FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Fresno State fans sold out Bulldog Stadium on Saturday for the Bulldogs’ big game against Boise State.
As crowds dressed in Fresno State gear thronged Bulldog Stadium for the Bulldogs’ big game against Boise, fans like Tony Salazar said it was a game they weren’t going to miss.
“We all go out, we don’t miss this, we cancel quinceaneras to come to this game,” Salazar said.
Salazar said the rivalry with Boise goes back as far as he can remember.
“Boise is Boise, and the people of Fresno resent Boise and the team, and again, 20 years ago, they don’t think about it, but we do,” Salazar.
He wears his custom autographed Bulldog emblem around his neck for good luck.
“Devante Adams, Derrek Carr, it’s just me, I like my players to know I’m there for them,” Salazar explained.
Bulldog Stadium can hold nearly 40,000 fans, and Saturday’s sold-out game was packed.
Joseph Zamora and Alejandra Garcia were among those fans.
“It’s exciting, we play at Boise State, it’s always a good game, it’s always one of the best rivalries.”
Zamora said even with the sold-out crowd, there was still one person missing.
“My son, Nick Zamora, he’s overseas right now, he’s in the United States Air Force, he’s a firefighter, and you know what I love you son and I wish you you be here,” Zamora said.