The San Jose State Spartans used a huge second half to become bowl eligible, beating the Idaho Vandals, 42-13, at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho, on Saturday evening.
The Spartans moved to 7-2 on the season by outscoring Idaho 28-6 in the second half. Quarterback David Fales tossed four touchdown passes on the day, including three in the second half. Fales threw for 328 yards, as four different Spartan receivers pulled in days of 60 yards or more. Noel Grigsby led that receiving corp with 88 yards and two receiving touchdowns.
Idaho cut the score to 14-13 midway through the third quarter with a 33-yard field goal from Trey Farquhar, but San Jose State took over from there. The Spartans added extra insult less than a minute after Fales' final touchdown pass of the day put them up 35-13. Bene Benwikere intercepted an Idaho pass and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown.
Box Score Hero: David Fales, who was 27-39 for 328 yards and four touchdowns.
Rankings Ramifications: San Jose State may begin to receive some votes, but this has little impact on rankings.
But Did They Cover? Favored by 21.5 points, San Jose State did cover.
Next Week's Schedule: The Spartans stay on the road for a game against New Mexico State, while the Vandals play at BYU.
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