Tech Game Ball and Scholarship to Jibri Sharp

A week after appearing to be more a pretender than a legitimate threat to challenge for a bowl invitation, San Jose State manhandled Louisiana Tech, rushing for 476 yards in a 44-10 rout. The Spartans have also won "7" straight home games dating back to last season, the longest streak by San Jose State since 1990-91. However, SJS is 0-2 this year on the road, but look to defeat NMSU Saturday.

A week after appearing to be more a pretender than a legitimate threat to challenge for a bowl invitation, San Jose State manhandled Louisiana Tech, rushing for 476 yards in a 44-10 rout.

It was the third-most team rushing yards in program history.

"Our best game is yet to come, but this was our best game so far, with no turnovers and a stingy defense," San Jose State coach Dick Tomey said. "Our kickoff coverage wasn't great, but on balance, it was probably our best game. This and the San Diego State game, but we turned the ball over too much in that one. I always favor a game with no turnovers."

The win improved San Jose State to 5-2 and 2-1 in the conference. The Spartans have also won seven straight home games dating back to last season, the longest streak by San Jose State since 1990-91. However, the Spartans are 0-2 this year on the road.

"We need to understand that it doesn't matter where we play if we play well," Tomey said. "Now it will take a great week of practice and a great effort next week at New Mexico State. But I'm thrilled to death (with this win)."

San Jose State plays three of its next four away from home, and the only home game in that stretch is undefeated Boise State on Nov. 11.

GAME BALL GOES TO: OG Jibri Sharp -- After a dominating performance, the walk-on junior was awarded not only the game ball from coach Dick Tomey but a scholarship come January. "I didn't have any idea that it was going to happen," Sharp said. "I was shocked. My teammates were all celebrating like they had all just received scholarships. It was a beautiful moment for me. If you set your mind on something, you can do it. I have guys behind me, pushing me to make plays.

"They know I can play."

Tomey said it was the first time he had given a scholarship to a walk-on.

"We gave Jibri the game ball and told him that he would have a scholarship in January," Tomey said. "I have never done that before, but he was knocking the dickens out of people today. He is a good student and a good person. He has injected toughness into this football team, and made a big difference in my mind."

KEEP AN EYE ON: RB Cameron Island -- A true freshman, from the same high school -- Skyline High in Oakland -- as starting TB Yonus Davis, Island scored his first collegiate touchdown and finished with 95 yards from scrimmage. That total included 72 rushing yards on seven carries.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "This was a great win. We did exactly what we said we had to do, and that was to run the ball and be successful. You can't be much more successful than that. The guys ran hard. I was very happy that we came back the way we did after a tough loss last week." -- San Jose State QB Adam Tafralis on a 44-10 rout of Louisiana Tech.

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