Aggies face Vikings in final league tune-up

Sept. 14, 2017

Game 3

(RV/-) UC Davis Aggies (1-1)
at
(RV/RV) Portland State Vikings (0-2)

Saturday, Sept. 16 - 2 p.m.
Providence Park (18,627) - Portland

TV: Eleven Sports - Bill Doleman (PBP), Mike Kramer (Analyst)

Online Stream

Pluto TV Channel: 232 (Download the app from iTunes App Store or Appstore for Android)
Radio: KHTK 1140 AM - Scott Marsh (PBP), Doug Kelly (Analyst)
Audio - UC Davis' TuneIn Channel
Live Stats
In-game Twitter Updates

Tickets 

Game Notes: UC Davis |  Portland State  |  Big Sky

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DAVIS, Calif. - Even though UC Davis and Portland State are Big Sky member schools, Saturday’s meeting from Portland is a designated non-conference game — the Aggies’ league opener will take place next weekend at Weber State — and will kick-off inside Providence Park at 2 p.m.

When action begins, two schools that are receiving votes in FCS national polls will square off and look to enter league play with a victory. For Portland State, this weekend’s game is its first home event of the season after opening the year with games at BYU and Oregon State; UC Davis will look to win its second game of the season and continue its climb up the STATS FCS national listing.
 
By receiving votes, UC Davis earned its first in-season spot on a national poll since joining the Big Sky Conference in 2012. 
 
TRUE UNIVERSITY AMBASSADORS
 Excelling on the field and in the classroom, UC Davis student-athletes compete in 23 intercollegiate sports (14 women’s and nine men’s) and are enrolled in 93 different undergraduate majors offered by the University, and hold an average GPA of 3.0 - higher than the campus average)
• Eight UC Davis athletic teams posted the highest NCAA Graduation Success Rates in their respective conferences, while four programs were honored with Public Recognition Awards by the NCAA after their Academic Progress Rate stood among the top 10 percent of their respective sports
 Ranked No. 6 among all public schools in the nation, UC Davis offers nearly 100 graduate programs and more than 100 undergraduate majors across four colleges and six professional schools, including the world’s top-ranked veterinary science and agriculture programs
 UC Davis student-athletes and coaches found ways to give back to the community, honored by the University’s Community Service Resource Center for their part in contributing more than 100,000 hours to helping those in need through various projects

SERIES SNAPSHOT
 UC Davis will face Portland State for the second straight season, and the fifth time as a Big Sky member, and the second time in a designated non-conference game
 The Vikings leads the all-time series 11-4, and is 6-2 on their home field

9/14/74 -  H, W, 50-21
11/15/75 - A, L, 32-21
11/21/92 - A, L, 42-28^
10/7/95 - A, L, 40-13
10/12/96 - A, L, 32-27
11/20/04 - A, L, 38-21
9/10/05 - H, L, 14-12
9/8/07 - A, W, 26-17
9/13/08 - H, W, 38-24
10/24/09 - A, W, 34-31
9/11/10 - H, L, 41-33
9/27/12 - H, L, 49-21
9/21/13 - H, L, 41-10#
10/4/14 - A, L, 23-14
11/5/16 - H, L, 51-29
^ - NCAA Division II playoff game
# - Designated non-conference game

SCOUTING PORTLAND STATE
 UC Davis will face a Portland State team competing in its first home game of the season
 The Vikings will face the Aggies after a one-week hiatus as the first Big Sky squad to enjoy a scheduled week off (Northern Colorado’s game at Florida was canceled due to Hurricane Irma)
 After opening the season with road games at BYU and Oregon State, Vikings have been selected as one of the league’s three players of the week following each game
 Defensive end Davond Dade and punter Hayden Cowden were the conference’s Defensive and Special Teams players of the week following PSU’s season opener
 At BYU, two of Dade’s four tackles were for a loss; he also recorded one sack and a quarterback hurry
 Cowden averaged 47.9 yards/punt, on seven kicks, and forced BYU to post -5 return yards that afternoon
 The following week, Beau Duronselet was chosen Defensive Player of the Week after recording eight tackles, one interception and recovered one fumble
 In its last game, Portland State recorded more total yards than Oregon State (515-389), first downs (28-18) and won the time of possession battle (36:22 vs. 23:38), but a last-second field goal attempt from 46 sailed wide right, allowing the Beavers to hold on and defeat its in-state foe by a 35-32 margin

