Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for NCAA Football news and notes.
The 2015 San Jose State Football team returns thirteen starters from last seasons 3-9 team. The Spartans went 2-6 in the MWC, West Division. Head Coach Ron Caragher enters his third season with a 9-15 record. San Jose State has talent at the skilled positions but has trouble putting points on the board. There is a new offensive coordinator on board to give the offense an identity. The San Jose State Spartans plays home games at the 35,500 seat Spartan Stadium on campus in San Jose, California.
The 2015 San Jose State Spartans offense brings in twenty-eight-year veteran coordinator Al Borges for consistency. Senior quarterback Joe Gray (2,305) passing yards last season is going to have competition in the fall. Gray must be more consistent throwing the football and with his decision making. All-purpose running back Tyler Ervin (888) rushing yards also has the skills to play in the slot. Junior wide receiver Tyler Winston (694) yards receiving is a threat anywhere on the field. Four starters return on the offensive line. San Jose State will put points on the board in 2015. The San Jose State Spartans went 3-9 on College Football ATS Predictions last season, going over the betting odds total six times and staying under the betting odds total six.
*The San Jose State offense ranked 74th nationally, averaging 394.6 yards per contest.
*San Jose State went 2-3 Against The Point Spread at home last season.
*The Spartans went 1-6 Against The Number on the road in 2014.
*The betting odds total was 1-4 at Spartan Stadium last season.
*San Jose State went over the betting odds total five times on the road.
*The Spartans stayed under the betting odds total twice on the road.
*The San Jose State passing offense was 45th in College Football, averaging 253.2 yards per game through the air.
*San Jose State scored an average of 19.3 ppg, 116th in the FBS.
*The 141.4 yards per contest running the football y the Spartans ranked 116th nationally.
It may be hard for the San Jose State defense to improve. The team went from 103rd in the land to 32nd last season. The Spartans defense only returns one starter on the front seven. Junior linebackers Christian Tago is the headliner and is the top returning tackler. Cornerbacks Cleveland Wallace 111 and Jimmy Pruitt are among the best in the Mountain West Conference. Sophomore safety Maurice McKnight is a bone-jarring tackler. The defensive line has to stay healthy and find a run stopper.
*The 359.2 yards per contest given up by the San Jose State defense was 33rd in College Football.
*The Pass defense ranked 1st in the FBS, giving up 117.8 yards per game through the air.
*The 29.4 ppg given up by the Spartans defense was 85th nationally.
*San Jose State was 120th in the NCAA Football landscape against the run. Giving up an average of 241.3 yards per game on the ground.
*There are road trip to Oregon State and Auburn in 2015 out of conference schedule.
*San Jose State hosts Boise State in the season finale.
Bovada lists San Jose State at over/under four wins in 2015.
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