NCAA basketball podcast with Michelle Richardson: Kentucky continues to roll blasts Vols; Zags stay perfect dump San Diego St; plus more

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari shows his involvement against the Tennessee Vols on Sat Feb 20, 2021 in Knoxville Tenn (AP News photo)

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#1 No.8 Kentucky made it no contest with a 70-55 win over the No.19 Tennessee Vols. Four Kentucky players in double figures Isaiah Jackson led with 16 points and Davion Mintz followed up with 15 in the not even close contest.

#2 San Diego (3-8) didn’t have a chance they got landslided by Gonzaga (22-0) 106-69. The Zags Drew Timme led with 21 points and Jalen Suggs with 17.  Gonzaga remains undefeated.

#3 Michigan (16-1) and Ohio State (18-5), 92-87 Wolverines win it, Michigan high scorers Hunter Dickinson 22 and Eli Brooks 17 and Chaundee Brown had 15.

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San Jose State’s three-game win streak comes to a halt in 85-54 blowout loss at San Diego State

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By Ana Kieu

After a bye week, San Jose State men’s basketball traveled to Southern California to face conference foe San Diego State in a two-game series starting Monday night. The Spartans carried a three-game winning streak into this nationally televised matchup, but they had a tall order in the Aztecs.

Despite shooting the ball pretty well in the first half, SJSU ultimately lost by a final score of 85-54 at Viejas Arena. SJSU fell to 5-12, 3-10 Mountain West. Jalen Dalcourt scored 13 points in the Spartans’ loss.

The Spartans’ lineup for game one vs. the Aztecs remained the same, as Omari Moore, Trey Smith, Jalen Dalcourt, Caleb Simmons, and Ralph Agee took the court.

The Spartans won the tip, and the game was underway. SJSU got two early baskets for an early 4-3 lead at 18:32 of the first half. Both teams exchanged leads and ties for several minutes, but the Aztecs’ offense came alive as they built a 10-point lead, 34-24, with 5:08 left in the first half. SDSU maintained a double-digit lead for the final minutes of the first half. Jalen Dalcourt missed a last-second, three-point attempt, and the Spartans trailed 47-29 at the halftime break.

The Aztecs opened the second half with Trey Pulliam’s jumper in the paint, extending their lead to 20 points, 49-29, just 30 seconds in. Turnovers affected the Spartans, who fell even further behind. SDSU continued to pour in the points, extending their lead to 31 points, 71-40, on Jordan Schakel’s three-pointer off of a Spartans turnover at 10:11 of the second half. The Aztecs won by 31 points, 85-54, for their fifth straight win by 27 points or more.

SDSU improved to 13-4, 7-3 Mountain West. Jordan Schakel led the Aztecs with 23 points.

The Spartans and Aztecs meet again Wednesday night at 8:00 pm PT in a nationally televised game on CBS Sports Network.

NCAA March Madness podcast with Michelle Richardson: Utah State edges San Diego State; Kentucky moves up past Florida; plus more The Kentucky Wildcats Ashton Hagans (0) holds the ball away from the Florida Gators guard Ques Glover (0) in Saturday night’s game at Ganinesville Florida

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#1Utah State got the 2020 NCAA Tournament first auto wrapped up with a razor close game against San Diego State 59-56.

#2 West Virginia crushed No.4 Baylor 76-64, WVU’s Emmett Matthews scored 18 points and Oscar Tshiebwe scored 16 points to lead West Virginia.

#3 The Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Florida Gators 71-70 Nick Richards finished on top with 19 points Immanuel Quickly with 12 points

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Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Terry has been a force in Cardinals’ success as Kansas comes calling Sunday photo: The Cardinal bench erupts in celebration as they defeated San Diego last Sat Dec 21st at Chase Center at the Al Attles Classic

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#1 Jerry talk about the job that guard Tyrell Terry, Terry led the Cardinal (11-1) in scoring against San Diego (6-8) last Saturday at Chase Center in the Cardinal’s win 62-59.

#2 Terry’s numbers were impressive and he’s been the go to guy to throw the ball down he amassed 20 points, seven assists, and three assists.

