Scores

Final

UC Davis 14

(2-3, 1-2 away)

San Jose State 34

(2-3, 1-0 MW)

4:00 PM ET, September 29, 2007

Spartan Stadium (CA), San Jose, CA

1 2 3 4 T
UCD 7 0 0 714
SJSU 14 0 7 1334

Top Performers

Passing: A. Tafralis (SJSU) - 330 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: J. Trombetta (UCD) - 21 CAR, 76 YDS

Receiving: K. Jurovich (SJSU) - 7 REC, 135 YDS, 2 TD

San Jose St. 34, UC Davis 14

Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Adam Tafralis passed for 330 yards and four touchdowns to lead San Jose State to a 34-14 win over UC Davis in the Spartans' home opener Saturday.

Kevin Jurovich caught seven passes for 135 yards and two TDs for the Spartans (2-3), who had no trouble moving the ball despite playing without injured running back Yonus Davis for the fourth straight game. San Jose State easily won the Northern California schools' first meeting since 1934, when they played to a scoreless tie.

That was four years before the birth of San Jose State coach Dick Tomey, who on Saturday notched his 304th career victory to move into a tie with Jackie Sherrill for 23rd place on the career list.

Aggies quarterback Tim Plough passed for 174 yards and two touchdowns, but was intercepted four times, including one by Spartans safety Jonathan Harris that was returned 35 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. UC Davis (2-3) will finish its four-year transition to Division I athletics this year.

Tafralis, who went 35-of-48 for a career-high 426 yards and three touchdowns while directing a fourth-quarter comeback against Utah State last week, was equally accurate against UC Davis. The Spartans' senior quarterback completed his first eight passes, was 12 of 14 in the first half and finished 25 of 34.

Yonus Davis, who rushed for 1,007 yards for San Jose State in 2006, hasn't played since spraining his ankle in a season-opening loss to Arizona State on Sept. 1. Since then the Spartans have struggled to run the ball.

The Spartans rushed for just 15 yards on 26 attempts against UC Davis and are averaging only 54.5 yards on the ground over the last four games. With Tafralis playing as well as he is, however, it hasn't mattered much.

The four touchdowns against the Aggies gave him 42 for his career and moved Tafralis into fifth place on the Spartans' career list.

San Jose State won at home for the ninth time in 10 games, but the Spartans opened the season with four straight road trips, becoming the last WAC team to play a home game this year.

UC Davis scored on its opening drive when Plough found Kale Turner for a 9-yard touchdown. Plough's throw was behind Turner at the 1, but the 5-foot-10 wideout made a nice play to grab the ball and score, helping give the Aggies a 7-0 lead.

The Spartans responded quickly when Tafralis threw the first of two touchdowns to Jurovich, a 17-yard pass that capped an eight-play, 64-yard drive. The two later connected on a 59-yard touchdown when Jurovich took a short pass from Tafralis, shook off three UC Davis defenders with a stutter-step at midfield, then raced untouched down the sidelines to give San Jose State a 27-7 lead.

Tafralis' second touchdown pass of the afternoon, a 47-yard deep throw to David Richmond, came one play after Duke Ihenacho blocked a punt.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCD
SJSU
1st Downs1919
Total Yards286345
Passing195330
Rushing9115
Penalties9-527-40
3rd Down Conversions5-151-10
4th Down Conversions2-21-2
Turnovers40
Possession32:5327:07

Passing Leaders

UC DavisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Plough22/381744.624
San Jose StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tafralis25/343309.740

Rushing Leaders

UC DavisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Trombetta21763.6012
Tucker4276.8012
San Jose StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
French13181.409
Flynn11010.0010

Receiving Leaders

UC DavisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rice77410.6120
Trombetta8405.0020
San Jose StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jurovich713519.3259
Richmond56913.8147

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUCDSJSU
TD09:34Kale Turner 9 Yd Pass From Tim Plough (Emmanuel Benjamin Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 66 yds, 5:26
70
TD05:46Kevin Jurovich 17 Yd Pass From Adam Tafralis (Jared Strubeck Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 63 yds, 3:48
77
TD03:08David Richmond 47 Yd Pass From Adam Tafralis (Jared Strubeck Kick)
Drive: 1 plays, 47 yds, :07
714
THIRD QUARTERUCDSJSU
TD08:03Terrance Williams 7 Yd Pass From Adam Tafralis (Jared Strubeck Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 45 yds, 2:54
721
FOURTH QUARTERUCDSJSU
TD14:47Kevin Jurovich 59 Yd Pass From Adam Tafralis (Pat Failed)
Drive: 2 plays, 66 yds, :26
727
TD13:46Brandon Rice 20 Yd Pass From Tim Plough (Emmanuel Benjamin Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 40 yds, 1:01
1427
TD03:48Jonathan Harris 35 Yd Interception Return (Will Johnson Kick) 1434