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Photograph by Felipe Buitrago
BREAKTHROUGH: Cameron Island demonstrates his prowess on the field against Louisiana Tech.

Tonight, We Dine on Grass!

By Felipe Buitrago

SPARTAN CHECKLIST: Pads? Check. Helmet? Check. Leather underwear and pointy beard? Not necessary! Forget 300, all you need is a mean game face and some grit to support SJSU Spartan football. They're ready to defend the home field against the San Diego State Aztecs on Saturday (Sept. 13) at Spartan Stadium. So far this season, the Spartans are 1-1. Despite losing in Nebraska, the Spartans have held true to their winning home-field history with a victory against UC-Davis in the first game. Thanks to coach Dick Tomey in role of King Leonidas, the Spartans have held a record of 14-4 for home games. But paving the way for a strong home-game culture by winning 13 of their last 15 home games isn't the only thing Tomey has accomplished since he was named the Spartans' Head Coach in 2004. In 2006, the team claimed eight victories and went on to win the New Mexico Bowl, making it a force to be reckoned with in the Western Athletics Conference. With this kind of leadership, it only makes sense that these soldiers go on to the NFL. Cornerback Dwight Lowery joined the big league in as a fourth-round draft pick by the New York Jets and wide receivers James Jones and John Broussard graduated to Green Bay and Jacksonville, respectively. Overall, there may only be 100 or so players on the official roster, but they play like 300.

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