05/06/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Quarterbacks: David Fales, San Jose State, 6-2, 212, 4.99...Well-traveled (Nevada, Monterey Peninsula College, Wyoming), Fales surfaced as great team leader for a new coaching staff and a squad full of newcomers. He is so likeable in every other way that some overlook his lack of arm strength. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
04/03/2014 - Week 3 Pro Days takeaways: Michael Sam shows improvement...2. The vast majority of the attention placed upon the 2014 class of quarterbacks has focused upon underclassmen Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles and Manziel but San Jose State's David Fales and Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas turned enough heads during their respective senior Pro Days to solidify their own stock as two of the more intriguing second-tier passers. The two couldn't be more opposite. Fales, 6-foot-2, 212 pounds, relies on anticipation and accuracy to beat opponents and showed as much in hitting on virtually all of his 52 scripted passes during his workout March 19. Thomas, on the other hand, is the physical prototype at 6-foot-6, 248 pounds, whose combination of athleticism and arm strength has earned comparisons to Cam Newton. His workout drew the likes of San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh and Philadelphia's Chip Kelly and he performed well, showing not only the velocity scouts expected but improved fundamentals and accuracy. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/26/2014 - 2014 Pro Days: Fales, Jones turn heads at San Jose State workout...Fales, who out-played Fresno State's Derek Carr in a highly anticipated showdown November 29 that ended the Bulldogs' then-undefeated season, ranks as one of the more intriguing second-tier quarterbacks in the 2014 draft class. He struggled early with illness at the Senior Bowl but improved each day in Mobile and was at his best during the all-important Wednesday practice. His reputation as a gamer only improved this Wednesday, as well, as he showed impressive accuracy throughout the throwing session. While Fales' ball placement is worth noting, the reason he's viewed as a second-tier prospect rather than a potential first round candidate is that he lacks ideal arm strength. Fales relies on anticipation and accuracy to be effective -- traits which could lead to success in a traditional West Coast Offense-based scheme but may not cut it in other, more aggressive vertical passing attacks. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/26/2014 - 2014 Pro Days: Fales, Jones turn heads at San Jose State workout...Central Florida's Blake Bortles may have been the star of Wednesday's most anticipated Pro Day workout but another quarterback on the opposite side of the country also enjoyed a strong performance. In terms of pure statistics, in fact, the workout was even more impressive. One high-ranking NFL official on hand for San Jose State's workout characterized senior quarterback David Fales' scripted 52-play throwing session as "pretty damn good." Fales reportedly only missed on one pass the entire day -- a deep post that sailed just a bit long. The scout also passed along that he timed wideout Chandler Jones at 4.38 seconds in both of his attempts at the 40-yard dash. The underrated duo personified a San Jose State program that didn't generate a lot of national attention in 2013 but clearly is valued by NFL scouts, as evidenced by the fact that 35 scouts representing 25 NFL teams attended the Pro Day. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/27/2014 - Following a strong performance at the 2014 Senior Bowl All-Star Game in Mobile, Ala., San Jose State University quarterback David Fales will be one of three signal callers competing in the 16th Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge. Produced by Intersport, Fales is entered in the Quarterback Accuracy competition with Clemson's Taj Boyd and Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech. All three quarterbacks were at the Senior Bowl. Fales completed 6-of-7 passes with an interception for 104 yards and a touchdown for the winning South team. Boyd was 7-of-16 with an interception for 31 yards and Thomas was 4-of-5 for 17 yards for the North team that scored its only touchdown on a 1-yard fourth quarter run. - Fresno State football
