The Fresno State Bulldogs are looking to shake up the BCS this season and for the final game of the year the team will face off against the San Jose State Spartans at Spartan Stadium in California and the game will be live at 3:30 pm on TV from the CBS Sports Network and streaming online and the matchup is the last game of the year for the Dogs and could shake up the Mountain West if the team is upset by SJSU.
The game comes after the Bulldogs had a huge win against New Mexico last week and the team scored 69 points in the win while Derek Carr threw for seven touchdowns to set a school record and he has been very impressive this season, tossing 39 touchdowns and he has nearly 4,000 yards passing and he should surpass that on Friday. The game is a big one for Fresno State, as they need to keep trying to rise in the rankings to get into BCS consideration and they could get in if they finish ahead of an automatic qualifier and they are one of a handful of teams left undefeated in the nation, including Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State and Northern Illinois and that makes this game even more anticipated. The Huskies are ahead of the Bulldogs now, but depending on how things shake out, they could get in if someone falls behind out of one of the bigger conferences and San Jose State and quarterbacks David Fales would love nothing more than to knock off the Bulldogs.
Carr has made a name for himself at the school where his brother set records and last week he was fantastic in the win against New Mexico with 522 yards passing and now the team is looking to get to 11-0 for the first time in school history and the passing attack is ranked second in the nation in passing yards per game and they are going up against a Sartans secondary that has been very good against the pass. San Jose State has been good against the air attack, but on the ground they have been terrible and that includes over 700 yards that the team has given up over the past two games and the bulk of that came against Navy in a thrilling triple overtime game on Friday and Fales will try his best to keep his team in it and he is coming in after passing for 440 yards in the loss against Navy.
Fales was a dark horse Heisman candidate coming into the season and now the Spartans will try and pull off an upset and they are coming into the matchup on a three games losing streak and those games have been tough to swallow and before that the team won four games in a row and they come in scoring just under 30 points per game and it could be a shootout on Friday. The team comes in ranked in the top 10 in passing yards per game with over 330 yards passing per game and the conference standings has Fresno State in position to play against Utah State in the Mountain West conference title game and if the Spartans can get past Fresno State, it should put the Bulldogs in a good spot still, as they have already defeated San Diego State and they are second in the division behind Fresno. Carr is the biggest key to the game and this could be one of the best quarterback matchups with Fales on the other side.