Found September 08, 2012 on
Edgar Castaneda's 30-yard field goal as time expired gave Sacramento State a stunning 30-28 win over Colorado on Saturday.
It's the second straight season the Big Sky Conference's Hornets (1-1) have won at a Pac-12 stadium. They upset Oregon State 29-28 in overtime in last year's opener.
This stunner dropped the Buffaloes (0-2) to 1-2 against FCS-level opponents. They also lost to Montana State at home in 2006 and edged Eastern Washington by a touchdown two years later.
The Hornets got the ball at their own 15 with 2:26 left and marched downfield for the game-winner by Castaneda, after which wide receiver Austin Dotson did a series of backflips as his teammates swarmed the field in celebration.
The Hornets were coming off a 30-point loss at New Mexico State last week.
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Sacramento State stunned Colorado on Saturday with a 30-28 upset, and they could not have done it without kicker Edgar Castaneda. The transfer from City College of San Francisco connected on all three of his field goal attempts, including a game-winning 30-yarder as time expired in the fourth quarter. He also got the Hornets to within striking distance with a 30-yarder earlier in...
Sacramento State kicker Edgar Castaneda hit three field goals, including the game-winner, in his team's upset over Colorado. He was given a big reward after the game.
Edgar Castaneda was probably planning to find a job to work his way through college. It turns out his placekicking hobby may just do the trick. Castaneda, a walk-on for Sacramento State, drilled a 30-yard field goal on Saturday as time expired to send the Hornets past Colorado 30-28 -- a FCS-level school beating a Division I Pac-12 team. The win gave Sacramento State $460,000 thanks...