Sacramento State releases 2020 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Sacramento State Hornets have released their 2020 football schedule, which includes five games at home.

Sacramento State will open the 2020 season with back-to-back road non-conference contests at the San Diego State Aztecs on Sept. 5 and at the Washington Huskies on Sept. 12. The third and final non-conference opponent for Sacramento State is an Oct. 3 home contest at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, Calif., against the Dixie State Thunderbirds.

Back in May 2019, the Big Sky Conference released their full league schedule through the 2023 season. According to Sacramento State’s official website, one game has been moved. The Hornets will now host the Southern Utah Thunderbirds on Sept. 19 instead of Oct. 10.

Other home Big Sky opponents for Sacramento State include Northern Arizona (Oct. 24), Cal Poly (Nov. 7), and Portland State (Nov. 14). The Hornets will travel to face Idaho State (Sept. 26), Montana (Oct. 17), Northern Colorado (Oct. 31), and UC Davis (Nov. 21).

Below is a look at Sacramento’s complete schedule for the 2020 season:

  • 09/05 – at San Diego State
  • 09/12 – at Washington
  • 09/19 – Southern Utah
  • 09/26 – at Idaho State
  • 10/03 – Dixie State
  • 10/10 – OFF
  • 10/17 – at Montana
  • 10/24 – Northern Arizona
  • 10/31 – at Northern Colorado
  • 11/07 – Cal Poly
  • 11/14 – Portland State
  • 11/21 – at UC Davis

Sacramento State won their first Big Sky Conference championship in 2019 and also made their first appearance in the FCS Playoffs. The Hornets received a No. 4 seed, but fell to the Austin Peay Governors in the second round at home, 42-28, and finished the season 9-4 overall and 7-1 in Big Sky Conference action.

Future Sacramento State Football Schedules

Comments (2)

Those first two games……holy crow,does any FCS team get a two-step like this in 2020?
Would be nice if the fans started showing up for the Hornets,I don’t think last year was a fluke.