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San Jose State vs. BYU game preview: Spartans take on Cougars in a Friday night showdown

What can we expect to see when the Spartans play the Cougars?

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Records: San Jose State (4-4, 3-2) BYU (6-2)

Where to watch: CBS Sports Network

Kickoff: Friday, November 6th at 8:30 p.m. at Spartan Stadium

Series History: This will be the 17th time that these two teams meet on the field, with the Spartans leading the series against BYU 10-6. The longest win streak the Spartans have against the Cougars is 8, with the Cougars longest winning streak against the Spartans at 3. Currently, the Spartans have a one game winning streak against BYU with a 20-14 win in 2012.


  • This could be the latest a game could finish for the Spartans in almost three years as the game is expected to end early Saturday morning. The last time that the Spartans played until past 11 p.m. was November 24, 2012, against Louisiana Tech.
  • Running back Adam Hine (ankle) could see game action for the first time since the Cougars lost to Michigan in Ann Arbor back on September 26th.


Spartans- Jimmy Pruitt (CB, game time decision), Tyler Winston (WR), Jared Leaf (LB), Thomas Tucker (RB).

Cougars- Taysom Hill (QB), Bryan Sampson (TE), Rhett Sandlin (LB), Sione Takitaki (LB, suspension), Ului Lapuaho (OL, doubtful), and Kyle Johnson (OL, doubtful).

Key matchup: Spartans secondary vs Cougars passing attack.

BYU's passing game currently ranks 25th in the nation that averages 294.5 yards per game while the Spartans pass defense currently ranks 1st in the country, only allowing 122.1 yards per game.