LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Kevin Robinson tied a Utah State record with
his third career punt return touchdown and caught two scoring
passes, and the Aggies held off a late rally to beat San Jose State
The Aggies (2-2, 1-1) clinched their first victory in the
Western Athletic Conference when the Spartans (1-4, 0-2) threw an
incomplete pass on fourth down from the Utah State 34-yard line
with 9 seconds remaining.
Jared Strubeck kicked a 46-yard field goal with 1:18 remaining
to get the Spartans within a touchdown and San Jose State had a
chance to tie it after recovering the onside kick.
Adam Tafralis, who was 16-of-42 for 227 passing yards with a
touchdown, drove San Jose State to the Utah State 29-yard line, but
got sacked on second down, had a pass broken up and threw an
incompletion to end the Spartans' rally.
San Jose State had an earlier chance midway through the fourth
quarter after a muffed punt by the Aggies set up the Spartans at
the 11-yard line. But the Spartans gained just 2 yards from there
and Strubeck missed a 27-yard field goal attempt.
Robinson returned a punt 87 yards for a touchdown in the first
quarter to tie the school record, which he now shares with John
Strycula and Bob Wicks. Robinson also caught touchdown passes of 39
and 27 yards from Leon Jackson III, who completed 17 of 26 passes
for 200 yards.