San Jose State football kept busy during bye week

September 21, 2018

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Photo credit: @SJSUSpartanFB

By: Ana Kieu

Spartans head coach Brent Brennan will address the media members in his weekly press conference at Simpkins Stadium Center on Monday afternoon. But, in the meantime, let’s take a look at what you need to know before the the Spartans’ much-anticipated homecoming game versus the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

Game #4
Upcoming game
San Jose State vs. Hawaii
Saturday, September 29, 2018
CEFCU Stadium, San Jose, Calif., 4:00 p.m. (PT) Spectrum Sports/Stadium

SJSU record
0-3, 0-0 Mountain West. Most recently, the Spartans lost at No. 20/No. 23 Oregon, 35-22, on September 15th.

Hawaii record
3-1, 1-0 Mountain West. The Rainbow Warriors lost at Army West Point, 28-21, on September 15th.

Tickets or

The Athletics Ticket Office is located on 1393 S. 7th Street, San José, CA 95112 on weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m.

What’s new at CEFCU Stadium? 
• New modern family plan
• Spartan alumni season ticket pricing in a distinct seating section

Radio Coverage
KLIV, 1590 AM, San Jose originates SJSU football broadcasts. Justin Allegri calls the play-by-play. Kevin Richardson provides commentary. The Hawaii broadcast begins at 3:30 pm PDT with a pregame show.

SJSU’s network affiliate is KION, 1460 AM/101.1 FM, Salinas.

Television Coverage
Spectrum Sports will provide play-by-play coverage of the SJSU vs. Hawaii game. Robert Kekaula calls the play-by-play. Rich Miano provides analysis and commentary.

Series History
Hawaii leads the series, 20-19-1, with one cancellation. The Rainbow Warriors have won the last two meetings between these teams, including a 37-26 decision in Honolulu last year.

The Spartans’ last win in the series was a 42-23 road victory in 2015. SJSU’s last victory over Hawaii in San Jose was on October 14, 2011 when SJSU edged Hawaii, 28-27.

The one cancellation in the series was the December 16, 1941 game in Honolulu. The game was canceled following the December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor. The Spartans’ traveling party arrived in Hawaii on December 3rd.

Three Consecutive Home Games
For the first time since 2007, SJSU’s playing three consecutive games as a home team starting with Hawaii on September 29th. The Spartans host Colorado State on October 6 and Army West Point at Levi’s Stadium in nearby Santa Clara, Calif., on October 13. In 2007, SJSU hosted UC Davis, Idaho and Hawaii on consecutive weeks.

The Hawaii game will be SJSU’s Homecoming Game for the 2018 season. SJSU has a record of 47-32-2 in Homecoming Games.

When Hawaii was in San Jose in 2016, the Rainbow Warriors were the Homecoming opponent and emerged with a 34-17 victory.

SJSU’s 1-2 in Homecoming games when Hawaii is the opponent. The Spartans defeated the Rainbow Warriors, 28-27, in the 2011 Homecoming contest and lost 45-38 in 2005.

Spartans Match 2017 Interception Total
Only three games into the season, SJSU’s six interceptions matches its season total for 2017. The Spartans presently rank seventh nationally with their six interceptions heading into the action the week ending September 22nd. Dakari Monroe and Jesse Osuna share the team lead with two interceptions each and rank tied for 10th nationally in pass interceptions.

A National Co-Leader
Dakari Monroe is one of three players sharing the national lead in passes defended. Monroe has a 2.67 per game average with two interceptions, one vs. UC Davis and his second at Oregon, and six pass break ups.

Tops At His Position
For the second consecutive week, Josh Oliver is the leading pass receiver among FBS tight ends. After three games, Oliver is averaging 6.33 receptions a game and has 19 catches for the season.

Oliver’s the only tight end listed among the FBS’ top 50 pass receivers in games played through September 15th. His 178 receiving yards is second among FBS TEs. USF TE Mitchell Wilcox is first with 182 yards on 14 receptions. Oliver caught a single-game career best eight passes for 86 yards in the opener vs. UC Davis, six at Oregon, including his first touchdown of the season, and five balls for 51 yards at Washington State. 13 of his 19 receptions this season resulted in a SJSU first down.

A High Five For Bryce Crawford 
Bryce Crawford kicked three field goals in a game for the fifth time in his career in the Oregon game. Crawford converted his three attempts of 31, 28 and 25 yards. For the season, he’s 4-of-5 in field goal kicking. His only miss this season is from 53 yards.

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