FOOTBALL RELEASES 2008 SCHEDULE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — For just the second time in school history, the Sacramento State football team will play 12 regular season games in a year, it was announced today as the team unveiled its 2008 schedule. The slate features six home games and six road contests, including a matchup at Colorado State.
The Hornets will begin the season playing four of their first five games at home. The team opens the year against Humboldt State on Saturday, Aug. 30. The two teams were once league rivals but have played just once since 1989. Sacramento State will then travel to Fort Collins, Colo., to take on Colorado State where it will face a Football Bowl Subdivision team for the seventh consecutive season
The team returns home on Sept. 13 for a matchup against Southern Oregon. Sacramento State is 4-1 all-time against the Raiders, including a 7-6 victory in 1955 which provided the Hornets with their first win in school history. The team opens Big Sky Conference play on Sept. 20 against Weber State. The following week (Sept. 27), Portland State comes to town for the University’s Homecoming game.
On Oct. 4, Sacramento State plays at Northern Arizona for its first Big Sky road game. Following a bye, the team will travel to Missoula, Mont., to take on defending Big Sky champion Montana on Oct. 18. Montana State will make the trip to Hornet Stadium on Oct. 25 before the Hornets play at Eastern Washington on Nov. 1.
The 55th-annual Causeway Classic will take place on Nov. 8 when Sacramento State faces UC Davis at Aggie Stadium for the first time. The Hornets close out their home schedule on Nov. 15 against Northern Colorado before playing at Idaho State on Nov. 22.
For the second straight season, all home games will kick off at 2:05 p.m. For season ticket information, contact the Athletics Ticket Office at (916) 278-2222.