Last Saturday night Spartan Stadium was filled with fireworks, both off the field and on. With eight seconds left quarterback David Fales rushed into the end zone for the winning touchdown as the Spartans defeated the Wyoming Cowboys and moved above .500 for the first time since the first week of the season.Things looked dire on homecoming night as San Jose State found itself down 16-0 in the first quarter and 30-14 early in the third quarter. However it was the third quarter where the game turned and the Spartans scored three touchdowns. David Fales passed for an astonishing 482 yards and five touchdowns. He also had help from Tyler Winston, Billy Freeman and Chandler Jones, who all gained over 100 yards receiving on the game. Jarrod Lawson also added 128 rushing yards to help the Spartans score 51 points in the game.
Despite the video game statistics this contest provided, the true wow moment came when Freshman Tight End Billy Freeman hurdled OVER a Wyoming defender after catching a Fales pass. As the play developed it appeared Freeman would simple lower his shoulder and barrel ahead for extra yardage. Instead the athletic Freeman literally climbed the ladder, hurdling over a Wyoming defender who was as close as a defender could be to standing straight up while being in a proper defensive position. The acrobatics wowed the crowd and stunned Wyoming. It was maybe the most incredible play I’ve ever seen at a live football game, and easily the most memorable play for the San Jose State offense this season. That play, as well as the Spartans first touchdown on a ball off the fingertips of a Wyoming defender into Chandler Jones hands, may be a sign of things finally turning in the Spartans favor. The team heads to Las Vegas next with a three game winning streak and their swagger back. Stay tuned.