The Mercury News Weekend



Oct. 24: San Jose State 16, Air Force 6

• Defense holds Falcons’ high-powered triple-option rushing attack to just 206 yards on ground.

Oct. 31: San Jose State 38, New Mexico 21

• Quarterbac­k Nick Starkel tosses five touchdown passes as the Spartans win back-to-back games to open a season for the first time since 1987.

Nov. 6: San Jose State 28, San Diego State 17

• Backup quarterbac­k Nick Nash rescues SJSU as Starkel leaves game after fourth offensive play of the game.

Nov. 14: San Jose State 34, UNLV 17

• Spartans take a 17-3 lead and move to 4-0 for the first time in 65 years.

Nov. 21: vs. Fresno State • Canceled

Nov. 28: vs. Boise State • Canceled

Dec. 5: San Jose State 35, Hawaii 24

• Spartans run all over Rainbow Warriors, gaining 288 yards on the ground for 5-0 start.

Dec. 11: San Jose State 30, Nevada 20

• Spartans qualify for Mountain West championsh­ip game by overcoming 13-point halftime deficit.

Dec. 19: San Jose State 34, Boise State 20

• Mountain West championsh­ip: Starkel and defensive MVP Cade Hall carry Spartans to conference title in Las Vegas.

Dec. 31: Ball State 34, San Jose State 13

• Arizona Bowl: Spartans are knocked for a loop before the game with several players declared out, fall behind early and never can recover.

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