For the fifth time in the last seven seasons, the Spartans end a season on a winning note.
The Spartans scored twice on the ground and Frank Ginda enters the record books.
Five Spartans received their fourth Academic All-MW recognition.
The Spartans keep the Valley Trophy with a second-half shutout.
The lead changed hands twice in the final four minutes.
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: In his third season with the Spartans... Tops the opening fall depth chart at a running back position... Signed a National Letter-of-Intent in February 2015... A 2015 and a 2016 Academic All-Mountain West honoree... First name is pronounced Mah-leak.
2016: Team's leading rusher with 508 yards... Second on the team with his 5.1 yards per carry average... Explosive runner with touchdown runs of 87 yards in the Portland State win (9/10) and 60 yards at Boise State (11/4)... 87-yard TD run tied for ninth longest by a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) player in 2016 and sixth longest in San José State history... Notched his first major college 100-plus yard rushing game at Boise State with 12 carries for 109 yards and a touchdown... Tied for fourth on the team and led all running backs with 18 receptions... Caught a pass in eight of 12 games... Season-high five receptions at Boise State... One receiving touchdown was in the Air Force game (11/19).
2015: Played in the last nine games of the season... Fourth on the team in rushing with 92 yards on 24 carries... Had carries in six games... Had a season-high 41 yards on five rushes and two pass receptions for 39 yards vs. San Diego State (10/17)... Busiest afternoon was in the New Mexico win with 10 carries for 24 yards... Five pass receptions for the season... A special teams defender with two tackles.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football (Coach Scott Altenberg) and track and field at Serra High in Gardena, Calif. ... Rushed for 1,506 yards, averaged 9.7 yards carry and scored 13 touchdowns for the 2012 Division II state champions... Gained 2,147 yards for an 8.4 yards per carry average and 19 TDs at Serra High... A first-team All-Mission League running back and the Daily Breeze Breakout Player of the Year in 2012... Received his team's 2014 Cavalier Award as the team's most spirited and inspirational player... Was the 2013 C.I.F. Division IV Southern Section 100-meter champion with a wind-aided 10.46 time... Helped Serra finish second at 2013 California state championship meet running on the 4x100 relay quartet that placed fourth.
MORE ON MALIKE: A justice studies major... Served as Serra High's student body vice-president in 2014-15... He is a native of Long Beach, Calif.