Spartans Rout No. 25 Fresno State, 42-18

Postgame Press Conference

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Kairee Robinson rushed for a career-high 200 yards and two touchdowns, and Chevan Cordeiro went 9-for-18 for 146 yards and three touchdowns as San José State (5-5, 4-2 MW) defeated No. 25 Fresno State (8-2, 4-2 MW) 42-18 on Saturday night to take home the Valley Trophy at CEFCU Stadium. It is the first Spartan win over a nationally-ranked opponent since November 29, 2013 when they defeated No. 16 Fresno State 62-52.

  • This is the first four-game win streak for the Spartans since 2020.
  • The win is the largest margin of victory over Fresno State since 1990 when the Spartans defeated the Bulldogs 42-7.
  • Robinson scored his 14th rushing touchdown of the game in the first quarter. He has scored in every game he has played in this season.
  • Robinson's second touchdown tied the single-season rushing record set by Johnny Johnson Jr. (1988) and Deoncé Whitaker (2000) with 15.
  • He now has 17 total touchdowns on the season, two behind Johnson, who set the record in 1988.
  • His 33 career touchdowns puts him two behind the SJSU record set by Whitaker (1998-2001).
  • This was Robinson's fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season.
  • He is the first Spartan to rush for 200 yards since Tyler Ervin ran for 263 yards on October 24, 2015 against New Mexico.
  • Robinson has a touchdown in an SJSU record nine straight games.
  • The Spartans scored on their first three drives of the game for the first time this season.
  • SJSU scored 21 points in the first quarter, which is the most this season.
  • The Spartans' 28 first-half points is their most this season against an FBS opponent.
  • Cordeiro's three touchdown passes in the first half is the third time this season he has thrown for three touchdowns in a game.
  • His first was to Malikhi Miller, his first touchdown of the season.
  • Cordeiro's second touchdown pass was to Isaac Jernagin, his first-career touchdown.
  • He threw his third touchdown pass of the first half to Nick Nash from 14 yards out.
  • Michael Dansby had his first interception of the season and took it back 98 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter. It is his third interception of his career.
  • It was the second-longest interception returned for a touchdown in SJSU history behind Gerald Jones's 99-yard interception for a score against Nevada on September 18, 2003.
  • It was also the first pick-six since Dakari Moore returned an interception for a touchdown against UNLV on October 27, 2018. 
  • Matthew Tago recorded his first-career interception in the first quarter.
  • The Spartans had five sacks in the win, recorded by Noah Lavulo (2), Tre Smith, Soane Toia and Jay Kakiva.
  • The Spartan defense finished with 11.5 tackles for loss.
  • The Spartans outgained the No. 25 Bulldogs 459-308.
  • Quali Conley had 93 yards on 15 carries in the win.
  • The Spartans rushed for 313 yards, their fourth-straight game with at least 200 yards on the ground.
  • It is the first game of the season where the Spartans have rushed for 300 plus yards.
  • This is the first game the Spartans have rushed for 300 plus yards since September 10, 2016 when they rushed for 409 yards against Portland State.
  • It is the first time the Spartans have rushed for 300 plus yards against an FBS opponent since October 24, 2015 when they rushed for 317 yards against New Mexico.
  • It is the first time since 2000 where the Spartans have had five games with 200 plus rushing yards.
  • It's the first time since 2000 where the Spartans have had four-consecutive games with 200 plus rushing yards.
  • The Spartans have had three games with 250 plus rushing yards for the first time since 2006.

UP NEXT: The Spartans play their final home game of the season on November 18th when they host San Diego State at 7:30 p.m. The game can be watched live on the CBS Sports Network and listened to live on KTRB.

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