With less that 100 days remaining before the start of the 2019 college football season, honors are beginning to roll in for Sacramento State running back Elijah Dotson. The junior was named a second team preseason All-American by HERO Sports, it was announced today.
The Sacramento State football team moved past the midway point of its spring practices on Thursday morning. Following practice, head coach Troy Taylor sat down to answer questions with hornetsports.com.
The Sacramento State football team will take the field for the first time in the Troy Taylor era on Tuesday, March 26, with the first of 15 spring football practices. The team will practice from 7:45-10 a.m. on Tuesday morning inside Hornet Stadium.
The 2019 Sacramento State football schedule will feature a pair of games against teams which appeared in bowl games and four opponents who qualified for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs last season. The Hornets, who will be under first year head coach Troy Taylor, will play 12 games for the first time since 2014 with six coming on the home field.
Sacramento State football will host its 2019 National Signing Day celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Out of Bounds in Folsom, Calif. (13407 Folsom Blvd.). The event, which will begin at 6 p.m. and will feature head coach Troy Taylor and Hornet assistant coaches, is free to the public.
The Sacramento State football team continued to add to its 2019 signing class with the addition of Marcus Hawkins. The linebacker becomes the fourth student-athlete to sign a National Letter of Intent with the Hornets this offseason. Hawkins will enroll at Sacramento State for the spring semester and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
With less than a month remaining before the second signing period, the 2019 Sacramento State football roster received an added boost as four players were granted clock extensions by the NCAA. The four, who were all listed as seniors in 2018, are comprised of kicker Devon Medeiros, offensive guard Wyatt Ming, defensive end George Obinna and quarterback Kevin Thomson.
Sacramento State head football coach Troy Taylor announced several additions to his staff with the hiring of seven new coaches as well as the retention of two others. On the offensive side of the ball, Taylor will serve as the coordinator and will be joined by Kris Richardson (Assistant Head Coach/offensive line), Bobby Fresques (quarterbacks), Jeremy LaPan (tight ends/special teams) and James Montgomery (running backs). Andy Thompson will lead the other side of the ball as the defensive coordinator and will oversee Will Plemons (defensive line), Allen Brown (cornerbacks) and Sam Cole (safeties). Chris Parry completes the staff as the director of recruiting and player development.
A day after signing wide receiver Xavier Mason and running back Xavier Ugorji, the Sacramento State football program announced that tight end Charlie McBride has inked a National Letter of Intent. The early period will continue through Dec. 21. Teams can next sign players to National Letters of Intent on Feb. 6.
Sacramento State Director of Athletics Mark Orr announced today that Troy Taylor will serve as the 11th head coach in school history. An introductory press conference will be scheduled for later this week.
The Sacramento State football team closed its season with a 56-13 loss to #9 UC Davis in the 65th Causeway Classic on Saturday. The game was held at Mackay Stadium on the Nevada campus due to concerns of air quality in the Sacramento region.
Due to uncertainty regarding air quality in Davis on Saturday, this year’s Causeway Classic football game between UC Davis and Sacramento State will relocate to Mackay Stadium, located on campus at the University of Nevada, Reno.
The Sacramento State football team will hope to return to the field for the first time in two weeks as it makes the short trip west to play at UC Davis on Saturday, Nov. 17, in the 65th Causeway Classic. The game is scheduled to kick off at noon.
The football game between Sacramento State and Northern Arizona, which was originally scheduled for Nov. 10, has officially been cancelled. The game was postponed on Saturday night due to poor air quality caused by the Camp fire north of Sacramento. Both Universities explored options to reschedule the game but could not find a compatible date this late in the season.
The Sacramento State football team will play its final home game of the 2018 season on Saturday, Nov. 10, when the Hornets welcome Northern Arizona to Hornet Stadium. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. and will feature a ceremony honoring the team’s seniors prior to the start of the contest.
Sacramento State scored a defensive touchdown and received a spark from its freshmen in a 26-14 loss to No. 4 Weber State on Saturday at Stewart Stadium. The Wildcat defense lived up to its billing, limiting the Hornets to 170 yards of total offense and 1-of-12 on third down.
The Sacramento State football team will face its stiffest challenge in over six years when the Hornets take on #4 Weber State on Saturday, Nov. 3. The game will kick off from Stewart Stadium at 11 a.m. PT — marking the earliest start time for Sacramento State this season.
Elijah Dotson continued his remarkable season, rushing for 183 yards and a touchdown and surpassing 1,000 yards this year but it was not enough in Sacramento State 41-14 loss to Portland State on Saturday night at Hornet Stadium.
The Sacramento State football team will look for a bounce-back victory on Saturday, Oct. 27, when the Hornets welcome Portland State to Hornet Stadium. The game against the Vikings will kick off at 6 p.m.
Elijah Dotson recorded his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing game but North Dakota answered with 480 yards on the ground to spoil Homecoming for Sacramento State with a 41-15 win in front of a season high 10,709 fans on Saturday night at Hornet Stadium.