Aggies show promise in loss at FBS Nevada
UCD running back Joshua Kelley makes a move to get past Nevada defender Elijah Mitchell (28) on Thursday at Mackey Stadium. In the season opener for both teams, the Football Bowl Subdivision Wolf Pack held off the Aggies, 31-17. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo
An uneven first half put UC Davis in a 21-point hole, but the Aggies went toe-to-toe with Nevada after that in — if there is such a thing — a promising, 31-17, season-opening loss on Thursday.
In front of 21,483 fans at Mackay Stadium, UCD outplayed the Football Bowl Subdivision Wolf Pack over the final 30 minutes.
"The things I'm very proud of is I saw the kids fight to the bitter end," said Aggie head coach Ron Gould. "I saw our offense move the ball on a good football team. We saw our defense do a really good job clamping down in the second half. The defensive coordinator (Bert Watts) and staff made some adjustments and it helped us." Continue Reading