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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Football

Former Sacramento State receiver Isiah Hennie tries to juke University of Incarnate Word freshman cornerback Marquis Britten Sept. 9, 2017 at Hornet Stadium. Hennie has spent the last four years searching for an opprotunity to play professional football. (Photo by Matthew Nobert. Graphic made in Canva by Mack Ervin III)

Sac State alumni’s up-and-down football journey and USFL dream: STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT SHORT

Jack Freeman April 11, 2022
A former Sac State wideout looks forward to a revived spring football league in the USFL to continue his journey to play professional football on this episode of The State Hornet Spotlight.
(Left-Right) Thomas Parker (Far left), Josiah Erickson (Left), Kooper Richardson (Right) and Taylor Powell (Far right) pose for photos after pro day workouts March 15, 2022. In the last five years, the Hornets have had three players who have made it to an NFL roster.

Sac State hosts pro day for Hornets seeking professional football opportunities

Brandon Bailey March 17, 2022
Sac State football athletes participated in pro-day workouts to showcase their abilities to professional scouts from the NFL and CFL.
Photo of Sac State sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) taken by Ayaana Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Alex Muegge & Mercy Sosa

Recap of Sac State’s season after playoff loss to South Dakota State: 4TH AND GOAL PODCAST

“4th and Goal'' is The State Hornet’s newest podcast and features former football beat writer and current podcast editor Mack Ervin III alongside current football beat writer Brandon Bailey breaking...

Junior quarterback Jake Dunniway (12) and senior wide receiver Isaiah Gable (4) embrace after losing to South Dakota State on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. The Hornets hosted a second-round playoff game against the Jackrabbits.

Sac State football falls to South Dakota State in 24-19 second round loss

Brandon Bailey December 4, 2021
Sac State football lost 24-19 after scoring 19 unanswered points and coming up short against South Dakota State. The Jackrabbits sealed the game on a fourth and inches rushing attempt.
Sacramento State men’s basketball senior forward Bryce Fowler drives to the rim against Montana on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at the Hornets Nest. The Hornets lost their conference opener to the Grizzlies 65-58 after finding themselves in an early 17-point deficit.

Sac State men’s basketball trounced 65-58 in conference opener

Jordan Latimore December 4, 2021
The Sacramento State men’s basketball team couldn’t dig themselves out of an early hole in their 65-58 loss to Montana. Read the recap here:
Sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) finds the edge versus UC Davis’ sophomore linebacker Calvin Mouisset (46) for a first down on November 20th 2021at UC Davis Health Stadium.The Hornets will face-off against the Jackrabbits for their most important game of the season on Saturday at Hornet Stadium.

Preview: Sac State football begins chase for national championship

Brandon Bailey December 3, 2021
Sac State is set to take on South Dakota State for their first matchup in the playoffs as they chase a national championship.
Senior Sacramento State football running back BJ Perkinson runs against Dixie State on Sept. 4, 2021. Perkinson finished the win against Dixie State with 98 total yards.

Sac State football: Running game carries weight for offense

Dylan Mcneill December 2, 2021
Sac State football averages almost 200 yards a game rushing the ball in Big Sky. The three backs don’t mind who gets the touches, as long as they all get the win.
Photo of Sac State sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) taken by Ayaana Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Alex Muegge & Mercy Sosa

No. 4 seed Sac State to face South Dakota State in FCS playoffs: 4TH AND GOAL PODCAST

Mack Ervin III and Brandon Bailey November 30, 2021

“4th and Goal'' is The State Hornet’s newest podcast and features former football beat writer and current podcast editor Mack Ervin III alongside current football beat writer Brandon Bailey breaking...

Photo of Sac State sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) taken by Ayaana Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Alex Muegge & Mercy Sosa

Sac State football earns outright Big Sky title, No. 4 seed in FCS playoffs: 4TH AND GOAL PODCAST

Mack Ervin III and Brandon Bailey November 27, 2021

“4th And Goal'' is The State Hornet’s newest podcast and features former football beat writer and current podcast editor Mack Ervin III alongside current football beat writer Brandon Bailey breaking...

Freshman offensive lineman Ivan Garza (52), defensive linemen Brandon Knott (56) and Tyler Hardeman (93) pose with the Causeway Trophy after winning the Causeway Classic against UC Davis at UC Davis Health Stadium on Nov. 20th, 2021. The Hornets beat the Aggies 27-7 to become undisputed Big Sky Conference champions.

Sac State football crowned Big Sky champions after 27-7 victory over UC Davis

Brandon Bailey November 20, 2021
Sac State was crowned Big Sky champions after another strong defensive effort that resulted in a 27-7 victory. It was the team’s second consecutive Causeway Classic victory.
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