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How Dominant Are 'Dogs at Home? You Might Be Surprised.



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Anything, of course, can happen on a given Saturday in college football.
But all indications point to 0-2 Fresno State getting its first victory of the season when the Bulldogs host (0-1) Sacramento State.

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Since Bulldog Stadium opened in 1980, Fresno State has enjoyed one of the most dominant home-field advantages in the country.
The oddsmakers favor Fresno State by three touchdowns. In addition, the Hornets have failed to beat the Bulldogs in three previous meetings and have never scored more than seven points in those games.
Moreover, Fresno State has throttled FSC opponents — which are limited to 63 scholarships —by an average of more than 32 points this decade. As a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision, Fresno State grants 85 scholarships. Meaning: Fresno State should dominate opponents such as Sacramento State.

Fresno State Wins Nearly 76% of the Time at Home

There’s another interesting stat that applies to this matchup, as well.
Since Bulldog Stadium opened in 1980, Fresno State has enjoyed one of the most dominant home-field advantages in the country.
In fact, the Bulldogs are 179-56-2 at home for a 75.9% winning percentage — 16th best in the country. That is No. 2 in the Mountain West, trailing only Boise State, which has won 82.7% of its games since Albertson Stadium opened in 1970.
And, the Bulldogs have been more successful at home than such traditional powers as  BYU, Nebraska, Florida State, Notre Dame, USC, Florida, Clemson, and Miami.
Who has the biggest home-field edge in the country?
Until this season, it was Alabama at 83.1%. But Old Dominion won its first game at its new stadium and will remain No. 1 until losing a home game.

Surrounding the Game

Bulldog Fiesta and AgFest: Celebrate the rich culture and Pride of The Valley.
Partnering with Univision to celebrate Hispanic Heritage throughout the Valley.
Free Bulldog Fiesta tailgate for the public in the Gray Lot with local celebrities, music, giveaways and lots of fun.
Family Fun Zone opens at 4 p.m. at Pete Beiden Field at Bob Bennett Stadium.
Fresno State March to Victory begins at 4:25 p.m. in the White Lot.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. During Happy Hour,  a hot dog and soda combo is $5 until kickoff.
Special grilled corn that will be available all game long as part of the Pride of the Valley Stadium Series.
Special mini Bulldog performance at halftime in honor of Spirit Fest.
Honor and thank all of the special teachers in our community making a difference in and out of the classroom.
2019 Top Dog award winners introduced at halftime.

Media Coverage

Watch (Online Only): Facebook, powered by Stadium (link)
Play-by-play: Ari Wolfe; Analyst: David Carr; Sideline: Dani Klupenger
Radio: 940 AM ESPN Radio
Gameday Live (4 p.m.); pregame show (6 p.m.)
• Play-by-Play: Paul Loeffler; analyst: Pat Hill; sideline: Cameron Worrell
Social media: Twitter: @FresnoStateFB | Instagram:@fresno_state_football | Facebook: Fresno State Athletics | YouTube: FresnoStateAthletics
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Pre-Game Notes

Complete Fresno State-Sacramento State games notes are at this link.