#3 Second in scoring for the Cardinal was Oscar da Silva with 19 points scored, 11 rebounds, and one assist. da Silva very consistent and reliable in helping Stanford get those critical points.

#4 The Cardinal held their own getting a three point win over San Diego 62-59, for San Diego a team that is two games under .500 playing a team that is 10 games over .500 they didn’t cave a bit either.

#5 Kansas Jayhawks (9-2) come in next Saturday Dec 29th and although the Cardinal have lost only one game out of their last 12 games the Jayhawks are no slouches.

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Cardinal overcomes slow start, edge San Diego 62-59 in Al Attles Classic

photo from San Diego forward Yauhen Massalski (25) defends against Stanford guard Bryce Wills (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in San Francisco

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Saturday, December 21, 2019

Tyrell Terry took a while to get going after a one-game absence, but when he did, his big second half sparked a late Stanford run, and the Cardinal held on for a 62-59 non-conference men’s basketball win Saturday over San Diego in the Al Attles Classic at Chase Center.

Terry scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half. Cardinal center Oscar da Silva contributed 19 points, 11 rebounds and five steals, as Stanford (11-1) continued its best start in 11 years.

For San Diego (6-8), the loss snapped a three-game winning streak. Joey Calcaterra led the Toreros with 17 points, followed by Marion Humphrey with 16.

Terry sat out the Cardinal’s win on Tuesday over San Francisco because of what was termed an upper body injury. The freshman was cleared for practice on Friday.

Terry sank three 3-pointers and scored on a reverse layup that capped an 11-0 run to put the Cardinal up 56-44. Da Silva added four points as part of that Stanford surge.

Despite a sloppy start, Stanford led at halftime, eventually finishing with a season-worst 20 turnovers. After the Toreros took a 24-16 lead, Spencer Jones and Terry made back-to-back 3’s to pull the Cardinal back into the game.

Jones hit game-tying 3 and Daejon Davis converted a tip-in in the final second of the first half, putting Stanford up 31-29 at the break.

The Cardinal’s defense was a key to their win, forcing 17 turnovers while holding San Diego to 36.5 percent shooting. So far this season, Stanford has held all 12 of its opponents to 70 points or fewer.

San Diego was trying to get Division I win No. 600.

Stanford’s next game is on Dec. 29, when the Cardinal host No. 1-ranked Kansas.

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Haase rallies the troops in comeback game against USF

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#1 Great coaching by Stanford head coach Jerod Haase as the Cardinal were able to rally the troops against the USF Dons on Tuesday night at Maples Pavilion with a comeback second half. Down 23-18, the Cardinal came back with a 46-33 second half.

#2 Oscar da Silva and Daejon Davis each scored 18 points for Stanford Tuesday. Two of four players to get into double figures.

#3 Talk about how impressive this team is now improving to 10-1. They will certainly get some national attention real soon.

#4 Bryce Willis had 12 points and Spencer Jones had 10 to follow up behind da Silva and Davis in scoring.

#5 Up next for the Cardinal, they will face San Diego at Chase Center in San Francisco this Saturday December 21st in the Al Attles Classic

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SDSU remains undefeated with 59-57 win over SJSU

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By Ana Kieu

The San Jose State men’s basketball team had hoped to snap a 4-game losing skid at Viejas Arena against San Diego State on Sunday afternoon, but the Spartans’ hopes weren’t granted in the Mountain West contest.

SJSU’s starting five featured Brae Ivey, Omari Moore, Christian Anigwe, Seneca Knight and Sam Japhet-Mathias.

SDSU jumped out to a 7-2 lead at the first media timeout at the 15:18 mark of the first half. Though, neither team was off to the best of starts as the Spartans and Aztecs combined for just 7-of-24 from the floor at the 12-minute mark of the first.

Ralph Agee scored 5 points off the bench to provide a beautiful yet fiery spark for the Spartans with 9:52 left in the first. Then, Christian Anigwe hit a 3-pointer and Zach Chappell scored off the high glass with 6:08 left in the first.

