San Jose State & South Florida Agree To Home & Home Football Series

Aug. 12, 2016

San Jose State University and the University of South Florida (USF) reached an agreement to play a home-and-home non-conference football series in the 2017 and 2020 seasons.

San Jose State, a Mountain West member, will host South Florida, a member of the American Athletic Conference, on Friday, September 8, 2017.

The game with the Bulls in CEFCU Stadium -- home of the Spartans will be one of two non-conference home contests for San Jose State in 2017. Non-conference foe Cal Poly and Mountain West members Fresno State, San Diego State, Utah State and Wyoming are the team's five other home opponents.

The Spartans are scheduled to play in Tampa on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

In 2015, USF had an 8-5 win-loss record and lost to Western Kentucky in the Miami Beach Bowl. San Jose State was 6-7 and won the inaugural AutoNation Cure Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

The teams will be meeting for the first time in football in 2017.

Tickets for all San Jose State football games this season are available at For an early look at the Spartans, come out for the annual Fan Fest, Saturday, August 20, 4:00 p.m. in CEFCU Stadium -- Home of the Spartans, located on 7th Street between Humboldt and Alma.

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Aug. 6 - San Jose State Athletics & CEFCU team up for a stadium naming rights partnership.

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Aug. 8 - Giant reach snares San Jose State a quarterback.

Aug. 12 - San Jose State & South Florida agree to home-and-home non-conference series.