Spartans Fall Short Against No. 18 Oregon State in a Sellout

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Chevan Cordeiro went 18-for-32 with 143 yards in the air, and also ran for 26 yards on the ground to lead San José State (0-2, 0-0 MW) in a 42-17 loss to No. 18 Oregon State (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12) in a home opener sellout at CEFCU Stadium on CBS.

  • The attendance for the game was 20,337, the most since November 30, 2013 against Fresno State. It is the 25th-highest attended game at San José State.
  • This was the first sellout since August 23, 2003 against Grambling State, and the most in the new stadium configuration.
  • This was the first home loss since November 25, 2021.
  • Quali Conley had 11 carries for 34 yards.
  • Kyler Halvorsen knocked down his first career field goal in the second quarter from 41 yards.
  • Tre Jenkins led the team in tackles with seven and added a pass breakup.
  • Jay'Vion Cole recorded his first sack at San José State and also had a pass breakup.
  • John Norwood blocked an Oregon State punt late in the third quarter.
  • Sam Olson led the Spartans in receiving with 60 yards on six catches. He also recovered a fumble in the endzone for his first touchdown of the season. It is the first fumble recovery for a touchdown since Jamal Scott scored against Cal Poly on September 2, 2017.
  • Nick Nash followed his big game last week against USC by catching a career-high seven passes.
  • Matthew Tago and Taniela Latu each had a tackle for loss.
  • Jay Butterfield threw his first touchdown as a Spartan to Branden Alvarez, his first career score, from 19 yards out at the end of the game.
  • Butterfield went 7-for-9 with 80 yards passing.

NEXT GAME: The Spartans host Cal Poly on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023 at 1 p.m., and it can be seen on NBC Sports Bay Area and heard on KTRB. Click here to purchase tickets.

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