Washington State (7-5, Pac-12) vs. Fresno State (9-4, Mountain West), Dec. 17, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — When Fresno State’s Jake Haener was presented with his biggest challenge of the season — taking down perennial conference power Boise State — coach Jeff Tedford long knew his quarterback would be up for the challenge.
Fresno State (8-4, 7-1 MW) at Boise State (9-3, 8-0 MW), Saturday, 4 p.m. EST (FOX)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Boise State by 3 1/2.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Mims scored touchdowns on runs of 4, 1 and 2 yards and Fresno State beat Wyoming 30-0 Friday night in the regular season finale for both teams.
The Bulldogs (8-4, 7-1 Mountain West Conference), who have won seven consecutive games after losing four of five to open the season, play at Boise State in the Mountain West Conference championship game Dec.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Jake Haener threw two touchdown passes and ran for a pair of 1-yard TDs and Fresno State beat Nevada 41-14 Saturday night to win the West division title an clinch a berth in the Mountain West Conference championship game.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jake Haener passed for 313 yards and three touchdowns — including two long ones to Jalen Moreno-Cropper — and Fresno State held off UNLV 37-30 on Friday night.
Quarterback Doug Brumfield's 5-yard touchdown run and field goals covering 43, 48 and 27 yards left UNLV leading 16-14 at halftime.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Jake Haener completed 24 of 29 passes for 327 yards and four touchdowns and Jordan Mims had 123 yards rushing and a TD on 18 carries to help Fresno State beat Hawaii 55-13 Saturday night.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Jake Haener threw three touchdown passes, including a 37-yarder to Nikko Remigio with 56 seconds remaining, to rally Fresno State to a 32-28 victory over San Diego State on Saturday night.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Logan Fife ran for two touchdowns and threw for a third as Fresno State rolled past New Mexico, 41-9 to maintain its share of the Mountain West Conference West Division lead on Saturday night.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Logan Fife threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Nikko Remigio and Fresno State kept San Jose State off the scoreboard in the second half en route to a 17-10 victory on Saturday night.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — George Holani rushed for 157 yards and caught a touchdown pass, Ashton Jeanty rushed for 109 yards and a pair of scores, and Boise State defeated Fresno State 40-20 Saturday night.
Can't hide problems when conference play starts.
The second month of the college football season often reveals issues that nonconference play might have masked and which teams could be in for long seasons.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Devontae Houston rushed for 105 yards and his 17-yard touchdown run with 2:20 remaining helped UConn beat Fresno State 19-14 on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caleb Williams and seventh-ranked Southern California showed off different aspects of their offense Saturday night, all while continuing to pile up points and yards.
Williams threw for 284 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for two more scores.
SEATTLE (AP) — Michael Penix Jr. threw for 397 yards and four touchdowns, and Washington emphatically stated its case as a contender in the Pac-12 with a 39-28 win over No. 11 Michigan State on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No. 7 Southern California's roaring start under Lincoln Riley has caught the college football world's attention and driven the Trojans to their highest ranking in five years.
Fresno State is exactly the type of opponent that could put the brakes on the excitement around a rebuilding project that's humming along smoothly.
Fresno State (1-1) at No. 7 Southern California (2-0), Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ET (Fox)
Line: USC by 12 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Last week was a good reminder to never shrug off a Saturday slate of college football games that appears to be short on marquee matchups.
Intrigue arises in odd places even without the obvious “big games.”
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) —
Jack Colletto scored on a 2-yard run on the final play of the game and Oregon State rallied for a 35-32 victory over Fresno State on Saturday night.
The Beavers (2-0) initially appeared ready to go for a game-tying field goal before coach Jonathan Smith opted to gamble for the win following a timeout by Fresno State (1-1).
Oregon State (1-0) at Fresno State (1-0), Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network)
Line: Fresno State by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Mims ran for two touchdowns in the first quarter and Fresno State used a fast start to cruise past FCS-member Cal Poly 35-7 in a season opener on Thursday night.
Mims sandwiched a pair of 1-yard TD runs around a 13-yard scoring run by Nikko Remigio to put the Bulldogs up 21-0 in the first quarter.
Sometimes a prediction can feel right even though it ends up wrong. And vice versa.
Last season, this column projected both Ohio State and Alabama to miss the College Football Playoff.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Dylan Hopkins broke the Independence Bowl record for completion percentage, connecting on 19 of 23 passes for 189 yards and three touchdowns in UAB’s 31-28 victory over No. 12 BYU on Saturday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jordan Mims ran for 165 yards and two touchdown and caught five passes for 71 yards and another score to help Fresno State beat UTEP 31-24 on Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl.
New Mexico Bowl: UTEP (7-5) vs. Fresno State (9-3), Dec. 18, 2:15 p.m. Eastern (ESPN)
Line: Fresno State by 11.5, according to FanDuel SportsBook
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Fresno State is bringing back Jeff Tedford for a second stint as coach after Kalen DeBoer left to take over at Washington.
Athletic director Terry Tumey announced Wednesday that Tedford returns after coaching the Bulldogs from 2017-19.
