SAN JOSE -- For the first time this season, San Jose State received votes in both national polls.

The Spartans, fresh off Saturday's 20-14 victory over BYU, received seven votes in the USA Today Coaches poll, which places them 32nd. They received eight votes in The Associated Press poll and are 33rd.

SJSU's only two losses this season are to teams ranked in the AP poll. The Spartans lost to No. 11 Stanford in their season opener and also lost to Utah State, which debuted in the AP poll this week at No. 25.

San Jose State received votes in the coaches poll for four straight weeks earlier this year before losing to Utah State. The Spartans picked up their first AP votes last week -- the first time since 1987 that SJSU received in-season votes in the AP poll.

  • Linebacker Keith Smith was named the Linebacker Performer of the Week by College Football Performance Awards. The junior matched a career high with 19 tackles.

    He sealed the victory over BYU when he sacked quarterback Riley Nelson and forced a fumble that teammate Vince Buhagiar recovered with 1:16 left to play. The Spartans ran out the clock for the win afterwards.



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