"We expect that this announcement will be well received," Boeh 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."
The game is scheduled for Sept. 15, 2018. UCLA will play the game a week after traveling to Norman to play Oklahoma in the first of a home-and-home series between the Bruins and Sooners for 2018-19.
In 2014, Fresno State will play two Pac-12 opponents in back-to-back road games against USC and Utah. These high-profile West coast games present good opportunities for Fresno State to boost its profile on both the national level and in local recruiting battles.
UCLA holds a 6-2 lead in the series, though Fresno State notched the most recent victory with a 36-31 win in the Rose Bowl on Sept. 27, 2008. That game featured a nice catch-and-run touchdown from then-Bulldog running back Ryan Matthews.