The 1951 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented Fresno State College—now known as California State University, Fresno—as an independent during the 1951 college football season. Led by Duke Jacobs in his second and final season as head coach, the Bulldogs compiled a record of 5–5. Fresno State played home games at Ratcliffe Stadium on the campus of Fresno City College in Fresno, California.
|1951 Fresno State Bulldogs football|
|Home stadium||Ratcliffe Stadium|
|1951 Western college football independents records|
|No. 14 San Francisco||–||9||–||0||–||0|
|San Jose State||–||2||–||7||–||1|
|Cal Poly San Dimas||–||1||–||6||–||0|
|Rankings from AP Poll|
|September 22||Cal Aggies||W 27–0||2,000|
|September 29||Pepperdine||W 33–14||8,945|
|October 6||San Jose State||L 6–32||11,155|
|October 12||Santa Barbara||L 22–23||6,152|
|October 20||Cal Poly||W 42–19||6,427|
|October 27||Occidental||W 27–6||6,393|
|November 3||San Diego State||L 7–13||8,121|||
|November 10||at Whittier||W 28–0||3,500|
|November 17||at North Texas State||L 0–62||5,000|||
|November 24||San Francisco State||L 7–20||5,433|
- Howard Hagen (November 4, 1951). "Aztecs Subdue Fresno, 13 to 7". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-2.
- "North Texas State slaughters FSC Bulldogs, 62 to 0". The Fresno Bee. November 18, 1951. Retrieved November 5, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.