Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Bulldogs Without a Bite

Less than a year ago, Fresno State went toe to toe with No. 1 USC at the L.A. Coliseum. Only a joystick performance by the Trojans' Reggie Bush, who gained 513 total yards, kept the Bulldogs from a stunning upset. It has been nothing but hard times for Fresno State since that 50-42 loss. The Bulldogs have gone 1-9, but coach Pat Hill is not buying the USC-hangover theory. "I'm not going to say the SC game is the reason we had a slide.... We'll make another run. And it might be next year," he said. On Wednesday night, Fresno State gets a shot at ruining Boise State's run to an undefeated season, but even a victory could be costly to the Bulldogs. If the Broncos were to lose, it would end their hopes of a bid to a Bowl Championship Series game. That would mean each team in the Western Athletic Conference would lose out on approximately $500,000. Even though Boise State is on a roll, not everybody in the conference believes the Broncos are the best team at the moment. New Mexico State's Hal Mumme, whose team has played Boise and Hawaii, says the Rainbows are the better team. Hawaii, by the way, can become the first team to secure a bowl bid with a victory over Utah State.

1 comment:

Sam said...

In regards to the story about Hal Mumme saying that Hawai'i, not Boise State, is the best team in the WAC... I'd like to point out for the record that we at asked this question in our weekly interview with the coach LAST week (October 23rd). So this is technically "old news".

Here's the proof:'s Oct 23rd interview with Coach Hal Mumme