresno State with 75 yards on 21 carries against Louisiana Tech.

Lonyae Miller added 55 yards on 12 carries and found the endzone, but it's clear the Bulldogs need their star back.  We'll update Matthews' health as next week progresses.
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Sun, Nov 22, 2009 02:45:00 PM

Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews will miss this Saturday's game with Louisiana Tech according to coach Pat Hill.

Mathews leads the country in rushing yards and has been an automatic fantasy start until his injury last week against Nevada. He is expected back for Fresno State's final game against Illinois, but the December 5th date may be too late for him to help many fantasy teams.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Nov 18, 2009 02:15:00 AM

Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews (mild concussion) says he is fine and expects to return to practice on Tuesday.  "I'm fine," Mathews said Sunday. "I was kind of in a daze, but everything came back. I remember everything and I'm doing good."

Both Mathews and coach Pat Hill sound confident that Mathews will be ready to play Saturday against San Jose State.  He'll need to be cleared by the medical staff first though.
Source: Fresno Bee
Mon, Nov 16, 2009 04:00:00 PM

Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews suffered a mild concussion in second quarter against Nevada on Saturday.

Mathews did walk off the field, but did not return.  Mathew's status for Saturday's game against Louisiana Tech won't be known until later in the week.  Lonyae Miller will likely pickup the slack if Mathews is unable to play, but the Bulldogs do have other options as well.
Source: ABC 30
Sun, Nov 15, 2009 04:00:00 PM

Fresno State RB Ryan Mathews had his worst evening of the season tonight against Nevada as he was held to 32 yards on 8 carries

No immediate word on an injury, so chalk it up to a bad evening against a hot opponent.  I'd expect Mathews to do better next time out against an Illinois team that doesn't seem to care.
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Sat, Nov 14, 2009 08:15:00 PM

Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews added 143 yards and three more touchdowns to his ridiculous season totals.

Mathews is up to 1,459 yards and 14 scores through nine games.  Quarterback Ryan Colburn had a perfect evening, completing all 14 of his passes for 159 yards and a touchdown as he did a fantastic job of facilitating and handing the ball off.  Nevada doesn't figure to slow Mathews down at all next weekend.
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Sun, Nov 8, 2009 10:30:00 AM

Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews did his thing, again; going for 185 yards and two touchdowns tonight against Utah State.

What else is there to say about Mathews?  He's good, bordering on great, and if you are looking for weekly advice on this running back; don't.  Play him.  Every week.  And enjoy.
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Sun, Nov 1, 2009 12:15:00 AM

Fresno State coach Pat Hill said that he and running back Ryan Mathews have discussed whether or not the junior should enter the 2010 NFL draft.  "If he's in position to make good money and have an opportunity to be drafted in the top 30-40 picks, I think it's in his best interest to look at that option," Hill said Monday.

This one is pretty simple. Mathews is one of the top running backs in the country (even before this year).  And he also knows what it is like to miss significant time due to injury.  As long as he gets a good draft grade, I don't see him risking injury for another year in the Valley.
Source: Fresno Bee
Tue, Oct 27, 2009 08:30:00 PM