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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


Sophomore quarterback Kaiden Bennett fires up a deep throw as the starting defense rushes after him during practice on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Sac State is seeking their first 4-0 start for the second time in program history.

PREVIEW: Sac State Football opens Big Sky Conference play against Cal Poly

Jack Freeman, Football Beat Writer September 28, 2022
Sacramento State football is close to a historic start against Cal Poly. The Hornets are going after their second 4-0 start in program history. Get to know the game before Saturday.
Sacramento State dominated their lone FBS opponent, blowing past the Colorado State Rams 41-10 Saturday at Sonny Lubick Field at Canvas Stadium. A stifling Hornet defense, and a pair of senior Asher O’Hara touchdowns helped the Hornets cruise to 3-0 in a dominant showing in Fort Collins, CO.

RECAP: Sac State stays undefeated against FBS opponent Colorado State

Jack Freeman September 24, 2022
Hornet football made a trip to Fort Collins and picked up their third victory of the year. For the first time in a decade, The Hornets dominated in their first win over an FBS opponent:
Swarm Report Week 2: Women’s Golf tournament victory, Football’s Historic Start & More

Swarm Report Week 2: Women’s Golf tournament victory, Football’s Historic Start & More

Zachary Lallian and Isaac Streeter September 22, 2022
Swarm Report Week 2: Hosts Zach Lallian and Isaac Streeter give a brief recap of Sac State sports for the week and a look ahead into upcoming matchups
Sac State football running through team drills at practice Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets are taking a trip to Fort Collins, Colorado for a clash with Colorado State on Saturday.

PREVIEW: Sac State looks for first 3-0 start in 30 years against Colorado State

Jack Freeman, Football Beat Writer September 22, 2022
The Hornets look to stay undefeated in their only match up against an FBS opponent this year. Here’s everything you need to know before Saturday’s game.
Sac State starting quarterback Asher OHara, his girlfriend Savai Calloway and their son Elias OHara on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 at Curtis Park in Land Park. The three moved from Tennessee to Sacramento to pursue O’Hara’s football career.

Under center and over the crib: Sac State quarterback balances football and fatherhood

Isaac Streeter September 21, 2022
Asher O’Hara is tasked with leading an offense and raising his son:
Junior tight end Marshel Martin carries the ball after a reception on Sept. 17, at UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa during a 37-21 victory over Northern Iowa. Martin led the Hornets in receiving yards on Saturday with 76.

RECAP: Sac State football sneaks out with 37-21 victory over Northern Iowa

Jack Freeman September 17, 2022
Hornet football picks up road victory with 37-21 win against Northern Iowa. The #8 ranked Hornets hold on to move to 2-0.
The Sacramento State Hornets offensive line prepares for the snap in practice Wednesday Sept. 14, 2022 at the Hornet practice field. The Hornets allowed just one sack in their 56-33 Week 1 victory over Utah Tech.

PREVIEW: Sac State looks to avenge defeat against Northern Iowa

Jack Freeman, Football Beat Writer September 16, 2022
The Hornets travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa for their matchup against the winless Northern Iowa Panthers. Here’s what you need to know to get ready to watch the game:
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Swarm Report Week 1: Women’s volleyball roadtrip, men’s soccer takes home hardware and more

Lawrence Charles and Isaac Streeter September 15, 2022
Swarm Report Week 1: Hosts Lawrence Charles and Isaac Streeter recap the week for Sac State sports.
Sophomore Sac State running back Cameron Skattebo posing in the middle of Hornet Stadium Thursday, Sept.15, 2022. In week one of the 2022 Sac State football season against Utah Tech,  Skattebo rushed for 153 yards, caught one touchdown, ran for a second and took an onside kick back for a third in the Hornets 56-33 win over the Trailblazers.

‘85 Yards or More’: High Expectations Drive Sac State Running Back

Jack Freeman September 14, 2022
Cameron Skattebo dominated in Sac State’s week 1 game against Utah Tech, but there’s so much more to know about the young running back.
Junior Sac State Cornerback Dillon Juniel flips the ball in celebration after picking off a Utah Tech pass for the Hornets third interception in the first quarter Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, against the Trail Blazers at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets started their season off 1-0 after their 56-33 win against Utah Tech Saturday.

Sac State cruises to 56-33 victory over Utah Tech in season opener

Jack Freeman September 4, 2022
Sac State football enjoys Week 1 win over Utah Tech, totaling over 350 rushing yards, six combined touchdowns between Asher O’Hara and Cameron Skattebo in 56-33 rout.
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