2017 UC Davis Aggies football team

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2017 UC Davis Aggies football
UC Davis Aggies wordmark.svg
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
2017 record5–6 (3–5 Big Sky)
Head coachDan Hawkins (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorTim Plough (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorRobert Tucker (1st season)
Home stadiumAggie Stadium
(Capacity: 10,743)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 14 Southern Utah +^   7 1         9 3  
No. 5 Weber State +^   7 1         11 3  
Northern Arizona ^   6 2         7 5  
No. 21 Eastern Washington   6 2         7 4  
Sacramento State   6 2         7 4  
Montana   5 3         7 4  
Montana State   5 3         5 6  
UC Davis   3 5         5 6  
Idaho State   2 6         4 7  
Northern Colorado   2 6         3 7  
North Dakota   2 6         3 8  
Cal Poly   1 7         1 10  
Portland State   0 8         0 11  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2017 UC Davis Aggies football team represented the University of California, Davis during the 2017 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Aggies were led by first–year head coach Dan Hawkins and played their home games at Aggie Stadium as members of the Big Sky Conference.[1] They finished the season 5–6, 3–5 in Big Sky play to finish in eighth place.

Previous season[edit]

The Aggies finished the 2016 season 3–8, 2–6 in Big Sky play to finish in a four-way tie for ninth place.

On November 21, 2016, head coach Ron Gould was fired.[2][3] He finished at UC Davis with a four-year record of 12–33. On November 30, the school hired Dan Hawkins as head coach.[4][5][6]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 5:30 p.m. at San Diego State* Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego Stadium L 17–38   46,132
September 9 6:00 p.m. San Diego* Aggie StadiumDavis, California Pluto TV W 35–7   6,588
September 16 2:00 p.m. at Portland State* Providence ParkPortland, Oregon ELVN W 37–14   4,442
September 23 4:00 p.m. at No. 23 Weber State Stewart StadiumOgden, Utah Pluto TV L 3–41   9,450
September 30 6:00 p.m. North Dakota Aggie Stadium • Davis, California ELVN W 48–24   9,508
October 7 6:00 p.m. No. 10 Eastern Washington Aggie Stadium • Davis, California Pluto TV L 38–41   8,158
October 21 4:00 p.m. at Northern Arizona Walkup SkydomeFlagstaff, Arizona Pluto TV L 31–45   5,093
October 28 4:00 p.m. Cal Polydagger Aggie Stadium • Davis, California (Battle for the Golden Horseshoe) Pluto TV W 31–28   10,503
November 4 1:30 p.m. at Idaho State Holt ArenaPocatello, Idaho Pluto TV W 56–17   5,762
November 11 4:00 p.m. No. 15 Southern Utah Aggie Stadium • Davis, California Pluto TV L 27–47   6,715
November 18 2:00 p.m. at Sacramento State Hornet StadiumSacramento, California (Causeway Classic) Pluto TV L 47–52   11,828
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from STATS FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Despite also being a member of the Big Sky Conference, the game with Portland State on September 16 is considered a non-conference game.

Game summaries[edit]

at San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 3 0 0 14 17
Aztecs 10 14 14 0 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

San Diego[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Toreros 7 0 0 0 7
Aggies 7 7 7 14 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 2011 UCD, 31–3

at Portland State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 10 7 6 14 37
Vikings 0 0 7 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–11 2016 PSU, 51–29

at Weber State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 3 0 0 0 3
No. 23 Wildcats 17 14 10 0 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3 2016 WEB, 38–35

North Dakota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Hawks 10 7 0 7 24
Aggies 21 17 3 7 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–3 2015 UND, 31–24

Eastern Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 10 Eagles 6 7 7 21 41
Aggies 7 7 14 10 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–5 2016 EWU, 63–30

at Northern Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 7 0 17 7 31
Lumberjacks 0 28 7 10 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 2015 UCD, 38–24

Cal Poly[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 7 7 7 7 28
Aggies 21 10 0 0 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–20–2 2016 POLY, 21–16

at Idaho State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 21 7 7 21 56
Bengals 0 10 7 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2013 UCD, 30–13

Southern Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 15 Thunderbirds 14 12 14 7 47
Aggies 0 7 7 13 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–8 2016 SUU, 24–3

at Sacramento State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 7 7 20 13 47
Hornets 17 21 14 0 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
45–19 2016 UCD, 48–30

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UC Davis announces 2017 football schedule". UCDAVISAGGIES.com. December 19, 2016. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  2. ^ Paterson, Bill (2016-11-21). "UC Davis fires football coach Ron Gould". The Sacramento Bee. ISSN 0890-5738. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  3. ^ "Gould is out as UC Davis football coach". Davis Enterprise. 2016-11-21. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  4. ^ Paterson, Bill (2016-11-29). "Dan Hawkins comes home to 're-energize' UC Davis football program". The Sacramento Bee. ISSN 0890-5738. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  5. ^ "UC Davis hires Dan Hawkins as football coach". AP News. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  6. ^ "Former Boise State football coach Dan Hawkins hired at UC Davis". idahostatesman. Retrieved 2018-01-18.