COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: FRESNO STATE AT NO. 12 COLORADO STATE
Thursday: 6 p.m. in Fort Collins, Colo.
Records: Bulldogs 12-8, 6-2 Mountain West Conference; Rams 17-0, 8-0
The skinny: Fresno State faces four straight on road on heels of five-match win streak that vaulted it into title hunt after being picked to finish sixth. Junior middle blocker Maci Murdock has gone error-less, with .400-plus hitting, vs. San Jose State, Nevada, UNLV, New Mexico and Air Force. She ranks 29th nationally on the year at .398. … Now the challenge is Colorado State, No. 12 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll and close to impossible to beat at Moby Arena, 8-0 this year to raise record to 234-28 under 17-year coach Tom Hilbert. Preseason All-Mountain West pick Deedra Foss is seventh nationally in assists per set at 11.79. MB Samantha Peters is 30th in hitting at .397.