SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State football team will hold the first of three scrimmages during its fall camp on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the team's practice field. The Hornets will take the field around 10:45 a.m.
Sacramento State competed it seventh practice of fall camp on Friday. Throughout the first week, the Hornet offense has played at an incredibly high tempo, attempting to run plays in 15 second intervals. The defense has also shown an increased ability to create turnovers, including nine takeaways during the first practice session.
The Hornets held their first fully padded practice of camp on Wednesday night before backing back to helmets only on Friday in preparation of Saturday's scrimmage. The team will have Sunday off before returning to field for Monday-Friday practices from 6-8 p.m.
TRIO EARN PRESEASON HONORS
Elijah Dotson, George Obinna and Devon Medeiros were each named preseason all-Big Sky by Phil Steele. The team was selected by Phil Steele and the DraftScout.com staff.
Dotson was selected to the first team and also earned third team preseason FCS All-America. The junior had previously earned preseason all-conference honors by the Big Sky media as well as second team All-America from HERO Sports.
Last year, Dotson led Sacramento State with 1,154 rushing yards , nine touchdowns and 1,314 all-purpose yards. He became the first Hornet running back to be named first team all-Big Sky since Charles Roberts (1998-2000). Dotson's average of 115.4 yards per game was the third highest in school history while his total of 1,154 yards placed him seventh despite playing just 10 games.
Medeiros and Obinna were both selected to the Big Sky preseason second team. Medeiros has led the team in scoring the past two seasons and enters the year with 163 career points. He tied the school single-season record by making 14 field goals in 2017 and added 10 more last year. Medeiros also converted all 26 of his extra point attempts last season and is 78-for-79 over the last two seasons on PATs.
Obinna was a first team all-Big Sky selection following the 2017 season and was a preseason All-American last year. However, the defensive end suffered a pair of injuries a year ago which limited him to just two games and forced him to receive a medical hardship. Obinna was a terror in 2017, creating 12.5 tackles-for-loss and 8.5 sacks. He also forced three fumbles and recovered one.
HORNETS ON THE TUBE
The Big Sky announced its 2019 television package and there will be several ways to follow Sacramento State. For the second consecutive season, all home games will be shown locally on CW 31 in the greater Sacramento area. The team will also have its game at Arizona State televised on the Pac-12 Network on Sept. 6. Road games Montana State, Northern Arizona and Idaho will also be shown on regional networks throughout the season. All Big Sky Conference games will also be shown online via Pluto.TV.
Aug. 31 - vs. Southern Oregon (CW31)
Sept. 6 - at Arizona State (Pac-12 Network)
Sept. 14 - vs. Northern Colorado (CW31)
Sept. 21 - at Fresno State (No TV)
Oct. 5 - vs. Eastern Washington (CW31/Eleven Sports)
Oct. 12 - at Montana State (SWX-Montana)
Oct. 19 - Montana (CW31/SWX-Montana)
Oct. 26 - at Cal Poly (Pluto.TV only)
Nov. 2 - vs. Weber State (CW31)
Nov. 9 - at Northern Arizona (NAU-TV/CW Phoenix)
Nov. 16 - at Idaho (SWX-Washington)
Nov. 23 - UC Davis (CW31)