01/22/2014 - 2014 Senior Bowl Wednesday...While Fresno State's Derek Carr and Eastern Illinois' Jimmy Garoppolo starred the first two days in Mobile, San Jose State's David Fales enjoyed his strongest performance of the week. Carr and Garoppolo seemed to play it safe Wednesday, frequently taking check-downs and rarely risking dangerous throws. Garoppolo, for example, elected to throw an intermediate sideline route out of bounds rather than attack deep down the middle to an open receiver on a surprise flea-flicker midway through practice. Adding to his reputation as a "gamer," Fales kept his eyes downfield, rifling a few well-thrown intermediate and deep passes, including one particularly well-thrown pass to Colorado State tight end Crockett Gillmore after escaping the rush and rolling to his right. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/21/2014 - 2014 Senior Bowl: 10 observations from Monday's South practice...8. San Jose State quarterback David Fales is more of a gamer than a practice-guy but his lack of ideal arm-strength, unfortunately, stood out in comparison to Carr and, to a lesser-extent, Garoppolo. Fales telegraphed some throws (including a short pass over the middle that was intercepted by LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow) and his passes to the perimeter had too much air under them. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/18/2013 - 2013 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST SECOND TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): QB David Fales, Sr., San Jose State,...For the second season in a row, Fales was a second-team all-conference choice. He is the first San Jose State quarterback to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season and did it in each of his two years as a Spartan. Fales completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 4,189 yards and 33 TDs and scored two more touchdowns on the ground. He shares or holds 28 San Jose State school records. - San Jose State football
12/03/2013 - WEEK 14 NCAA NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: David Fales threw for a school-record 547 yards and six touchdowns in an entertaining showdown with David Carr and San Jose State spoiled the No. 16 Fresno State's perfect season with a 62-52 victory. Fales was every bit as good as the more heralded Carr, matching his six first-half touchdown passes in a near perfect performance that made the Spartans bowl eligible with their first win against a ranked opponent since 2000. Fales' 13-for-13 to start the game was a personal best and the fifth most consecutive completions in a Mountain West game. Fales' six touchdown passes were a personal single-game best. - NCAA.com
12/03/2013 - 2014 NFL DRAFT, WEEK 14 STOCK REPORT, NFL PROSPECTS WHO HELPED THEMSELVES: QB David Fales, San Jose State...In a game that saw over 1,000 yards of total offense (in the first half), Fales and Fresno State's Derek Carr put on a show through the air. And although Carr will be the higher sought after NFL prospect, Fales showed why there's a place for him at the next level as well, out-dueling the Fresno state quarterback and picking up the victory for the Spartans. He finished 37-for-45 (82.2%) for 547 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions, adding 33 yards rushing and a score on the ground.
Fales showed excellent timing and anticipation and even showed off some mobility to make throws on the move, displaying supreme confidence and resolve. He throws more rainbows than ropes and is more of a finesse passer, but he was successful due to his natural instincts at the position. Fales won't be on every draft board due to his pedestrian arm strength, but his passing vision, touch and overall feel for the position is above average, making him a great fit for a west coast offense that emphasizes multiple reads. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
12/02/2013 - WEEK 14 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE AWARDS NATIONAL FBS OFFENSIVE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: David Fales (San Jose State)...In San Jose State University's 62-52 win over previously unbeaten and nationally-ranked Fresno State, Fales threw for a school record 543 yards and personal single-game best six touchdowns in the highest scoring game between these teams since the series started in 1921. The senior quarterback rallied the Spartans back from six-point deficits four times in the first and scored on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter to give San Jose State a 59-44 advantage. - San Jose State football/College Football Performance Awards
12/02/2013 - WEEK 14 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Senior QB David Fales of San Jose State...For their contributions in San Jose State University's 62-52 win over previously unbeaten and nationally-ranked Fresno State, quarterback David Fales and placekicker Austin Lopez were named the Mountain West Conference Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively.
