Scores

Final

San Jose State 51

(4-6, 3-3 MW)

4:00 PM ET, November 10, 2007

SPARTAN STADIUM (CA), SAN JOSE, CA

1 2 3 4 T
NMSU 3 7 0 717
SJSU 10 20 7 1451

Top Performers

Passing: A. Tafralis (SJSU) - 317 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Collins (SDSU) - 6 CAR, 14 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: K. Jurovich (SJSU) - 10 REC, 233 YDS, 2 TD

San Jose St. 51, New Mexico St. 17

Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Adam Tafralis threw for 317 yards and two touchdowns, setting a school record for career total offense in San Jose State's 51-17 win over New Mexico State on Saturday.

Tafralis, who also ran for a touchdown, recorded 316 yards in total offense for a career total of 7,363, passing Jeff Garcia on the Spartans (4-6, 3-3 WAC) all-time list. Receiver Kevin Jurovich caught 10 passes for 233 yards and a pair of scores. Dante Collins scored two rushing touchdowns.

Chase Holbrook set his own school record for the Aggies (4-7, 1-5 WAC) by passing for 318 yards, completing 30 of 49 tries. He has 7,795 in his career. Brandon Allen caught a pass for the 42nd straight game, a New Mexico State record and the second-longest current streak in the NCAA.

Dwight Lowry intercepted his fifth pass of the season -- and 13th in two years -- as the Spartans ended a three-game losing streak and extended their streak over the Aggies to four games and 13 of 15 overall. Chris Owens picked off his team-leading sixth pass to end an Aggies drive in the fourth quarter.

Allen finished with four receptions for 76 yards as New Mexico State lost its third straight and sixth consecutive on the road.

The Aggies took an early lead when Holbrook engineered an 8-play, 79-yard drive that led to Paul Young's 27-yard field goal. Holbrook completed a 50-yard pass to Derek Dubois in the drive, the play that gave Holbrook his school mark.

A 49-yard pass from Tafralis to Jurovich set up San Jose State's touchdown less than two minutes later. Jurocich caught TD passes of 36 and 45 yards.

The Aggies were also within 13-10 after Holbrook and Allen combined on a 46-yard scoring toss.

The Spartans scored 31 unanswered points before Holbrook threw a 24-yard touchdown to Wes Neimann early in the fourth quarter.

Jared Strubeck kicked consecutive field goals of 42, 41 and 38 yards in the first half. The Spartans had missed 10 straight tries before Strubeck connected on his first-quarter attempt.

San Jose State's Cameron Island added a 14-yard touchdown run late in the game as the Spartans recorded a season-high in points, and the most under coach Dick Tomey.

San Jose State improved to 3-0 against teams which use Aggies as its nickname, beating Utah State and UC Davis earlier.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NMSU
SJSU
1st Downs2123
Total Yards398507
Passing318317
Rushing80190
Penalties5-356-36
3rd Down Conversions6-175-14
4th Down Conversions1-22-3
Turnovers40
Possession25:3534:25

Passing Leaders

New Mexico StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Holbrook30/493186.523
San Jose StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tafralis19/3131710.220

Rushing Leaders

New Mexico StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Buries14624.4012
Williams4205.008
San Jose StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Eden56412.8041
French13524.0012

Receiving Leaders

New Mexico StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dubois48721.8050
Allen47619.0146
San Jose StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jurovich1023323.3249
Richmond35117.0023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNMSUSJSU
FG11:17Paul Young 27 Yd
Drive: 8 plays, 79 yds, 2:44
30
TD09:59Dante Collins 2 Yd Run (Jared Strubeck Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 54 yds, 1:18
37
FG04:13Jared Strubeck 42 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 49 yds, 4:41
310
SECOND QUARTERNMSUSJSU
FG10:45Jared Strubeck 41 Yd
Drive: 5 plays, 27 yds, 2:36
313
TD09:24Brandon Allen 46 Yd Pass From Chase Holbrook (Paul Young Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 79 yds, 1:21
1013
TD07:25Kevin Jurovich 36 Yd Pass From Adam Tafralis (Jared Strubeck Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 63 yds, 1:59
1020
TD02:03Kevin Jurovich 45 Yd Pass From Adam Tafralis (Jared Strubeck Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 70 yds, 3:08
1027
FG00:02Jared Strubeck 38 Yd
Drive: 7 plays, 34 yds, 1:17
1030
THIRD QUARTERNMSUSJSU
TD06:00Adam Tafralis 1 Yd Run (Jared Strubeck Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 35 yds, 1:54
1037
FOURTH QUARTERNMSUSJSU
TD14:12Dante Collins 2 Yd Run (Jared Strubeck Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 64 yds, 5:41
1044
TD11:23Weston Neiman 24 Yd Pass From Chase Holbrook (Paul Young Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 74 yds, 2:49
1744
TD01:29Cameron Island 14 Yd Run (Jared Strubeck Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 86 yds, 5:26
1751