Collectively, the SJSU football team has collected six individual awards this season, none of which recognized an offensive player. Quarterback David Fales performance in the Spartans 42-13 win over Idaho on Saturday changed that. Fales completed 27 of 39 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns in the bowl eligibility-clinching win, earning him the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, announced Monday.I havent told him yet, hes probably been told but Im pretty sure hes excited, head coach Mike MacIntyre said. Through nine games this season, Fales has passed for 2,850 yards on 232-of-319 passing and 21 touchdowns. At 72.7 percent, Fales completion percentage is the best in all of Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. He is also seventh in the nation in passing yards.MacIntyre said Fales, in just his first year at SJSU, has undoubtedly emerged as a leader on the team.Hes so humbled, kind of just takes it all in and keeps going, MacIntyre said. Hes steady, always has a smile on his face and has a ton of energy. Hes really a contagious leader and the kids get it the kids love it. Fales is 410 yards short of leapfrogging Mike Perez, who threw for 3,260 yards in 1987, for the top spot on SJSUs single-season passing list. Fales is also four touchdowns shy of breaking Steve Clarksons mark of 25 set in 1981.
Fales named WAC Offensive Player of the Week
November 5, 2012, 11:40 pm