Can the 2016 edition of the Fresno State team avoid in Nebraska the same fate that befell quarterback Jeff Grady and the rest of the Bulldogs in 2003 at Oklahoma? Fresno State piled up nearly twice as many first-half penalty yards (80) as offensive yards (43) in falling behind 38-0 en route to a 52-28 defeat.
Can the 2016 edition of the Fresno State team avoid in Nebraska the same fate that befell quarterback Jeff Grady and the rest of the Bulldogs in 2003 at Oklahoma? Fresno State piled up nearly twice as many first-half penalty yards (80) as offensive yards (43) in falling behind 38-0 en route to a 52-28 defeat. RONALD MARTINEZ GETTY IMAGES
Can the 2016 edition of the Fresno State team avoid in Nebraska the same fate that befell quarterback Jeff Grady and the rest of the Bulldogs in 2003 at Oklahoma? Fresno State piled up nearly twice as many first-half penalty yards (80) as offensive yards (43) in falling behind 38-0 en route to a 52-28 defeat. RONALD MARTINEZ GETTY IMAGES

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