The San Jose St. Spartans have added the Pac-12's Utah Utes to their upcoming football schedule for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. This will be a home-and-home series between the two schools, yet something Utah State can not get any more with the Utes. That is odd since Utah and Fresno State agreed to a home-and-home in 2014 and 2015.
Back to the San Jose State side of things, these two school have met just seven times dating back to1969 with San Jose State winning just one of those seven times. The two schools last played a home-and-home series in 2009 and 2010 -- pre-David Fales -- with Utah winning both games 24-14 and 56-3.
This pretty much fills out their 2016 and 2017 non-conference schedule, and they both will be pretty tough. San Jose State still needs one more game in 2016; currently they travel to Colorado, host Utah and visit Iowa State. The 2017 out of league slate is full with San Jose State hosting Colorado plus Iowa State, and road games at Utah on and BYU.
Those will be a few tough years for out of conference games for San Jose State.
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