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The Spartans struggled to protect the quarterback against Utah State on Saturday.
The San Jose Spartans saw their four-game winning streak end in blowout fashion on Saturday with a 49-27 loss to the Utah State Aggies. SJSU quarterback David Fales was under siege throughout the game, and was sacked a season-high 13 times. The sacks left the Spartans with four net rushing yards, as pointed out by Jon Wilner of the Mercury News.
San Jose State had given up just nine sacks total in the five games prior to Utah State. The Aggies nearly doubled their sack total on defense, as they had just 14 sacks on the year before Saturday.
The 13 sacks means the Spartans allowed the quarterback to go down on just over every five dropbacks. That negated an otherwise stellar passing performance, where SJSU amassed 467 yards while completing almost 75 percent of their passes. Like the sacks, the passing yards were also a season-high.
Coming into Saturday's loss, SJSU was allowing a sack once every 20 dropbacks.