Later today, the Spartans will renew their rivalry with Fresno State. This game has been much anticipated since both teams’ schedules were released before the start of the season. The game is on Black Friday and is nationally televised on CBS Sports Network. The game also pits two rivals against each other. Adding to the hype is the fact that Fresno State is good. Really good. The Bulldogs are ranked #16 in the BCS and a win ensures them an undefeated season and a possible BCS Bowl game berth. For San Jose State, they must win to have any shot at a bowl.
The game is the perfect storm for a memorable contest. Although San Jose State would only be 6-6 with a victory tomorrow, that would likely be enough for them to be selected to a bowl game. Win and the Spartans are likely in. Lose and it is official, their season is over. As for Fresno State, a win may be their ticket into one of the big BCS bowl games. A loss and they’re just another college football team that goes bowling. The stakes are huge. It should also be noted that the other two times San Jose State faced a ranked Fresno State team, they won both contests. This could also be quarterback David Fales last game as a Spartan, and his last at Spartan Stadium. The game is being dubbed the Valley Cup Rivalry. A San Jose State victory could be one of the biggest in recent memory at Spartan Stadium. Kickoff is set for 12:30 PM.