SEATTLE, Washington (Ticker) -- Kenny James ran for 189 yards and two touchdowns to help Washington earn its first win of the season with a 21-6 victory over San Jose State.
James, who averaged 7.2 yards on 26 carries, had a 52-yard scoring romp late in the third quarter to supply the Huskies (1-4) with a 14-3 lead. He added an 18-yard touchdown 4 1/2 minutes into the fourth to cap the scoring.
Overall, Washington improved to 159-37-3 when a player rushes for 100 yards in a game.
The Spartans (2-3), who rallied for a 70-63 win over Rice last weekend in the highest-scoring regulation game in NCAA I-A history, struggled with the ball, mustering just 133 total yards and 14 first downs.
Tailback Tyson Thompson was the lone bright spot for San Jose State, running for 111 yards on 22 carries.
Senior end Manase Hopoi finished with five tackles for a loss, including two of the four sacks for the Huskies, whose defense also stopped the Spartans on nine of their 10 third-down attempts.