UTEP (7-5, Conference USA) vs. Fresno State (9-3, Mountain West), Dec. 18, 2:15 p.m. ET
Washington hired Fresno State’s Kalen DeBoer on Monday to lead the Huskies, handing a program that has struggled offensively to a coach with a track record of productive and creative offenses.
The 47-year-old DeBoer met with Washington officials in Fresno, California, early in the day and the deal was announced a few hours later.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jake Haener threw for 343 yards with four touchdowns and Fresno State defeated San Jose State 40-9 on Thursday, winning its fourth Mountain West Conference Thanksgiving Day game.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Jake Haener threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns and the Fresno State defense shut down New Mexico in a 34-7 victory on Saturday night.
Cincinnati held on to the No. 2 ranking by just four points over No. 3 Alabama in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, and Oregon slipped past Ohio State to move up to No. 5.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Young passed for 302 yards and No. 3 Alabama’s defense came up with enough big plays for a 20-14 victory over heavy underdog LSU on Saturday night.
The Crimson Tide (8-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference, No.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Hank Bachmeier passed for 283 yards and a touchdown and Boise State had five sacks and forced three turnovers to mute No. 25 Fresno State’s high-scoring offense in a 40-14 victory Saturday night.
Boise State (4-4, 2-2 MWC) at No. 25 Fresno State (7-2, 4-1, No. 23 CFP) , Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (CBSSN).
Line: Fresno State by 4 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kalen DeBoer doesn’t think he’ll have much trouble keeping his team’s focus off being newly ranked this week.
The No. 25 Bulldogs face long-time rival Boise State on Saturday for the first time since 2018, when the two teams met for the Mountain West championship for the third time in five seasons.
Michigan State might be fortunate not to be ranked No. 2.
Coming off a big win against Michigan, the fifth-ranked Spartans are heading to Purdue, a program with a long history of being one of the college football's most prolific giant killers.
Never in the seven-year history of the College Football Playoff has the selection committee's first top four teams exactly matched that of the AP Top 25 that directly preceded it.
The latest Associated Press college football poll presented by Regions Bank makes it highly unlikely this year will be the first.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Fresno State once again came into Southern California and knocked off a ranked opponent.
Jake Haener passed for 306 yards and a touchdown, Jordan Mims rushed for a career-high 186 yards and two scores, and the Bulldogs handed No.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kenneth Walker ran for 197 yards and five touchdowns, helping No. 8 Michigan State top No. 6 Michigan 37-33 in a thrilling comeback victory Saturday.
The Spartans (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten) trailed by nine at halftime and 30-14 with 6:47 left in the third quarter before Walker boosted his chances of winning the Heisman Trophy.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bragging rights as the best college football team in California will be decided Saturday night in a Mountain West Conference game at a soccer pitch in an industrial suburb of Los Angeles.
Fresno State (6-2, 3-1 MWC) at No. 21 San Diego State (7-0, 3-0), Saturday at 10:30 p.m. EDT (CBSSN).
Line: SDSU by 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Jake Haener threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns, Jordan Mims ran for 134 yards and a touchdown and Fresno State beat Nevada 34-32 on Saturday.
Down 34-26, Nevada's Carson Strong threw a 12-yard scoring pass to Cole Turner to cut the deficit to two points with two seconds left, but the 2-point conversion attempt was caught out of the back of the end zone.
No. 24 UTSA (7-0, 3-0 Conference USA) at Louisiana Tech (2-4, 1-1), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (Stadium).
Line: UTSA by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Evan Williams made two of Fresno State's four interceptions and Wyoming turned the ball over five times as the Bulldogs blanked Wyoming 17-0 on Saturday.
Wyoming (4-2, 0-2 Mountain West Conference) was shut out for the first time since being blanked 45-0 by TCU in 2010.
The No. 1 ranking in The Associated Press college football poll has been in the possession of just a few elite teams over the last six seasons.
Alabama (63 times), Clemson (23), Ohio State (10) and LSU (eight) were the only teams to reach No.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hugh Nelson II intercepted a pass at Hawaii's 2-yard line with 9 seconds left after Matthew Shipley kicked a tiebreaking 33-yard field goal with 3:33 remaining, and the Rainbow Warriors rallied to beat No.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Desmond Ridder threw two touchdown passes and ran for score late in the fourth quarter as No. 7 Cincinnati capitalized on its big opportunity and beat No. 9 Notre Dame 24-13 on Saturday in a game the Bearcats hope can be the centerpiece of College Football Playoff resume.
The road to a Southeastern Conference championship showdown between No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Georgia has plenty of potential pitfalls and detours.
The next two weeks present what look like serious challenges to the superpowers, starting Saturday when each hosts a ranked conference rival.
No. 18 Fresno State (4-1, 1-0 Mountain West) vs. Hawaii (2-3, 0-1), Saturday at 10 p.m. EDT (CBS Sports Network).
Line: Fresno State by 10 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
HONOLULU (AP) — No. 18 Fresno State will look to continue making noise this weekend, even if everything around the Bulldogs is silent.
The Bulldogs will be seeking a fourth straight victory Saturday when they visit Hawaii, which won't allow fans in the Clarence T.C.