List of Fresno State Bulldogs bowl games

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The Fresno State Bulldogs college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), representing California State University, Fresno in the Mountain West Conference (MWC). Since the establishment of the team in 1921, Fresno State has appeared in 25 bowl games.[1] The latest bowl occurred on December 21, 2013, when Fresno State lost to USC 45–20 in the 2013 Las Vegas Bowl.[1] The loss in that game brought the Bulldogs' overall bowl record to twelve wins and thirteen losses (12–13).

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Bowl games[edit]

List of bowl games showing bowl played in, score, date, season, opponent, stadium, location, attendance and head coach[A 1]
# Bowl Score[A 2] Date Season[A 3] Opponent[A 4] Stadium Location Attendance[2] Head coach
1 Charity Bowl[A 5] W 27–26 December 25, 1937 1937 Central Arkansas Bears Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles 5,000 Bradshaw, JamesJames Bradshaw
2 Pineapple Bowl[A 6] W 3–0 January 1, 1941 1940 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Honolulu Stadium Honolulu N/A Bradshaw, JamesJames Bradshaw
3 Raisin Bowl L 13–12 January 1, 1946 1945 Drake Bulldogs Ratcliffe Stadium Fresno 10,000 Pierson, AlvinAlvin Pierson
4 Mercy Bowl W 36–6 November 23, 1961 1961 Bowling Green Falcons Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles 33,145 Coleman, CecilCecil Coleman
5 Mercy Bowl[A 7] L 17–14 December 11, 1971 1971 Cal State Fullerton Titans Anaheim Stadium Anaheim 16,854 Rogers, DarrylDarryl Rogers
6 California Bowl W 29–28 December 18, 1982 1982 Bowling Green Falcons Bulldog Stadium Fresno 30,000double-dagger Sweeney, JimJim Sweeney
7 California Bowl W 51–7 December 14, 1985 1985 Bowling Green Falcons Bulldog Stadium Fresno 32,554double-dagger Sweeney, JimJim Sweeney
8 California Bowl W 35–30 December 10, 1988 1988 Western Michigan Broncos Bulldog Stadium Fresno 31,272 Sweeney, JimJim Sweeney
9 California Bowl W 27–6 December 9, 1989 1989 Ball State Cardinals Bulldog Stadium Fresno 31,610 Sweeney, JimJim Sweeney
10 California Bowl L 28–21 December 14, 1991 1991 Bowling Green Falcons Bulldog Stadium Fresno 34,825dagger Sweeney, JimJim Sweeney
11 Freedom Bowl W 24–7 December 29, 1992 1992 USC Trojans Anaheim Stadium Anaheim 50,745dagger Sweeney, JimJim Sweeney
12 Aloha Bowl L 41–30 December 25, 1993 1993 Colorado Buffaloes Aloha Stadium Honolulu 44,009 Sweeney, JimJim Sweeney
13 Las Vegas Bowl L 17–16 December 18, 1999 1999 Utah Utes Sam Boyd Stadium Whitney 28,227double-dagger Hill, PatPat Hill
14 Silicon Valley Football Classic L 37–34 December 31, 2000 2000 Air Force Falcons Spartan Stadium San Jose 26,542double-dagger Hill, PatPat Hill
15 Silicon Valley Football Classic L 44–35 December 31, 2001 2001 Michigan State Spartans Spartan Stadium San Jose 30,456dagger Hill, PatPat Hill
16 Silicon Valley Football Classic W 30–21 December 31, 2002 2002 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Spartan Stadium San Jose 10,132 Hill, PatPat Hill
17 Silicon Valley Football Classic W 17–9 December 30, 2003 2003 UCLA Bruins Spartan Stadium San Jose 20,126 Hill, PatPat Hill
18 MPC Computers Bowl W 37–34 December 27, 2004 2004 Virginia Cavaliers Bronco Stadium Boise 28,516 Hill, PatPat Hill
19 Liberty Bowl L 31–24 December 31, 2005 2005 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Memphis 54,894 Hill, PatPat Hill
20 Humanitarian Bowl W 40–28 December 31, 2007 2007 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Bronco Stadium Boise 27,062 Hill, PatPat Hill
21 New Mexico Bowl L 40–35 December 20, 2008 2008 Colorado State Rams University Stadium Albuquerque 24,735 Hill, PatPat Hill
22 New Mexico Bowl L 35–28 December 19, 2009 2009 Wyoming Cowboys University Stadium Albuquerque 24,898 Hill, PatPat Hill
23 Humanitarian Bowl L 40–17 December 18, 2010 2010 Northern Illinois Huskies Bronco Stadium Boise 25,449 Hill, PatPat Hill
24 Hawaiʻi Bowl L 43–10 December 24, 2012 2012 SMU Mustangs Aloha Stadium Honolulu 30,024 DeRuyter, TimTim DeRuyter
25 Las Vegas Bowl L 45–20 December 24, 2013 2013 USC Trojans Sam Boyd Stadium Whitney 42,178 DeRuyter, TimTim DeRuyter

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics correct as of 2011–12 NCAA football bowl games.
  2. ^ Results are sortable first by whether the result was a Fresno State win, loss or tie and then second by the margin of victory.
  3. ^ Links to the season article for the Fresno State team that competed in the bowl for that year.
  4. ^ Links to the season article for the opponent that Fresno State competed against in the bowl for that year when available or to their general page when unavailable.
  5. ^ The Charity Bowl was unsanctioned by the NCAA. As such, the 1937 appearance in the game is not included in the official NCAA bowl listing for Fresno State.[3]
  6. ^ The Pineapple Bowl was unsanctioned by the NCAA. As such, the 1941 appearance in the game is not included in the official NCAA bowl listing for Fresno State.[4]
  7. ^ The 1971 Mercy Bowl was unsanctioned by the NCAA, and as such the 1971 appearance in the game is not included in the official NCAA bowl listing for Fresno State.[4]

References[edit]

General
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Bowl/All-Star Game Records" (PDF). 2011 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. Retrieved December 13, 2011. 
Specific
  1. ^ a b Bowl/All-Star Game Records, p. 18
  2. ^ Bowl/All-Star Game Records, pp. 32–38
  3. ^ Bowl/All-Star Game Records, p. 111
  4. ^ a b Bowl/All-Star Game Records, p. 112