The senior quarterback is winning all the awards this week. The list seems to go to 11 so far. Such are the accolades for knocking off everyone’s favorite — and most overrated — BCS buster in Fresno State.
On top of that, Charles Davis of NFL.com sees the senior quarterback zipping up draft boards also.
In other San Jose State football news …
- Austin Lopez was also honored this week.
- The San Jose State ministry of propaganda has a piece about how technology is changing how coaches do their jobs, with Ron Caragher and Co. as examples. Piece is by Matt Stephens, who works for MaxPreps and contributes to the S.F. Chronicle.
- Jarred Lawson will be on scholarship starting with the spring semester, as will linebacker Isaiah Irving. The freshman running back out of San Jose Valley Christian accounted for 1,011 yards of total offense for the Spartans. Irving, from Houston Cypress Creek, had 50 tackles and 2.0 sacks.
- San Jose State Alumni Association wants you to send the Potato Bowl a Christmas card or 10.
- News and notes: Ron Caragher has a bonus riding on whether the Spartans go to a bowl; Offensive coordinator Jimmy Daugherty is a nominee for the Broyles award as top assistant; The Spartans didn’t hit the field again for practice until today.
In non-football news …
- Is it an achievement if you hang with a team for the first seven minutes before getting blown out? When you’re the San Jose State women and your opponent is No. 9 Baylor, the answer is still no, but it’s much more tentative than normal. The Spartans lost 113-73 in Waco to the Lady Bears on Tuesday.
The Spartans hit 13 3-pointers in the loss, and hung around at the start before Baylor realized who they were facing and squashed the Spartans. The AP story talks about the Spartans only suiting up eight players in the game, which is strange considering the roster lists a full complement of players.
It was the most points Baylor has allowed this season. It was also the most the Spartans have allowed this season in a season in which they have been allowing a lot of points. The Spartans have lost three straight and fall to 4-4 on the season.
- Senior hitter Hanah Blume was named to the Mountain West all-conference volleyball team. The Spartans wrapped up their season 8-23, 5-15 in conference with a loss at Air Force on Friday.
- The San Jose State men’s basketball team got smoked over the weekend against Weber State, 72-55. The Spartans were led in scoring by Rashad Muhammad, who had 17 points. Overall, though, they were frosty from the field, shooting less than 33 percent (20 for 62 overall.) The Spartans are now 2-6 on the season.
- Gary St. Clair is calling it a career as men’s soccer coach after 24 seasons at the helm of the Spartans.
Other pertinent conference news …
- Wyoming to head coach Dave Christensen earlier this week: “GTFO.” He finishes 27-35 in five seasons for the Pokes, and 1-1 in bowl appearance, but took it on the chin this year for his team’s exceptionally poor defense, which likely cost the school a shot at a bowl game.