The Colorado state soccer team is hoping longstanding history will repeat itself this week, ending a more recent trend.
CSU will wear their orange Ag-Day uniforms to take on Sacramento State on Saturday, September 24th. The team is 8-3 all-time on Ag-Day but has lost the last three editions.
That gives the Rams two three-game streaks to try and finish this weekend. The three-game slide on Ag Day reflects the 3-0 start to the season. Worse for CSU is a nine-game losing streak dating back to last season, which is the longest in the nation and places the Rams on “Bottom 10” lists statewide.
Is this the week when the CSU gets back on track?
The 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time kick-off will be broadcast on Evoca TV and streamed on the Mountain West Network. Here’s what you need to know about the game and how to watch and listen online.
When where: 2 p.m. MT Saturday, September 10, at Canvas Stadium on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins. The Coloradoan will have postgame analysis online at Coloradoan.com and in Monday’s print edition after the game ends.
How to watch Evoca TV:
- Denver metro area on Local3 (including Fort Collins)
- Colorado Springs on MeTV (Channel 11.2)
- Evoca is a new TV service, structured like cable TV, but delivered through TV channels.
- Subscriptions are $25/month plus recipient. Receivers can be rented for $5 per month or purchased for $20. There is no monthly contract for the service itself.
To view the Mountain West Network:
- Stream online for free at TheMW.com/watch
- The Mountain West app is available on most smart devices and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play and others.
The television broadcast team consists of Brian Roth (play-by-play) and Mark Driscoll (analyst).
To listen to the radio:
- The CSU broadcast is available on KUAD 99.1 FM, ESPN 1600 AM (Denver), SiriusXM channel 971/381 and the TuneIn app.
- The CSU radio team consists of Kevin McGlue (play-by-play), Ricky Brewer (analyst) and Marty Cesario (reporter).
Betting line: No line is available via Tipico Sportsbook. Las Vegas Insider lists Sacramento State as a 3.5-point favorite.
The weather on Saturday in Fort Collins: Saturday’s high is forecast at 80 degrees with sunny skies, light winds and no chance of rain. A sunset of 18:53 should come after the end of the game.
Before you go:What you should know about Canvas Stadium for fans going to the CSU soccer game on Saturday
Participation/Tickets: The Canvas Stadium has a seating capacity of 36,500. Single-game and multi-game pass tickets can be purchased at CSURams.com/tickets, by phone at 970-491-7267, or at the stadium box office, which opens four hours before kick-off.
Trainer: Sacramento State is coached by Troy Taylor, who is in his third season as Sacramento State coach. His career record is 20-7 (all with the Hornets). CSU is coached by Jay Norvell, who is leading the Rams in his freshman year. He’s 33-29 in five seasons as head coach and 0-3 with CSU.
Roster Changes:Four Rams left midseason. Here’s why it’s happening now.
Team Records: Sacramento State is 2-0, CSU is 0-3.
Rankings: Sacramento State is #6 in the latest FCS Coaches Poll.
Last week: Sacramento State won 37-21 in Northern Iowa. The CSU lost in the US state of Washington with 38:7.
Series: CSU and Sacramento State have played once, a 23-20 win for the Rams in 2008 in Fort Collins. It was Steve Fairchild’s first victory as a CSU coach, and Norvell wants to repeat that success.
CSU’s Oldest Fan:John Matsushima, 101, has not missed a home game in 62 years
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