Idaho vs Fresno State : It has been 251 days since the Fresno State Bulldogs’ last game, and now the wait is finally over. Fresno State will kick off the 2018 season Saturday, Sept. 1, versus Idaho at 7 p.m. PT. The season opener is the Bulldogs’ only game of the season that has not been claimed by ESPN, CBS Sports Network of FS1, but Stadium will be broadcasting the game via Facebook.
NCAA Football 2018 Week-1
Idaho vs Fresno State
Date : Saturday, September 1
Start Time : 10:00 PM ET
What a difference one year can make. Heading into Saturday’s season opener, the expectations surrounding the Fresno State Bulldogs have become sky high, which means that posting a big win over an FCS team might be a modest footnote on the way to bigger and better things.
Idaho, however, may have left the FBS behind but remain at least a cut above the likes of Sacramento State and Incarnate Word, the beaten FCS opponents of past home openers, for now.
Here’s what Fresno State can do to get 2018 off on the right foot and beat Idaho.
The Vandals should be a decent litmus test for perhaps the biggest question to follow Fresno State this offseason. They have a guard, Noah Johnson, who was a second-team all-Sun Belt selection last year and has earned a couple of FCS all-American nods more recently, and all three starters (Johnson, Conner Vrba, and Sean Tulette) back on the line’s interior.
A pair of former Sandpoint Bulldogs will see action on Saturday night when the Idaho Vandals kick off the football season at Fresno State of the Mountain West Conference.
Carlos Collado, a 6-4, 275 pounder who is listed as an offensive lineman in the media guide, is currently playing tight end and fullback, and could see action at either spot in the opener. He switched from No. 69 to No. 43, for eligibility purposes.