San Jose State, Stanford Could Resume Series at Levi’s Stadium

By Andy Coffaro -
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Levi's Stadium is the new home of the 49ers. (Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports)

The San Jose State Spartans and Stanford Cardinal have been chatting lately about resuming the series, this time at brand new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, according to reports by the San Jose Mercury News.

The series, which ended in 2013 after 67 meetings dating back to 1900, could resume in 2015 when each squad has the capacity to add one more non-conference game.

One of the bigger issues that brought the series to a halt is SJSU’s desire to schedule home-and-home series versus the Cardinal. Only three times in the history of the series has the matchup taken place in San Jose. The last time the teams met at Spartan Stadium in 2006, San Jose State pulled off a 35-34 upset. Overall, however, the series has been dominated by Stanford 52-14-1.

Regarding the possibility of resuming the series, San Jose State head coach Ron Caragher said, “It’s good for the Bay Area businesses. Good for the parents because of proximity. Good for the fans, good for the students, good for Levi’s Stadium. It’s another opportunity for vendors to profit. So it’s just good for Bay Area football.”

Levi’s Stadium is the new home of the San Francisco 49ers and will host Super Bowl 50. The stadium will also host its first college football game on October 24, 2014, when the California Golden Bears take on the Oregon Ducks.

San Jose State’s 2015 non-conference schedule will see the Spartans travel to Oregon State and Auburn while hosting BYU.

Stanford’s 2015 non-conference slate has the Cardinal traveling to Northwestern and hosting Notre Dame.

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9 Comments to San Jose State, Stanford Could Resume Series at Levi’s Stadium

  1. Jinzo said....

    While on paper this looks good….if this game is scheduled,SJS will be over scheduled. This will lead to a lower win/loss record and as always,lower home attendence. I rather push this game back and schedule another OOC home game against someone more on our level…wins are more important then 4 major league programs in one year.

    July 31, 2014 at 2:23 pm
  2. stuart said....

    2015 looks a bit difficult to pull off. I guess New Hampshire could be dumped by SJSU, but that leaves a simply brutal non-conference schedule, and I would be surprised if the Spartans are good enough that quickly for us to take on the Cardinal competitively yet. However a four game series beginning in 2018 fits nicely. But hey if they can swing it for 2015, I’m all for it

    A bigger issue is the dreadful home schedule this year for the Spartans, with no schools anyone cares to see (no offense to opponents we have, just none of you are a rival, so it’ll be hard to fill the stands unless the team blows out a P5 school early on). SJSU needs to get the MWC to fix the schedule. As it stand now we either host both SDSU and Fresno State or we travel to both (Fresno has the same issue). The three CSU schools should always host one CSU school annually to build rivalry. That means shuffling the home and road sequence of Fresno and San Jose against each, and one common opponent such as Nevada or UNLV. This needs to happen.

    July 31, 2014 at 2:24 pm
    • Michael said....

      New Hampshire???? What the hell kind of game is that??? Holy crow,I rather play Sacramento State again then New Hampshire. Why can’t SJSU start playing more CUSA or MAC schools? Every school is on SJS’s level and most have decent name value. I mean schedule New Hampshire as a hoops game but not football….

      July 31, 2014 at 10:36 pm
  3. Ricky W said....

    SJS 9/10 shows at Colorado.

    But Colorado schedule shows Idaho State.

    Which is correct?

    July 31, 2014 at 4:45 pm
  4. Chandler Wenton said....

    With traffic issues seen yesterday for an MLS game, I think Stanford Stadium is a more attractive option.

    August 4, 2014 at 2:36 am
  5. Tom Pyle said....

    Heads up San Jose State fans, if we play Stanford that year, then in 2015 we will have one tough schedule as we also would play Organ State, Auburn, Boise State, Fresno State, and Byu. Now that’s a tough schedule

    August 17, 2014 at 12:40 pm
  6. Tom Pyle said....

    Oregon state****

    August 17, 2014 at 12:44 pm
  7. Evan said....

    They could meet in 2018n September 1

    October 21, 2014 at 6:21 pm

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