Know The Foe: San Jose State Bio

Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

All the nuts and bolts you need to know about San Jose State and the Spartans football team.

Time for another Know The Foe bio blast. This week, BYU hosts a struggling Idaho for the second year in a row.

BIO

Name: San Jose State University
Nickname: Spartans
Colors: Gold, Blue, White
Conference: WAC, en route to Mountain West
Location: San Jose, California

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Enrollment: ~30,500

Venue: Spartan Stadium, cap. 30,456 (FieldTurf)

Bowl Appearances: 6 (3-3 record)
Last: 2006 (beat New Mexico in the inaugural New Mexico Bowl)

Best seasons:
1986-87: The Spartans went 10-2 in two consecutive seasons in the PCAA.

1975: SJSU went 9-2. In the second-to-last week of the season, the 9-1 Spartans were ranked #20 in the AP poll, the program's only all-time appearance in the AP poll.

2006: This year was the last time in the last 21 years that SJSU reached 8 or more wins. The Spartans went 9-4 and won the New Mexico Bowl.

Player-Alumni
WR Mervyn Fernandez (1982) Fernandez played six seasons with the L.A. Raiders and six more with the B.C. Lions in the CFL. He's also one of the awesome receivers you threw to any time you picked the Raiders (because BO JACKSON) when playing Super Tecmo Bowl.

OL David Diaz-Infante (1986): Diaz-Infante played six years in the NFL, including on two Super-Bowl-winning Broncos teams. He also played two years in the CFL, two in the precursor to NFL Europe, and the lone season of the XFL's existence. He is a color commentator for ESPN.

Coach: Mike MacIntyre, 3rd season (14-21, .400)

Last 5 Years: 19-42 (.311)

History vs BYU: 9-6
Went 8-0 against BYU between 1946-1961. Have only played twice in the LaVell-forward era, BYU is 2-0 in those games.

2012

Record: 8-2 (4-1 WAC)
Ranked: NR
Sagarin Rating: 33

AVERAGES (10 games)

POINTS

Scored:

35.1

Allowed:

20.0

YARDS/GM

Gained

Allowed

Rush

Pass

Total

Rush

Pass

Total

118.9 (105)

325.8 (9)

444.7 (36)
S&P: 44

133.9 (30)

191.5 (20)

325.4 (21)
S&P: 47


Quarterback David Fales is completing 72.4% of his passes for 25 touchdowns and only 7 interceptions.
WR Noel Grigsby will likely pass the 1,000 receiving yards mark against BYU.

TIME/TV

Kickoff: Saturday, 8:30 p.m. MT
TV: ESPN2

Watch for the Game Thread on Saturday, where you can join fellow Cougar fans in discussion throughout the game.

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