Bulldog pride
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Bulldog fever has its grip on Fresno

Bulldog pride
Brian Boever eats off the hood of his custom Cadillac as fans flock to Bulldog Stadium to tailgate and cheer the undefeated Fresno State football team.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Bulldogs’ leader
Fresno State football Coach Tim DeRuyter leads the team into Bulldog Stadium hours before taking on Nevada.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Men in black
Fresno State players take the field in the second half against Nevada on Blackout Night, when Bulldogs players and fans alike wear black.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Halftime show
Fresno State dance team members unfurl an American flag during halftime against Nevada at Bulldog Stadium.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Leading the charge
Quarterback Derek Carr cheers after a touchdown drive against Nevada. Carr ranks third in the nation in passing yards this season. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Fresno fanatic
Flamboyant fan Johnny Hernandez cheers the Fresno State football team during the Bulldogs’ recent 45-23 rout of Nevada.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Enthusiastic fans
A pizza giveaway inspires cheers among Fresno State fans, including one very young Bulldogs backer.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Backing the Bulldogs
A shirtless fan shows off a bulldog tattoo as Fresno State plays Nevada at Bulldog Stadium.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Reaching out
Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr high-fives a fan as he leaves the field at halftime against Nevada.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Prayer circle
Quarterback Derek Carr (4) leads a prayer circle at the 50-yard line after Fresno State beat Nevada, 41-23, at Bulldog Stadium.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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