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San Jose State University Spartans' starting quarterback David Fales (10) throws against the UC Davis Aggies in the fourth quarter at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. (Nhat V. Meyer/Staff)

SAN JOSE -- San Jose State quarterback David Fales earned the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance in the Spartans' 42-13 win over Idaho.

Fales, a junior, threw for 328 yards and matched a season-high with four touchdown passes. He completed 27 of 39 passes and is the nation's leader in completion percentage at 72.7 percent.

The win made SJSU (7-2, 3-1 WAC) bowl eligible for the first time since 2008. The Spartans are looking to receive their first bowl invitation since 2006.

Despite the impressive offensive numbers from the Spartans this season, Fales is the first SJSU player to win this award. Four teammates (Travis Johnson, Vince Buhagiar, Bene Benwikere and Cullen Newsome) have previously won the defensive player of the week honor and Tyler Ervin earned the special teams award earlier this year.

Fales has thrown for 2,850 yards and 21 touchdowns this season and he's well on pace to break several school records.

Fales is 410 yards away from Mike Perez's passing yards record of 3,260 and four touchdowns shy of Steve Clarkson's passing touchdown mark. Both players are members of SJSU's Sports Hall of Fame.

He's also on pace to set records for completions, completion percentage, passing efficiency and total offense.

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