Fresno State vs. Hawai`i Postgame Notes

Oct. 25, 2002

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  • The victory is Hawai'i's first ever at Bulldog Stadium and first in Fresno since 1973. Fresno State still leads the all-time series 18-16-1.

  • The crowd of 37,615 was the smallest at Bulldog Stadium since Oct. 23, 1999, when Fresno State drew 36,405 for a 24-23 overtime win over UTEP.

  • Tonight's loss was just the third home conference loss under Hill. Fresno State is 20-3 at home in WAC games.

  • The Bulldogs trailed at halftime of a game at Bulldog Stadium for the first time since Sept. 26, 1998, when Fresno State was down to Nevada 14-7 at the break. The Bulldogs lost that game 27-24.

  • Dee Meza's blocked punt for a touchdown was Fresno State's first blocked punt of the year. It marked the 37th time in the Pat Hill Era the Bulldogs have blocked a punt or kick. It was also Meza's first career touchdown.

  • Meza's play was also the 13th time since Hill took over in 1997 the Bulldogs have scored a special teams TD and the fifth punt or kick they have blocked and returned for a score.

  • Duncan Reid finished with four catches for 47 yards. His four catches ties a career high.

  • Four of Jason Simpson's five punts were downed inside the 20, and three were inside the 5.

  • The five sacks Fresno State allowed were a season high.

  • Marque Davis' touchdown grab was the ninth of his career.

  • Tyrone Culver's fourth quarter interception was the first of his career.

  • Fresno State scored just seven points in the first half, tying a season low.

  • Hawai'i's six points scored in the first half was a season low for the opening 20 minutes.

  • Fresno State's 13 penalties were a season high. It marked the fourth time in 2002 the Bullldogs have posted a double-figure total in penalties.


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