In 2016, Fresno State closed out their season at 1-11, tossing Coach Tim DeRuyter midway through the season, and few bright spots.
Boy have things changed in one year, and it all starts with Jeff Tedford.
Following drubbings against national heavyweight Alabama and Washington, his crew — largely composed of DeRuyter’s old roster — managed to cruise through Mountain West play, losing only to UNLV in a listless competition.
During preseason Fresno State was given 300-to-1 odds of winning its conference.
— Robert Kuwada (@rkuwada) November 18, 2017
Back-to-back matchups against Boise State may make that longshot bet payoff.
The Dogs faceoff against Boise State on Saturday at Bulldog Stadium. Kickoff is at 12:30 p.m.