San Jose St. 27, Fresno St. 24

Matt Faulkner passed for 363 yards and two second-half

touchdowns as San Jose State edged Fresno State 27-24 on Saturday


Noel Grigsby caught eight passes for 114 yards and a touchdown

for San Jose State (5-7, 3-4 Western Athletic Conference), which

defeated Fresno State for just the second time in 19 meetings. It

was also the Spartans’ first victory at Bulldog Stadium since


Robbie Rouse ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns for Fresno

State (4-8, 3-4), which never got the ball back after pulling to

within three points on a Derek Carr touchdown pass with 6:15


Carr finished with 276 passing yards, including a 24-yard

touchdown pass to Jalen Saunders.

San Jose State took over at its 31-yard line and marched 56

yards on 13 plays to run out the clock. The Spartans were aided by

a pass-interference penalty.