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Hornets To Buzz About Beavers

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The Sacramento St. Hornets of the FCS division Big Sky conference will buzz into Reser Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 3, to open the season against Oregon St. The game rounds out the Beavers' 2011 season.

Sacramento St. is coming off a 6-5 campaign, their first winning season in a decade. The Hornets opened the 2010 season with a visit to Stanford, and a 52-17 loss, before beating an Oregon team from up the road, Division II Western Oregon, 31-17.

The Beavers have hosted the Hornets once before, to start coach Mike Riley's second stint with Oregon St. in 2003. Steven Jackson ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns, and Derek Anderson threw for 273 yards, and two more touchdowns, including 6 tosses to Mike Hass, one for a score, in a 40-7 win.

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com