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2014 San Jose State Spartans football team


2014 San Jose State Spartans football team

2014 San Jose State Spartans football
Conference Mountain West Conference
West Division
2014 record 3–9 (2–6 MWC)
Head coach Ron Caragher (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Jimmie Dougherty (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Greg Robinson (1st year)
Home stadium Spartan Stadium
(Capacity: 30,456)
2014 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
#16 Boise State x$   7 1         12 2  
Colorado State   6 2         10 3  
Utah State   6 2         10 4  
Air Force   5 3         10 3  
New Mexico   2 6         4 8  
Wyoming   2 6         4 8  
West Division
Fresno State x   5 3         6 8  
San Diego State   5 3         7 6  
Nevada   4 4         7 6  
Hawaii   3 5         4 9  
San Jose State   2 6         3 9  
UNLV   1 7         2 11  
Championship: Boise State 28, Fresno State 14
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 1, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 San Jose State Spartans football team represented San Jose State University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Spartans were led by second-year head coach Ron Caragher and played their home games at Spartan Stadium. They were members of the Mountain West Conference in the West Division. They finished the season 3–9, 2–6 in Mountain West play to finish in fifth place in the West Division.


Ron Caragher returned for his second season as San Jose State head coach. New at defensive coordinator was Greg Robinson, a longtime coach who previously served as defensive coordinator at the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. Robinson's career also included a stint as defensive coordinator for the NFL's Denver Broncos from 1995 to 2000, including the Broncos' Super Bowl-winning seasons in 1997 and 1998.

Name Position Seasons at
San Jose State
Alma Mater
Ron Caragher Head coach 2 UCLA (1990)
Jimmie Dougherty Offensive coordinator, quarterbacks, assistant head coach 2 Missouri (2001)
Keith Carter Offensive line, running game 1 UCLA (2005)
Fred Guidici Special teams 3 San Jose State (1989)
Terry Malley Wide receivers, recruiting coordinator 6 Santa Clara (1976)
Greg Robinson Defensive coordinator, linebackers 1 Pacific (1975)
James Jones Defensive line 2 Texas Southern (1998)
Joe Staab Outside linebackers 2 San Diego (2008)
Donté Williams Defensive backs 2 Idaho State (2006)


Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 28 7:00 PM North Dakota* Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA ESPN3 W 42–10   10,371
September 6 4:00 PM at #5 Auburn* Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN2 L 13–59   87,451
September 20 2:00 PM at Minnesota* TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN BTN L 7–24   47,739
September 27 7:30 PM Nevada Spartan Stadium • San Jose, CA CBSSN L 10–21   14,693
October 4 5:00 PM UNLVdagger Spartan Stadium • San Jose, CA ESPNews W 33–10   14,427
October 18 1:00 PM at Wyoming War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY ESPN3 W 27–20 OT  19,627
October 25 10:00 AM at Navy* Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD CBSSN L 31–41   30,612
November 1 4:00 PM Colorado State Spartan Stadium • San Jose, CA CBSSN L 31–38   17,887
November 8 7:30 PM at Fresno State Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA (Valley Trophy) CBSSN L 24–38   36,909
November 15 1:30 PM Hawaii Spartan Stadium • San Jose, CA Oc 16 L 0–13   17,962
November 21 6:30 PM at Utah State Romney StadiumLogan, UT ESPN2 L 7–41   18,428
November 29 12:30 PM at San Diego State Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA CBSSN L 7–38   24,391
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.
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