San Jose State vs. Texas State final: 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.

For More On This Game visit the SB Nation CFB hub.

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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This story originally appeared on SB Nation.com.

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