FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Fresno State football season has not gone according to plan. Entering the final four games of the year, the Bulldogs sit at 2-6 overall, but head coach Tim DeRuyter still believes there is a lot to play for, "Going forward were excited for a chance to restart the season."
The Bulldogs return action this Thursday, coming off a bye week, and will host Nevada in Mountain West play at Bulldog Stadium.
"Our charge to our team has been we are 0-0 this point, we are trying to 1-0 every single week. We had a good week of practice we started out Nevada prep on Saturday and we are Wednesday of game week right now," said DeRuyter.
The Bulldogs have beaten Nevada three times in a row and for the senior class there is no lack of motivation entering the stretch run.
"I just want to finish on a high note, this could potentially be my last 4 weeks playing football in my life, I want it to be the best. we're focused on today, we're focused on this week, but for the big picture, I want to go out with for straight wins," said senior defensive end Todd Hunt.
"When you prepare and grind for 12 months and you only get 12 opportunities, you relish each and every opportunity. Our challenge to our players is continue to fight, continue to bow up and become a better football player. It's your opportunity it's time to step up," said DeRuyter.
DeRuyter and the 'Dogs prepare for the stretch run