Fresno State Bulldogs Gear Up For Las Vegas Bowl

For the first time since 1999, the Fresno State Bulldogs are gearing up for "The 2013 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl".

Organizers rolled out the red carpet for a formal reception, along Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.{} The boys enjoyed a steak dinner as family, friends and fans grabbed a front row seat in the background.

"Go Bulldogs, go Bulldogs, go Bulldogs," cheered on a group of fans.

The support was everywhere as fans young and old made the trip down to root the boys on.

Mark Jensen, fan and father of tight-end Marsel Jensen, drove in eight hours from northern California for the big game.

"For me as a dad it's bittersweet because it's his last game as a Bulldog. I have been to all of his games ever since he started playing at home and away. {}It is going to be sad not to have a bulldog game to go to anymore, but for him, I am excited for his accomplishments, and that he gets to play USC" said Jensen.

The Bulldogs will play the USC Trojans on Saturday.{}