Ohio State. UCLA. Oklahoma. Tennessee. <P> These are not teams a rising, unproven football program generally schedules to transform itself from obscure nobody to consistent Top 20 contender. More times than not, the team trying to gain notice from the well established heavyweights falls flat on its face, taking solace only from the handsome financial reward received for being an easy opponent for the home team.
August 26, 2003
FRESNO – The Fresno State Bulldogs moved one step closer to becoming bowl eligible by defeating the Tulsa Golden Hurricane 31-12 in a WAC Conference meeting. Fresno State needs two more wins to become eligible for their fourth straight bowl while the Golden Hurricane drop their ninth game in what has become a dismal season.
November 9, 2002
BOISE - Boise State makes it's presence felt for second time in as many outings as they score more points against Fresno State than anyone else over the last 12 seasons and give Bulldog Head Coach Pat Hill the worst defeat of his career. The Broncos (6-1, 3-0 WAC) handed the Bulldogs (4-4, 2-1 WAC) a crushing 67-21 defeat on the Smurf Turf in front of a record crowd of 30,924 orange-clad Idahoans.
October 19, 2002
Overcoming an early deficit, the Fresno State Bulldogs (3-3) rally behind the play of their special teams to defeat the 25th-ranked Colorado State Rams (4-1), 32-30. In a match up of former conference rivals, the Bulldogs gain their first victory this season over a top-25 opponent in four attempts.
October 4, 2002