The offense scored five TDs. The defense had two interceptions and six quarterback sacks.
San José State was picked for fifth place in West Division.
The Jim Thorpe Award voting panel now will have their eyes on the All-Mountain West cornerback.
The FWAA & Charlotte Touchdown Club took notice of Andre Chachere's all-conference season in 2016.
The SAMMYS were handed out for academic, athletics and community service excellence.
The Spartans made their first visit to Iowa State in 36 years, but lost, 44-10.
The Spartans took on the Bulldogs on Saturday night.
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: Entering his fourth season with the Spartans... Played in 36 games with 21 starts... A returning starter at cornerback... Most recent Spartan to come up with two interceptions in one game with his two thefts in the 2016 Portland State win (9/10)... Became the first Spartan since 2012 with at least 100 yards of interception returns with his 117 in 2016... Has played as a nickel back, safety and a linebacker during his career... Signed a National Letter-of-Intent in February 2014.
2016: First-team All-Mountain West... Starter in 11 of the 12 games he played... Finished fourth nationally in passes defended at 1.5 per game... Team leader with four interceptions and 14 pass break-ups... Tied for 34th nationally with his four interceptions... Two interceptions vs. Portland State and one each vs. Nevada (10/15) and Air Force (11/19)... Interception vs. Air Force and one vs. Portland State turned into San Jose State touchdowns... 11th nationally in interception return yardage with 117... Career long return of 63 yards with one of his two Portland State interceptions... One of three players to share the team lead with two forced fumbles... 36 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss... Named the team’s Most Valuable Player.
2015: Played in 13 games and was a starter in 10 contests... Started the last eight games of the season... Led the team with eight pass breakups... Had at least one tackle in 11 games... Career high six tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss in the Fresno State win (9/26)... Came up with interceptions in two of the team's final three games - wins at Hawai'i (11/21) and in the AutoNation Cure Bowl vs. Georgia State (12/19).
2014: Played in 11 of 12 games... Saw the bulk of his playing time as a special teams defender... His one tackle for the season came in the North Dakota win (8/28).
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football (Coach Mike Parsons) and basketball at Clovis West High in Fresno, Calif. ... A two-time, first-team All-Tri-River Athletic Conference defensive back... Named his team's Defensive Most Valuable Player as a senior.
MORE ON ANDRE: A communication studies major... Enjoys watching action and sports movies... The Lion King, Glory Road and Scarface are three of his favorites... Derrick Chachere, his dad, played seven seasons in the Arena Football League including five with the San José SaberCats... He is a native of Fresno, Calif.