HELLO AMERICA
 UC Davis will appear twice on Eleven Sports, the Big Sky Conference’s new television partner
 The network’s first Big Sky football broadcast will involve the Aggies when Eleven Sports airs their Sept. 16 matchup at Portland State (2 p.m.)
 Eleven Sports will visit Aggie Stadium two weeks later when UC Davis hosts North Dakota  in a 6 p.m. league tilt on Sept. 30
Eleven Sports Network launched an American channel in March of 2017, and will air nearly 40 league events during the 2017-18 season
Eleven Sports Network is available on DirecTV channel 623. Roughly 3.1 DirecTV viewers subscribe to a sports package that includes Eleven Sports, which is also available on AT&T Uverse (Channel 1665), Verizon FiOS (Channel 597) and Google Fiber (Channel 251)
DirecTV is in more than 21 million homes, all with access to Eleven Sports
All Eleven Sports Big Sky Conference events will also stream live for free on Pluto TV

NO LONGER A PLANET, NOW A NEW  BIG SKY PARTNER
The Big Sky Conference is the  first mid-major conference with its own 24/7 “Over The Top” channel. The Big Sky’s primary channel is 230 on Pluto TV
OTT platforms have become a very popular way for consumers to view video, audio and other media content transmitted via the Internet, and not through traditional cable or satellite companies
Pluto TV is the leading free “Over The Top” television service in America with more than 6 million active users per month, and growing
Pluto TV is the leading free Internet-based TV service that is available on almost any device such as Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation, Xbox, and smart TVs like Sony, Samsung, Vizio and more
Pluto TV is also available through a free app on mobile and table devices (i.e. iOS and Android), as well as traditional PCs
All content on Pluto TV is free, including its Video on Demand
Pluto TV content, provided by Big Sky schools, is available on the following channels:
245 - UC Davis
232 - Portland State
233 - Sacramento State
234 - Eastern Washington
235 - Weber State
236 - Southern Utah
237 - Montana
238 - Montana State
239 - Northern Arizona
240 - North Dakota
241 - Northern Colorado
242 - Idaho
243 - Idaho State
244  - Cal Poly

OH, WHAT A NIGHT FOR WILLIAMS
 By scoring the first touchdown of the second half vs. San Diego (9/9) on a fourth-and-1 on the Aggies’ 29, Justin Williams recorded the longest rush of his career
 That run was part of Williams’ 93-yard night vs. the Toreros
 Williams is now responsible for the third-longest rush from scrimmage in the program’s Big Sky era, and the longest against a D-I opponent

WHY WAIT?
 In his second game as an Aggie, Jake Maier threw for 369 yards against (RV/RV) San Diego, the third-highest total recorded in the program’s Big Sky era, and the
second-highest vs. Division I opponents
 Former Aggie Ben Scott is responsible for the top two totals: 379 yards vs. Montana State (10/11/14) and 381 vs. Southern Oregon (9/10/16)

HE’S KEEPING IT 100
 One week after his 181-yard effort at San Diego State (9/2) in UC Davis’ season opener, junior wide receiver Keelan Doss recorded another 100-yard game vs. San Diego
 That home opener vs. the Toreros marked the fifth 100-yard game of his career
 In that game against San Diego, Doss posted a 75-yard touchdown haul — the longest of his career and longest recorded by an Aggie since the program joined the Big Sky in 2012

UC DAVIS FOOTBALL IS BACK ON KHTK
 As has been the case for more than two decades, CBS RADIO’s Sports 1140 KHTK will continue to air Aggie football broadcasts throughout the 2017 season as the team’s flagship station
 Calling all football games this season are Scott Marsh (PBP) and Doug Kelly (Analyst); their pregame show will begin 30 minutes before kickoff

TUNEIN TO UC DAVIS FOOTBALL ON THE UC DAVIS AGGIES SPORTS NETWORK
 In addition to their broadcast on 1140AM, fans can listen to the Scott Marsh and Doug Kelly call every UC Davis football game live online at UCDavisAggies.com or TuneIn radio by searching the phrase “UC Davis Sports Network”

UC DAVIS’ IRONMAN
When the Aggies take the field against San Diego this weekend, Fred Arp will witness, in person, his 446th UC Davis consecutive football game
Arp was an assistant coach with the Aggies for more than 40 years before retiring at the end of the 2007 season