SAN JOSE -- After being soundly beaten for the first time this season, San Jose State is aware it has plenty of work still to do.

"We got beat pretty good," Spartans coach Mike MacIntyre said. "We've got to do a better job of coaching the young men."

The 49-27 loss to Utah State snapped SJSU's four-game winning streak. It was the Spartans' most lopsided loss since the 2011 season opener to Stanford. Since that 57-3 defeat, SJSU hadn't lost a game by more than 13 points until the Aggies came to town Saturday.

"Every game there's a lot to learn from and this is definitely one of them," quarterback David Fales said after the game. "We'll go back to the film and make adjustments."

Fales set a school record with 38 completions and a career high with 467 passing yards. But he absorbed 13 sacks that cost the team 102 yards.

"One of the problems was we couldn't stop them on defense, so we got behind and we had to throw all the time," MacIntyre said. "When you're one-dimensional, that lets them do some exotic schemes. On a few of them, they just beat us. We knew they had a good D-line. We thought that might be a possibility."

Fortunately for SJSU, the hits didn't seem to take much of a toll on Fales, who has completed 75 percent of his passes this season to help the Spartans rank No. 1 in the nation in completion percentage.

"Last night at practice, he was running around," MacIntyre said of SJSU's Sunday practice. "I thought he'd be walking wounded, but he's up and going, excited about playing again."

The Spartans resume Western Athletic Conference play and look to add to their two-game road winning streak when they face UTSA in San Antonio, Texas.

SJSU figures to be a motivated team coming off its second loss of the season.

"You hate losing. You want to win," Fales said. "I'm just going to tell the team. 'You've got to remember this feeling all week because you don't want this.' Nobody likes this feeling. This motivates us."

  • Junior Damon Ogburn Jr., a starting cornerback and key special teams player, injured his hamstring chasing Utah State's Kerwynn Williams on his 50-yard touchdown in the second quarter Saturday and didn't return. MacIntyre said Monday the team is still assessing his injury.

  • Senior tight end Ryan Otten advanced to the midseason watch list for the John Mackey Award, which honors the nation's best tight end. Otten has 24 catches for 382 yards and a touchdown. His 15.1 yards per catch leads the nation among tight ends who are averaging at least four catches per game.

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