6 p.m. kickoff at Aggie Stadium for the first home game of the Dan Hawkins era
Blend of newcomers and veterans look to continue team's success at key positions
Aggies and Hornets to square off at Aggie Stadium at 1 p.m. on Saturday
Aggies to host Northern Colorado at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Aggie Stadium
UC Davis to battle the Cowboys on Saturday afternoon
CAREER WATCH: Needs seven field goals to tie Sean Kelley (44; 2008-11) for No. 2 on all-time list and 10 to tie Eddie Loretto (1985-88)... Is 16 attempts from school record... Is 23 PATs and 31 attempts from No. 6 on those two Aggie lists... Has 208 career points and needs five to move into top 10.
2014: Played in 10 of 11 games... Converted 5 of 11 field goal attempts... Improved his No. 3 spot on the program's all-time field goal list with 37... Moved up three spots to third with 57 career attempts... Jumped to seventh with 92 PATs and 96 PAT attempts... Had a season-long 41-yard field goal against Montana State... Made two field goals against Cal Poly, en route to making three straight to end the season... Preseason awards: All-Big Sky; Fred Mitchell Award Watch List; College Football Performance Award Placekicker Watchlist.
2013: ALL-BIG SKY THIRD TEAM... Made school-record 17 of 25 FGAs and 24 of 25 XPAs to lead the team in scoring (75 pts)... Twice named Big Sky Special Teams Player of the Week.. He shared the award with K Colton Cook (SUU) on Sept. 30 after making three field goals (34, 36, 20 yds) against Idaho State... Earned award again on Nov. 18 after four field goals (18, 29, 35, 32) vs. North Dakota... Made 10 straight FG's over last four games of the season... Earlier converted four straight... Ranked 9th in FCS at 1.4 FG/game and 42nd with a 68 FG pct... Is currenty T-3rd with Rafael Fernandez (1989-93) with 32 career FGs... Needs 15 to tie Eddie Loretto (47; 1985-88) for most in school history... Is 6th with 46 career FGA.
2012: Came within one field goal of tying the single-season school record (15)... Had 21 attempts... Converted 31 of 32 PAT attempts and led the Aggies in overall individual scoring with 78 points... Converted a season-long 45-yard field goal against Sacramento State in the Causeway Classic... Converted a season-best seven PATs in UC Davis' 52-45 win over Idaho State... Had five field goals over 40 yards... Converted all three field goal attempts (44, 32, 40) with a long of 44 yards, as well as nailing all four PAT attempts, against Weber State.
WEST RANCH HS '11: Ranked 16th nationally in placekicking by Chris Sailer Kicking... Captured first-team All-Foothill League honors as a senior... Successful on 5-for-6 field goals, 40-for-41 PATs in 2010... Averaged 44.9 in punting... Four-time Special Teams MVP... Won kickoffs title at 2011 CSK National Las Vegas Kicking Event... Also won Event Elite field goal accuracy and 10th-annual Snap, Hold and Kick competitions... Voted Offensive MVP and team MVP in soccer as a striker/midfielder... Earned Scholar-Athlete honors in both sports.
PERSONAL: Born in Santa Clarita, Calif.... Majoring in communication... Parents are Mike & Teri Stuart... Continued a family tradition by playing at a UC school; all five siblings and both parents attended either UC Santa Barbara or UC San Diego.