It’s homecoming week once again! That means a week full of events leading up to the annual homecoming football game. This year, the Wildcats will host the Cal Poly Mustangs for homecoming at 1 p.m. on Oct. 11. Here are the four reasons you should not miss this game.

Billy Green winds up for the throw in the first quarter of the Wildcats' home-opening loss to North Dakota State. Green passed for 240 yards on the night.  (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Billy Green winds up for the throw in the first quarter of the Wildcats’ home-opening loss to North Dakota State. Green passed for 240 yards on the night.
(Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)

The team is full of talented players.

Despite the Wildcats remaining winless through their first five games of the season, the team has arguably some of the best talent that they have had in years. On defense, the team is led by freshman linebacker Emmett Tela, who has recorded a team-high 53 total tackles this year including a Big Sky Conference-leading 35 solo tackles.

On offense, the Wildcats are led by sophomore quarterback Billy Green, who, just five games into his WSU career, is on pace to have the most passing yards in a single season since Cameron Higgins set the school record in 2008. Sophomore running back Zach Smith is currently third in the Big Sky Conference in rushing yards per game, and senior wide receiver Shaydon Kehano is on pace to cap off his career as the first Wildcat to have 100 or more receptions in a single season.

With all the talented players on the team, Weber State’s future is looking bright.

Senior wide receiver Shaydon Kehano caught nine passes for 88 yards in the Wildcats' home opening loss to North Dakota State. Kehano passed three former Wildcats to move to 17th all time with 1,455 career receiving yards.  (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Senior wide receiver Shaydon Kehano caught nine passes for 88 yards in the Wildcats’ home-opening loss to North Dakota State. Kehano passed three former Wildcats to move to 17th all time with 1,455 career receiving yards.
(Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)

The Wildcats typically do well in homecoming games

In recent years, Weber State has had some success in homecoming games. They have won four of their last six homecoming games, but lost last year to Sacramento State 31-3. This year’s matchup will be the first time in school history Weber State has hosted Cal Poly for homecoming.

The weather should be perfect for football

Looking at the weather forecast for the week leading up to homecoming, it looks like it should be perfect weather for an afternoon football game. According to The Weather Channel’s forecast, the temperature in the days leading up to the homecoming game will range between 73 and 76 degrees and sunny with no clouds.

Weber State has a winning record against Cal Poly at Stewart Stadium

In five games at Stewart Stadium, the Wildcats have a 3-2 all-time record against the Mustangs. The last time that Cal Poly came to Ogden was in 2012 when the Mustangs won 45-23. Weber State last beat Cal Poly in 2009, when the Wildcats blew out the Mustangs 49-14.

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