Oct. 28, 2013
Davidson, N.C.----- Based on accounting for six touchdowns, five passing and, the sixth, a game-winning 1-yard touchdown run with :08 seconds left in the game, San Jose State University quarterback David Fales is the College Football Performance Awards' (CFPA) National Performer of the Week for games played the week ending October 26.
Fales completed 27-of-37 passes without an interception for 482 yards and five touchdowns in the Spartans' 51-44 come-from-behind victory over the University of Wyoming in a Mountain West Conference game. The 6-foot-3 senior from Salinas, Calif., engineered a second-half comeback after Wyoming took a 30-14 lead early in the third quarter. Fales would lead San Jose State to a season-high 22-point third quarter that put the Spartans ahead for the first time, 36-30.
The two teams then traded touchdowns until Fales directed the game-winning drive of 65 yards on 12 plays covering 5:09 in the fourth quarter. His 1-yard quarterback dive over the left side of the offensive line was the first time he scored a touchdown in a San Jose State uniform.
The CFPA Awards program uses empirical formulas to determine the most effective players at their respective positions and how they contribute to their team's overall performance in a game.
Besides being named the National Performer of the Week, Fales was the Quarterback Performer of the Week.
Three of his pass catchers, wide receivers Chandler Jones and Tyler Winston and tight end Billy Freeman, were honorable mention performers of the week at their respective positions. The three Spartans each had at least 100 pass receiving yards.
Winston had season highs of 9 catches for 171 yards and a touchdown; Jones, 4 receptions for 129 yards and a single-game school-record-tying three touchdowns; and Freeman became the first freshman tight end at San Jose State with a 100-yard receiving game with six catches for 119 yards. For Freeman, it is the third time this season he is a CFPA honorable mention performer.