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Sacramento State routs NAIA St. Francis (Ill.) 55-7

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Elijah Dotson scored on a 73-yard touchdown run on Sacramento State's third play from scrimmage as the Hornets scored 31 first-half points and routed NAIA St. Francis (Illinois) 55-7 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.

Dotson added a 4-yard run in the second quarter and had 85 yards rushing on seven carries in the first half. Kevin Thomson threw a pair of first-half touchdown passes and finished 11-of-12 passing for 224 yards. Ja'Narrick James ran for two touchdowns and Darnay Smith ran for another score for the Hornets.

Aaron Ellis tossed a six-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Ruffin in the third quarter for St. Francis. Ellis was 19-of-32 passing for 165 yards. The Fighting Saints began their 33rd season, and it was their first game played in California.

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Scoring Summary
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Team Stats
1st Downs 0 0
Rushing 0 0
Passing 0 0
Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Conv 0-0 0-0
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 0 0
Total Plays 0 0
Avg Gain 0 0
Net Yards Rushing 0 0
Rush Attempts 0 0
Avg Rush Yards 0 0
Net Yards Passing 0 0
Comp. - Att. 0-0 0-0
Yards Per Pass 0 0
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 0-0 0-0
Touchdowns
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Passing TDs 0 0
Other
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Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 0-0 0-0
Return Yards
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Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking / /
Extra Points 0/0 0/0
Field Goals 0/0 0/0
Safeties 0 0
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0 RUSH YDS 0
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