Darryl Rogers, who coached Michigan State to a share of the Big Ten title in 1978 and later took the helm for the Detroit Lions, has died. He was 83. Rogers also coached at Arizona State, Fresno State and San Jose State.
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Fresno State has hired Terry Tumey as athletic director. Turney spent the previous 2 1/2 years as athletic director at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
- Former MSU, ASU and Lions coach Rogers dies
- Fresno State hires Tumey as athletic director
- Auburn, Wisconsin debut in CFP; Clemson first
- Ex-Beavers QB McMaryion off to Fresno State
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Hearing Fresno State likely will promote linebackers coach Bert Watts to defensive coordinator, replacing Orlondo Steinauer, who is leaving for an assistant position with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Fresno State ranked 10th nationally in scoring defense in 2017. Watts served as UC-Davis defensive coordinator from 2013 to 2016.
Adam Rittenberg and Chris Low look back on Fresno State's win in the Hawaii Bowl and Army getting to 10 wins on the season. Plus, they share their thoughts on Josh Rosen's comments about sitting out bowl games, the future of Bill Snyder and more.
Marcus McMaryion threw for a career-best 342 yards and Jimmy Camacho made four field goals to help Fresno State beat Houston 33-27 on Sunday in the Hawaii Bowl.
Brett Rypien threw for 246 yards and led a fourth-quarter comeback to help Boise State beat No. 25 Fresno State 17-14 on Saturday night in the Mountain West championship game.
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Fresno State has arrived for the Mountain West Championship game vs Boise State - Tonight at 7:45 ET on ESPN
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Boise State equipment crew finishing up prep for the Mountain West Championship game tonight at 7:45 ET on ESPN
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
Fresno State's Jeff Tedford was named the Mountain West Coach of the Year after leading the Bulldogs to a 9-3 record, including a 7-1 mark in conference play. Last year, before Tedford arrived, Fresno State went 1-11 and did not beat an FBS opponent.
Defending champion Clemson is back at No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings ahead of Oklahoma at No. 3 and CFP newcomers Auburn (No. 2) and Wisconsin (No. 4).
One of our experts expects the Bulldogs to face off against an MAC opponent in Idaho, while the other sees Fresno State traveling to Las Vegas for a matchup with a Pac-12 foe.
Marcus McMaryion threw for 332 yards and two touchdowns and Fresno State beat No. 25 Boise State 28-17 on Saturday in a preview of the Mountain West title game.
FPI gives Boise edge in first of 'doubleheader'
The Mountain West division winners will meet Saturday afternoon at Jim Sweeney Field, then clash again in the league championship game next weekend. Boise State's seven-game winning streak is tied for fifth-longest in the FBS.
Marcus McMaryion threw for 186 yards and a touchdown, and Fresno State clinched a spot in the Mountain West title game by beating short-handed Wyoming 13-7 on a cold and windy Saturday.
Marcus McMaryion threw four touchdown passes, including two to KeeSean Johnson, to help Fresno State beat Hawaii 31-21 on Saturday night.
Jordan Mims rushed for two touchdowns to help Fresno State beat BYU 20-13 Saturday night.