Fales becomes a three-time recipient in 2013 after throwing for a school record 543 yards and personal single-game best six touchdowns in the highest scoring game between these teams since the series started in 1921. The 6-foot-3 senior quarterback rallied the Spartans back from six-point deficits four times in the first and scored on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter to give San Jose State a 59-44 advantage. - San Jose State football
12/02/2013 - WEEK 14 SENIOR BOWL COLLEGE SENIOR OF THE WEEK: The highly anticipated matchup between NFL quarterback prospects David Fales of San Jose State and Derek Carr of Fresno State did not disappoint. The two combined for 1,066 passing yards and 12 touchdowns last weekend, but it was Fales who came out on the winning end of a 62-52 contest, handing the 16th-ranked Bulldogs their first loss of the season. And Fales was the reason. The senior quarterback was 37-of-45 passing for a school-record 547 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for 33 yards and a score. Fales is the Reese's Senior Bowl College Senior of the Week. - SeniorBowl.com
12/02/2013 - WEEK 14 CBSSPORTS.COM OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: San Jose State quarterback David Fales...All season, Mountain West fans and NFL scouts have been looking forward to the showdown of Derek Carr and David Fales in the regular season finale between Fresno State and San Jose State. Fales not only notched the victory thanks to 580 yards of total offense (547 passing, 33 rushing) but made the Spartans bowl eligible and knocked Fresno State from BCS buster status. The game started like a tennis match, with both quarterbacks leading six touchdown drives in the first half. However, the Bulldogs offense sputtered in the second half and Fales finished the day completing 35-of-47 passes and recording seven total touchdowns in the 62-52 win. - CBSSports.com
12/01/2013 - 2014 NFL Draft: Fales outshines Carr in battle of star QBs...When it comes to the NFL draft, Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr may win the war but on Friday, San Jose State's David Fales won the battle, as his Spartans shocked the previously undefeated Bulldogs, ruining their chances at a BCS bowl berth. Fales matched the more highly regarded Carr pass for pass in this contest, throwing for a career-high 549 yards and six touchdowns to lead his Spartans to a 62-52 victory over the No. 16 ranked Bulldogs.
The two quarterbacks combined for 12 touchdowns in the first half - the same number as incompletions thrown over the first 30 minutes of action before each team turned more to their running game in the second half. Possessing greater height, arm strength and overall athleticism, Carr entered the game as the more hyped prospect but it was Fales who performed more impressively down the stretch, completing 37 of 45 passes on the day. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/01/2013 - WEEK 14 WALTER CAMP NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DAVID FALES, SAN JOSE STATE, Senior, Quarterback, Salinas, CA/Palma...Quarterback David Fales accounted for 580 yards of total offense (547 passing, 33 rushing) and seven touchdowns as the Spartans defeated 16th-ranked Fresno State, 62-52. Fales completed his first 13 pass attempts and finished the game 35-of-47 with six touchdowns. He added a rushing touchdown in the victory, which made San Jose State (6-6) bowl eligible. Fales is the second San Jose State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors, joining defensive back Bene Benwikere (Nov. 25, 2012). - The Walter Camp Football Foundation
12/01/2013 - 2014 NFL Draft: Fales outshines Carr in battle of star QBs...While Fales may not possess Carr's exciting upside, his vision, touch and ball placement rank among the best in the country. A beautiful deep ball down the middle to wideout Kyle Nunn for a 75-yard touchdown late in the first quarter showcased Fales' strengths perfectly. The senior quarterback recognized the one on one coverage and lofted the ball with perfect trajectory, dropping the pass softly over the shoulder into the out-stretched hands of his receiver. Nunn was tightly covered but because the pass hit him in full stride, he was able to race away for the score.
A quarter later, Fales' accuracy proved just as impressive on touchdown strike to freshman Tyler Winston down the left sideline. This time, the Spartans' quarterback recognized that the Bulldogs were in a traditional two-deep zone coverage. Fales drilled a pass between Fresno's trailing corner and closing safety, proving that he possesses the confidence and velocity to fit throws through tight windows. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
11/29/2013 - Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr threw six first-half touchdown passes, but the Bulldogs' bid for a BCS game berth was undone by San Jose State quarterback David Fales and the Spartans in a wild offensive showcase. Fales also threw six touchdown passes in the first half, leading the Spartans to a 62-52 victory over the No. 16 Bulldogs on Friday afternoon at Spartan Stadium. The loss dropped Fresno State's record to 10-1, knocking the Bulldogs out of contention for a spot in a BCS game and opening the door for Northern Illinois to claim a BCS game berth.
