The State Hornet

Troy Taylor introduced as next head football coach at Sac State

Troy Taylor introduced as next head football coach at Sac State

Thomas Frey and Dominique Walker

December 18, 2018

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen was told at a Big Sky Conference meeting that convincing University of Utah offensive coordinator Troy Taylor to be the Hornets next head coach wouldn’t be possible. “And today, we’ve got Troy,” Nelsen said. Troy Taylor was officially named head co...

Troy Taylor to replace Jody Sears as Sac State head football coach

Troy Taylor to replace Jody Sears as Sac State head football coach

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

December 17, 2018

Sacramento State football named former University of Utah offensive coordinator Troy Taylor head coach on Monday. Taylor will replace Jody Sears, Sac State’s former head football coach, who lost his final seven games as coach and finished the 2018 season with an overall record of 2-8. In the five years that Sears was coach, the Hornets...

Jody Sears Q&A: What went wrong at Sac State — and what’s next

Jody Sears Q&A: What went wrong at Sac State — and what’s next

Shaun Holkko, Social Media editor

November 30, 2018

Head coach Jody Sears and the Sacramento State football team came into 2018 with a lot of hype following a 7-4 season in 2017. The Hornets did not live up to expectations this season as injuries piled up and the team failed to win a single game in Big Sky Conference play, finishing the season 2-8...

Key stats from 5 years of Jody Sears as head football coach

Key stats from 5 years of Jody Sears as head football coach

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

November 28, 2018

Sacramento State fired Jody Sears on Monday after he went 20-35 in five seasons with the Hornets. In three of those seasons, the Hornets won just two games. RELATED: Sac State fires head football coach Jody Sears after 2-8 season Sears came to Sacramento after winning two games at Weber State University in 2013. In that year, h...

Sac State fires head football coach Jody Sears after 2-8 season

Sac State fires head football coach Jody Sears after 2-8 season

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

November 26, 2018

Sears went 20-35 in five years at Sac State

Sac State football blown out in Causeway Classic 56-13

Sac State football blown out in Causeway Classic 56-13

Dominique Walker

November 17, 2018

In the Causeway Classic against University of California, Davis, the Sacramento State football team finished its season with another loss [56-13,] and finished with a 2-8 overall season record. The game was moved from UC Davis to Mackay Stadium at University of Nevada, Reno due to poor air qualit...

Causeway Classic football game moved to Reno

Causeway Classic football game moved to Reno

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

November 16, 2018

The University of California, Davis athletic department announced Friday that the 65th Causeway Classic has relocated to Mackay Stadium at University of Nevada, Reno on Saturday due to poor air quality. There will be a $5 suggested donation for anyone who wishes to attend the game. All donations made ...

Sac State cancels football game due to poor air quality

Sac State cancels football game due to poor air quality

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

November 10, 2018

Sacramento State has cancelled its football game against Northern Arizona Saturday night due to poor air quality, caused by smoke from the Camp Fire near Chico. The air quality index was recorded at 218 Saturday evening. According to Associate Athletic Director Brian Berger, the university mandates that if the air quality index is above 200, any athletic event must be cancelled. Th...

Sac State football loses to Weber State 26-14

Sac State football loses to Weber State 26-14

Dominique Walker

November 3, 2018

Sacramento State’s football team lost on the road against Weber State University 26-14 and the team remains winless in the Big Sky Conference. The Hornets offense struggled, only gaining a total of 191 yards. The Hornet’s first touchdown came in the third quarter on a fumble recovery from senior...

Hornets football struggles continue, losing 41-14

Hornets football struggles continue, losing 41-14

Dominique Walker

October 28, 2018

The Sacramento State football team continues to struggle this season and fell to Portland State at home 41-14 on Saturday. The Hornets (2-6) have yet to win a Big Sky Conference game and have lost five games in a row. They are the only school in the Big Sky without a conference win. Portland ...

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