SAN JOSE – After consecutive blowout losses towards energy convention groups, San Jose State lastly acquired to play a group its personal measurement.
As an alternative of providing a respite, the step down within the degree of competitors solely offered extra frustration.
With a rush-up offense that went nowhere quick, turnover-susceptible particular groups and a protection that couldn’t get off the sector, the Spartans misplaced sixty one-10 to Utah State Saturday at CEFCU Spartan Stadium that served as the primary convention recreation for SJSU coach Brent Brennan.
The Aggies (2-2) scored the sport’s first fifty five factors, pressured 5 turnovers and had a 589-162 edge in yardage. The Spartans (1-four) stay winless in convention-opening video games since becoming a member of the Mountain West in 2013, and have now misplaced seven in a row to Utah courting again to 2008.
SJSU was coming off consecutive losses to Texas and Utah by a mixed rating of one hundred ten-sixteen. Its win was towards Cal Poly of the Soccer Championship Subdivision.
The Spartans lastly obtained on the board when senior cornerback Jermaine Kelly intercepted a tipped cross and returned it sixty eight yards with fifty one seconds left within the third quarter. Kelly later recovered a fumble that led to junior Bryce Crawford’s fifty three-yard area aim, the second-longest in class historical past.