The State Hornet

Former Hornets ready to impress on pro day

State Hornet Staff

February 28, 2015

Draft eligible Hornets will get their chance to impress NFL scouts when Sacramento State football hosts its pro day Friday, March 6.The event will take place at 10 a.m. in Hornet Stadium and will be open to the public.Notable Hornets participating in the pro day are wide receiver DeAndre Carter, qua...

Sac State defense ready for test against Northern Colorado

Sac State defense ready for test against Northern Colorado

Curtis Manlapig

October 3, 2013

The reigning FCS and Big Sky Player of the Week Darnell Sankey and his Sacramento State defense look to continue its stellar play as the team hosts Northern Colorado Saturday for Homecoming.The Hornets defense allowed 243-yards of total offense to Weber State, its lowest yards-against this season.Sankey, a sophomore defe...

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 ...

Recruiting process brings scholarship opportunities

Joe Davis

October 9, 2012

To the novice fan, building a powerhouse football program may seem simple. The thought is recruiters need to go out and get the best players in the country, hand out a scholarship and bang, Sacramento State national championships will come rolling in. The truth is, it is not that easy. There are many factors...

Offensive line protects team

Offensive line protects team

Joe Davis

October 2, 2012

They are big, strong and sometimes mean. These fierce competitors are accustomed to sacrificing it all for the good of the team while doing battle in the trenches to protect the men behind them. These men are not soldiers in a combat zone; they are warriors of the gridiron sent to shield their quarterba...

Football dominates in conference play at Idaho State

State Hornet Staff

September 29, 2012

Sacramento State survived Idaho State’s passing attack as the Hornets walked out of Pocatello with their first conference win of the season.Despite giving up 532 yards, Sac State (3-2, 1-1) provided 551 total yards to triumph, 54-31.It was the most points the Hornets have scored since 2010 when the...

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. ...

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