San Jose State (6-6) ended a three-game losing streak and became bowl eligible for the second straight year. Fales finished 36-of-44 for 543 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. Carr was 38-of-50 for 519 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams had 13 catches for 264 yards and three touchdowns.
Three San Jose State wide receivers exceeded 100 yards in receiving -- Chandler Jones (eight catches, 146 yards, three touchdowns), Kyle Nunn (10 catches, 160 yards, two touchdowns) and Tyler Winston (10 catches, 164 yards, one score). San Jose amassed 736 yards of offense, and the teams combined for 1,382 yards, the most in an FBS game this season. The two teams compiled 1,006 yards in the first half, which ended with San Jose State leading 42-41. - The Sports Xchange
11/29/2013 - Derek Carr finally ran into a quarterback who could match his prolific production. That's all it took to end Fresno State's bid for a BCS bowl. David Fales threw for a school-record 547 yards and six touchdowns in an entertaining showdown with Carr and San Jose State spoiled the 16th-ranked Bulldogs perfect season with a 62-52 victory Friday. "It's hard," Carr said. "Guys are torn up, as well they should be. If you like losing there's something wrong with you."
Fales was every bit as good as the more heralded Carr, matching his six first-half touchdown passes in a near perfect performance that made the Spartans (6-6, 4-4 Mountain West) bowl eligible with their first win over a ranked opponent since 2000. Carr threw for 519 yards and six touchdowns, but also had a fourth-quarter interception for the Bulldogs (10-1, 7-1). Davante Adams caught 13 passes for 264 yards and three scores. The loss ended Fresno State's chances to beat out Northern Illinois for a spot in a prestigious BCS game. The Huskies are the only undefeated team from a non-automatic qualifying conference. "We wanted it bad," Carr said. "If you don't want do your very best, to play in a BCS bowl game then you shouldn't be playing college football. That's what you want to do but it's so hard to do."
The Bulldogs will still play in the Mountain West title game next week against either Utah State or Boise State but had their chances at a big bowl payoff done in by a porous defense. "When your offense scores 40, 50 points you should never lose a game," safety Derron Smith said. "I feel like the defense didn't do a good enough job and let the team down. - AP Sports
10/28/2013 - WEEK 9 SENIOR BOWL COLLEGE SENIOR OF THE WEEK: David Fales has had his share of great games at San Jose State. Saturday, the Spartans' senior may have had his best. Fales was 27-37 passing for 482 yards and five touchdowns, including the game-winner with seven seconds left, to lift SJSU past Wyoming, 51-44. He also ran for a touchdown as San Jose State overcame a 16-point deficit in the second half. Fales now has 50 career touchdowns passes and is nine shy of tying the school record. For his performance, Fales is the Reese's Senior Bowl College Senior of the Week. - SeniorBowl.com
10/28/2013 - WEEK 9 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE AWARDS NATIONAL FBS OFFENSIVE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: David Fales (San Jose State)...Fales completed 27-of-37 passes without an interception for 482 yards and five touchdowns in the Spartans' 51-44 come-from-behind victory over the University of Wyoming in a Mountain West Conference game. The 6-foot-3 senior from Salinas, Calif., engineered a second-half comeback after Wyoming took a 30-14 lead early in the third quarter. Fales would lead San Jose State to a season-high 22-point third quarter that put the Spartans ahead for the first time, 36-30. The two teams then traded touchdowns until Fales directed the game-winning drive of 65 yards on 12 plays covering 5:09 in the fourth quarter. - San Jose State football/College Football Performance Awards
10/28/2013 - WEEK 9 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: San Jose State QB David Fales...For the second time in a three-week span, San Jose State University quarterback David Fales is the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Fales completed 27-of-37 passes without an interception for 482 yards and five touchdowns in the Spartans' 51-44 come-from-behind victory over the University of Wyoming in a Mountain West Conference game.
