SAN JOSE, Calif. - San José State football (2-5, 1-2 Mountain West) hosts Utah State (3-4, 1-2 Mountain West) on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. for homecoming on CBS Sports Network and KTRB 860 AM.
- SJSU comes off a 52-24 win at New Mexico on Saturday as they host Utah State on homecoming.
- The Spartans have lost only four turnovers this season which is good for eighth in the nation and second in the Mountain West. Their +6 turnover margin is good for 17th in the country and third in the MW.
- The Spartans special teams have two blocked punts, one blocked punt for a touchdown, have a punt return touchdown and have recovered three onside kicks this season. According to ESPN, the Spartans have the number two special teams unit in the country at 77.6 efficiency.
- The first four FBS teams the Spartans played this season are a combined 24-3 (USC 6-1, OSU 6-1, Toledo 6-1, Air Force 6-0).
- Kairee Robinson is averaging 6.45 yards per carry this season which is tops in the MW and 14th in the country. Robinson has a career 1,990 rushing yards which is seventh all-time in SJSU history.
- According to PFF, Robinson leads the nation with a 91.1 rush grade with running backs who have 50 carries or more.
- Robinson was named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week (10/16) after scoring a career-high four touchdowns with a career-high three of them on the ground against UNM (10/14). Robinson had 189 total yards including a career-best 55 yard touchdown reception and 126 rushing yards.
- Robinson has a touchdown in every game this season and his 10 rushing touchdowns tie a career season high. Robinson is now fourth in SJSU history for running backs with 23 career touchdowns and 10 behind Deonce Whitaker for first. Robinson is also seventh in SJSU history with 27 overall touchdowns and eight behind Whitaker for first.
- Robinson and Quali Conley (133 yards) each had 100 plus yards rushing against UNM (10/14) and it was the first time two SJSU running backs each had 100 yards rushing in a game since Robinson and Tyler Nevens completed the feat against Hawaii on December 5, 2020.
- Chevan Cordeiro has 11,037 total passing yards during his career and passed 10,000 yards against Toledo (9/16). Cordeiro is fourth all-time on the Mountain West career passing yards list and is behind Max Hall for third who threw for 11,365 yards at BYU. Cordeiro is eighth in career yards in the NCAA with players currently playing.
- Cordeiro has thrown eight touchdowns this season and is tied for sixth on the all-time Mountain West Conference list with 76 career touchdown passes. BYU's Max Hall owns the MW record after throwing for 94 touchdowns from 2007-09. Cordeiro is three touchdowns from tying BYU's John Beck for fifth.
- Cordeiro went 117 passing attempts without throwing an interception this season. Cordeiro made 170 passing attempts last season before throwing his first pick.
- The attendance for the Spartans' game against No. 18 Oregon State (9/3) was 20,337, the most since Nov. 30, 2013 against Fresno State. It is the 25th-highest attended game at San José State and was the first sellout since Aug. 23, 2003 against Grambling State.
- The Spartans have the 22nd best pass defense in the nation and second best pass defense in the MW averaging just 186.1 yards per game.
- Junior Bryun Parham had a career-high two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble, plus added 12 tackles at BSU (10/7). Parham is fourth in the MW with 60 tackles and 21st in the country. He is also second in the MW and third in the country in fumbles recovered.
- Sophomore Jay'Vion Cole has eight pass deflections this season which is good for fourth in the country and second in the Mountain West. Cole had his first interception at SJSU against UNM (10/14).
- The Spartans had two players who played their 53rd career game against New Mexico (10/14) in Jaime Navarro and Tre Jenkins. The record for most games played at SJSU is held by Jack Snyder (2017-21) and Cade Hall (2018-23) who both played in 55.
NEXT GAME: The Spartans head to Hawai'i on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023 at 9:00 p.m. (PT) and it can be seen on Spectrum Sports and heard on KTRB.
- Tuesday: Practice 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
- Brent Brennan Weekly Press Conference: 1 p.m. (SAC)
- Wednesday: Practice 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
- Thursday: Practice 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
- Friday: No media availability