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2013 San Jose State Spartans football team

The 2013 San Jose State Spartans football team represented San José State University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Spartans were led by first year head coach Ron Caragher and played their home games at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans were first-year members of the Mountain West Conference in the West Division. They finished the season 6–6, 5-3 in Mountain West play to finish in a tie for third place in the West Division. Despite being bowl eligible, the Spartans were not invited to a bowl game.

2013 San Jose State Spartans football
San José State Spartans wordmark.svg
ConferenceMountain West Conference
DivisionWest Division
2013 record6–6 (5–3 MW)
Head coachRon Caragher (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorJimmie Dougherty (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple[1]
Defensive coordinatorKenwick Thompson (1st year of 2nd stint; 6th overall season)
Base defense3–4[1]
Home stadiumSpartan Stadium
(Capacity: 30,456)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
Utah State x   7 1         9 5  
Boise State   6 2         8 5  
Colorado State   5 3         8 6  
Wyoming   3 5         5 7  
New Mexico   1 7         3 9  
Air Force   0 8         2 10  
West Division
Fresno State x$   7 1         11 2  
San Diego State   6 2         8 5  
UNLV   5 3         7 6  
San Jose State   5 3         6 6  
Nevada   3 5         4 8  
Hawaii   0 8         1 11  
Championship: Fresno State 24, Utah State 17
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

PersonnelEdit

After Mike MacIntyre resigned as head coach at San Jose State to accept the head coaching job at the University of Colorado Boulder, San Jose State hired University of San Diego head coach Ron Caragher on December 17, 2012,[2] however, defensive coordinator Kent Baer served as interim head coach for San Jose State's victory in the 2012 Military Bowl on December 27, 2012. Several of Caragher's assistant coaches from San Diego followed Caragher to San Jose State, including Jimmie Dougherty, Donté Williams, and Joe Staab. Kenwick Thompson, a defensive assistant coach for San Jose State from 2001 to 2006 and for Cal from 2007 to 2012, returned to San Jose State as defensive coordinator.

Name Position Seasons at
San Jose State
Alma Mater
Ron Caragher Head coach 1 UCLA (1990)
Jimmie Dougherty Offensive coordinator, quarterbacks 1 Missouri (2001)
Hank Fraley Offensive line 1 Robert Morris (2012)
Fred Guidici Special teams 2 San Jose State (1989)
James Jones Defensive line 1 Texas Southern (1998)
Greg Lewis Wide receivers 1 Illinois (2002)
Terry Malley Tight ends, recruiting coordinator 5 Santa Clara (1976)
Joe Staab Safeties 1 San Diego (2008)
Kenwick Thompson Defensive coordinator, linebackers 7 Harding (1992)
Donté Williams Cornerbacks 1 Idaho State (2006)
Reference:[1]

Returning startersEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 297:00 PMSacramento State*MWNW 24–013,136
September 78:00 PMat No. 5 Stanford*P12NL 13–3450,424
September 219:00 AMat Minnesota*ESPN2L 24–4345,647
September 276:00 PMUtah State
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, CA
ESPNL 12–4010,533
October 59:00 PMat HawaiiOceanic PPVW 37–2727,146
October 1212:30 PMat Colorado StateCBSSNW 34–2726,022
October 264:00 PMWyoming 
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, CA
ROOTW 51–4416,123
November 21:00 PMat UNLVMWNW 34–2415,837
November 97:30 PMSan Diego State
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, CA
CBSSNL 30–3417,932
November 167:30 PMat NevadaESPNUL 16–3820,737
November 226:30 PMNavy*
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, CA
ESPN2L 52–58 3OT16,876
November 2912:30 PMNo. 16 Fresno State
CBSSNW 62–5223,574
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Pacific time
  • Reference :[3]

Game summariesEdit

Sacramento StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hornets 0 0 0 0 0
Spartans 3 14 7 0 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

SJSU—Lopez 37 yd field goal 8:30 SJSU 3–0

2nd Quarter

SJSU—Jones 31 yd pass from Fales (Lopez kick is good) 13:10 SJSU 10–0

SJSU—Grigsby 15 yd pass from Fales (Lopez kick is good) 0:54 SJSU 17–0

3rd Quarter

SJSU—Simpson 54 yd run (Lopez kicked is good) 8:20 SJSU 24–0

4th Quarter

No scoring

at StanfordEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 3 3 7 0 13
No. 5 Cardinal 7 10 10 7 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–51–1 2012 STAN, 20–17

1st Quarter

STAN-Cajuste 40 yd pass from Hogan (Williamson kick is good) 10:12 STAN 7–0

at MinnesotaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 0 17 0 7 24
Golden Gophers 7 13 9 14 43
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1992 Minnesota, 43–24

