2017 Football News

  • WHITE RALLIES TO BEAT GREEN ON FINAL DRIVE OF SPRING GAME
    April 14, 2018
    A year can make a big difference in the development of a football team. Twelve months ago, Sacramento State wrapped up spring ball with a disappointing final scrimmage where the offense threw a pair of interceptions for touchdowns and the team headed to summer with more questions than answers.
  • FIVE FOOTBALL PLAYERS NAMED TO NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION HAMPSHIRE HONOR SOCIETY
    April 12, 2018
    Five members of the Sacramento State football team were recognized on the 2018 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society, it was announced by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.
  • GREEN-GOLD GAME CULMINATES SPRING BALL FOR FOOTBALL
    April 12, 2018
    Spring football will come to a close for Sacramento State on Friday, April 13, when the team hosts its annual Green-Gold spring game. The Hornets will take the field at 6 p.m. with the game getting underway at 6:20.
  • REGISTRATION FOR BOB MATTOS GOLF CLASSIC NOW OPEN
    March 08, 2018
    Registration for the Bob Mattos Golf Classic is now open. The tournament will be held on Friday, April 13, at Rancho Murrieta Country Club. All money raised through the Bob Mattos Golf Classic will go towards the Sacramento State football nutrition and supplement program as well as summer school aid.
  • FOOTBALL TEAMS WITH BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS FOR SCREENING OF BLACK PANTHER
    February 26, 2018
    Through a generous donation from former Sacramento State All-American Todd Davis, the Hornet football team and members of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento gathered for a private screening of Marvel’s Black Panther on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Century Arden 14 theater.
  • FOOTBALL COMPLETES RECRUITING CLASS WITH 25 SIGNEES
    February 07, 2018
    Sacramento State head football coach Jody Sears announced the addition of 17 players to the team’s 2018 signing class on Wednesday. The 17 join eight others who signed with the program in the December signing period.
  • JB HALL HIRED AS CORNERBACKS COACH
    January 29, 2018
    Sacramento State head football coach Jody Sears has hired JB Hall as the team’s cornerbacks coach, it was announced today. Hall comes to the Hornets after spending three seasons at Montana as the Grizzlies cornerbacks coach. Montana advanced to the second round of the FCS playoffs in his first season (2015).
  • FOOTBALL CLASS CONTINUES TO GROW, NOW UP TO EIGHT SIGNEES
    December 22, 2017
    After signing five players during the first day and one on the second day of the Early Signing Period, the Sacramento State football team grew its class on Friday with the addition of Marshaun Hunter and Tao McClinton. The Hornets have now signed five defensive players and three offensive players in the period. The early signing period, which is in its first year, continues through Friday. Dec. 22.
  • SORENSEN NAMED TO ASSOCIATED PRESS FCS ALL-AMERICA TEAM
    December 12, 2017
    Sacramento State defensive end Ben Sorensen was named to the Associated Press FCS All-America third team, it was announced today. Sorensen is the eighth Hornet player to earn AP honors in the school’s Div. I era and the team’s first defensive lineman since 2011.
  • MEDEIROS NAMED FINALIST FOR THE FRED MITCHELL AWARD
    December 04, 2017
    Sacramento State junior Devon Medeiros has been named one of 13 finalists for the Fred Mitchell Award, it was announced today. The award goes to the top kicker in FCS, NCAA Div. II and NCAA Div. III. The winner of the Fred Mitchell Award will be announced on Dec. 11.
  • JODY SEARS AGREES TO MULTI-YEAR EXTENSION TO REMAIN HEAD FOOTBALL COACH
    November 30, 2017
    Sacramento State Director of Athletics Mark Orr announced today that Jody Sears has agreed in principle to a multi-year contract extension to remain the Sacramento State head football coach. Terms of the contract will not be released until finalized.
  • RICKY RAY WINS FOURTH GREY CUP, LEADS TORONTO TO COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN
    November 26, 2017
    Former Sacramento State quarterback Ricky Ray led the Toronto Argonauts to a come-from-behind victory in the 105th Grey Cup on Saturday in a snow storm. With the win, Ray became the first starting quarterback to win the Grey Cup four times in CFL history.
  • JODY SEARS NAMED BIG SKY COACH OF THE YEAR
    November 22, 2017
    Sacramento State’s head football coach Jody Sears was named the Big Sky Conference Co-Coach of the Year, it was announced today. The honor is the first for a Hornet head football coach since joining the Big Sky in 1996.
  • SORENSEN, OBINNA, HARRIEL HIGHLIGHT 14 PLAYERS NAMED ALL-BIG SKY
    November 21, 2017
    Fourteen Sacramento State football players earned all-Big Sky Conference honors, it was announced today. The teams are created following a vote by the league’s 13 head coaches.
  • CAUSEWAY CHAMPS! FOOTBALL OUTLASTS UC DAVIS, 52-47, IN RECORD BREAKING WIN
    November 18, 2017
    Sacramento State built a 31-point lead in the third quarter and was able to withstand a strong finish from UC Davis to hold on for a 52-47 win in the 64th annual Causeway Classic on Saturday in front of a season-high 11,828 fans at Hornet Stadium.
  • FOOTBALL READIES FOR 64TH ANNUAL CAUSEWAY CLASSIC ON SATURDAY
    November 14, 2017
    Winners of four of its last five games, the Sacramento State football team will look to close out its regular season with an unprecedented conference victory over UC Davis in the 64th annual Causeway Classic on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Hornet Stadium. The game against the Aggies will kick off at 2:05 p.m.
  • FOOTBALL BLOWS PAST CAL POLY, 49-14, GUARANTEES WINNING RECORD
    November 11, 2017
    Seven Sacramento State players scored a touchdown as the Hornets steamrolled Cal Poly, 49-14, on Saturday at Spanos Stadium.
  • VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS & INTERVIEWS FROM FOOTBALL WIN OVER NORTHERN COLORADO
    November 08, 2017
    Watch highlights and hear from players and head coach Jody Sears following the team's 50-21 win over Northern Colorado.
  • FOOTBALL HEADS TO CAL POLY FOR FINAL ROAD GAME THIS SATURDAY
    November 07, 2017
    The Sacramento State football team will play its final road game of the regular season when it travels to Cal Poly on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m.
  • FOOTBALL PULLS AWAY FOR 50-21 WIN OVER NORTHERN COLORADO
    November 04, 2017
    Sacramento State rushed for 333, the defense created three turnovers and held Northern Colorado to 0-for-10 on third down in a 50-21 win at Hornet Stadium on Saturday night. With the victory, the Hornets are 5-4 overall and 4-2 in Big Sky Conference play. UNC fell to 2-6 overall and 1-5 in league games.
  • FOOTBALL BACK AT HORNET STADIUM ON SATURDAY TO FACE NORTHERN COLORADO
    October 31, 2017
    The Sacramento State football team will play at Hornet Stadium for just the second time in the last five weeks when it hosts Northern Colorado on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. The game against the Bears will also include postgame fireworks (weather permitting).
  • FOOTBALL TOPPED BY NO. 24 NORTHERN ARIZONA. 37-17
    October 28, 2017
    Sacramento State entered Saturday’s game against 24th-ranked Northern Arizona with a chance to force a tie for first place in the Big Sky Conference standing. Instead, the Lumberjacks (6-2, 5-0) extended their winning streak to six games with a 37-17 win at the J.L. Walkup Skydome.
  • FOOTBALL PLAYS AT NORTHERN ARIZONA ON SATURDAY IN FIRST-PLACE BATTLE
    October 24, 2017
    Winners of two straight and three of its last four, the Sacramento State football will have one of its stiffest tests of the season on Saturday when it travels to No. 24 Northern Arizona. The game will start at 4 p.m. PT from the Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz.
  • FOOTBALL WINS 34-27 AT NORTH DAKOTA
    October 21, 2017
    The Sacramento State football team earned its first road win in nearly three seasons and did it in dramatic fashion, winning at North Dakota, 34-27, on Saturday at the Alerus Center.
  • FOOTBALL SEARCHES FOR ROAD WIN AT NORTH DAKOTA ON SATURDAY
    October 17, 2017
    Fresh off a 41-21 Homecoming victory over Idaho State, the Sacramento State football team will take to the road for two consecutive games starting with North Dakota on Saturday, Oct. 21. The game will have the earliest start time of the year for the Hornets, kicking off at 10:30 a.m. from the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D.
  • VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS & INTERVIEWS FROM FOOTBALL WIN OVER IDAHO STATE
    October 16, 2017
    Hear from head coach Jody Sears as well as Isiah Hennie, BJ Perkinson and George Obinna after the team's Homecoming win over the Bengals.
  • FOOTBALL TOPS IDAHO STATE, 41-21, ON HOMECOMING
    October 14, 2017
    Five different Sacramento State players scored touchdowns and the team compiled 572 yards of total offense in a 41-21 Homecoming game victory over Idaho State in front of a season high 10,008 fans at Hornet Stadium on Saturday night.
  • HOMECOMING UP NEXT FOR FOOTBALL AGAINST IDAHO STATE ON SATURDAY
    October 10, 2017
    Following a week off, the Sacramento State football team returns to Hornet Stadium to host Idaho State on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. The game will serve as the University’s Homecoming contest.
  • FOOTBALL OUTGUNNED BY No. 9 EASTERN WASHINGTON, 52-31
    September 30, 2017
    Kevin Thomson passed for 253 yards and rushed for 121 with three touchdowns but it was not enough as No. 9 Eastern Washington downed Sacramento State, 52-31, on Saturday at Roos Field. The win improved the Eagles to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in Big Sky Conference play. The Hornets dropped to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in league games.
  • FOOTBALL TRAVELS TO No. 9 EASTERN WASHINGTON ON SATURDAY
    September 26, 2017
    The Sacramento State football team will look to stay unbeaten in Big Sky Conference play when the team plays at No. 9/t8 Eastern Washington on Saturday, Sept. 30. The game will kick off at 1:35 p.m.
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