Like the Duke Blue Devils, the San Jose State Spartans are 3-1 with their only loss coming against the No. 9 ranked Stanford Cardinal.
The Spartans are no stranger to the tough schedule as just two years ago they faced five top-five ranked teams in Alabama, Wisconsin, Utah, Boise State and Stanford.
While the Spartans squeaked out a 1-11 record in 2010, it seems as if the hard work is finally paying off for the program.
In week one, the Spartans nearly knocked off the Stanford Cardinal and suffered a heartbreaking 20-17 loss against a team who outplayed the No. 2 ranked USC Trojans.
The Spartans feature a powerful quarterback-running back combination in Minnesota transfer running back DeLeon Eskridge and junior college transfer David Fales, who is currently on pace to set single-season school records in touchdowns, completion percentage and yards per game—leading a local newspaper to believe he's a better quarterback than Bay Area signal callers Zach Maynard and Josh Nunes.
Fales, Eskridge and the Spartans will look to knock off other impressive teams like BYU, Louisiana Tech and UTSA en route to their first bowl appearance since 2006.
at No. 21 Stanford: 17-20 (L)
vs. UC Davis: 45-13 (W)
vs. Colorado State: 40-20 (W)
at San Diego State: 38-34 (W)