2011 San Jose SaberCats season

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2011 San Jose SaberCats season
Head coach Darren Arbet
Home field HP Pavilion at San Jose
Results
Record 7–11
Division place 4th NC West
Playoff finish Did not qualify

The 2011 San Jose SaberCats season was the 15th season for the franchise in the Arena Football League. The team was coached by Darren Arbet and played their home games at HP Pavilion at San Jose. This was the first season for the SaberCats since 2008, after the league went on hiatus in 2009 and the franchise was not active in 2010.

Standings[edit]

West Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
z-Arizona Rattlers 16 2 .889 1114 836 5–1 9–2 8–1 8–1
x-Spokane Shock 9 9 .500 1057 1027 3–3 6–5 7–2 2–7
Utah Blaze 9 9 .500 1082 1117 2–4 4–7 7–2 2–7
San Jose SaberCats 7 11 .389 1022 1080 2–4 4–7 6–3 1–8

z - Clinched division and conference's best record
x - Clinched playoff berth

Regular season schedule[edit]

The SaberCats began the season at home against the Spokane Shock on March 11. On July 23 they played their final regular season game on the road against the Tampa Bay Storm.[1]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
Score Record
1 Friday March 11 7:30 p.m. PST Spokane Shock W 76–48 1–0 HP Pavilion at San Jose [2]
2 Friday March 18 7:30 p.m. PDT Kansas City Command W 60–57 2–0 HP Pavilion at San Jose [3]
3 Friday March 25 5:30 p.m. PDT at Chicago Rush L 41–54 2–1 Allstate Arena [4]
4 Friday April 1 7:30 p.m. PDT Iowa Barnstormers L 69–76 2–2 HP Pavilion at San Jose [5]
5 Friday April 8 7:30 p.m. PDT Utah Blaze W 75–55 3–2 HP Pavilion at San Jose [6]
6 Saturday April 16 5:00 p.m. PDT at Tulsa Talons W 42–33 4–2 BOK Center [7]
7 Friday April 22 7:30 p.m. PDT Philadelphia Soul W 68–61 5–2 HP Pavilion at San Jose [8]
8 Bye
9 Saturday May 7 7:30 p.m. PDT Arizona Rattlers L 43–65 5–3 HP Pavilion at San Jose [9]
10 Saturday May 14 4:30 p.m. PDT at Pittsburgh Power L 48–54 5–4 Consol Energy Center [10]
11 Saturday May 21 2:00 p.m. PDT at Utah Blaze L 68–76 5–5 EnergySolutions Arena [11]
12 Saturday May 28 7:30 p.m. PDT Georgia Force L 49–55 5–6 HP Pavilion at San Jose [12]
13 Saturday June 4 5:30 p.m. PDT at Dallas Vigilantes L 57–70 5–7 American Airlines Center [13]
14 Bye
15 Saturday June 18 5:05 p.m. PDT at Arizona Rattlers L 57–64 5–8 US Airways Center [14]
16 Saturday June 25 4:00 p.m. PDT at Cleveland Gladiators L 21–82 5–9 Quicken Loans Arena [15]
17 Friday July 1 7:30 p.m. PDT Jacksonville Sharks W 83–70 6–9 HP Pavilion at San Jose [16]
18 Saturday July 9 7:30 p.m. EDT Orlando Predators W 60–40 7–9 HP Pavilion at San Jose [17]
19 Saturday July 16 7:00 p.m. PDT at Spokane Shock L 61–63 7–10 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena [18]
20 Saturday July 23 4:30 p.m. PDT at Tampa Bay Storm L 44–57 7–11 St. Pete Times Forum

Regular season[edit]

Week 1: vs. Spokane Shock[edit]

Week 1: Spokane Shock at San Jose SaberCats – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Shock 14 13 7 14 48
SaberCats 27 21 7 21 76

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: March 11
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. PST
  • Game attendance: 10,563
  • Referee: David Cutaia
  • Recap
Game information

Week 2: vs. Kansas City Command[edit]

Week 2: Kansas City Command at San Jose SaberCats – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Command 6 22 14 15 57
SaberCats 14 20 9 17 60

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: March 18
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. PDT
  • Game attendance: 9,563
  • Referee: Shawn Hochuli
  • Recap
Game information

Week 3: at Chicago Rush[edit]

Week 3: San Jose SaberCats at Chicago Rush – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
SaberCats 8 13 7 13 41
Rush 6 14 20 14 54

at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

  • Date: March 25
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 7,466
  • Referee: Tony Cannella
  • Recap
Game information

Week 4: vs. Iowa Barnstormers[edit]

Week 4: Iowa Barnstormers at San Jose SaberCats – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Barnstormers 13 21 14 28 76
SaberCats 14 20 14 21 69

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: April 1
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. PDT
  • Game attendance: 9,163
  • Referee: David Cutaia
  • Recap
Game information

Week 5: vs. Utah Blaze[edit]

Week 5: Utah Blaze at San Jose SaberCats – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Blaze 14 14 6 21 55
SaberCats 14 26 7 28 75

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: April 8
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. PDT
  • Game attendance: 8,763
  • Referee: Shawn Hochuli
  • Recap
Game information

Week 6: at Tulsa Talons[edit]

Week 6: San Jose SaberCats at Tulsa Talons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
SaberCats 7 7 21 7 42
Talons 14 10 3 6 33

at BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • Date: April 16
  • Game time: 5:00 p.m. PDT
  • Game attendance: 4,747
  • Referee: Steve Strimling
  • Recap
Game information

Week 7: vs. Philadelphia Soul[edit]

Week 7: Philadelphia Soul at San Jose SaberCats – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Soul 7 13 7 34 61
SaberCats 14 17 14 23 68

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: April 22
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. PDT
  • Game attendance: 8,663
  • Referee: David Cutaia
  • Recap
Game information

Week 8: BYE[edit]

Week 9: vs. Arizona Rattlers[edit]

Week 9: Arizona Rattlers at San Jose SaberCats – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rattlers 14 14 3 34 65
SaberCats 13 7 7 16 43

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: May 7
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. PDT
  • Game attendance: 9,499
  • Referee: Steve Strimling
  • Recap
Game information

Week 10: at Pittsburgh Power[edit]

Week 10: San Jose SaberCats at Pittsburgh Power – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
SaberCats 21 13 14 0 48
Power 14 19 7 14 54

at Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: May 14
  • Game time: 4:30 p.m. PDT
  • Game attendance: 7,333
  • Referee: Tom McCabe
  • Recap
Game information

Week 11: at Utah Blaze[edit]

Week 11: San Jose SaberCats at Utah Blaze – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
SaberCats 14 21 20 13 68
Blaze 21 14 14 27 76

at EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Date: May 21
  • Game time: 2:00 p.m. PDT
  • Game attendance: 8,815
  • Referee: Shawn Anderson
  • Recap
Game information

Week 12: vs. Georgia Force[edit]

Week 12: Georgia Force at San Jose SaberCats – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Force 10 21 10 14 55
SaberCats 7 21 15 6 49

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: May 28
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. PDT
  • Game attendance: 10,231
  • Referee: Shawn Hochuli
  • Recap
Game information

Week 13: at Dallas Vigilantes[edit]

Week 13: San Jose SaberCats at Dallas Vigilantes – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
SaberCats 14 21 9 13 57
Vigilantes 28 21 14 7 70

at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Date: June 4
  • Game time: 5:30 p.m. PDT
  • Game attendance: 8,463
  • Referee: Chris Snead
  • Recap
Game information

Week 14: BYE[edit]

Week 15: at Arizona Rattlers[edit]

Week 15: San Jose SaberCats at Arizona Rattlers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
SaberCats 7 28 14 8 57
Rattlers 14 21 7 22 64

at US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Date: June 18
  • Game time: 5:05 p.m. PDT
  • Game attendance: 9,397
  • Referee: Shane Anderson
  • Recap
Game information

Week 16: at Cleveland Gladiators[edit]