Omari Moore made a move and delivered a 3 to cut the deficit to 10, Ralph Agee knocked down a triple to cut the deficit to 8 and SJSU scored 6 unanswered points to cut the deficit to 5 late in the first. But, despite the Spartans’ efforts, SJSU trailed 30-25 at the halftime break.

SJSU was off to a great start to open the second half. The Spartans scored back-to-back buckets and Ralph Agee had one of his best outings in a Spartan uniform with a season-high 12 points at the 15:46 mark of the second. Yet, SDSU led 39-31 at the first media timeout of the second.

Brae Ivey made a 3 from downtown to cut the deficit to 5 once again. SJSU trailed 41-36 at the 12:34 mark of the second. Ivey later buried a triple to keep the Spartans in the game with 8:55 left in the second.

Two perfect 3-point buckets from Seneca Knight and Christian Anigwe cut the deficit to 3 to trail 52-49 with 4:18 left in the second. SDSU led 54-49 at the final media timeout with 4 minutes left in the second. Knight hit a 3 to cut the deficit to 2 and Brae Ivey buried a triple to lift the Spartans to a 55-54 lead — their first lead of the game — with 1:29 left in the second. Knight scored a layup to extend the lead 57-54 with 1:03 left in the second.

But the Spartans’ contentedness was short-lived as the Aztecs took the lead 59-57 with 0:9 left on the clock. Malachi Flynn hit the game-winning 3 over three Spartan defenders. The Aztecs won 59-57.

With the win, SDSU remains undefeated with a 10-0, 2-0 MW record. With the loss, SJSU fell to 3-7, 0-2 MW.

The Spartans return home to host the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 4 pm PST.

San Jose State visits undefeated San Diego State on Sunday

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By Ana Kieu

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose State men’s basketball team continues its opening week of Mountain West play with a visit to undefeated San Diego State on Sunday afternoon.

Here’s what you need to know about Saturday’s conference contest.

PPG: 65.6 | FG%: 39.8 | 3FG%: 27.0 | FT%: 65.2

NOTES: The Spartans trailed by just three at the half and kept it close until a late run by No. 25 Utah State in Wednesday’s 71-59 conference-opening loss. SJSU is 3-0 when shooting better than 45% on field goals and is 0-6 when shooting under 45%. After using the same starting lineup for the first six games of the season, Spartans head coach Jean Prioleau has used a different combo in each of the last three. Freshman guard Omari Moore has started twice in that stretch.

PPG: 77.0 | FG%: 47.1 | 3FG%: 40.1 | FT%: 71.9

SERIES: SJSU trails, 35-40 (8-26 in San Diego)

LAST: SJSU lost, 84-56, on 3/2/19 at SDSU

NOTES: SDSU has started a season 9-0 for the second time in program history. The Aztecs opened Mountain West play on Wednesday with a 79-57 win at Colorado State. Malachi Flynn, a Washington State transfer, had a game-high 23 points plus 7 assists. Flynn is sixth in the MW in points per game (16.9) and second in assists per game (5.4).

TV: Fox Sports SD with Steve Quis and Ros Gold-Onwude


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Sophomore Christian Anigwe has been an anchor for the Spartans in the middle this season. Anigwe ranks ninth in the MW in rebounds per game at 6.6 RPG. The 6-foot-9 big man is also seventh in the MW in blocked shots per game at 1.2 BPG. He has had a season-best three blocked shots vs. both Grambling and Oregon State.

Grambling State entered the game on Nov. 20 with the nation’s No. 1 scoring offense, averaging 114 points over its first three games. The Spartans held the Tigers 38 points under their average in an 83-76 win at the Provident Credit Union Event Center. Grambling State was 1-of-10 shooting on 3-pointers.

The Spartans had 13 different players score in an 85-60 win over Simpson on Nov. 17. Zach Chappell came off the bench to score a season-high 14 points, including a pair of 3s. Seneca Knight was 6-of-8 shooting for 15 points. Craig LeCesne added 13 points in 19 minutes. Ralph Agee posted 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting. Harminder Dhaliwal made his collegiate debut and had 2 points and 2 rebounds in six minutes.

