Fresno State to play at UCLA in 2018

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

Fresno State will travel to the Rose Bowl in 2018 to play UCLA.

Fresno State and UCLA have agreed to a one-game event in the Rose Bowl on Sept. 15, 2018. This is the ninth-ever meeting between these schools -- never in Fresno, California -- with Fresno State winning the past two, but UCLA has a 6-2 record overall. Unfortunately, for Fresno State there will be no return trip to the Valley.

The last time these two teams met was nearly a decade ago in when a 25th ranked Fresno State team won 36-31 and were led by quarterback Tom Brandstater, who had three touchdown passes. Plus, running back Ryan Mathews rushed for 166 yards on 21 carries plus a pair of touchdowns, one on the ground and one in the air.

This is a big time non-conference game for Fresno State to add to their 2018 schedule now that UCLA is on the uptick ever since Jim L. Mora took over the program.

Fresno State athletic director Thomas Boeh is excited for this matchup:

"We expect that this announcement will be well received," Boeh a said. "Contracting this game with UCLA reflects our continued commitment to maintain a non-conference schedule that is balanced, while including competition with the nation's elite programs."

This addition of UCLA gives Fresno State three non-conference games in 2018. The other two are hosting Idaho on Sept. 1 and also Toledo on Sept. 29.

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