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Spartans Earn Bowl Eligibility with 24-13 Win over San Diego State

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Quali Conley led the way on the ground with 155 yards and a score, while Chevan Cordeiro threw for 174 yards and a score to lead San José State (6-5, 5-2 MW) in a 24-13 win over San Diego State (3-8, 1-6 MW) for their fifth win in a row to become bowl eligible in their final regular season home game on Saturday night, presented by Alaska Airlines.

  • The Spartans have now earned bowl eligibility for the third time in the last four seasons and in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2012 and 2013.
  • It is the first time in SJSU history where the Spartans have had six wins after starting the season 1-5.
  • The five-game win streak is the longest for the Spartans since 2020.
  • The Spartans have outscored opponents 108-25 in the second half during the win streak.
  • SJSU has run for 150 or more yards in every game during the win streak and seven times overall this season.
  • The Spartans have hit at least 100 yards rushing in nine games this season which is the most since they did it 10 times in 2017.
  • This is the first time since 2006 where the Spartans have beat Fresno State and San Diego State in the same season.
  • Conley's 20-yard touchdown run was his eighth of the season, tying his career high.
  • It is Conley's fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season.
  • Kairee Robinson scored his 16th rushing touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter, breaking the SJSU single-season rushing touchdown record.
  • Robinson has scored in every game he has played in this season, good for the second-longest streak in the country.
  • He also tied the SJSU record for games with a touchdown in a season with 10.
  • Cordeiro's 10-yard touchdown pass to Dominick Mazotti in the first quarter was his 17th of the season. He is now two touchdowns shy of being tied for fourth all-time in Mountain West history.
  • Mazotti's touchdown reception is his second of the season.
  • Cordeiro finished the game 15-for-20 in the air.
  • Kyler Halvorsen knocked down his seventh field goal of the season from 36 yards out to tie the game 10-10 as time expired in the first half.
  • The Spartan defense forced a fourth-down stop on the Aztecs' first drive of the second half, which led to Conley's go-ahead touchdown.
  • On SDSU's second drive, Bryun Parham recorded his first-career interception and led the team with nine tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss.
  • Tre Jenkins had his second interception of the season to ice the game in the fourth quarter. He also had one pass breakup.
  • Isaac Jernagin recorded his longest reception of his career with a 42-yard catch in the third quarter.
  • Soane Toia had his fourth sack of the season.

UP NEXT: The Spartans will close out the regular season on Saturday when they take on UNLV in Las Vegas at 12 p.m. The game can be watched live on the Mountain West Network and listened to live on KTRB.

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