Fresno State Bulldogs Football Tickets -The Schedule in 2014
The Fresno State Bulldogs may have stumbled in their
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl loss to the USC Trojans last December, but the Bulldogs are looking to continue their tremendous
2013 season as they look ahead to 2014. Finishing atop the Mountain West Conference with a 7-1 in-conference record and 11-2
overall, the Bulldogs are looking to dominate their MWC foes once again. After ripping off wins in their first 10 games last
season, Fresno State knows that they will have a bulls eye on their back this season, and will have to bring their A-game
every week. This will be a season of change for the Bulldogs, who said goodbye to their star quarterback, Derek Carr, who
finished his Senior season at Fresno State by leading the nation in passing yardage, with over 400 yards per game. With Carr
on his way to the NFL, the next Bulldog's quarterback has some very large shoes to fill.
The 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 13. The Cornhuskers are riding high this offseason with an upset victory over the Georgia Bulldogs of the powerful
SEC and are hoping that the momentum carries into the 2014 season. Nebraska is traveling all the way to Fresno to take on
the Bulldogs at Bulldog Stadium, 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. Even Adbullah's backup is a tough stop, with #2 running
back Imani Cross coming off a great season where he rushed for 10 touchdowns. 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.
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
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. The rivalry
was heated from 1945-1979, but the rivalry lapsed after they began playing in different conferences. The Oil Can comes from
a story where an oil can from Fresno was found in a San Diego construction site, with the relic believed to have been brought
down by a Fresno State Bulldog fan on a trip to see a Bulldog-Aztec game. The oil can became a symbol of the long trek down
the Highway 5 linking the two schools. Though the Aztecs hold the all time lead with a 27-22-4 record in the Battle for the
Oil Can, Fresno State has won three of the last four meetings between the two teams.
Fresno State Bulldogs NFL
The Fresno State Bulldogs football program have enjoyed a very successful 93 year history with many outstanding
football players who have gone on to excel at the next level. 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.
During his tenure, the Bulldogs were as high as #8 in the polls, putting the mid major conference on the brink of a BCS bowl
berth. His play was so impressive that he was drafted #1 overall in the 2002 draft by the Houston Texans. Though he had a
nice professional career, Carr was never able to recreate the amazing numbers achieved in Fresno. 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.
Fresno State Bulldogs Trivia
What does the "V" on the Fresno State helmets
and the field at Bulldog Stadium represent?
The "V" stands for the California Central Valley and San Joaquin Valley
where Fresno is located. The school is very prideful of its rich history in the valleys of California.