- Final Score: Colorado State 42, San Jose State 14
- Line: Colorado State -32.5
- Venue: Multipurpose Stadium
I wanted to rank this game higher because it contains one of my favorite plays of all time, Dalton Fackrell pretending to shot-gun a beer on the New Belgium Porch:
But at the end of the day this is just another win against a god-awful team. The 2017 Spartans were a 2-11 team with wins over Cal Poly and Wyoming (LMAO). The Rams came into this game on a three game losing steak, the brutal trifecta of losses against Air Force, Wyoming, and Boise State that we went over earlier. So while this was a dominating win, it was difficult to really care that much.
SJSU actually held the lead for a bit, scoring on their first drive. I don’t remember much about this game, but I can only imagine what I was thinking when the Rams went down 7-0 to San Jose State on the heels of that three-game losing streak. I’m sure I wasn’t very happy.
Thankfully, CSU got it in gear and scored 35 straight points and eventually won the game 42-14.
Dalyn Dawkins ran for 138 and Nick Stevens was super efficient throwing for 300 yards. Probably the best play was this jump cut by Bisi Johnson:
The game was over when… the Spartans got the ball first to begin the 2nd half. They were down 28-7 and needed some points on their opening drive. They drove down to the CSU 6-yard line, but on 2nd-and-goal:
Josh Watson with the pick! Game is basically over at this point.
Behind enemy lines:
Nothing interesting on the SJSU message board, just the typical “our coaches and quarterbacks suck” kinda stuff.
The full game doesn’t exist online, here’s some highlights: