Spartans ground attack blasts La Tech 44-10

The Spartans continued to pour on the rushing yardage, this after last weeks missing ground attack in the second half. Patrick Perry rumbled and stumbled for a touchdown in the third quarter, Yonus Davis electrified the crowd with a big time break out run, and the Spartans are now only one win away from becoming bowl eligable.

San Jose, CA (SpartanThunder Staff) - Yonus Davis rushed for a career-high 199 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries, this as San Jose State revenged yet another WAC foe in a 44-10 victory over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in a Western Athletic Conference battle.

Cameron Island added 72 rushing yards and a score on seven carries for the Spartans (5-2, 2-1 WAC), while Adam Tafralis completed 10-of-15 for 163 yards. John Broussard grabbed four passes for 107 yards and a touchdown to boot.

SJSU scored in the first quarter with a Jared Strubeck 38 yard field goal midway through the period.

Then the Spartans made it 10-0 with a seven-yard touchdown run by a determined Yonus Davis.

The Bulldogs finally got on the board in the second quarter, as Danny Horwedel kicked a 35-yard field goal.

Then Yonus Davis did it again, this time as he broke a 90-yard run for a touchdown to give SJSU a 16-3 lead.

Cameron Island's 13-yard touchdown run late in the first half extended the Spartans' lead to 23-3 at the half.

The Spartans continued to pour on last weeks missing ground attack in the second half, as Patrick Perry rumbled and stumbled for a touchdown in the third quarter.

Late in the third, the Bulldogs made it a 30-10 game with a Griffin one-yard touchdown run.

SJSU responded when Broussard roped in a 49-yard touchdown pass from Tafralis.

With two minutes and change remaining in the game, the Spartans tacked on a James Callier Jr. five-yard touchdown pass from backup QB, Myles Eden, to ice the final score 44-10.

``On balance, that was probably our best game,'' said Coach Dick Tomey, who added, ``I think our best game is yet to come.''

The Spartans rushed for a season-high 476 yards, marking the third highest single-game total in school history.

``We weren't ourselves last week,'' Davis said, referring to the 23-7 loss at Nevada on regional television. ``I can't even explain what it was last week. But we've got our groove back.''

Adam Tafralis felt the heat in practices the prior week leading up to the LA Tech win Saturday.

``We all look to Adam,'' Paysinger said. ``We supported him. We knew he had a couple weeks that were kind of rough, but we could see it in his eyes throughout the week that he was going to be about his business this weekend. And he came out and proved us all right.''

Tafralis was quoted, ``As a unit, we all had our worst game against Nevada. Some people are in the spotlight a little bit more than others, but as we looked at the tape, we all played really bad and we had to change that.''

With the win, SJS is one win away from becoming bowl eligable.

They have five remaining games left as to achieve that lofty, yet now reachable goal.

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