Weber State Football Visits Sacramento State Saturday In Top 10 Showdown

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSACRAMENTO, Calif.-Saturday, No. 3 Weber State (6-2, 4-0 in Big Sky Conference play) visits No. 6 Sacramento State (6-2, 4-0 in Big Sky) for the inside track to the Big Sky title and FCS playoff positioning.The Wildcats score 30 points per game, tying them for 46th nationally with Southern U. and Mercer. Junior quarterback Jake Constantine completing 63.3 percent of his passes (100-158) for 867 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions.Sophomore signal-caller Kaden Jenks completes 54.4 percent of his passes ( 43-79) for 458 yards, four touchdowns and an interception.Sophomore tailback Josh Davis (107 car, 690 yards, 8 TD’s) ranks 14th nationally with 6.4 yards per carry.Junior tailback Kevin Smith Jr. (90 car, 406 yards, 2 TD’s) and redshirt freshman back Kris Jackson (58 car, 294 yards, 8 TD’s) have also been solid in the backfield for the Wildcats.Sophomore receiver Devon Cooley (35 rec, 431 yards, 2 TD’s) junior receiver David Ames (29 rec, 237 yards, TD) and junior receiver Rashid Shaheed (17 rec, 209 yards, 3 TD’s) all lead the Wildcats in the receiving department.Junior kicker Trey Tuttle makes 15 of his 17 field goal attempts and 25 of his 26 PAT’s on the season for the Wildcats.The Wildcats rank 17th nationally in scoring defense (20.4 points per game) and are third nationally in turnover margin (+12), trailing only Princeton and Mississippi Valley State.Senior defensive end Jonah Williams (5 sacks) leads the Wildcats in that category. Redshirt freshman cornerback Eddie Heckard and sophomore safety Brody Burke have two interceptions apiece to pace Weber State.Heckard also has two forced fumbles as does junior safety Preston Smith. The Wildcats are led in forced fumbles by redshirt sophomore defensive end George Tarlas.Sacramento State comes in as one of the better teams in the country statistically.The Hornets rank fourth nationally in scoring offense (40.4 points per game).Junior signal-caller Kevin Thomson completes 65.7 percent of his passes on the season (190-288, 13th nationally) for 2,275 yards (13th nationally), 23 touchdowns (tied for 5th nationally with UC Davis’ Jake Maier and Dayton’s Jack Cook) and 6 interceptions. Thomson has also run for 7 touchdowns on the season.The Hornets’ leading tailback is junior Elijah Dotson (92 car, 442 yards, 5 TD’s) and fellow junior back BJ Perkinson (53 car, 246 yards, 4 TD’s) has also contributed effectively. Dotson has also been an effective receiver with 53 grabs for 612 yards and four scores.Sophomore receiver Pierre Williams (38 rec, 656 yards, 5 TD’s) is Sacramento State’s overall statistically-leading receiver, netting a team-best 82 yards per game and tied with Dotson for five scoring grabs to lead the team.Senior kicker Devon Medeiros has made three of his six field goal attempts on the season and 31 of his 33 PAT’s.Defensively, the Hornets are just as good as they are offensively, surrendering only 19.5 points per game. This ranks them 14th nationally.Senior defensive lineman George Obinna is tied for fourth  nationally with 9.5 sacks on the season, with Montana State’s Bryce Sterk.They rank third in team sacks (32), as the Hornets trail only Sam Houston State (34 sacks) and Illinois State (33 sacks).Senior defensive lineman Darlyn Choates leads Sacramento State with three forced fumbles.In interceptions, sophomore linebacker Miguel Garcia and junior defensive back Daron Bland have two apiece to pace a highly effective Hornets defense.This is the 24th all-time meeting between these schools on the gridiron. The Wildcats lead the Hornets 15-8 all-time with the Hornets leading the series 7-4 all-time at Sacramento, Calif. October 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Football Visits Sacramento State Saturday In Top 10 Showdown Tags: Sacramento State Football/Weber State Football Written bylast_img read more