Spartan QB Club Newsletter- UTEP Edition!

Grab a friend and come out to Spartan Stadium saturday night as SJSU hosts WAC foe UTEP in the opener! <P> GAME TIME IS 7:15 PM DUE TO LIVE FOX TV COVERAGE. GATES OPEN AT 1:30 PM...

Coach's Corner!

"They got to us and wore us down. Any time a team can jump on us like that, they can pound on us a little bit and that take us out of the game."

Fitz Hill-Head Football Coach after the Stanford loss.

Pac-10 Slate Completed!

SJSU completed a grueling Pac-10 non-conference schedule with mixed results.

While we saw some very promising things in the first half at Washington and at Stanford, the Spartans can't seem to get on track in the second half.

At Stanford, both teams combined for six interceptions and six fumbles in the first half with Gerald Jones having two interceptions for the Spartans. "We weren't aligning right, They weren't bigger, faster or stronger than us. It was out fault," said Spartan safety Gerald Jones, who tied a single game school record with three pass interceptions.

After facing Washington, Stanford and Big-10 foe Illinois, the Spartans look forward to returning to the friendly confines of Spartan Stadium. The tailgating and half-time show should be great along with the special event planned by the G.I. Forum east of the Stadium.

Last year, SJSU notched its first victory for Coach Hill versus UTEP, 40-28 in El Paso. This year, the Miners like the Spartans, are strugling, having lost to Kentucky and Oklahoma by large margins.

This is the WAC opener for SJS and a must win game for both teams. The Spartans are on the road for three games after the home opener. If the Spartans can cut out the turnovers and play a complete game, they should do well.

This is a young football team which has made some youthful mistakes against top opponents. They need your support. Be there!

Gates open @ 1:30 p.m.

Kick-off @ 7:15 p.m.

Future Meetings Scheduled!

Three Flames Restaurant Banquet Room located at 1547 Meridian Avenue in San Jose.

6:00 p.m. Social Hour

7:15 p.m. Dinner & Program

QBC Info: 408.924.1219

Dinner $25.00 members

$30.00 non-members

American G.I. Forum President Abel Cota is the Featured Speaker!

Coaches Wilkerson & Roche address the QBC as well!

UTEP at Home this saturday night at 7:15 PM.

American G.I. Forum President, Abel Cota, will address the Quarterback Club before the UTEP meeting. Abel will inform us on the details of the planned Hispanic-themed event-Festival Futbol Americano prior to the kick-off at Spartan Stadium.

Coach Charlie Roche, Co-Offensive Coordinator and Coach Chris Wilkerson, Defensive Ends Coach will speak at the UTEP game QBC meeting. Roche was at Eastern Illinois as tight ends and Offensive line Coach where the Panthers had a balanced offensive attack.

Wilkerson also coached at Eastern Illinois where the Panthers were one of the best pass rushing teams in the nation.


September 26th vs. UTEP, October 24th vs. Boise State, November 7th vs. La Tech, November 21st vs. Fresno State.

*Spartan Trivia Questions: What was the original name of Texas-El Paso?


When was the first game between SJSU and UTEP?

Answer: @ the next QBC Meeting.


San Jose State vs. SMU

San Jose State vs. Ohio State

San Jose State vs. Nevada

Booster Headquarters:

Westin Park Central, Dallas

Columbus Marriott North, Columbus

Nugget, Reno

Booster Huddles 5:00 p.m. at above Hotels Friday prior to away games.

For information on road booster activities, call Andy Ghiggeri 408-997-7876. GO STATE!

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