EWU Falls Short Against Undefeated Sacramento State


Emily Powers

EWU went cold after halftime as the Hornets maintained scoring drives.

By Luke Pickett, Reporter

The Eags suited up in black for a showdown on the red turf last weekend against Sacramento State.  

Sacramento State beat EWU 52-28 in Cheney on Saturday Oct. 15.  

The unbeaten Hornets move on to 6-0 as the Eagles fall to 1-5 on the season.  Sacramento State punched their ticket to the number two spot in the FCS national rankings.  The Eagles are off to their worst start since 2011. 

Despite the loss, Gunner Talkington (26-45) had a career-high 370 passing yards and three touchdown passes.  Efton Chism III had his best game of the season as well, catching two touchdown passes among his nine catches for 129 yards.  

After going down 21-0 after one quarter of play, the Eagles picked up steam as Talkington led multiple scoring drives in the second quarter to even the game at 21.  

EWU went cold after halftime as the Hornets maintained scoring drives.

The Hornets continued to dominate the run game through the second half.  Cameron Skattebo had 201 yards rushing. Fellow back, Asher O’Hara had three rushing touchdowns on 94 yards running.  

The Eagles are on the road this week as they will attempt to snap the five-game losing streak. EWU plays Cal Poly (1-5) on Saturday Oct 22.

Kickoff is at 5 p.m. from Alex G. Spanos Stadium in San Luis Obispo.