Nationally-Ranked Oregon Next For Spartans

Sept. 9, 2018

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(Game #3)

Upcoming game: San José State at #20/#23-Oregon

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Ore.., 2:02 p.m. (PT)

Pac-12 Network

San José State record: 0-2, 0-0 Mountain West. Most recently, the Spartans lost at Washington State, 31-0, on September 8.

Oregon record: 2-0, 0-0 Pac-12. The Ducks topped Portland State, 62-14, on September 8, to earn a spot in the national weekly polls.

Play-by-Play Radio Coverage: KLIV (1590 AM, San José) originates San José State football broadcasts. Justin Allegri calls the play-by-play. Kevin Richardson provides commentary. The Oregon broadcast begins at 1:30 p.m. (PT) with a pregame show.

San José State's network affiliate is KION (1460 AM/101.1 FM, Salinas).

Television: The Pac-12 Network will provide play-by-play coverage of the San José State-Oregon game. Roxy Bernstein calls the play-by-play. Anthony Herron provides analysis and commentary. Lewis Johnson is the sideline reporter.

DISH Network subscribers can watch the game on Channel 409.

For local Comcast subscribers, the Paxc-12 Network is on Channel 433.

Weekly Press Conference: The weekly San José State football press conference is in the Simpkins Stadium Center Gold Room on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. (PT).

The Mountain West Network streams the press conference live through The press conference also is archived at

Series history: The Ducks lead the series, 12-6. These teams split their last 10 meetings and are playing each other for the first time since 1998 when #22-Oregon defeated San Jose State, 58-3, on September 19. In that game current Oregon offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo became the third San Jose State freshman to start a game at quarterback since freshman eligibility was reinstated in 1972.

By design, Arroyo played the first and third quarters. He completed 9-of-16 passes with an interception and led the Spartans to their only scoring drive of the game - a 33-yard field goal by left-footed kicker David Silberstein, in his first year on the San Jose State football home game statistics crew.

The Ducks have wins in the last three meetings between these teams. Oregon's 1985 and 1986 victories preceded San Jose State in 1975, 1982 and 1983. The Spartans' 1975 victory was by the highly unusual score, 5-0.

Last win over a ranked opponent: San Jose State plays its first nationally-ranked opponent of the season Saturday at Oregon. The last time the Spartans defeated a nationally-ranked opponent was on November 29, 2013 in a 62-52 triumph over #16-Fresno State in San Jose. Since then, the Spartans are 0-3 against nationally-ranked opponents.

First-time starters: Sophomore Trevor Robbins at center, redshirt freshman Jesse Chamberlain at right guard, junior Jesse Osuna at a linebacker position. Senior John Toussaint at cornerback and sophomore Tre Webb, a safety, were first-time starters in UC Davis season opener.

In the Washington State game, wide receiver Austin Liles, offensive tackle Deano Motes and defensive back Tre White made their first starts at the major college level.

Three interceptions at Washington State: San Jose State's three interceptions against Washington State has the Spartans ranked tied for fifth nationally in team interceptions with four entering the Oregon game. Linebacker Jesse Osuna, cornerback Nehemiah Shelton and linebacker Kyle Harmon each had their first major college interception in the Washington State game. Dakari Monroe had an interception against UC Davis.

Tops at his position: For the second consecutive week, Josh Oliver is the leading pass receiver among Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) tight ends. After two games, Oliver is averaging 6.5 receptions a game and has 13 catches for the season.

He is the only tight end listed among the Football Bowl Subdivision's (FBS) top-50 pass receivers in games played through September 8. His 137 receiving yards also is tops among FBS tight ends. UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson is closest with 128 yards on eight receptions.

Oliver caught a single-game career best eight passes for 86 yards in the opener vs. UC Davis and five balls for 51 yards at Washington State.

Nine of his 13 receptions this season resulted in a San José State first down.

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