The San Jose State Spartans dominated the New Mexico State Aggies with a 47-7 win on the road Saturday. The Spartans took control early by jumping on top 17-0 in the first quarter. They continued to add in the first half and built a 37-0 lead to start the third, allowing them to rest their starters and cruise the rest of the way.
SJSU quarterback David Fales threw just one pass in the second half, but still managed to toss four touchdowns on the day. Wide receiver Chandler Jones had a big game, catching five passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns.
DeLeon Eskridge supplemented the passing game by gashing the Aggies for 95 yards on just six carries.
The Spartans' defense held NMSU down, but the shutout was foiled late in the fourth quarter as Trevor Walls scored on a 9-yard touchdown pass with 42 seconds to play.
The win pushes San Jose State's record to 8-2, while New Mexico State falls to 1-9.
Box Score Hero: Fales completed 12 of 18 for 275 yards and four scores.
Rankings Ramifications: San Jose State didn't receive any votes in the polls last week, but they may get some this week with their impressive record.
But Did They Cover? The Spartans covered comfortably as they were favored by 21.
Next Week's Schedule: San Jose State gets a test as they host BYU at 10:30 pm ET on Saturday. The Aggies also play BYU next, on Nov. 24.
The San Jose State Spartans have jumped out to big, 37-0, lead over the New Mexico State Aggies in Las Cruces, NM on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans took control early, building a 17-0 lead after the first quarter and added on in the second.
SJSU quarterback David Fales had little trouble shredding the Aggies defense in the first half. Fales completed 11 of 17 passes for 237 yards and three touchdowns. His favorite target has been Noel Grigsby, who has caught four balls for 70 yards.
DeLeon Eskridge supplemented the passing game nicely, carrying the ball seven times for 97 yards and a score.
The defense also got in on the scoring fun, as defensive back Bene Benwikere recovered a fumble and returned in 40 yards for a score.
San Jose State kept the shutout intact by stopping New Mexico State at the goal line to end the first half. The Spartans will get the ball to start the second half.
The (7-2) San Jose State Spartans hold an early 17-0 lead against the (1-8) New Mexico State Aggies after one quarter of play at Aggie Memorial Stadium in a conference game for the two teams.
The Spartans, who are 3-1 in the conference and need to win in order to keep their hopes alive in the WAC, have had no trouble early against the Aggies, who are winless in conference games this year.
Led by running back De'Leon Eskridge, the Spartans have moved the ball easily in the first quarter. The senior running back had just four carries in the first quarter, but made all of them count, rushing for 72 yards and one touchdown.
Spartans quarterback David Fales followed up with a touchdown of his own as the junior connected with Chandler Jones for 70 yards and the score.
Across from the Spartans, the Aggies have struggled the move the ball or stop anyone defensively. New Mexico State has just three first downs and have not converted a third down yet. Sophomore quarterback Andrew Manley completed just 3 of 9 passes for 20 yards.