2013-14 Football News

  • LOHSCHEIDT AND WILLIAMS EARN BIG SKY SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARDS
    June 27, 2014
    LOHSCHEIDT AND WILLIAMS EARN BIG SKY SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARDS Senior women’s tennis player Sophie Lohscheidt and football player Markell Williams have been selected as Sacramento State’s 2014 Big Sky Scholar Athlete Award winners, the conference announced.
  • WILLIAMS, ESKEW NAMED TO HAMPSHIRE HONOR SOCIETY
    April 29, 2014
    WILLIAMS, ESKEW NAMED TO HAMPSHIRE HONOR SOCIETY Former Sacramento State football players Markell Williams and Trent Eskew were part of a record 838 players named to the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, the organization announced Tuesday. The Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players at all divisions who are starters or significant contributors who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better throughout their collegiate career.
  • SPERBECK RESIGNS AS HEAD COACH; SEARS NAMED INTERIM
    April 25, 2014
    SPERBECK RESIGNS AS HEAD COACH; SEARS NAMED INTERIM Sacramento State head football coach Marshall Sperbeck announced that he will resign effective today.
  • OFFENSE ERUPTS IN SPRING GAME
    April 12, 2014
    OFFENSE ERUPTS IN SPRING GAME The Sacramento State football team concluded its spring practice with the annual Spring Game on Saturday at Hornet Stadium. The offense scored five touchdowns and made a field goal in its nine drives while the defense came up with an interception and a fourth-down stop.
  • SHORT-HANDED FOOTBALL HOLDS SECOND SPRING SCRIMMAGE
    April 05, 2014
    SHORT-HANDED FOOTBALL HOLDS SECOND SPRING SCRIMMAGE The Sacramento State football team suited up just 54 players, including only one quarterback, for its second scrimmage of spring practice on Saturday. Despite the lack of bodies, the offense and defense both produced highlights during the 54-play scrimmage at Hornet Stadium.
  • FOOTBALL ANNOUNCES 2014 SCHEDULE
    February 24, 2014
    FOOTBALL ANNOUNCES 2014 SCHEDULE Six home games and six road games, including a tilt at Cal, highlight Sacramento State's 2014 football schedule.
  • FOOTBALL NAMES SOLOMONA TAPASA DEFENSIVE LINE COACH
    February 10, 2014
    FOOTBALL NAMES SOLOMONA TAPASA DEFENSIVE LINE COACH The Sacramento State football team added the final piece to its 2014 coaching staff with the hiring of defensive line coach Solomona Tapasa, it was announced today by head coach Marshall Sperbeck.
  • FOOTBALL UNVEILS 2014 SIGNING CLASS
    February 04, 2014
    FOOTBALL UNVEILS 2014 SIGNING CLASS The Sacramento State football team announced the signing of 14 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent today. The group joins eight midyear transfers who are curretnly enrolled at the University and will participate in spring drills.
  • SACRAMENTO STATE EARNS 22 FALL BIG SKY ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS
    January 27, 2014
    SACRAMENTO STATE EARNS 22 FALL BIG SKY ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS Sacramento State student-athletes in the fall Big Sky sports of football, volleyball, cross country, and women’s soccer combined to earn 22 Big Sky Fall all-Academic honors, the conference announced.
  • Made at Sac State: Markell Williams
    January 27, 2014
    Made at Sac State: Markell Williams Senior Markell Williams is the latest Hornet to be featured in the University's "Made at Sac State" campaign.
  • JODY SEARS HIRED AS FOOTBALL DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR
    January 24, 2014
    JODY SEARS HIRED AS FOOTBALL DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR The Sacramento State football team has hired Jody Sears as its defensive coordinator, it was announced by head coach Marshall Sperbeck.
  • FOOTBALL ADDS MORGAN NEVIN TO MIDYEAR SIGNING CLASS
    January 02, 2014
    FOOTBALL ADDS MORGAN NEVIN TO MIDYEAR SIGNING CLASS The Sacramento State football team added another member to its 2014 signing class with the addition of linebacker Morgan Nevin, it was officially announced today. Nevin will enroll at the University for the spring semester and will have two seasons of eligbility remaining.
  • FOOTBALL INKS THREE IN EARLY SIGNING PERIOD
    December 19, 2013
    FOOTBALL INKS THREE IN EARLY SIGNING PERIOD The Sacramento State football team added the first pieces to its 2014 recruiting class with the signing of three players to National Letters of Intent, it was announced today. The group is comprised of offensive lineman Anthony Viveiros, defensive back James Ferraro and receiver Dominic Coulter. All three players will enroll at the University for the spring semester.
  • ROBERTS RANKED 18th AMONG BIG SKY'S GREATEST ATHLETES
    December 19, 2013
    ROBERTS RANKED 18th AMONG BIG SKY'S GREATEST ATHLETES The former All-American running back set school, conference and NCAA records before a long and successful career in the CFL.
