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Spartans Look for Third Straight Win at Hawai'i on Saturday

SAN JOSE, Calif. - San José State football (3-5, 2-2 Mountain West) looks for their third win in a row at Hawai'i (2-6, 0-3 Mountain West) on Saturday at 9:00 p.m. (PT) on KTRB 860 AM and Spectrum Sports.


  • SJSU comes off a 42-21 win over Utah State for homecoming on Saturday.
  • The Spartans have outscored their opponents 66-14 combined in the second half of their last two games.
  • The Spartans have lost only six turnovers this season which is good for 14th in the nation and third in the Mountain West. Their +7 turnover margin is good for 14th 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 77.3 efficiency.
  • The first four FBS teams the Spartans played this season are a combined 26-4 (USC 6-2, OSU 6-1, Toledo 7-1, Air Force 7-0).
  • The Spartans rushed for 259 yards at UNM (10/14) and 251 yards against Utah State (10/21) and it's the first time since 2006 the Spartans have back-to-back 250 plus rushing yard games. The Spartans have only failed to hit 100 rushing yards in two games this season. SJSU ran for 267 yards earlier this season against Cal Poly which were the most rushing yards in a game for SJSU since 12/08/20 against Hawai'i when they ran for 288 yards.
  • Kairee Robinson is averaging 6.1 yards per carry this season which is tops in the MW and 18th in the country. Robinson has a career 2,092 rushing yards which is seventh all-time in SJSU history. He is ranked sixth in the nation according to PFF with a rush grade of 90.2 and a minimum of 75 carries.
  • Robinson has a rushing touchdown in every game this season and his 11 rushing touchdowns are a career season high. Robinson now owns the SJSU record with seven consecutive games with a rushing touchdown. 15 is the single-season SJSU record for rushing touchdowns in a season.
  • Robinson is fourth in SJSU history for running backs with 24 career touchdowns and nine behind Deonce Whitaker for first. Robinson is also fourth in SJSU history with 29 overall touchdowns and six behind Whitaker for first.
  • 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 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 11,156 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 11 touchdowns this season and is tied for fifth on the all-time Mountain West Conference list with 79 career touchdown passes. BYU's Max Hall owns the MW record after throwing for 94 touchdowns from 2007-09. Cordeiro is eight touchdowns from tying Fresno's Derek Carr for fourth.
  • Cordeiro went 117 passing attempts without throwing an interception this season. Cordeiro made 170 passing attempts last season before throwing his first pick.
  • The Spartans have the 17th best pass defense in the nation and second best pass defense in the MW averaging just 182.9 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 third in the MW with 67 tackles and 43rd in the country. He is also third in the MW and fifth in the country in fumbles recovered (2).
  • Sophomore Jay'Vion Cole has eight pass deflections this season which is good for 20th in the country and third in the Mountain West. Cole has two interceptions this season to lead the Spartans with sophomore Jordan Pollard which is good for sixth in the conference.
  • The Spartans had two players who played their 54th 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.
  • 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.
  • Redshirt freshman Matthew Coleman returned his first career punt for a 75-yard touchdown against Cal Poly (9/9). Coleman was named MW Freshman of the Week and it was the first punt return TD for the Spartans since Tre Jenkins took one back against Utah State on Nov. 10, 2018. The Spartans lead the nation punt return average and are the only MW school to return a punt for a TD this season.
  • Nick Nash had a career-high seven receptions against No. 18 Oregon State. He had career-highs with three touchdown receptions and 89 yards receiving against No. 6 USC (8/26). He is the second Spartan with three touchdown receptions in a game under Cordeiro at quarterback (Elijah Cooks, 11/19/22).
  • Nash earned his first Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week honors following his three touchdown performance against No. 6 USC (8/26) and his second touchdown was the No. 2 play on SportsCenter.
  • Brent Brennan led the Spartans to his second bowl game as head coach and is the first head coach to lead the Spartans to two bowl games since Claude Gilbert in 1986 and 1987 last season. Brennan is the first SJSU head coach to lead the Spartans to two above .500 seasons since Terry Shea in 1990 and 1991.
  • Brennan is in his seventh season at SJSU and is tied for second all-time with Bob Bronzan (1950-56). Dudley S. DeGroot (1932-39) and Robert Titchenal (1957-64) both coached at SJSU for eight seasons.

NEXT GAME: The Spartans host Fresno State on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. and it can be seen on CBS Sports Network 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

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