SJSU opened the 2019-20 season with a bang, defeating Hofstra on the road, 79-71, on Nov. 6. Hofstra won 27 games last year, SJSU lost 27 games. In his Spartan debut, JC transfer and former Wake Forest guard, Richard Washington, posted a team-high 23 points off the bench on 8-of-13 shooting. Washington scored 12 of his 23 points in the final four minutes, including a stretch of three straight 3s to put the game away. Craig LeCesne had his first career double-double with a career-high 19 points plus 11 rebounds. It was SJSU’s first win in a road opener since 2010-11 when the Spartans topped Eastern Washington, 67-60. The Spartans snapped a 21-game road losing streak dating back to 2017-18. SJSU won on the East Coast for the first time since 2001-02, when the Spartans defeated Fairleigh Dickinson at the BCA Tournament hosted by NC State in Raleigh, N.C.

The Spartans return seven players who started at least one game a season ago. Seneca Knight is the most experienced, as the sophomore started 17 games, including the final 12, of his rookie season. Brae Ivey was just behind Knight, as the former junior college transfer started 16 games last season. Craig LeCesne and Zach Chappell both started 15 games last year. Christian Anigwe, Isaiah Nichols and Trey Smith each started one game.

SJSU head coach Jean Prioleau will have the help of six newcomers on the roster in 2019-20. The Spartans have three new junior college transfers in Richard Washington (Tallahassee CC), Eduardo Lane (Marshalltown CC) and Ralph Agee (East LA College). Washington started his collegiate career at Wake Forest, where he played eight games as a freshman before an injury caused him to miss the entire 2017-18 season. Another Wake Forest transfer will join the Spartans on the floor this season, as center Samuel Japhet-Mathias will be eligible after a redshirt season last year. The former four-star recruit appeared in 17 games off the bench at Wake Forest as a freshman in 2016-17. He posted 6 points and 4 rebounds at No. 17 Xavier. Prioleau added two freshmen this season in guard Omari Moore and walk-on center Harminder Dhaliwal.

SJSU will play 10 games on TV this season, including three at home. SJSU hosts an ESPN networks game this year for the first time since 2010-11, when either ESPN2 or ESPNU will carry the SJSU tip against Utah State on Dec. 4. SJSU will also be on ESPN2 or ESPNU when visiting Utah State on Feb. 26. SJSU will have four non-conference games on TV, all against Pac-12 competition. The Spartans will be on CBS Sports Network when hosting Stanford at the Provident Credit Union Event Center on Dec. 14. SJSU will battle both UCLA and Arizona on Pac-12 Networks and meet Oregon State on FS1 for a neutral site game in Las Vegas. The Spartans will also have four Mountain West contests on AT&T SportsNet this season — Jan. 15 at UNLV, Jan. 21 at New Mexico, Feb. 8 at Nevada and Feb. 29 vs. UNLV.

San Jose State loses its homecoming game against San Diego State, 27-17

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By Ana Kieu

San Jose State was looking to stun San Diego State in their Homecoming game Saturday night. But the Spartans’ wish wasn’t granted as the Aztecs spoiled one of the liveliest games of the year at CEFCU Stadium.

Ultimately, a strong first half and a late comeback attempt against one of the nation’s top defenses wasn’t enough as San Diego State battled past San Jose State for a 27-17 win. The Aztecs improve to 6-1, while the Spartans fall to 3-4.

San Jose State quarterback Josh Love threw for 218 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but San Diego State dueled their way to a win.

“We just made a few too many mistakes to beat a team as good as them,” said Spartans head coach Brent Brennan after the game. “It was a little frustrating because I felt like there were moments where we had a chance to make it fun.”

San Jose State found themselves in an early deficit after the game’s opening kickoff was returned for a touchdown. However, the Spartans would promptly answer right back, going on a four play, 66-yard scoring drive to tie the score at 7-7 at 13:11 of the first quarter.

The quick-hitting scoring possession was capped by a 15-yard touchdown pass from Love to Spartan freshman running back Kairee Robinson. The play marked the first career reception and touchdown for Robinson.