Week 16: San Jose SaberCats at Cleveland Gladiators – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
SaberCats 0 7 7 7 21
Gladiators 12 29 20 21 82

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: June 25
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. PDT
  • Game attendance: 5,617
  • Referee: Tony Cannella
  • Recap
Game information

Week 17: vs. Jacksonville Sharks[edit]

Week 17: Jacksonville Sharks at San Jose SaberCats – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Sharks 14 28 7 21 70
SaberCats 14 14 28 27 83

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: July 1
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. PDT
  • Game attendance: 8,216
  • Referee: Dave Cutaia
  • Recap
Game information

Week 18: vs. Orlando Predators[edit]

Week 18: Orlando Predators at San Jose SaberCats – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Predators 13 13 7 7 40
SaberCats 13 20 6 21 60

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: July 9
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. PDT
  • Game attendance: 10,302
  • Referee: Dave Cutaia
  • Recap
Game information

Week 19: at Spokane Shock[edit]

Week 19: San Jose SaberCats at Spokane Shock – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
SaberCats 21 14 6 20 61
Shock 6 21 7 29 63

at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Washington

  • Date: July 16
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. PDT
  • Game attendance: 9,680
  • Referee: Shane Anderson
  • Recap
Game information

Week 20: at Tampa Bay Storm[edit]

1 2 Total
SaberCats 0
Storm 0

at St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: July 23
  • Game time: 4:30 p.m. PDT

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marissa Merritt (October 27, 2010). "Historic AFL 18-Game Schedule Kicks Off on March 11, 2011" (PDF). Arena Football League. Retrieved January 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ "SaberCats Return to the AFL with 76–48 Victory Over Shock". San Jose SaberCats. March 12, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "SaberCats Pull Out Clutch 60–57 Victory Over Command". San Jose SaberCats. March 19, 2011. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ "San Jose Suffers 54–41 Loss to Chicago". San Jose SaberCats. March 25, 2011. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  5. ^ "SaberCats Lose Shootout 76–69 to Barnstormers". San Jose SaberCats. April 2, 2011. Retrieved April 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ "'Cats Win Second Divisional Matchup, 75–55 Over Blaze". San Jose SaberCats. April 9, 2011. Retrieved April 15, 2011. 
  7. ^ "SaberCats Earn First Road Win, 42–33 Over The Talons". San Jose SaberCats. April 16, 2011. Retrieved April 20, 2011. 
  8. ^ "SaberCats Defeat Soul 68–61; Move to 5–2". San Jose SaberCats. April 22, 2011. Retrieved April 24, 2011. 
  9. ^ "San Jose Loses Hard Fought Battle to Arizona, 65–43". San Jose SaberCats. May 7, 2011. Retrieved May 17, 2011. 
  10. ^ "San Jose Loses Heartbreaker, 54–48 To Pittsburgh". San Jose SaberCats. May 14, 2011. Retrieved May 17, 2011. 
  11. ^ "SaberCats Lose High-Scoring Affair to Blaze, 76–68". San Jose SaberCats. May 21, 2011. Retrieved May 27, 2011. 
  12. ^ "San Jose Suffers Another Tough Loss To Georgia, 55–49". San Jose SaberCats. May 28, 2011. Retrieved May 31, 2011. 
  13. ^ "SaberCats Lose To Vigilantes, 70–57". San Jose SaberCats. June 4, 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  14. ^ "SaberCats Lose to Rattlers in Final Seconds, 64–57". San Jose SaberCats. June 18, 2011. Retrieved June 21, 2011. 
  15. ^ "SaberCats Lose to Gladiators, 82–21". San Jose SaberCats. June 25, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  16. ^ "'Cats Stay in Playoff Hunt After Defeating Sharks 83–70". San Jose SaberCats. July 1, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  17. ^ "SaberCats Win Second Consecutive Game, Defeat ORL 60–40". San Jose SaberCats. July 9, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011. 
  18. ^ "SaberCats Lose to Shock on Last Second Hail Mary, 63–61". San Jose SaberCats. July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 19, 2011.