2020 Football News

  • FOOTBALL ADDS FOUR TO 2021 SIGNING CLASS
    March 17, 2021
    The Sacramento State football team announced the addition of four players to its 2021 recruiting class. The quartet raises the total 14 after 10 student-athletes committed to the program in December. Of the four new players, three are mid-year transfers who will practice with the team when spring ball begins later this month.
  • FOOTBALL ANNOUNCES 2021 SCHEDULE
    February 17, 2021
    Two new FCS opponents, a matchup against a NorCal power and familiar Big Sky Conference schedule are in place for the Sacramento State football team during the 2021 season, it was announced today. In all the Hornets will play 11 regular season games, including five at Hornet Stadium.
  • FOOTBALL ADDS 10 ON NATIONAL SIGNING DAY
    December 16, 2020
    Stay up to date with the latest Sacramento State football commits throughout National Signing Day.
  • FOOTBALL FLASHBACK: GAME NOTES FOR NOV. 15-21
    November 20, 2020
    This week was supposed to be the Causeway Classic. With the season now being postponed until next fall, Hornetsports.com will instead take a look back at previous games played between Nov. 8-14.
  • FOOTBALL FLASHBACK: GAME NOTES FOR NOV. 8-14
    November 12, 2020
    Sacramento State was scheduled to play Northern Arizona this weekend. With the season now being postponed until next fall, Hornetsports.com will instead take a look back at previous games played between Nov. 8-14.
  • FOOTBALL FLASHBACK: GAME NOTES FOR NOV. 1-7
    November 06, 2020
    Sacramento State was scheduled to play Cal Poly this weekend. With the season now being postponed until next fall, Hornetsports.com will instead take a look back at previous games played between Nov. 1-7.
  • FOOTBALL FLASHBACK: GAME NOTES FOR OCT. 25-31
    October 30, 2020
    Sacramento State was scheduled to play at Nortehrn Colorado this weekend. With the season now being postponed until next fall, Hornetsports.com will instead take a look back at previous games played between Oct. 25-31.
  • FOOTBALL SIGNS JAYSON HELLMAN
    October 28, 2020
    Midway through the fall semester is not a common time to add a player to a college team’s football roster. On Monday, however, there was a new No. 12 on the sidelines at the Sacramento State practice as Jayson Hellman officially became part of the Hornet family.
  • FOOTBALL FLASHBACK: GAME NOTES FOR OCT. 18-24
    October 23, 2020
    Sacramento State was scheduled to play Northern Arizona this weekend. With the season now being postponed until next fall, Hornetsports.com will instead take a look back at previous games played between Oct. 18-24.
  • FOOTBALL FLASHBACK: GAME NOTES FOR OCT. 11-17
    October 16, 2020
    Sacramento State was scheduled to play at Montana this weekend. With the season now being postponed until next fall, Hornetsports.com will instead take a look back at previous games played between Oct. 11-17.
  • SACRAMENTO STATE OPTS OUT OF 2021 BIG SKY SPRING FOOTBALL SEASON
    October 15, 2020
    Sacramento State has elected to opt out of the proposed Big Sky Conference 2021 spring football season, it was announced today.
  • FOOTBALL FLASHBACK: GAME NOTES FOR OCT. 4-10
    October 09, 2020
    Sacramento State was scheduled to have a bye this weekend. With the season being postponed until the spring, Hornetsports.com will instead take a look back at previous games played between Oct. 4-10.
  • FOOTBALL FLASHBACK: GAME NOTES FOR SEPT. 27-OCT. 3
    October 02, 2020
    Sacramento State was scheduled to play Dixie State this weekend in the first meeting between the two schools. With the season being postponed until the spring, Hornetsports.com will instead take a look back at previous games played between Sept. 27-Oct. 3.
  • FOOTBALL FLASHBACK: GAME NOTES FOR SEPT. 20-26
    September 25, 2020
    Sacramento State was scheduled to play at Idaho State this weekend in its Big Sky Conference opener. With the season being postponed until the spring, Hornetsports.com will instead take a look back at previous games played between Sept. 20-26.
  • FORMER ALL-AMERICAN TODD DAVIS SIGNS WITH MINNESOTA VIKINGS
    September 24, 2020
    Former Sacramento State All-American linebacker Todd Davis will reportedly sign a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings, it was announced today. The Vikings host the Tennessee Titans this Sunday at 10 a.m. PT.
  • FOOTBALL FLASHBACK: GAME NOTES FOR SEPT. 13-19
    September 17, 2020
    Sacramento State was scheduled to host Southern Utah this weekend in its home opener. With the season being postponed until the spring, Hornetsports.com will instead take a look back at previous games played between Sept. 13-19.
