San Jose State Spartans Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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San Jose State Spartans Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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San Jose State Spartans Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players


San Jose State Spartans: Keys To The Season, Top Game, Top Transfer, Fun Stats

San Jose State Spartans: Key To The 2022 Offense

Stop with ALL the turnovers.

It’s not that everything has to be perfect for San Jose State to win, but it makes life way too hard on itself by turning the ball over far too often.

Last year it gave the ball away multiple times in nine times in 12 games, and not surprisingly, it went 0-4 when it gave it away three times.

This was after giving the ball up multiple times just once in the amazing 2020 Mountain West Championship season – and that was when the the team was hammered by COVID in the bowl loss to Ball State.

San Jose State Spartans: Key To The 2022 Defense

Hold up better against the stronger passing teams.

There will be problems against the great offenses, but that’s to be expected. Giving up yards isn’t the end of the world – the Spartans will generate their share of sacks and pressure – but they have to make more big plays overall.

They generated just six interceptions on the year and five came in a three-game span. Interceptions were a problem in 2020, too, but that defense didn’t give up a 300-yard day among the eight games.

Last year’s defense allowed three, 300-yard outings and couldn’t seem to overcome the big downfield plays.

San Jose State Spartans: Key Player To The 2022 Season

PK Taren Schive, Soph.
Longtime kicker Matt Mercurio took off to go look at other opportunities as a grad transfer. The former all-star hit 15-of-19 field goals last season and 44 out of 54 in his three seasons.

Last year he wasn’t a big difference-maker – the two misses against Nevada mattered – but the Spartans need reliable kicking to bounce back.

Enter Schive, who handled kickoffs last season and has the leg to add even more boom.

San Jose State Spartans: Key Transfer

QB Chevan Cordeiro, Jr.
Former Nevada WR Elijah Cooks will be a big deal, and a few linemen will be key, but Cordeiro might be a gamechanger after the offense struggled so much with its consistency.

Lost the last two seasons against San Jose State, but he rolled for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in the 2019 win. Now he adds a baller type of play to the mix with four years of experience to bring something different to the attack.

He’ll need to come through big when he goes against …

San Jose State Key Game To The 2022 Season

Hawaii, Nov. 26
This should be an improved San Jose State team that should be deep in the mix for a bowl appearance. However, with a second half run of four road games in six weeks – to project a bit too much – the regular season finale might be to get that sixth win.

It’s against Chevan Cordeiro’s former team.

The Spartans beat the Rainbow Warriors over the last two years, and this time around should be an entertaining offensive fight.

San Jose State Spartans: 2021 Fun Stats

– SJSU 2nd Quarter Scoring: 98 – 2nd Half Scoring: 84
– Penalties: SJSU 87 for 782 yards – Opponents 56 for 525 yards
– Time of Possession: Opponents 33:15 – SSU 26:28

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