Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium - Oxford, MS
When: September 25, 2010
Even before former Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli walked on at Ole Miss, this game was one to watch.
In addition to clinching a third straight bowl berth last season, Fresno State continued to build on their past competitiveness with high-profile programs.
The Bulldogs most famously went toe-to-toe with the Matt Leinart and the USC Trojans in a 50-42 offensive shootout in 2005 and last season, they took both Wisconsin (lost 34-31 OT) and Cincinnati (lost 28-20) down to the wire.
However, Fresno State will have their work cut out for them facing a quarterback of Masoli's caliber.
For the Pac-10 Champions last season, Masoli passed for 2,147 yards and 15 touchdowns and ran for 668 more yards and 13 touchdowns.
While Houston Nutt probably wants to start recruiting and signing elite quarterbacks from the get-go, having stars like Jevan Snead and Masoli transfer to Ole Miss not only helps the Rebels on the field, but in the recruiting world as well.
Whether or not the "Masoli Experiment" succeeds, this season will be an interesting one in Oxford.