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FIVE FACTS TO KNOW FOR FOOTBALL SEASON OPENER

FIVE FACTS TO KNOW FOR FOOTBALL SEASON OPENER
Date Saturday, Aug. 31
Time 6:00 p.m.
Radio ESPN 1320 AM
TV CW31 (tape delayed until 12 p.m. on 9/1)
Stream Pluto.TV
Live Stats
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Game Notes Sacramento State | Southern Oregon

 

1. Game Promotions

The Aug. 31 game against Southern Oregon will by Public Safety Appreciation Night. Members from Sacramento area police, sheriff and fire departments will be recognized throughout the night as well as those that participated in this year's Pig Bowl. A portion of the proceeds from the game will go towards the Tara O'Sullivan Scholarship Fund at Sacramento State. Officer O'Sullivan was a Sacramento State alum who was tragically killed in the line of duty over the summer.

A fireworks show will take place following the game.

2. Honorary Captain

Former Sacramento State All-American Cyrus Mulitalo will serve as the team's honorary captain. Mulitalo will speak to the team on Friday night and will take part in the full game day experience on Saturday.

The only Hornet to be named All-America in three different seasons, Mulitalo left Sacramento State in 2008 ranked second in school history with 336 career tackles. As a sophomore, he led the Big Sky with 10.9 tackles per game (120 total) and was named honorable mention All-America and all-West Region. Mulitalo added 98 tackles in 2007 and 96 more in 2008. Along with being honored by The Sports Network following both of those years, he was also a first team all-Big Sky selection. He was inducted into the Sacramento State Football Hall of Fame in 2017.

3. Tailgating

Tailgating can take place in designated areas but must be completed before kickoff. CLICK HERE for the complete tailgate guidelines.

4. Hornet Walk

The Sacramento State players and coaches will make their way through the parking lot towards the Broad Fieldhouse two hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff (3:45 p.m.). Fans are encouraged to lineup and show their support. Hornet Walk will come through the middle of Lot 8 heading East to West.

5. "Local" Opponent

With Humboldt State dropping football, Southern Oregon is the closest non-NCAA Div. I program to Sacramento State. The Raiders also features 13 players from the greater Sacramento area comprised of William Brown (Natomas), Khalil Hudson (Inderkum), Luke Goins and John Moestopo (Oak Ridge), Kenny Haney (Cordova), Seth Miller (Oakmont), Jake Regino (Christian Brothers), Bryce Kasch (Roseville), Elijah Swonger (Folsom), Isaiah Tharp (Pleasant Grove), Joshua Middleton (Union Mine), Jaden Cummings (Kennedy), and James Flemings (Franklin).

The first victory in Sacramento State history came at Southern Oregon when Lloyd Snelson's extra point gave the team a 7-6 win Oct. 8, 1955. You can take a look at the all-time series HERE.

 

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