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          === No. 24 San Jose State rallies to take Military Bowl ===
 
 Washington,  DC  (Sports Network)  - David  Fales threw for  395 yards and two
 touchdowns  on 33-of-43  passing, while Austin Lopez booted the go-ahead field
 goal  in the fourth quarter as the 24th-ranked San Jose State Spartans knocked
 off Bowling Green, 29-20, in the Military Bowl at RFK Stadium.
 
 Lopez, who also handles punting duties for San Jose State, completed a perfect
 season  in which  he went 17-for-17 on field goal attempts, while Noel Grigsby
 had a huge day receiving, catching nine passes for 134 yards.
 
 Chandler  Jones hauled in six passes for 73 yards and a score, while Kyle Nunn
 also caught a touchdown pass for the Spartans (11-2), who closed the season on
 a seven-game winning streak.
 
 San  Jose State also  played under interim head coach Kent Baer, who took over
 when Mike MacIntyre left to take the head coaching position at Colorado.
 
 "We  can throw it against anybody. That's a great group of receivers and tight
 ends,  and  we protect well," said  Baer. "David is the most passing-efficient
 quarterback in the country and he proved it again today."
 
 John  Pettigrew  and Anthon  Samuel scored rushing  touchdowns and Matt Schilz
 threw  for  159  yards  on  16-of-35 passing  for  Bowling  Green  (8-5),  who
 last  appeared in a bowl game on Dec. 30, 2009 -- a 43-42 loss to Idaho in the
 Humanitarian Bowl.
 
 Chris Gallon caught seven passes for 73 yards for the Falcons in the setback.
 
 "That's  the  best passing offense  that we faced all  year. Even when we held
 (Fales) down, he was still completing balls," Falcons coach Dave Clawson said.
 
 Trailing  20-19  early in the  fourth quarter, Fales led  San Jose State on an
 impressive  13-play drive, completing seven passes during the 68-yard march to
 the  Bowling Green  10 before Lopez gave  the Spartans the lead with a 27-yard
 field goal.
 
 Bowling  Green began its next possession on its own 23, but on the second play
 of  the drive, things  shifted in favor of San Jose State for good when Travis
 Jackson chased down Schilz from behind and popped the ball out.
 
 Keith  Smith scooped it  up, giving the Spartans a short field on the Falcons'
 24 with 4:22 to play.
 
 Five  plays later,  De'Leon Eskridge iced it  for San Jose State with a 1-yard
 touchdown run, putting the Spartans ahead 29-20 with 2:28 to go.
 
 Bowling Green got the ball one last time but turned it over on downs, allowing
 San Jose State to run out the final 1:51 for the victory.
 
 After  the teams exchanged punts on the first two possessions of the game, San
 Jose  State began its second touch of the afternoon at its 21. Just four plays
 into  the drive,  Fales connected with Nunn for a 33-yard catch-and-run to the
 end zone for the first points of the day and a 7-0 Spartans' lead,
 
 Bowling  Green answered with a 12-play, 62-yard drive. Schilz converted a pair
 of  third  downs along the way,  but the series  stalled at the San Jose State
 nine  and Tyler Tate  connected on a chip-shot 28-yard field goal to make it a
 7-3 affair late in the first quarter.
 
 The Falcons' defense came up big on the next series, holding the Spartans to a
 three-and-out  before  blocking a punt from  Lopez on 4th down, which gave the
 ball back to Bowling Green at the SJSU 24.
 
 Bowling  Green's offense  wasn't able  to punch  the ball  into the  end zone,
 however,  and Tate hit a 33-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 7-6 early in
 the second stanza.
 
 San Jose State began its final drive of the first half at its 27 and moved the
 ball  54 yards in  four plays before Lopez nailed a 36-yard field goal attempt
 to give the Spartans a 10-6 edge at the half.
 
 On  the first San Jose State possession of the second half, it was the Bowling
 Green  defense  that  came  up  with a  momentum-shifting  play,  as  Falcons'
 defensive end Charlie Walker easily slipped past his blocker and blasted Fales
 from the blind side, causing the ball to come loose.
 
 It was scooped up by Chris Jones, giving Bowling Green the ball at the SJSU 8-
 yard line.
 
 Faced with a short field again, the Falcons were able to score six points this
 time,  as Samuel  went up the middle for  an 8-yard TD sprint and a 13-10 lead
 early in the third quarter.
 
 But  it was  the Spartans' turn to  produce a big defensive play in the latter
 stages  of the  session. Facing 4th-and-7, Bowling Green lined up to punt, but
 Brian Schmiedebusch's kick was blocked by Bene Benwikere.
 
 The  Spartans caught a bit of a bad break, as the ball rolled through the back
 of  the end  zone for a safety.  Nevertheless, it became a one-point game with
 4:18 on the third-quarter clock.
 
 San  Jose then got  the ball again as a result of the safety and went 68 yards
 in  six plays before Fales connected with Jones for an 18-yard TD strike and a
 19-13 lead.
 
 Bowling  Green  responded with  an 8-play,  68-yard drive  to begin the fourth
 quarter, highlighted by a 34-yard sprint by Pettigrew down to the 1-yard line.
 Pettigrew  then  capped the  march by  bowling his  way into  the end zone for
 a 20-19 Falcons' lead with 10:26 remaining.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 San  Jose  State established a  program record with 11  wins on the season ...
 Former  San  Diego head coach Ron  Caragher will replace MacIntyre next season
 ...  Chandler's  receiving touchdown  was his  11th of  the season ...San Jose
 State  last appeared  in a bowl game on  Dec. 23, 2006 -- a 20-12 win over New
 Mexico in the New Mexico Bowl.
 
 12/27 23:53:53 ET

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