Fresno State defensive end Andy Jennings still in the club, but his ankle is much improved

Fresno State defensive end Andy Jennings still is practicing with a club-like cast on his broken hand, but the fact that he is practicing this week, before the Bulldogs’ biggest game of the year, is a huge plus.

The 280-pound junior was limited to only two plays at New Mexico coming back from an ankle injury, then missed the following week against Hawaii before returning to the starting lineup at Nevada. And he adds a play-making ability to the line as Fresno State prepares to face the option attack of the Air Force, tied for second on the team with 10 tackles for loss for a minus-53 yards including 4.5 sacks.

‘’Other than his club, yeah, he’s moving around pretty good,” Coach Tim DeRuyter said. ”We need him. He’s played well for us all year. He’s been banged up. Last week, having that off, I think really helped him and he’s starting to feel pretty good.’’