San Jose State escapes with 51-44 win over Wyoming

David Fales passed for 482 yards and five touchdowns and scored

his first rushing touchdown of the season with eight seconds left

to lead San Jose State over Wyoming 51-44 in a Mountain West

Conference affair Saturday night.

The Spartans (4-3, 3-1) overcame a 16-point third quarter

deficit, using three consecutive touchdowns to take the lead at the

end of the frame.

Wyoming (4-4, 2-2) then went 69 yards in 10 plays, culminating

with Shaun Wick’s 15-yard TD carry with 11:47 remaining. The teams

traded another touchdown apiece before the Spartans showed one last


On fourth and inches from the Wyoming 46, the Spartans ran a

play-action and Fales found tight end Billy Freeman alone along the

left sideline. Freeman pulled in the pass and rumbled 33 yards to

the Cowboys’ 13. Five plays later, Fales pushed his way into the

end zone for the deciding score.