(Saturday, November 13th)
Final Score: Utah State 38, San Jose State 34
San Jose, CA (Sports Network) - Derrvin Speight scored on a 15-yard run in the final minute of regulation to give the Utah State Aggies a 38-34 victory over the San Jose State Spartans in a Western Athletic Conference bout at Spartans Stadium.
Speight led the Utah State charge with 125 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Diondre Borel threw for 259 yards and one touchdown for the Aggies (4-6, 2-4 WAC).
Jordan La Secla threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns for SJSU (1-9, 0-5), while Jalal Beauchman hauled in one touchdown pass and finished the game with 80 yards on five receptions. Noel Grigsby was the main target in the loss, collecting seven passes for 185 yards.
The Spartans jumped out to a 10-0 early in the opening frame, as Brandon Rutley scored on a three-yard run, and that was followed by a Harrison Waid 42-yard field goal.
However, the Aggies quickly erased their deficit, and went into the second quarter with a 14-10 edge. Speight scored the first touchdown on a 19-yard run, and that was followed by an eight-yard touchdown pass from Borel to Dontel Watkins.
The two teams exchanged field goals in the second stanza, as Peter Caldwell's 30-yard kick gave Utah State a 17-10 early in the quarter, but Waid's 46-yard field goal for SJSU sent the Spartans into the break down just 17-13.
The Spartans took a 20-17 lead midway through the third frame when La Secla scored on a 13-yard run.
However, Utah State wasted little time regaining the lead, as Kerwynn Williams scored on a 37-yard scamper two minutes later.
Seconds in the final frame SJSU took a 27-24 edge over Utah State when La Secla found Kyle Nunn for a seven-yard scoring strike.
Speight's put the Aggies back on top with a four-yard run, but that lead was short-lived as the Spartans responded with a four-yard pass and catch between La Secla and Beauchman.
The Aggies never lost faith tough and put together a final drive that was capped off by Speight's 15-yard winning touchdown scamper.
11/14 00:33:59 ET