The Ags take part in two annual rivalry games: Sacramento State in the Causeway Classic and Cal Poly in the Horseshoe Classic. UC Davis is 19-16-2 all-time versus Cal Poly (5-3 in the Horseshoe Classic after the 2011 game) and 39-17 against Sac State.
The Aggie Football team started off the 2010 season with a 52-3 loss against UC Berkeley, and finished the season with a 6-5 record, having beaten Cal Poly 22-21 in the Horseshoe Classic, and rival Sacramento State in the Causeway Classic.
In 2005, the Aggie Football team took part in arguably the greatest upset in college football history by beating the Stanford Cardinal in their stadium. "Home football games" are the epitome of the college experience — see the schedule to find out when the next game is.
For a recap of the completely unexpected upset of Stanfurd (come on Perry, get the spelling right!), as well as video highlights (more like a documentary), check out this link. This impressive win against Stanford developed quite a reputation for UCD's first season. When Stanford's crowd started chanting "Upset" at the Stanford v. Cal rivalry game, Bears fans replied by chanting "UC Davis". Throughout 2006, there seems to be a surprising amount of enthusiasm about Davis Football at Cal.
The Aggies completed the 2006 season by keeping the consecutive winning streak alive and finishing 6-5. 2006 was an was a season with its highs and lows. The Ags suffered set backs in close losses to Cal Poly and North Dakota State, but ended the season on a high note by defeating Sac State and the University of San Diego.
The 2006 season will be remembered as the last season played at Toomey Field. It was also the last season UC Davis played before officially joining the ranks of Division 1.
Student attendance during the 2006 season was at an all time high during the school year. Capacity Aggie Pack crowds filled Toomey field with noise and of course tube socks.
The Aggies embark on "a new era" in 2007. With a new stadium, new uniforms, and becoming Division I excitement around the program was high. Season tickets sales were at an all time high, and sell outs are expected at Aggie Stadium sometime this century.
The Aggies beat North Dakota 28-20 to take the Great West Conference Championship, and finished with a 6-5 record, losing the Causeway Classic to Sacramento State.
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Aggies in the NFL
Over the years, the Aggie football team has sent 17 players on to the NFL. These are listed in the table below.
|2002||Bob Biggs||6||14||186||J.T. O'Sullivan||Saints||QB|
|2001||Bob Biggs||5||22||153||Onomoe Ojo||Saints||WR|
|1999||Bob Biggs||5||18||151||Kevin Daft||Oilers||QB|
|1991||Jim Sochor||12||3||309||Jeff Bridewell||Cardinals||QB|
|1986||Jim Sochor||4||3||85||Mike Wise||Raiders||DE|
|1985||Jim Sochor||6||28||168||Scott Barry||49ers||QB|
|1984||Jim Sochor||2||26||54||Bo Eason||Oilers||DB|
|1983||Jim Sochor||1||24||24||Ken O'Brien||Jets||QB|
|1980||Jim Sochor||8||19||212||Jeff Allen||Dolphins||DB|
|1979||Jim Sochor||5||3||113||Casey Merrill||Bengals||DE|
|1979||Jim Sochor||6||17||154||Mike Moroski||Falcons||QB|
|1977||Jim Sochor||7||21||188||Rich Martini||Raiders||WR|
|1977||Jim Sochor||12||28||334||Rolf Benirschke||Raiders||K|
|1976||Jim Sochor||17||11||470||Anthony Terry||Eagles||DB|
|1970||Jim Sochor||2||16||42||Tom Williams||Chargers||DT|
|1970||Jim Sochor||12||16||302||Howard Gravelle||Chargers||TE|
|1970||Jim Sochor||12||24||310||Gary DeLoach||Raiders||G|