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Buzz of the Crowd: Team chemistry overcomes all

State Hornet Staff

October 16, 2012

Having a crew of superstars does not always guarantee success, but having a formula for team chemistry will.College football programs all over the nation have tried to recruit a lineup of five-star players to make themselves unstoppable.Both the University of Miami and Auburn finished in the top 10 in...

Running back trio set the tone for Sac State offense

Running back trio set the tone for Sac State offense

Ryan Kuh

October 9, 2012

While Sacramento State head coach Marshall Sperbeck might not be a professional poker player, he certainly is holding a set of aces in the backfield.The combination of running backs A.J. Ellis, Sam McCowan and Ezekiel Graham has rushed its way to the top of the Big Sky Conference.This season the trio ...

Football takes home another conference win from Southern Utah

Football takes home another conference win from Southern Utah

State Hornet Staff

October 6, 2012

Sacramento State’s football team achieved something it has not managed in 21 years.The Hornets won their third consecutive road game after coming back in the fourth quarter to defeat Southern Utah University, 27-22 at Eccles Coliseum.“In the second half, we really pulled things together and played as a...

Buzz of the Crowd: Trio of running backs; help or harm?

Buzz of the Crowd: Trio of running backs; help or harm?

State Hornet Staff

September 25, 2012

In football, teams are lucky to have one premier running back to lean on, let alone three.But what if it actually harms the chemistry of the offense?In 2009, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson ran for more than 1,300 yards and 18 touchdowns. His backup, Chester Taylor, only ran for 338 yards whi...

Football sees its first loss since beginning of season in conference opener

Football sees its first loss since beginning of season in conference opener

State Hornet Staff

September 22, 2012

Turnovers stopped Sacramento State from any type of celebrating during its 2012 conference opener.Hornets’ quarterback Garrett Safron threw two interceptions and fumbled inside the 20-yard line, leading Sac State to a loss against the University of North Dakota, 35-13.North Dakota stepped away from...

Sac State football gets its second consecutive win after defeating the Bears

Sac State football gets its second consecutive win after defeating the Bears

State Hornet Staff

September 15, 2012

Sacramento State’s football team moved forward from its Pac-12 win as it defeated Northern Colorado for a seventh straight season, 28-17.It was the first time the Hornets have won back-to-back games since 2010.“I’m very excited that we won the football game,” said head coach Marshall Sperbeck. ...

Football gets paid as it conquers another Pac-12 school

State Hornet Staff

September 11, 2012

One field goal gave Sacramento State football more than it could ever imagine.With no time remaining in the game against the University of Colorado, kicker Edgar Castaneda’s 30-yard field goal sailed through the goalposts to give the Hornets a 30-28 win Saturday afternoon in Boulder, Colo.“I’m kind ...

Preseason scrimmage showcases talent for Hornet football

Preseason scrimmage showcases talent for Hornet football

State Hornet Staff

August 19, 2012

Fans were able to get their first glimpse of the 2012 Sacramento State football team as the Hornets held their annual Green and Gold Scrimmage on Aug. 18.The scrimmage was part of the “Bee a Hornet” event, which allows kids and families an up close look at college football.After the scrimmage, kids of...