2002 San Jose State Spartans football team
|2002 San Jose State Spartans football|
|Conference||Western Athletic Conference|
|2002 record||6–7 (4–4 WAC)|
|Head coach||Fitz Hill (2nd season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Norman Joseph and Charlie Roche (both in 2nd season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Ronnie Lee (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Spartan Stadium
|2002 WAC football standings|
|No. 15 Boise State $||8||–||0||12||–||1|
|San Jose State||4||–||4||6||–||7|
The 2002 San Jose State Spartans football team represented San Jose State University in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. Members of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), the Spartans were led by second-year head coach Fitz Hill and played their home games at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans finished the season 6–7, 4–4 in WAC play, to finish in fourth place. Although the Spartans improved from a 3–9 season in 2001, the Spartans did not get enough wins for bowl eligibility.
San Jose State
|Fitz Hill||Head coach||2||Ouachita Baptist (1987)|
|Earl Buckingham||Assistant head coach, defensive line||2||Arkansas (1983)|
|Norman Joseph||Co-offensive coordinator, quarterbacks||2||Mississippi State (1977)|
|Ronnie Lee||Defensive coordinator, defensive backs||2||Washington State (1989)|
|Charlie Roche||Co-offensive coordinator, offensive line||2||Eastern Illinois (1996)|
|Charles Nash||Running backs||2||Arizona (1976)|
|Kenwick Thompson||Linebackers, recruiting coordinator||2||Harding (1992)|
|Keith Williams||Wide receivers||2||San Diego State (1996)|
|Chris Wilkerson||Defensive ends||1||Eastern Illinois (1995)|
|Keith Allen||Special teams, defensive assistant||1||Oklahoma (1997)|
|2002 San Jose State Spartans final roster|
|August 31||4:00 p.m.||vs. Arkansas State*||War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, Arkansas||W 33-14||18,492|
|September 7||12:30 p.m.||at No. 14 Washington*||Husky Stadium • Seattle||FSNNW||L 10–34||70,147|
|September 14||7:00 p.m.||at Stanford*||Stanford Stadium • Stanford, California (Rivalry)||KRON||L 26–63||54,500|
|September 21||11:00 a.m.||at Illinois*||Memorial Stadium • Champaign, Illinois||W 38–35||50,990|
|September 28||7:00 p.m.||UTEP||Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California||FSNBA, FSNSW||W 58–24||10,416|
|October 5||12:00 p.m.||at SMU||Gerald J. Ford Stadium • Dallas||W 34–23||13,016|
|October 12||9:00 a.m.||at No. 5 Ohio State*||Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio||ESPN+||L 7–50||104,892|
|October 19||1:00 p.m.||at Nevada||Mackay Stadium • Reno, Nevada||L 24–52||19,481|
|October 26||2:00 p.m.||Boise State||Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California||L 8–45||10,497|
|November 2||8:00 p.m.||at Hawaii||Aloha Stadium • Halawa, HI||Oceanic PPV, KFVE||L 31–40||36,784|
|November 9||2:00 p.m.||Louisiana Tech||Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California||W 42–30||6,391|
|November 16||12:00 p.m.||at Tulsa||Skelly Stadium • Tulsa, Oklahoma||Cox 9||W 49–38||15,653|
|November 23||2:00 p.m.||Fresno State||Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California (Rivalry)||L 16–19||14,134|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. All times are in Pacific Time.|
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