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Fresno State running back Dontel James cuts back up the middle during the Bulldogs’ Spring Showcase on Saturday, April 2 at Bulldog Stadium. (Ricky Gutierrez/The Collegian)

Football: ‘Dogs pick up pair of nationally-televised games

The Fresno State football team is set to host a pair of Friday night nationally-televised games during the 2016 season, the Mountain West Conference announced Monday.

The Bulldogs’ Oct. 14 league matchup against San Diego State will be televised on CBS Sports Network while the Oct. 28 contest against Air Force will be shown on ESPN2.

The conference’s initial announcement of 10 games, which also includes one Thursday night broadcast, will be televised on a trio of networks including CBS Sports Network, ESPN and ESPN2.

Between CBS and ESPN, at least 44 game will be televised in 2016 on their many national broadcasting platforms with additional broadcasts set to be announced in the near future.

The Bulldogs, coming off a 3-9 season, kick off the year with four nonconference opponents in Nebraska, Sacramento State, Toledo and Tulsa before opening up league play in October.

2016 Fresno State Football Schedule
(Home games in bold CAPS; all times TBA)

Sept. 3 – at Nebraska
Sept. 10 – SACRAMENTO STATE
Sept. 17 – at Toledo
Sept. 24 – TULSA
Oct. 1 – at UNLV
Oct. 8 – at Nevada
Oct. 14 – SAN DIEGO STATE (7 p.m.)
Oct. 22 – at Utah State
Oct. 28 – AIR FORCE (7:30 p.m.)
Nov. 5 – at Colorado State
Nov. 12 – BYE
Nov. 19 – HAWAI’I
Nov. 26 – SAN JOSE STATE
Dec. 3 – Mountain West Championship Game

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