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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.[2] 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.[3] 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 20 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.[4]

UC Davis Aggies football
2019 UC Davis Aggies football team
UC Davis Aggies wordmark.svg
First season1915
Athletic directorKevin Blue
Head coachDan Hawkins
3rd season, 15–9 (.625)
StadiumUC Davis Health Stadium
(Capacity: 10,849)
Year built2007
Field surfaceSportexe
LocationDavis, California
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
Past conferencesNorthern California Athletic Conference (1925–1992), American West Conference (1993)
All-time record486–370–35 (.565)
Bowl record0–5 (.000)
Conference titles30
ColorsYale Blue and Gold[1]
         
WebsiteUCDavisAggies.com

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Conference affiliationsEdit

UC Davis has been both independent and affiliated with multiple conferences.[5]:46

ChampionshipsEdit

Conference championshipsEdit

UC Davis Aggies football program has won or shared a total of 31 conference championships since 1915, including 27 from the Northern California Athletic Conference where they won 20 straight conference champions from 1971–1990.[6]

Year Conference Overall Coach
1929 Northern California Athletic Conference 6–2 Crip Toomey
1947† Northern California Athletic Conference 4–5 Vern Hickey
1949 Northern California Athletic Conference 5–4 Ted Forbes
1951 Northern California Athletic Conference 5–4 Ted Forbes
1956† Northern California Athletic Conference 7–2 Will Lotter
1963† Northern California Athletic Conference 6–2–1 Herb Schmalenberger
1971† Northern California Athletic Conference 9–1 Jim Sochor
1972 Northern California Athletic Conference 6–2–2 Jim Sochor
1973† Northern California Athletic Conference 7–3 Jim Sochor
1974 Northern California Athletic Conference 9–1 Jim Sochor
1975 Northern California Athletic Conference 7–3 Jim Sochor
1976 Northern California Athletic Conference 8–2 Jim Sochor
1977 Northern California Athletic Conference 11–1 Jim Sochor
1978 Northern California Athletic Conference 8–3 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 Jim Sochor
1982 Northern California Athletic Conference 12–1 Jim Sochor
1983 Northern California Athletic Conference 11–1 Jim Sochor
1984 Northern California Athletic Conference 9–2 Jim Sochor
1985 Northern California Athletic Conference 9–2 Jim Sochor
1986 Northern California Athletic Conference 10–1 Jim Sochor
1987 Northern California Athletic Conference 7–3 Jim Sochor
1988 Northern California Athletic Conference 7–3 Jim Sochor
1989 Northern California Athletic Conference 8–3 Bob Foster
1990 Northern California Athletic Conference 7–3 Bob Foster
1992 Northern California Athletic Conference 8–2–1 Bob Foster
1993† American West Conference 10–2 Bob Biggs
2005† Great West Football Conference 6–5 Bob Biggs
2009 Great West Football Conference 6–5 Bob Biggs
2018 Big Sky Conference 10–3 Dan Hawkins

† Co-champion

Bowl games and playoff historyEdit

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

FCS Playoffs resultsEdit

The Aggies have appeared in the FCS Playoffs one time. Their record is 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2018 Second Round
Quarterfinals
Northern Iowa
Eastern Washington
W 23–16
L 29–34

RivalriesEdit

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.

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UC Davis Athletics Style Guide" (PDF). Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "UC Davis Magazine". Ucdavismagazine.ucdavis.edu. 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2014-05-29.
  3. ^ California-Davis Aggies, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved December 26, 2010.
  4. ^ California-Davis Composite Championship Listing, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved December 26, 2010.
  5. ^ "2018 Media Guide" (PDF). ucdavisaggies.com. UC Davis Athletics.
  6. ^ "California-Davis Championships". Cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved 2014-05-29.

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