Fresno State’s Robert Stanley, left, and the rest of the defense have shown signs of significant improvement from last season. The Bulldogs rank second in the Mountain West Conference in total defense through two games, allowing 295.5 yards per game, in part by getting off the field on third down. Opponents have converted only 29.6 percent of their third downs into firsts.
Fresno State’s Robert Stanley, left, and the rest of the defense have shown signs of significant improvement from last season. The Bulldogs rank second in the Mountain West Conference in total defense through two games, allowing 295.5 yards per game, in part by getting off the field on third down. Opponents have converted only 29.6 percent of their third downs into firsts. SILVIA FLORES sflores@fresnobee.com
Fresno State’s Robert Stanley, left, and the rest of the defense have shown signs of significant improvement from last season. The Bulldogs rank second in the Mountain West Conference in total defense through two games, allowing 295.5 yards per game, in part by getting off the field on third down. Opponents have converted only 29.6 percent of their third downs into firsts. SILVIA FLORES sflores@fresnobee.com

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