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Know the Foe: San Jose State

    Camp Randall Stadium
   
   
   
   
    
 Series History
 Games  1
 Record  UW leads, 1-0
 At Madison  First meeting
 At San Jose
 UW leads, 1-0
 First Meeting
 Sept. 13, 1997
 Last Meeting
 Sept. 13, 1997
 Bielema vs. SJSU
 0-0
 MacIntyre vs. UW
 0-0

 Last Meeting
 1997 (San Jose)
 UW 56, SJSU 10

 San Jose State at a Glance
 Location  San Jose, Calif.
 Enrollment  29,200
 Nickname  Spartans
 Conference  Western Athletic
 First Year of  Football  1893
 All-Time Record  447-440-38 (.504)

 Team at a Glance
 2009 Record (Conf.)  2-10 (1-7, T-8th WAC)
 2009 Bowl Game  None
 Starters Ret./Lost  15/11
 Letterwinners Ret./Lost  38/29

 Coaching Staff
 Head Coach
 Mike MacIntyre
 Alma Mater  Georgia Tech, 1989
 Record at SJSU
 0-1 (1st season)
 Career Record
 0-1 (1st season)
 Offensive Coordinator  Tim Landis
 Defensive Coordinator  Kent Baer

 Head Coach Mike MacIntyre

Mike MacIntyre

Mike MacIntyre is in his first season as head coach San Jose State after being named the program's leader on Dec. 17, 2009. MacIntyre comes to San Jose from Duke, where he served as defensive coordinator for two seasons and was named Football Bowl Subdivision Assistant Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association in 2009. Prior to Duke, MacIntyre spent five seasons as an assistant coach in the NFL, including four seasons as an assistant to Bill Parcells with the Dallas Cowboys (2003-2007).

 

San Jose State comes to Camp Randall Stadium this weekend for its second game under first-year head coach Mike MacIntyre. The Spartans (0-1) will play a ranked opponent for the second-consecutive week after opening the season last Saturday at No. 1 Alabama.

 Scouting the Offense

Base Offense: Multiple
Starters Returning/Lost:
9/4

• Statistically, San Jose State's offense was one of the worst in the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2009. Out of 120 FBS teams, the Spartans ranked 115th in total offense, 117th in rushing offense and 118th in scoring offense. Things haven't changed much one week into the 2010 season, though that largely has to do with the opening's week opponent, No. 1 Alabama. The Spartans gained just 175 total yards (89 rushing, 86 passing) in a 48-3 loss to the Crimson Tide.

• Junior running back Brandon Rutley got the most carries for SJSU in week one, taking 13 of the team's 29 handoffs. He rushed for 52 yards on those carries, nearly equaling his entire output from 2009 when he rushed for 59 yards on 30 carries. The team's leading running back from a year ago is back in Lamon Muldrow, but after rushing for 592 yards on 131 carries last season, he got just seven carries for 12 yards against Alabama.

• Starting quarterback Jordan La Secla completed seven of his 14 passes for 85 yards in the team's loss. He has to find a new go-to target in 2010 after the team's top two wideouts departed. The onus now falls to Jalal Beauchman who caught 35 passes for 378 yards in 2009. In week one against the Crimson Tide, Beauchman caught just one pass for five yards.

 Spartans to Watch
La Secla  #12 | Jordan La Secla
 Quarterback
 Senior | 6-3 | 205
Rutley  #9 | Brandon Rutley
 Running Back
 Junior | 5-10 | 190
2009: 59.9 C%, 1926 Yds, 10 TD
2010: 7-14, 85 Yds, INT
2009: 59 Yds, 2.0 Avg, 2 TD
2010: 52 Yds, 4.0 Avg

 

 Scouting the Defense

Base Defense: Multiple 4-3
Starters Returning/Lost:
6/5

• The Spartans defense didn't fare much better than the offense in 2009, ranking 109th in total defense and scoring defense and 119th in rush defense. San Jose State gave up over 442 yards per game a year ago and continued that trend in the opening week. Alabama racked up 591 yards of total offense with 257 coming on the ground and 334 through the air.

• Individually, leading-tackler Tanner Burns is gone, but two-time, first-team All-WAC player Duke Ihenacho returns.  He finished with 89 tackles and is looking to become the first player in program history to be a three-time, All-WAC honoree. Ihenacho also added 2.5 tackles for loss, one interception, six pass breakups, one quarterback hurry, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery last year. In week one, he had four tackles, one TFL and a forced fumble.

• While there were few highlights against Alabama from a defensive standpoint, Vince Buhagiar and Tiuke Tuipulotu led the unit with nine tackles each. In addition, Peyton Thompson broke up three passes, while the unit as a whole forced and recovered two fumbles.

 Spartans to Watch
Ihenacho  #2 | Duke Ihenacho
 Safety
 Senior | 6-1 | 210
Tuipulotu  #40 | Tiuke Tuipulotu
 Linebacker
 Junior | 5-11 | 205
2009: 89 Tkl, INT, 6 PBU, 2 FF
2010: 4 Tkl, 1.0 TFL, 1 FF
2009: 52 Tkl, 3.5 TFL, INT
2010: 9 Tkl, 1 PBU

 

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