PREVIEW: A first look at Fresno State

Here is Tiger Rag's first look at the Fresno State Bulldogs, who come to Baton Rouge Saturday with a 1-5 record.



Fresno State Bulldogs



All-Time Series: First Meeting


Stadium: Bulldog Stadium (41,031)


Conference: Western Athletic Conference


2006 Record: 1-5, 1-2 WAC


First Meeting: First Meeting


Last Meeting: First Meeting


Head Coach: Pat Hill, 73-48 at FSU and overall, 9 years


2005 in Review: 8-5, 6-2 WAC


Final '05 Ranking: Not ranked


Off. / Def. Systems: Multiple Pro-Style / 4-3


Returning Starters: 18; 8 offense, 8 defense, kicker, punter


Last Bowl Appearance: 2005 Liberty Bowl

                                       Tulsa 31, Fresno State 24


Last Conference Championship: 1999






Rushing: Dwayne Wright – 136 rushes, 679 yards, 7 TD


Passing: Tom Brandstater – 152-79-6, 853 yards, 6 TD


Receiving: Chastin West – 17 catches, 227 yards, 2 TD


Tackles: Dwayne Andrews – 43 TT (22 S, 21A)






Date                 Opponent                            '05 Result


S-1                  W, 28-19 Nevada                        L, 38-31


S-9                  L, 31-24 Oregon                          L, 37-34


S-16                L, 21-20 at Washington                ---


S-30                L, 35-23 Colorado State               ---


O-7                  L, 13-12 at Utah State                W, 53-21


O-14                L, 68-37 Hawaii                          W, 27-13


O-21                at LSU                                      ---


N-1                  at Boise State                           W, 27-7


N-11                New Mexico State                      W, 37-7


N-18                Idaho                                       W, 40-10


N-24                at Louisiana Tech                       L, 40-28


D-2                  at San Jose State                      W, 45-7




Head to Head


Fresno State RB vs. LSU DE

Dwayne Wright vs. Tyson Jackson


Dwayne Wright is no doubt the best offensive weapon the Bulldogs possess. A versatile athlete who runs hard and catches the ball out of the backfield, Wright has amassed 679 yards on 136 carries so far this season. A 6-1, 220-pound junior, Wright has accounted for seven rushing touchdowns. Wright has also caught 12 passes for 98 yards as well. LSU's Tyson Jackson has accounted for just 20 tackles this season but is a regular in opposing teams' backfields. Jackson ranks 15th in the nation in sacks with five.



Fresno State LB vs. LSU RB

Dwayne Andrews vs. Charles Scott


After sitting out of the Florida game with a concussion, Charles Scott returned to the lineup with a bang last week versus Kentucky. The true freshman back led all Tiger runners with 56 yards on nine carries, including a sparkling 38-yard scamper in the second half. Dwayne Andrews, a 6-0, 240-pound senior linebacker, leads the Bulldogs in tackles with 43 total stops, including 22 solo tackles and 21 assists.

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