One of the big surprises during the 2012 college football season was the San Jose Spartans. The No. 24 Spartans were 10-2 overall and 5-1 in the WAC. The school's only loss came to the WAC champions, No. 22 Utah State. Quarterback David Fales led his SJSU teammates all the way to the Military Bowl, and for that, he was named Most Valuable Player at the team's awards banquet.
In his first year as a starter, Fales played in all 12 games for the Spartans. He had an outstanding completion percentage of 72.1 percent, hooking up with his receivers 294 times out of 408 tries for 3,798 yards. The threw 31 touchdowns and only nine interceptions. His offensive line kept him kind of safe during the season. He was sacked 25 times with 185 yards lost; 13 sacks for 102 yards came against Utah State. Following that game, he was not sacked again until five weeks later against BYU.
Fales and San Jose State will be playing in the Military Bowl against Bowling Green on Dec. 27 at 12:00 p.m. PT.