Secondary Moving Forward

Fresno State turns to redshirt freshman Jamal Ellis to fill in for the injured L.J. Jones. Defensive coordinator Nick Toth and safety Derron Smith discuss the secondary moving forward.
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Bulldogs Prep for Nevada's Pistol Offense

Fresno State held Nevada's pistol offense to 404 yards in 2012. The Bulldogs also forced four turnovers, returning three of them for touchdowns. Defensive coordinator Nick Toth and safety Derron Smith discuss the 2013 Nevada offense going into Saturday's game.
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Southwick Bigger Challenge in Second Meeting

Boise State quarterback Joe Southwick presents a bigger challenge for Fresno State's defense in 2013. Fresno State starting safety Derron Smith discusses how the Broncos' passing game has improved since their last meeting.
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 2: Defensive Keys to the Game

Fresno State safety Derron Smith discusses the Bulldogs' keys to stopping Cal Poly's triple-option offense.
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

DeRuyter, Smith Discuss Defense

Fresno State head coach Tim DeRuyter and safety Derron Smith address issues on defense after giving up 51 points to Rutgers...
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Boise St, Fresno St top teams in Mountain West

Here's the good news for the Mountain West Conference: Boise State stayed in the league. And here's the bad news for teams in the Mountain West: Boise State stayed in the league. All set to bolt for the Big East before this season, the Broncos had a change of plans and opted to remain in the conference. That only boosts the conference's profile, since the Broncos are...
Via Fox Sports
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Boise St., Fresno St. picked in MWC

Boise State and Fresno State are projected to finish on top of the two new divisions of the Mountain West Conference this season. The Broncos are picked to finish first in the Mountain Division, while the Bulldogs are the favorites in the West Division among members of the media who cover the league's teams. It is the league's first season of divisional play. The two division...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Preseason All-Mountain West Conference Team: Fresno State garners most first team players

The 2013 Preseason All-Mountain West Conference Team by College Football Universe is posted below. Fresno State has the most players listed on the first team with six; next teams up with the most first team players are San Jose State with five, Boise State and San Diego State with four each. New Mexico and Utah State have two apiece as well as Colorado and Nevada both had one player...
Via College Football Universe
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Pre-Season Preview: Fresno State Bulldogs

2012 Record: 9-4 (7-1 in MWC) Head Coach: Tim DeRuyter (second year head coach) Last Bowl Game: 2012 Hawaii Bowl: lost to SMU 43-10 Stadium: Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, CA (capacity = 41,031) Home Field Advantage: ranked 6th out of 55 mid-major teams Schedule Glimpse: 2013 Schedule Link Out of Conference Games: 8/29 vs Rutgers, 9/7 vs Cal Poly...
Via College Football Zealots
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

New Leader in Secondary

Fresno State loses All-American Phillip Thomas, but they return three starters in the secondary including first-team Mountain West safety Derron Smith. Smith now leads the group under a new secondary coach…
March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Fresno St. 52, Nevada 36

Robbie Rouse rushed for 261 yards and two touchdowns and Fresno State tied a school record with three defensive touchdowns in beating Nevada 52-36 on Saturday. Rouse had 36 carries and touchdowns runs of 1 and 39 yard for the Bulldogs (8-3, 6-1 Mountain West). Fresno State's defensive touchdowns came on a 34-yard interception return by Derron Smith, a fumble recovery in the...
Via Fox Sports
November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Smith on 5th Pick

Fresno State sophomore safety Derron Smith talks with media following the Bulldogs 45-10 win over Hawaii on Saturday night at Bulldog Stadium. Smith ranks second on the team and seventh in the nation in interceptions this season with five total...
November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Derron Smith Interview

Fresno State sophomore safety Derron Smith answers media questions during Oct. 15 interview...
October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Defense Looks to Set Tempo

Fresno State finds itself back in the underdog role in Oregon on Saturday. The Bulldogs put their new style of play up to the test against one of the top teams in the nation. Sophomore safety Derron Smith discusses how the ‘Dogs plan to slow down the Oregon offense, and reflects on a similar scenario in Lincoln, Nebraska a year ago…
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Jones Leads Secondary

L.J. Jones is the lone Fresno State defensive back to start all 13 games last season. With safeties Phillip Thomas and Derron Smith healthy, Fresno State looks for an improvement from last year’s 106th ranked pass defense. Jones discusses his offseason and how the Bulldogs hope to fix the pass defense in 2012…
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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