August 30, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Northern Colorado Bears quarterback Seth Lobato (9) drops back to pass during the second half while Northern Colorado Bears offensive linesman Chris Anderson (71) blocks against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Utah defeated Northern Colorado 41-0. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE
The Northern Colorado Bears will look for win No. 2 for second-year head coach Earnest Collins Jr. when the team travels to face the Sacramento State Hornets.
The Northern Colorado Bears (1-1) travel to California to take on the Sacramento State Hornets (1-1) on Saturday afternoon. The Bears picked up their first win last week when they defeated the Div. II Colorado Mesa Mavericks, 40-3. That snapped a 12-game losing streak that extended through the entire 0-11 2011 campaign.
This game against the Hornets will be the Bears' first FCS opponent of the season, as Northern Colorado's other game was 41-0 loss to the Utah Utes. The Hornets enter this game with a last-second victory over the FBS Colorado Buffaloes. Kicker Edgar Castaneda kicked the game-winning field goal as time expired for the 30-28 victory.
This will be a non-conference game between the two teams even though Sacramento State is now also a member of the Big Sky. The conference expanded to 13 teams on July 1, which allowed this to happen.
Game time/date: 3:05 p.m. MT, Saturday, Sept. 15
Location: Hornet Stadium, Sacramento, Calif.
Radio: KFKA 1310 (Greeley)
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