SAN JOSE -- ESPN and the Western Athletic Conference announced Tuesday morning that San Jose State's regular-season finale against No. 19 Louisiana Tech on Nov. 24 will air on ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m.

The game was originally scheduled for 1 p.m. but will be played under the lights at Spartan Stadium to accommodate the ESPN broadcast schedule.

It could turn into one of the most important games in recent history for San Jose State (8-2, 4-1 WAC) with a share of its first WAC title possibly on the line.

Louisiana Tech (9-1, 4-0) and Utah State (8-2, 4-0), which are currently tied for first in the WAC, play on Saturday. If Louisiana Tech wins, the Spartans would earn a share of the WAC title with a victory over the Bulldogs.

Utah State, which beat SJSU 49-27 earlier this year, can spoil that with a win over Louisiana Tech. The Aggies finish the season the following week with woeful Idaho, meaning it would take a monumental upset for Utah State to not win the outright title if it beats the Bulldogs.

This switch means SJSU will play its final two games of the regular season before a national TV audience at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans face BYU on Saturday, also at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2. The network picked up that game for broadcast three weeks ago.

SJSU is already bowl-eligible with two games left to play. The Spartans are looking to pad their resume as they wait for a bowl invitation. At 8-2, SJSU has its best record through 10 games since 1987 when it was 9-1.


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