  • TODD DAVIS AND JUSTIN WELDON HONORED AS FCS ALL-AMERICANS
    December 18, 2013
    TODD DAVIS AND JUSTIN WELDON HONORED AS FCS ALL-AMERICANS Sacramento State senior linebacker Todd Davis was named second team All-America by The Sports Network and senior punter Justin Weldon was a third team selection by the Associated Press, it was announced today.
  • FOOTBALL PLACES NINE ON ALL-BIG SKY CONFERENCE TEAMS
    November 26, 2013
    FOOTBALL PLACES NINE ON ALL-BIG SKY CONFERENCE TEAMS DeAndre Carter, Tyler Worthley and Todd Davis highlighted nine Sacramento State players who earned all-Big Sky Conference honors by being named to the first team, it was announced today.
  • FOOTBALL HANDS OUT END OF SEASON AWARDS
    November 25, 2013
    FOOTBALL HANDS OUT END OF SEASON AWARDS The Sacramento State football team presented its annual team award on Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Alumni Center. Along with the individual awards, the coaching staff honored each of the team's 12 seniors.
  • FOOTBALL SUFFERS 34-7 LOSS TO UC DAVIS IN CAUSEWAY CLASSIC
    November 23, 2013
    FOOTBALL SUFFERS 34-7 LOSS TO UC DAVIS IN CAUSEWAY CLASSIC Gabe Manzanares rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns and added 95 receiving yards on just four catches to propel UC Davis to a 34-7 win over Sacramento State in the 60th annual Causeway Classic on Saturday in front of 12,571 at Hornet Stadium.
  • A LOOK BACK AT MAGICAL 1988 SEASON ON 25TH ANNIVERSARY
    November 22, 2013
    A LOOK BACK AT MAGICAL 1988 SEASON ON 25TH ANNIVERSARY The Hornets advanced to the NCAA Div. II semifinals and were able to stop Causeway Classic streak in record-breaking season.
  • ROBERTS' RECORD-BREAKING EFFORT RANKS 26th ON BIG SKY COUNTDOWN
    November 21, 2013
    ROBERTS' RECORD-BREAKING EFFORT RANKS 26th ON BIG SKY COUNTDOWN The All-American running back rushed for 409 yards and five touchdowns in win over Idaho State in 1999.
  • 60th CAUSEWAY CLASSIC TAKES PLACE ON SATURDAY AT HORNET STADIUM
    November 19, 2013
    60th CAUSEWAY CLASSIC TAKES PLACE ON SATURDAY AT HORNET STADIUM The 60th Causeway Classic presented by Pepsi will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Hornet Stadium when Sacramento State hosts UC Davis at 3:37 p.m. This year marks the fifth consecutive season that the two teams have met in the season finale. The game is part of the season-long ScholarShare Causeway Cup.
  • SAFRON NAMED ROOT SPORTS BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR THIRD TIME
    November 18, 2013
    SAFRON NAMED ROOT SPORTS BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR THIRD TIME Sacramento State quarterback Garrett Safron was named the ROOT Sports Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced today. The honor is the third for Safron this season and the fifth of his career.
  • SAFRON SHATTERS RECORDS, LEADS COMEBACK IN 43-42 WIN OVER PSU
    November 16, 2013
    SAFRON SHATTERS RECORDS, LEADS COMEBACK IN 43-42 WIN OVER PSU Garrett Safron threw for a school record 554 yards and accounted for six touchdowns to help rally Sacramento State to a 43-42 win at Portland State on Saturday at JELD-WEN Field.
  • FOOTBALL PLAYS FINAL ROAD GAME AT PORTLAND STATE ON SATURDAY
    November 13, 2013
    FOOTBALL PLAYS FINAL ROAD GAME AT PORTLAND STATE ON SATURDAY For the final time this season, the Sacramento State football team will travel away from home as it makes its way north to face Portland State on Saturday, Nov. 16. The game will kick off at 1:05 p.m. at JELD-WEN Field.
  • CAL POLY RELIES ON RUSHING ATTACK IN WIN OVER FOOTBALL
    November 09, 2013
    CAL POLY RELIES ON RUSHING ATTACK IN WIN OVER FOOTBALL Cal Poly rushed for 424 yards and Chris Brown threw four touchdowns as the Mustangs defeated Sacramento State, 42-7, Saturday night at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
  • FOOTBALL TRAVELS TO CAL POLY FOR IN-STATE SHOWDOWN
    November 07, 2013
    FOOTBALL TRAVELS TO CAL POLY FOR IN-STATE SHOWDOWN The Sacramento State football team will look to bounce back from an overtime loss to Montana when it travels to the Central Coast of California to face Cal Poly on Saturday, Nov. 9. The game against the Mustangs will kick off at 6:05 p.m. from Spanos Stadium.
  • FORMER HORNET RICKY RAY NAMED TO CFL ALL-STAR TEAM
    November 07, 2013
    FORMER HORNET RICKY RAY NAMED TO CFL ALL-STAR TEAM Former Sacramento State quarterback Ricky Ray was named to the Canadian Football League East Division All-Star team and was awarded the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy as the East Division's Most Outstanding Player, it was announced today.
