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DAVIS, Calif. - Throughout the first year of the Dan Hawkins era, season ticket holders witnessed a historic season that included numerous new records, thrilling victories and an exciting style of football that attracted top attendance figures in Aggie Stadium’s history. With the program’s announcement of its 2018 schedule, fans are now able to renew, or purchase season tickets for the 2018 season.
To create the most convenient experience possible for Aggie football fans, a ticket for UC Davis’ Sept. 15 game at Stanford is included with each season ticket purchased. UC Davis Athletics will partner with the Cal Aggie Alumni Association to organize a pregame tailgate and possible bus transportation; season ticket holders will receive additional details in the upcoming months.
In addition to Team Aggie and reserved ticket packages, a family pack, which includes two general admission season tickets and a Jr. Aggie Pass, is also available. UC Davis faculty and staff interested in purchasing season tickets are eligible for staff discount.
Secure the best possible seats for each home football game, and enjoy exclusive benefits by clicking here, visiting the Athletics Ticket Office, located at Aggie Stadium between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, or calling (530) 752-AGS1 (2471).
As the sixth-ranked public school in the nation, UC Davis has a strong reputation for its academic programs, but thanks to the success earned by its intercollegiate teams in recent years, which includes football’s 2017 results, the university is earning a well-deserved reputation for its athletics teams as well.
Last year’s football season ticket base enjoyed a breakout season by the Aggies, which included as many victories against Division I teams as the previous three years combined and individual performances that grabbed the attention of college football fans and pundits from across the nation.
In addition to making highlight-reel plays on a weekly basis, junior organizational studies major Keelan Doss (and Aggie football fans alike) enjoyed one of the best seasons ever recorded by a UC Davis wide receiver.
When his junior season ended, Doss led all Division I players in the nation, at the FBS and FCS levels, in receiving yards (1,499), receiving yards per game (136.3) and receptions per game (10.5). The Alameda, Calif., native also set three new all-time single-season program records in 2017: receiving yards, receptions (115) and 100-yard receiving games (9).
This is why Doss is one of three finalists for the Walter Payton Award, which is bestowed to the FCS’ offensive player of the year.
A packed Aggie Stadium also witnessed Doss set another two new single-game program records when he caught 15 passes for 208 yards against an Eastern Washington team that returned a majority of its defensive starters from the previous year’s deep playoff run.
UC Davis football season ticket holders enjoyed the luxury of watching one of the top quarterbacks in the nation compete on an weekly basis once sophomore economics major Jake Maier earned the starting position.
From the opening week of the season, throughout the entire season, the Aggies were the top offense in the Big Sky, and posted top 10 FCS statistics, thanks to Maier’s ability to manage UC Davis’ high-octane offense. In his first year with the program, he set 12 new records, including all-time single-season marks in pass completions (306) and 300-yard passing games (9).
Maier, another Aggie who earned a spot on the Walter Payton Award’s Watch List, not only set new records, but shattered previous top figures; he finished with nearly 100 more completions, 1,300 more passing yards, 100 more passing yards per game and 1,300 more yards of total offense compared to the previous record holders.
The fourth-largest crowd in Aggie Stadium’s history also watched UC Davis defeated Cal Poly in this year’s Battle for the Golden Horseshoe, a game that included a jaw-dropping performance by senior hydrology major Ryan Bua.
Throughout the team’s rivalry victory on Homecoming Weekend, Bua set a new career high, and a Division I era program-record 16 tackles. Aggie football fans also watched Maier rewrite the program’s records book by finishing with 459 passing yards against the Mustangs.
Purchasing season tickets is the easiest way to watch the Aggies become one of the top programs in the nation. With San Diego, Idaho, Idaho State, Northern Arizona and Sacramento State slated to visit Aggie Stadium in 2018, numerous season ticket options are available for another exciting season of UC Davis football.
UC Davis Football - 2018 Schedule
Sept. 1 at San José State
Sept. 8 - San Diego
Sept. 15 - at Stanford (included with each season ticket purchased)
Sept. 22 - Idaho
Sept. 29 - Bye
Oct. 6 - at Northern Colorado
Oct. 13 - Idaho State
Oct. 20 - at Cal Poly
Oct. 27 - at Montana
Nov. 3 - Northern Arizona
Nov. 10 - at Eastern Washington
Nov. 17 - Sacramento State
NOTE: Home games in bold, times for all games are TBA