The 6-foot-3 senior from Salinas, Calif., engineered a second-half comeback after Wyoming took a 30-14 lead early in the third quarter. Fales would lead San Jose State to a season-high 22-point third quarter that put the Spartans ahead for the first time, 36-30. The two teams then traded touchdowns until Fales directed the game-winning drive of 65 yards on 12 plays covering 5:09 in the fourth quarter. His 1-yard quarterback dive over the left side of the offensive line was the first time he scored a touchdown in a San Jose State uniform.
He set a conference record for most consecutive 300-plus passing yardage games and tied another Mountain West mark for back-to-back contests throwing for at least 400 passing yards. For October, Fales was as good as any quarterback in the country throwing for 1,231 yards and 11 touchdowns during the Spartans' three-game winning streak. The Spartan signal caller was named the Offensive Player of the Week following the Colorado State win on October 12. - San Jose State football
10/27/2013 - 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 trick. 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. - AP Sports
10/14/2013 - WEEK 7 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: San Jose State QB David Fales...Quarterback David Fales completed 28-of-35 passes for 431 yards and three touchdowns leading San Jose State University to a 34-27 comeback win over Colorado State University in a Mountain West Conference game.
Fales' three touchdown passes came on plays of 83, 77 and 62 yards to running back Jarrod Lawson and wide receivers Chandler Jones and Tyler Winston, respectively as the Spartans (3-3, 2-1 Mountain West) came from behind for the second week in a row. San Jose State finished with a season-high 608 yards of total offense. - San Jose State football
10/12/2013 - David Fales connected with Tyler Winston on a 62-yard touchdown catch and run with 5:36 to play to lift San Jose State to a 34-27 win over Colorado State on Saturday. In a game which featured five ties and seven lead changes, Fales completed 28 of 35 passes for 431 yards and three touchdowns. Fales threw touchdown passes of 83- and 77-yards to Jarrod Lawson and Chandler Jones, respectively, in the second quarter and San Jose State (3-3, 2-1 Mountain West) piled up 608 yards of total offense.
Lawson finished with 104 yards receiving and a game-high 98 yards rushing, including an 18-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Tyler Winston added eight receptions for 151 yards and a score for the Spartans. Garrett Grayson had 310 yards passing and three touchdowns for Colorado State (2-4, 0-1 Mountain West), but threw two second half interceptions which led to 10 SJSU points. - AP Sports
10/06/2013 - David Fales threw three touchdown passes and Austin Lopez kicked three field goals and San Jose State beat Hawaii, 37-27, at Aloha Stadium Saturday. The Spartans (2-3, 1-1 Mountain West) rallied from a 14-3 first-quarter deficit with 31 straight points to snap a three-game losing streak. Fales tossed touchdown passes of 61, 35 and 27 yards and completed 16 of 35 passes for 318 yards. Lopez converted on field goals of 44, 51 - a career-long - and 37 yards. San Jose State posted 550 yards of total offense, including 232 rushing yards - both season-highs. Tim Crawley led the way with 21 rushes for 93 yards and Jarrod Lawson added 12 carries for 89 yards. Tyler Winston caught six passes for 159 yards. - AP Sports
09/27/2013 - The Spartans (1-2, 0-0) go into this week's big rematch with Utah State coming off back-to-back losses to Stanford and Minnesota during which they were outscored by a combined 77-37. The team also suffered a key injury to WR Noel Grigsby who is out indefinitely with a knee injury that may be season-ending. One bright spot has been K Austin Lopez who made his 21st consecutive field goal in last week's 43-24 loss at Minnesota, the longest active streak in FBS.
