Mathews out vs. Louisiana Tech

FRESNO, Calif. -- Fresno State will be without the nation's leading rusher, Ryan Mathews, for Saturday's game against Louisiana Tech.

Coach Pat Hill said Tuesday that Mathews will miss the game after sustaining a concussion last week against Nevada. Hill says he expects Mathews will likely be able to return for the Dec. 5 season finale at Illinois for the Bulldogs (6-4).

Mathews leads the nation with 1,491 yards rushing. He has also scored 14 touchdowns. He is a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award as the nation's best running back.