FOOTBALL WELCOMES EASTERN WASHINGTON IN HOMECOMING GAME ON SATURDAY
Having played five of its first six games on the road and taking a much-earned bye, the Sacramento State football team will begin the back half of its home-dominated scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 22, against defending national champion Eastern Washington at 6:05 p.m.
There will be multiple ways to follow this week’s game. Hornet fans can tune in to Classic 93.1 FM and KAHI 950 AM in the foothills to hear the radio call of Jason Ross, Steve McElroy and Danny Sullivan. Live audio streaming is also available via www.hornetsports.com and on the iHeart Radio application for mobile devices. The broadcast will begin at 12:15 p.m.
The game will be not televised but can be viewed for free on www.bigskytv.org. Fans must create a username and password prior to watching a Big Sky event.
Sacramento State evened its record at 3-3 overall following a 14-0 win at Northern Colorado on Oct. 8. The game, which was played in miserable conditions, saw the Hornets not attempt a pass en route to its first Big Sky shutout in school history. A rushing touchdown from Jeff Fleming and a fumble return by David Coleman was all the team needed in the win.
Eastern Washington enters the game as one of the hottest teams in the Big Sky. A year after tying for the Big Sky regular season title and winning the NCAA Football Championship Division title, the Eagles opened 2011 by losing their first four games — each in heartbreaking fashion. Since then, EWU has run off three consecutive victories, including a 48-27 win over Northern Colorado this past Saturday.
Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell (16 touchdowns, nine interceptions) has made junior Nicholas Edwards (seven touchdowns) his favorite target. Defensively, linebacker Ronnie Hamlin and safety Matt Johnson lead the team with 55 and 52 tackles, respectively.