The Associated Press

FRESNO, Calif. -- Fresno State head coach Pat Hill said Tuesday that three players did not join the team for the trip to the Humanitarian Bowl because they violated rules.

Hill said linebacker Kyle Knox, receiver Matt Lindsay and linebacker Daniel Salinas did not accompany the team for the bowl game in Boise, Idaho.

Knox is second on the team with 74 tackles. Lindsay has 14 catches for 208 yards.

The Bulldogs play Northern Illinois on Saturday.