Coming off an emotional win at UCLA, No. 22 Fresno State struggled to find the energy on Friday in the conference opener against UNLV.
Four games in, Kelly has been one of quarterback Jake Haener’s favorite targets. His path to the ‘Dogs began with San Joaquin Memorial.
Fresno State quarterback Jake Haener caught the national spotlight for his fourth quarter heroics in the 40-37 win over UCLA last Saturday while clearly in pain.
Coming off an emotional win at UCLA, the No. 22 Fresno State Bulldogs face a quick turnaround to come back down to Earth to host UNLV on Friday.
The Fresno State Bulldogs are nationally ranked in both the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and USA Today-AFCA Coaches Poll.
“The heart that this team has is just unbelievable,” running back Ronnie Rivers said after the game. “Not one time during that game did we not feel that we were going to win that game. It’s just an amazing feeling.”
Tom Flores, the Raiders great and freshly-minted inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is coming home this weekend.
While Fresno State’s defense was stout in the close loss to Oregon a couple weeks ago, it appears the Bulldogs will need to step up even more in order to beat UCLA on Saturday.
The Bruins team that Fresno State faces Saturday isn’t anywhere near the same one that the ‘Dogs beat 38-14 in 2018, just a few games into the tenure of Bruins’ head coach Chip Kelly.
Fresno State took care of business Saturday, bouncing back from the heartbreaking near-upset over Oregon a week before to blow out Cal Poly 61-10.