Football shuts out UNC Bears 14-0

Dante Geoffrey

In a season already marked with historic moments, Sacramento State’s football team added another by shutting out the Northern Colorado Bears 14-0 today.

It was the first time Sac State had shut out an opponent since a 30-0 victory against San Francisco State on Sept. 10, 1994.

Quarterback Jeff Fleming rested his arm in a game plagued by heavy wind and rain. The Hornets didn’t attempt a single pass, instead relying on the run game and defense to defeat the Bears.

Fleming ran for 59 yards including a 15-yard touchdown in the second quarter, the only offensive touchdown of the game.

The Hornets’ other score came on David Coleman’s 4 yard fumble return for a touchdown in the third.

Running back Bryan Hilliard carried the ball a season-high 31 times for 106 yards.

Northern Colorado attempted 13 passes, completing only three for 29 yards.

The Hornets allowed the Bears to amass only 72 yards of offense.

The win evens Sac State’s Big Sky record at 2-2. The Hornets are 3-3 overall.

The Hornets do not play again until Oct. 22 when they host Eastern Washington at 6:05 p.m.

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