1992 Fresno State Bulldogs football team
|1992 Fresno State Bulldogs football|
Freedom Bowl champion
|Conference||Western Athletic Conference|
|1992 record||9–4 (6–2 WAC)|
|Head coach||Jim Sweeney (15th season)|
|1992 WAC football standings|
|No. 20 Hawaii +||6||–||2||–||0||11||–||2||–||0|
|No. 24 Fresno State +||6||–||2||–||0||9||–||4||–||0|
|San Diego State||5||–||3||–||0||5||–||5||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1992 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented California State University, Fresno[note 1] during the 1992 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). This was the team's first year in the WAC, after spending the previous 23 seasons in the PCAA / Big West. The team was led by head coach Jim Sweeney, in his fifteenth year, and played home games at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, California. They finished the 1992 season as co-champions of the WAC, with a record of nine wins and four losses (9–4, 6–2 WAC).
Fresno State earned a postseason bowl game after the 1992 season. They faced USC in the Freedom Bowl, winning 24–7. By winning the Freedom Bowl, Fresno State finished at No. 24 in the post-season AP rankings.
|September 5||at Pacific (CA)*||Stagg Memorial Stadium • Stockton, CA||W 42–21||16,323|
|September 12||at Oregon State*||Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR||L 36–46||22,326|
|September 19||Colorado State||Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA||W 52–21||37,955|
|September 26||Washington State*||Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA||L 37–39||38,077|
|October 3||Louisiana Tech*||Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA||W 48–14||33,934|
|October 10||at BYU||Cougar Stadium • Provo, UT||L 24–36||65,396|
|October 17||at Hawaii||Aloha Stadium • Halawa, HI (Rivalry)||L 45–47||39,823|
|October 24||New Mexico||Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA||W 31–28||32,743|
|October 31||Wyoming||Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA||W 42–31||31,088|
|November 7||Utah||Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA||W 41–15||37,555|
|November 21||at San Diego State||Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego, CA (Rivalry)||W 45–41||41,523|
|November 28||at UTEP||Sun Bowl Stadium • El Paso, TX||W 43–18||15,000|
|December 28||vs. No. 23 USC*||Anaheim Stadium • Anaheim, CA (Freedom Bowl)||Raycom||W 24–7||58,546|
|*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
Team Players in the NFL
|Lorenzo Neal||Fullback||4||89||New Orleans Saints|
The following finished their college career in 1992, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.
|Player||Position||First NFL Team|
|Marty Thompson||Tight End||1993 Detroit Lions|
- The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.