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Helmuth Earns Bulldogs’ Fourth MW Defensive Player of the Week Honor This Season

FRESNO – Fresno State junior linebacker George Helmuth was named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. It is his first career player of the week honor.  Helmuth is the third Bulldog to receive MW Defensive Player of the Week honors this season and it is the fourth award overall. Juju Jughes (Oct. 9) and Jeffrey Allison (Oct. 23/Nov. 6) earned the league's weekly honor earlier this season. With four Bulldogs receiving MW Defensive Player of the Week awards, Fresno State has received the most MW weekly defensive honors in one season since 2012.
 
The Valley native played a crucial role in Fresno State's 13-7 win at Wyoming this past Saturday that guaranteed the Bulldogs a date with Boise State in the Mountain West championship game on Dec. 2. The junior led Fresno State with a career-high 11 tackles (seven solo) and recovered a critical fumble for one of the two turnovers the defense gained in the win.


Fresno State Football: ‘Dogs Capture West Division Crown in Laramie

LARAMIE, Wyo. – Earmarked as a game that would be a defensive battle, it lived up to the hype as Fresno State outlasted Wyoming 13-7 on a sub-freezing day at War Memorial Stadium on Saturday.  With the win, Fresno State (8-3, 6-1 MW) captured its third West Division title in the last five seasons. The win also guaranteed the Bulldogs a date with Boise State in the Mountain West championship game on Dec. 2. The host site is still to be determined.
 
"I can't be prouder of this team," said head coach Jeff Tedford. "And I can't be happier for them. The turnaround that they've made, the belief and confidence, the hard work they've put in, the coaching staff has done a phenomenal job. It's a great feeling when all the hard work pays off."

Tedford Named Collegiate Coach of the Year Semifinalist

PHILADELPHIA – Fresno State head coach Jeff Tedford was named a 2017 semifinalist for the George Munger College Coach of the Year Award on Thursday, which is presented yearly by the Maxwell Football Club. The list includes a field of 16 candidates for the award who have been selected by the MFC National Selection Committee.
 
In Tedford's first year leading his alma mater, the Bulldogs (7-3, 5-1 MW) own the nation's best win improvement (+6) and are seeking a berth into the Mountain West Championship game this Saturday with a win at Wyoming. If Fresno State wins, it will tie the program record for win improvement set in 1929, and will claim their first MW West Division title since 2014.

Bulldog Wrestling Makes Exciting Return to the Valley in Front of the Third-largest Crowd in Program History

FRESNO - In front of the third-largest crowd in program history, Fresno State Wrestling made its return to the Valley on Friday night in front of 6,840 fans at the Save Mart Center as the Bulldogs fell 33-10 to No. 14 Illinois. "It is a start. I talked to the team before the match and I told them I wanted to see hustle, effort and fight. I thought that I saw that for the most part," said head coach Troy Steiner.

Starting off the night at 125 pounds, the Fighting Illini got on the scoreboard quickly with a pin by sophomore Travis Piotrowski in 1:04 of the 'Dogs Sean Williams to take a quick 6-0 lead in the dual.

Bulldogs Fight Back Before Falling 83-75 at Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Despite making late push in the second half, the Fresno State men's basketball team lost 83-75 at Arkansas on Friday night inside spirited Bud Walton Arena.  Fresno State (2-1) battled back from a 19-point second half deficit to within six in the final minute before falling to Arkansas (3-0), who have made the second round of the NCAA Tournament in two of the last seasons.
 
The Bulldogs relentlessly kept battling and saw sophomore forward Bryson Williams step up with a career night on the road in SEC country.  Williams scored a career-high 22 points while making 11 of his 15 field goal attempts and pulling down nine rebounds.


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