|Spartans Go For 6th Win Vs. Texas State|
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Upcoming game: San Jose State vs. Texas State,
Saturday, October 27, 2012,
Spartan Stadium, San Jose, Calif., 1:00 p.m. (PDT)
San Jose State record: 5-2, 1-1 WAC. The Spartans have five wins in the last six games after defeating UTSA (52-24) on October 20.
Texas State record: 3-3, 1-0 WAC. The Bobcats opened conference play with a win against Idaho (38-7) on October 13.
Play-by-Play Radio Coverage: KLIV (1590 AM, San Jose) originates San Jose State football broadcasts. Michael Spero calls the play-by-play. Kevin Richardson offers commentary. The pregame show for the Texas State game begins at 12:30 p.m. (PDT). Network affiliates are KION (1460 AM/101.1 FM, Salinas) and KFIV (1360 AM, Modesto).
KSJS (90.5 FM, San Jose) also will broadcast Saturday's game. Air time ia 12:45 p.m. with a pregame show.
Television Coverage: There is no television coverage of this game.
San Jose State-Texas State series: This is the first meeting between these teams.
6-2 is a possibility: San Jose State can begin its second winning streak of the season and improve its overall record to 6-2 by defeating Texas State. The last time the Spartans won six games in a season was in 2008. The last time San Jose State was 6-2 was in 2006.
High-scoring Spartans: With the 52-24 win over UTSA, the 2012 San Jose State team is the school's first since 2004 to score 40 or more points three times in a season.
Special teams coming through: For the first time since 1970, a San Jose State team has three special teams touchdowns in a season. In the UTSA win, the Spartans' special teams scored when Chris Kearney picked up the ball in the end zone as a result of a bad center snap on an UTSA punt attempt and on a 92-yard kickoff return by Tyler Ervin in the first half.
Ervin's touchdown return against UTSA was his second of the season tying a San Jose State single-season record and the third of his career establishing a new school career mark.
In 1970, return specialist Jimmie Lassiter accounted for the three special teams TDs in three different games returning two kickoffs and one punt for touchdowns.
Nationally, San Jose State heads into the Texas State game ranked sixth in kickoff returns with a 28.00 per return average, 24th in kickoff return yardage defense and 44th in punt return yardage defense.
San Jose State most accurate FBS passing team: Heading into the Texas State game, for the second week in a row, San Jose State is the most accurate passing team among Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs.