2005 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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2005 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State Wordmark.gif
Liberty Bowl vs. Tulsa, L 31–24
Conference Western Athletic Conference
2005 record 8–5 (6–2 WAC)
Head coach Pat Hill
Offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti, Jr.
Offensive scheme Pro-Style
Defensive coordinator Dan Brown
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Bulldog Stadium
(Capacity: 41,031)
Seasons
« 2004 2006 »
2005 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Boise State §   7 1         9 4  
Nevada §   7 1         9 3  
Louisiana Tech   6 2         7 4  
Fresno State   6 2         8 5  
Hawaii   4 4         5 7  
San Jose State   2 6         3 8  
Utah State   2 6         3 8  
Idaho   2 6         2 9  
New Mexico State   0 8         0 12  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Fresno State football team represented Fresno State University in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season, and competed as a member of the Western Athletic Conference. Led by head coach Pat Hill, the Bulldogs played their home games at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, California.

Season Notes[edit]

The 2005 season was among the most remarkable in recent memory, with the Bulldogs beating archrival Hawaii in the islands for the first time since 1994; beating WAC rival Boise State for the first time since they joined the WAC; and taking the two-time national champion USC Trojans to the wire in a memorable game in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the season fell apart after that loss, with the Bulldogs dropping three more games afterward, including a bowl loss to former WAC foe, Tulsa.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 7:00 PM Weber State* #24 Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA ESPNU W 55–17   38,156[1]
September 17 4:00 PM at Oregon* #23 Autzen StadiumEugene, OR TBS L 34–37   58,201[1]
September 27 6:00 PM Toledo* Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA ESPN2 W 44–14   34,637[1]
October 8 7:00 PM at New Mexico State Aggie Memorial StadiumLas Cruces, NM BSN/ESPNU W 37–7   8,312[1]
October 15 7:00 PM Utah Statedagger Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA W 53–21   42,701[1]
October 22 2:00 PM at Idaho #24 Kibbie DomeMoscow, ID BSN W 40–10   15,047[1]
October 29 4:00 PM at Hawai’i #22 Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI ABC W 27–13   28,196[1]
November 5 6:00 PM San Jose State #21 Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA (Rivalry) BSN W 45–7   41,039[1]
November 10 5:00 PM Boise State #20 Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA (Battle for the Milk Can) ESPN W 27–7   42,781[1]
November 19 7:15 PM at #1 Southern California* #16 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA FSN L 42–50   90,007[1]
November 26 4:00 PM at Nevada #16 Mackay StadiumReno, NV ESPN2 L 35–38   17,765[1]
December 2 6:00 PM Louisiana Tech #22 Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA (Battle for the Bone) ESPN2 L 28–40   36,525[1]
December 31 10:00 AM vs. Tulsa* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) ESPN L 21–34   54,894[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game notes[edit]

Weber State Wildcats[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 10 0 7 17
Bulldogs 21 21 7 6 55


Oregon Ducks[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 10 7 10 7 34
Ducks 0 20 10 7 37


Toledo Rockets[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 7 0 0 7 14
Bulldogs 0 27 17 0 44


New Mexico State Aggies[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 17 3 3 14 37
Aggies 0 7 0 0 7


Utah State Aggies[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 7 0 0 14 21
Bulldogs 17 6 23 7 53


Idaho Vandals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 14 2 10 14 40
Vandals 7 3 0 0 10


Hawai’i Warriors[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 14 6 7 27
Warriors 0 10 3 0 13


San Jose State Spartans[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 0 0 7 0 7
Bulldogs 14 10 14 7 45


Boise State Broncos[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 7 0 0 0 7
Bulldogs 7 20 0 0 27


Southern California Trojans[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 7 14 7 14 42
Trojans 7 6 28 9 50


Nevada Wolfpack[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 3 13 3 16 35
Wolfpack 10 14 0 14 38


Louisiana Tech Bulldogs[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
LT Bulldogs 3 23 7 7 40
FS Bulldogs 3 0 7 18 28


Tulsa Golden Hurricane[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 7 7 3 7 24
Golden Hurricane 0 17 0 14 31


Coaching staff[edit]

  • Pat Hill - Head Coach
  • Frank Cignetti- Offensive Coordinator
  • Dan Brown - Defensive Coordinator
  • John Baxter - Special Teams/Wide Receivers
  • Tom Mason- Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers
  • Kerry Locklin - Defensive Line
  • John Settle - Running Backs

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "2005 Fresno State Football". California State University-Fresno.