UC Davis Aggies football

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UC Davis Aggies football
2013 UC Davis Aggies football team
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First season 1915
Athletic director Terrance J. “Terry” Tumey
Head coach Ron Gould
1st year, 0–0  (–)
Home stadium Aggie Stadium
Year built 2007
Stadium capacity 10,849
Stadium surface Sportexe
Location Davis, California
Conference Big Sky
Past conferences Northern California Athletic Conference (1925–1992), American West Conference (1993)
All-time record 486–370–35 (.565)
Postseason bowl record 0–5–0 (.000)
Conference titles 30
Colors

Aggie blue and gold

          
Website UCDavisAggies.com

The UC Davis Aggies football team represents the University of California, Davis in NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) intercollegiate competition. The UC Davis football program began competing in 1915, and has fielded a team each year since with the exception of 1918 during World War I and from 1943 to 1945 during World War II, when the campus, then known as the University Farm, was shut down.[1] UC Davis competed as a member of the NCAA College Division through 1972. From 1973 to 2006, the Aggies competed within the NCAA Division II. In 2007, UC Davis promoted its football program to the Division I FCS level, and joined the Great West Conference.[2] UC Davis has secured a total of 30 conference championships. Between 1929 and 1992, the Aggies captured 27 outright or shared Northern California Athletic Conference championships, including 19 in a row from 1971 to 1990. In 1993, UC Davis shared the American West Conference title, and in 2005 and 2009, the Aggies have won the Great West Conference.[3]

History[edit]

Bowl games and playoff history[edit]

Bowl Date Winning team Losing team Result
Pear Bowl November 24, 1949 Pacific (OR) 33 UC Davis 15 Lost
Pear Bowl November 24, 1951 Pacific (OR) 25 UC Davis 7 Lost
Boardwalk Bowl December 9, 1972 UMass 35 UC Davis 14 Lost
Knute Rockne Bowl (NCAA Division II Semifinal) December 3, 1977 Lehigh 39 UC Davis 30 Lost
Palm Bowl (NCAA Division II Championship) December 11, 1982 Southwest Texas State 34 UC Davis 9 Lost

Conference affiliation[edit]

Rivalries[edit]

The Sacramento State Hornets are the natural cross-town rival who battles UC Davis annually for the Causeway Carriage. This rivalry is known as the Causeway Classic. UC Davis leads the all time series 40 to 18 with no ties. Cal Poly Mustangs are another rival of the Aggies. UC Davis and Cal Poly play yearly in the Battle for the Golden Horseshoe, where the winner receives a trophy of a large golden horseshoe. Both Sacramento State and Cal Poly are also the Aggies' designated rivals for Big Sky Conference scheduling purposes, which means UC Davis plays both teams every year as part of its conference schedule.

Championships[edit]

Conference championships[edit]

UC Davis Aggies football program has won or shared a total of 30 conference championships since 1915, including 27 from the Northern California Athletic Conference where they won 20 straight conference champions from 1971-1990.[4]

Year Conference Overall Record Coach
1929 Northern California Athletic Conference 6-2-0 I.F. Toomey
1947♦ Northern California Athletic Conference 4-5-0 Vern Hickey
1949 Northern California Athletic Conference 5-4-0 Ted Forbes
1951 Northern California Athletic Conference 5-4 Ted Forbes
1956♦ Northern California Athletic Conference 7-2-0 Will Lotter
1963♦ Northern California Athletic Conference 6-2-1 Herb Schmalenberger
1971♦ Northern California Athletic Conference 9-1-0 Jim Sochor
1972 Northern California Athletic Conference 6-2-2 Jim Sochor
1973♦ Northern California Athletic Conference 7-3-0 Jim Sochor
1974 Northern California Athletic Conference 9-1-0 Jim Sochor
1975 Northern California Athletic Conference 7-3-0 Jim Sochor
1976 Northern California Athletic Conference 8-2-0 Jim Sochor
1977 Northern California Athletic Conference 11-1-0 Jim Sochor
1978 Northern California Athletic Conference 8-3-0 Jim Sochor
1979 Northern California Athletic Conference 6-3-1 Jim Sochor
1980 Northern California Athletic Conference 7-2-1 Jim Sochor
1981♦ Northern California Athletic Conference 6-4-0 Jim Sochor
1982 Northern California Athletic Conference 12-1-0 Jim Sochor
1983 Northern California Athletic Conference 11-1-0 Jim Sochor
1984 Northern California Athletic Conference 9-2-0 Jim Sochor
1985 Northern California Athletic Conference 9-2-0 Jim Sochor
1986 Northern California Athletic Conference 10-1-0 Jim Sochor
1987 Northern California Athletic Conference 7-3-0 Jim Sochor
1988 Northern California Athletic Conference 7-3-1 Jim Sochor
1989 Northern California Athletic Conference 8-3-0 Bob Foster[disambiguation needed]
1990 Northern California Athletic Conference 7-3-0 Bob Foster
1992 Northern California Athletic Conference 8-2-1 Bob Foster
1993♦ American West Conference 10-2-0 Bob Biggs
2005♦ Great West Football Conference 6-5 Bob Biggs
2009 Great West Football Conference 6-5 Bob Biggs
Total 30
Denotes a tie for first place and conference co-champion

Notable players[edit]

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