The lead was tied once and changed hands four times in the final quarter.
Fales threw three of his TD passes in the fourth quarter as San Jose St. (3-1) overcame a 24-17 deficit.
Fales also threw touchdown passes of 1 yard to Ina Liaina and a 21-yarder to Noel Grigsby early in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 24. Tyler Ervin returned a kickoff 97 yards for a Spartans touchdown in the first half.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.