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Low-major programs faced with slim margin for error

Sacramento State’s best hope of reaching its first NCAA Tournament came in 2015-16. The Hornets were coming off a 21-win season, had a strong returning nucleus and momentum on their side. Sac State opened the season by winning at Arizona State and beat Seattle University, on the road two days later. The Hornets went through a tough nonconference schedule 7-4 and had their sights on a Big Sky Conference title. One misplaced knee changed their season.

Gage Gubrud accounts for 6 TDs as Eastern Washington tops Sacramento State, 52-31

Gage Gubrud threw two touchdown passes and had a third receiving, all in the first quarter, and Eastern Washington went on to defeat Sacramento State 52-31. Gubrud finished with 447 yards, a week after throwing for a school record 549, on 35-of-50 passing and five touchdowns, each to different receivers.

Sacramento State rallies to beat Idaho 68-65

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Justin Strings scored 23 points, grabbed nine rebounds and made three assists to help Sacramento State rally to beat Idaho 68-65 on Saturday night to sweep the season series against the Vandals. Cody Demps scored 18 points, Dreon Bartlett scored 12 off the bench and the Hornets (11-14, 4-10 Big Sky) shot 56.8 percent in the second half in ending a four-game skid.

EWU holds on to top Sacramento State, 93-88

National Player of the Week Austin McBroom scored 22 points and Eastern Washington held off a furious late rally to extend its Big Sky-best seven-game win streak with a 93-88 win over Sacramento State Thursday night.

Venky Jois powers EWU to 74-67 victory over Sac State

As coach Jim Hayford was quick to point out, this was the kind of game Eastern Washington might have lost a month ago. Two days after setting a school record with 20 3-point shots, the Eagles did the opposite on Saturday afternoon, yet came away with a 74-67 Big Sky Conference win over Sacramento State at Reese Court.

EWU football: Eagles recover to sting Hornets

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Big Sky Conference football race will be a grind, Eastern coach Beau Baldwin predicted last week, a few days before his Eagles were almost ground up by Sacramento State. Instead, the Eagles recovered to beat the Hornets 28-20 on Saturday night by making the same plays that earned them the last three conference titles: the big plays, the game-changers that have separated the Eagles from the pack for all of those years.