San Jose State vs. UC Davis fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Thursday, August 30
Game Time: 9:00 pm ET
Venue: CEFCU Stadium
San Jose State (0-0) vs. UC Davis (0-0) Game Preview
UC Davis will provide a push.
With one of the best passing attacks in the FCS – finishing third in the nation in total offense – the Aggies should still be able to get the fun going to start a new season. With this and a date against Stanford in a few weeks, they’re getting their FBS licks in before diving into the Big Sky slate.
Coming off a 2-11 season, San Jose State needs this win to have a little fun to kick things off. In Year Two under head coach Brent Brennan, it’s going to get really ugly, really fast if they lose this. Who’s next up? Washington State and Oregon, both on the road.
One Reason Why UC Davis Will Win
Throw, throw, throw. QB Jake Maier is back after throwing for close to 3,700 yards with 26 touchdowns, and he gets back top target Keelan Doss after his 115-catch, 1,499-yard, seven score season. Tight end Wesley Preece and his nine touchdown grabs are back, too.
The miserable San Jose State defense of last year should be a little bit better, but it’s about to get hit for almost 400 passing yards.
One Reason Why San Jose State Will Win
UC Davis won’t be able to play any defense.
Yeah, the offense will push the ball all over the place, and it’ll keep up the pace, but it’ll also struggle to stop anything the Spartan offense wants to do.
The O that couldn’t do much of anything last season should boost up right away under new offensive coordinator Kevin McGiven. He has eight starters back including almost everyone of note in the receiving corps. There’s nothing the Aggies will do that the Spartans can’t answer for.
What’s Going To Happen
This should be as much fun as any of the FBS vs. FCS games in the first part of the season. Both teams are going to bomb away, and both teams are going to have their moments when they take control.
Both teams can throw, both teams are going to be bad on D. San Jose State will be a little more efficient at throwing, and a little better on defense.