  • SAFRON NAMED ROOT SPORTS BIG SKY OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
    November 04, 2013
    SAFRON NAMED ROOT SPORTS BIG SKY OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Sacramento State quarterback Garrett Safron was named the ROOT SPORTS Offensive Player of the Week by the Big Sky Conference, it was announced today. The award is the second for Safron this season and the fourth of his career.
  • FOOTBALL FALLS IN OVERTIME TO No. 12 MONTANA
    November 02, 2013
    FOOTBALL FALLS IN OVERTIME TO No. 12 MONTANA Garrett Safron's school record-breaking performance was nearly enough to lead Sacramento State to an upset of No. 12 Montana but the Grizzlies came back for a 51-48 overtime win on Saturday.
  • FOOTBALL WELCOMES MONTANA ON MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY
    October 30, 2013
    FOOTBALL WELCOMES MONTANA ON MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY Off to a 3-1 start in conference play, the Sacramento State football team will look to continue its surge up the conference standings when it hosts No. 12 Montana on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Hornet Stadium. The game will begin at 1:05 p.m. at will serve at Military Appreciation Day.
  • FOOTBALL DOMINANT IN 31-7 WIN AT NORTH DAKOTA
    October 19, 2013
    FOOTBALL DOMINANT IN 31-7 WIN AT NORTH DAKOTA Sacramento State was efficient on offense and the defense recorded five sacks and forced four turnovers as the Hornets won 31-7 at North Dakota on Saturday.
  • FOOTBALL MAKES FIRST TRIP TO NORTH DAKOTA IN 34 YEARS
    October 15, 2013
    FOOTBALL MAKES FIRST TRIP TO NORTH DAKOTA IN 34 YEARS The Sacramento State football team returns to the road for just the second time in six weeks when it travels to Grand Forks, N.D., to face North Dakota on Saturday, Oct. 19. The game will kick off at 12:35 p.m. PDT and will mark the Hornets’ first appearance in the Alerus Center as well as their first day game of the season.
  • FOOTBALL SEES LEAD SLIP AWAY IN 39-38 LOSS TO No. 19 NORTHERN ARIZONA
    October 12, 2013
    FOOTBALL SEES LEAD SLIP AWAY IN 39-38 LOSS TO No. 19 NORTHERN ARIZONA Chase Cartwright came off the bench to complete 16-of-19 passes for 208 yards and three touchdowns in less than two quarters of work to rally No. 19 Northern Arizona to a 39-38 win over Sacramento State on Saturday night at Hornet Stadium.
  • FOOTBALL PUTS WINNING STREAK ON THE LINE AGAINST NO. 19 NORTHERN ARIZONA
    October 08, 2013
    FOOTBALL PUTS WINNING STREAK ON THE LINE AGAINST NO. 19 NORTHERN ARIZONA Winners of three of its last four games, the Sacramento State football team will play its fourth home game in the last five weeks when it welcomes No. 19 Northern Arizona to Hornet Stadium on Oct. 12. The game against the Lumberjacks will kick off at 6:05 p.m.
  • SAFRON NAMED ROOT SPORTS BIG SKY OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
    October 07, 2013
    SAFRON NAMED ROOT SPORTS BIG SKY OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Sacramento State quarterback Garrett Safron was named the Big Sky Conference ROOT Sports Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced today. The honor is the first for Safron this season and the third for his career.
  • FOOTBALL CRUISES TO 37-21 WIN OVER NORTHERN COLORADO
    October 05, 2013
    FOOTBALL CRUISES TO 37-21 WIN OVER NORTHERN COLORADO Jordan Robinson and Brandon Kellermann turned their collegiate debuts at running back into 216 all-purpose yards and a touchdown to help Sacramento State to a 37-21 win over Northern Colorado in front of 9,012 fans at Hornet Stadium.
  • WILLIAMS NAMED SEMIFINALIST FOR CAMPBELL TROPHY
    October 02, 2013
    WILLIAMS NAMED SEMIFINALIST FOR CAMPBELL TROPHY Sacramento State senior defensive back Markell Williams was named a semifinalist for the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, it was announced today. The award, which is presented by the National Football Foundation, recognizes the top student-athlete in college football.
  • FOOTBALL HOSTS NORTHERN COLORADO FOR HOMECOMING ON SATURDAY
    October 01, 2013
    FOOTBALL HOSTS NORTHERN COLORADO FOR HOMECOMING ON SATURDAY The Sacramento State football returns to Hornet Stadium for the third time in four weeks when it welcomes Northern Colorado on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 6:05 p.m.
  • SANKEY NAMED NATIONAL AND BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
    September 30, 2013
    SANKEY NAMED NATIONAL AND BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK Sacramento State sophomore Darnell Sankey was named the FCS National Defensive Player of the Week by The Sports Network as well as the ROOT Sports Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced today.
  • FOOTBALL BEGINS BIG SKY PLAY AT WEBER STATE ON SATURDAY
    September 28, 2013
    FOOTBALL BEGINS BIG SKY PLAY AT WEBER STATE ON SATURDAY Following a heart-wrenching overtime loss to Southern Utah, the Sacramento State football team will get a fresh start to its season when it plays Weber State in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams on Saturday, Sept. 28.
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