The Fresno State Bulldogs have added future football games against Alabama, Minnesota, and UCLA, FSU Director of Athletics Jim Bartko has announced.
Fresno State will travel to take on Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa on Sept. 9, 2017. The game will be the first meeting between the two schools.
The Bulldogs will begin a home-and-home series with the Minnesota Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sept. 8, 2018. Fresno State will then host Minnesota at Bulldog Stadium the following season on Sept. 7, 2019.
Fresno State and Minnesota will be meeting on the gridiron for the first time when they square off in 2018.
The Bulldogs have also added a future game at the UCLA Bruins. The two will meet at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sept. 18, 2021.
Fresno State and UCLA have met eight times on the football field. The Bruins hold a 6-2 advantage in the series, but the Bulldogs won the last two meetings in 2003 (17-9) and 2008 (36-31).
“These games reflect our future scheduling philosophy as we look to find consistency over a 10-year period where we can create opportunities to bring in necessary income for the athletic department while also being able to showcase Fresno State football across the country,” Bartko said. “We will always look to balance our schedules with a mix of big-time opponents coming into Bulldog Stadium for the Red Wave to see.”
Fresno State Future Non-Conference Opponents
- 09/18 – at UCLA