During this morning’s Zoom session with reporters, Fresno State head coach Kalen DeBoer announced that Jake Haener would start at quarterback against Hawaii in Saturday’s season opener at Bulldog Stadium.
Haener beat out Ben Wooldridge, who threw six passes in 2019.
Haener is a junior who redshirted in 2019 after transferring from Washington. In a limited role in 2018, Haener completed 69% of his passes for 107 yards and a touchdown. Haener was most effective in the fourth quarter, during which he was 9-for-11 for a QB rating of 193.53.
Saturday’s game, in a stadium without fans, will mark DeBoer’s debut as the Bulldogs’ head coach.