2007 San Jose State Spartans football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2007 San Jose State Spartans football
San Jose State SJSU Wordmark.png
Conference Western Athletic Conference
2007 record 5–7 (4–4 WAC)
Head coach Dick Tomey
Offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo, Steve Morton
Offensive scheme Pro-Style
Defensive coordinator Dave Fipp, Keith Burns
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Spartan Stadium
(Capacity: 30,456)
Seasons
« 2006 2008 »
2007 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#19 Hawaii   8 0         12 1  
Boise State   7 1         10 3  
Fresno State   6 2         9 4  
Nevada   4 4         6 7  
Louisiana Tech   4 4         5 7  
San Jose State   4 4         5 7  
Utah State   2 6         2 10  
New Mexico State   1 7         4 9  
Idaho   0 8         1 11  
† – Conference champion and BCS representative as top
000non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 San Jose State Spartans football team represented San Jose State University in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. This season was the Spartans' third season with Dick Tomey as head coach.

Preseason[edit]

At the end of the 2007 season, former assistant coach Marcus Arroyo, who was named co-offensive coordinator with Steve Morton in 2006, had to let Morton be in charge of the offense in cooperation.

In addition, at the end of the 2006 season, the Spartans had lost 17 lettermen, 9 from offense, and 8 from defense [1] San Jose State wide receivers James Jones and John Broussard entered the 2007 NFL Draft at the end of the 2006 season. James Jones was picked early in the third round for the Green Bay Packers, and Broussard was picked in the seventh round for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Spartans opened spring drills in early March and the annual spring game took place on mid-April.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 7:00 pm at Arizona State* Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ L 3–45   54,405
September 8 4:05 pm at Kansas State* Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, KS L 14–34   45,545
September 15 7:00 pm at Stanford* Stanford StadiumStanford, CA (Bill Walsh Legacy Game) FSNBA L 0–37   36,144
September 22 5:00 pm at Utah State Romney StadiumLogan, UT ESPN+ W 23–20   13,685
September 29 1:00 pm UC Davis* Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA FSNBA W 34–14   17,431
October 6 1:00 pm Idaho Spartan Stadium • San Jose, CA W 28–20   16,289
October 12 5:00 pm #16 Hawaii Spartan Stadium • San Jose, CA ESPN L 35–42 OT  20,473
October 20 2:00 pm at Fresno State Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA (Rivalry) KFRE L 0–30   35,494
November 3 12:00 pm at #21 Boise State Bronco StadiumBoise, ID KTVB L 7–42   30,416
November 10 1:00 pm New Mexico State Spartan Stadium • San Jose, CA ESPN+ W 51–17   10,452
November 17 4:00 pm at Louisiana Tech Joe Aillet StadiumRuston, LA L 23–27   13,027
November 24 1:00 pm Nevada Spartan Stadium • San Jose, CA ESPN W 27–24   12,678
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game notes[edit]

Arizona State Sun Devils[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 3 0 0 0 3
Sun Devils 10 21 7 7 45


Kansas State Wildcats[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 0 7 0 7 14
Wildcats 10 7 0 17 34



Stanford Cardinal[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 0 0 0 0 0
Cardinal 3 6 7 21 37


Utah State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 6 10 0 7 23
Aggies 0 13 0 7 20


UC Davis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 7 0 0 7 14
Spartans 14 0 7 13 34


Idaho[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 3 3 0 14 20
Spartans 7 14 0 7 28


Hawaii[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Warriors 7 7 7 14 42
Spartans 0 7 21 7 35


