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The State Hornet

Senior linebacker Taylor Powell (4) and senior linebacker Marcus Hawkins (5) communicate in between plays on Oct. 19, 2021, at Hornet Stadium. Hawkins and Powell have combined for 82 total tackles on the season.

Preview: Sac State football stands at No. 3 seed in the Big Sky conference after Montana victory

Brandon Bailey October 22, 2021
Sac State faces off against Northern Arizona after an upset victory against previously No. 5 ranked Montana. Since their victory, the Hornets are the No. 3 seed in Big Sky and have been moved to No.19 in the Football Championship Subdivision media poll.
Photo of Sac State sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) taken by Ayaana Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Alex Muegge & Mercy Sosa

State of Sac State’s football team, upset win over Montana and more: 4TH AND GOAL

Mack Ervin III and Brandon Bailey October 19, 2021

In the first episode of “4th and Goal,” podcast editor Mack Ervin III and football beat writer Brandon Bailey introduce themselves and discuss Sac State football, starting with a recap of the Hornets'...

Sac State freshman linebacker Mitchell Wolfe (58) gets stiff-armed as he attempts to tackle Montana sophomore safety Garrett Graves (5) on Oct. 16, 2021, at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. The Hornets pulled off the upset and beat the #5 ranked Grizzlies for the first time in Missoula by a score of 28-21.

Sac State football upsets #5 University of Montana 28-21

Brandon Bailey October 16, 2021
The Hornets won 28-21 against Montana to stay undefeated in Big Sky play. It was the first time in school history that the Hornets won on the road against the Grizzlies.
 Junior quarterback Asher O’Hara (left, 10) drops back for a pass against the University of Northern Iowa and senior running back BJ Perkinson (right, 21) looks for a hole to open as he rushes the ball against Dixie State. The Hornets play the University Of Montana on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. Graphic created on Canva by Brandon Bailey.

Preview: Sac State football prepares for a battle against University of Montana

Brandon Bailey October 15, 2021
Sac State football prepares for a challenge against #5 ranked Montana. The Hornets hope they can stay undefeated in conference play as they face one of their toughest opponents this season
Hornet sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) sheds off a tackle from Southern Utah’s redshirt junior cornerback Alonzo Davis (17) for a first down on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets crushed the Southern Utah Thunderbirds 41-20.

Sac State football steamrolls Southern Utah 41-20

Brandon Bailey October 9, 2021
Sacramento State proved to be too much for the Thunderbirds on both sides of the ball as they steamrolled their way to a 41-20 victory.
Pierre Williams (84) attempts to elude Cal defenders (left) and Marcus Fulcher (9) receiving a handoff (right). The Hornets face off against Southern Utah on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Sac State comes home for a showdown against Southern Utah

Brandon Bailey October 8, 2021
Following its bye week, Sac State prepares for their showdown against Southern Utah and looks to keep things rolling after coming away with a victory against Idaho State in their last matchup.
Munchie Filer III poses for photo in front of scoreboard at Hornet stadium Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. Filer leads the team with two interceptions in the first four games.

Against all odds Sac State football player bounces back from injury and shines early

Brandon Bailey October 7, 2021
Sac State cornerback and transfer Munchie Filer III bounces back from injury with a chip on his shoulder this season. He hopes to earn an opportunity to play alongside his brother John Ross III in the NFL.
 Junior quarterback Jake Dunniway (12) and junior wide receiver Pierre Willams (84) stand side by side walking off the field at California Memorial Stadium on Sept.18, 2021. The Hornets pulled out a slim 23-21 victory in their game against Idaho State on Saturday.

Sac State squeezes out victory against Idaho State with second half shutout

Brandon Bailey September 25, 2021
The Hornets squeaked out a 23-21 victory on the road against Idaho State. Sac State’s secondary led the way with a game-sealing interception from junior nickelback Marte Mapu.
Sophomore safety Davion Ross (24) closes in on a tackle against Cameron Broussard during practice on Sept. 23, 2021. The Hornets prepare for their first Big Sky match of the season against Idaho State.

Preview: Hornets seek to bounce back on the road against Idaho State

Brandon Bailey September 23, 2021
The Hornets are traveling to Idaho State this weekend to begin Big Sky conference play. Sac State will be looking to secure a win after dropping their final two games of non-conference play.
Sac State wide receiver Dewey Cotton (17) looks for a running lane in between his linemen Brandon Weldon (78) and Thomas Parker (79) against Cal in the first half at California Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The Hornets fell to the Bears 42-30, dropping their record on the season to 1-2.

Cal’s offensive attack too much for Sac State football to overcome in second consecutive loss

Brandon Bailey September 18, 2021
The Hornets lose for the second straight week as they fail to stop a balanced Cal offense in a 42-30 loss.
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