Gameday Preview: San Jose State vs. Stanford

Later tonight the Spartans will take on the Stanford Cardinal in a game televised by the Pac-12 network. The contest will give San Jose State some national exposure and provide an opportunity to crack the Top 25. This is a small risk, big reward game for the Spartans. If they win, it is probably the biggest win in school history. The team will also be officially on the map as a national power and may even get some talking about a BCS Bowl berth. Even if the Spartans lose, a tightly contested contest could garner additional votes for the Top 25.

Stanford is good; very good. They are ranked #5 in the nation for a reason and the contest being played in Palo Alto probably won’t help San Jose State. Last year though the Cardinal escaped with a 20-17 victory over the Spartans. San Jose State is also a good team. Are they better than last year’s #21 ranked squad? Time will tell. The Spartans have one of the best quarterbacks in the nation in David Fales leading the way, so anything is possible on the Stanford campus tonight. My prediction: Stanford drives down the field to score four times, while the Spartans only score on three occasions. However, all of San Jose State’s scores will be touchdowns, Stanford’s will not.

Final score: San Jose State 21 Stanford 20.