A 19-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Mike Perez to Kenny Roberts sparked a second-half scoring drive as conference-leading San Jose State beat Utah State, 24-14, in a Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. game Saturday at Logan, Utah.
San Jose outscored Utah State, 14-0, in the second half.
Perez, ranked fifth in the nation in total yardage, completed 32 of 49 passes for 393 yards as San Jose improved its record to 8-1 overall and 5-0 in PCAA play. Utah State fell to 2-6 and 1-3.
San Jose's Guy Liggins caught 9 passes for 156 yards.
San Jose State scored first, on a 6-yard run by tailback Kenny Jackson, who finished with 121 yards in 28 carries.
But Utah State led at halftime, 14-10, as quarterback Brent Snyder passed 14 yards to Pat Newman for a first-quarter touchdown and teamed with Kendal Smith for a 29-yard pass-play touchdown in the second quarter.