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BYU Defeats San Jose State 29-16 - Recap

BYU Defeats San Jose State 29-16 - Recap

The Spartans came up short against the Cougars in Week 6 action on Saturday, falling 29-16 at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

BYU did not, however, defeat the Spartans against the spread, which closed at 14.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 51.5.

Riley Nelson completed 14 of 24 pass attempts for 219 yards for the Cougars in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Spartans defense.

Tyler Ervin rushed for 40 yards for San Jose State, while Jason Simpson added 39 yards. Matt Faulkner threw for 255 yards for the Spartans, while receivers Ryan Otten and Noel Grigsby had 108 and 88 yards respectively.

San Jose State lost the offensive yardage battle to BYU 443-325 yards in Saturday's game. BYU had more first downs as that total ended up 25-18.

San Jose State lost the time of possession battle 31:47/28:13, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

BYU heads into a Week 7 battle against Oregon State. San Jose State, meanwhile, will have their next action against Hawaii.