SAN JOSE -- San Jose State quarterback David Fales was not at practice Tuesday due to an illness, but his status for Saturday's game at UNLV is not in question.

"We wanted him to just get off his feet, go home, rest up and get better," Spartans coach Ron Caragher said. "I presume he'll be back tomorrow."

Fales is the reigning Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week who also earned a slew of other national awards for his 482-yard, six-touchdown, no-turnover performance in Saturday's 51-44 win over Wyoming.

Backup Blake Jurich took Fales' repetitions with the first-team offense.

Meanwhile, the Spartans have made a change to their defensive depth chart, with true freshman Keenan Sykes now the listed starter at one of the defensive tackle positions. He replaces Tony Popovich, who is out with a shoulder injury. Sykes, a 6-3, 272-pounder from Fontana, was pulled from his redshirt year to play in the Wyoming game and had four tackles in his collegiate debut.

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