The Fresno State Bulldogs are coming back to the LA Coliseum, as the Trojans have added the Mountain West school to the 2014 non-conference schedule.
The last time Fresno State came down the 99 to the 5 to play the Trojans was in 2005, in what was one of the most historic games ever at the Coliseum. Reggie Bush set a Pac-12 record with 513 all-purpose yards, including an incredible run where he stopped on a dime before cutting back across the field a la O.J. Simpson circa 1967.
Fresno State had billed the game as the most important game in their school’s history, as it was their first ever trip to the Coliseum and it happened to be against the most hyped offense in college football history, all while Fresno State came into the game with an 8-1 record, ranked 16th in the AP Poll.
The Bulldogs brought a 1-0 lifetime record against the Trojans and upwards of 20,000 to 25,000 fans to the Coliseum. Pat Hill’s squad took the Trojans to the end, before Darnell Bing intercepted a Paul Pinegar pass in the endzone with 1:13 left, sealing 50-42 USC victory.
Fresno State joins the 2014 schedule which includes road games at Boston College, Stanford, Arizona and Utah. USC will host games against Cal, UCLA, Arizona State, Colorado and Notre Dame, while the location of games against Oregon State and Washington State have yet to be determined. Either way, it’ll be first time the Trojans will have seven home games since 2011, and just the fifth time since 1978.