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.

QUICK FACTS

 

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

 

 

 

STATISTICAL LEADERS

 

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)

 

 

 

2006 SCHEDULE

 

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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