Fresno State will take on UCLA in a Sept. 14, 2024, football game at the Rose Bowl, Bulldogs athletic director Jim Bartko announced Tuesday.
“Any time you can play an in-state school like UCLA, you look hard and figure out the schedule and make it happen,” Bartko said. “We have had some great games against the Bruins and the Red Wave loves to travel to SoCal.”
It is the latest in a string of three single-game contracts between the schools. Previous agreements, announced over the past two years, will send the Bulldogs to the Rose Bowl in 2018 and 2021.
The two schools have played eight times, with the Bulldogs winning the past two after dropping six in a row. In a 36-31 win in 2008, Tom Brandstater threw for three touchdowns and future NFL standout Ryan Mathews ran for one and caught another to lead the then-No. 25 Bulldogs past UCLA.
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At the Silicon Valley Football Classic IV in 2004, Fresno State won 17-9.
Fresno State will face at least one Pac-12 school in eight of the next nine seasons. The Bulldogs have played 68 games against teams from the Pac-12 in school history.