No. 24 San Jose State rallies to take Military Bowl

5:35 PM, Dec 27, 2012   |    comments
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Washington, DC (Sports Network) - David Fales threw for 395 yards and two touchdowns on 33-of-43 passing, while Austin Lopez booted the go-ahead field goal in the fourth quarter as the 24th-ranked San Jose State Spartans knocked off Bowling Green, 29-20, in the Military Bowl at RFK Stadium.

Lopez, who also handles punting duties for San Jose State, completed a perfect season in which he went 17-for-17 on field goal attempts, while Noel Grigsby had a huge day receiving, catching nine passes for 134 yards.

Chandler Jones hauled in six passes for 73 yards and a score, while Kyle Nunn also caught a touchdown pass for the Spartans (11-2), who closed the season on a seven-game winning streak.

San Jose State also played under interim head coach Kent Baer, who took over when Mike MacIntyre left to take the head coaching position at Colorado.

John Pettigrew and Anthon Samuel scored rushing touchdowns and Matt Schilz threw for 159 yards on 16-of-35 passing for Bowling Green (8-5), who last appeared in a bowl game on Dec. 30, 2009 -- a 43-42 loss to Idaho in the Humanitarian Bowl.

Chris Gallon caught seven passes for 73 yards for the Falcons in the setback.

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