Weber State Wildcats will square off this evening versus Big Sky Conference opponent Sacramento State Hornets (1-3) for each team's first 2013 Big Sky Conference gridiron battle. Notably, the "Wildcats hope to end a three-game losing streak that coincides with three difficult road games," and "[t}he angry Hornets are looking to create some buzz for themselves after losing a heartbreaker in overtime last week to Southern Utah."
Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Stewart Stadium. Hopefully, rabid WSU fans will show up in force, on a day which is shaping up for perfect football weather. Adding further excitement to tonight's gridiron tilt: It's WSU Homecoming Week, folks!
The Standard-Examiner has a couple pre-game stories, of course, just to set the mood:
Vegas odds provide any real "guidance," it looks like this actually may prove to be a pretty competitive football contest, one worth watching, although for the fourth week running, our Wildcats remain "underdogs" (slightly, at least):
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Big Sky TV is back in action tonight with this live video feed, featuring Carl Arkey:
See ya's at Stewart Stadium.
Update 9/29/13 7:18 p.m.: Hornets lead 14-0 at the half, thanks to a multitude of dumb WSU penalties and turnovers. "It coulda beeen worse," Carl Arkey remarks, when Sac State muffs an easy 39-yard field goal as the halftime clock runs out.
Update 9/29/13 8:45 p.m.: Final score, Sac State 31, WSU 3. Sacramento State comes out on top @ Stewart Stadium for the first time EVER. Looks like it'll be a l-o-o-o-n-g conference season, Wildcats fans.
Update 9/30/13 7:00 a.m.: The Standard's Roy Burton provides two scathing post-game stories, brimming with frustration:
opines one disgruntled Wildcats fan.
Update 9/30/13 6:15 a.m.: More naval gazing from the Standard's Roy Burton: