The defense allowed only a touchdown and a field goal in a 68-play scrimmage.
The Spartans accomplished a lot in an hour scrimmage.
There were five pass plays of 30 or more yards.
Five Spartans have earned the academic honor each of their four years.
The longest play of the day led to the first of two short touchdown runs.
The Spartans made their first visit to Iowa State in 36 years, but lost, 44-10.
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: In his fourth season with the Spartans... Battling for the starting quarterback job... Seen action in 21 games and started six times in his first two seasons... Became the sixth freshman at the school to start a game at quarterback (Iowa State on 9/24) for the Spartans since freshman eligibility was re-established in 1972... Placed on scholarship in 2016... Two-time Academic All-Mountain award receipeint... Joined the team for the first time for 2015 preseason drills.
2017: Saw action in nine games and was a starter five times... Starter the first two games of the season vs. USF (South Florida - 8/26) and Cal Poly (9/2) then for three consecutive contests - Utah State (9/23), UNLV (9/30) and Fresno State (10/7)... Completed 54.1 percent of his passes for 928 yards and five touchdowns... Statistically best game of his college career was at UNLV throwing for 315 yards and one touchdown...Completed a personal single-game best 30 passes at UNLV... Season-high two TD passes both in the first half vs. USF... Best game may have been at Hawai'i (10/14) completing 4-of-6 passes for 59 yards and two first downs during one fourth quarter possession.
2016: Appeared in all 12 games... Starting quarterback at Iowa State (9/24)... Threw passes in five games... Most effective outing was against Utah (9/17) when he replaced injured starter Kenny Potter near the end of the third quarter... Finished the Utah game completing 11-of-21 passes with an interception for 184 yards and a 46-yard touchdown pass to running back Zamore Zigler... Was 13-of-27 with four interceptions for 155 yards and a touchdown at Iowa State in his only start... Earned the team's number-one spot as holder on kick-scoring attempts... Spartans were 31-of-33 on PATs and 16-of-18 on field goal tries.
2015: Completed a redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football (Coaches Antonio Pierce, Raul Lara) at Long Beach (Calif.) Poly High... Led the Jackrabbits to an 11-2 record in his one season as a starting quarterback... Completed 200 of 318 passes for 3,199 yards and 41 touchdowns and ran for six more touchdowns in 2014... Named all-state special mention by CalHiSports.com, a first-team All-Pac5 Division choice and the Moore League Co-Player of the Year award winner as a senior... Shared the quarterback job as a junior throwing 17 touchdown passes with only two interceptions... Played his sophomore season at Tesoro High in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
MORE ON JOSH: Majoring in in business management information systems... Enjoys fishing... Is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes... He is a native of Mission Viejo, Calif.