The Texas State football team looks to improve its conference record to 2-0 when the Bobcats play their first Western Athletic Conference road game at San Jose State on Saturday, Oct. 27. The game will be played at Spartan Stadium and kick off at 3 p.m. (CST).
Series Quick Facts
This Saturday’s game marks the first time that Texas State has played against San Jose State. The Bobcats have a 9-4 record against schools located in California. Texas State has a 0-1 slate against FBS teams from California, an 8-3 record against FCS teams from California and a 1-0 mark versus Division II squads.
The lone FBS game Texas State has played in California prior to this season was on Sept. 17, 1994 at Pacific. The last time Texas State played a game in California was on Oct. 16, 2004 when the Bobcats suffered a 38-21 setback at Cal Poly. In 2010, Texas State defeated Cal Poly, 21-12, at home.
Texas State (3-3, 1-0 in the WAC)
Texas State, which enters the game with a 3-3 overall record this season, will be playing its first conference road game since 2010 after competing as an independent in 2011. The Bobcats enter the game with a 1-0 record in WAC play after defeating Idaho 38-7 in its first WAC game and homecoming contest on Oct. 13. The victory improved Texas State’s record to 2-2 in home games this season and came after the Bobcats had suffered two straight losses at New Mexico and against Nevada.
San Jose State enters Saturday’s contest with a 5-2 overall record and evened its conference record to 1-1 with a 52-24 victory at UTSA on Oct. 20. A week earlier, after suffering a 49-27 setback at Utah State on Oct. 13. The victory at UTSA was the fifth win in the last six games for the Spartans, who opened the season with a 20-17 loss at Stanford. San Jose State won its next four games with a 45-13 victory against UC Davis and a 40-20 win over Colorado State, a 38-34 win at San Diego State and a 12-0 victory at Navy on Sept. 29.
Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione is in his second stint and fourth season overall at Texas State. Franchione has a 22-18 record with the Bobcats and enters the San Jose State game with a 196-110-2 career record. He compiled a 13-9 record at Texas State in 1990-91 before going on to coach at New Mexico, TCU, Alabama and Texas A&M. He returned to Texas State last year. He enters Saturday’s game with a 1-1 record against San Jose State State.
San Jose State head coach Mike MacIntyre is in his third season at San Jose State and has an 11-21 career record with 10 of the 11 wins coming in the past two seasons. He guided the Spartans to a 5-7 record in 2011. MacIntyre went to San Jose State after serving two seasons as an assistant coach at Duke, where the American Football Coaches Association named him the Assistant Coach of the Year in 2009. He also was an assistant coach with the Dallas Cowboys from 2003-06 and the New York Jets in 2007. He also served as an assistant at Georgia, Davidson, Tennessee-Martin, Temple and Ole Miss before joining the NFL ranks.
The Texas State at San Jose State game can also be heard live on ESPN Austin (1260 AM) in the Austin area and on KTSW (89.9 FM) and KZOS (92.5 FM) in San Marcos. Brant Freeman calls the play-by-play action with Bill Culhane serving as the analyst. The broadcast begins with a one-hour pre-game show and concludes with a 15-minute post-game show.
In addition to listening to the game in Austin and San Marcos, Bobcat fans can also listen to the game on the internet by logging on to the Texas State Athletics website, www.TxStateBobcats.com.