Spartans Ready For AutoNation Cure Bowl Game

Team captain and leading tackler Christian Tago and his teammates can close 2015 with a bowl win.
Dec. 14, 2015

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Upcoming game: San José State vs. Georgia State - AutoNation Cure Bowl

Saturday, December 19, 2015,

The Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla., 4:00 p.m. (PT)/7:00 p.m. (ET)

CBS Sports Network

San José State record: 5-7, 4-4 Mountain West. The Spartans concluded the regular season losing to Boise State, 40-23, on November 27.

Georgia State record: 6-6, 5-3 Sun Belt. The Panthers ended the regular season with a four-game winning streak with its win over Georgia Southern, 34-7, on December 5.

Series history:  This is the first meeting on the football field between these teams. San Jose State and Georgia State were seen in Eugene, Ore., September 19, for the Spartans' game at Oregon State and Panthers' contest at #12-Oregon.

San Jose State christens another bowl game: San Jose State's participation in the 2015 AutoNation Cure Bowl is the third bowl in which the Spartans became one of the first two teams to play in a bowl's inaugural game.

1981 California Bowl (later known as the California Raisin Bowl)

2006 New Mexico Bowl (now known as the Gildan New Mexico Bowl)

2015 AutoNation Cure Bowl

Play-by-Play Radio Coverage: KLIV (1590 AM, San José) originated San José State football broadcasts. Justin Allegri calls the play-by-play. Kevin Richardson provides commentary. Air time for the KLIV broadcast from the Citrus Bowl for the AutoNation Cure Bowl 3:30 p.m. (PT).

KSJS (90.5 FM, San Jose) also will carry the AutoNation Cure Bowl. Chad Oklin-Jolin leads the broadcast team. The KSJS FM coverage begins at 3:45 p.m. (PT).

Television: The CBS Sports Network will televise the AutoNation Cure Bowl featuring San José State and Georgia State. Carter Blackburn calls the play-by-play. Aaron Taylor serves as the game analyst. Jenny Dell is the sideline reporter. The CBS Sports Network telecast begins at 4:00 p.m. (PT).

The CBS Sports Network is available on: AT&T Uverse Channels 643, 1643 HD Comcast/XFinity Channels 418, 732 HD DirecTV Channel 221 DISH Network Channels 158, 158 HD

A return to Florida: The AutoNation Cure Bowl will be the fourth time San Jose State is playing a football game in Florida. Previously, the Spartans faced #2-Miami in the Orange Bowl in 1989, #6-Florida to start the 1991 season, and unranked Florida in 2003.

Wins in the Eastern Time Zone: The AutoNation Cure Bowl will be San Jose State's tenth football game in the Eastern Time Zone. The Spartans have wins in the Eastern Time Zone against Navy in Annapolis, Md., in 2012 and the 2012 Military Bowl in Washington, D.C.

Teammates now on opposite sides of the ball: San Jose State linebacker Christian Tago and Georgia State left guard Taylor Evans were teammates on the Palmdale (Calif.) Falcons pee wee football team. Spartans' quarterback Kenny Potter and Georgia State running back Taz Bateman were teammates at Long Beach City College in 2014.