Texas State at San Jose State

San Jose St. 31, Texas St. 20


SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - De'Leon Eskridge was a workhorse for the Spartans on Saturday, recording 25 carries for a career-high 134 yards, scoring his only touchdown of the afternoon on a 32-yard run with 5:23 remaining to put San Jose State up for good in a 31-20 win over Texas State.

San Jose State (6-2, 2-1 WAC) was up 24-20 before Eskridge gave them some breathing room over a pesky Texas State (3-4, 1-1) squad. Spartans quarterback David Fales was 26 of 38 for 376 and two touchdowns. The 571 total yards for the Spartans offense was a season high.

Texas State led 20-17 heading into halftime before Fales found David Freeman on a 78-yard touchdown strike on their second possession of the third quarter to put San Jose State up 24-20.

Bobcats running back Shaun Rutherford carried the ball 14 times for 70 yards including a 45-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

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Scoring Summary
SJSTAustin Lopez 20 yd FG
TXSTSMMarcus Curry 1 yd run (Will Johnson kick)
SJSTDavid Freeman 10 yd run (Austin Lopez kick)
TXSTSMShaun Rutherford 45 yd run (Will Johnson kick)
TXSTSMWill Johnson 29 yd FG
SJSTChandler Jones 6 yd pass from David Fales (Austin Lopez kick)
TXSTSMWill Johnson 42 yd FG
SJSTDavid Freeman 78 yd pass from David Fales (Austin Lopez kick)
SJSTDe'Leon Eskridge 32 yd run (Austin Lopez kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1028
Third Down Efficiency4-137-12
Fourth Down Efficiency1-10-0
Plays-Net Yards52-30376-571
Passing Yds130376
Kick Return Yds6066
Punt Return Yds545
Time of Poss.24:835:52
Individual Stats
TXSTSM: Shaun Rutherford 14-70, Tim Gay 3-58, Marcus Curry 7-39, Terrence Franks 2-6
SJST: De'Leon Eskridge 25-134, Tyler Ervin 2-37, David Freeman 5-18, Blake Jurich 3-10, Team 3--4
TXSTSM: Shaun Rutherford 14-26-130-2
SJST: David Fales 26-38-376-2
TXSTSM: Andy Erickson 4-53, Deche Milburn 4-28, Marcus Curry 3-22, Benjamin Ijah 1-12, Chase Harper 1-10, Jafus Gaines 1-5
SJST: Noel Grigsby 6-75, Ryan Otten 4-86, De'Leon Eskridge 4-41, Chandler Jones 4-37, Jabari Carr 3-39, David Freeman 2-76, Peter Tuitupou 1-12, Kyle Nunn 1-7, Ina Liaina 1-3
Texas State11th Sun Belt 0-82-10
San Jose State3rd Mountain West West3-54-8

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