June 26, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis will kick off its first three home games for the upcoming 2013 football season at 6 p.m. with 4 p.m. starts scheduled for the final three, it was announced on Wednesday.
The evening starts during the first half of the season provide opportunities for Aggie fans to spend their days with family and friends before enjoying UC Davis football during cooler evening hours. The afternoon kickoff times during the latter half of the season allow fans to engage in campus activities, such as homecoming, which are scheduled alongside.
The Aggies will open their six-game home schedule on Sept. 14 when Northern Arizona visits for a nonconference matchup. Games against Portland State (Sept. 21) and Idaho State (Sept. 28) follow with all three games scheduled to start at 6 p.m.
Perennial Big Sky power Montana opens the second half of the home schedule when the Grizzlies come in for the annual homecoming game on Oct. 12. Parent and Family Weekend help highlight Nov. 2 when rival Cal Poly travels to Aggie Stadium for the "Battle for the Golden Horseshoe". North Dakota completes the regular-season home schedule on Nov. 16. All three games kick off at 4 p.m.
All times are tentative and subject to change, particularly because of potential television broadcasts.
Several times for road games have also been determined. The season opener at South Dakota on Aug. 31 will begin at noon while a visit to Southern Utah starts at 12:05 p.m. Big Sky matchups at Northern Colorado on Oct. 19 and Montana State on Oct. 26 will begin at 12:35 p.m. and 1:35 p.m., respectively. All noted times are Pacific timezone.
Start times for the Sept. 7 game at Nevada, the Big Sky game at Southern Utah on Oct. 5 and the 60th annual Causeway Classic on Nov. 23 have not been finalized.
UC Davis enters its inaugural season under first-year head coach Ron Gould. The Aggies, who begin their second season in the Big Sky, will open fall camp in early August in anticipation of their opener at South Dakota.