|Date||Saturday, Nov. 16|
|Time||2:00 p.m. PT|
|Radio||ESPN 1320 AM|
|TV||CW31 / SWX|
|Game Notes||Sacramento State | Idaho|
1. What's At Stake
A win by Sacramento State would give the team it's most victories in the Div. I era (8) and would also tie the most Big Sky Conference victories by the Hornets (6) since joining the league in 1996. The team could also remain perfect on the road in conference play if it is victorious on Saturday. However, Idaho is 4-1 at home this season and has won eight of its last 10 at home. The team's only loss in the Kibbie Dome this season came against Weber State (41-35).
2. Plug and Play
No matter who's been at quarterback the Sacramento State offense has put up impressive numbers this season. Last week, Jake Dunniway earned his first career start with the Hornets in place of the injured Kevin Thomson. Dunniway responded with 384 passing yards and four touchdowns in the 38-34 come-from-behind last minute win at Northern Arizona. The passing yards and passing touchdowns were the most by a Sacramento State quarterback who was making his first start.
3. Over the Air
This week's game can be followed in a number of formats. As usual, you can listen on ESPN 1320 with Jason Ross, Steve McElroy and Danny Sullivan calling the game. CW31 will also show the contest live in the Sacramento area. The game will be produced by SWX in Idaho with Sam Adams and Adam Shackleford on the call. For those away from Sacramento, you can stream the game at Pluto.TV.
4. Hard to Keep Them Down
NAU's veteran quarterback Case Cookus did a great job of getting rid of the ball early last week which kept him upright from the Sacramento State pass rush. The team was able to get to Cookus twice as George Obinna and Marcus Bruce had sacks on back-to-back plays in the second quarter. The Hornets remain the FCS leader with 38 team sacks this season and are second at 3.80 per game. The only team with more sacks per game is Harvard which averages 4.63 in its eight games.
5. Honorary Captain
This week's honorary captain is Garrett White. The Sacramento State alum will speak to the team on Friday night and then be on the field on Saturday for the game. White played for the Hornets from 1998-2002. He began his career as a quarterback before switching to running back with the arrival of Ricky Ray. White as the rare distinction as the only player in school history to lead the team in passing (1998) and rushing (2001) during a career. He was an honorable mention all-Big Sky selection his senior season and remains ranked in the school top 10 in career touchdowns (21) and rushing touchdowns (16).