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. Continue reading
Tonight San Jose State takes on the Navy Midshipmen. This is a must win for the Spartans. Win and the Spartans have a good shot at being selected for a bowl game regardless of the result of their contest with Fresno State next week. A loss and the Spartans likely will not go bowling unless they pull off a major upset against the Bulldogs. This is a chance the Spartans do not want to take. Continue reading
Tomorrow night the Spartans welcome the Aztecs to San Jose in a big Mountain West game for both teams. The game is especially significant for San Jose State as the team needs only one more victory to become bowl eligible. Although the Spartans should be favored at home, San Diego State does pose a threat as they almost defeated Fresno State and last season played the Spartans tough. Continue reading
Tomorrow San Jose State travels to Sin City to take on the UNLV Rebels. This will be an interesting challenge for the Spartans as the Rebels have won 5 of 6 and need only one more victory to become bowl eligible. Last week UNLV picked up a huge win against rival Nevada, which could provide an opening for San Jose State to sneak up on a Rebel team that may be susceptible to a let down game. Continue reading
Well, it’s homecoming for San Jose State and the university is pulling out all the stops in the hopes of packing Spartan Stadium. The first 10,000 fans will either get a beanie or sunglasses. After the game there will be post-game fireworks. Oh yeah, the Spartans are also playing the Wyoming Cowboys amongst all the promotions.
After picking up a much needed win against Hawai’i, the Spartans now travel east to take on the Colorado State Rams. San José State will look to make it three straight victories against the Rams. This is another huge game for the Spartans and their quest to become bowl eligible. A win gets the men from San José back to .500 and indicates that they are poised to beat many of the teams still to come on their schedule. A loss and the Spartans may start digging a hole too big to get out of. Continue reading
The Spartans travel to Hawai’i to play the Rainbow Warriors late Saturday night (9PM PST). This is a must win game for San Jose State. There is no other way to put it. Hawai’i is 0-4 this season and may be the worst team in the Mountain West. The Warriors may also be much better than people think as they took Fresno State to the limit in a 42-37 loss. Even so, one must keep in mind that Hawai’i had to score 34 unanswered points to make the game that close. Continue reading
San Jose State University begins play in the Mountain West on Friday night when they face Utah State. This will be the first game as a member of the Mountain West Conference for both San Jose State and Utah State. The Aggies will be another challenge for San Jose State. The Spartans were dominated at home last year by Utah State and saw their hopes of a Top 20 ranking go down with the loss. This year the stakes may be higher. Continue reading
In a few hours the Spartans will take on undefeated Big 10 school Minnesota. The Golden Gophers are 3-0 and will be another test for San Jose State. Although not as daunting a task as Stanford, Minnesota does pose issues. Most notable is the Golden Gophers ability to run the football. Stanford sustained most of their drives with the run against San Jose State and Minnesota will attempt to do the same. The defense for the Spartans must contain the run if they hope to win in Minnesota on Saturday.
Interesting subplots also surround the game. Continue reading