Fresno State battle tested for stretch run

Originally Published: November 18, 2003
By Ed Graney | Special to
This is what Pat Hill coaches for, this kind of game against this kind of opponent at this time of year. Second-place Fresno State -- 7-4 overall and 5-1 in conference -- hosts first-place Boise State this week.

"This is a great opportunity for us," said Hill. "It's not very often this late in the season that you can play a game like this in your home stadium, one with a championship-type atmosphere and having everything on the line. We are really looking forward to it."