Fresno State Bulldogs Football Schedule in 2014
The Fresno State Bulldogs are ready to fetch some victories this
season as they hit the field to play against some of the top teams that college football has to offer. The Bulldogs have a
wealth of talent on both sides of the ball, and they're looking to execute on the gridiron in 2014. The Bulldogs play in the
Mountain West Conference, a league that they fared well in last season. The Bulldogs finished atop the Mountain West Conference
with a 7-1 in-conference record and an 11-2 overall mark. After ripping off wins in their first 10 games last season, Fresno
State knows that they will have a target on their backs this season, and will have to bring their A-game every week. The team
reached the Las Vegas Bowl last year but were unable to get by the powerhouse USC Trojans. This will be a season of change
for the Bulldogs, who said goodbye to star quarterback Derek Carr, who finished his Senior season at Fresno State by leading
the nation in passing yardage and has moved on to the pro level in the National Football League. The Bulldogs have some huge
matchups at home this season, and they'll need their loyal fans in house to cheer them on to victory against some tough opponents.
2014 season gets off to a quick start when the Bulldogs welcome the Nebraska Cornhuskers of the Big 10 Conference to battle
it out at Bulldog Stadium on September 13th. Nebraska is traveling all the way to Fresno to take on the Bulldogs, bringing
with them prolific running back Ameer Abdullah, who helped power the Cornhuskers to a Top 20 running game back in 2013 with
almost 1,700 rushing yards. Look for the Bulldogs defense to focus on stopping this high powered Nebraska rushing attack if
they want to escape with a much needed win. The Huskers often have a tough defenses in their own right, so look for the Bulldogs
to pay disciplined football on the offensive side of the ball.
Towards the end of the season, the Bulldogs will welcome
Mountain West rival San Jose State Spartans to Bulldog Stadium in a game that could have major conference standing ramifications.
The Spartans do a lot of things well, and like the Bulldogs, they can pass the ball up and down the field and score lots of
points. Both teams' defenses will have their hands full and it could be a barn-burner in Fresno on November 8. The Mountain
West Conference looks to be tough again this year and the Bulldogs will have to win games like this if they want to leapfrog
the other MWC teams on their way to the top of the standings.
Fresno State Bulldogs Football History
Fresno State Bulldogs football program dates back to 1921, when this team first hit the field for competition. Since then
the Bulldogs have won a lot of big games and are looking to continue that tradition. The Bulldogs have had some great players
over the years, and these athletes live on in Fresno State football lore. One of the most famous former Bulldogs to play in
the NFL is quarterback David Carr. Carr enjoyed an incredible statistical career in Fresno State, but maybe more importantly,
it put the Fresno State football program in line with the best teams in the country in 2000-2001, beating many top teams they
faced. Carr's brother, Derek Carr, led the nation in passing yards in 2013, showing that the Carr family really knows their
way around a football field. Other notable Bulldogs in the NFL include Super Bowl Champion quarterback Trent Dilfer, fullback
Lorenzo Neal of the San Diego Chargers and Chargers running back Ryan Mathews. The Bulldogs have played in a variety of conferences,
and over the years they've taken home the conference title in those leagues a total of 26 times. Fresno State has been to
many bowl games, and is always looking to return to the postseason.
There is nothing quite
like being there in person when a team like the Bulldogs takes to the field for a big matchup with a rival. The stadium atmosphere
is simply electric at that point, and you'll be caught up by the excitement that comes with catching a game in person. Check
it out for yourself this season.
Fresno State Bulldogs Football Trivia
How many consensus All-Americans
has this program had over the years?
The answer is two.
Fresno State Bulldogs Football Fans
Fresno State Bulldogs have a fantastic group of fans, and these loyal supporters show up in big numbers each and every time
the Bulldogs hit the field at home. There are many rivalries that burn deep in the Mountain West Conference, and the rivalry
between the Fresno State Bulldogs and the San Diego State Aztecs is one of its most fierce. The Fresno State-San Diego State
rivalry is known as the Battle for the Oil Can, and has been reborn since the two became members of the Mountain West Conference.
When the Aztecs or any other rival comes into Bulldogs Stadium they're sure to be greeted by a frenzied crowd that is ready
to cheer at the top of their lungs. The Bulldogs enjoy a great home-field advantage as a result.