College Football

#22 San Jose State Spartans (7-1)


Ball State beats No. 19 San Jose State 34-13 in Arizona Bowl

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Tears were shed when Ball State coach Mike Neu told his players this summer that the season had been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

When the Mid-American Conference changed course and decided to start a truncated season in November, the Cardinals were given a second chance. They turned it into the program's first bowl win in 10 tries.

Antonio Phillips returned an early interception 53 yards for a touchdown, Drew Plitt accounted for two scores and Ball State beat short-handed No. 19 San Jose State 34-13 in the Arizona Bowl on Thursday.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: N. Starkel2174
Passing TDs: N. Starkel17
Rushing Yards: T. Nevens515
Rushing TDs: T. Nevens5
Receiving Yards: B. Gaither725
Receiving TDs: D. Deese Jr.5
Interceptions: T. Jenkins2
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/5 at Central Michigan Cancelled
9/12 vs. UC Davis Cancelled
10/24 vs. Air Force W 17 - 6
10/31 vs. New Mexico W 38 - 21
11/6 at San Diego State W 28 - 17
11/14 vs. UNLV W 34 - 17
11/21 at Fresno State Cancelled
11/28 at Boise State Cancelled
12/5 at Hawaii W 35 - 24
12/11 vs. Nevada W 30 - 20
12/19 vs. Boise State W 34 - 20
12/31 vs. Ball State L 13 - 34
Mountain West
  Conference Overall
22 San Jose State 6-0 7-1
Boise State 5-0 5-2
Nevada 6-2 7-2
San Diego State 4-2 4-4
Hawaii 4-4 5-4
Fresno State 3-3 3-3
Air Force 2-2 3-3
Wyoming 2-4 2-4
New Mexico 2-5 2-5
Colorado State 1-3 1-3
Utah State 1-5 1-5
UNLV 0-6 0-6
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 3447 (65)
Passing Yards: 2387 (40)
Rushing Yards: 1060 (90)
Points per game: 28.6 (62)
Yards per game: 430.9 (36)
Touchdowns: 27 (70)
Field Goals: 9 (65)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 2769 (35)
Passing Yards: 1807 (51)
Rushing Yards: 962 (25)
Points per game: 19.9 (15)
Yards per game: 346.1 (26)
Touchdowns: 18 (19)
Field Goals: 7 (33)
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