FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --At long last we are finally here, no longer are we talking about practice, we are talking now game week. It is Nebraska week for the Fresno State Bulldogs, and we know Chason Virgil will be the starting QB for the 'Dogs when they go into Lincoln. Now, it's all about preparing for the Cornhuskers.
Full Press Conference
"We're excited about the game this week," Fresno State football head coach Tim DeRuyter said. "When you've been banging heads for three weeks, when you're in camp mode, it tends to be a grind, we finally get a chance to get into game week and focus on an opponent and what a great opportunity and challenge we will have this week."
The challenge comes in the form of the Nebraska Cornhuskers out of the BIG 10 - a team the Bulldogs are 0-2 against all-time with the last meeting a 55-19 loss at Bulldog Stadium in 2014.
"It's a game I'd like to forget," wide receiver Aaron Peck said. "Just having that in the back of my mind it makes me mad knowing that we played horrible that game and it just makes me that more anxious to play well."
Along with erasing memories of the 2014 Nebraska game, the 'Dogs are putting last season's 3-9 record in the rear view mirror.
"This is one of those legacy games," DeRuyter said. "We have a legacy of playing anybody, anytime, anywhere. That's one of the reason's you come to Fresno State is to play in these types of games. This year's team is making a point to make a mark on this season and let the fans know this is not last year's Fresno State team, this is 2016."
And spoken like a true head coach, DeRuyter said winning the turnover battle will go a long way in deciding who wins the game.