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Sperbeck: Hornets must post winning record in Big Sky
09-16-2010 11:07 PM
A telltale barometer of a college football program is how it fares in its conference.
Does it contend annually, gravitate toward the middle of the pack or struggle to escape the lower tier?
Sacramento State has spent its 14 seasons in the Big Sky Conference in the latter two categories, compiling a 34-73 (.318) record in league games since joining the Football Championship Subdivision conference in 1996.
The Hornets have posted a winning conference record just once, going 5-3 under former coach John Volek in 2000. Sac State finished 4-4 twice, in Steve Mooshagian’s final season in 2006 and in current coach Marshall Sperbeck’s third year last season.
After going 3-5, 3-5 and 4-4 in his first three Big Sky seasons, Sperbeck said it’s important for the program to find a way to finish with a winning league record.
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