Countdown To Kickoff - San Jose State


By W.G. Ramirez, Special to


  • Predicted Finish - Fifth in the West Division
  • Retuning/Lost Lettermen - 43/22
  • Returning/Lost Starters - 17/9
  • Key Returner - Sophomore WR Tyler Winston

The Skinny - If the end of last season was an indication on how the Spartans will do this year, this may be a sleeper in the bunch. It was the only Mountain West team to knock off Conference champion Fresno State, and its 114 combined points in its last two games revealed this year's unit that brings back five returners could be very dangerous. It's no secret the offense will revolve around sophomore wide receiver Tyler Winston, the league's Freshman of the Year last season after he hauled in 58 passes for 858 yards and five touchdowns. He ranked third nationally in receiving yards among all freshmen.

Says Winston, on being ready to start the season - "I feel like all of us are ready to get out there show everyone that we can play with everybody else. I'm just read to go."

For a complete preview, watch San José State's "Countdown to Kickoff" preview video below: