2014 Football News

  • FOOTBALL HANDS OUT TEAM AWARDS AT BANQUET CELEBRATION
    April 23, 2015
    FOOTBALL HANDS OUT TEAM AWARDS AT BANQUET CELEBRATION The Sacramento State football team presented its annual team award on Saturday, April 18, at the Marriott Rancho Cordova. The coaching staff also honored each of the team's 17 seniors.
  • OFFENSE SURGES LATE TO WIN THE GREEN & GOLD GAME
    April 18, 2015
    OFFENSE SURGES LATE TO WIN THE GREEN & GOLD GAME The offense scored touchdowns on its final three drives and played turnover free to lead the Gold team to a 39-20 victory over the Green on Saturday in Sacramento State’s annual spring football game.
  • GREEN & GOLD GAME TO TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY
    April 17, 2015
    GREEN & GOLD GAME TO TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY The Sacramento State football team will put an end to its spring practice when it holds the annual Green & Gold Game on Saturday at Hornet Stadium. The game will kickoff at 10:30 a.m. and is free to the public.
  • FORMER HORNETS PUT ON SHOW FOR PRO SCOUTS
    March 06, 2015
    FORMER HORNETS PUT ON SHOW FOR PRO SCOUTS Nine former Sacramento State football players put their skills and physical prowess on display this morning at Hornet Stadium as part of the annual pro day. The group was evaluated by multiple scouts from the National Football League, Canadian Football and Arena Football League.
  • FOOTBALL ADDS TO CLASS WITH SIGNING OF CAPOOCIA
    March 05, 2015
    FOOTBALL ADDS TO CLASS WITH SIGNING OF CAPOOCIA The Sacramento State football team added to its 2015 recruiting class with the signing of Isaiah Capoocia to a National Letter of Intent, it was announced today by head coach Jody Sears.
  • HORNET FOOTBALL WEEKEND SET FOR APRIL 17-18
    February 25, 2015
    HORNET FOOTBALL WEEKEND SET FOR APRIL 17-18 The Sacramento State football team welcomes back all alumni, coaches and staff for an entire weekend of Hornet football. The festivities include the Bob Mattos Memorial Golf Classic, reunion, the 2015 spring game and 2014 season celebration.
  • FOOTBALL ANNOUNCES 2015 SCHEDULE
    February 20, 2015
    FOOTBALL ANNOUNCES 2015 SCHEDULE Five home games and a non-conference matchup at Washington highlight the 2015 Sacramento State football season.
  • FOOTBALL COMPLETES SIGNING DAY WITH 32 TOTAL COMMITS
    February 04, 2015
    FOOTBALL COMPLETES SIGNING DAY WITH 32 TOTAL COMMITS Sacramento State head football coach Jody Sears announced the signing of 29 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent today. The large group joins three midyear transfers that joined the team at the start of the semester and will compete in spring practice drills.
  • HORNET STUDENT-ATHLETES TOTAL 33 FALL BIG SKY ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS
    January 28, 2015
    HORNET STUDENT-ATHLETES TOTAL 33 FALL BIG SKY ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS Sacramento State student-athletes in the fall Big Sky sports of football, volleyball, women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s cross country combined for 33 conference all-Academic honors.
  • FOOTBALL ADDS THREE DURING MIDYEAR PERIOD
    January 21, 2015
    FOOTBALL ADDS THREE DURING MIDYEAR PERIOD he Sacramento State football team added its first players to the 2015 recruiting class, it was announced today by head coach Jody Sears. The group is comprised of two quarterbacks who are transferring from Football Bowl Subdivision schools and a high school linebacker. All three will enroll at the University for the spring semester and take part in spring practice.
  • DEANDRE CARTER TO PLAY IN NFLPA BOWL ON SATURDAY
    January 15, 2015
    DEANDRE CARTER TO PLAY IN NFLPA BOWL ON SATURDAY Wide receiver DeAndre Carter will compete in the NFLPA Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 17, in Carson, Calif. The game will kick off at 1 p.m. from the StubHub Center and will be televised on ESPN2.
  • CARTER NAMED FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICA BY THE SPORTS NETWORK
    December 23, 2014
    CARTER NAMED FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICA BY THE SPORTS NETWORK Sacramento State senior wide receiver DeAndre Carter concluded his busy awards season by earning first team All-America honors from The Sports Network, it was announced today. The Sports Network is considered the leading source of information for the Football Championship Subdivision and also sponsors the Walter Payton, Buck Buchanan, Eddie Robinson and Jerry Rice awards.
  • CARTER NAMED SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICA BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    December 17, 2014
    CARTER NAMED SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICA BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sacramento State wide receiver DeAndre Carter continued to haul in national awards as he was named second team All-America by the Associated Press, it was announced today.
  • CARTER ADDS FCS ADA AWARD TO HIS RESUME
    December 17, 2014
    CARTER ADDS FCS ADA AWARD TO HIS RESUME Sacramento State's DeAndre Carter was selected as the top wide receiver in the Football Championship Subdivision by The Division I Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA). The second annual award recognizes the top student-athletes from FCS institutions at 11 different positions. The 2014 class includes student-athletes from 10 different institutions, representing five different conferences. Voting was conducted by a national panel, consisting of media and SIDs.
  • CARTER EARNS ALL-AMERICA HONORS FROM TWO ORGANIZATIONS
    December 16, 2014
    CARTER EARNS ALL-AMERICA HONORS FROM TWO ORGANIZATIONS Sacramento State senior wide receiver DeAndre Carter earned a spot on a pair of Football Championship All-America teams, it was announced today. Carter was one of two receivers named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation and also earned first team honors from College Sports Madness.
  • JODY SEARS SHEDS INTERIM LABEL, EARNS THREE-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION
    December 10, 2014
    JODY SEARS SHEDS INTERIM LABEL, EARNS THREE-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION Sacramento State and head football coach Jody Sears agreed in principle to a three-year contract extension.
  • CARTER, CORNISH LEAD 14 SELECTIONS ON ALL-BIG SKY TEAMS
    November 25, 2014
    CARTER, CORNISH LEAD 14 SELECTIONS ON ALL-BIG SKY TEAMS The Sacramento State football team had 14 student-athletes earn all-Big Sky Conference honors, including six on the first or second teams, it was announced today in a vote by the league’s coaches. Wide receiver DeAndre Carter and kicker Brad Cornish were each named to the first team while Garrett Safron, Nnamdi Agude, Jaycee Totty and Darnell Sankey were voted to the second team.
  • FOOTBALL WINS CAUSEWAY CLASSIC WITH 41-30 WIN OVER UC DAVIS
    November 22, 2014
    FOOTBALL WINS CAUSEWAY CLASSIC WITH 41-30 WIN OVER UC DAVIS Garrett Safron threw for 288 yards and four touchdowns, Jordan Robinson and De’Jon Coleman each scored a pair of touchdowns and the Sacramento State defense forced five turnovers in a 41-30 win over UC Davis in the 61st Causeway Classic on Saturday at Aggie Stadium.
  • CAUSEWAY CLASSIC GAMEDAY INFO
    November 21, 2014
    CAUSEWAY CLASSIC GAMEDAY INFO Get all the info for the 61st Causeway Classic.
  • FOOTBALL ALUMNI UPDATE
    November 21, 2014
    FOOTBALL ALUMNI UPDATE Two former Sacramento State football players were named all-division in the Canadian Football League and another has a new NFL home.
  • "RELAY OVER THE CAUSEWAY" TO DELIVER GAME BALL ON SATURDAY
    November 20, 2014
    "RELAY OVER THE CAUSEWAY" TO DELIVER GAME BALL ON SATURDAY Four years ago the UC Davis and Sacramento State Army ROTC programs started their own version of the "Causeway Classic" - a flag football game against each other hours before the crosstown rivalry between the Aggies' and Hornets' football game itself.
  • CARTER NAMED FINALIST FOR THE WALTER PAYTON AWARD
    November 18, 2014
    CARTER NAMED FINALIST FOR THE WALTER PAYTON AWARD The Sports Network named DeAndre Carter a finalist for the Walter Payton Award, it was announced today. The award is presented annually to the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.
  • 61st CAUSEWAY CLASSIC UP NEXT FOR FOOTBALL
    November 18, 2014
    61st CAUSEWAY CLASSIC UP NEXT FOR FOOTBALL The Sacramento State football team will look to end its season with three consecutive victories when it makes the short trip to UC Davis for the 61st Causeway Classic on Saturday. The game will kickoff at 1 p.m. from Aggie Stadium.
  • CARTER NAMED BIG SKY SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
    November 17, 2014
    CARTER NAMED BIG SKY SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK DeAndre Carter was named the ROOT Sports Big Sky Special Teams Player of the Week, it was announced today. The award comes a week after the senior earned FCS national and Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week honors.
  • FOOTBALL STORMS BACK FOR 48-41 WIN OVER PORTLAND STATE
    November 15, 2014
    FOOTBALL STORMS BACK FOR 48-41 WIN OVER PORTLAND STATE DeAndre Carter’s 65-yard punt return for a touchdown completed Sacramento State’s fourth-quarter comeback in a 48-41 win over Portland State on Saturday night in the final home game of the season at Hornet Stadium.
  • FOOTBALL SENIOR DAY THIS SATURDAY AGAINST PORTLAND STATE
    November 11, 2014
    FOOTBALL SENIOR DAY THIS SATURDAY AGAINST PORTLAND STATE The Sacramento State football team will play its final home game of the 2014 season when it welcomes Portland State to Hornet Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. Prior to the start of the game against the Vikings, the team will honor its 18 seniors who will be playing their last game at home.
  • CARTER NAMED FCS NATIONAL AND BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
    November 10, 2014
    CARTER NAMED FCS NATIONAL AND BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK DeAndre Carter was selected as the co-FCS Offensive Player of the Week by The Sports Network and the ROOT Sports Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced today. The honors are the first for Carter this season.
  • RECORD-SETTING PERFORMANCES HELP FOOTBALL TO 42-21 WIN
    November 08, 2014
    RECORD-SETTING PERFORMANCES HELP FOOTBALL TO 42-21 WIN DeAndre Carter and Garrett Safron solidified themselves as two of the best in Sacramento State history in a 42-21 Hornet victory on Saturday against Southern Utah.
  • FOOTBALL TAKES ON SOUTHERN UTAH ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON
    November 04, 2014
    FOOTBALL TAKES ON SOUTHERN UTAH ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON Sacramento State will start its final homestand of the season when it welcomes Southern Utah for a Big Sky Conference football game on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. The game, which is the first of two consecutive home games for the team, will be the first home day game.
  • FOOTBALL FALLS AT NO. 12 MONTANA, 31-13
    November 01, 2014
    FOOTBALL FALLS AT NO. 12 MONTANA, 31-13 The Sacramento State football team outgained No. 12 Montana and had over nine minutes more of possession but the Hornets could not overcome troubles in the red zone and the Grizzlies’ quick strike offense in a 31-13 loss on Saturday at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.
  • WELL-RESTED FOOTBALL PLAY AT NO. 12 MONTANA ON SATURDAY
    October 28, 2014
    WELL-RESTED FOOTBALL PLAY AT NO. 12 MONTANA ON SATURDAY With its one off week in the books, the Sacramento State football team will start its final four games of the regular season at Montana on Saturday, Nov. 1. The game against the 12th-ranked Grizzlies will kickoff at 11 a.m. PDT from the always raucous Washington-Grizzly Stadium.
  • SANKEY NAMED TO BUCHANAN AWARD WATCH LIST
    October 21, 2014
    SANKEY NAMED TO BUCHANAN AWARD WATCH LIST Sacramento State junior Darnell Sankey was one of four linebackers added by The Sports Network to the Buck Buchanan Award watch list, it was announced today.
  • FOOTBALL SEES CAL POLY PULL AWAY IN SECOND HALF
    October 18, 2014
    FOOTBALL SEES CAL POLY PULL AWAY IN SECOND HALF Quarterback Garrett Safron and receiver DeAndre Carter each cemented their names into the Sacramento State record book on Saturday night, but it was Cal Poly who earned a 56-27 victory in front of a season-high home crowd of 10,934 at Hornet Stadium.
  • FOOTBALL HOSTS CAL POLY FOR HOMECOMING
    October 14, 2014
    FOOTBALL HOSTS CAL POLY FOR HOMECOMING With its first Big Sky Conference victory secured, the Sacramento State football team returns home to face Cal Poly on Saturday, Oct. 18, as part of the University’s Homecoming. The game against Mustangs will begin at 6:05 p.m. at Hornet Stadium.
  • FOOTBALL EARNS FIRST BIG SKY WIN, DOWNS UNC 43-38
    October 11, 2014
    FOOTBALL EARNS FIRST BIG SKY WIN, DOWNS UNC 43-38 For the second consecutive week, the Sacramento State football team posted incredible offensive numbers but was forced to wait until the final moments to determine the outcome of the game. On Saturday, the Hornets prevailed after retaining possession on an onsides kick attempt for a 43-38 victory.
  • FOOTBALL BACK ON THE ROAD AT NORTHERN COLORADO
    October 07, 2014
    FOOTBALL BACK ON THE ROAD AT NORTHERN COLORADO The Sacramento State football team will look to get back in the Big Sky Conference race when it plays at Northern Colorado on Saturday, Oct. 11. The game against the Bears will kickoff at 12:30 p.m. PDT from Nottingham Field.
  • FOOTBALL FALLS IN SHOOTOUT TO MONTANA STATE, 59-56
    October 04, 2014
    FOOTBALL FALLS IN SHOOTOUT TO MONTANA STATE, 59-56 Sacramento State had its best offensive game in school history but the Hornets could not make a final stand as Montana State scored with four seconds left to claim a 59-56 victory at Hornet Stadium on Saturday night.
  • FOOTBALL HOSTS MONTANA STATE ON SATURDAY
    September 30, 2014
    FOOTBALL HOSTS MONTANA STATE ON SATURDAY The Sacramento State football team will play its first Big Sky Conference home game this Saturday when it welcomes Montana State to Hornet Stadium for a 6 p.m. game.
  • FOOTBALL NOT ABLE TO KEEP PACE WITH IDAHO STATE IN 44-24 LOSS
    September 27, 2014
    FOOTBALL NOT ABLE TO KEEP PACE WITH IDAHO STATE IN 44-24 LOSS Sacramento State posted 532 yards of total offense and received career days from Nnamdi Agude and DeAndre Carter but the team was unable to control Idaho State’s offensive attack in a 44-24 loss on Saturday at Holt Arena.
  • FOOTBALL BEGINS BIG SKY PLAY AT IDAHO STATE ON SATURDAY
    September 23, 2014
    FOOTBALL BEGINS BIG SKY PLAY AT IDAHO STATE ON SATURDAY Off to its best start in 15 years, the Sacramento State football team will enter Big Sky Conference action this Saturday when it plays at Idaho State. The game against the Bengals will be the conference opener for both teams and will begin at 1:05 p.m. PDT from Pocatello, Idaho.
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