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.
The first of two consecutive home games for the Sacramento State football team will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20, when the Hornets welcome North Dakota for their annual Homecoming game. The game will kick off at 6:05 p.m. from Hornet Stadium. The game will also feature a fireworks display as well as other campus wide activities including the golf cart parade at halftime.
The Sacramento State football team will find itself in a familiar position this week as the Hornets return to life on the road. The team travels to Cedar City, Utah to face Southern Utah on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 5 p.m. PT. The game marks the fourth time in six weeks that Sacramento State has played away from home. The team is 1-2 in the previous three games.
The Sacramento State football team returns home to face Cal Poly on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Hornet Stadium. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. and will serve as Kids Day. All children 12 and under will receive free admission.
The Sacramento State football team finally returns home to host Cal Poly on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. The Hornets opened the season at Hornet Stadium on Sept. 1 and have since played three games on the road as well as had their bye. In all, it will be 35 days between which is the longest stretch between home games for Sacramento State since 1994 (Oct. 1-Nov. 12).
Elijah Dotson rushed for a career high 234 yards and three touchdowns to lead Sacramento State but the Hornets could not slow down quarterback Dalton Sneed as No. 19 Montana rallied for a 41-34 win at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday.
The Sacramento State football team will start its eight game sprint to the finish of the Big Sky Conference regular season when it travels to Missoula, Mont., to take on 19th-ranked Montana on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 12 p.m. PT.
Sacramento State punter Owen Hoolihan was named the STATS FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week as well as the Big Sky Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the team’s 28-25 win at Northern Colorado. The honor is the first for Hoolihan in his Hornet career.
Kevin Thomson threw for 244 yards and a score, Elijah Dotson had 119 yards of total offense and the Sacramento State defense created three fumbles to lift the Hornets to a 28-25 win over Northern Colorado on Saturday at Nottingham Field.