2008 Fresno State Bulldogs football team


2008 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

NCAATeamFootballSeason
Year=2008
Team=Fresno State Bulldogs


Conference=Western Athletic Conference
ShortConference=WAC
Division=
CoachRank=
APRank=
Record=3-2
ConfRecord=
HeadCoach=Pat Hill
OffCoach=Doug Nussmeier
DefCoach=
OScheme=Pro-Style
DScheme=4-3
Stadium=Bulldog Stadium
Champion=
Bowl=
BowlResult=

The 2008 Fresno State football team (variously "Fresno State" or "the 'Dogs") represent California State University, Fresno and the Central Valley in the 2008 college football season. The team will be coached by 12th-year head coach Pat Hill, who has a contract lasting though the 2010 season. [cite web url= http://www.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/stories/011806aao.html | title= Pat Hill Gets Contract Extension to Stay at Fresno State| accessdate=2008-06-14] This season will be the Bulldogs' 28th in their current home of Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, California.

Pre-Season

The Bulldogs have enjoyed success as one of the most highly regarded Mid-Major schools in the country in the past decade. The 2007 team finished with 9 wins, 4 losses, including a vicotry in the 2007 Humanitarian Bowl. The annual spring game for the 2008 season took place on April 18, and the Bulldogs concluded spring drills on April 21st.

Going into the summer, the Bulldogs already begun to draw attention to their team in the post-spring preseason polls released by sports pundits, drawn to the large number of returning starters, along with the impressive finish, beating Georgia Tech in the Humanitarian Bowl to finish the season with a record of 9-4. Athlon has relesed their preseason 25 poll with the Bulldogs listed ranked #25 [cite web| url=http://www.athlonsports.com/college-football/13428/no-25-fresno-state| title=No. 25: Fresno State| accessdate=2008-05-13] ; Dennis Dodd of CBS Sportsline has ranked the team at #24 [cite web| url=http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/story/10813944| title=Stop us if you've heard this before: Buckeyes top Dawgs| accessdate=2008-05-13] ; and Mark Schalabach of ESPN placed the Bulldogs in the #21 spot [cite web| url=http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/columns/story?columnist=schlabach_mark&id=3388100| title=Buckeyes rise to No. 1 in updated Top 25| accessdate=2008-05-12] .

Coaches

At the end of the 2007 season, former offensive coordinator Jim McElwain resigned to accept the coaching position of offensive coordinator at Alabama, replacing former Texas Longhorn Major Applewhite. On February 28, 2008, Fresno State announced the hire of Doug Nussmeier as the Offensive Coordinator at Fresno State. [cite web| url=http://www.cbs47.tv/content/sports/local_sports/story.aspx?content_id=07bf19cf-fb52-419f-ad97-c2fce37c6e46| title= Fresno State Hires New Offensive Coordinator| accessdate=2008-05-14]

chedule

CFB Schedule Entry
date = 09/01/2008
time = 1:30 pm
w/l = w
nonconf = yes
homecoming =
away = yes
neutral =
rank = 25
opponent = Rutgers
opprank =
site_stadium = Rutgers Stadium
site_cityst = Piscataway, NJ
gamename =
tv = ESPN
score = 24-7
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 09/13/2008
time = 7:30 p.m.
w/l = l
nonconf = yes
homecoming =
away =
neutral =
rank = 21
opponent = Wisconsin
opprank =
site_stadium = Bulldog Stadium
site_cityst = Fresno, CA
gamename =
tv = ESPN/ABC
score = 13-10
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 09/20/2008
time =
w/l = w
nonconf = yes
homecoming =
away = yes
neutral =
rank =
opponent = Toledo
opprank =
site_stadium = Glass Bowl
site_cityst = Toledo, OH
gamename =
tv = ESPNU
score = 55-54
overtime = 2OT
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 09/27/2008
time =
w/l = w
nonconf = yes
homecoming =
away = yes
neutral =
rank = 24
opponent = UCLA
opprank =
site_stadium = Rose Bowl
site_cityst = Pasadena, CA
gamename =
tv = ABC
score = 36-31
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 10/04/2008
time = 7:00 pm
w/l = l
nonconf =
homecoming =
away =
neutral =
rank = 22
opponent = Hawaiokinai
opprank =
site_stadium = Bulldog Stadium
site_cityst = Fresno, CA
gamename = Battle of the Screwdriver
tv =
score = 29-32
overtime =OT
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 10/11/2008
time = 7:00pm
w/l =
nonconf =
homecoming = yes
away =
neutral =
rank =
opponent = Idaho
opprank =
site_stadium = Bulldog Stadium
site_cityst = Fresno, CA
gamename =
tv =
score =
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 10/25/2008
time =
w/l =
nonconf =
homecoming =
away = yes
neutral =
rank =
opponent = Utah State
opprank =
site_stadium = Romney Stadium
site_cityst = Logan, UT
gamename =
tv =
score =
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 11/1/2008
time =
w/l =
nonconf =
homecoming =
away = yes
neutral =
rank =
opponent = Louisiana Tech
opprank =
site_stadium = Joe Aillet Stadium
site_cityst = Ruston, LA
gamename =
tv =
score =
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 11/07/2008
time =
w/l =
nonconf =
homecoming =
away =
neutral =
rank =
opponent = University of Nevada, Reno
opprank =
site_stadium = Bulldog Stadium
site_cityst = Fresno, CA
gamename =
tv = ESPN2
score =
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 11/15/2008
time = 2:00 pm
w/l =
nonconf =
homecoming =
away =
neutral =
rank =
opponent = New Mexico State
opprank =
site_stadium = Bulldog Stadium
site_cityst = Fresno, CA
gamename =
tv =
score =
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 11/21/2008
time = 6:30 pm
w/l =
nonconf =
homecoming =
away = yes
neutral =
rank =
opponent = San Jose State
opprank =
site_stadium = Spartan Stadium
site_cityst = San José
gamename =
tv = ESPN2
score =
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 11/28/2008
time = 3:00 pm
w/l =
nonconf =
homecoming =
away = yes
neutral =
rank =
opponent = Boise State
opprank =
site_stadium = Bronco Stadium
site_cityst = Boise
gamename = Battle for the Milk Can
tv = ESPN2
score =
overtime =

Rankings


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Offense

Rushing

Defense

Roster

Awards

Coaching staff

* Pat Hill - Head Coach
* Doug Nussmeier - Offensive Coordinator
* Dan Brown - Defensive Coordinator
* Jeff Grady - Tight Ends
* John Baxter - Special Teams/Wide Receivers
* Will Plemons- Linebackers
* Kerry Locklin - Defensive Line
* Tim Skipper - Running Backs
* Randy Stewart – Secondary
* Derek Frazier – Offensive Line
* Mike Kelly - Graduate Assistant
* Mike Schepers Graduate Assistant

Notes


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