VIDEO: Fresno State Coach Tim DeRuyter press conference, part 3

Fresno State, which grabbed a share of the Mountain West Conference championship last Saturday with a victory over the Air Force, will have to wait a few more days before it learns its bowl destination.

It will be either the Las Vegas Bowl or the Hawaii Bowl, and Coach Tim DeRuyter discussed some of the options during part 3 of his weekly press conference. The Las Vegas Bowl gets its pick, and has narrowed the choices to Boise State and the Bulldogs.

Fresno State eyes Vegas and Mountain West title, while waiting bowl invite

Even if Fresno State wins Saturday against Air Force and captures at least a share of the Mountain West Conference title, don’t expect the Bulldogs to receive a bowl bid immediately after the game.

San Diego State (8-3, 6-1), which sports an identical record as Fresno State, plays at Wyoming and also will be playing for at least a share of the Mountain West title.

And Boise State (9-2, 6-1), which has a bye this week, plays at Nevada in two weeks with the Broncos’ chance for at least a shared conference title also on the line.

With so much title implications on the line, don’t expect bowl bids to be sent out until after the Boise State-Nevada finale on Dec. 1.

Fresno State administration’s preference is for the Bulldogs to play in the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl, athletic director Thomas Boeh said Monday evening. The Las Vegas Bowl, scheduled Dec. 22, pits the Mountain West’s top choice against the fifth selection from the Pac-12. Read more →