|Date||Saturday, Nov. 2|
|Time||6:00 p.m. PT|
|Radio||ESPN 1320 AM|
|Game Notes||Sacramento State | Weber State|
1. What's At Stake
Saturday night's battle between No. 3 Weber State and No. 6 Sacramento State is the highest ranked matchup between two teams ranked among the top 10 in the STATS FCS poll this week. Both teams enter the game with identical 6-2 overall records and 4-0 marks in the Big Sky. The four combined losses have all come against FBS teams as the Hornets dropped games at Arizona State and Fresno State while the Wildcats fell at San Diego State and Nevada. The winner of the game will take sole possession of first place and will essentially have a two game lead over one another when you consider the tie break. The only other Big Sky school with one conference loss is Montana which Sacramento State defeated earlier this season and Weber State will play in two weeks.
2. Salute to Service
The last time Sacramento State played at home Hornet Stadium was filled with over 15,000 fans for Homecoming. With temperatures expected to be in the mid to upper 70s on Saturday night, there's no excuse to not return to Hornet Stadium this weekend. If the top 10 battle is not enough, Sacramento State will also recognize military members and first responders as part of the Salute to Service Night which is presented by Bud Light.
3. Head Coaches Go Head Go Head
In what is becoming a rare site, the two head coaches will also serve as their team's coordinators. Hornet head coach Troy Taylor will guide his offense which is averaging a Big Sky best 40.4 points per game against Weber State's defense which is led by head coach Jay Hill and allows 20.4 points per game which ranks second in the conference. The only team that allows less points than the Wildcats is Sacramento State which surrenders 19.5 ppg.
4. Stay Until to the End
Fireworks will return to Hornet Stadium on Saturday. Stick around until the end of the game to watch the show.
5. Honorary Captain
This week's honorary captain is Hon. Morrison England. A former Sacramento State assistant coach, he graduated from the University of the Pacific and attended law school at McGeorge School of Law. After practicing law, he went on to become a judge at the Sacramento Municipal Court and the Sacramento Superior Court. Judge England became a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California after being nominated by President George W. Bush in 1996. A retired Army reservist, he also served served in the JAG Corps. Judge England will speak to the team on Friday night and take part in the pregame on Saturday.