Tafralis passes Jeff Garcia in 51-17 win!

Adam Tafralis, used literally a "single hand" as he blew up for 317 yards and two touchdowns, setting a State record for career total offense in the Spartans 51-17 win over New Mexico State on Saturday. Tafralis broke the all-time leader in total offense record, passing Jeff Garcia. Many other players had outstanding performances versus the NMSU! MORE........

SAN JOSE,CA (SPARTAN STADIUM) - San Jose State quarterback, Adam Tafralis, did what not many expected to happen for quite a while!

Tafralis used literally a "single hand" as he blew up for 317 yards and two touchdowns, setting a State record for career total offense in the Spartans 51-17 win over New Mexico State on Saturday.

Tafralis also ran for a touchdown, recorded 316 yards in total offense for a career total of 7,363, passing the great Jeff Garcia, in the Spartans (4-6, 3-3 WAC) all-time record book!

"Our guys made some good plays in some tough spots," Tafralis said. "After last week's game, I talked about how we didn't execute. We executed. We did what we were coached to do."

Receiver, Kevin Jurovich, caught 10 passes for 233 yards and two TD's. Dante Collins scored two rushing touchdowns to boot.

"Everyone just wanted to win," Jurovich said. "I don't know what the key was. This week in practice we really focused on details - just do your job and everything will work out."

The Aggies Quarterback, Chase Holbrook, set a New Mexico State school record (4-7, 1-5 WAC) by passing for 318 yards, and completing 30 of 49 pass attempts. He has 7,795 in his career as an Aggie.

Now back to more SJSU highlights!

With the biggest win of the season, and yet another Hawaii win over Fresno State, the Spartans keep their 2007 bowl hopes a flicker.

A sparse announced crowd of just shy over ten thousand die hard fans (10,452 officially), had allot to cheer about as the Spartans exploded on offense.

"Our backs were against the wall," Christopher Owens said after the Spartans equaled their most lopsided victory of the Dick Tomey era. "We had to win."

SJSU kicker, Jared Strubeck, finally broke out of his season long kicking slump, as he nailed two field goals that gave SJSU a 10-point lead in the second quarter.

"That was an upgrade for all of us," Tomey said. "As I've told our players, the story of our team will be written in the last three weeks of the season. So we've got one chapter, and we need to fight hard to try to get the next one."

Strubeck was equally pleased, and also cracked a few smiles after eliminating the funk like a pin taken out of an old voodoo doll.

"It feels good; I got a lot of support from not only my teammates, but I could feel if definitely from the crowd," Strubeck said. "I felt good before the game, did well in warm-ups, and it usually carries over into the game."

Coach Dick Tomey was all smiles, and grinned ear to ear on the sidelines when he knew that the Spartans were going to finish this game with execution to the very end.

"This was a tremendously gratifying win, coming off where we've been," Tomey said. "This is a game that shows the true character of our team."

This had not been the case in games like Hawaii, where SJSU was unable to finish strong.

This time it was different.

Strubeck was given the game ball after the game, and looked more relived than anything else.

"For someone to overcome what he's been through is impressive," Coach Dick Tomey said of Strubeck. "It is a lot of wear emotionally and a lot of wear mentally."

Dominique Hunsucker,rushed three times for 14 yards, and intercepted his second pass of the season and returned two kickoffs for 50 yards.

"We all expected that from Dom," cornerback Christopher Owens said. "He just does what has to be done."

SJSU cornerbacks, Dwight Lowery, and Owens, moved individually closer to the school's all-time interception record. Lowery made the 13th interception of his career in the third quarter, moving to within one of the SJSU record.

Owens intercepted his team-leading sixth of the season and twelvth INT of his career.

"It was just a matter of time until our offense came through," Owens said. "We know what they are capable of."

"This was a tremendously gratifying win, coming off where we've been," Tomey said. "This is a game that shows the true character of our team."


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