Three Bold Predictions For San Jose State Football
Plus, one player to watch.
Here are some bold projections
San Jose State’s season gets started this weekend in a Week 0 game
1. The Spartans will win back-to-back Mountain West Championships
The San Jose Spartans are returning the talent, the coaching and have a full off-season to try and replicate the magical run of the 2020 season. This group has plenty of talent returning a QB in Nick Starkel who could give Carson Strong a run for his money for the potential Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year award. Don’t be surprised when week 10 rolls around and people are once again talking about the San Jose Spartans. A rematch game against Boise State would be incredible as well.
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2. Viliami Fehoko will be a top 5 defensive end in the country
Viliami Fehoko had an incredible season last year. He finished top 15 in the nation in tackles for a loss and ranked second in the Mountain West with six sacks in a shortened eight-game season. He will draw plenty of double teams opening things up for other players on the line. The 6’4 big man will also have a real off-season to train and try to continue his stellar 2020 run. Fehoko will be able to build on his sophomore season and step into the national spotlight of one of the best defensive ends in the nation.
2. San Jose State will finish the 2021 season ranked in the AP poll for a second year in a row
This season will prove to be a special one yet again. Say San Jose State goes 10-2 with losses to USC and Nevada; in addition to winning their bowl game. The Spartans can find themself ranked in the AP top 25 at the end of the season. Watch out for yet again another huge Spartan season under Brent Brennan in San Jose.
One under the radar player to watch out for
There are many players that you might overlook that can come out and absolutely dominate for San Jose State. Spartan fans should be watching closely to see how Isaiah Hamilton leads the receiving core being the main guy catching the ball. Last season Hamilton had to take a lesser role and watch Tre Walker and Bailey Gaither grab up the bulk of the receptions. With both players gone this season, Hamilton is expected to have a huge role in this high-powered offense. Hamilton has proven to be a reliable pass-catcher grabbing 43 receptions and averaging over 50 yards a game just two seasons ago. In many ways the Spartan’s success relies on the passing game and Hamilton has to be the number one guy.
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On defense, Viliami Fehoko is a name that is incredibly familiar among San Jose State fans. The 260-pound defensive end has never been under the radar but Fehoko is going to give every single Mountain West offensive line headaches. Fehoko is going to draw double teams on every single play which will benefit the rest of the line as well.
He finished the shortened 2020 season leading the Mountain West with 12 and a half tackles for a loss, six sacks and 36 tackles in just eight games earning him first-team All-Mountain West honors. Fehoko could finish the season as the best defensive end in the conference and lead the Spartans in what could be a big season for San Jose State.