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San Jose State vs. Texas State: Spartans rely on WR Noel Grigsby

San Jose State receiver Noel Grigsby is breaking records for the Spartans.


San Jose State's Noel Grigsby didn't join the Spartans expecting to break recordings, but that's just what he's doing during his junior season. After setting a single-season school record with 89 receptions as a sophomore, Grigsby is getting more notice this year with the help of transfer quarterback David Fales.

But it's Fales who, according to The San Jose Mercury News, is impressed by his teammate the most. Grigsby's ability to not only find and catch the ball but to elude defenders has the San Jose State coaching staff beaming.

"I know where the ball is, and the defender doesn't," Grigsby told the Mercury News. "Most of the time the defender is looking in my direction. I try to get any advantages I can. Sometimes I'll fake them a certain way. I'll get them to open up and turn one way, and the ball will be on the opposite side."

Grigsby has 43 catches for 690 yards in 2012 and 2,398 total yards for his career. His best game this year came in a 49-27 loss to Utah State, when Grigsby scored two touchdowns and caught 11 balls for 181 yards.

The connection between Fales and Grigsby has been one of the keys to the Spartans' 5-2 season. They'll look to add to the success this week against Texas State.