  • FOOTBALL FLASHBACK: GAME NOTES FOR SEPT. 6-12
    September 10, 2020
    Sacramento State was scheduled to play at Washington on Saturday, Sept. 12. With the season being postponed until the spring, Hornetsports.com will instead take a look back at previous games played between Sept. 6-12.
  • FOOTBALL FLASHBACK: GAME NOTES FOR AUG. 31-SEPT. 5
    September 03, 2020
    Sacramento State was scheduled to begin its 2020 football season this Saturday, Sept. 5, at San Diego State. With the season being postponed until the spring and, Hornetsports.com will instead take a look back at previous games played between Aug. 31 and Sept. 5.
  • DOTSON, MARTIN NAMED TO STATS PERFORM PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM
    September 02, 2020
    Sacramento State’s Elijah Dotson and Marshel Martin were both selected to the STATS Perform FCS Preseason All-America team, it was announced today. Dotson was recognized as an all-purpose player on the second team while Martin was named to the third team at tight end. Both players were selected to the all-Big Sky Conference preseason team in July.
  • FOOTBALL PICKED 12TH IN STATS PERFORM PRESEASON TOP 25
    August 25, 2020
    The 2020 Sacramento State football season will be unlike any season in Hornet history as team is scheduled to begin play early in 2021. One constant from a year ago will be that Sacramento State will start the season ranked among the top 25 in the Football Championship Subdivision.
  • BIG SKY POSTPONES FOOTBALL CONFERENCE COMPETITION UNTIL SPRING
    August 07, 2020
    Due to continuing concerns related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Big Sky Conference is postponing its fall 2020 football season to spring 2021. The conference’s Presidents’ Council convened Thursday and voted to move forward in this manner.
  • SIX PLAYERS NAMED TO ALL-BIG SKY PRESEASON FOOTBALL TEAM
    July 24, 2020
    Six Sacramento State players were named to the Preseason All-Big Sky Conference football team, it was announced today as part of the Big Sky Virtual Kickoff. The six players are comprised of wide receiver Pierre Williams, tight end Marshel Martin, running backs Elijah Dotson and BJ Perkinson, defensive end Josiah Erickson and cornerback Daron Bland.
  • FOOTBALL PICKED TO FINISH FIFTH BY COACHES AND MEDIA IN BIG SKY PRESEASON POLLS
    July 23, 2020
    The Big Sky conference preseason football coaches and media polls were released on Thursday as part of the Big Sky Virtual Kickoff event. Sacramento State was picked to finish fifth out of 13 teams in both polls.
  • TAYLOR, DOTSON TO APPEAR ON BIG SKY VIRTUAL FOOTBALL KICKOFF ON JULY 23-24
    July 21, 2020
    The Big Sky Conference annual Football Kickoff has been moved up to Thursday, July 23 and Friday, July 24. All 13 league head coaches and one student-athlete from each football program will participate in the two-day event that will air on Pluto TV.
  • FOOTBALL OFFENSE ALL-DECADE TEAM: 2010-20
    June 30, 2020
    Throughout the summer, the Sacramento State Athletics department will take a look back and honor the student-athletes who have made the biggest impact on their sport over the last 10 years.
  • FOOTBALL DEFENSE ALL-DECADE TEAM: 2010-20
    June 25, 2020
    Throughout the summer, the Sacramento State Athletics department will take a look back and honor the student-athletes who have made the biggest impact on their sport over the last 10 years.
  • FOOTBALL PICKED 12TH IN ATHLON SPORTS PRESEASON TOP 25
    June 03, 2020
    The Sacramento State football team has landed in a second FCS preseason top 25 as the Hornets were selected 12th by Athlon Sports. The honor comes after Sacramento State as picked fourth in the HERO Sports Preseason Top 25.
  • TRIO NAMED TO HERO SPORTS FCS PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAMS
    May 28, 2020
    A day after the Sacramento State football team was ranked fourth in the HERO Sports FCS preseason top 25, three Hornet players earned preseason All-America accolades from the organization. Quarterback Kevin Thomson was voted to the first team, running back Elijah Dotson was named to the second team and wide receiver Pierre Williams earned third team honors.
  • FOOTBALL SELECTED FOURTH IN HERO SPORTS PRESEASON TOP 25
    May 27, 2020
    The Sacramento State football team was selected fourth in the HERO Sports Preseason FCS Top 25, it was announced today. The preseason ranking is the highest for the Hornets in the school’s Div. I era.