Causeway Classic

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Causeway Classic
Ucdavis aggies.png Sacramento State Hornets Logo.svg
UC Davis Sacramento State

Sport(s) Football
Total meetings 62
Series record UC Davis leads 43-19-0
First meeting October 9, 1954
UC Davis 14, Sacramento State 0
Last meeting November 22, 2014
Sacramento State 41, UC Davis 30
Next meeting November 21, 2015
Largest win UC Davis, 45 (1982)
Longest win streak UC Davis: 18 (1970-1987)
Sacramento State: 5 (1988-1991)
Current win streak Sacramento State, 1 (2014)
Trophy Causeway Carriage/Causeway Classic Trophy

The Causeway Classic is the annual college football game between the Sacramento State Hornets and the UC Davis Aggies in the United States. In the past, the Causeway Carriage was transported to the winner of the game at the loser's expense. Today, the teams exchange a Causeway Classic Trophy made from cement taken from the Yolo Causeway.

History of the Game[edit]

The two teams first played each other in 1954 and have played every year since, including twice in 1988 when they met in the NCAA Division II playoffs.[1] Games hosted by UC Davis are held at Aggie Stadium. Games hosted by Sacramento State are held at Hornet Stadium.

The name "Causeway Classic" was introduced in the early 1980s and is credited to former Sacramento State sports information director Mike Duncan.[1] It refers to the Yolo Causeway, a causeway over the Yolo Bypass on Interstate 80, which connects Davis and Sacramento, California.

Trophy[edit]

Since 1961, the winning team has received the Causeway Carriage, an authentic 19th century carriage, as the trophy. Today, the Carriage is no longer exchanged between the two teams; instead, a trophy made from cement from the Yolo Causeway is awarded to the winner.

Football[edit]

UC Davis leads the series since the introduction of the Causeway Carriage with 38 wins to Sacramento State's 14. UC Davis also leads all-time, 43 to 18. One of Sacramento State's victories was a playoff game between the two schools in 1988.[2]

Game results[edit]

Pre-trophy/Non-trophy games[edit]

Trophy games[edit]

Other sports[edit]

The two schools also have "Causeway Classic" competitions in baseball, volleyball, and track. There is now an all-sports trophy called "The Causeway Cup". Initiated with UCD's move to Division I, the two schools created a trophy for all sports. Each of the schools' 17 common teams compete for a pre-determined share of either five or 10 points.[3] The school that collects the most points wins the Cup for that season. In the inaugural cup in 2004-05, UCD claimed the trophy, however, Sacramento State won it in 2005-06 with a total score of 66.25-38.75 and again in 2006-2007 with a total score of 52.66-52.34. In 2007-2008, UCD reclaimed the trophy with a total score of 67.5-37.5.[4]

Causeway Classic results[edit]

# Date Winner Score
1 2004-05 UC Davis -
2 2005-06 Sacramento State 66.25 - 38.75 [5]
3 2006-07 Sacramento State 52.66 - 52.34 [6]
4 2007-08 UC Davis 67.5 - 37.5 [7]
5 2008-09 Sacramento State 66.67 - 43.33 [8]
6 2009-10 UC Davis 55.83 - 44.17 [9]
7 2010-11 UC Davis 56.25 - 43.75 [10]
8 2011-12 Sacramento State 52.50 - 47.50 [11]
9 2012-13 UC Davis 60.42 - 39.58[3]
10 2013-14 UC Davis 68.75 - 31.25[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Journal: 50 Years - Hooray for Causeway
  2. ^ "California-Davis vs Cal St.-Sacramento". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  3. ^ a b www.ucdavisaggies.com http://www.ucdavisaggies.com/ot/causeway-classic-1213.html. Retrieved 30 May 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Hornet Sports.
  5. ^ www.hornetsports.com http://www.hornetsports.com/fan_info/causewaycup/2005-06. Retrieved 30 May 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ www.hornetsports.com http://www.hornetsports.com/fan_info/causewaycup/2006-07. Retrieved 30 May 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ www.ucdavisaggies.com http://www.ucdavisaggies.com/ot/causeway-classic-0708.html. Retrieved 30 May 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ www.hornetsports.com http://www.hornetsports.com/fan_info/causewaycup/2008-09. Retrieved 30 May 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ www.ucdavisaggies.com http://www.ucdavisaggies.com/ot/causeway-classic-0910.html. Retrieved 30 May 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ www.ucdavisaggies.com http://www.ucdavisaggies.com/ot/causeway-classic-1011.html. Retrieved 30 May 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ www.hornetsports.com http://www.hornetsports.com/fan_info/causewaycup/2011-12. Retrieved 30 May 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ www.ucdavisaggies.com http://www.ucdavisaggies.com/ot/causeway-classic-1314.html. Retrieved 5 Aug 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)