Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Scouting San Jose State

The San Jose State Spartans have some talent on their football team, and I expect a dogfight this Saturday when the Aggies travel to SJSU.

Here’s what you can expect from the Spartans going into Saturday’s game:

Offensively, the team runs a two-quarterback system.

Matt Faulkner is listed as the starter and the team is more apt to throw with him in the game. The Spartans have some talent at wide receiver — Noel Grigsby (5-foot-11, 170), Chandler Jones (5-foot-11, 174) and Jabari Carr (6-foot-180) all look good. Faulkner originally signed with Fresno State before heading to Mount San Antonio College and then SJSU.

The Spartans other quarterback is Dasmen Stewart and they become a running team with him in the game.

SJSU runs plays out of a pistol formation — quarterback three yards behind center, running back directly behind him. The team will also line up in an I-formation when close to the goaline or when trying to work the ball out from deep in their own territory.

They have an athletic offensive line — not too big.

Defensively, the Spartans have a big-time defensive back in senior safety Duke Ihenacho. Keith Smith was a good, young linebacker for them last year — WAC Freshman of the Year — and he returns as a starter. SJSU returned 11 starters on their defense from a season ago.

Expect San Jose State to blitz the Aggies this week after what UTEP did to NMSU last week.


Anonymous said...

Expect San Jose to beat the Aggies because the Aggies don't have a head coach.

Anonymous said...

Let's see if the NMSU can bounce back or if it's another, "here we go again" season.


Anonymous said...

Oh boy. Another game to showcase the coaching skills of you-know-who.

Can't wait.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:11 and 11:27 are obviously the same person.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:11 and 11:27 are obviously the same person.

September 23, 2011 6:45 AM


If so, does it make him or her any less right?