Fresno State vs. Hawai`i Postgame Notes
Oct. 25, 2002
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.