Boxscore
San Jose State 29, Bowling Green 20
Thursday, December 27, 2012 3:00 PM
Location - RFK Stadium
Attendance - 17835

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
San Jose State 7 3 9 10 29
Bowling Green 3 3 7 7 20

Recap


No. 24 San Jose State 29, Bowling Green 20: David Fales passed for a bowl-record 395 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Spartans edged past the Falcons to win the Military Bowl at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C.

Fales, who came in leading the nation in completion percentage, was 33-of-43 and threw an 18-yard strike to Chandler Jones in the third quarter for a 19-13 lead. Noel Grigsby caught nine passes for 134 yards as San Jose State reached the 11-win mark for the first time since 1939.

John Pettigrew gave Bowling Green a 20-19 lead on a 1-yard run just 4:34 into the fourth quarter, but the Spartans (11-2) responded with a 13-play drive that ended with a 27-yard field goal by Austin Lopez with 4:43 left. After a fumble by the Falcons (8-5), De’Leon Eskridge’s 1-yard touchdown run sealed it with 2:34 remaining.

Fales connected with Kyle Nunn for a 33-yard scoring strike in the first quarter as San Jose State took a 10-6 lead at intermission. The Spartans prevailed despite being held to minus-17 yards rushing for the game 

Charlie Walker forced a fumble and MAC defensive player of the year Chris Jones recovered it to set up Bowling Green’s go-ahead score just 2:55 into the second half. Anthon Samuel ran 8 yards up the middle on the next play to give the Falcons a 13-10 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Eskridge rushed for only 32 yards, but went over 1,000 for the season (1,024). … Bowling Green quarterback Matt Schilz was 16-of-35 for 159 yards and Samuel was limited to 32 yards rushing. Samuel finished with 998 yards for the season. … Lopez made all 17 of his field-goal attempts this season.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:05
San Jose State   TD  Bowling Green 0 - San Jose State 7
1st Quarter - 3:57
Bowling Green   FG  Bowling Green 3 - San Jose State 7
2nd Quarter - 14:55
Bowling Green   FG  Bowling Green 6 - San Jose State 7
2nd Quarter - 1:40
San Jose State   FG  Bowling Green 6 - San Jose State 10
3rd Quarter - 12:05
Bowling Green   TD  Bowling Green 13 - San Jose State 10
3rd Quarter - 4:18
San Jose State   S  Bowling Green 13 - San Jose State 12
3rd Quarter - 2:16
San Jose State   TD  Bowling Green 13 - San Jose State 19
4th Quarter - 10:26
Bowling Green   TD  Bowling Green 20 - San Jose State 19
4th Quarter - 4:43
San Jose State   FG  Bowling Green 20 - San Jose State 22
4th Quarter - 2:34
San Jose State   TD  Bowling Green 20 - San Jose State 29
TEAMS

Team Records

  San Jose State Bowling Green
W/L 11 - 2 - 0 8 - 5 - 0
Conference 5 - 1 - 0 6 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  San Jose State Bowling Green
Score 29 20
First Downs 19 12
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-13
23%
7-for-18
39%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 380 264
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 23--15 30-105
Average/Rush -0.7 3.5
Passing
Comp-Att 33-43 16-35
Passing Yards 395 159
Average/Pass Play 9.0 4.3
Penalties-Yards 4-30 5-55
Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 30:48 29:12

PLAYER STATS

San Jose State (11 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Fales 33/43 395 2 0
Bowling Green (8 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Schilz 16/35 159 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Eskridge 13 33 2.5 1
I. Liaina 1 2 2.0 0
D. Fales 1 -9 -9.0 0
C. Jones 1 -12 -12.0 0
K. Nunn 1 -12 -12.0 0
T. Ervin 3 -13 -4.3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Pettigrew 7 59 8.4 1
A. Samuel 17 32 1.9 1
J. Hopgood 2 13 6.5 0
J. Stokes 1 1 1.0 0
M. Schilz 3 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
N. Grigsby 9 134 14.9 0
C. Jones 6 73 12.2 1
J. Carr 7 50 7.1 0
T. Ervin 2 49 24.5 0
R. Otten 3 36 12.0 0
K. Nunn 1 33 33.0 1
I. Liaina 2 14 7.0 0
D. Eskridge 3 6 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Gallon 7 73 10.4 0
R. Burbrink 3 46 15.3 0
A. Bayer 2 12 6.0 0
A. Samuel 2 12 6.0 0
S. Joplin 1 10 10.0 0
J. Hopgood 1 6 6.0 0