Ranked #4 nationally in rushing defense heading into the afternoon, San Diego State was able to limit the Spartan ground attack for the majority of the night. San Jose State finished with 54 total yards on the ground and was led by a 59-yard performance for Robinson.

“I thought Kairee did a really nice job tonight,” Brennan said when asked about Robinson. “It was exciting to see him get in there. He’s a freshman and it’s always fun to see a freshman go in there and run the football against a good group like he did.”

San Jose State wideout Bailey Gaither also impressed and found the end zone on a late 8-yard touchdown reception. Gaither would end the day leading all players with four receptions for 75 yards.

After getting even at 7-7, San Diego State tallied 20 of the game’s next 23 points to take a 27-10 lead. The only interruption to the run came on a third quarter field goal off the foot of the Spartan kicker Matt Mercurio, a 25-yarder that was the freshman’s ninth of the season.

The scoring drive went an impressive 68 yards, spanning 14 plays that featured four Love completions and four Robinson carries.

The Aztecs tallied a pair of touchdown runs — one short (1 yard), one long (50 yards) — on their next two possessions but the hosts refused to go quietly into the night.

Starting from its own 1-yard line with just over nine minutes remaining, San Jose State marched 99 yards down the field to keep itself in the game. Highlighted by a huge 52-yard reception for Gaither, he would then snag a touchdown pass from Love three plays later to cut the deficit to 27-17.

The 99-yard touchdown drive marked the Spartans’ longest of the season.

A spirited Spartan defense got the ball back for its offense on the ensuing possession, pushing San Diego State back for negative three yards on five plays. The comeback attempt would soon be extinguished, however, as the Aztecs forced their first turnover of the night following yet another punt that pinned San Jose State on its own 1-yard line.

San Jose State ended the night with a 218-88 advantage in passing yards and were only flagged once to San Diego State’s 12 penalties. The Aztecs entered Saturday ranked eighth nationally in scoring defense (13.2 points per game) and the Spartans converted on all three of its trips inside the red zone before the night was over.

NOTES: For the first time this season, San Jose State is 1 game under .500 after the loss to San Diego State … The 348 yards San Jose State allowed in the San Diego State game was the second fewest allowed in a game this season … San Jose State allowed 287 yards in the season-opening Northern Colorado victory … San Jose State’s 99-yard touchdown scoring drive in the fourth quarter was its longest of the season and its second 90-plus yard touchdown drive in 2019 … The Spartans had a 93-yard, 7-play drive in the New Mexico win on October 4 … San Jose State’s two quarterback sacks are the most in a game since the four sacks in the Northern Colorado season opener … Kairee Robinson became the fourth different starting running back this season for San Jose State when he was on the field for the first Spartan offensive play of the San Diego State game. Robinson scored his first major college touchdown on a 15-yard reception. He led the Spartans in rushing with 59 yards on 14 carries, the most rushing yards in a game by a Spartan running back this season … The 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to open the game by San Diego State’s Kaegun Williams was the first kickoff return for a touchdown against San Jose State since Stanford’s Chad Owusu returned a kickoff 94 yards against the Spartans in 2009 … Matt Mercurio’s 25-yard third-quarter field goal was his sixth straight conversion since he missed a 41-yard try against New Mexico … Spartan linebacker Tysyn Parker shared game-high honors for tackles with 10 stops. It was the second time in his career he was credited with 10-plus tackles in a game. Both double figure tackle games were against San Diego State. As a freshman in 2016, he was in on 16 tackles … For the second straight game, San Jose State was 3-for-3 in red zone scoring opportunities … The San Diego State game marked the second time this season the Spartans didn’t come up with a fumble recovery or interception.

UP NEXT: The Spartans look ahead to their non-conference finale, where they’ll travel to New York to face the Army Black Knights on Saturday, October 26 at 9:00 a.m. PT at Michie Stadium.

San Jose State looks forward to Homecoming

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By Ana Kieu

San Jose State has had its ups and downs so far this season, but if there’s something for them to look forward to, it’s Homecoming versus the San Diego State Aztecs this Saturday night.

