San Jose State vs. Texas State: Spartans move to 6-2

The Spartans rallied from a half-time deficit to defeat Texas State 31-20.

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San Jose State vs. Texas State: Spartans win 31-20

The San Jose Spartans continued their march of improvement with a 31-20 win over the Texas State Bobcats on Saturday afternoon in San Jose.

David Fales threw for 376 yards and two touchdowns for the Spartans, who moved to 6-2 on the season with the win. With four games remaining, San Jose State has already improved its win total from last season. After falling behind 17-10 in the second quarter, the Spartans took the lead in the third quarter when Fales hit David Freeman on a 78-yard touchdown pass.

Running back De'Leon Eskridge got in on the fun as well, adding 134 rushing yards to San Jose State's 571-yard total.

After holding a 20-17 halftime lead, Texas State was held scoreless in the second half. Quarterback Shaun Rutherford was a one-man show for the Bobcats, passing for 130 yards while also the leading rusher with 70 rushing yards.

Box Score Hero: De'Leon Eskridge. San Jose State's normally potent passing offense was magnified with Eskridge's 134 rushing yards.

Rankings Ramifications: San Jose State wasn't receiving any votes and probably still won't, but has prepared a path to start getting votes as an 8-2 record is in sight.

But Did They Cover? San Jose State was favored by 18 points and did not cover.

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Next Week's Schedule: San Jose State hits the road to play Idaho, while Texas State is also on the road against Utah State.

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SJSU trails Texas State, 20-17, at the half

The San Jose State Spartans trail the Texas State Bobcats, 20-17, at halftime in a Saturday afternoon WAC matchup. The Spartans are looking for their sixth win for the first time since 2008 as they face Texas State, who is an FBS transitional program.

Shaun Rutherford and Marcus Curry have scored on the ground for the Bobcats, who took the lead on a 42-yard field goal eight seconds before the end of the half.

San Jose State quarterback David Fales has completed 14 of 25 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown, as well as an interception. Running back De'Leon Eskridge has picked up 48 yards on 11 carries.

Chandler Jones scored the touchdown through the air for SJSU on a 6-yard catch. David Freeman punched in the other touchdown for the Spartans from 10 yards out on the ground.

Texas State will receive the ball to start the second half. They will be looking to hold on for their second WAC win.


Can SJSU reach bowl eligibility vs. Texas State?

The San Jose State Spartans have a chance at bowl eligibility, something they haven't had since 2008. David Fales has carried the team to 5-2, but the Texas St. Bobcats present a chance for SJSU's running game.


San Jose State Spartans rely on WR Noel Grigsby

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San Jose State favored over Texas State

The San Jose State Spartans are heavy favorites over the Texas State Bobcats.

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