LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nick Starkel completed 32 of 52 passes for 453 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 25 San Jose State to its first Mountain West Conference championship, 34-20 over Boise State.
The Spartans had lost all 14 previous meetings with the Broncos. Starkel broke former Fresno State star Derek Carr's title-game record of 404 yards passing set in 2013 in a victory over Utah State.
It was the fourth 400-yard passing game of Starkel's career, and second this season, his first with the Spartans.
He spent the first three years of his college career at Texas A&M and Arkansas before transferring to San Jose State in January.