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Bulldog Game Day

Just when a win over Seattle looked like the Bulldogs were back on the winning track, conference play pulled Fresno State back down to reality.

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Bulldog Game Day

Breakdown: Bulldogs Under head coach Pat Hill, the Fresno State football team has gone 4-6 in bowl games that includes impressive wins over four Bowl Championship Series schools. But against non-BCS opponents, the Bulldogs are 0-5. Quarterback Ryan Colburn will ...

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Bulldog Game Day

Fresno State had only five days to prepare for tonight’s game against Illinois, and that’s going to show in the last game of the year at Bulldog Stadium.

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The Sports Desk

Boise State is one of the nation’s elite, and Fresno State just happened to be in the way of the Broncos’ run at BCS madness. Not a lot can be taken away from losing by a half-hundred, but a lot will be learned in how the ‘Dogs react the next two weeks. Fresno State can still finish the regular season 8-4 if it takes care of business at home against Idaho and Illinois. A lone bright spot for the Bulldogs in Boise was their run defense. Hill’s defense gave opponents a little bit of a blueprint of how to slow down Boise State’s one-two punch of Jeremy Avery and Doug Martin. The Broncos rushed for just 125 yards, a season-low.

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Bulldog Game Day

Fresno State’s biggest challenge this week may be shelving the memory of last week’s narrow loss to Nevada.

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The Sports Desk

Fresno State did not lose the game due to effort, far from it. Entering the game undermanned, especially along the offensive line, the ‘Dogs hung with one of the premier offenses in the country. With that being said, the Bulldogs left far too many opportunities on the field. If Kevin Goessling knocks through his 55-yard attempt in the first quarter, the ‘Dogs win. If Fresno State moves the chains just once after Nevada turned the ball over on downs in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs win. But head coach Pat Hill will be the first to say that “ifs” don’t win games. On a positive note, Robbie Rouse looked sensational and it’s becoming obvious Fresno State has depth along the offensive line.

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Bulldog Game Day

Under head coach Pat Hill, the Bulldogs are 35-11 all-time in the month of November.

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The Sports Desk

The image of Ryan Mathews in Bulldog red shredding opposing defenses has become a little bit more vague with a seemingly new-and-improved Robbie Rouse. Mathews never carried the ball 43 times like Rouse did Saturday, but the tiny back from San Diego put the offense on his back in the Bulldogs’ third straight conference win. The defense, however, is going to need to tighten some things up if it has any hope to slow down a Nevada squad this weekend that posted an astonishing 844 total yards on Idaho. The unit had its moments, and surrendered just 308 yards, but looked sloppy early on in Rustin. The defense is starting to create some turnovers, a promising sign for a team that ranks in the bottom-half of the WAC in turnovers.

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The Sports Desk

Game-changing moment: Jermaine Thomas’ interception Heading into the third quarter, the Fresno State offense couldn’t generate anything offensively after being shut down on their first drive to start the second half. After a Bulldogs punt, the Spartan offense marched into Fresno State State territory in a prime position to score until Thomas stepped in front of a Jordan La Secla pass. The interception led to a touchdown just four plays later on an Isaiah Burse touchdown toss to Rashad Evans. The interception was Thomas’ first of the year.

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Bulldog Game Day

After the loss to Hawaii two weeks ago, every conference game became a must-win scenario for head coach Pat Hill. Although on paper the ‘Dogs have the clear advantage over San Jose State, the two schools are facing each other for the 75th time in the long-standing rivalry.

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The Sports Desk

Already up 7-0 early in the contest, New Mexico State shot itself in the foot deep in its own territory. Aggie starting quarterback Andrew Manley couldn’t field an errant shotgun snap and was forced to fall on the ball in his own end zone for a safety. The defensive unit put Fresno State up by two scores 9-0, and the ‘Dogs didn’t look back.

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The Sports Desk

Saturday’s Standouts Game-changing moment: Ryan Colburn’s second interception After the defense forced Hawaii to a quick three-and-out and a punt on their own 8-yard line, the ‘Dogs started their next drive in Warriors territory trailing 28-13. If the ‘Dogs score ...

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The Sports Desk

What we learned: With Fresno State’s top three receivers out because of injuries for the Cal Poly game, the young and talented receivers proved that it was more than capable of picking up the slack. True freshman receivers Isaiah Burse ...

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The Sports Desk

Saturday’s Standouts Game-changing moment: Brandon Bolden’s 71-yard touchdown With the ‘Dogs down, but not out, at halftime 27-10 Bolden delivered the backbreaker on the first play of the second half. On first down from his own 29-yard line, Bolden took ...

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Bulldog game day

Head coach Pat Hill is 0-2 all time against teams from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) falling to both Tennessee in 2004 and LSU in 2006 by a combined score of 62-12.

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