Vs. Utah State, Friday: Pass blocking for QB David Fales will be a big key. The Spartans yielded 13 sacks to the Aggies in last year's 49-27 loss in Logan, a game that decided the WAC title. Fales still passed for 467 yards and three touchdowns despite running for his life. Utah State rushed for 212 yards in last year's win and first-year Spartan coach Ron Caragher made the decision to switch from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense this season to better combat spread attacks like the one the Aggies use. - The Sports Xchange
09/23/2013 - Mixed bag from Fales in loss at Minnesota...San Jose State started the fourth quarter with the ball, but the drive was stalled by a failed fourth down conversion. Meanwhile, the Gophers continued to advance the ball down the field with the running game, eventually pushing their lead to 43-17.
Fales, who (as usual) spent most of the game in shotgun formation, showed off his outstanding poise and efficiency in the pocket. He surveyed the field quickly and was able to find favorable matchups with his eyes and awareness - traits that make him such an intriguing NFL prospect. However his average arm strength and athleticism showed on several occasions, which are the main reasons many are keeping him out of the early round discussion.
Based on tape and today's game, it's easy to see why so many like Fales with his intelligence and efficient passing attack. But his lack of elite physical tools are clear and it will most likely keep several NFL teams from putting him high on their draft board. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
09/23/2013 - WEEK 4 COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS: David Fales, San Jose State, threw for 439 yards and three TDs in a 43-24 loss to Minnesota. - AP Sports
09/23/2013 - Mixed bag from Fales in loss at Minnesota...When teams see "Minnesota" on the schedule, it doesn't exactly seem like a daunting task. The Gophers haven't won more than seven games in a season since 2003 (the Laurence Maroney/Marion Barber days) and Jerry Kill is averaging just 4.5 wins per year as Minnesota's head coach. But San Jose State had to travel more than 2,000 miles and a few time zones to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for an 11 a.m. local-time kickoff. So this matchup wasn't going to be a walk in the park for the Spartans and their NFL prospect at quarterback, senior David Fales.
It was a solid showing for Fales, who made several impressive NFL throws and was the only reason the Spartans kept the game close through three quarters. He finished 22-for-35 (62.9 percent) for 434 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions, but at the end of the day, he wasn't able to make enough clutch throws to keep up with the Minnesota offense. In Fales' defense, his supporting cast was extremely inconsistent (with little production on the ground) and the Spartans' defense had no answer for the Gophers' run attack, led by redshirt freshman quarterback Mitch Leidner. Making his first career start, the Gophers' quarterback finished with a school-record four rushing touchdowns. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
09/23/2013 - Mixed bag from Fales in loss at Minnesota...After a slow start for the San Jose State offense, Fales delivered midway through the second quarter with a 76-yard touchdown pass down the sideline to senior wide receiver Chandler Jones. The throw floated a tad from the far hash, but Fales used outstanding touch to drop it in the bucket so Jones could catch it in stride and take it the distance. The Spartans quarterback also did a great job of using the sideline, putting perfect placement on the toss so only his guy was coming down with it.
After Minnesota scored on the following drive to push its lead to 20-10, the San Jose State offense got the ball back with three minutes in the first half. But Fales needed just two minutes to answer and drive down the field, finishing with 32-yard pass down the seam to Jones for the score. The touchdown throw lacked elite zip like most of his passes, but it was more of a rope than rainbow and was placed in a premium spot where his target could catch it with his hands in front of the defensive back. But after a strong first half, Fales and the San Jose State offense sputtered in the second half.
Fales had a costly (and rare) poor decision early in the third quarter when he forced a pass into a tight window over the middle. The ball was deflected by the defensive back and intercepted by Minnesota linebacker Aaron Hill, giving the Gophers excellent field position at the Spartans' 12-yard line. Three plays later, Minnesota scored their fourth touchdown of the game, giving them a 26-17 advantage. Fales finished the third quarter 1-for-6 for nine yards and one interception. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
09/21/2013 - San Jose State quarterback David Fales was as good as he's ever been in the first half against Minnesota, using pinpoint accuracy to hit big play after big play and keep the Spartans in the game. When Fales and the high-flying offense slowed down just a little bit in the second half, the Golden Gophers ran away with the game. Now that top receiver Noel Grigsby could be out for the season because of a knee injury, Fales will have even more responsibility on his shoulders. Fales threw for 439 yards and three touchdowns in San Jose State's 43-24 loss to Minnesota on Saturday.
But Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner rushed for 151 yards and four touchdowns and David Cobb added 125 yards rushing and two scores as the Golden Gophers dominated the time of possession, 40:38-18:58. Fales, who is projected by some scouts to be a first-round draft pick threw for 294 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, and the Spartans went into the locker room trailing 20-17. "We felt like we could do whatever we want," Fales said. - AP Sports
09/09/2013 - San Jose State QB David Fales hasn't put up the big numbers yet, but he's still generating buzz as an NFL prospect. Fales, who led the nation in completion percentage last year, was 29-of-43 for a career-low 216 yards against Stanford. "It's special when you see a guy that can throw the ball the way he throws it," Stanford coach David Shaw told the San Jose Mercury News. "There were about five throws tonight that were Sunday throws as we call them -- they were NFL throws." - The Sports Xchange
08/30/2013 - San Jose State's David Fales, the FBS' most accurate passer last season threw for 225 yards and two touchdown passes Thursday night as both he and the Spartans picked up where they left off defeating Sacramento State 24-0 for their eighth-straight win. Jason Simpson led the Spartan ground game with 135 yards including a 55-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
Fales connected with Noel Grigley for a touchdown with 26 seconds left in the first half, bringing the score at halftime to 17-0. Chandler Jones had 8 receptions for 130 yards. Ezekiel Graham led Sacramento state with just 49 yards rushing. Garrett Safron completed 23 of 40 passes for 192 yards, but was intercepted twice. Mistakes plagued the Hornets, as the team was also penalized 8 times, and a late fourth-quarter drive sputtered after a Safron sack and a delay of game penalty. - AP Sports
08/29/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: QB David Fales will return following a brilliant debut season at San Jose State. Fales passed for 4,193 yards and 33 touchdowns in 2012. If he duplicates those numbers this season as a senior, he will shatter the school records of 7,548 yards and 56 touchdowns, both of which were set by players who spent four years in the program. - The Sports Xchange
08/14/2013 - 2013 MANNING AWARD WATCH LIST: David Fales Sr. SAN JOSE STATE 78.4,...In his second season with the Spartans... San Jose State single-season record holder in seven categories... Signed with San Jose State in December 2011...Second-team All-WAC in 2012... National rankings in passing efficiency (3rd), passing yards (6th), passing yards per game (7th), touchdown passes (8th) and total offense (14th). - San Jose State football
08/14/2013 - 2013 JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD WATCHLIST: David Fales, San Jose State,...Most accurate Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) passer completing 72.5 percent of his passes for 4,193 yards and 33 touchdowns in 2012...Set a school single-game record with 38 pass completions and seven San Jose State single-season passing records... Threw 24 of his 33 touchdown passes in the last eight games. - San Jose State football
07/18/2013 - 2013 DAVEY O'BRIEN WATCH LIST: David Fales, San Jose State...Fales earned his spot on the Watch List with a highly productive first season in 2012. He became the first Spartan quarterback in more than 70 years to lead the program to 11 wins in a season as San Jose State posted an 11-2 win-loss record, won the Military Bowl and finished 21st in the national polls. The Spartan signal caller set seven school records throwing for 4,193 yards and 33 touchdowns.
He was the national leader in the Football Bowl Subdivision with his 72.5 percent completion percentage and only threw nine interceptions in 451 attempts. His 170.76 passing efficiency rating was third nationally. The fifth-year senior from Salinas, Calif., is a psychology major planning to graduate in December 2013. - San Jose State football
07/13/2013 - 2013 MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: QB David Fales, San Jose State...The San Jos?? State quarterback heads into 2013 as the Football Bowl Subdivision's most accurate passer last season completing 72.5 percent of his attempts for 4,193 yards and 33 touchdowns. - San Jose State football