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.
The longest play of the day led to the first of two short touchdown runs.
There are 13 returning starters among more than 80 players suiting up for spring practice.
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: In his fourth season with the Spartans... Most experienced running back on the team in terms of service and number of carries... One 100-plus-yard ruhsing game in his first three seasons... 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.
2017: Third on the team in rushing with 347 yards and one touchdown... Designated as a starting running back in four of the team's 13 games... Had the team's longest run of the season - a 54-yard TD run at Colorado State (11/18)... Season-best 72 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown at Colorado State... Opened the season with a personal single-game high 19 carrries for 52 yards against #19-USF (South Florida - 8/26)... Seven receptions for 60 yards... Caught a pass in five games with a season-high three receptions for 22 yards at UNLV (9/30).
2016: Team's leading rusher with 508 yards... Second on the team with a 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 (10/24) 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.