A 30-yard field goal by junior Edgar Castaneda as time expired sealed the victory for Sac State.
The game-winning drive started on Sac State’s 15-yard line. Only 2:26 remained in the game, with the Hornets trailing 28-27 when the Hornets managed to drive downfield and get into field goal range.
After the game, Hornets head coach Marshall Sperbeck announced that Castaneda had earned a scholarship due to his performance in the game. Castaneda was a walk-on at the beginning of the year.
With the win, the Hornets improve to 1-1. Colorado is now sitting at 0-2. In 2011, the Hornets started off the year with an upset of another Pac-12 school Oregon State. Sac State eventually finished the year with a 4-7 record.
Sac State will be coming home next week to play Northern Colorado.