Sacramento State Call.
Records: Nail (0-2, 0-0 PAC-12) Sacramento State (1-1, 0-0 Big Sky)
Kick off: Saturday 1 p.m. Memorial Stadium, Berkeley.
Television: PAC 12 Bay Area.
Radio: KGO (810 AM)
Series history: The nail is ahead 2-0. The Bears won 41-3 in 2005 and 55-14 in 2014, both times at Berkeley.
Call stories: The Bears appear to be claiming their first victory after an eight-point loss to Nevada and TCU. In his 34-32 loss at TCU, Chase Garbers completes four passes of at least 40 yards; Garbers finished second in both offenses at PAC 12 with 262.0 yards per game and a passing yard (243.0). Are on Senior RB Christopher Brooks, who scored more than 900 yards in 2019, left the Nevada game with an undisclosed injury and took the ball just twice for 1 yard last week.
Sacramento State Stories: Former quarterback Troy Taylor returns to Memorial Stadium for the first time as head coach. When the Bears’ all-time passing leader left after the 1989 season, Taylor is in his second season as Hornets coach. His first film of 2019 recorded a 9-4 record, a Big Sky Conference title and a place in the FCS playoffs. The two combined for six turnovers against North Iowa last week; the Hornets’ best player could be senior running back Elijah Dotson, twice, the first All-Big Sky selection to reach 3,500 yards in his career. Race and receive more. .
Key Stats: Kyle is ranked 10th nationally, having drawn just one turnover through two games … The Bears have gone from 0-2 to reach the bowling game once again in the history of the program – in 1958, when Joe Cape quarterbacked the Bears in his most recent day. Bowl on January 1, 1959; Sacramento State 2-7 all-time vs. current PAC 12 opponents, with a win over Oregon State in overtime in 2011 and against Colorado in 2012.
– JEFF FARAUDO