1989 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1989 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State wordmark.png
Big West champion
California Bowl champion
Conference Big West Conference
1989 record 11–1 (7–0 Big West)
Head coach Jim Sweeney (12th season)
Home stadium Bulldog Stadium
(Capacity: 30,000)
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Big West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Fresno State $ 7 0 0     11 1 0
Cal State Fullerton 5 2 0     6 4 1
San Jose State 5 2 0     6 5 0
Utah State 4 3 0     4 7 0
UNLV 3 4 0     4 7 0
Long Beach State 2 5 0     4 8 0
Pacific (CA) 2 5 0     2 10 0
New Mexico State 0 7 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented California State University, Fresno[note 1] during the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Big West Conference. The team was led by head coach Jim Sweeney, in his twelfth year, and played home games at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, California. They finished the 1989 season as champions of the Big West for the second consecutive year, with a record of eleven wins and one loss (11–1, 7–0 Big West).

Fresno State earned their fourth Division I-A postseason bowl game after the 1989 season. They played the Mid-American Conference (MAC) champion Ball State Cardinals in the ninth annual California Bowl in Bulldog Stadium on December 9. The Bulldogs lengthened their Division I-A Bowl unbeaten streak to four games by beating Ball State, 27–6.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 2 Utah* Bulldog StadiumFresno, California W 52–22   34,926
September 9 Montana* Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, California W 52–37   33,710
September 16 at Pacific (CA) Stagg Memorial StadiumStockton, California W 27–14[1]   4,735
September 23 Long Beach State[note 2] Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, California W 52–0[2]   35,102
October 7 Oregon State* Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, California W 35–18   35,164
October 14 at Utah State Romney StadiumLogan, Utah W 34–7[3]   13,137
October 21 Cal State Fullerton Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, California W 33–19   32,135
October 28 UNLV Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, California W 31–17[4]   32,302
November 4 San Jose State No. 25 Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, California (Rivalry) W 31–30[5]   35,353
November 11 at New Mexico State No. 24 Aggie Memorial StadiumLas Cruces, New Mexico W 45–5[6]   4,826
November 18 at New Mexico* No. 23 University StadiumAlbuquerque, New Mexico L 22–45   12,668
December 14 Ball State* Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, California (California Bowl) W 27–6   31,610
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1990 NFL Draft.[10][11]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
James Williams Defensive back 1 16 Buffalo Bills
Ron Cox Linebacker 2 33 Chicago Bears
Dwight Pickens Wide receiver 8 220 San Francisco 49ers
Terry Cook Defensive end 9 224 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Myron Jones Defensive back 11 304 Los Angeles Raiders

The following finished their college career in 1989, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.

Player Position First NFL team
Rich Bartlewski Tight end 1990 Los Angeles Raiders

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.
  2. ^ The official name of Long Beach State has been California State University, Long Beach since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Long Beach State.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Football". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 18, 1989. p. III-18. Retrieved April 21, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 24, 1989. p. III-21. Retrieved April 21, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Big West". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 15, 1989. p. C-18. Retrieved April 21, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Mike Hiserman (October 29, 1989). "Santa Clara Slips Past CS Northridge, 21-22". The Los Angeles Times (Valley ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. C-21. Retrieved April 21, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Big West Summaries". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 5, 1989. p. C21. Retrieved April 21, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Big West". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 12, 1989. p. C19. Retrieved April 21, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ "Fresno State 1989 Schedule". Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017. 
  10. ^ "1990 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.