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Derek Carr, No. 16 Fresno St. try to wrap up perfect regular season with win at San Jose St.

Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter gave his players ear plugs early in the season to tune out any outside noise about BCS standings or anything else out of their control.

Never was that more important than this week when the 16th-ranked Bulldogs prepared to wrap up a perfect regular season by winning at San Jose State on Friday.

DeRuyter says "if you start worrying about the end result, we'll get distracted."

One day after celebrating the clinching of a spot in the Mountain West title game, the Bulldogs (10-0, 7-0) were greeted with the news that they fell one spot in the BCS standings to 16th and Northern Illinois jumped two spots to 14th.