San José State Spartans Win Season Opener Over Southern Utah

The defending Mountain West Conference champions, the San José State Spartans (1-0) kicked off the 2021 season with a 45-14 win over the Southern Utah Thunderbirds inside CEFCU Stadium.

The announced attendance was 16,204. It’s the largest crowd for a SJSU home opener since 2011.

Nick Starkel finished 17-of-28 for 394 yards and four touchdowns and a rushing touchdown with one interception. The 17 completions went to nine different receivers.

SJSU outgained Southern Utah 534-250.

The Spartans did what they should have done against a FCS opponent and were able to get backups some burn.

Up Next:

San José State will play the No. 15 USC Trojans next Saturday, September 4th inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 PM (Central Time) and will be televised on the PAC-12 Network.

As I write this, USC is a 15-point favorite, per Bovada.

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