1997 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1997 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State Wordmark.gif
Conference Western Athletic Conference
Division Pacific Division
1997 record 6–6 (5–3 WAC)
Head coach Pat Hill (1st season)
Home stadium Bulldog Stadium
(Capacity: 41,031)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
New Mexico x   6 2         9 4  
Rice   5 3         7 4  
SMU   5 3         6 5  
Utah   5 3         6 5  
BYU   4 4         6 5  
UTEP   3 5         4 7  
Tulsa   2 6         2 9  
TCU   1 7         1 10  
Pacific Division
No. 17 Colorado State x$   7 1         11 2  
Air Force   6 2         10 3  
Fresno State   5 3         6 6  
Wyoming   4 4         7 6  
San Diego State   4 4         5 7  
San Jose State   4 4         4 7  
UNLV   2 6         3 8  
Hawaii   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Colorado State 41, New Mexico 13
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented California State University, Fresno[note 1] during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). The team was led by head coach Pat Hill, in his first year, and played home games at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, California. They finished the 1997 season with a record of six wins, six losses (6–6, 5–3 WAC).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
August 30 Portland State* Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA W 35–7   33,114
September 6 Baylor* Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA L 35–37   32,266
September 13 at Oklahoma State* Lewis FieldStillwater, OK L 0–35   36,000
September 20 at Oregon* Autzen StadiumEugene, OR L 40–43 OT  38,288
October 2 Utah Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA W 27–13   37,994
October 11 at Hawaii Aloha StadiumHalawa, HI (Rivalry) L 16–28   28,206
October 18 at No. 18 Air Force Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO W 20–17   45,597
October 25 UNLV Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA W 46–28   38,002
November 1 at San Jose State Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA (Rivalry) W 53–12   18,753
November 8 at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO L 3–41   27,641
November 15 San Diego State Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA (Rivalry) L 19–20   34,195
November 22 Wyoming Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA W 24–7   30,035
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1998 NFL Draft.[4][5]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Chris Conrad Tackle 3 66 Pittsburgh Steelers
Michael Pittman Running Back 4 95 Arizona Cardinals

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 1997 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. ^ "1998 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.