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What You Need to Know About the Fresno State Bulldogs

By Huskerlocker @huskerlocker


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To ensure that Husker fans know the necessities of all upcoming opponents, every week Husker Locker will be previewing Nebraska’s upcoming foe. This week: The Fresno State Bulldogs
Fresno State Basics:
Conference: Western Athletic Conference
Stadium: Bulldog Stadium (Capacity: 41,031)
Head Coach: Pat Hill (108-72 at Fresno State)
2010 Season: 8-5 (Lost to Northern Illinois 40-17 in Humanitarian Bowl)
Last Week: Lost to Cal 36-21
When was the last time Fresno State defeated a ranked team?
In 2002 at home versus No. 21 Colorado State (32-30)
What does the green “V” on the back of Fresno State’s helmets mean?
It symbolizes the San Joaquin Valley, an agricultural area where the Bulldogs gain support
Did You Know?
- Fresno State has a bevy of alumni with football roots such as Trent Dilfer, David Carr and Mike Martz.
- The school was originally founded in 1911 as the Fresno State Normal School
- Head coach Pat Hill spent time in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens before becoming head coach of the Bulldogs in 1997
Fresno State Players to Watch
QB Derek Carr (Brother of NFL QB David Carr; Last week: 22-of-31 passing for 142 yards, one TD, one INT)
RB Robbie Rouse (Last Week: 17 rushes for 88 yards (5.1 YPC) and one TD, one reception for eight yards)
WR Devon Wylie (Last Week: 5 catches for 75 yards – long of 56)
DT Logan Harrell (Last Week: 4 tackles (2 solo), 2 TFL, 1 SCK, 1 QBH)
DB Derron Smith (Last Week: 8 tackles (7 solo), 1 TFL, 1 PBU)
DB L.J. Hones (Last Week: 7 tackles (all solo), 1 TFL, 1 INT, 1 PBU)
Interact with Bulldog fans at: The Bark Board

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