The Spartans seek their first win over the Aztecs since 2012.
San José State can even its record in Mountain West play at UNLV.
The Spartans overcame a 6-0 defcit for a 34-13 win over Cal Poly.
Four pass plays of 30 or more yards, three fumble recoveries and three quarterback sacks were in the Spring Game.
Seven newcomers played on a 2015 or 2016 state championship team.
AT SAN JOSE STATE: In his first season with the Spartans... Tops the opening fall depth chart at a linebacker position... First joined the team for 2017 spring practice... Signed a National Letter-of-Intent in January 2017... Began his major college career at Arizona State.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE: A 2016 first-team all-state selection for Fullerton College (Coach Tim Byrnes)... Was in on 49 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 quarterback sacks.
ARIZONA STATE: Was a member of the Sun Devils football program in 2014 and 2015... Redshirted the 2014 season... Did not see any game action in 2015.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football (Coach Ryan Olson) and track and field at Magnolia High in Anaheim, Calif. Ranked among the top high school prospect as a senior... #90-athlete in the nation by ESPN... #62- best safety prospect by 24-7 Sports... #5-best safety nationally by Scout.com... A three-time first-team All-Orange League choice... A first-team all-county and an All-C.I.F. Southern Section pick as a senior... Concluded his career playing in the 2014 BMW West Coast Bowl all-star game... A sprinter on the track and field team.
MORE ON JAMAL: A justice studies major... Interested in pursuing a career as a police investigator... "Split," "Friday After Next," and "Interstellar Kappa" are among his favorite movies... Lists Denzel Washington and Will Smith as his favorite actors... He is a native of Anaheim, Calif.