2018 Football News

  • DOTSON EARNS ALL-AMERICA HONORS FROM HERO SPORTS
    December 18, 2018
    Sacramento State running back Elijah Dotson was named to the HERO Sports FCS Sophomore All-America team, it was announced today. He was one of three running backs named to the team.
  • VIDEO OF HEAD FOOTBALL COACH TROY TAYLOR'S INTRODUCTORY PRESS CONFERENCE
    December 18, 2018
    Video of the introductory press conference of Sacramento State head football coach Troy Taylor, who became the 11th head coach in program history on Dec. 18, 2018.
  • TROY TAYLOR NAMED HEAD FOOTBALL COACH
    December 17, 2018
    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.
  • SEARS WILL NOT RETURN AS HEAD FOOTBALL COACH IN 2019
    November 26, 2018
    Director of Athletics Mark Orr announced today that Jody Sears will not return as Sacramento State’s head football coach for the 2019 season.
  • DOTSON NAMED TO ALL-BIG SKY FIRST TEAM; TAPPIN EARNS HONORABLE MENTION
    November 20, 2018
    Running back Elijah Dotson earned first team all-Big Sky Conference honors and offensive tackle Taylor Tappin was an honorable mention selection, it was announced today.
  • FOOTBALL DROPS CAUSEWAY CLASSIC TO #9 AGGIES
    November 17, 2018
    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.
  • CAUSEWAY CLASSIC RELOCATED TO MACKAY STADIUM IN RENO
    November 16, 2018
    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.
  • FOOTBALL GAME AGAINST NAU OFFICIALLY CANCELLED
    November 13, 2018
    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.
  • 65th CAUSEWAY CLASSIC UP NEXT FOR FOOTBALL ON SATURDAY
    November 13, 2018
    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.
  • UPDATE: FOOTBALL GAME CANCELLED AGAINST NORTHERN ARIZONA
    November 10, 2018
    Tonight's football game between Sacramento State and Northern Arizona has been cancelled due to poor air quality.
  • FOOTBALL FACES NORTHERN ARIZONA FOR SENIOR DAY ON SATURDAY
    November 06, 2018
    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.
  • YOUTH TAKES CENTER STAGE IN FOOTBALL LOSS AT #4 WEBER STATE
    November 03, 2018
    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.
  • FOOTBALL TRAVELS TO No. 4 WEBER STATE ON SATURDAY
    October 30, 2018
    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.
  • ANOTHER BIG GAME FROM DOTSON BUT FOOTBALL FALLS 41-14
    October 27, 2018
    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.
  • FOOTBALL HOSTS PORTLAND STATE FOR SECOND STRAIGHT HOME GAME
    October 23, 2018
    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.
  • FOOTBALL FALLS IN HOMECOMING GAME AGAINST NORTH DAKOTA
    October 21, 2018
    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.
  • FOOTBALL WELCOMES NORTH DAKOTA FOR HOMECOMING ON SATURDAY
    October 15, 2018
    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.
  • FOOTBALL SEES EARLY LEAD SLIP AWAY IN LOSS AT SOUTHERN UTAH
    October 13, 2018
    Sacramento State jumped out a quick first quarter lead but could not hold on in a 48-27 loss to Southern Utah on Saturday night at a sold out Eccles Coliseum.
  • FOOTBALL LOOKS TO BOUNCE BACK IN ROAD GAME AT SOUTHERN UTAH
    October 09, 2018
    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.
  • FOOTBALL CAN'T OVERCOME CAL POLY RUSHING ATTACK IN 41-27 SETBACK
    October 06, 2018
    Elijah Dotson recorded his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game but Sacramento State could not slow the Cal Poly triple option in a 41-27 loss to the Mustangs on Saturday night at Hornet Stadium.
  • GAMEDAY GUIDE: FOOTBALL VS. CAL POLY
    October 05, 2018
    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.
  • FOOTBALL RETURNS HOME TO FACE CAL POLY ON SATURDAY
    October 02, 2018
    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).
  • FOOTBALL GAMEDAY: HOW TO WATCH TODAY'S GAME
    September 22, 2018
    Today’s football game between Sacramento State and Montana has been selected as the ROOT Sports Big Sky Conference Game of the Week. Therefore, there will not be an online video stream available.
  • FOOTBALL FALLS SHY IN UPSET BID AT NO. 19 MONTANA, 41-34
    September 22, 2018
    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.
  • FOOTBALL HEADS TO No. 19 MONTANA FOR BIG SKY OPENER ON SATURDAY
    September 18, 2018
    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.
  • HOOLIHAN NAMED NATIONAL AND BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
    September 17, 2018
    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.
  • FOOTBALL FIGHTS BACK FOR 28-25 ROAD WIN AT NORTHERN COLORADO
    September 15, 2018
    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.
  • FOOTBALL REMAINS ON THE ROAD FOR NON-CONFERENCE GAME AGAINST NORTHERN COLORADO
    September 11, 2018
    Coming off a close loss to San Diego State, the Sacramento State football team will play its final eight games against Big Sky Conference opponents beginning with a non-league matchup against Northern Colorado on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. PT.
  • FOOTBALL PUSHES SAN DIEGO STATE TO THE LIMIT IN CLOSE LOSS
    September 08, 2018
    The Sacramento State football team led FBS San Diego State for most of the fourth quarter before seeing the Aztecs rally for 15 points and a 28-14 victory on Saturday at SDCCU Stadium.
  • ROAD TEST AGAINST FBS SAN DIEGO STATE UP NEXT FOR FOOTBALL
    September 04, 2018
    After having little trouble in a 55-7 win over Saint Francis in the season opener, the Sacramento State football team will have a much larger challenge as it travels south to take on San Diego State on Saturday, Sept. 8. The game will kick off just after 6 p.m. at SDCCU Stadium.
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