Upcoming game: Game #6
San José State vs. Hawai'i (Homecoming)
Saturday, October 8, 2016,
CEFCU Stadium - Home of the Spartans,
San José, Calif.,
1:30 p.m. (PT) Time-Warner Oceanic Pay Per View
San José State record: 1-4, 0-1 Mountain West. The Spartans open Mountain West play with a 48-41 loss at New Mexico on October 1.
Hawai'i record: 2-3, 1-0 Mountain West. The Rainbow Warriors defeated Nevada, 38-17, on October 1 to begin conference play.
Series history: San José State leads the series, 19-18-1 with one cancellation. The Spartans have wins in two of the last three games since San Jose State joined the Mountain West. The last was a 42-23 triumph at Aloha Stadium on November 21, 2015. The road team has been the winning team in the three Mountain West games. Hawai'i won the last time these teams met in San Jose, 13-0, on November 15, 2014. San Jose State's last win over Hawai'i at home was a nationally-televised 28-27 decision on October 14, 2011. The one cancellation in the series was the December 16, 1941 game in Honolulu. The game was canceled following the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor. The Spartans traveling party arrived in Hawai'i on December 3.
Homecoming record: The upcoming game with Hawai'i will be the 80th annual Homecoming for San Jose State. The Spartans have a 47-30-2 record in Homecoming games. The first Homecoming game was in 1933 against San Francisco State. There were no San Jose State football Homecoming games in 1943, 1944, 1945 and 1999. San Jose State has wins in two of its last three Homecoming games. The Spartans lost last year's Homecoming game to San Diego State, 30-7. This year's Homecoming contest marks the third time Hawai'i is the opponent. The Rainbow Warriors won San Jose State's 2005 Homecoming game 45-38 in overtime. San Jose State outlasted Hawai'i, 28-27, in the Spartans' 2011 Homecoming.
San José State aims for 1-1 in Mountain West: In each of its first three Mountain West seasons, San Jose State was 1-1 in the West Division standings after two games. In 2013, the Spartans won at Hawai'i to even their conference win-loss record. In 2014 and 2015, San Jose State won home games against UNLV and Fresno State, respectively.
Ground game lately is productive: In its last two games, San Jose State is averaging 153 yards a game rushing. The Spartans scored on the ground in the New Mexico game three times. The Portland State win was the only other game this season San Jose State had a rushing touchdown with a season-high six.
First time starters: After five games, 15 players made their first major college start for San Jose State this season.
All-season starters: After five games, only seven Spartans started in every game.
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. Air time for the KLIV broadcast is 1:00 p.m. (PT).
San José State has four network affiliates.
KION (1460 AM/101.1 FM, Salinas)
KFIV (1360 AM, Modesto)
KWSX (1280 AM, Stockton)
ESPN Desportes (910 AM, San Francisco)
Television: Time-Warner Oceanic Cable will televise the San José State-Hawai'i game on a pay-per-view basis only in Hawai'i. Robert Kekaula calls the play-by-play. Rich Miano is the analyst. Scott Robbs serves as the sideline reporter.
San José State stays in top-20 for turnovers gained: For the fourth week in a row, San Jose State ranks in the top-20 for turnovers gained. The Spartans' 10 turnovers gained is tied for 19th among Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools. Despite not gaining any turnovers at Tulsa, San José State gained six turnovers in the Portland State win, two in the loss to Utah and one each at Iowa State and New Mexico.