Upcoming game (Game #12):
San José State at Colorado State
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Fort Collins, Colo., 1:30 p.m. (MT)
CBS Sports Network
San José State record: 1-10, 0-6 Mountain West. The Spartans lost to Nevada, 59-14, on November 11. San José State is winless in its last nine games.
Colorado State record: 6-5, 4-3 Mountain West. The Rams lost to Boise State, 59-52 in overtime, on November 11. Colorado State is winless in its last three contests.
Series history: The series is tied, 4-4. The road team has wins in the two meetings between these teams since San Jose State joined the Mountain West in July 2013. Colorado State posted a 38-31 triumph in San Jose on November 1, 2014. The year before, the Spartans were a 34-27 winner in Fort Collins.
San Jose State is 2-2 in games played in Fort Collins. Its other win was a 38-31 non-conference decision in 2011.
Seeking a road win: The Colorado State game is San Jose State's last opportunity for a 2017 road victory. The Spartans are winless in six tries this season.
San Jose State's last road win was a 16-14 victory at Fresno State to conclude the 2016 season.
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 Colorado State broadcast begins with a pregame show at 12:00 p.m. (PT).
San José State has two network affiliates. KION (1460 AM/101.1 FM, Salinas) ESPN Desportes (910 AM, San Francisco)
Television: CBS Sports Network will provide coverage of the San José State-Colorado State game. John Sadak calls the play-by-play. Randy Cross provides analysis. Jordan Daigle will serve as the sideline reporter. The CBS Sports Network coverage begins at 12:00 p.m. (PT).
The CBS Sports Network is available on:
|Xfinity/Comcast Channel 418||DISH Network Channel 158|
|DirecTV Channel 221||AT&T U-Verse Channel 643|
Five with a claim: Right guard Chris Gonzalez, linebackers William Ossai and Frank Ginda, corner Andre Chachere and safety Maurice McKnight are the five Spartans to start in every game this season. Thirty-nine (39) players, not counting the special teams positions, have at least one starting game assignment this season.
First to 100 & 150: Linebacker Frank Ginda is the first Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) player this season to be credited with 100 tackles and more recently 150 tackles. Ginda has 152 tackles in 11 games heading into the Colorado State contest. He is the national leader in total tackles, unassisted stops and tackles per game.
Rushing touchdown drought ends: Tyler Nevens' 12-yard touchdown run to open the scoring in the November 11 game at Nevada was the first rushing touchdown by a San Jose State player since September 2 when Zamore Zigler scored on a 17-yard fourth-quarter run against Cal Poly.
Busy ball carrier: Despite now playing in the first two games of the season and having 21 carries after five contests, Tyler Nevens has one of the top workloads of any freshman nationally this season. Nevens enters the Colorado State game with 143 rushing attempts, number-one among Mountain West freshmen.
|Rushing Attempts by FBS freshmen in 2017|
|Rank, Name, School||GP||Att.||Yds.||TDs|
|1. A.J. Dillon, Boston College||10||221||1,039||8|
|2. Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin||10||219||1,525||12|
|3. Spencer Brown, UAB||10||207||1,177||10|
|4. Caleb Huntley, Ball State||10||159||713||3|
|5. Shai Werts (QB), Ga. Southern||8||154||487||1|
|6. Tyler Nevens, San José State||9||143||621||1|
Emphasizing the run: San Jose State had a season-high 55 rushing attempts in the November 11 game at Nevada. The number was the most rushes by the Spartans in a game since the 2016 home win over Portland State. The last two times San Jose State played Nevada, the Spartans executed 54 running plays in 2016 and 55 in 2017.
The last time San Jose State had more than 55 rushing attempts against a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent was on October 24, 2015 when the Spartans rushed 57 times in a 31-21 win over New Mexico.
Punting marks on the line: Senior Michael Carrizosa is on his way to completing the most productive career by a San Jose State punter. The 2015 second-team All-America and Ray Guy Award finalist has a career 43.8 yards per punt average, 0.7 better than second-place Spartan Harrison Waid.
Carrizosa is 276 yards away from the San Jose State top spot for career punting yardage presently held by Waylon Prather (2004-07) at 9,747. He is 212 yards from matching Joe Hicks' 1972 season total of 3,105 punting yards at San Jose State.
Turnovers still plaguing Spartans: This season, Spartan opponents have turned 39 turnovers (18 interceptions, 21 fumbles) into 168 points. San José State had five turnovers on three interceptions and two fumbles in the November 11 Nevada game.
Both ways: Sophomore Dominic Fredrickson became the third San Jose State player this season to play on offense and defense in the same game when he did it against San Diego State (11/4) and repeated the feat at Nevada (11/11). Earlier in the season, Owen Roberts and Bryson Bridges started in the defensive line against Cal Poly (9/2) and saw action on offense by the end of the game.
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