San Jose State (1-7) at BYU (1-7)
Saturday, 1 p.m. MDT
LaVell Edwards Stadium (63,725)
Radio: 1160 AM, 102.7 FM
Weather: Sunny skies with temperatures in the low 60s.
Live stream: Watch ESPN
Tickets: BYU ticket office
Mass transit: Ride UTA to BYU Football
For San Jose State ... The Spartans have lost six consecutive games. A victory on the road over BYU would be a significant accomplishment for a first-year coaching staff.
For BYU ... The Cougars are looking to stop their seven-game losing streak, their worst slump since 1968.
For San Jose State ... The Spartans have the edge in the all-time series, 10-7.
For BYU ... The Cougars face one the nation’s worst defenses for the second week in a row. BYU scored only 17 against East Carolina.
San Jose State will win if ... The Spartans win the turnover battle and stop BYU from success in the red zone.
BYU will win if ... The Cougars can get some confidence early and sustain it for four quarters while winning the battle in the trenches.
PLAYER TO WATCH
JaQuan Blackwell, San Jose State wide receiver: Blackwell has caught 27 passes for 389 yards and two touchdowns. BYU has struggled containing receivers this season.
BYU's run game vs. San Jose State’s front seven: The Spartans are one of the worst in the country in rush defense. Meanwhile, the status of the Cougars' leading rusher, Ula Tolutau, is unclear after he was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
“At times, we’ve seen some really good things from our freshmen and at other times, we’ve seen it be quite ugly. That’s part of the process when you’re playing so many young players.” — SJSU coach Brent Brennan
“The goal is to be as aggressive as we can and develop an identity as a team. I’ve expressed my concern and my thoughts with the coaches The losing streak causes some issues. The only way to deal with it is to fight and be aggressive.” — BYU coach Kalani Sitake.
BYU travels to Fresno State while San Jose State hosts San Diego State next Saturday.
(All times Mountain)
Date Opponent Time/result
Aug. 26 Portland State W, 20-6
Sept. 2 vs. Louisiana State L, 27-0
Sept. 9 Utah L, 19-13
Sept. 16 Wisconsin L, 40-6
Sept. 29 at Utah State L, 40-24
Oct. 6 Boise State L, 24-7
Oct. 14 at Mississippi State L, 35-10
Oct. 21 at East Carolina L, 33-17
Oct. 28 San Jose State 1 p.m.
Nov. 4 at Fresno State 8:45 p.m.
Nov. 10 at UNLV 8:30 p.m.
Nov. 18 UMass 1 p.m.
Nov. 25 at Hawaii 7 p.m.