The San Jose State Spartans have announced their 2019 non-conference football schedule, which was completed by the addition of Northern Colorado.
San Jose State will open the season vs. the Northern Colorado Bears at CEFCU Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 29. The game will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
“We look forward to opening our 2019 season with Northern Colorado in CEFCU Stadium,” said San Jose State director of athletics Marie Tuite.
“Our student turnouts for the Thursday night before the Labor Day weekend are good for our team. We look forward to giving our students another entertaining game the first week of school when we host Northern Colorado.”
The following week on Saturday, Sept. 7, San Jose State hosts the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. The game is the second of a home-and-home series that began in Tulsa in 2016.
On Saturday, Sept. 21, San Jose State travels to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks. San Jose State and Arkansas have never met on the gridiron.
San Jose State’s fourth non-conference game of the 2019 season is at Army on Saturday, Oct. 19. The two schools are slated to meet for the first time ever on Oct. 13, 2018 in West Point.
In Mountain West Conference play in 2019, the Spartans are scheduled to host Boise State, Fresno State, New Mexico, and San Diego State and to travel to Air Force, Hawaii, Nevada, and UNLV.
Since San Jose State plays a Hawaii in 2019, they have the option of adding a fifth non-conference game and/or opening the season in week zero, which would be Saturday, Aug. 24. However, neither option was mentioned by the school.