This Day in Bulldog History: November 21st

Bulldog Sports

TUCSON, Ariz. (KSEE) – Interestingly enough, Fresno State both began and ended the 1981 football season by beating a Pac-10 team.

And almost by the same score.

The Bulldogs defeated Oregon in the opener, 23-16. They beat Arizona in the finale, 23-17.

In that game against the Wildcats, which took place on this day in history, November 21st, Ted Torosian ran for 149 yards. On defense, Steve Cordle had 15 tackles.

Cordle, a first team all-American that season, led the Bulldogs in tackles in 1981 with 101. He also tied for the team lead in interceptions with five.

Recording 15 tackles in one game is a Fresno State record. Ironically, the record was set the previous week by Kent Paine against Long Beach State! So Cordle tied the record, but it is a record that still stands 40 years later.

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