Utah StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 14 9 14 3 40
Spartans 3 3 6 0 12
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–14–1 2012 USU, 49–27

at HawaiiEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 10 17 7 3 37
Rainbow Warriors 14 0 7 6 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–17–1 2011 SJSU, 28–27

at Colorado StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 3 14 7 10 34
Rams 7 17 0 3 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–3 2012 SJSU, 40–20

WyomingEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 16 7 7 14 44
Spartans 0 14 22 15 51
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–6 1997 WYO, 30–10

at UNLVEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 14 10 0 10 34
Rebels 0 3 14 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–5–1 1997 SJSU, 55–48

San Diego StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 0 12 0 22 34
Spartans 10 10 3 7 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–15–2 2012 SJSU, 38–34

at NevadaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 10 6 0 0 16
Wolf Pack 7 14 14 3 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–16–2 2011 NEV, 17–14

NavyEdit

1 2 3 4OT2OT3OT Total
Midshipmen 0 10 14 14776 58
Spartans 3 13 6 16770 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2012 SJSU, 12–0

Fresno StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 27 14 3 8 52
Spartans 21 21 10 10 62
Overall record Last meeting Result
34–39–3 2011 SJSU, 27–24

After the seasonEdit

AwardsEdit

Spartan quarterback David Fales won the Alan B. Simpkins Most Valuable Player Award at the San Jose State football awards banquet in December 2013. At the same event, Keith Smith won the Outstanding Defensive Player award, and Chandler Jones the Outstanding Offensive Player award.[4]

Conference

Bené Benwikere, Chandler Jones, and Keith Smith were named to the All-MWC first team. Second-team All-MWC picks were David Fales, Nicholas Kaspar, and Austin Lopez. Billy Freeman and Ryan Jones were honorable mention All-MWC selections, and the MWC also named Tyler Winston the Freshman of the Year.[5]

A record 16 San Jose State football players were selected to the Academic All-MWC Team for the Fall 2013 semester.[6]

National

Chandler Jones and Bené Benwikere were invited to the 2014 East–West Shrine Game.[7] David Fales was invited to the 2014 Senior Bowl and became the first San Jose State quarterback invited to the Senior Bowl.[8]

Coaching changesEdit

After Vanderbilt hired Kenwick Thompson as defensive coordinator shortly after the close of the 2013 season, San Jose State hired Greg Robinson to replace Thompson.[9] Robinson was previously defensive coordinator at Texas in 2013, and his experience includes defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos from 1995 to 2000, including the teams that won Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII.[10]

Keith Carter replaced offensive line coach Hank Fraley, who left for the Minnesota Vikings. Carter previously served as offensive quality control coach for the Super Bowl XLVIII championship winning Seattle Seahawks. Terry Malley, formerly the tight ends coach in 2013, moved to wide receivers coach for 2014 and replaced Greg Lewis, who left for Pittsburgh. Joe Staab moved from coaching safeties to outside linebackers. In addition to being offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Jimmie Dougherty became assistant head coach. Graduate assistant Andrew Rolin was promoted to the full running backs coach position.[11]

NFL DraftEdit

In the 2014 NFL Draft, two San Jose State players were selected. Bené Benwikere was selected in the 5th round, 148th overall by the Carolina Panthers. David Fales was selected in the 6th round, 183rd overall by the Chicago Bears.

ReferencesEdit

General
  • 2013 San Jose State University Football, San Jose State Athletics, 2013
Footnotes
  1. ^ a b c d e f 2013 San Jose State University Football, p. 28.
  2. ^ Durkin, Jimmy (December 18, 2012). "New San Jose State coach Ron Caragher no stranger to maintaining success". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  3. ^ "2013 San Jose State Spartans Football Schedule". FBS Schedules. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  4. ^ "Fales Named Alan B. Simpkins MVP At Football Awards Banquet". San Jose State Spartans. December 15, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  5. ^ "K. Smith, C. Jones & Benwikere Mountain West 1st Team Selections; Six More Honored". San Jose State Spartans. December 10, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "50 Fall Sports Student-Athletes Named Academic All-Mountain West". San Jose State Spartans. January 30, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  7. ^ "Jones & Benwikere At East-West Shrine Game". San Jose State Spartans. January 14, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  8. ^ "David Fales Ready For Senior Bowl". San Jose State Spartans. January 24, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  9. ^ "San Jose State confirms Greg Robinson hire". NBC Sports. February 21, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  10. ^ "Greg Robinson". San Jose State Spartans. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  11. ^ http://www.sjsuspartans.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/andrew_rolin_852633.html