With the Bulldogs’ Tyeler Davison, there’s no hole in the middle of the d-line

A week ago at New Mexico, Tyeler Davision, the Fresno State Bulldogs’ sophomore, played a ton of snaps at nose guard. He didn’t have to deal with double-teams as he has much of the season when defending the Lobos’ triple-option offense, but he likely will see more than a few on Saturday when the Bulldogs take on Hawaii in a Mountain West Conference game.

Still, defensive coordinator Nick Toth, short options across the line with Anthony Williams out for the season following foot surgery and Andy Jennings questionable with an ankle injury, has no doubt Davison will be able to shoulder a heavy load.

He might not have to – Hawaii has struggled to do much on offense, ranking 97th of 120 bowl subdivision teams in scoring, 103rd in rushing and 114th in total offense.

But Davison definitely is capable of playing a high number of snaps.

‘’He’s playing 80 to 85 percent of the snaps right now. That was different when Andy played – Andy didn’t play this past week,’’ said Toth, who has helped turn around the Bulldogs’ defense. ‘’But we’ll play Tyeler all day. He’s in great shape. We’ll play him all day and he wants to play.

‘’He hasn’t had any issues at all. He’s better in the fourth quarter. We dominated that second half (at New Mexico) and he was at his best in the second half. I feel totally comfortable with that kid playing all day long.’’