San Jose St. head coach Mike MacIntyre - US PRESSWIRE
MW Connection takes a quick look at the Military Bowl match up between the 10-2 San Jose St. Spartans of the Western Athletic Conference (and Mountain West Conference in 2013) and the 8-4 Bowling Green Falcons of the Mid-American Conference.
Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grummond
San Jose St. vs. Bowling Green
WHEN: Thursday Dec. 27, 3 p.m.
WHERE: RFK Stadium, Washington D.C.
CONFERENCES: San Jose St. Spartans – Western Athletic Conference (Mountain West Conference in 2013) | Bowling Green – Mid-American Conference
2012 SEASON: SJSU 10-2, 5-1 WAC | BGSU 8-4, 6-2 MAC
COACHES: SJSU: Mike MacIntyre 16-21 with the Spartans (3rd year), 16-21 overall (3th year) |
BGSU: Dave Clawson 22-27 with the Falcons (4th year), 80-76 overall (13th year).
WEB STREAMING: ESPN3.com
RADIO: ESPN Radio affiliates
SERIES RECORD: First meeting
LAST MEETING: n/a
SJSU - QB David Fales, Junior: Threw for 3,798 yards and 31 touchdowns with just nine interceptions on the season. Third in the nation in passing efficiency. WR Noel Grigsby, Junior: Caught 93 passed for 1,173 yards and 9 touchdowns this season as part of the nation’s 11th best passing offense. LB Keith Smith, Junior. 87 tackles on the year to lead the Spartans, 39 of them solo.
BGSU - DT Chris Jones, Senior: In the top 10 nationally in sacks (12.5 for the season) and tackles for loss (19 in 2012). RB Anthon Samuel, Sophomore: Averaged 87.82 yards per game rushing and 104.73 YPG in total offense. LB Gabe Martin, Sophomore: Had 69 tackles on the year for a defense rated 7th in total defense and passing defense as well as 9th scoring defense and sacks.