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.
A month into the season, 12 teams that were ranked in the preseason are unranked, including two preseason top 10s, and a total of 38 teams have spent at least one week in The Associated Press college football poll.
Air Force's Haaziq Daniels didn't just break the longest run of the weekend when he went 94 yards for a touchdown against Florida Atlantic.
It was the longest by a Football Bowl Subdivision quarterback in 18 years.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — When the game was on the line, Fresno State kept going to a familiar formula.
Jake Haener threw four TD passes in the second half to Jalen Cropper and No. 22 Fresno State rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat winless UNLV 38-30 on Friday night.
The start to this season was exactly what Kalen DeBoer had in mind for Fresno State when he took over as coach for the Bulldogs before the 2020 season.
With an exciting big-play quarterback in Jake Haener and a solid roster surrounding him, Fresno State has made it back into the AP poll after pulling off an upset at then-No.
UNLV (0-3, 0-0 Mountain West) at No. 22 Fresno State (3-1, 0-0), Friday at 10 p.m. EDT (CBS Sports Network).
Line: Fresno State by 30 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Last week, college football gave fans one of its tastiest, and unfortunately rare, treats when Auburn visited Penn State.
Good teams. Great setting. Entertaining game. What college football is all about.
The teams that started the season ranked in the top four all won Saturday, none in particularly impressive fashion.
The result Sunday was Oklahoma, Clemson and Ohio State all dropped in The Associated Press college football poll for the second time this season.
Alabama looked beatable for the first time.
Ohio State's defense still looks discombobulated, Clemson's offense still looks limp and Oklahoma still looks far from elite.
Maybe college football's season of the super teams won't be such a foregone conclusion after all?
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Fresno State's Jake Haener was able to overcome a crushing hit to his right hip to lead the Bulldogs to an upset victory over No. 13 UCLA.
Haener threw for 455 yards, including the go-ahead touchdown pass to Jalen Cropper with 14 seconds remaining, as the Bulldogs beat the Bruins 40-37 Saturday night at the Rose Bowl.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Young’s first collegiate road start was a rousing success, a three-touchdown performance that helped top-ranked Alabama hold off No. 11 Florida 31-29 in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there is an early game that can measure the progress UCLA has made under Chip Kelly, it is likely to be Saturday night when the 13th-ranked Bruins host Fresno State.
The last time the two teams met at the Rose Bowl was 2018, when Kelly was in his first season.
Fresno State (2-1) at No. 13 UCLA (2-0), Saturday at 10:45 p.m. EDT (Pac-12 Network).
Line: UCLA by 11 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
This week it is the Big Ten that gets an opportunity to make a statement.
The Pac-12 was in the spotlight last week, and while the conference as a whole didn't fare well going 3-5 in nonconference games against FBS opponents, Oregon's upset at Ohio State was a potential season-shaper.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Jake Haener matched a career high with four touchdown passes, and he ran for two scores to lead Fresno State to a 63-10 victory over Cal Poly on Saturday night.
Haener was 17-of-22 passing for 380 yards, and two of his scoring throws were over 50 yards.
No. 12 Oregon (1-0) at No. 3 Ohio State (1-0), Saturday at noon EDT (FOX).
Line: Ohio State by 14 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Oregon freshman linebacker Justin Flowe is so pumped to play for the Ducks that sometimes he has to remind himself to slow down a bit.
Flowe had 14 tackles and a forced fumble in his first career start and was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week following Saturday's 31-24 season-opening victory over Fresno State.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Spencer Rattler passed for 304 yards and a touchdown and No. 2 Oklahoma, playing a road game on its home field, narrowly avoided a shocking upset by holding on for a 40-35 victory over Tulane on Saturday.
Georgia is trying to bring defense back.
In the centerpiece game of the opening weekend of college football, the fifth-ranked Bulldogs put on a relentless, ferocious, smothering display of defense against No 3 Clemson on Saturday night in Charlotte.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux injured his left ankle in Saturday's game against Fresno State and did not play in the second half.
Thibodeaux, mentioned as a possible Heisman Trophy candidate this season, was injured in the first half of No.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Anthony Brown Jr. was blunt about No. 11 Oregon's offensive struggles against Fresno State.
“It wasn't clean enough,” he said.
Brown scored on a 30-yard quarterback keeper with 2:57 left and the Ducks overcame a wobbly season opener with a 31-24 victory over the Bulldogs on Saturday.
Fresno State (1-0) at No. 11 Oregon (0-0), Saturday at 2 p.m. EDT (Pac-12 Network).
Line: Oregon by 20 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
The Ducks are finally going to feel that Autzen atmosphere again.
Eleventh-ranked Oregon will play in front of a crowd for the first time since November 2019 on Saturday when the team hosts Fresno State.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Jake Haener threw for three touchdowns and 331 yards and Fresno State started its 100th year of football with a 45-0 win over Connecticut on Saturday.
Haener left the contest on the Bulldogs' first drive of the second half due to apparent leg cramps as temperatures on the field reached 120 degrees.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn captain Brian Keating was frustrated last fall, watching school after school return to football while the Huskies sat out the entire season because of COVID-19.
UConn and Old Dominion were the only bowl subdivision programs not to play at all in the fall or spring.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon and Oregon State became the first Power Five schools to announce they will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for people over the age of 12 to attend football games.
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BOISE - It's a cloudy and cool Saturday as the Boise State football team gets set to host Fresno State in the Mountain West Championship Game at 5:45 p.m. at Albertsons Stadium.
Rain was in the forecast earlier in the week, but at last check it looks like it may just be an overcast sky for the final Boise State home game of 2017.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Josh Hokit accounted for three touchdowns and the Fresno State defense limited Incarnate Word to minus-7 yards rushing on Saturday night to help the Bulldogs beat the Cardinals 66-0 in the season opener for both teams.