With Bucky back in Madison and fresh off an opening day win, Coach Bielema gave the team Monday off. Focus is now turned to San Jose St. Things don't get easier for the Spartans who come off an opening 48-3 loss to Alabama as they prepare for travel to Madison.
Besides reminding Packer fans that James Jones played at SJSU, there isn't much to preview here. Actually, I take that back. The Orlando Sentinel ranks San Jose St. number 114 out of 120 Division 1 football teams (Forget FBS, I call it D1). Things go from bad to worse quickly as their biggest strength is sophomore TE Ryan Otten who had two TD's in their spring game. That can't be a good sign...no 2009 stats, just what he did during their spring game. Remember, that is their strength! Their weakness you ask? Oh, just being ranked 119 out of 120 football teams in rushing defense, giving up 266 yards/game in 2009. Not only have they already played Alabama, but SJSU plays Utah next week. At least that game is at Spartan Stadium. Their non-conference schedule certainly doesn't do them any favors in the points differential department.
Here is The Bleacher Report's preview of SJSU. Students and alumni will have a hard time getting excited about this season...3 wins are predicted.
This must be a student at SJSU giving his preview for the 2010 season. Do you have a crying baby in the house? If so, put this video on and I guarantee it will be sleeping within minutes. There are a few gems here. As he is discussing the WR's he says, "Guys to expect are Jalal Beauchman, he had that one big run near the end of the season." This was followed by his discussion of the secondary, "They did pretty well for three sophomores and a freshman who played last year. Now they're three juniors and a sophomore." Brilliant!! Too bad ESPN's Dream Job was cancelled after 3 seasons after successfully launching nobody because this kid could have had a future. Well, I have to at least have to give credit where credit is due, he is passionate about SJSU football.
Bucky faces it's first non-conference cupcake of the season (UNLV was more like a piece of cheesecake). This game should be over at halftime in a 52-10 type score. 1-0.