Game Recap: San Jose State 62 Fresno State 52

021What a game. This was one for the ages that will be talked about for years to come. San Jose State beat #16 Fresno State on Black Friday 62-52 in a wild, wild game. This was one of the biggest wins in school history. Records were broken. Dreams were dashed and renewed. And for a home game, the majority of those who came to the game went home unhappy. The following post tries to make sense of all the greatness that was San Jose State vs. Fresno State 2013. Continue reading

Gameday Preview: San Jose State vs. San Diego State

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

Game Recap: San Jose State 34 UNLV 24

San Jose State continued to roll in Las Vegas with a big 34 -24 win on Saturday. The Spartans are now 5-3 and poised to make a run at a spot in the Mountain West title game. There are three in-conference games left for the Spartans. If they win all three games, the Spartans will find themselves in the title game. Continue reading

Gameday Preview: San Jose State vs. UNLV

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

Player of the Week (Again): David Fales

usp-ncaa-football_-military-bowl-san-jose-state-vs-x-largeAfter throwing for five touchdowns and over 480 yards last Saturday David Fales was once again named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Week. In addition to this, Fales was also honored with a nomination for the Capitol One Cup Impact Performance of the Week. The quarterback wasn’t the only high performing offensive player though, as Chandler Jones, Tyler Winston and Billy Freedman were all dubbed honorable mentions for the CFPA Performers of the Week.

Game Recap: San Jose State 51 Wyoming 44

100Last 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. Continue reading

Gameday Preview: San Jose State vs. Wyoming

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.

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Injury Update: Noel Grigsby

Noel Grigsby, who has been out of action since early September, has a torn meniscus in his left knee, according to San Jose Mercury News reporter Jimmy Durkin. The report does note though that Grigsby may be able to return if the Spartans reach a bowl game. The official word previously from the school was that Grigsby was out “indefinitely” and various media outlets speculated that this could mean the entire season. If Grigsby does not return for a bowl game, his career as a player at San Jose State will likely be over due to him being a fifth year senior.

Player of the Week: David Fales

628x471Last weekend David Fales had his best game of the year as San Jose State defeated Colorado State on the road 34-27. His efforts earned him the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week award. Continue reading

Game Recap: San Jose State 34 Colorado State 27

The Spartans picked up another huge victory against Colorado State on Saturday and improved to .500 on the season. David Fales had his best game of the season, as he completed 28 of 35 passes for over 400 yards. Bené Benwikere had a successful return from a concussion with an interception on defense. In what is becoming common place for the men from San José, the defense tightened up yet again in the second half, holding the Rams to three second half points. Continue reading