1992 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1992 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State Wordmark.gif
WAC co-champion
Freedom Bowl champion
Freedom Bowl, W 24–7 vs. USC
Conference Western Athletic Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 22
AP No. 24
1992 record 9–4 (6–2 WAC)
Head coach Jim Sweeney (15th season)
Home stadium Bulldog Stadium
(Capacity: 30,000)
Seasons
← 1991
1993 →
1992 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 20 Hawaii + 6 2 0     11 2 0
No. 24 Fresno State + 6 2 0     9 4 0
BYU + 6 2 0     8 5 0
San Diego State 5 3 0     5 5 1
Air Force 4 4 0     7 5 0
Utah 4 4 0     6 6 0
Colorado State 3 5 0     5 7 0
Wyoming 3 5 0     5 7 0
New Mexico 2 6 0     3 8 0
UTEP 1 7 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
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.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 at Pacific (CA)* Stagg Memorial StadiumStockton, CA W 42–21   16,323
September 12 at Oregon State* Reser StadiumCorvallis, OR L 36–46   22,326
September 19 Colorado State Bulldog StadiumFresno, 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 StadiumProvo, UT L 24–36   65,396
October 17 at Hawaii Aloha StadiumHalawa, 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 StadiumSan Diego, CA (Rivalry) W 45–41   41,523
November 28 at UTEP Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX W 43–18   15,000
December 28 vs. No. 23 USC* Anaheim StadiumAnaheim, CA (Freedom Bowl) Raycom W 24–7   58,546
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Team Players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1993 NFL Draft.[4][5]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fresno State 1992 Schedule". Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  3. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "1993 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.