Posted September 28, 2013 on
Bulldog Playbook breaks down the keys to the game for Fresno State's defense.
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On Saturday night, or Sunday morning, the No. 25 ranked Fresno State Bulldogs will play against fellow Mountain West Conference school, the Hawaii Warriors.
These two teams have begun the season going opposite directions. Fresno State has jumped out to a 3-0 record while Hawaii is 0-3.
The game between Fresno State and Hawaii will take place at 12:00 pm ET Sunday from Aloha Stadium...
Fresno State looks to improve to 4-1 in their past five meetings at Hawaii. Hawaii had been a place
where the Bulldogs struggled between the years of 1985 to 2005. However, Fresno State has reversed
that trend on the islands and look to continue their success tomorrow night when they take on Hawaii in
their first road game of the season.
The Hawaii Warriors gave the Fresno State Bulldogs a game many were not expecting. After racing out to a 42-3 lead midway through the third quarter the Warriors fought back to turn the game into a 42-37 loss that was not over until the final play of the game.
Fresno State is planning for less aloha and more focus on this trip to Hawaii.
The No. 25 Bulldogs are looking to avoid a repeat of a lopsided 45-10 loss in the Hawaii Bowl in December. Fortunately for Fresno State (3-0, 1-0 Mountain West), that game was against SMU rather than Hawaii.
But Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter says his team is approaching its Aloha State visit very differently...
Fresno State's pass protection has improved immensely through three games. The Bulldogs have given up only two sacks this season after allowing 29 sacks in the 2012 season. Left tackle Austin Wentworth discusses their solid start...