Scores

Final

San Jose State 23

(1-3, 1-0 MW)

Utah State 20

(0-4, 0-1 MW)

8:00 PM ET, September 22, 2007

Romney Stadium, Logan, UT

1 2 3 4 T
SJSU 6 10 0 723
USU 0 13 0 720

Top Performers

Passing: A. Tafralis (SJSU) - 426 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: D. Speight (USU) - 22 CAR, 99 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Richmond (SJSU) - 10 REC, 180 YDS, 2 TD

San Jose St. 23, Utah St. 20

Associated Press

LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- David Richmond caught a 31-yard touchdown pass from Adam Tafralis with 53 seconds left and San Jose State beat Utah State 23-20 on Saturday, extending the Aggies' losing streak to 10 games.

Tafralis was 35-of-48 for a career-high 426 yards and three touchdowns for the Spartans (1-3, 1-0 Western Athletic Conference), who had 524 yards of total offense in the game.

Derrvin Speight rushed for 99 yards and one touchdown and Kevin Robinson returned a kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown for the Aggies (0-4, 0-1), who still had time to tie it or retake the lead but botched the kickoff return.

The Spartans were penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after the touchdown and the kickoff was pushed back to the 15-yard line. The kick was high and bounced near midfield, where the Spartans jumped on the loose ball.

San Jose State ran out the clock from there.

The Aggies trailed much of the game before Speight put them ahead with a 1-yard touchdown run with 6:12 to go in the fourth quarter, capping an 18-play, 92-yard drive that lasted more than 8 minutes.

San Jose State responded with a drive to the Utah State 30, but Caleb Taylor intercepted a pass from Tafralis with 2:22 left to play. The Spartans got the ball back at their own 17-yard line when Utah State punted with 1:50 left.

Richmond finished with 10 catches for 180 yards and two touchdowns.

San Jose State led 9-0 early in the second quarter when Robinson broke free for his touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SJSU
USU
1st Downs3015
Total Yards524253
Passing42678
Rushing98175
Penalties8-6410-86
3rd Down Conversions7-165-13
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers22
Possession33:4026:20

Passing Leaders

San Josť StC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tafralis35/484268.932
Utah StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jackson11/21783.702

Rushing Leaders

San Josť StCARYDSAVGTDLG
French15744.9014
Hunsucker8162.008
Utah StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Speight22994.5120
Actkinson3217.0010

Receiving Leaders

San Josť StRECYDSAVGTDLG
Richmond1018018.0235
Jurovich79313.3035
Utah StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson33210.7022
Nelson2136.5011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSJSUUSU
TD11:42James Callier Jr. 2 Yd Pass From Adam Tafralis (Pat Failed) 60
SECOND QUARTERSJSUUSU
FG13:37Jared Strubeck 31 Yd 90
TD13:26Kevin Robinson 82 Yd Kickoff Return (Peter Caldwell Kick) 97
TD05:19David Richmond 24 Yd Pass From Adam Tafralis (Jared Strubeck Kick) 167
FG02:48Peter Caldwell 22 Yd 1610
FG01:40Peter Caldwell 37 Yd 1613
FOURTH QUARTERSJSUUSU
TD06:12Derrvin Speight 1 Yd Run (Peter Caldwell Kick) 1620
TD00:53David Richmond 31 Yd Pass From Adam Tafralis (Jared Strubeck Kick) 2320