Spartans open WAC action on Saturday at Air Force
SAN JOSE, Calif .– San José state is expected to begin WAC action this week, traveling to the Academy to face the Air Force on Saturday morning.
SJSU has just played a four-game eight-day streak and is the only team in the country to play as many games in eight days this season. Due to both fatigue and injury, only two Spartans who were in the starting XI for Stanford’s No.20 draw ended up in the starting lineup eight days later at Pacific.
– San José State Men’s Football (@SanJoseStateMS) September 23, 2021
- The defending WAC tournament champions started the season 1-4-1 but have scored in two of their last three games (3-3 v Cal State Fullerton, 5-1 v Evansville). The Air Force‘s last two losses have both come from a single goal. Saturday’s tilt will end a four-game home game for the Falcons.
- Despite having the toughest travel schedule in the country for conference games, the state of San José has recently seen great success in WAC road competitions. The program has earned a result in six of its last seven away matches against league opponents and went 3-0-1 a season ago, scoring the first year since 2005 (5-0-1 ) that the program finished an undefeated regular season on the road.
- How far will the Spartans go the rest of the way? The team will certainly rack up the air miles, covering a total of 16,086 miles in their six away conference games.
- San José state has dominated the final opening games of the conference, scoring in eight of its last nine (having won three in a row).
- With his goal in the 21st minute on Sunday night at the Pacific, senior Wood of Finlay became one of 15 players nationwide to shoot and take two shots on goal this season.