Five True Facts about Fresno State football

November 3, 2017 GMT

1. The green V on the Bulldogs’ helmets, uniforms and field symbolize California Central Valley, specifically the San Joaquin Valley.

2. Jim Sweeney took over the Fresno State program in 1976 and led the Bulldogs to an undefeated regular season in 1985, with one tie to Hawaii.

3. During the Sweeney era, the Bulldogs posted nine consecutive winning seasons.

4. Quarterback David Carr was Fresno State’s first No. 1 overall NFL draft choice, by the Houston Texans in 2002.

5. Famous alumni include astronaut Rick Husband, Sept. 11 attack victim Todd Beamer, California Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante and movie director Sam Peckinpah.