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SJSU Announces Return of Bill Walsh Legacy Game Against Stanford

SAN JOSE, Calif. - San José State will battle Stanford in the return of the Bill Walsh Legacy Game as Director of Athletics Jeff Konya announced a four-game home-and-home series with the Cardinal on Wednesday. The first game of the series is set for Sept. 13, 2025 at CEFCU Stadium to open the return of the rivalry. Only four of the 67 games in this series have previously been played in San Jose including the first one on Oct. 11, 1900. The Spartans currently have 14 games against Power-5 opponents in upcoming schedules and SJSU will play two games against Pac-12 teams in 2023, including Oregon State at home for the opening of the brand new Spartan Athletics Complex.

"We are excited to announce this series with Stanford," said Konya. "It fits well with our scheduling philosophy of playing quality regional opponents and bolstering our home non-conference contests for One Spartan Nation to experience."

The Spartans will move their game at University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) from 2028 to Sept. 15, 2029 and their 2024 game at Akron to Sept. 18, 2032.

Bill Walsh Legacy Game Dates | 2022 Football Schedule 
Sept. 13, 2025 at CEFCU Stadium
Nov. 28, 2026 at Stanford
Nov. 25, 2028 at Stanford
Sept. 1, 2035 at CEFCU Stadium

Stanford - Pac-12

  • The Bill Walsh Legacy Game was last played in 2013
  • SJSU has beat their Bay Area rival 14 times 
  • Their have been 67 meetings overall
  • The Spartans beat Stanford on Sept. 9, 2006 in front of the third largest crowd in CEFCU Stadium history

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