Fresno State Football

Mountain West champion Fresno State has home dates set, including one Friday night

Bulldogs end spring practice with a look forward to arranging the depth chart

Fresno State head football coach Jeff Tedford welcomed fans to enjoy a beautiful day on the last practice of the spring practice at Bulldog Stadium. Next up: strategizing the depth chart.
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Fresno State head football coach Jeff Tedford welcomed fans to enjoy a beautiful day on the last practice of the spring practice at Bulldog Stadium. Next up: strategizing the depth chart.

The Fresno State Bulldogs’ home football schedule this fall is set with one game moved to a Friday to accommodate national television.

The Bulldogs, the defending Mountain West Conference champions, open the season on Aug. 31 at USC. Their home opener is the following Saturday, Sept. 7 against Minnesota.

The other home dates are Sacramento State on Sept. 21, UNLV on Oct. 18, Colorado State on Oct. 26, Utah State on Nov. 9 and Nevada on Nov. 23.

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Fresno State coach Jeff Tedford is 11-1 at Bulldog Stadium in two seasons at his alma mater. The Bulldogs last season were 12-2 and won a Mountain West Conference championship and the Las Vegas Bowl. CRAIG KOHLRUSS Fresno Bee file

The game against UNLV will be played on a Friday, the change part of the Mountain West national television package that was announced on Thursday.

Fresno State had eight of its 10 available games selected by CBS Sports Network or ESPN Networks – a road game at San Diego State on Nov. 15 also was moved to a Friday. Additional broadcasts by AT&T SportsNet, Spectrum Sports (Hawai’i), and Stadium will be announced in the coming months.

Time and television for the two non-conference road games will be determined by the host institutions’ conference.

The Minnesota game will kick off at 7:30 p.m., and be televised by CBS Sports Network. Kick times also are set for home games against UNLV (7 p.m.) and Utah State (4 p.m.) as well as the Oct. 12 road game at Air Force (4 p.m.) and Nov. 15 game at San Diego State (6:30 p.m.).

Kick times for home games against Colorado State on Oct. 26 and Nevada on Nov. 23 and a road game at San Jose State on Nov. 30 on the ESPN Networks will determined during the season.

Fresno State TV schedule

Aug. 31, at USC, TBA

Sept. 7, Minnesota 7:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Sept. 21, Sacramento State, TBA

Sept. 28, at New Mexico State, TBA

Oct. 12 at Air Force 4 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Oct. 18, UNLV 7 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Oct. 26, Colorado State TBA, ESPN Networks

Nov. 2, at Hawaii, TBA

Nov. 9, Utah State, 4 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Nov. 15, at San Diego State, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2

Nov. 23, Nevada, TBA, ESPN Networks

Nov. 30, at San Jose State, TBA, ESPN Networks

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