The San Jose State Spartans dropped Saturday's game 17-14 against the Nevada Wolf Pack. The Spartans struggled on offense for most of the game but kept the game close with a few timely stops.
The Spartans had a rough first half and recorded only one first down heading into halftime, and Nevada had over five times as many total offensive yards in the first half (270 total yards vs. 51 total yards). The Spartans defense, however, made a big goal-line stand in the closing minute of the first half and kept the game close, 14-7.
The third quarter saw both teams punt several times and only one score take place. The Wolf Pack pumped in an 18-yard field goal by Anthony Martinez to stretch their lead to ten points.
San Jose State got its second touchdown of the day on a one-yard rush by Brandon Rustley in the fourth quarter. The gap closed to 17-14, but a lack of scoring the rest of the way resulted in a Wolf Pack victory.
Quarterback Dasmen Stewart struggled and posted only 21 yards on three-of-five passing. He was replaced by Matt Faulkner, who recorded 131 yards and one interception on 10-of-19 passing. Running back Brandon Rutley had 86 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries.
The Spartans fall to 0-3 on the season and 0-1 in the WAC. San Jose State takes on New Mexico State next week at home.