1991 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1991 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State wordmark.png
Big West co-champion
Conference Big West Conference
1991 record 10–2 (6–1 Big West)
Head coach Jim Sweeney (14th season)
Home stadium Bulldog Stadium
(Capacity: 30,000)
Seasons
← 1990
1992 →
1991 Big West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Fresno State + 6 1 0     10 2 0
San Jose State + 6 1 0     6 4 1
Utah State 5 2 0     5 6 0
Pacific (CA) 4 3 0     5 7 0
UNLV 2 5 0     4 7 0
Long Beach State 2 5 0     2 9 0
New Mexico State 2 5 0     2 9 0
Cal State Fullerton 1 6 0     2 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1991 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented California State University, Fresno[note 1] during the 1991 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 14th year, and they played their home games at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, California. They finished the 1991 season with a record of ten wins and two losses (10–2, 6–1 Big West).

Fresno State earned their fifth Division I-A postseason bowl game after the 1991 season. They played the Mid-American Conference (MAC) champion Bowling Green in the 11th annual California Bowl in Bulldog Stadium on December 14. The Bulldogs were defeated by Bowling Green, 21–28, breaking their four-game Division I-A bowl win streak.

In the fourth game of the season, Fresno State scored a school record 94 points against the New Mexico, including 66 in the first half. Both of those marks are school records that still stand as of the end of the 2016 season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 7 Northern Illinois* Bulldog StadiumFresno, California W 35–7[1]   34,112
September 14 at Washington State* Martin StadiumPullman, Washington W 34–30   20,647
September 21 at Oregon State* Parker StadiumCorvallis, Oregon W 24–20[2]   22,047
October 5 New Mexico* Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, California W 94–17[3]   33,739
October 12 Long Beach State[note 2] Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, California W 42–14   33,083
October 19 at New Mexico State Aggie Memorial StadiumLas Cruces, New Mexico W 42–28[4]   11,287
October 26 UNLV Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, California W 48–22[5]   30,866
November 2 at Utah State No. 25 Romney StadiumLogan, Utah L 19–20   9,814
November 9 at Pacific (CA) Stagg Memorial StadiumStockton, California W 59–14[6]   11,289
November 16 Cal State Fullerton Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, California W 38–7[7]   31,081
November 23 San Jose State Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, California (Rivalry) W 31–28   40,513
December 14 Bowling Green* Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, California (California Bowl XI) L 21–28   34,877
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1992 NFL Draft.[11][12]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Marquez Pope Defensive back 2 33 San Diego Chargers
Tony Brown Defensive back 5 135 Houston Oilers
Mark Barsotti Quarterback 11 296 Miami Dolphins

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. ^ "Big West". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 8, 1991. p. C18. Retrieved April 21, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Pacific 10". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 22, 1991. p. C20. Retrieved April 21, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "College Football". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 7, 1991. p. C17. Retrieved April 21, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Big West". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 20, 1991. p. C22. Retrieved April 21, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Big West". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 27, 1991. 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 10, 1991. p. C20. Retrieved April 21, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ "College Football". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 18, 1991. p. C22. Retrieved April 21, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ "Fresno State 1991 Schedule". Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017. 
  11. ^ "1992 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.