Dec. 2, 2013
Colorado Springs, Colo.----- For their contributions in San Jose State University's 62-52 win over previously unbeaten and nationally-ranked Fresno State, quarterback David Fales and placekicker Austin Lopez were named the Mountain West Conference Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively.
Fales becomes a three-time recipient in 2013 after throwing for a school record 543 yards and personal single-game best six touchdowns in the highest scoring game between these teams since the series started in 1921. The 6-foot-3 senior quarterback rallied the Spartans back from six-point deficits four times in the first and scored on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter to give San Jose State a 59-44 advantage.
Lopez was perfect on the day converting eight extra-point tries and kicking second-half field goals of 45 and 37 yards to keep the Spartans out in front. The 6-foot sophomore from Euless, Texas, became the first San Jose State player to score at least 100 points in a season more than once in a career. Lopez finished the regular season with 105 points - the same total he had as a freshman in 2012.
For Fales, he is a three-time conference Offensive Player of the Week award winner this season. Lopez picked up his second Mountain West honor.