San Jose State vs. UTSA: Spartans win easily

San Jose State went on the road and took down UTSA on Saturday.

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San Jose State vs. UTSA final: Spartans win 52-24

The San Jose State Spartans took control early and cruised to an easy 52-24 victory over the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners on Saturday afternoon. SJSU jumped on top 28-0 in the first quarter, and UTSA could not get anycloser than three touchdowns the rest of the way.

Six turnovers doomed the Roadrunners as the Spartans were able to capitalize time and time again, especially while building an early lead. In terms of total yardage, the game was close. UTSA actually out-gained SJSU, 412-405.

The two teams combined for a whopping eight fumbles, all of which were lost. The Roadrunners added a late-game interception to bring the total number of turnovers to nine.

SJSU led 31-0 before UTSA was able to get on the board in the second quarter on a 69-yard screen pass from Ryan Polite to Evans Okotcha. The excitement for the Roadrunners was short-lived, as SJSU's Tyler Ervin returned the ensuing kick 92 yards for a score.

Both teams are now 5-2 overall and 1-1 in WAC play. The win does not count towards bowl eligibility for the Spartans, as UTSA is an FBS transitional member.

Box Score Hero: SJSU quarterback David Fales had an easy day, completing 17 of 26 passes for 279 yards and three touchdowns.

Rankings Ramifications: Neither team is close to being ranked, and won't be this coming week.

But Did They Cover? The Spartans had little trouble covering, as they were favored by 12 1/2.

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Next Week's Schedule: San Jose State heads back home to meet Texas State next Saturday at 4 p.m. ET. UTSA hosts Utah State at 2 p.m.

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SJSU up 52-24 over UTSA in 4th

The San Jose State Spartans are in control early in the fourth quarter, as they lead the Texas-San Antonio Road Runners, 52-24 with 10 minutes to play. The two teams traded touchdowns in the third quarter, and the Spartans will likely coast to an easy victory in this one.

UTSA quarterback Ryan Polite notched his second touchdown pass of the day when he hit Kenny Anderson from five yards out to cap an 80-yard drive.

The Spartans got the points back as they capitalized on UTSA's fourth turnover for the day. The Spartans built the lead to as much as 52-17 on a David Fales touchdown pass, but the Road Runners answered by returning a fumble for a touchdown to put the score where it is.

The win will not count towards bowl eligibility for SJSU, as UTSA is an FBS transitional member. The Spartans would still need two more wins in their remaining five games.


SJSU crushing UTSA at halftime, 38-10

The San Jose State Spartans have had little trouble with the UTSA Roadrunners so far on the road on Saturday, leading 38-10 at halftime. SJSU jumped out to a 28-0 lead early, and didn't punt for the first time until just before the end of the second quarter.

UTSA didn't get on the board until they were already down 31-0 when Ryan Polite hit Evans Okotcha on a 69-yard screen pass for a touchdown. The excitement for the Roadrunners was short-lived, as SJSU's Tyler Ervin took the ensuing kickoff back for a touchdown.

The game looks far more lopsided than it actually has been, as SJSU has only out-gained UTSA 253-171. Three lost fumbles have ruined any chance that the Roadrunners had on Saturday.

SJSU quarterback David Fales has had an efficient day, completing 11-of-16 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns. The Spartans will get the ball to start the second half.


SJSU Spartans lead 28-0 after first quarter

Coming off a tough loss last weekend, the San Jose St. Spartans wanted to come out and make a statement against the UTSA Roadrunners on Saturday. SJSU has done just that, taking a 28-0 lead after just one quarter of play.

Quarterback David Fales stole the show in the early going. The junior has thrown for 124 yards and three touchdowns, completing four of his six pass attempts. Four tailbacks for the Spartans all have more than 10 yards despite a limited number of carries.

The first score of the game came on a five-play, 58-yard drive from San Jose State. Fales hit Noel Grigsby down the field for a 36-yard touchdown pass. On their next drive, SJSU scored again on a 10-yard touchdown rush Blake Jurich to make the score 14-0.

Following another stop for the defense, Fales led the offense on another touchdown drive. He connected with receiver Tyler Ervin for a 36-yard touchdown. UTSA then had a bad snap on their punt attempt, which was recovered in the end zone to give SJSU a 28-0 lead.

Following a fumble by UTSA, San Jose State has the ball again at the end of the first quarter.


SJSU double digit favorites over UTSA

The San Jose State Spartans are double digit favorites against the UT-San Antonio Road Runners.


SJSU vs. UTSA first look

The San Jose State Spartans will attempt to regroup in Saturday's game against the UTSA Roadrunners.

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