The Spartans held Hawaii to their closest game on October 12, 2007. In the rain-drenched Spartan Stadium, the Warriors and the Spartans clashed in front of 20,437 fans. The Spartans got off to a rocky start, letting Hawaii 's Kealoha Pilares score on a 6-yard run. The Hawaii offense also took advantage of another scoring opportunity in the second quarter, with Ryan Grice-Mullins' 16-yard reception touchdown from Colt Brennan. The Spartans rebounded, with Dwight Lowery returning a Will Johnson kick for 84 yards. That ended the scoring for the first half at 7-14. The Spartans gained enormous momentum in the third quarter. First, by having Lowery once again score, on a 24-yard interception run. Soon thereafter, Kevin Jurovich took advantage of a 16-yard pass from Adam Tafralis. The duo would be effective again, by scoring on a 68-yard pass from Tafralis on a drive that would only take four plays. Hawaii got their only touchdown that quarter CJ Hawthorne's 34-yard reception touchdown from Brennan. The Spartans started strong in the fourth quarter, by scoring on an 8-yard run by James T. Callier. Hawaii took advantage and scored on a Davone Bess 11-yard run from Brennan. Brennan scored the last touchdown in the fourth quarter making the score 35-35, and leading the game into overtime. The Warriors scored the first touchdown by a 9-yard pass from Brennan to Jason Rivers, ending the heart-pounding game at a score of 42-35. For the second straight season, San Jose State had a crushing home loss to a BCS hopeful. The Spartans lost a late eight-point lead against Boise State last year before falling 23-20 on a last-second field goal. "It was disappointing to lose to Boise State and this was even more disappointing," coach Dick Tomey said. But Tomey reassured the positives of the loss, "We played our butts off and that's good for us." Tafralis finished 27-for-47 for 302 yards and three interceptions. Jurovich had seven catches for 117 yards.

Fresno[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 0 0 0 0 0
Bulldogs 3 3 21 3 30


Boise State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 0 7 0 0 7
Broncos 0 21 14 7 42


New Mexico State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 3 7 0 7 17
Spartans 10 20 7 14 51


Louisiana Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 6 0 17 0 23
Bulldogs 21 3 0 3 27


Nevada[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolf Pack 7 17 0 0 24
Spartans 7 3 7 10 27


Players[edit]

Defensive Starters
FS
Andrew Ryan
Dimitrious Chattman
WLB MLB SLB
Ryno Gonzales Demetrious Jones Matt Castelo
Chris Reese Braden Stoaraasli Travis Jones
Brian Elledge Jason Swisher
SS
Dominique Hunsucker
Pompey Festejo
CB
Chris Owens
Devin Newsome
DE DT DT DE
Carl Ihenacho Jerome Pulu Adonis Davis Jarron Gilbert
David Lomu Kalvin Cressel Justin Willis Justin Cole
CB
Dwight Lowery
David Bowen
Offensive Starters
WR
Michael Hooper
Jacob French
LT LG C RG RT
Jibri Sharp Ronnie Castillo Justin Paysinger John Booker Bradis Mcgriff
Brian Ybarra Isaac Leatiota Ryan Simone David Giesen Joseph Zusin
TE
Jeff Clark
Julian Harris
WR
Jalal Beauchman
Kevin Jurovich
QB
Adam Tafralis
Sean Flynn
FB
James T. Callier
Mohamed Marah
RB
Yonus Davis
Patrick Perry
Cameron Island


Special Teams
P and PK
Waylon Prather
Jared Strubeck
LS
Grant Izokovic

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Dick Tomey - Head Coach
  • Marcus Arroyo- Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Steve Morton - Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • Dave Fipp - Defensive Coordinator
  • Brent Brennan - Tight Ends
  • Ken Margerum - Wide Receivers
  • Keith Burns- Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams/Cornerbacks
  • Gary Emanuel - Defensive Line
  • Jeff Hammerschmidt - Linebackers
  • Charles Nash – Running Backs
  • Kinji Green - Graduate Assistant
  • Jeff Gordon - Graduate Assistant

References[edit]

  • [2] - 2007 season at ESPN.com
  • [3] - Coaching staff at SJSU
  • [4] - 2007 Depth Chart at Scout.com

Notes[edit]