Cal plays Fresno State tonight, and the Bulldogs just might have a claim for unluckiest team in the nation right now. The sport an ugly 1-6 record vs. D1 competition, but those 6 losses include three overtime losses and a 1 point loss to Cal State Northridge. In another universe the Bulldogs are 5-2 with respectable losses to Oregon and St. Mary’s, plus a solid road win over Utah State.
But regardless of the record, Fresno State is very much in the Pepperdine/USF/Santa Clara mold of solid-but-beatable mid-majors. Because this one is at home, this game is basically a coin flip, and hopefully things look more like the Pepperdine game and less like the Santa Clara game.