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PREVIEW: Sac State football team seeks upset at Fresno State

PREVIEW: Sac State football team seeks upset at Fresno State

Michael Wiggins

September 19, 2019

Following a 50-point shutout victory, the Sacramento State football team will attempt to pick up their first road win of the season Saturday at California State University, Fresno. The win against the University of Northern Colorado last Saturday moved the Hornets to 2-1 for the season.  The Sac St...

Sac State football team shuts out Northern Colorado 50-0

Sac State football team shuts out Northern Colorado 50-0

Michael Wiggins

September 14, 2019

Sacramento State’s football team held the University of Northern Colorado to 171 total yards and zero points while the offense put up 614 total yards in a 50-0 home blowout win on Saturday night.  For the second straight week, the Sac State (2-1) defense lead the charge. However, the Hornets stou...

PREVIEW: Sac State football team poised to bounce back after close loss

PREVIEW: Sac State football team poised to bounce back after close loss

Mack Ervin III

September 13, 2019

Coming off of a close 19-7 loss against Arizona State last Friday, the Sacramento State football team turns its attention towards this week’s opponents — Northern Colorado University. The Hornets were 35-point underdogs heading into last Friday's game. However, Sac State’s defense was able to hold the S...

Record-breaking Sac State running back says tradition is key to Hornets’ success

Record-breaking Sac State running back says tradition is key to Hornets’ success

Michael Wiggins

September 12, 2019

In just two years at Sacramento State, junior running back Elijah Dotson has compiled numbers and accomplished feats many players wish to see over the course of their entire college career. 1,629 rushing yards, 299 receiving yards, 2,331 total all-purpose yards and 16 total touchdowns later, the first...

Sac State football team shows promise in loss at Arizona State

Sac State football team shows promise in loss at Arizona State

Michael Wiggins

September 7, 2019

A record-setting performance on defense was not enough for the Sacramento State football team as the Hornets fell to Arizona State by a score of 19-7 Friday night. First-year head coach Troy Taylor took his Hornets (1-1) on the road for the first time this season to Tempe, Arizona to take on PAC-1...

PREVIEW: Hornets preach effort and focus ahead of Arizona State game

PREVIEW: Hornets preach effort and focus ahead of Arizona State game

Mack Ervin III

September 5, 2019

With one game in the win column, the Sacramento State football team has turned its attention toward Friday’s game at Arizona State University. The last meeting between the two schools came in 2013 when Arizona State won 55-0. The Sun Devils are currently 1-0 in the season after beating Kent Stat...

Hornets break scoring record in 77-19 rout of Southern Oregon

Hornets break scoring record in 77-19 rout of Southern Oregon

Mack Ervin III

September 1, 2019

The Sacramento State football team got the Troy Taylor era off to the best possible start with a record-breaking 77-19 drubbing of Southern Oregon University Saturday. The Hornets took advantage of playing a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school by running away with the vi...

SPORTS PODCAST: Football previews

SPORTS PODCAST: Football previews

Shaun Holkko and Will Coburn

August 30, 2019

The first episode of State Hornet Sports weekly podcast with sports editor Shaun Holkko previewing the 2019 football season with coach Troy Taylor, junior running back Elijah Dotson, junior quarterback Kevin Thomson, and senior defensive back Caelan Barnes. For additional coverage of the upcoming s...

VIDEO: Sac State football team prepares for season opener

VIDEO: Sac State football team prepares for season opener

Kelly Kiernan and Shaun Holkko

August 28, 2019

The Sacramento State football team enters the 2019 season with a new head coach and a fast-paced offensive playbook.  The Hornets open the season at home on Saturday at 6 p.m. against Southern Oregon University. RELATED: Sac State football team begins new era under head coach Troy Taylor Head coach Tro...

Sac State football team begins new era under head coach Troy Taylor

Sac State football team begins new era under head coach Troy Taylor

Shaun Holkko, Sports editor

August 26, 2019

Following a 2-8 season last year, the Sacramento State football team enter the 2019 season with a new identity led by new head coach Troy Taylor. Former head coach Jody Sears was fired in November following five seasons with the team. Sears compiled an overall record of 20-35 (13-26 Big Sky) and had ...

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