NCAA Game Summary - Texas State at San Jose State
(Saturday, October 27)
Final Score: San Jose State 31, Texas State 20
San Jose, CA (Sports Network) - David Fales completed 26-of-38 passes for 376
yards and two touchdowns to lead the San Jose Spartans over the Texas State
Bobcats, 31-20, in Western Athletic Conference action at Spartan Stadium.
De'Leon Eskridge gained 134 yards on 25 carries and scored a touchdown for San
Jose State (6-2, 2-1 WAC), while David Freeman (two receptions, 76 yards) and
Chandler Jones (four receptions, 37 yards) were on the receiving end of Fales'
scoring strikes. The win makes the Spartans bowl eligible and they have won
two straight games.
Texas State (3-4, 1-1) struggled offensively, especially in the second half.
Shaun Rutherford completed 14-of-26 passes for 130 yards and threw a pair of
interceptions. He was also the Bobcats' leading rusher with 14 carries for 70
yards and a touchdown.
The Spartans scored first on a 20-yard field goal by Austin Lopez at the 10:05
mark of the first quarter. Texas State responded with a one-yard touchdown run
by Marcus Curry to take a 7-3 lead.
At the start of the second quarter, Freeman scored on a 10-yard touchdown run
to put the Spartans up, 10-7.
Fales threw an interception to Bobcat defender Darryl Morris, and Texas State
took advantage on its ensuing drive as Rutherford scored on a 45-yard
Will Johnson made a 29-yard field goal for the Bobcats, which made the score
With less than two minutes to play in the first half, Fales connected with
Jones for a six-yard touchdown to tie the score up at 17-17, but Texas State
came right back down the field and Johnson made a 42-yard field goal to put
them up 20-17 just before halftime.
Fales connected with Freeman for a 78-yard touchdown pass with 9:46 left in
the third quarter, which gave San Jose State the lead, 24-20. Eskridge ran in
a 32-yard touchdown later in the quarter, which would be the last score of the
San Jose State outgained Texas State in total yards, 571-303. The Bobcats
gained just 10 first downs.
10/27 20:02:57 ET
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