Here’s what you need to know:

San Jose State vs. San Diego State
CEFCU Stadium, San Jose, Calif.
Saturday, October 19, 2019, 4:00 p.m. PT
Facebook Live

3-3, 1-2 Mountain West. The Spartans lost at Nevada, 41-38, on October 12.

5-1, 2-1 Mountain West. The Aztecs have a two-game winning streak after defeating Wyoming, 26-22, on October 12.

KKSF (910 AM, Oakland), RealTalk 910, is the new flagship radio station for San Jose State football. Justin Allegri calls the play-by-play. Kevin Richardson provides commentary. The San Diego State broadcast begins at 3:30 p.m. PT with a pregame show.

Network affiliates are KION (1460 AM/101.1 FM, Salinas), KFIV (1360 AM, Modesto), KWSX (1280 AM, Stockton).

The San Jose State-San Diego State broadcast with Justin Allegri and Kevin Richardson calling the action also will be carried on Channel 976.

KSJS (90.5 FM, San Jose) also will broadcast the San Jose State-San Diego State game starting at 3:45 p.m. PT.

Facebook Live will provide broadcast coverage beginning at 1:00 p.m. PT. Ari Wolfe calls the play-by-play. Jordan Palmer provides commentary. Dani Klupenger is the sideline reporter. The Facebook Live presentation begins at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets: •

Ticket prices range from $10.00 for a general admission seat to $58.00 for a reserved seat.

For home games at CEFCU Stadium:

• Modern family plan

• Group ticket pricing starting at $12.00 per ticket

• Three-game mini plans starting at $59.00

San Diego State leads the series, 21-19-2. The Aztecs have won the last six games, all of them Mountain West contests, between these teams including last year’s 16-13 decision in San Diego. The three-point differential was the closest game these teams have played as Mountain West members.

San Jose State’s last win in the series was a 38-34 comeback win in San Diego on September 22, 2012. The last time the Spartans defeated the Aztecs in San Jose was a 35-10 decision on September 13, 2008.

San Jose State plays its 83rd Homecoming game on October 19 against San Diego State. The Spartans’ most recent Homecoming win was a 33-10 triumph over UNLV in 2014. This year’s Homecoming marks the fifth time San Diego State served as the opposition. San Jose State has a 47-33-2 win-loss record in Homecoming games.

1942: San Diego State 26, San Jose State 0

1973: San Jose State 27, San Diego State 27

1996: San Diego State 49, San Jose State 20

2005: San Diego State 30, San Jose State 7

For the fourth time this season, San Jose State has the opportunity to be one-game above the .500 mark with a victory over San Diego State. The Spartans have win-loss records this season of 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2.

The last time San Jose State had a 4-3 win-loss record after seven games was in the 2013 season after defeating Wyoming, 51-44, at Homecoming.

At the halftime of the San Diego State game, linebacker David Chaney, (1969-71), will be enshrined into the CEFCU Stadium Ring of Honor. The two-time All-American was the first Spartan to have his jersey retired, was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in the 1980’s and was named one of the top-100 football players in San Jose State history during the Spartans’ centennial celebration of the sport in 1995. Chaney still holds the school record for career tackles at 527.

For the second consecutive week, San Jose State is the national leader in turnover margin.

The Spartans’ turnover margin at +12 or 2.0 per game in games played through October 12. The Spartans have 13 interceptions, which leads the country, and five fumble recoveries.

For its first six games, San Jose State lost the ball six times, tied for eighth best in the country, on four fumbles and two pass interceptions.

After six games, San Jose State has scored 51 points off of opponent turnovers. The first opponent points off a Spartan turnover came in the October 12 Nevada victory on an interception return for a touchdown.

The October 12 game at Nevada is the fourth time this season San Jose State scored 30 or more points. The Spartans are 3-1 in games scoring 30 or more points this season.

Last year, San Jose State scored 30 or more points four times and was 1-3 in those games. The 2016 season was the last time the Spartans scored 30 or more points in five games.

For the first time since the end of the 2013 season, San Jose State produced consecutive games with at least 400 passing yards. The Spartans passed for 412 yards in the October 4 win over New Mexico and 405 yards in the October 12 loss at Nevada.