The Sacramento State football team will play its final road game of the season when the team travels to Bozeman, Mont., to take on Montana State on Saturday, Nov. 5. The game against the 12th-ranked Bobcats will kick off at 11:05 PST.
The contest can be heard locally on KTKZ 1380 AM and 105.5 FM with Jason Ross handling the play-by-play and Steve McElroy adding the color commentary. For those outside the greater Sacramento area, the game will also be available on the internet at www.hornetsports.com.
The game will also be televised on the Montana State Network. Chris Byers will serve as the play-by-play announcer and Dean Alexander is the color analyst. Satellite coordinates will be provided later in the week.
The Hornets head into the week with a 2-7 overall record and a 1-4 mark in league games following a 45-17 loss to 14th-ranked Eastern Washington on Saturday. In the game, All-Americans Erik Meyer and Eric Kimble proved to be too much for Sacramento State. Meyer completed 28-of-33 passes for a career-high 470 yards and three touchdowns while Kimble grabbed 10 passes for 189 yards and two scores.
The Hornet offense was hindered by the loss of quarterback Chris Hurd, running back Ryan Mole and receiver Ryan Coogler due to injuries. However, running Kris Daniels filled in nicely, amassing 73 rushing yards and also showcasing his kick returning skills where he averaged 51.0 yards per return.
Montana State improved to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in league games with a 29-22 win over Northern Arizona last week. The Bobcats, however, are no strangers to close games and their last four wins have been decided by a combined 15 points.
MSU led 22-0 at halftime but NAU tied the game midway through the fourth quarter. Quarterback Travis Lulay capped the game-winning drive with 2:48 to play when he hit Justin Domineck for an 8-yard score.
The Bobcats lead the all-time series, 7-6, but were defeated by the Hornets, 38-28, last year at Hornet Stadium. Montana State is 4-1 against Sacramento State in Bozeman. The two schools first met in the 1964 Camellia Bowl which was played at Hughes Stadium.